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Community Development Department Newsletter

November 2018



Directors for Non-Profit Housing Corporation


The County of Prince Edward is seeking experienced and dedicated individuals interested in serving on the board of the Prince Edward County Housing Corporation.


The independent not-for-profit corporation has a mandate to increase the supply of affordable housing in Prince Edward County through a broad range of activities. If you are interested in this volunteer position, drop off your cover letter and resume before 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 to the Clerk's Office. For full details, please click here



In this workshop, you will begin to:

- put your idea on paper (the business plan)

- determine how will you finance your plan

- develop your marketing strategy


You will receive a workbook with templates, handouts and resources to use after the course as you continue to launch your business. To register, go to


Basic Small Business Accounting:

Using Quickbooks


Quickbooks 1: Show Me The  Money!

Tuesday Nov 6 | 1-4 p.m. | Picton Town Hall

Focusing on sales and invoicing.


Quickbooks 2: I Spent How Much?!

Tuesday Nov 20 | 1-4 p.m. | Picton Town Hall

Focusing on Expenses & Reporting


Registration requires a $40 refundable deposit. Reserve with Grace Nyman, Community Development Coordinator. or 613-476-2148 x. 2502


Cyber Security: How to Keep your Network Safe


Tuesday Nov. 27 | 1-3.30 p.m. | Picton Town Hall

2 Ross Street, Picton


Learn how to better identify phishing and spam emails; good habits for passwords; developing safe practices for the workplace; what you should post on line; what you should share; what online security issues and trends are occurring right now.


Registration requires a $40 refundable deposit. Reserve with Grace Nyman, Community Development Coordinator. or

613-476-2148 x. 2502.


Flashback February

Feb 16-23, 2019

Call for Event Proposals! 


Flashback February is a week-long celebration of heritage in Prince Edward County, featuring workshops, film screenings, plays, talks and more.


This year, the theme is "Spirits of Our Past" and the event schedule is starting to fill up.


Things will kick off with a Victorian seance at The Regent Theatre, inspired by the Fox Sisters of Consecon, who started the spiritualism movement of speaking with the dead. There will be "spirits" and "spirits" at a Library event featuring Kinsip, an improv series focusing on characters from our past, a film and presentation on the Franklin Exhibition, high tea at the Black River B&B, Victorian cooking workshops and much, much more. 

If you're interested in hosting or partnering on an event, please contact Karen Palmer at or 613-476-2148 x. 2505 for more details. 


Deadline for entry is November 1. 




Young and new farmers can now apply for funding from the municipality’s innovative Farming Assistance Grant Program


Eligible farmers can receive a minimum of $300 up to a maximum of 20% of their annual municipal farm tax bill, whichever is greater. The grant program is open to farmers who are either between the ages of 18 or 39 or those who have been farming for less than seven years, as determined by their Farm Business Number. Farming must also be the primary occupation of the young or new farmer applying for the grant. Farmers who own or lease land are eligible to apply. While the deadline to apply is Dec. 14, 2018, applications will be processed as they are received. 


More details, including the application form, can be found on the Farming Assistance Grant Program webpage.


2019 Municipal Community Grants Program Open


Local non-profit and community-based organizations can now submit their applications for grants of up to $5,000 in cash and in-kind (a maximum of $2,500 in cash), as well as in-kind grants of 1,000 or less. 


Detailed criteria and application forms for the two funding streams are available online. Applications are due by noon on Friday, Nov. 16.



Picton Town Hall 


The County of Prince Edward’s Community Development Department is inviting proposals for the ongoing use and operation of the current Picton Town Hall and former Picton Fire Hall. The deadline to submit expressions of interest is

2pm on Nov. 26, 2018.  


For further details and how to submit an expression of interest visit here.



Canadian Rural Innovation Summit, November 18-20


QuinteVation is hosting the Canadian Rural Innovation Summit to showcase the region as an innovation destination and leader in rural entrepreneurial growth. During the multi-day event, there will be a keynote address from Economic Development Minister Jim Wilson, as well as panel discussions on growing rural businesses, navigating government processes and going global. 

Tickets available at





Fall Countylicious 2018, Nov 2-25


What's on the menu during Fall Countylicious? Fourteen of The County's best restaurants are serving harvest-inspired menus. (The desserts alone... drool...) Take a peek at or click on the blog below for a insider's look at some of the trends and out-of-the-ordinary dishes. Recent Blogs


Don't see your business on these lists? Please don't take it personally! The County reserves the right to maintain editorial integrity - blog stories, lists and links are at the discretion of the writer(s). These resources are not meant to be exhaustive - nor can they be due to the nature of our constantly growing/changing sector. As we expand content, we'll be looking to event and business listings on for inspiration - please be sure to keep yours updated! Recent Stories



County Drugstore – Karl Sitarski


There has been a drugstore at 219 Main Street, Picton for almost 200 years. You read that right! The original opened in 1829. After being shuttered for many years, it’s a drugstore again. Pharmacist Karl Sitarski bought the building formerly known as Teasel’s in 2013 and renamed it the County Drugstore.




Flame + Smith - Sarah & Hidde Zomer


Our concept is in our name. Flame? Almost all of the dishes are cooked over an open flame or in the woodburning oven, or the plancha or on a rotisserie. Smith? Well, the smith is the craftsman, the artisan, someone who specializes in their craft.





Indigenous Educator Janice Brant joins us at Macaulay Heritage Park's church gallery to bring some renewed life to some very old objects through storytelling and demonstration. She will be showing traditional methods of grinding heirloom varieties of corn, grown by Janice and her family. The grinding stones from the museum's collection were presumably used by Indigenous peoples in this area hundreds of years ago. The event is  Nov. 22 from 1-3 p.m. Find more details on our Facebook page.


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