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SPRING 09

P R I N C E E D WA R D C O U N T Y A N D Q U I N T E C O U N T RY L I F E S T Y L E S

Spring Awakening
Early Blooms

Play A Round With Jodie


Course by Course

Revitalization Of The Bay Of Quinte


Saving our Bay
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Life in the County has become
County & Quinte Living
Spring is a time of new beginnings and a new beginning for the magazine is the change of name.
Since the spring of 2008, the area outside the County has been included in the content; we felt
it was now time to include it in the title, too.

As we grow, a new Advertising Sales Manager has been added to the team. Mandy Bradford,
a former resident of Colborne now living in Picton has an excellent sales and marketing
background and such a cheerful smile that I knew on our first meeting she would be a perfect fit
for the magazine. I’m sure those that have met her will agree.

Years ago as a cottager on Lake Consecon, I passed by the church located at the crossroads of
County Roads 1 and 2 many times. It’s a beautiful solid structure I have always admired and I
am delighted to feature this amazing home in this issue.

For those cleaning their golf clubs and dreaming about their first tee off, Jodie Jenkins, J.J. The Golf Guy, has written a great review of the local
courses and lets you know which club opens first. Live theatre is alive and well in this area. Debra Tosh writes on the newest theatre groups and
on one of the oldest, The Belleville Theatre Guild.

This year we will feature two series: one on sustainable living and the other on eating clean. Sustainable living is the new “buzz”, but what is it
really? Garnet McPherson answers that question and makes us think about our environment and our future on this earth in a way we may not
have before. In the eating clean series, Kathy Terpstra will have you considering what you put into your body every day.

The Bay of Quinte is not only one of the best places in the province for fishing and boating, it is also home to many plant and wildlife species.
We are pleased to feature the positive efforts being made by many organizations to revitalize the Bay.

Spring means buds, flowers, and birds, so who better to describe this special time of year than Carolyn Lecker of Black Walnut Gardens. You
will be inspired. Have a wonderful spring.
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In tHis Issue
Spring Awakening – Carolyn Lecker, 8
PUBLISHER OWNER
Donna Kearns Bowerman Church – Peter Fisk, 10
dkearns@countyandquinteliving.ca

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Eating Clean – Kathy Terpstra, 16


René Dick rene@scoutdesign.ca

DESIGN & PRODUCTION The Magic Moment when a Theatre is Born – Debra Tosh, 18
Michael Dickinson
Tom Lyons The Empire Strikes Back – Andy Forgie, 22
Vivy Naso
Maddi Traer
Sustainable Living – Garnet McPherson, 24
Assistant Editor
Emma Dobell
Play a Round with Jodie – Jodie Jenkins , 27
PHOTOGRAPHY
Marianne Gallagher
Trillium Wood Golf Club - Jodie Jenkins, 32
Donna Kearns

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Yukon Gold Potato Chips – Jon Alexiou, 34


Mark Bartkiw

CONTRIBUTORS Revitalization of The Bay of Quinte – Conrad Stang, 36


Jon Alexiou
Peter Fisk
Andy Forgie Making a Difference – Judy Kent, 46
Jodie Jenkins
Judy Kent Talking to Sick People – Deborah Kimmett, 49
Deborah Kimmett
Carolyn Lecker
Garnet McPherson
Conrad Stang
Kathy Terpstra
Debra Tosh

Advertising Sales Manager


Mandy Bradford
mbradford@countyandquinteliving.ca

County & Quinte Living is published


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We are pleased to welcome Mandy Bradford to Living with Art - the purple
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Spring
Awakening
I hear the orchestra tuning up outside Sixteen gardens weave their way in
my door and in my gardens this time and around the land. Early spring
of year. Lives far more sophisticated with its soft light and lengthening
than mine (a mere mortal) hear it days warms the earth and the
first. Long before I do, the animals, compacted ground begins to soften.
birds, insects, and yes, plants around Little patches expand into greater
here can tell the harbingers of spring. carpets of colour. Pickwick crocuses,
They can tell because they are the lavender striped with saffron threads
musicians. Birds sing, insects buzz, are clustered in some corners. Pretty
investigating the ground. The plants white, yellow and blue anemones are
in turn, feeling the sun and breath of gathered in others. In the woodland
busy life around them, break ground. areas tiny maroon chequered
Buds swell, bulbs re-invigorate, leaves fritillaria (snakeskin) bobs next to
unfurl. lovely burgundy and green lenten
roses.
Inside, less lyrically, the walls are alive
with half dozing life. Unwanted, over- As spring progresses “blues” reign
wintering tenants emerge stoned with supreme. The wilder wood violets
sleepiness. Cluster flies, so stupid, and deep blue scilla naturalize the
fall into your soup. Ants scurry past lawns. Little grape muscari and
corners. Drunken wasps and hornets, exquisite bluebells collect in many
having nested, who knows where, are of the beds, the rock garden is lush
party to this intermarriage. Spring is already with lime euphorbia, tiny
better outside. iris, teddy bear allium, buttercup
and fuzzy pasque flower. Nests
The thin blanket of snow having are filling. Snakes are reappearing
disappeared exposes lovely tear- (their old skins shirked into a bed
shaped snow drops. Close to winter’s or another). One praying mantis
departure, brilliant yellow aconite has found his way onto my kitchen
form lovely starbursts. Wood doves, table.
sparrows, chickadees, juncos, nut
hatches and competitive cardinals, By late May all the gardens are filling
blue jays and blackbirds are busy at and looking lush. The regal crown
the bird feeding stations. But the imperials, albeit lousy and oniony
songbirds are appearing now. A red- for smell, are resplendent in oranges,
tailed blackbird sings prettily on the reds and yellows. Surrounding them
branch, eyeing better nesting in the are the prima donnas of spring – the
valley below. Any day the precious tulips. From April to June, without
robins will appear truly announcing pause, tulips will dominate the
spring. They will not have sung one beds; translucent ones like Apricot
note till their journey is complete and Beauty, regal “Emperors”, colourfully
they have returned here to nest. Then painted “Artists”, pretty fringed
they will sing their little hearts out. pinks and long blooming double
So will the others coming again to peony types – as well, the blousy,
nest and nurture. The yellow finches, outrageous Parrot tulip. Supporting
hummingbirds, warblers, orioles, these is a great chorus of iris as
the purple martins and swallows, well as butterfly narcissus, trumpet
will compete for branches and eaves. daffodils, and delicate jonquils.
Even the nesting boxes, “condos” and
gourd houses will be filled to capacity. Perhaps their only real competition
Spring time is intoxicating here. for show was earlier – a serpentine
winding of bluebells, muscari, and
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Still with all the charm and promise that is spring comes a
need for real buckling down. Over the winter Black Walnut
Gardens is a mish mash of burlapped walls, cones and
unremarkable structures. Now burlap and stakes are removed,
herbaceous plants and shrubs cut back or appropriately pruned.
Old annuals need composting. Soil needs amending. Divide.
Divide. Thousands of seeds will be sown. Vegetables, flowers,
herbs. Exotics begun earlier inside, need potting up. Other
larger clay pots need sterilizing and setting out for use.

