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Four-year-old runners go the distance for Children's Treatment Centre

Four-year-old runners go the distance for Children’s Treatment Centre

Inspired by services received at the local Children’s Treatment Centre (CTC), families and friends cheered a group of nine enthusiastic four-year-olds on a 1km PEC Fun Run (or walk) in Bloomfield last Sunday in support of the CTC at Belleville General Hospital. The children’s centre provides a range of services and therapies to children and youth […]

Fans cheer soapbox racers on sunny but muggy race day

Fans cheer soapbox racers on sunny but muggy race day

Nearly 70 children took on the challenge of driving soapbox cars down Bloomfield’s Mill Street hill Saturday morning, seeking thrills, trophies and pizza rewards. Families, friends, fans and furry spectators lined the hilly street to cheer racers in the annual event hosted by the Bloomfield Hallowell Recreation Committee. All endured mostly muggy and warm temperatures […]

Women improve the game 'fore' Rainbows girls

Women improve the game ‘fore’ Rainbows girls

Order of Canada recipient and eight-time Ladies Professional Golf Association winner Sandra Post helped the women of the Picton club improve their game, and in turn, the golfers helped improve the lives of young girls who attend the Reaching for Rainbows program. Member Liz Jones reports County girl Casey Ward, Director of Instruction at the […]

PECI honours its athletes in celebration of sports

PECI honours its athletes in celebration of sports

Story and photos by Desirée DeCoste Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s (PECI) finest and sharpest athletes gleamed on stage during a celebration of sports this week at Picton’s Regent Theatre. “I think it’s important that even though we are here this evening and we’re going to be hearing some great things about our students and our […]

County cyclists help raise $97,000 at Ride to Conquer Cancer

County cyclists help raise $97,000 at Ride to Conquer Cancer

Prince Edward County cyclists with Team Myderwyk raised $97,000 for this year’s Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer, helping to help raise more than $17.3 million for cancer research. The team members were among more than 3,500 riders cycling in the two-day, more than 200-km event from Toronto to Niagara Falls. Rob Legge notes the […]

Hat trick for County's Rob Legge competing on world bicycle stage

Hat trick for County’s Rob Legge competing on world bicycle stage

The County’s Rob Legge will take on world’s best bicyclists in his category this summer in Scotland. Legge, for the third consecutive year, has won his age category (now 75-79) in a qualifying race. Last week he won at the CHEAHA Challenge Bike Race in Jacksonville Alabama, a Union Cycliste International qualifying event for the […]

PECI track and field athletes heading to East Regionals

PECI track and field athletes heading to East Regionals

UPDATE: Seven of the 11 athletes are moving on to East Regional competition in Ottawa this Thursday and Friday. They include: NOVICE: Emerson Blakely 1st High jump, 1st Triple jump, 3rd Long Jump JUNIOR: Drew Spencer 1st Shot Put, 4th Discus Josh McGill 2nd 800m, 2nd 1500m Rowan Colby 2nd 400m, 3rd 200m Will Theakston […]

County Clippers celebrate excellence in 14th basketball season

County Clippers celebrate excellence in 14th basketball season

The Prince Edward County Minor Basketball Association, fondly known as the County Clippers concluded its 14th season in celebration. This year, the Clippers fielded five rep teams and one development team demonstrating growth, resilience, and passion for the game. The club also had more than 220 players take part in its annual Spring House League […]

County members help Spirits win gold at U16 Ontario Cup basketball

County members help Spirits win gold at U16 Ontario Cup basketball

Prince Edward County team members helped the Belleville Ellbrook Excavating U16 Spirits basketball team capture to gold medal at the Ontario Cup held last weekend at Algonquin College. Spirits head coach Gord de Vries said his squad displayed a “never ever quit attitude” and team spirit throughout the weekend. They also displayed the ability to […]

Kings U9 go 4-0 at Kids for Kids provincial charity tournament

Kings U9 go 4-0 at Kids for Kids provincial charity tournament

CHEERS! to the Scotiabank U9 LL1 Kings team that competed at the Kids for Kids hockey tournament in Kingston on the weekend. This is the largest house league tournament in Canada with more than 55 teams competing and more than $55,000 being raised for youth charities. The tournament was recently featured on Hockey Night in […]

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