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MPP Todd Smith introduces Garrett's Legacy Act in hopes of saving lives on soccer fields

MPP Todd Smith introduces Garrett’s Legacy Act in hopes of saving lives on soccer fields

In an emotional day at Queen’s Park, Prince Edward Hastings MP Todd Smith introduced legislation to require all movable soccer goal nets in Ontario be anchored. He presented the “Garrett’s Legacy Act” with Dave and Gwen Mills, whose 15-year-old son May Garrett Mills died this summer in Napanee when an unanchored soccer goal came down […]

Legion serves up generous donation for Meals on Wheels

Legion serves up generous donation for Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels in Prince Edward County has been served up a generous donation from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 78 in Picton. Tom McCaw, First vice-president of branch and chairman of the Poppy Fund, presented $1,500 today to Debbie MacDonald Moynes, executive director for The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. For […]

Donation to Hospital Foundation honours long-time quilter and auxiliary member

Donation to Hospital Foundation honours long-time quilter and auxiliary member

The Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild stitched together more love and support for the County’s hospital with a $500 gift to the PECM Hospital Foundation on Friday. After Bill Fairbairn’s wife Barbara passed away in April, he donated the contents of her sewing room to the Quilters’ Guild. The guild held a yard sale in […]

County residents honoured with philanthropy awards

County residents honoured with philanthropy awards

Philanthropy is alive and well in Prince Edward County – and was honoured with awards from the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Re/Max Quinte was named Outstanding Corporation and Lanny and Catharine Huff received the award for Outstanding Philanthropist. Nominees and the organizations that nominated them gathered in Kingston Wednesday night to […]

Picton Pirates fill a truck in food drive

Picton Pirates fill a truck in food drive

CHEERS! to Picton Pirates hockey players who filled a truck with food for The Salvation Army during a drive held in Picton on Sunday. The Salvation Army will be guests at the Pirates’ Home Game Thursday, Nov. 16th as part of their Kettle Drive Kick-Off. Game time is 7:30 p.m. against Napanee. “There was great […]

Panther teams slam dunk gold and silver medals at Bay of Quinte

Panther teams slam dunk gold and silver medals at Bay of Quinte

PECI’s junior and senior basketball teams left the Bay of Quinte Championships with medals. The seniors girls team won the Bay of Quinte Championship last night for the second straight year. The win capped off a perfect 12-0 season with a 61-48 win over Saint Theresa. Over the past two seasons the Panthers are a […]

100 People Who Care PEC presents its first big donation

100 People Who Care PEC presents its first big donation

The power of the people produced nearly $10,000 in less than an hour to support adult literacy programs in Prince Edward County. The new “100 People Who Care PEC” group handed over 93 $100 cheques on Thursday to the Prince Edward Learning Centre – voted by members at their first gathering to receive the windfall. […]

Cheer on PECI's jr and sr basketball teams at Bay of Quinte Championship Friday

Cheer on PECI’s jr and sr basketball teams at Bay of Quinte Championship Friday

For the first time in PECI school history, both the junior and senior girls basketball teams will be competing in the Bay of Quinte Championship games on Friday. “These girls have worked tirelessly to accomplish this goal and it would be great if the community could come and support them,” said coach Rob Garden. Everybody […]

Basketeers help women in the County to get a fresh start

Basketeers help women in the County to get a fresh start

Support and joy are delivered in addition to niceties and necessities through Basketeers, an initiative that aims to make the lives of women who have experienced abuse a bit brighter. The nationwide Basketeers project was founded by Cheryl Stoneburgh in 2000 as a volunteer project to assist women as they transition out of shelters and […]

Storehouse Foodbank CHEERS! local realtors

Storehouse Foodbank CHEERS! local realtors

CHEERS! from the Wellington & District Storehouse Foodbank to County Re/Max agents who donated $6,250 to the cause. A shout-out to: Re/Max Quinte, Ron and Veronica Norton, Christine and Gerald Henden, Mark Ouellette, Colin Henden and Robin Ens, David Zrihen and Joseph Day, Herb Pliwischkies and Colleen Green. “We appreciate everything you do do help […]

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