#CoffeeTalks with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development Ep. 3
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
We are all missing those gab sessions over coffee and those great tips you get when you run into a fellow business owner. Since we’re all #socialdistancing, we’re inviting you to grab yourself a coffee and join us for a quick mid-week virtual pick me up for #CoffeeTalks with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development! Join us in conversation with business owners and participate in a fun and engaging Q&A to get some tips and ideas to help you achieve sustainable innovation in your business!
Join us for our new #CoffeeTalks series Wednesdays at 9am. This week, Madeleine Hurrell chats with Leslie Menagh, owner of Madderhouse Textile Studios to speak on her unique opportunity to organize volunteers in an impactful community sewing campaign that supports frontline care providers and other community members in need.
About Leslie Menagh:
After many years experience working in the arts and culture sector, Leslie Menagh opened Madderhouse Textile Studios in downtown Peterborough in 2018. In addition to offering textile-based art workshops to the general public, she coordinates projects with other organizations and artists to bring innovative public engagement opportunities to the region.
The shortage of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique opportunity to organize volunteers in an impactful community sewing campaign that supports frontline care providers and other community members in need. This has largely been Leslie’s focus during this time, as well as a parallel project that employs a newcomer women’s sewing crew to make screen-printed masks for purchase in Peterborough.
“As an emergency relief recipient, I’ve had the freedom to volunteer my time during the pandemic to support initiatives that strengthen the community in new ways, and indeed, create paid labour for others when they need it most.” – Menagh