In addition to the Peterborough Family Health Team, we are proud to partner with a number of organizations that are further supporting patient care across our community.
The Peterborough Butterfly Run
The Peterborough Butterfly Run was created in 2017 and we are proud to be a founding partner along with the Partners in Pregnancy Clinic. The Peterborough Butterfly Run work to support individuals and families who have experienced the loss of a child, or are unable to conceive. To date more than $100,000 has been raised through the annual spring run, creating resources and supports for these individuals and families, educational opportunities for local healthcare providers in order to better meet patient needs, and investment into the run itself to create a community space that is affordable for all.
YES Shelter for Youth and Families
The Tebey Golf Classic is an annual golf tournament that takes place late spring to raise funds for youth mental health. We are pleased to partner with the YES Shelter for Youth and Families with funds raised directly supporting their new diversion work, which sees an Outreach Team from YES, in conjunction with Peterborough Youth Services, provide immediate support to youth (ages 16-24) in crisis.
A Peterborough hometown boy, Tebey is a Canadian country music singer and multi-genre songwriter. As an artist, Tebey has charted 5 top ten singles and has twice achieved the most played Canadian country song of the year with “Somewhere in the Country” (2013) and his version of “Wake Me Up” (2014) also a Gold single. He has 4 albums released including his most recent EP “Love A Girl” which features his red hot single “Denim on Denim” now his 6th top ten single. Tebey is signed to Road Angel Entertainment/Warner Music Canada. Also a talented producer, Tebey has been named Producer of the Year 3 times at various Canadian award ceremonies. As a writer Tebey scored his first US Billboard #1 song in 2017 with “Somebody Else Will” performed by Justin Moore and has multiple #1’s Internationally with artists such as Shawn Desman and Pixie Lott. He’s written songs for the likes of One Direction, Cher, Nick Carter, Flo Rida, Fifth Harmony, Emerson Drive, Jimmy Rankin, Doc Walker, Big & Rich and more. Tebey is a writer for BMG Chrysalis in LA/Nashville.
The Gaskell Memorial Cup for H.O.P.E.
In 2012 long-time friend Kirk Gaskell was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. To show support and encouragement for his fight, a pond hockey tournament was organized to come together as a community, to walk with Kirk through his very difficult journey. Kirk was an outstanding all-around athlete, St. Peter’s graduate, Peterborough Pete Minor Hockey Grad, avid golfer and baseball player. So, braving -20 degree weather was an ideal platform to acknowledge Kirk’s battle. On Saturday, January 14, 2012, our community came together for a pond hockey tournament on the Trent Canal, which brought out over 300 people. Everyone wore orange toques in support of the fight against Leukemia and notable hockey celebrities attended including TSN Broadcaster, Dan O’Toole, who made a personal broadcast to Kirk.
Sadly, on October 5, 2012, Kirk lost his battle with leukemia, leaving behind his wife, Angela and two young children, Madelyn and Michael. Although Kirk is no longer with us, the spirit of his courageous fight and his good-natured legacy is still vibrantly alive in the Peterborough community. For this reason we are continuing the Gaskell Memorial Cup for H.O.P.E. in Kirk’s honour. H.O.P.E stands for “Helping Others Participate Equally”, a philosophy Kirk was passionate about. The objective of the tournament is to come together to celebrate Kirk’s life and to continue his legacy by raising funds for local charities. All proceeds from this year’s tournament will be directed to the Youth Sports Concussion Awareness Program. The program, delivered by Peterborough Family Health Team, provides educational resources to coaches, trainers, parents and students as well as online support tools through www.yscp.ca. In addition, the program ensures primary healthcare providers across Peterborough City & County have the most up-to-date training in concussion management and best practice protocols surrounding return to play.