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PECI student wins speed skating bronze

PECI student wins speed skating bronze

Thirteen members of the Quinte Blades Speed Skating Club competed in Belleville last weekend at the first regional meet hosted by the Quinte Blades Speed Skating Club – drawing 100 competitors ages six to 50 from all across Ontario and as far away as Chicago. Coach Paul Pickard, former PECI vice-principal, skated on personal best […]

PECI opens its doors as new K-12 school

PECI opens its doors as new K-12 school

Photos and story by Olivia Timm The first day of school at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s newly revamped Grade K-12 facility is in the books. Parents, guardians and students were welcomed on the first day by staff, board trustees and teachers. Some students arrived at the new “kiss and drop” area, which was formerly used […]

PECI graduates ready to begin next chapter of their story

PECI graduates ready to begin next chapter of their story

More than 100 Prince Edward Collegiate Institute graduates walked out of the Picton Community Centre into the light of the full moon Thursday evening ready to begin the next chapter of their story. “What’s your story and who’s writing it?” asked John Conroy, valedictorian. “We’re 15 minutes into the movie of our lives. Is the […]

Final farewell for former students and staff at Queen Elizabeth School

Final farewell for former students and staff at Queen Elizabeth School

Former students and teachers roamed the halls of Queen Elizabeth Public School Thursday afternoon to have a last look around at what once was, and what will never again be. At 65 years old, 2018 marks retirement for the Picton school which will close its doors for the final time this month. A celebration of […]

PECI honours its athletes at the top of their games

PECI honours its athletes at the top of their games

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s best and brightest athletes shone on the stage of the Regent Theatre Monday night receiving individual and team awards. “When I think of athletics at Prince Edward Collegiate Insitute, class and dignity always come to mind,” said principal Darren McFarlane. “One of the things that I’m always proud of, is not […]

Job shadow success for inaugural Young Women in Leadership Program

Job shadow success for inaugural Young Women in Leadership Program

Four Prince Edward County Gd. 10 Venture Enrichment students from Prince Edward Collegiate job-shadowed mentors this month with other Bay of Quinte residents participating in the inaugural Young Women in Leadership Program (YWIL). The program, initiated here by Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis, offered young women from Belleville, Quinte West, and Prince Edward County […]

Canadian Olympian shares journey of coming out as a gay athlete

Canadian Olympian shares journey of coming out as a gay athlete

Story and photos by Olivia Timm ​​In the spirit of inclusivity, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute students and faculty welcomed Canadian Olympic athlete Rose Cossar to speak about her rhythmic gymnastics quest, and her personal pressure to work hard – out of fear – to come out gay. ​​ ​​Cossar, known as Rosie, represented Canada at […]

Donning jerseys to show support for Humboldt

Donning jerseys to show support for Humboldt

Students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institue joined many County residents and businesses and thousands of Canadians who wore a sports jersey, or donned a green ribbon, on Thursday in honour of the victims of last week’s deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. The idea of trading in a weekday outfit for #JerseysForHumboldt […]

Wednesday will be a sea of pink at local schools

Wednesday will be a sea of pink at local schools

Schools and workplaces will be a sea of pink on Wednesday, April 11 for International Day of Pink. Day of Pink has been recognized at the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board for almost 10 years. Students, employees and community members wear pink to demonstrate their shared belief in celebrating inclusivity, diversity and acceptance at […]

Kindness Week kicks off with recognition for students - including Lucy Mee, of PECI

Kindness Week kicks off with recognition for students – including Lucy Mee, of PECI

Blue ribbons of hope are marking the 22nd annual Violence Awareness and Random Acts of Kindness week across the region. “Community interest, awareness and involvement have grown substantially since our program began 22 years ago,” said Chris Macdonald co-chair of the committee. “I would like to thank the greater Quinte, Hastings and Prince Edward County […]

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