I am cheered on by nature’s creatures. Clearing off the mulch,


things scurry around and underneath me. When cleaning bird
houses, the birds attend in anticipation. Some shop for nearby
twigs, bits of fluff. Clever ones have been collecting wild animal
scat. They will interweave parts of this into nests, discouraging
predators. A time of preparation, exhaustion, renewal. Ah,
spring. Let the symphony begin.

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The Bowerman Church, built as a
Wesleyan Methodist Church, has been
a Gothic landmark at the junction of
County Rd. #1 and County Rd. #2,
known to many as simply “the four
corners”, for over 150 years. Surrounded
by mature black locust trees on 6 acres
of land, the entrance to the property is
a circular driveway that leads to the front
door of this stunning residence. Sitting in
stillness and grandeur, this architectural
monument beckons the casual passer-by
to at least hazard a second glance.

Bowerman Church
On the diagonal corner sits the original Bowerman home.
The Bowerman home, formerly a tavern, welcomed the weary
traveller as it is situated ideally, halfway between Consecon and
Picton. The connection between the two is both humorous and
profound. To more fully appreciate the relationship between
these two buildings and, specifically, how and why the Bowerman
Church was built, a few details of history may be helpful.

Beginnings

Many of the settlers of Prince Edward County in the early


1800s originated in New York State. Being Quakers, they were
pacifists. They refused to defy Britain; refused to take part in
the war of independence. Their lives centred around simplicity,
plain dress, and abstinence. Marriage outside of the Society of
Friends, as they called themselves, resulted in the ouster of a
member. Nonetheless, Thomas Bowerman Jr. did just that and,
as the son of one of the area’s leading Quaker families, actually
donated land to the Methodist community for the construction
of a church. The year was 1855.

One essential piece of information has yet to be disclosed and,


as a visit to the County archives will verify, the construction of
the church was greatly due to penance – that of Mr. Bowerman!
He needed to get back into the good graces of his wife:

“Mrs. Thomas Bowerman was, in many respects, a remarkable woman
and it was largely due to her untiring efforts—her life and incidents
which led to the building of the Church is, indeed, worthy of note
here.

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Thomas Bowerman started – what was
called in those days a tavern. After he had
continued to carry on the business for some
time. His wife was determined to put an end
to it and to accomplish this she took an axe
and went down into the cellar where the
barrels of whiskey were, and she broke in
the heads of the barrels and emptied out all
the whiskey.

This incident led to a revival, and her son, who


afterwards became the Rev. George Young, was
converted. Hence the building of the Bowerman’s
Church. Mr. Bowerman, himself, gave the land for
the building of the Church, and Mr. Daniel Pettet
gave the land for Bowerman’s Cemetery.”

Transitions

The Bowerman Church has withstood many


storms and many
transitions. In 1968
it ceased to function
as a church and was
sold to the highest
bidder. After a short
life as a tea room,
it later became the
home and gallery of Photo Courtesy of Elliott Sage
celebrated County
artist Norah Schneider. The “Grey Stone
Gallery” was well known to locals as well as to
tourists. In 1999, a major fire (9 fire trucks from
four districts were summoned!) actually gave
the church a new life. Much of the building was
reconstructed and re-engineered. Blueprints
show new steel beams replacing the original
hand-hewn timbers. Foam insulation was
applied to all limestone interior walls with the
exception of the area surrounding the wood
stove, which now is used as the primary source
of heating.

What seems to set off the Bowerman Church


from so many other churches in the County are
the windows. Fashioned from B.C. fir, the inset
mullions divide each window into 32 panes,
topped by a Gothic cone or arch. Each window
is 14 feet high and there are no less than eight.
With the exception of only the front east window
all 14 (of 16) cones are hinged and open inward.
Screen mesh keeps out most insects when the
cones are open to absorb the county breezes.
Perhaps second only to the beauty of the windows
is the limestone that houses them. This limestone
is almost 24 inches thick and is capped by a
pitched roof line that extends the front and
rear limestone facades with moulded wooden
soffit and gentle gable returns typical of this period
style.

On a somewhat more personal basis, what makes


this building so special is its understated

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simplicity and lack of
pretension. Internally
there are 3 floors, accessed
by both front and rear
staircases. But it is the
windows, particularly, that
let abundant natural light
permeate the building on
the first and second floors.
And to further enhance the
flow of light, several original
windows that were saved
after the fire have been
relocated above and beside
internal doors. Yet at night,
when the electric lights are
on, the building appears to
take on the surreal aspect
of a doll’s house. People on
the outside can clearly see in on both levels simultaneously as
there are no window dressings.

The Right Choice

As current owners, the ultimate question is whether the move


(on a whim) from Unionville to our present locale was a wise
decision. After all, we both gave up well-paying jobs and knew
virtually nobody and nothing of century buildings and their
inherent challenges. Knowing that our choice to take the plunge
and roll the dice just felt “right”, we did just that. Instinct can be
a wonderful guide.

