Make the Most of your Day

The heartbeat of Pulse is powered by our amazing Activity Hosts! Pulse temporarily transforms car-congested George Street into an active and vibrant pedestrian park. It brings the community together to playfully re-imagine public space while promoting a more healthy, active and livable Peterborough for everyone!

2019 Application deadline: May 27th, 2019 

Photo: Taoist Tai Chi Society of Peterborough - Try-It Demonstrations

Photo: Taoist Tai Chi Society of Peterborough - Try-It Demonstrations

Role of Activity Hosts

Community organizations, clubs, and businesses are invited to set up activities during Pulse along the route. Last year, our Activity Hosts had so much fun, groups couldn’t wait to come back for 2019! Pulse can help your organization reach a large audience while meeting your organizational objectives, too.

Activities must be free and encourage the greatest possible participation from people of all ages and abilities. Activities can be built around the themes of physical activity, healthy living and active communities

Requirements of Activity Hosts

Insurance and Waiver Requirements:

  • A representative from your organization with the legal signing authority must complete the Activity Leader Release and Waiver found in the application.

  • Activity Leaders are responsible for providing Peterborough Pulse with an Insurance certificate by no later than June 7th 2019. Once your activity proposal application has been submitted a Pulse representative will be in touch with your group to go over insurance requirements. If you do not have insurance, please get in touch with the Pulse Coordinator.

  • Activity Leaders must provide an activity that reflects the one described in this proposal during Peterborough Pulse. In the event you want to change your activity, you will need to obtain permission from the Pulse Coordinator. Any change in your planned activity, may result in you having to meet new insurance requirements.

Event Day Requirements:

  • Activity Leaders are responsible for providing shelter, tables, chairs, and/or sound equipment, as needed. For safety reasons all tents and/or shelters on the Pulse route must be weighted down. Please note that Peterborough Pulse will no longer be providing tent services to Activity Leaders.

  • Activity Leaders are responsible for developing, staffing, and delivering their activity at Peterborough Pulse.

  • Activity areas must be set up by 9:30am and remain until 3:00pm. When planning for the day, please keep in mind that all vehicles must be removed from the route by 9:30am and will not be allowed back on the route until 3:15pm for clean up.

Other considerations:

  • The City is the lead organization for the Pulse event and reserves the right to deny any activity applications based on risk concerns or otherwise.

  • Activities can be built around the themes of physical activity, healthy living, and active communities.

  • Activities must be free and encourage the greatest possible participation from people of all ages and abilities.

  • Activities may be active (i.e. shooting hoops at some portable basketball nets, or riding through a bike playground), or not active, but awesome (i.e. relaxing on a pop-up patio, taking in a temporary art installation, or watching a dance performance).

What Types of Activities Worked Last Year?

Open Streets create a bustling flow of participant traffic that requires creative outreach to standout to the large, moving crowd.

Last year, the Activity Hosts engaged an average of 184 participants -  that’s roughly one new friend every 2 minutes! We recommend having 2-4 volunteers to help manage the activity, staff break times, corral the crowds, and draw new onlookers into your area.

Words used to describe favourite activities included:

  • Engaging

  • Uniquely Participatory

  • Active

  • Visible

  • Family-friendly

  • Inclusive

Think: Interactive, Quick and Fun!

Folk Camp: Flower Crown Making and Traditional Folk Dance

Folk Camp: Flower Crown Making and Traditional Folk Dance

Activity Ideas:


To discuss your activity ideas, contact:

Lauren Corindia, Peterborough Pulse Coordinator | ptbopulse@gmail.com