For close to 30 years, Fred Anderson has been a tireless worker in making Peterborough and Kawarthas one of Canada’s most vibrant music and tourism centres.
In early ’70’s, recognizing the immense drawing power of Little Lake, Fred was instrumental, along with Del Crary, in establishing The Arts & Water Festival. By 1987, Fred began devoting time and energy to the creation of The Peterborough Summer Festival of Lights in its present form. Under his guidance, The Festival of Lights has become a unique event in Canada, featuring some of the top names in Canadian Music and North America’s first synchronized illuminated boat show.
The Festival attracts over 100,000 visitors, from around the world, to Del Crary Park, making The Festival the #1 tourist draw in the Kawarthas. For his efforts, Fred Anderson has been honoured with awards such as Peterborough’s Citizen of the Year and Tourism Ambassador of Ontario.