Three and a half years later, we can say unequivocally our decision
to relocate was more than we could have ever planned. The County
of Prince Edward is rich in friendliness, history, and recreation.
Whether we sit by the fire that eternally attempts to heat this
grand old building during the long cold winter months, or bask
in the summer sunlight on the front porch, we know that we have
arrived where we were destined to be.

Owners Peter Fisk, Sharon Cathcart, and Bijou


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EATING
CLEANWhat you put in your body counts!
Have you ever wished that you had more energy?
Ever wondered why you feel sluggish and seem
to pick up every cold that comes within 10 km
of you? Are you carrying around an extra 10,
20, or 50 lbs. that you just can’t seem to get rid
of? Have I got your attention yet?

Welcome to this series of articles on


clean eating! Join me this year as
I attempt to introduce you to a
way of nourishing your body
that will increase your energy,
help you lose the extra
weight you are carrying
around, make your skin
glow, and boost your self-
esteem. We all know that
when we do something
good for ourselves – we
feel good about life!

Let’s start by going over


some information that you
probably already know but
it will set the stage for what
is to follow. We all know how
we should eat but sometimes
(most of the time!) we don’t get
around to doing that. We lead busy
lifestyles and the food companies have
come to our “rescue” by producing a ton of
convenient foods for us to buy. The problem
with most of this convenient food is that it
is sorely lacking in the nutrients that our
bodies need to properly function and repair
themselves.
When we eat, our body looks over the nutrients
that we have fed it and then uses what it can.
If the nutrients that our bodies need are not
present, our bodies signal to us that we are
hungry again. Think about this next statement
Did you know that 80% of for a moment: Our society is overfed and
undernourished. As North Americans, we
what your body looks like have access to as much food as we want simply
by going to the grocery store but our bodies are
is directly related to what screaming for nourishment.

you put in your mouth? The What does eating clean mean? Eating clean
is a very simple concept – something that our
other 20% is attributed to grandparents did without even having to make
that choice. The concept is that you need to
genes and exercise. eat food as close to its original state as possible.

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The less processed the food is, the more nutrients it has to fuel
your body. It’s about making better food choices so that you do
not go hungry. Clean food is low in fats, salt, and sugar. Eating
clean means that you choose fruits instead of fruit juices, fresh
vegetables instead of salt-laden canned vegetables, whole-grain
bread and oatmeal rather than white bread and sugary cereals,
water over alcohol or soda, and a bowl of berries for dessert
instead of a bowl of ice cream.

There are several other principles that go along with an eating


clean lifestyle:

•E
 at 5 or 6 small meals every day;
•E
 at every 2-3 hours to maintain blood sugar levels;
•D
 rink at least 2 litres, or 8 cups, of water each day;
•N
 ever miss a meal – especially breakfast!
•E
 at a balanced diet consisting of proteins, carbohydrates,
and fats;
•D
 epend on fresh fruits and vegetables for fibre, vitamins,
and enzymes;
•C
 arry a cooler loaded with clean foods to get through
the day;
•A
 void sugar-loaded colas and juices;
•A
 void calorie-dense foods that contain little nutritional
value.

I’m sure that you looked at the point of eating 5 or 6 small


meals a day and thought “if I eat that much food, I’ll gain more
weight than ever!” There is a method behind this thought.
Each of these meals should consist of approximately 300-400
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A lot of women in particular, have a love-hate relationship


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When does that lighting bolt
occur? What has to happen to The Magic Moment
ignite the dream of live theatre
in a community? A desire to When A Theatre
Is Born
produce your own written word?
A city-sponsored survey?
A conversation over iced tea
on a hot afternoon? Or just
being tired of driving to and fro
Prince Edward Community Theatre
between other towns? Cherry Valley boy Lynn Fennell started up his own theatre company last
year called Prince Edward Community Theatre. After gassing up his vehicle
and spending countless hours on the road, he decided to fill the theatre gap
Here are the stories of the birth in Picton. Now he directs and produces his own shows. Their first season
of four local theatres. features three productions, with four performances each, at the Picton
Town Hall.
 
Their inaugural show was The Murder Room, a comedy thriller by Jack Sharkey
last November. It starred Lewis Frape, Helen Wells (a.k.a Lenni Stewart), Susan
Matthews, Sid Wells, Hilary Hunter, and Mike Zaffino. Their second show
was Special Occasions, a romantic comedy by Bernard Slade. The two-hander
starred Wendy Hay of Bloomfield and Fennell himself, with a dinner theatre
package available for Valentine’s Day. How the Other Half Loves, a comedy
about three couples by Alan Ayckbourn will be held in May.
 
Fennell first got involved in musical theatre in 1988, when his children were
taking classes at the Dance Den in Belleville. He discovered that he liked it
and performed in a few shows for them. In 1995, he joined Domino Theatre
in Kingston, where he performed and directed through 2006. His first show
with The Belleville Theatre Guild was in 1999. Fennell said he has lots of
good memories and appreciates all the opportunities he has been offered. He
is incorporating everything that he has learned into his recent productions.
Retired from teaching since June 2007, he plans to build on the company’s
initial success with a second season.

