Queen's birthday and Dragon Boat race keep Mayor and Deputy Mayor busy

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor attending events to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, and the annual Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival, are among the dates in the mayoral diary next week.

Tuesday 7 June
: The Mayor will officially open the Water Wheels Challenge 2016. The challenge is the first event of its kind in Peterborough and will combine sailing and cycling in this event for disabled competitors, their friends and families. The event will be sponsored by the local business community and will coincide with Peterborough Sailability's 10th anniversary celebrations. The event will take place at Gunwale Lake, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Peterborough which is adjacent to the Lakeside Watersports Centre between 9.30am and 11.30am.

Wednesday 8 June: The Deputy Mayor will attend Newark Hill Academy Showcase of Learning. The event is for parents, visitors and local people to come into the academy to see all the things that take place in the school. Each area of the academy will be showcasing something different to represent what the children have been learning about this year, including dance, cooking, art, creativity, music and gardening. The event will take place at Newark Hill Academy, Eastfield Road, Peterborough between 1.30pm and 2.45pm.

Thursday 9 June: The Deputy Mayor will attend HM The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration at City College Peterborough. This is a party for a group of 40 Peterborough people celebrating 90 years of age. They have been invited to join the college, and city dignitaries, for a meal prepared by catering students to celebrate the occasion. The celebrations will take place at City College Peterborough, Brook Street, Peterborough between 12.30pm and 3pm.

Thursday 9 June: The Deputy Mayor will visit Peterborough Primary School's Country Dancing Festival to watch the Year 6 Graduation Ceremony. The ceremony will take place at Peterborough School, Thorpe Road, Peterborough between 6.15pm and 8pm.

Saturday 11 June: The Deputy Mayor will present medals at this year's Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival in aid of Sue Ryder - Thorpe Hall Hospice. Up to 52 teams made up of local businesses will meet at Peterborough Rowing Lake to race the 30 foot dragon boats. As well as the race, the event also has a variety of bankside entertainment including a funfair. The race will take place at Peterborough Rowing Lake, Thorpe Meadows, Peterborough and the Deputy Mayor will attend the event between 3pm and 5.30pm.

Sunday 12 June: The Deputy Mayor will welcome visitors to Step Out for Stroke Walk. The walk is one of a series of 52 Stroke walks across the UK aimed at stroke survivors their families, stroke professionals and the public. The walk is over two hours around a short 600 metres loop around Lynch Lake. People can walk for what ever time is suitable. There will also be childrens events and free blood pressure checks. The walk will take place at Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough and the Deputy Mayor will attend between 10.30am and 1pm.

Sunday 12 June: The Mayor will attend a service in Peterborough Cathedral to mark HM The Queen's 90th Birthday. The Dean will lead a service and Evensong in thanksgiving for the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen followed by afternoon tea in the South Transept. The service will take place at Peterborough Cathedral between 3.30pm and 6pm. 

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