Bob McQuillen was a contra dance musician, ConVal High School shop teacher and weightlifting coach, and, in his own way, a philosopher. He was a mentor to many, and his impact on the lives of his students and his fellow musicians was profound. He was born on June 27, 1923, thus 2023 is his hundredth birthday. He passed away at the age of 90 in February of 2014.
When Bob turned 90, he told people that he wanted to his 100th birthday to be celebrated in the Peterborough Town House, whether he was there or not – so we are honoring his wishes!

The KwackFest

The event will take place indoors at the Peterborough Town House/Bass Hall and outdoors on the property of the neighboring Guernsey building, throughout the day and evening of July 1, 2023. There will be music, story-telling and of course, plenty of contra dancing.