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Bay of Quinte Mutual $1.5M gift 'ensures' commitment to County's new hospital

Bay of Quinte Mutual $1.5M gift ‘ensures’ commitment to County’s new hospital

A gift of $1.5 million from Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance to the build of the County’s new hospital came with a surprise helicopter ‘fly-over’ Thursday morning. During the announcement, the helicopter, believed to be part of the Royal Canadian Air Force tactical low flying exercise going on this week in the County, came in […]

Legion Branch 160 adds steam to hospital's equipment fund

Legion Branch 160 adds steam to hospital’s equipment fund

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Poppy Fund Committee in Wellington presented $2,000 to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation – funds raised through the 2019 poppy fund campaign. The hospital is in need of a new food steamer to prepare patient meals at a cost of $11,435 and the foundation was […]

Thankful diners support hospital build at Waring House art show and sale

Thankful diners support hospital build at Waring House art show and sale

A coronavirus safe meal with a side serving of the arts raised $1,200 to Back the Build of the new County hospital. People dining at the Waring House on Thanksgiving weekend supported a showcase of works by a dozen members of the Arts on Main Gallery who offered 20 per cent of the proceeds to […]

Picton Beer Store and patrons raise $20,776 for County's new hospital

Picton Beer Store and patrons raise $20,776 for County’s new hospital

CHEERS! to Prince Edward County beer store customers who helped the store hand over $20,776 to the build of the County’s new hospital. Beer Store customers across Ontario have been doing their part since the COVID-19 pandemic began back in March. The Beer Store then announced customers could choose to donate proceeds of their empty […]

Hospital Auxiliary crafters helping Keep Kids Warm

Hospital Auxiliary crafters helping Keep Kids Warm

Joyce Minaker, manager of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary craft group volunteers, turned over 379 hats and 56 pairs of mitts to Barb Sills, one of the organizers for the local OPP Keep Kids Warm winter wear program, and PEC Acting Sergeant Jeremy Weise. Keep Kids Warm supports working families and those in […]

PEC Ag Society 'fair' Backs the Build, supports foodbanks

PEC Ag Society ‘fair’ Backs the Build, supports foodbanks

For 12 years, the Prince Edward Agricultural Society has been encouraging the public to give back to the County’s hospital by putting their baking skills to the test. With the COVID-19 pandemic and the Picton Fair being postponed until 2021, Bake Off Challenge enthusiasts weren’t able to show off their best in show cakes, pies […]

Key exchange hits right note for LoveSong seniors' housing in former school

Key exchange hits right note for LoveSong seniors’ housing in former school

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The LoveSong Seniors Housing and Community Hub project took a big step forward Monday when the municipality officially handed over the keys to the former Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School to the not-for-profit volunteer community group. LoveSong, with a plan for affordable co-housing for seniors, purchased the former school from […]

Crazy Covid World song supports hospital build

Crazy Covid World song supports hospital build

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge everybody this year, community members are stepping up in heartwarming ways to support the build of the County’s new hospital. Recently, County musicians Fraser and Robyn Hardman helped raise morale, and funds for the build, through a song they co-wrote, called Crazy Covid World. “My wife and I […]

Lehigh Hanson cements commitment to new hospital campaign

Lehigh Hanson cements commitment to new hospital campaign

A local company has cemented its commitment to a healthy community with a $25,000 pledge to help build the County’s new hospital. For more than a century, Lehigh Hanson has been supplying cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other building materials throughout North America. Noting dedicated to the communities where they work and live, representatives […]

PECMH Foundation all smiles after cookie campaign

PECMH Foundation all smiles after cookie campaign

The 2020 Smile Cookie results are in, and they’re sweeter than ever. Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie Campaign raised $7,401 for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. “This is the best Smile Cookie result raised in Prince Edward County to-date,” said Paul Massey, owner of the Picton and Wellington Tim Hortons. There were 1,178 […]

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