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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 […]

Fun of curling 'sweeps' through County public schools

Fun of curling ‘sweeps’ through County public schools

County public school students’ curling skills are right on the button. Sixty-four students on 16 teams from almost all the County’s elementary schools went end-to-end all day Friday at the curling club in Picton. The second ‘Elementary School Curling Championship’  games team was from Sophiasburgh school, made up of Hunter McQuoid, Josh Pearson, Ethan Carter […]

Be a citizen scientist for Bay of Quinte

Be a citizen scientist for Bay of Quinte

The Bay of Quinte RAP (BQRAP) is looking for volunteers to monitor frogs and birds in the area as these species are great indicators of the health of wetlands. Can you tell a Bullfrog’s croak from a Spring Peeper’s peep or a Least Bittern from a Virginia Rail? If you’re not even sure what they […]

Hospital auxiliary members no longer have to sew and wash sheets

Hospital auxiliary members no longer have to sew and wash sheets

Peggy Payne, president of the PEC Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, said original members didn’t solely focus on fundraising for their hospital, but also supported it with linen services – sewing, washing and making sheets. “I’m glad that that’s a facility we have dropped,” said Payne to laughter in agreement from luncheon guests at February’s general meeting. […]

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary honours the Picton Kiwanis Club

Hospital Auxiliary volunteers log more than 21,000 hours

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members were honoured Wednesday for putting in more than 21,303 volunteer hours and for raising more than $173,000 in support of the hospital at Picton. “We’re here today to honour the thankless and selfless efforts of our volunteers,” said Ann White, outgoing director of membership and volunteer services. “The […]

Volunteer help wanted: Regent Theatre

Volunteer help wanted: Regent Theatre

Picton’s Regent Theatre will be reopening Saturday, April 9 and is now putting the call out for volunteers. “We are not exaggerating when we say the future of The Regent depends on you,” says Jim McMillan. “We will have lost three and a half months of revenue when we reopen, which means finances will be […]

Volunteers pick, bag and load potatoes for food banks

Volunteers pick, bag and load potatoes for food banks

Thirteen industrious Bioniche employees volunteered to pick, bag and load 4,500 pounds of beautiful potatoes for the Gleaners Food Bank for distribution to agencies throughout the region including the two food banks in the county. Laundry Farms welcomed the group to their fields and donated the potatoes. The event was an initiative for Community Harvest […]

Hospital auxiliary volunteers enrich lives

Hospital auxiliary volunteers enrich lives

Volunteers with the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary not only help enrich patients’ quality of life during their stay in hospital, they are also involved with community programs and fundraising activities. And if you have a few hours each month to help out, you’re welcome to assist them. The auxiliary held a Volunteer Drive […]

Watching Birds Naked

Watching Birds Naked

Dr. David Bird, considered one of the world’s leading experts on birds of prey, will talk about “Watching Birds Naked” as guest speaker at the annual Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory fundraising dinner Saturday, Oct. 23. Event proceeds support the work of PEPtBO, located along the eastern tip of Prince Edward County about 20 minutes […]

Bright future for Hospice despite LHIN cloud

Bright future for Hospice despite LHIN cloud

Through an innovative partnership with the Rotary Club of Picton, Hospice Prince Edward hopes to create a Hospice Centre to help County residents spend their final days with dignity and quality, surrounded by loved ones. “One cloud on the horizon,” said Hospice President Mark Larratt-Smith at the group’s first annual general meeting, is that the […]

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