Discover Peterborough Bingo is back for a second year to help welcome new Trent University students to the community.
Hosted by the University, Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) and Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT), this interactive scavenger hunt features stops at local shops, cafes, and restaurants in the downtown to help orient and connect incoming students with their home away from home.
"Trent students have a significant impact on our community, adding to the cultural and economic vitality of the city,” said Alison Scholl, manager of Community Relations at Trent University. “Partnering with the DBIA and PKT to host Discover Peterborough Bingo is just one of the ways Trent supports the community, and one of the ways the community in turn supports our students. This is a fun and unique way to help our incoming students get to know and see themselves at home in Peterborough.”
Between September 5 and October 7, Trent students will complete activities at a number of places downtown and on campus. Once two lines are completed on their Bingo card, students will be entered to win one of four prize packs, which include a $500 Downtown Boro gift card, and prizes from Trent, PKT and local businesses.
“Trent students bring a lot of life to the community as they explore the many unique independent businesses that are located in the downtown,” said Terry Guiel, executive director, DBIA. “We're looking forward to welcoming students to the community as they fill out their bingo cards and discover some new favourite places to shop and eat.”
With an annual economic impact in Peterborough that represents approximately nine percent of the local GDP, Trent University is a catalyst for regional prosperity, and social and cultural vitality. The goal of the Discover Peterborough Bingo initiative is for students to explore Peterborough, their home away from home, and uncover new shopping and leisure destinations, and to support local businesses who fill out the downtown.
“We are excited to help the students discover all the unique aspects of the region they have chosen as their home for now,” said Joe Rees, director of Tourism for Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism. “They have a significant economic impact and are important to our community and businesses in many ways; as customers, as the workforce for small business, and as some of the best ambassadors for Peterborough & the Kawarthas.”
For more information about the Discover Peterborough Bingo Scavenger Hunt and participating businesses, visit trentu.ca/ptbobingo.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
About Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED), is the lead regional agency contracted to conduct core economic development activities on behalf of the City and County of Peterborough. PKED operates Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT), the Destination Marketing Organization for the region, the Business Advisory Centre (BAC), the region’s Small Business Enterprise Centre and is the host organization for Sustainable Peterborough.
About Peterborough DBIA
The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area is a non-profit organization that represents about 400 businesses in the downtown core. Our main focus is promoting and beautifying the downtown as well as assisting and advocating on behalf of the downtown business community.
For more information contact:
Celia Grimbly, Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Drage, Marketing & Communications Officer, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, (705) 742-2201, email@example.com
Hillary Flood, Communications Manager, Peterborough DBIA, 705-748-4774 x 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org