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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 […]

Queen Elizabeth School parades Flame of Hope through Picton

Queen Elizabeth School parades Flame of Hope through Picton

Special Olympics competitor Luke Flynn, of Picton, was accompanied by about 300 students and staff from Queen Elizabeth Public School as carried the ‘Flame of Hope’ through town on Wednesday. Flynn is a multi-medal winning competitive swimmer at Special Olympics games and the annual Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run benefit him, and 23,000 other athletes. […]

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 […]

Rousing farewell photo for Queen Elizabeth Public School, Picton

Rousing farewell photo for Queen Elizabeth Public School, Picton

Myles Jarvis, of Picton, used his Phantom 3 drone to capture students and staff at Queen Elizabeth Public School in a special a photograph to appear in the school’s final yearbook. As the school prepares to close its doors for the final time, it invites former students to celebrate friends, memories and fun Thursday, June […]

3,000 students clap, stomp and cheer at Celebration of Dance

3,000 students clap, stomp and cheer at Celebration of Dance

The sun shone on about 3,000 students gathered at Zwick’s Island Park in Belleville Wednesday for Celebration of Dance, hosted by the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board. The event, in its 28th year, still features the ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’ dance as the longest running, along with new dances proposed by schools, this year including […]

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 […]

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