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Community Development Department Newsletter

October 2019




County Visitor Guide wins National Award

At their recent annual meeting in Edmonton, the Economic Developers Association of Canada honoured the new County Visitor Guide with its highest honour for print marketing material, noting its novel design and ad-free production. Your Guide to The County was selected as one of three winners from 33 entries across Canada. ’The four-season guide was produced by the Community Development Department in collaboration with local illustrator Kelly Panacci and contains advice for adventures in every sub-region of The County. Read more here. Download a copy here




Join Flashback February!

This year's theme is 20/20: Visions From Our Past. Some ideas: a workshop on a lost art or craft? A heritage-focused game night? A Loyalist dinner? A Flashback with the fashion to match? How about dinner made with a 1972 UCW cookbook? Or a pure celebration of a local historical figure! Short on ideas?

We hope you and your business, organization, non-profit or similar will join in the celebrations! Contact organizers Karen Palmer (; Sarah Doiron (; Jennifer Lyons ( or Peter Lockyer (





Countylicious | Reserve now for Nov 1-24!
Countylicious is back, with $20 lunch menus, $40 dinner menus and culinary experiences from Huff Estates, Quinta do Conde and Kinsip + Big Mike's BBQ. Find menus and details on




Work in tourism? Take this survey to win $100!

The regional tourism organization, RTO9, is looking to better understand key stakeholder issues and assess industry performance and market trends. This survey focuses on travel and tourism issues, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Responses are kept in strict confidence. The final data collected will only be analysed in aggregate with no personal respondent information released. Find the survey here.






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




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

Planning something for November?
Tell us about it! Submit the details
so we can spread the word!









Build a New Life has a new look! Check it out at




Broken Stone Winery

The soil in Hillier where Tim Kuepfer and his wife Micheline have their vineyard is rocky, full of fractured limestone and perfect for grape growing. Tim wanted the winery's name to feel rooted, down to earth, and he liked the sound of Broken Stone.
“Besides,” he says. “They say when you start a farm or a winery you become stone broke, so it was a good play on words, too.” Read more here.




100 Acre Wood

100 Acre Wood is a romantic name for a beautiful spot and a very smart business idea. “We’d been catering weddings, lugging our stuff all over Ontario, and I thought wouldn’t it be nice to do this at our own home?” says Mary. She saw the hot market for weddings in The County, but also saw a space for the operation they had in mind. “We didn’t want to just come and compete with what was already here, that’s not cool, especially in a small community,” she says. They went for a different model, for all-inclusive weddings. “There are a lot of venues that offer a beautiful blank slate where couples can bring in a caterer, work with rental companies, find staff to work the event. Our idea was to take away all that work from the couple. We take care of all that and they can concentrate on fun stuff and themselves.” Read more here.







Did you make it to a County Museum this summer? Even if a Museum tour or special event didn't make its way into your social calendar, we still want to hear from you! Help shape 2020 programming by filling in our survey here.






Field Trip Fun!

Attention, teachers! The Museums are proud to offer curriculum-based tours that are engaging, interactive and memorable and geared toward Grades 1, 2, 3 and 7. (Pre-school, kindergarten and other grade-level tours available upon request.) Programs typically run 90 minutes but can be customized. Sites have ample parking and comfortable spots for bagged lunches. Contact Jennifer Lyons, for more information.






Family Rate at Escape Macaulay

These fine folks are members of The County's Destination Marketing Subcommittee: Peter Drummond, KellyTaylor, Lesley Lavender, Jessica Chase (doing her best impression of a very disappointed "servant"), Carson Arthur, Sue Mathieu and Julianne Snepsts. Be like them! Dress for the weather and take advantage of our family rate of $75. Escapees can collect a free cocktail at Kinsip House of Fine Spirits and find more intriguing puzzles up at Escape Camp Picton. Find ticket links here:




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