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Charlie and Jennie were eventually caught off the shores
Legend Theatre of Rochester in 1927. They swam ashore and surrendered.
Fortunately, they got a sympathetic judge, who knew Charlie’s
Legend Theatre was born of a desire to create original work. past. Their punishment was to make presentations in churches
Brian Conway wrote his first play for his school in Quebec and town halls about the evils of the liquor trade. The play is a
when he was only 12. He taught drama west of Toronto and has re-enactment of their last presentation.  
been involved in theatre for 35 years. Moving to Prince Edward  
County ten years ago, Brian and his wife Linda, a glass artist,
own a cottage resort on East Lake, outside of Cherry Valley. He
discovered that the only way to write, produce, and direct your
The Belleville Theatre Guild
own work was to do it all himself, so he founded his own theatre The Belleville Theatre Guild is the mainstay of theatre in the area
company and a legend was born. and the envy of many community theatres throughout Ontario
  and beyond. It was born on a summer’s day in 1951, by a group
His first production was Sweet Dreams of Patsy Cline at Mt. of friends gathered at the home of Gladys and Bert Simpson to
Tabor Church, a preview for the following summer. He has read a play for pleasure. They enjoyed it so much they decided
been fortunate to work with talented people including Don they would form a group and perform it. They met again that
Hinde, who was musical director for that production. Hinde fall at the Dickens Tea Room in downtown Belleville to plan a
taught music at the Picton high school but got his start playing public meeting in the Corby Library to form the group.
in burlesque houses.    
  In 1969, they acquired the use of the D.L. Storey Building on
This September, Conway will preview an original musical called Pinnacle Street, formerly the Salvation Army Citadel, now
Queen of the Rumrunners at a new theatre space in Picton.  The owned by the City of Belleville. They renamed it The Pinnacle
story is based on a book by Belleville’s C.W. Hunt entitled Playhouse.
Gentleman Charlie and the Lady Rumrunner.   Charlie Mills  
and Jennie Batley lived in Belleville and spent considerable time The Playhouse has undergone many transformations including
in and around the County. One scene takes place in Prinyer’s the initial refit to a 126-seat theatre with a revolving stage. In
Cove, formerly known then as “The Booze Bog”, as it was a 2002, the Belleville Theatre Guild built an elevator addition
well-used drop off point for liquor. The show is a musical that is with additional wing space, a new box office, and a barrier-
being written as a four-hander with a four-piece band. free washroom, with the help of a generous grant from The
  Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Guild also has an Annex, a
Charlie, an ex-flyer, was known as Gentleman Charlie.  His warehouse space that houses set pieces, props, costumes, board
girlfriend, Jennie, moved to Belleville after the war to marry a room, a workroom for their set builders, and rehearsal space for
soldier, who turned out to be married already. Her dream was upcoming productions.
to be the queen of the rumrunners. A friend introduced them  
to Legs Diamond, a central figure in the illegal alcohol business, The final two Guild productions this year are Sinners by Norm
who spent a lot of time around Belleville and Kingston. His Foster in April and A Little Night Music, book by Hugh
girlfriend was Kiki Roberts, a Ziegfeld girl. These two characters
round out the rest of the cast.
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Bay of Quinte
 
Community Players
In an interesting twist, the birth of a
new theatre in Trenton was spearheaded
from town council. A survey called the
Trenton Community Improvement Plan
Study was sent to all taxpayers asking
what leisure activity would draw them
downtown. Thirty items were listed.
They were shocked when the number
one response was live theatre. Sylvia
Fernandez, a volunteer on the economic
development council, was sent on a quest
to develop a theatre project. A series of
meetings were held with the Downtown
Business Improvement Association
of Quinte West and The Bay
of Quinte Community Players
was born.

They plan to offer a minimum of five plays


per year and it is hoped that Riverside Music
Wheeler, music and lyrics by Stephen George F. Walker, The Mousetrap by Studios will produce a children’s musical
Sondheim that opens in late May. Agatha Christie, and the musical South review as the sixth production. Their first
  Pacific, book by Oscar Hammerstein production is Perfect Wedding by Robin
The Guild celebrates their 58th season in II and Joshua Logan, music by Oscar Hawdon, in late March and early April.
2009/2010 by offering Relatively Speaking Hammerstein II. Something new that will   
by Alan Ayckbourn, I Remember Mama be highly welcomed next season will be Mayor John Williams and councillors
by John van Druten, The Art of War by Sunday matinees! of Quinte West offered a start-up

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THE EMPIRE
STRIKES BACK
The Empire began in 1939, as the McCarthy Theatre, one of three movie theatres
that dotted Front Street in Belleville. By the early 60s, the theatre had closed
its doors and eventually became the home of a popular sports and hobby store,
Stephen License Ltd.

In 2002, Mark Rashotte, also a professional musician and recording artist with
Capitol Records in the 1980s, and his wife Rose Mary Rashotte, purchased
the McCarthy building. Mark’s years of touring and performing provided him
with a unique insight as to what a performing arts centre should provide both
the audience and entertainer. The result is the current state-of-the-art 700-seat
gem, which includes two licensed lounges. The theatre is described by many
performers and patrons as one of the finest in Ontario.

Since The Empire’s grand opening in September of 2003, there has been no
looking back as it continues to host top national and international performers.
From pop, rock, blues, jazz, country, and classical, it all happens at The Empire
Theatre.

Those who have graced the stage range from comedic giants Bob Newhart
and The Smothers Brothers; Canada’s top bands, Great Big Sea, Blue Rodeo,
and The Tragically Hip; folk and blues legends, Judy Collins and Buddy Guy;
contemporary and traditional country favourites from Johnny Reid and Tommy
Hunter, to international stage shows Bowfire and Barrage.

The theatre’s movie history continues to be honoured with the screening of


current acclaimed films, complemented by the venue’s big screen and sound
system, all in the comfort and style of the grand movie theatre era. Cafe e Eatery
and Empire Square Live, an outdoor concert facility for 3000-plus people, are
now welcome additions to the Empire.

The spin-off effect on Belleville’s once struggling downtown is there for all to
see. Restaurants are buzzing with pre-show concert goers and hotels are booking
to capacity with out of town guests coming to see their favourite performer.

Those who have lived in Belleville for generations are pinching themselves and
those who are new to our community are simply amazed.

