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Golfers, sponsors invited to 'Tee Up Fore Health Care'

Golfers, sponsors invited to ‘Tee Up Fore Health Care’

  Golfers are again invited to tee up to improve the care patients receive at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. On Tuesday, June 12, RE/MAX Quinte Ltd. and the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation will join forces to host the fourth annual Teeing Up Fore Health Care golf classic at the Picton Golf and […]

County Clippers honour participants and founders of successful basketball club

County Clippers honour participants and founders of successful basketball club

County Clippers slam-dunked their 9th annual year-end rep team award celebration this week. More than 70 basketball players, coaches and volunteers were honoured at the year-end celebration held at the Wellington arena. The rep program offers opportunities over the house league play, with a focus on skill and team development. Teams play exhibition games against […]

Dolphins swim personal bests and firsts at two recent meets

Dolphins swim personal bests and firsts at two recent meets

By Christy Latchford Quinte Dolphin Swim Club members battled howling wind and rain on their trek to the Markham Aquatic Club’s Rising Stars competition earlier this month – but prevailed in the water of their choice. The Dolphins, who train out of the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre, sent at team of five to […]

County athletes Pitch, Hit and Run to next competition

County athletes Pitch, Hit and Run to next competition

Participants at this year’s Pitch, Hit and Run event at Wellington’s Field of Dreams diamonds will advance to the next level of competition May 26th in Quinte West. Pitch, Hit and Run provides boys and girls with a challenge to compete, free of charge, with their baseball skills. Four age ranges get the chance to […]

Congratulations to Wellington Dukes national cup finalists

Congratulations to Wellington Dukes national cup finalists

Fans throughout Prince Edward County and well beyond are filling social media with congratulations to The Wellington Dukes for an incredible season ending Sunday night at the RBC national final in British Columbia. From 132 teams to just two at the Canadian Junior A Hockey League final, the Dukes were ahead into the third where […]

Cops and Kids reel in plenty of fish, and fun, in Bloomfield

Cops and Kids reel in plenty of fish, and fun, in Bloomfield

Participants caught some sunshine and lots of fish at this year’s Cops and Kids fishing event, Saturday, at the Bloomfield Mill Pond. While sticks and strange catches are often the norm, this year, plenty of actual fish were reeled in by about 60 children registered. With each catch, they excitedly reported their bounty to Prince […]

Kiwanis derby's big fish caught in the County

Kiwanis derby’s big fish caught in the County

Perfect weather pitched in for thousands of anglers dropping their lines in the 28th annual Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby over the weekend. Picton club members operated the weigh-in station at Picton Harbour, and as usual, handled some of the derby’s biggest catches. The County’s Terry Mindle landed the big prize for top walleye weighing […]

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 […]

Resident who 'walked to PEI' feted with congratulations and cake

Resident who ‘walked to PEI’ feted with congratulations and cake

More than 100 Prince Edward County residents who donned their sneakers to accept a 1,530 km walking challenge promoting exercise and the indoor track at the Wellington arena were honoured Monday. The equivalent distance of walking to PEI (7,463 laps of the track) was in honour of the Canada 150 celebration, and the third walking […]

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 […]

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