Category Archives: News and Events

We had a terrific turnout for Dr. Mary Thain's Retirement Celebration!

Friends, clients and staff past and present shared jokes, stories and hugs as we wished our Dr. Mary Thain a very happy retirement from Five Counties Children’s Centre. Thank you to the Peterborough Examiner for sharing some special moments with our communities.  

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Welcome our new Medical Director

Five Counties Children’s Centre is excited to welcome Dr. Shelina Manji to our team. Dr. Shelina Manji has joined Five Counties Children’s Centre as our new Medical Director effective September 1, 2017. Dr. Manji is ideally suited to be our Medical Director. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Manji received her Master of Science Speech-Language […]

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Northumberland Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who joined us on August 28th as we cut the ribbon officially opening our beautiful new Northumberland Site at 800 Division Street in Cobourg. To hear more about the day, please check out kawarthaNOW.com, and InsideBellville.com . And a Big Thank You to the Volunteers, Staff, and Community Members who made the day possible! […]

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Pita Pit on Lansdowne-Making a Difference

The new Pita Pit located on Lansdowne St. West has opened its doors. They kicked things off with a Family and Friends Night, where pitas were free with a donation to Five Counties Children’s Centre. This was followed up by a dollar being donated from each pita sold, to the general public, on their first […]

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ServiceMASTER Restore Comes Through Again!

Five Counties would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to ServiceMASTER Restore for their most generous gift of $5,000!! Over the years Scott Dickey and his staff at ServiceMASTER Restore have donated more than $45,000 to help kids at Five Counties.     Proudly supporting the kids at Five Counties

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PTB & CKL Winterfests a Success

Nov 24 to 27 were busy times at Peterborough Square and Lindsay Square Mall. With a total of 96 items available to win at these two locations, raffle tickets were a hot item. Thousands of folks dropped by to see what items were up for grabs, listen to some free entertainment, make some crafts or […]

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Looking for Coaches & Volunteers

Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend your time? The Kawartha Komets special needs hockey program could be the answer. For more information see this flyer.

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Celebrating 40 Years

On October 2, 1975 Five Counties opened its doors and have never looked back. Serving 100 children that year was exhilarating and exhausting. This year, more than 5,000 children will be served in the counties of Peterborough, Haliburton, Northumberland and City of Kawartha Lakes. We’re thrilled to be a part of these wonderful communities, helping […]

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Volunteers Needed for BINGO

We’re very fortunate to have been added to the “charities list” that receives proceeds from So whenever you go to Bingo at Delta, you’ll be supporting Five Counties Kids! For information on “What’s Happening” at Delta, as they have concerts, pool tables, darts night and more, click on If you’d like to help call BINGO […]

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PTBO Insurance Brokers Donation

THANK YOU to the Peterborough Insurance Brokers Association for the donation of $500 raised through their golf tournament, member’s dues and curling. Scott McDermott from R.J. Brown and Barbara Crossley from Irwin, Sargent & Lowes presented the cheque to Dave Adams from Five Counties.

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