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Community Development Department Newsletter

January 2019





Board & Committee Members Required

Council is seeking community-minded individuals for various board and committee positions, including Recreation Committees, advisory committees for Accessibility, Agriculture, Audit, Cemetery, Healthcare, Heritage and Museums, as well as members for the Police Services Board and Quinte Conservation. Evaluators are also required for the Property Standards Committee. Interested parties should submit their applications by 5 p.m. on Jan. 18. Find the application here. Find more information about positions here



Prince Edward County Job Fair

The Prince Edward County Job Fair is taking place on April 10, 2019 from 10am to 2pm at the Prince Edward Community Centre. Employers can register for a table by contacting Linda Thompson at Career Edge –



New FB, Insta channels for PEC Tourism Industry 

Join us on our new PEC-specific tourism industry Instagram and Facebook pages, where we'll be sharing information, updates, opportunities and notices from the Destination Development staff at The County.



Watch the Video: The Direction of Tourism in The County - What You Need to Know



Winter Survival Workshops

Spend the slower months updating your skills and growing your business - find a full slate of workshops at Build a New Life. There are January workshops for women entrepreneurs and a session on better networking for better sales, both led by Penny Tremblay of the PARO Centre, as well as programs on developing Health & Safety policies and Workplace Violence & Harassment policies. Register with Grace Nyman at or 613-476-2148 x. 2502.



Applications for Southeastern Ontario (RTO-9) Partnership Funding to start or grow tourism-related businesses will be accepted through until Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. Find more information here, or sign-up with Lori McIsaac for a "how to" webinar on Jan. 9 from 10-11 a.m. 



Funding for Canada Summer Jobs

The Canada Summer Jobs program provides wage subsidies to employers to create quality summer work for people aged 15 to 30, and is no longer restricted to students. Applications are due January 25. For more information and application details, click here.




January Events

Saunas, art, yoga, painting, photography, snowmobile racing and a 90s flashback concert featuring I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven. Find out what's on this month at



January Blogs on

Looking for winter ideas in The County? Here's how to get outside and beat the winter blahs!

Safe to say, January is one of the quieter months in The County but an excellent time to hygge, enjoy the white stuff (Mother Nature permitting!) and recharge after a busy December. And no time like the present to get going on your new year resolutions! Yoga, art class, fresh air, anyone? Here are a few ideas if you’re out and about in The County this month. Keep Reading



PEC Ice Box

ICE BOX will be a festive gathering on the grounds of Macaulay Heritage Park. From Feb. 2-10, discover a hive of free, immersive art activities, including dancing, a parade, live music, storytelling and theatrical performances. A great family-friendly event designed to banish the winter blues! Learn more here.




Build a New Life: Slieman Al Jasem

Meet Slieman Al Jasem of The County Catch, who is taking over a commercial fish processing company in Prince Edward County. For more information on Building a New Life in The County or Bay of Quinte Region, visit or Watch the video here.




9 Stories with 9 County businesses

Catch up with nine County entrepreneurs, representing Parsons Brewing, Apple Falls Cider and City Revival, among others, through the Visionary Life podcast. Take a listen here.




Flashback February

Flashback February kicks off with The Paranormal Show at The Regent (to honour the Fox Sisters of Consecon, thought to be the founders of the “spiritualist” movement) and then a full week of talks, events, workshops, demos and more. We’ll be having a maritime film festival and a trivia night, high tea at the Black River B&B, improv nights, antique cookbook roadshow, a Victorian puddings workshop, Indigenous music concert, modern organ music concert, a “spirits and spirits” night with Kinsip, a heritage wine/spirits tour, talks on the Franklin Expedition, Raising the Arrow and Loyalist Spies. Plus much, much more. Full schedule and ticket details at (Photo courtesy of the County Archives.)



Escape Macaulay House!

The year is 1846 and Reverend William Macaulay has fallen behind in paying his servants. Payments are so delayed, the servants are beginning to get desperate. A stash of jewelry and precious metals is rumoured to be hidden somewhere in the house – your help is needed to solve a series of clues and puzzles to find it. This new interactive way of experiencing County history opens at Macaulay House on Feb. 16, as part of Flashback February. For tickets and FAQs, keep reading.



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