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PECI students raise more than $50,000

PECI raises more than $50,000 for charities

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute staff and students gathered for a group photograph to celebrate the donation of more than $50,000 for charities in Prince Edward County and around the world. Teacher Rob Garden reports $50,068.41 was raised over the school year – not including the sponsorship of 41 Christmas Angels and the donation of more […]

PEC Relay for Life raises $191,651 and still counting

PEC Relay for Life raises $191,651 and still counting

The PEC Relay For Life raised $191,651.59 as of Saturday morning and the total will continue to rise as post event donations and pledges to come in. “We had set as our goal to raise over $190,000 and we have achieved it, said co-chair Jim Vince. “What makes this event so special is the way […]

Relay for Life Picton celebrates survivors, remembers loved ones and fights back

Relay for Life Picton celebrates survivors, remembers loved ones and fights back

From 7 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday, Prince Edward County residents celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure. Sixty-eight teams are participating in the County’s second annual Relay for Life event at the Picton Fairgrounds as part of the largest Cancer Society […]

Pint-sized powerhouse gives her all for Cancer Society fundraiser

Pint-sized powerhouse gives her all for Cancer Society fundraiser

Gabrielle Kinnear is a pint-sized powerhouse who wants to participate in Prince Edward County’s second annual Relay for Life Cancer Society fundraiser “because the people in heaven need someone to keep loving them”. Gabrielle is five-years-old. In memory of people she has never met, she raised funds and walked for 10 hours during the County’s […]

Gala 'Fun'raiser!

Gala ‘Fun’raiser!

The Heart of Winter Gala is raising funds for two important projects to revitalize the school yard and provide athletic opportunities for students and the entire community: the Lakeshore Track, and new playground equipment. The community running track located at CML has stood up to rigorous use and Canadian winters for 30 years—long beyond its […]

2010 Picton Relay for Life raises $173,000

2010 Picton Relay for Life raises $173,000

Picton’s first Relay for Life began under sunny skies Friday and ended Saturday in the rain, but the first 12-hour event drew 59 teams and raised $173,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Shown above is one of the event’s highlights, the Survivor’s Lap, which opens the relay. Below, watch the news video by Barry Silverthorn; the […]

Students support Salvation Army

Students support Salvation Army

CHEERS! to PECI’s entrepreneurship students who planned and hosted a silent auction at the school to raise funds for the Salvation Army Citadel in Picton – and to local businesses who supported the cause.

Make a 'note' to help Hospice Prince Edward

Make a ‘note’ to help Hospice Prince Edward

A quick note to friends and family will benefit Hospice Prince Edward thanks to Picton artist Ruby Young. Her pen and ink drawings of landmark and heritage buildings in Prince Edward County are now featured on note cards and on a poster designed to help raise funds for Hospice to provide free-of-charge palliative and bereavement […]

Magical Festival of Trees

Magical Festival of Trees

Hundreds of elves worked through the evening to create a magical Christmas atmosphere at Picton’s Crystal Palace and Community Gardens. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Festival of Trees opens this morning at 10 a.m.  presenting a three-day giant silent auction of beautifully decorated Christmas trees and related seasonal decorations. All funds raised go […]

Hell's Kitchen star hath no fury for County chef

Hell’s Kitchen star hath no fury for County chef

Fiery Hell’s Kitchen TV persona Gordon Ramsay had nothing but nice things to say to the County’s Cynthia Peters Saturday night. The showy British chef  was helping Mount Sinai Hospital raise $1.1 million as he hosted Chef’s Challenge: The Ultimate Battle for a Cure.  Ramsay heaped praise on 50 people who dared to cook onstage […]

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