Andy Forgie is the Promotions Manager for The Empire Theatre


& Centre for the Performing Arts. Andy continues to perform,
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What is
sustainability
any way?
My grandfather used to say that “it is not what
happens to you that matters, but what you do
about it that will make the difference in your life”.
The same could be said of our society and, in fact,
our species.
Times are always changing and clearly each generation has its challenge
to meet. It seems that ours, as it turns out, is pivotal to the future of
mankind and all life as we know it on this planet. We did not ask
for this to be on our plate, but neither did other generations get to
choose the lesson of their times. Their success always depended on
their ability to identify the problem and to come up with creative and
effective solutions to address the problem. From many perspectives,
there is only one success that counts right now and it all starts with
understanding what it means to be sustainable.
As director of the Earthwalk Sustainable Living Center near
Colborne, Ontario, I travel the country speaking to a wide variety
of institutions and organizations on the subject of creating a sustainable
society. I am talking to thousands of people each month about the
subject of sustainability yet I have found that a great number of people
don’t have a clear concept about what sustainability really means.

24 COUNTY & QUINTE LIVING SPRING 2009


The best answer would be H. Sustainability is, in many ways, a
different way of thinking.

Sustainable living and sustainability mean different things


to different people. However, it has come to mean the ability
to meet present needs without damaging or depleting the
environmental, economic, or social resources that future
generations will need.

In short, sustainability is the ability to provide for the needs of


the world’s population without damaging the ability of future
generations to provide for themselves. When a process is truly
I have heard hundreds of variations of what sustainability sustainable, it can be carried out over and over again without
means to members of my audiences. So I thought that I would negative environmental effects or significantly high costs to
kick off this series of articles on sustainable living with a anyone involved. For planet Earth, it provides optimum results
discussion of what it means in terms of humankind and to us for the human and natural environments, both now and into
as individuals. the future.

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What do you think it means to live sustainably? new concept, in spite of the fact that it is emerging as the most
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B. Reducing our impact on the Earth’s resources. to deal with the issue in very concrete, if not dramatic, terms
C. Making lifestyle and consumer choices to limit our use of in order to save life as we know it in this country and on this
resources. planet. There is a significant and growing body of scientific
D. Living more simply. evidence that we are approaching an environmental tipping
E. Taking care of nature so nature can take care of us. point. Any way you look at it, “sustainability” is a concept that
F. Meeting our needs without compromising the ability of must grow in our consciousness as, in many respects, we are
future generations to meet their needs. at the “push comes to shove” point in our history. We cannot
G. Creating a balance between our natural systems, our afford a “too little, too late” approach because there will not be
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The large scale studies on biodiversity that produce data on
terrestrial, marine, and freshwater species from around the
earth, are showing alarming trends in our biosphere. We are
seeing declining populations in all three. Between 1970 and
2003, the index for all of these ecosystems fell by about 30%.
This worldwide trend suggests that we have been degrading
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unless we can get it all tidied up in a big hurry there may not
be any more apples to worry about!

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sustainability and all of the solutions that each of us can do to
contribute to turning these trends around. Join us in the next
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our homes, in our communities, and in our world.

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Managing Editor of Sustainable Living Magazine
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A classic course with plenty of trees, which calls for the ability A lot of history at this facility as it originally opened in 1921.
to shape shots and make wise choices. Known for its lightning Since then it has seen growth to where it is now, an 18-hole
fast greens, Barcovan is a treat for players of all levels. One of track that boasts, as far as I am concerned, the toughest par 3’s
the things that sticks out the most to me about this course is in the area. The par 3’s appear to be a heck of a lot closer than
the premium that is placed on putting your ball where it needs they are and I find that most people underclub (that tip is for
to be. Not to say you can’t be a little wayward with some shots free). Bay of Quinte is also the course where Nationwide and
but, if you are capable of hitting targets, you will be rewarded. PGA professional Jon Mills spent most of his days bombing
I know that there have been several times where I have found drives and draining 4 footers. Speaking of bombing the ball,
myself hitting out from under trees that certainly can make Bay of Quinte is the kind of course where a long driver can
for an interesting day. Barcovan is a complete course from all get away with maybe not keeping it on the fairway at all times.
angles: playability, greens, atmosphere, views and scoring. Do Length is rewarded at this course and if you can get it out there
yourself a favour and make Barcovan one of your stops this you will have a better chance at scoring. On the putting side
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Barcovan Golf Club get past the first hole, you will be exposed to a 17-hole stretch
of beautiful holes, views, and surroundings. Another great
aspect of Black Bear Ridge is their driving range, which is also
elevated quite well and allows for a serious range specialist to
really assess where their game is. Black Bear is a great stop for
those that want their golf day to not only be a game but also an
experience.

Briar Fox Golf & Country Club


Briar Fox is a mainstay in this area and has always been a
facility where people feel welcome and the staff go to great
lengths to ensure you will want to come back. This course will
allow for scoring opportunities, but it is also a great course to
allow beginners to begin exploring the facets of the game of
golf. Their junior program has churned out a lot of impressive
of things, the greens at Bay of Quinte are so subtle with their youngsters and their ability to embrace the young generation
breaks that you can walk in there thinking you are rolling the on the fairways is a testimony to building the players of the
ball well only to be brought to your knees quite quickly. Bay of future. If you are looking for a relaxing day with friends and
Quinte is a course that continues to stand up to the test of time. score is not a priority, Briar Fox is the kind of place where all
can have fun.

Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Napanee Golf & Country Club
My introduction to this course was the first year it opened
when I was honoured to play with owner Brian Magee. His The Granddaddy of them all, Napanee Golf and Country Club
commentary during the round on what was done and why was has been operating on County Road 8 in Napanee for more than
a nice treat for a course that really has no equal when it comes 100 years. A 9-hole course that offers great terrain and some
to conditioning of the turf. The first hole could be the nicest very challenging holes. The opening hole is a straightforward
opening hole in the area with a great elevated tee, which looks par 4 that just sets the tone for your round. A birdie on number
down on a somewhat intimidating landing area. Once you one is a great start but maintaining that under par score will be

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put to the test immediately on number 2. Napanee has a great order of the day, but local designer Steve Ward eventually added
mix of flat and hilly holes and you will use every club in your 9 more. Being down the middle of the fairway on this course
bag. Coming in on number 9 is a great hole, which forces you to is an asset as there is a great benefit to being able to keep it in
shoot up the hill, and tests your ability to gauge distance. This the short stuff. What I enjoyed about Picton was the shifting
course is certainly worth the drive to Napanee to experience an winds that come in off the bay, which can sometimes force you
historic facility. to be creative in shaping your shots. A nice drive to the County,
a leisurely stroll through the downtown, and a round at
Picton Golf and Country Club makes for a great way to spend
Oak Hills Golf Club the day!

