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!   

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, 100% couldn’t wait to come back for 2017! Pulse can help your group 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.

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 favorite 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:

Hillary Flood | hillary.flood@greenup.on.ca