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Community Development Department Newsletter

April 2019


Prince Edward County Job Fair

Looking for employees? The Prince Edward County Job Fair is taking place on April 10 from 10-2 p.m. at the Prince Edward Community Centre. Employers can register for a table by contacting Linda Thompson at Career Edge via



A public meeting to introduce draft Short Term Accommodation licensing will be held April 16 at the Prince Edward County Community Centre (375 Picton Main St.), from 7-9 p.m. Hear more about fees, fines and bylaw amendments. 







This one-day event is packed with content meant to inspire tourism industry professionals to redefine their success by leveraging up, capitalizing on opportunities and partnering for success. Featured keynote speaker Lisa Lavecchia from Destination Ontario will be joined by Beth Potter from Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, Trevor Benson from the Culinary Tourism Alliance, Jewel Cunningham from Parks Canada, and David Robinson from Destination Canada. Find more info & tickets here.





Spring Countylicious runs from April 5-28, 2019, with 13 participating restaurants across The County. Visit the Countylicious website for a peek at the mouthwatering menus!.










Looking for PEC tourism industry updates, news and notices? Sign-up for our tourism industry monthly newsletter, Facebook group, or Instagram account!




Not sure how to get your business or event plugged in the The County's marketing channels? Not sure what The County's marketing channel even are? Considering attending a Tourism Ambassador Training this spring! Check here for updates on session dates and locations.



Prince Edward County Weddings

We're building out the wedding section of the official tourism website, to include a list of local vendors - photographers, caterers, venues, musicians, DJs, planners, florists and more. Submit your business details online (and be sure to check the wedding box as a tag) or if you already have a business listing and would like the wedding tag, email 



Interested in participating in The County's distribution system to visitor information Hot Spots this year? Email Rebecca Lamb ( for details and to sign up. Spaces are limited - first come first serve.




Find out what's on this month
on the event calendar 
or catch the highlights on the blog.

Planning something for May?
Be sure to submit the details
so we can spread the word!



From The Blog







Attention vendors!

Bring vintage, handmade or rummage items and join the "Second Saturday" boot sale and market at Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton, Ontario.
$5 vendor fee plus insurance are required. 
Register by April 26 with
Markets are May 11, June 8, July 13 and August 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(Wood-fired pizza served 11-1 p.m.)




Join the Wellington Heritage Museum and Wild by Design for an Heirloom Plant Sale in the new Wellington Heritage Garden! Featuring heirloom varieties of allium, echinacea, penstemon, tiarella, geranium, aster, monarda, phlox and sedum, as well as native varieties from Fuller Nursery, including coreopsis, clematis, marsh milkweed, Jack-in-the-Pulpit and obedient plant.



Escape Macaulay House!

The year is 1846 and Reverend William Macaulay has neglected to pay his servants. Find clues and solve puzzles to help "Jane" find a hidden treasure that can make up for lost wages. For tickets and FAQs, keep reading.







Bloomfield Public House

“As soon as we purchased the building, we went to see Dorothy Fraleigh to see if she had any old photographs of the building. She gave us her pictures to use and a whole lot of insight into the history of Bloomfield.” Inspired by the old photos, Stewart Jones sketched charcoal illustrations onto the concrete walls, and an 8-foot mural of a little girl peering down main street Bloomfield from long ago. “We’re recycling the village’s history, giving it a breath of fresh air, and we’re giving those old pictures new life in a different sort of way. I really like the vibe it gives the room.” Keep reading.



Double Barrel Productions


“Make sure you are ready for adjustment in income and also make time to get out into the community and meet people, because the different pace of life is a big adjustment, especially in November when it gets dark early and 7 o’clock feels like midnight! You do have to get out and find activities, keep engaging and connecting with people. There are a lot of like-minded people here and it’s not difficult to find them.” Keep reading.



Aerecura Rammed Earth Builders

“My mom and I started the business in 2009. We named it Aerecura after a Celtic earth goddess, because we actually build walls out of dirt. Our first project was intended to be my parents' retirement home, but instead it kicked off a second career for her.” 

A rammed earth wall acts as a big heat sink and because the walls are all connected, they share that heat. One big wall is oriented to the sun to soak it up, but anywhere the sun touches will soak it up, too, then release that heat throughout the house. “They don’t need a furnace or air conditioner, no matter where they are in Ontario. During that polar vortex we had, I was working near my parents’ place and stayed with them and felt it full force again. No furnace at all, -40 C outside and indoors it felt the same as it does all year round.” Keep reading.



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