One of the most attractive things with Oak Hills is the fact that
it boasts two 18-hole tracks. If you really want to make a day of Timber Ridge Golf Course
it, I cannot think of a better way to do it than to play 36 holes
all at one location for one fee! Whether you do the Highland Timber Ridge has been the recipient of several awards handed
or the Glen you will be in for a great day of golf. If you are a out by different publications in the last couple years and
walking player, both courses offer some great terrain that will deservedly so. This Steve Ward design is a great complement
put your cardio endurance to the test. A place that is always to Trillium Wood (also a Steve Ward design) and is a course,
buzzing with activity, Oak Hills is also another course where that makes you feel like you are in pro mode. One thing you
junior golfers are encouraged and developed. Another sweet will hear about Timber Ridge over and over is the greens. The
part of Oak Hills is that, generally, it is one of the first facilities greens all have some amazing undulations, which can either
to open for the season in the area and I am always one of the make you or break you in a hurry. Personally, I don’t think
first to book a time to get in that first round. they are as outrageous as some would lead you to believe but I
am sure that if the greens mowers were lowered a little, those
surfaces would be dangerous. I really enjoy the Timber layout;
Picton Golf & Country Club the holes guide you around the property nicely and making a
birdie or two on the day can make you feel real good. One tip,
This is one of those places where I have not had a lot of before you tee off, roll some putts, like maybe 150. Then you
opportunities to play simply because of the hectic pace of life. should be good to go.
Having said that, the few times I have played have been nothing
short of great. The County lifestyle is reflected in this course,
as it is a relaxing yet challenging layout, which will become a
mainstay on your places-to-play list. Originally, 9 holes were the

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Trillium Wood Golf Club Picton Golf Course - Photo by:Pat Lacroix

Trillium is probably one of the better-known courses in the area


because of its beautiful layout and its level of customer service.
It is not unusual to see the GM out welcoming players and even
assisting in unloading your bag onto your cart. At Trillium,
because of the tree-lined fairways, it often seems like you have
the entire course to yourself. This is a great track for easing
you in with some scoring chances in the early going then you
encounter a stretch of 3, 4 and 5, which can often indicate what
your round will end up looking like. Bentgrass tees, greens,
and fairways are second to none and the maintenance team
does an amazing job. Trillium also operates a great dining area
that is perfect for grabbing a bite before or after the round. I
recommend the Trillium club sandwich and kettle chips.

Trenton Golf Club


Hands down, one of the most necessary courses in the area
because it is almost always the first to open! To someone who
loves golf, being able to play before any other course opens is
something we look forward to and often spend nights dreaming
of. This course offers 9 holes of great fun, perfect for honing
some shots early on in the season and is also a great place
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Roundel Glen Golf Course Loyalist Golf Club
(8 Wing) Loyalist is one of those places where you know you will get a
great round of golf in. The course itself is kept in great shape
I need to be honest: the only time I have played this course and the layout is very appealing. The most difficult aspect I
was a few years ago, in the dark at a glow ball fundraiser for find when playing there is the wind, it can really pick up at
CNIB. Granted the conditions of evening golf are not the best times and will often wreak havoc with your shots. The other
to give a great review of the track but I do know that this place interesting thing about the track is that some of the holes wind
commands a lot of attention from locals and those outside through the housing development and makes for some great
the area. I honestly have never heard anything bad about this pressure shots off the tee. Nothing like worrying about hooking
course and players are always quick to name 8 Wing as one of your shot into somebody’s window when you are at even par
their stops on the summer circuit. One thing I do know is that for the round! Loyalist has a great practice facility as well as
trees play a large role in each player’s round and can result in an amazing clubhouse that is suitable for a myriad of events.
some interesting shot selections if you happen to be behind This is a great place to visit and certainly will make you want
or beside one. Maybe this year I will be able to make it out to
play – in the sunshine! to return.

Jodie Jenkins, “The Golf Guy” is heading into


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Again, I must confess, another course I have never played.
Thankfully, Erin Traer was successful in tracking me down
to pass along some great info on this beautiful 9-hole facility.
This is an Azinger-designed championship length track that
mixes tree-lined holes with links style designs. Wellington
allows golfers of any level to enjoy their round without
wanting to snap their 7 iron in half. Another attractive aspect
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Trillium Wood
Golf Club

