Peterborough Forklift Training - In the city of Peterborough Ontario, the largest operations comprise General Electric and Quaker Oats. However, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is currently the biggest company, with about 2,000 or more employees. Various main economic drivers in Peterborough city comprise the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Trent University.
The Trent-Severn Waterway consists of the Peterborough Lift Lock, the globe's largest hydraulic lift lock, which opened in 1904. Del Crary Park is situated in downtown Peterborough, and is home to Peterborough Yacht Club. Its large urban greenspace on Little Lake could be used for free outdoor concerts and events during the summer months, and it is also the location for the international Festival of Lights fireworks displays. The Riverview Park and Zoo is managed by the Peterborough Utilities Group. Admission is free, and everybody could access the miniature train rides, disc golf courses and animal exhibits. The Peterborough Skateboard park was recently built, and is considered to be amongst the biggest skateboard parks within Ontario. It has many multiple ramps, rails, and several half-pipes. For yearly events, there are Downtown Countdown, Artsweek, Simcoe Day, Festival of Trees, and Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade. Artsweek is a yearly celebration of the arts held during September. Downtown Countdown is an alcohol/drug-free New Year's celebration. Festival of Trees is a benefit supporting local healthcare. It has a show of ornamented Christmas trees together with various seasonally-themed displays in late November. Simcoe Day is the municipal holiday of Ontario held during the first Monday of August. Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade is held on the first Saturday of December at 5:00 pm.
In the city, there are several recreational places for the visitors and residents to enjoy, consisting of: Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre, Peterborough Marina, Millennium Park, Del Crary Park, Queen Alexandra Community Centre, youth programs in six neighbourhood centres, instructional sport programs, lifeguard supervision at six wading pools and two waterfront beaches, play programs at eight neighbourhood parks, sport field scheduling on 110 fields, swimming lessons and public swims, day camp activities, senior Services, children's Programming, wellness and fitness initiatives.