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Nominate a County volunteer for recognition - one week left!

Nominate a County volunteer for recognition – one week left!

The Wellings of Picton will host its second annual PEC Volunteer Recognition Award Luncheon at its newly opened adult lifestyle community building in Picton. The call for nominations ends March 31. “We are asking the community at large to submit a nomination on behalf of a volunteer who you think has made a significant impact […]

Good food and fellowship supports Women's Institute community projects

Good food and fellowship supports Women’s Institute community projects

Good food and great company filled the Athol Recreation Hall for the Cherry Valley Women’s Institute’s annual Ham Supper. Nearly 100 people filled the hall to enjoy a supper of ham, scalloped potatoes, beans, vegetables, salads and a delectable variety of homemade pies, all prepared by members of the Cherry Valley WI. A raffle basket, […]

Federal funding helps County seniors connect

Federal funding helps County seniors connect

A funding boost from the federal government will help County seniors connect with others face-to-face and over the internet. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis delivered a $25,000 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) grant to the Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors office in Picton on Wednesday. The funds will go toward social […]

Wellington Rotary plans "significant" hospital fundraising

Wellington Rotary plans “significant” hospital fundraising

The Rotary Club of Wellington plans to spearhead fundraising “for a significant portion” of the community’s share of the proposed new hospital in Prince Edward County. In recognition of the club’s 15th anniversary, and co-incident with the 150th anniversary of Canada, the club proposes to take the lead in fundraising over the next five years. The […]

Ecological Integrity Award for Sandbanks natural heritage educator

Ecological Integrity Award for Sandbanks natural heritage educator

Yvette Bree, natural heritage education co-ordinator at Sandbanks Provincial Park has received this year’s Ontario Parks Ecological Integrity Award honouring years of dedicated, passionate service. The award honours an individual who preserves or restores physical elements or biodiversity within their park and inspires ecological integrity in others. “I’m really pleased to have worked with so […]

Kindness is contagious - pass it on!

Kindness is contagious – pass it on!

The 21st annual Violence Awareness and Random Acts of Kindness Week begins Monday in the region. Volunteers were in the County last week placing blue ribbons of hope in local businesses and on downtown trees and poles. “The purpose of this week is to promote positive energy to counteract the negative effects of senseless violence […]

Seniors' stories to go on-air thanks to federal grant

Seniors’ stories to go on-air thanks to federal grant

Seniors will have their voices heard, and their stories on-air, thanks to a federal government grant. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis was at 99.3 County FM in Picton Tuesday afternoon to present the $23,766 gift from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The funds will be used to help finance new mobile broadcasting equipment […]

Small comforts for children in hospital emergency department

Small comforts for children in hospital emergency department

Youngsters having a tough time visiting scary hospital emergency departments will be presented some small comforts, thanks to local Prince Edward District Women’s Institute members. The members met recently to create activity bags containing a stuffed toy, a small blanket, an activity and colouring book, a story book and some pencils and crayons. The bags […]

Cherry Valley WI gives sweet thanks to first responders

Cherry Valley WI gives sweet thanks to first responders

In celebration of the 120th anniversary of Women’s Institutes, Cherry Valley WI members delivered dozens of cookies to first responders in Prince Edward County. Members Maureen Finnegan, Jean Burrows, Elaine Marshall, Dini Kempenaar and Lynda Westervelt also delivered $120 to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Communicatons Co-ordinator Briar Boyce. The local branch of […]

Prince Edward District Women's Institute presents $15,500 to community groups

Prince Edward District Women’s Institute presents $15,500 to community groups

Fancy sandwiches, sweets, tea and cheques were offered to special guests attending a celebration of the 120th anniversary of Women’s Institutes in Ontario. Members of the County’s seven WI branches made a presentation of $15,500 to various community organizations from funds raised at their annual art and craft sale. “Celebrating 120 years is quite an […]

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