This course has come a long way in offers players the opportunity to keep take care of all wedding, corporate, and
its 10-year existence. Some original track of the “leaderboard” and see where general gathering needs.
members probably remember the they sit in relation to everyone else.
The final point I must make about
days of playing in the early going and The course itself is amazing. I find that Trillium is the people. From regular
also pulling rocks out of the fairway it’s a course that you never get tired members to the staff, they are always
to assist in the development of the of playing; each day seems to present smiling and going out of their way to
something different and the challenge make your day one to remember. From
turf.
to push yourself to be better is always Colin Pine in the pro-shop to Caleb
present. There are two holes that I really getting your bag from your car, to Bob,
Now Trillium boasts some of the best
enjoy, number 6 and number 13. Six is Darwin, and Murray sending you off on
fairways and greens in the area. Bentgrass
a par 5, dogleg right that invites you to number one, this team is here to make
wall-to-wall at Trillium makes for superb
bite a chunk off the corner to get there you feel like the star! Speaking of staff,
playing conditions and each year there
in two, however, it seems to me that I if you get a chance, track down one of
are improvements all over the course
am usually playing out of the trees when the top brass, Steve McCurdy, and ask
that enhance each round played.
I attempt this. Number 13 looks like a him to share the “that ain’t no snake
straightforward par 4, but the tee shot is territory” story. You will be glad you
Here’s what we know about the course:
crucial. The smart play is a fairway wood did. Trillium Wood should be proud
high quality service that puts the focus
off the tee. Keep it in the middle and go of what they have accomplished and I
on the customer and fully-paved cart
from there. Nothing beats teeing off on look forward to seeing where they go
paths that can also assist in taking a 230-
number one in July at 7 a.m. with the from here.
yard drive to a 275-yard drive if you can
regulars!
hit the path in the right spot.
Jodie Jenkins, “The
Trillium is also coming into its third Golf Guy”, is heading
Last year, Trillium launched its full
year of a full restaurant setup that has into his eighth year of
GPS outfit on all carts which really
really seen an increase of usage each broadcasting his golf
makes your day a treat. Not only can
year. Trillium boasts an amazing bar program on 800 CJBQ.
you get exact yardages but you can order
with a sweet flatscreen, a very welcoming
food and beverages right from your
dining area, and an always-packed patio This year he debuts
cart as well! The GPS also has another
that overlooks number 18 green. Since on the MY FM Network of stations across
interesting feature that allows them to
the addition of the restaurant area, Ontario. www.jjthegolfguy.com
be programmed for tournaments which
Trillium is now in a position to fully
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A Revitalization for
The Bay of Quinte
Efforts
underway
to save
our water

What was wrong with the Bay


It has been twenty-three years since the Bay of Quinte was identified as a
pollution hot spot, known as an “Area of Concern”, by the International Joint
Commission (a century old Canadian-American Great Lakes watchdog). The
Bay of Quinte is a 100-kilometre Z-shaped waterbody that stretches between
Trenton and Bath and is primarily fed by the Trent, Moira, Salmon, and
Napanee rivers. The impaired water quality in the Bay of Quinte was the
result of industrial, agricultural, and household practices that degraded the
Bay’s ecosystem. There was an influx of contaminants such as toxic chemicals,
fecal coliform bacteria, and eutrophic causing nutrients (i.e., phosphorus).
The inland and coastal wetlands of the Bay watershed were also partially or
completely lost with many others becoming unsuitable for fish and wildlife.

Times of Change
Thanks to the combined efforts of the Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan
team, Quinte Conservation, Lower Trent Conservation, Cataraqui Region
Conservation Authority, enthusiastic volunteers, landowners and the general
public, the ecosystem and water quality in the Bay has improved significantly.
The Remedial Action Plan, commonly known as the ‘Big Cleanup’, as noted
by Jeff Borisko, Implementation Manager for the Bay of Quinte Remedial
Action Plan, “is an ecosystem approach in restoring and protecting the Bay
by recognizing the complex interrelationships between water, land, air, and all
living things – including people”.

The Plan is implemented in three stages: the first stage defines the problem,
the second stage recommends and implements actions to restore the ecosystem,
and the third stage monitors its success. Currently, the Bay of Quinte has
completed stage two and is projected to complete stage three within the next

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of the Bay as an “Area of Concern” to an practices have also resulted in less toxic
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Environmental stewardship starts with you! Whether you are a
resident, farmer, or business owner your daily routine will have
an impact on the local water resources. And, since the Bay is
part of a very large watershed (over 18,000 square kilometres),
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41st Annual Picton
Rotary Oyster Fest
John Clarke, Steve Snider & Don Stanton

David Burn & Dusty Graham Bev Thomson & Chris


2. Rogers Andy Janikowski, Paul Gentile & Kirsten Musgrove

Gleaners Food
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Anita Halfpenny, John Rollins with Irene Dorner & John Fitzpatrick

John, Joan and Steven Halloran Jan and Danuta Jagaciak Margaret Dinsmore, Charlie & Annie Burghgraef

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Brian Garrard, Ingrid Moore, Pat Guernsey, Stella Newell


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Martha Sherratt, Len Kennedy, Jennifer Tretina & John Sherratt Evans & Evans Rick & Angeliqúe Belanger

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hosted by Mayor John Williams and Colonel
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Angel of Hope Award Winners Lt. Col. Chantal Fraser,


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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Generations For Peace
Generations For Peace is an initiative conceived and implemented by HRH Prince Feisal bin Al-
Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Son of the late King Hussein and a committed
proponent of peace, Prince Feisal has laid the groundwork for a global movement that is building
peace amongst young people in areas experiencing conflict and hostility. As an avid sportsman,
Prince Feisal believes sport can gather young people together in order to instill understanding,
tolerance, and respect.

With a background in international development through sport, I was asked to modify materials
prepared by the Coaching Association of Canada and research on conflict, program management,
advocacy, and leadership, into educational modules for the Peace Pioneer Certification Program
(PPCP). The PPCP is offered through Peace Camps which include workshops, interactive seminars,
presentations, debates, role playing, simulations, case studies, and sport sessions.

I was Lead Facilitator for the 08 Generations For Peace Camp held in Amman, Jordan from
November 26 to December 6, 2008. Seventy-one delegates from 16 war-torn countries (Afghanistan,
Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Sri
Lanka, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe) attended the 10-day camp supported by 25 staff from
Canada, Dubai, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Nigeria, USA, and the UK.

The United Nations, UNICEF, the United Nations Development Program, the British Council,
and National Olympic Committees recommended delegates. Although most of the delegates come
from difficult situations, they have all made a commitment to peace building. Beyond conflict issues
such as the child soldier, tribal, religious and ethnic clashes, and refugees and displaced persons,
the 08 Camp focused on integrating those usually excluded from community life, such as girls and
women, persons with disabilities, and orphans.

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The goal of the Peace Camp is to equip the graduate Peace
Pioneers with the necessary tools, knowledge, and practical
support to return to their communities and bring people in
conflict together through a Generations For Peace program.

