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Lives We Have Touched

Community Fund Grant Recipients – including Canada 150 joint grants

  • Friends of Sandbanks – They planted 150 Sugar Maple trees to enhance a walking trail while learning about their importance to the community now, in the past and the future.
  • Picton Business Improvement Association – To support the local Business Improvement Association provided a free children’s carnival as part of Picton’s Canada Day Celebration – which was Canada 150; County 225; and Picton 180.
  • The ROC – To support snacks at Centre events, but more importantly transportation services for youth users at the Youth Centre in Picton, or participating in programs and drop in activities offered by the ROC.
  • Sophiasburg Central School – In partnership with Dark Spark the delivery of a program called Four Directions Indigenous Education which is a 10 day program on colonial history of Canada and Canada’s confederation from an Indigenous perspective. Once completed at Sophiasburg there was a tour and presentations around Prince Edward County.
  • Wellington Storehouse / Food to Share – One of PEC’s most used services is the preparation of foods for distribution by the local food banks. This grant allowed the Food to Share program to expand their preparation activities to a year round rotation and to support their almost 170 volunteers with the resources needed to provide and improve food security for many community members.
  • Young Imaginations – They created a Youth Choir in PEC and created, Canada Story and Son Explorer and a public concert.
  • Picton Community Ramp Project – Worked in conjunction with Stop Gap Foundation they provided 12-15 accessible ramps to Picton businesses/stores. Led by then Grade 6 student, Madelyn Bardell.
  • Prince Edward Arts Council / County Kids Read – They continued to provide, through partner agencies, the much needed board books that are harder to acquire.  This is important for forming good literacy habits.
  • Baxter Arts Centre – They developed a Learning Lab for the Arts at their facility in Bloomfield which is where the former Baxter Canning Factory was located.
  • Music at Port Milford – They offered a choral program for local children interested in the choral music program.
  • Recreation Outreach Centre (ROC) and the development of the PECI Girls Group.
  • Pinecrest Memorial School – They offered a Box Garden Greenhouse Innovation project that was piloted at Pinecrest. Pinecrest has since been closed.  
  • Festival Players – Developed a "Celebrating Place" project that reflected the community that is Prince Edward County.
  • John Howard Society of Belleville – They expanded their PEC presence with the Quantum program that is partnered with Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI).
  • Recreation Outreach Centre (ROC) – For GIRLS ROCK IT OFFSITE EVENTS, part of a 6 week program for girls in grades 7 and 8 and reaching 75 youth from 5 elementary schools. Teaches food preparation, artistic skills, physical activities and peer issues.
  • The Hub Child and Family Centre – To support the HEALTHY FOOD FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES program which provided opportunities for healthy food and nutrition information, skills in meal planning, parenting support and information. This is TCF's second year of support for this program. The application noted positive responses from families served regarding learning about food handling, nutrition, basic food preparation skills.
  • Alternatives for Women – For an updated and fully operational SECURITY SYSTEM. AFW offers safety planning, emergency transportation to shelter, court and legal support, advocacy, individual and group counselling for women fleeing abuse.
  • Festival Players Young Company – For the YOUTH OUTREACH PROGRAM offered to 6-8 young people from the PEC community a professional theatre immersion work experience.
  • Prince Edward County Minor Hockey in partnership with Rotary Club of Picton – For ICE DIVIDERS to allow for increased use of the rink and enhanced minor sport programs for children.
  • Written Word Committee of the Prince Edward County Arts Council – For encouraging children’s literacy through the purchase of books for the County Kids Reads Program
  • Bloomfield Centre for Creativity – For support in expanding the programming and activities at the Center aimed at creative arts education for all ages.
  • Prince Edward Child Care Services’ Healthy Food Healthy Families program – For support for the Healthy Food Healthy Families Program which offers support and education for at-risk families
  • Millennium Trail through the Rotary Club of Wellington – For continuing the work of the Wellington Rotary on the Trail
  • CML Snider School – To help towards the purchase of SMART interactive whiteboards for the school.
  • Reaching for Rainbows – This after-school program provides a nurturing environment for girls in Grade 1 who are identified as being at risk. Reaching for Rainbows gives these girls the tools to achieve academic and social success. The program is an effort of St. Andrew's Presbetyrian Church in Picton, the Hastings Prince Edward Children's Aid Society, Children's Mental Health, Community Living Prince Edward and Alternatives for Women.
  • Ameliasburgh Town Hall – The reconstruction of the kitchen enabled community groups to continue to meet and learn there. This project was a coordinated effort of the Ameliasburgh Fair Board, the Ameliasburgh Garden Club, the Quinte Educational Museum and Archives, Mt. View Women’s Institute, Consecon Women's Institute, Rednersville Women's Institute, and Anglican Church Women.
  • Edith Fox Life and Loss Centre – This grant was for counselling services for a bereaved child whose family was unable to cover the cost.
  • Miller Family Nature Reserve – The creation of an ecologically significant protected area in South Marysburgh was a project of the Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust. This project was supported by the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
  • Hospice in the Home – A pilot project to create and provide resource kits to 20 families who were providing palliative at-home care to their loved ones. This project was a collaboration of Hospice Prince Edward, the PE Family Health Team, Quinte Healthcare, CCAC, PE Community Care for Seniors, and the Alzheimer’s Society.
  • The Milkweed Collective’s Creativity In Depth program – for County schools – A collaborative effort among local artists, the literacy coordinator for the Hastings Prince Edward School Board, the Prince Edward County Arts Council, and Bloomfield United Church.
  • YouthARTS – For an after school program for children aged 9 to 13 that promotes healthy activity and healthy life choices for children at risk, a collaboration of the Recreation Outreach Centre, the Bloomfield Centre for Creativity, Children's Mental Health, and the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.
  • The Children's Book Bank – This is a program to promote literacy among pre-schoolers whose families are unable to afford books, a collaboration of the Written Word Committee of the Prince Edward County Arts Council, the County of Prince Edward Public Library, the PEC Children's Aid Society, the Early Years Centre, and the Prince Edward Health Team.
  • Storehouse Foodbank in Wellington – For the purchase of a refrigerator and freezer. This purchase allows them to provide fresh milk, eggs, produce and meat to the families in need who turn to them – about 78 families per month.

Bursary Winners

Ruby Gaudett, a PECI graduate, won the 2018 Roberts Indigenous Reconciliation Bursary. Ruby is attending University of Toronto.

Mario Spinoza,a Nicholson Catholic College graduate, won the 2018 Peter Fleming Food To Farm Bursary and headed to Brock University studying Viticulture.

Alex Stasiw, a PECI graduate, won the 2018 Guenther Wetzel Trades Bursaryand attending St. Lawrence as an Electrical Apprentice.

Aiden Dubyk, a PECI graduate and winner of a 2018 Willi Fida Culinary Bursaryis studying at Niagara College.

Kristen Barsley, a PECI graduate and winner of a 2018 Willi Fida Culinary Bursaryis studying at Loyalist College.

Tucker Goodman, a Moira graduate and resident of Bloomfield, is also winner of a 2018 Willi Fida Culinary Bursary and studying at Loyalist College.

Kiersten Munroe, a PECI graduate, won the 2018 Virginia Cowan Memorial Bursaryand studying Commerce at Ottawa University.

Community Justice Funds – a TCF Fund

Prince Edward Learning Centre – To underwrite the purchase of PEFAC Memberships/Passes for youth clients to use whereby there is a link between Health and Recreation in reducing teenage drug, alcohol and smoking abuse. This money will be leveraged to be able to purchase more memberships.