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PEC Library's 'A Place for YOUth' project earns funding nod

PEC Library’s ‘A Place for YOUth’ project earns funding nod

The Prince Edward Public Library project, “A Place for YOUth” is one of 21 projects to receive funding from a community initiative from local insurer The Commonwell. Seeing many important local causes needing funding over the pandemic, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group stepped in with a philanthropy initiative L.E.A.F. (Learning and Engagement Accelerator Fund) to […]

PEC Women's Institute support of accessible transportation reaches $140,000

PEC Women’s Institute support of accessible transportation reaches $140,000

The Prince Edward District Women’s Institute presented another $5,000 toward the operation of accessible transportation in the County – a contribution tallying $140,000 since 2008. The service, contracted through Quinte Access, provides seniors and people with mobility issues with door-to-door transportation, allowing them to get to and from medical appointments, work and school, social events, […]

Spirit of Christmas shines through photographs and donations

Spirit of Christmas shines through photographs and donations

The spirit of Christmas was captured in photographs and donations to back the build of the County’s new hospital. As part of their annual ‘Ode to Joy’ Art show and sale, Tara Wilkinson and Andrew Csafordi, artist-owners of Andara Gallery in Bloomfield, festively decorated their century-old barn with a 16-foot Christmas tree from Denmar Farms […]

Picton Rotary Club ‘chips in’ to Back the Build of County's new hospital

Picton Rotary Club ‘chips in’ to Back the Build of County’s new hospital

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Picton teed up their support again this year and presented members of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with a $5,000 pledge installment toward their $100,000 commitment to the new hospital fundraising campaign. This donation, raised through the Rotary Club of Picton’s 32nd annual golf tournament in August, […]

100 People Who Care show their love for the library

100 People Who Care show their love for the library

100 People Who Care PEC members showed their love for the Prince Edward County Public Library presenting $9,100 to support its expansion. “This $9,100 is a great Christmas gift to the community and boost to the project as we approach the fundraising finish line,” said Barbara Sweet, the library’s CEO. Fundraising is still under way […]

Knatty Knitters blanket Picton hospital patients with handmade hug

Knatty Knitters blanket Picton hospital patients with handmade hug

The Knatty Knitters are once again helping to make Christmas a little bit cozier for patients spending the holidays in Picton hospital. For the third consecutive year, the Knatty Knitters have donated handmade with love lap blankets for patients. The group of seven volunteers also knit blankets, hats, and other items to donate to local […]

Online Festival of Trees support buys cardiac monitor for County's hospital

Online Festival of Trees support buys cardiac monitor for County’s hospital

Supporters of this year’s Festival of Trees helped the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary present the hospital’s foundation with a $50,000 early Christmas gift. Again this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional in-person event was held online and the festive event by the hospital’s volunteer group was again a success. A small […]

Marathon runs in with funds for hospital

Marathon runs in with funds for hospital

Community support came running in from County Marathon participants who ran in a virtual event this past year. On behalf of the County Marathon committee, Mark Henry presented Briar Boyce of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with $1,000 Wednesday, Dec. 8. Almost half the funds were raised by this year’s runners – with […]

County donates fire truck to First Nations community in need

County donates fire truck to First Nations community in need

On the third day of his new job, Prince Edward County’s new fire chief was pleased to witness the presentation of a surplus fire pumper/tanker heading to the Nibinamik First Nation land area known as Summer Beaver, about 500km north of Thunder Bay. The presentation was made Wednesday at the Picton station, to Firefighters Without […]

PECI Parent Council pays fundraising support forward

PECI Parent Council pays fundraising support forward

CHEERS! from the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) Parent Council, who delivered three winter planters to brighten spirits of patients, staff and visitors who arrive to the hospital this season. The PECI Parent Council reported that as part of a planter and wreath fundraiser, 350 planters and 187 wreaths […]

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