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The Purple Onion Festival is Coming Up this Sunday!

Celebrate our Local Food and Culture
At The Purple Onion Festival
Sunday, September 23rd
Millennium Park, Peterborough
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Parade starts at 10:00 am from City Hall 
 
Festivities start with the 350.org Purple Onion Parade
connecting Climate Change to the issue of Food Security.
The parade forms in front of City Hall at 9:30 am on the morning of the festival,
and moves out at 10:00 am down George St turning on King St into Millennium Park,
a small distance to start a long journey of more progressive action on Climate Change.
For safety a police escort will lead the group walking, on bicycles, skate boards, E Bikes,
and all non fossil fuel contraptions.  
Everyone is welcome to participate.
Come on down and join the fun.
 
Pick up your Festival Guide at the Main and MNR entrances.
Under the I Love Local Food Peterborough Host Tent
Six local Chefs will be serving local foods for your pleasure,
with seating for sixty folks.
The Transition Reskilling Institute will be running workshops starting on the hour 
 on Wildcrafting, Solar Food Drying and Edible Landscapes and more.
And from the Sun Stage and Moon Stage we celebrate our bounty of local food
in music, song and expression.
Buy a I Love Local Food Peterborough Shopping bag with Kawartha Loons and
pick up local food delights from over 40 vendors throughout the park.
 
The Kawartha Loon is the sole currency for the festival.
 It comes in two denominations a 1 KL and a 5 KL note.
For $10 Cdn you receive 11 Kawartha Loons.
The Peterborough Community Credit Union will be staffing the
two Kawartha Loon Exchange stations located on the grounds.
 Where you can buy your Kawartha Loons for the day
 Left over loons can be cashed out any time at one of the two Kawartha Loon Exchanges. 
 
The Purple Onion Festival is a volunteer initiative of Transition Town Peterborough and Community Partners.
Sponsored by the City of Peterborough, DBIA, Peterborough Community Credit Union,
Kawartha Rotary, Taylor Recycled Plastic Products, Rocky Ridge Drinking Water,
The WIRE, the Community Greenzine and Transition Town Peterborough.
 
Transition Town Peterborough
www.transitiontownpeterborough.ca
www.thepurpleonion.org

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