I will be continuing as Lead Facilitator for the 2009 Camp


in Abu Dhabi, March 1 to 10, hosted by Sheikh Hamdan bin
Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State
for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates. Most of the
delegates will be from Asia and the Middle East, including
Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, and
Lebanon.

08 Camp Delegate Michael Olufemi Sodipo


of Nigeria
Michael escaped with his life when his house was ambushed
by a mob sweeping through his town of Kano. His car was
firebombed and his house destroyed simply because he comes
from the southern part of the country. The mob searched for
him for five terrifying hours before moving on to their next
target. “Whilst I was hiding, I could see and hear that the mob
was made up of young boys. They were no older than teenagers
and yet you could see the hatred clearly on their faces. I knew
then that I had to try and do something to make a difference.
These boys had not been given a chance at life.” Michael
founded Nigeria’s Peace Initiative Network and is incorporating
skills learned at Camp 08 to engage 14- to 18-year-olds from 50
ethnic backgrounds. “It’s all about how peace education and
sport can now play a major role in what we are trying to do in
Nigeria.”

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Camp Delegate Samuel Ahmed Tukpah of
Liberia
Samuel works with children who were abducted by rebels
to become child soldiers. Their stories are horrific. “They
have seen and done things no child should,” he said. Samuel
is working to re-integrate child soldiers, now young men,
into their community by having them build a sport centre,
developing skills, such as carpentry, plumbing, and painting.
When the centre is completed, these former child soldiers
will become leaders in offering sport programs for children
and youth.

Working with leaders from the Middle East, surrounded by


nations in conflict and yet committed to peace, gives me
hope for a better future. Some of the conflicts are centuries
old and to think we can resolve and build world peace is
not realistic. However, if we work with children to build
new attitudes of tolerance and respect – developing the next
generation as a “generation for peace” – then we can make
a difference.

Judy Kent is the Chair of Prince Edward


County Arts Council and one of the artists at
the Arts on Main Gallery in Picton. Judy is also
Vice President of the Prince Edward Point Bird
Observatory. Since 1984, Judy has been the
owner of an international consultancy,
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Talking to
Sick People
I earn a living as a comic but most people don’t know I come from
a medical family. My sister is a doctor. I am a hypochondriac. I like
to diagnose my symptoms ahead of time. I Google my symptoms on
Misdiagnosis.com because doctors are busy these days and I don’t
want them to think I am needy. 
 
Like most people, I don’t know what to say when people get sick. So
I took the Hospice course a few years ago and this may sound like a
strange thing to say but I loved it. We talked about all those things
you don’t talk get to bring up in normal conversation.
 
By the end, I knew I wouldn’t ever volunteer to go into a hospital
because of that candy-striper incident when I was a girl and the old
guy who wanted me to sponge bath him!

What I did decide to do was teach the communication component


of the course for a couple of years. Based on that experience, I GARAGE
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Because of budget restraints, I had to play both the sick person and
the well one. Yes, it’s me talking to myself. As you can see by the
photo, I did look worse than in my yearbook photo.
 
This small teaching video took 80 hours to prep, 10 hours to shoot,
and cost $11,400. PELA gave me a third and I raised $5,300 at a
fundraiser recently. So, financially I am almost there. (Are you
writing a cheque as you read?)
 
Once it is edited, I will make it available on the Web to any caregiver
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Spring 2009 Event Listings
For further events visit the event calendar at www.countyandquinteliving.ca. Events are subject to change, please
confirm event details with the organizer. Events may be submitted to dkearns@countyandquinteliving.ca
April 1 - 18 APRIL 17 - 19 April 21 613.476.8091 Crystal Palace, Picton
Sinners Quinte West Home & Leisure The Barber of Seville www.pictonrotary.ca
By Norm Foster Show Performed by the Quebec Opera
Belleville Theatre Guild, Community Gardens, Trenton. young singers. Empire Theatre, 42nd Anniversary Mariners Gala
613.967.1442 613.392.7635 Belleville 613.962.1232 Dinner
www.bellevilletheatreguild.ca www.quintewesthomeshow.com www.quinteartscouncil.org Waring House, Picton. Tickets $75
613.476.1159
April 11 APRIL 18 April 22
Giant Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Funfest Love Letters April 26
Eggstravaganza In Support of the Trenton Maranatha Church, Main Theatre, Midsummer Night’s Dream
West Zwicks Park & Market Square Memorial Hospital Foundation 100 College St. W. Belleville Presented by The Quinte Opera
Belleville Presented by the Knights of 613.969.7400 ex 2297 Guild. Recreation Centre, 116
www.bellevillechamber.ca Columbus. Dinner, Silent & www.quinteartscouncil.org Pinnacle St. Belleville. Tickets
Live Auction, Door prizes. Tickets 613.771.1564 or 613.395.2398
Prince Edward Point Bird $25 pp. Knight of Columbus Hall, April 23
Observatory Trenton. 613.392.2310 Keep the Faith Opening Reception – Otto
Banding station opens for Spring A fundraising concert for the Guild Donald Rogers
Migration April 19 held at Pinnacle Playhouse 2 – 6 pm Show runs April 24 –
www.peptbo.ca Earthday At Earthwalk 613.967.1442 May 26 Oeno Gallery
An Eco celebration with workshops, www.quinteartscouncil.org www.oenogallery.com
April 11 -12 & 18 - 19 art, music and fun in support
Rotary Waterfalls Tour in Prince of Earthwalk Eco Education April 24 May 27 – June 13
Edward County Center programs. Free admission, Jamie Stever Band A Little Night Music
For locations Picton Rotary Club donations appreciated.  247 County The Regent Theatre, Picton Belleville Theatre Guild,
www.pictonrotary.ca Rd #25, north of the Colborne exit 613.476.8416 ext. 28 613.967.1442
from the 401. 9am to 5pm.  905- www.theregenttheatre.org www.bellevilletheatreguild.ca
April 16 – 18 355-3000 www.ecoearthwalk.ca
Oleanna April 26 April 29
Quinte Actors Theatre. Spring Jazz Series Tri-County Food Network Puttin’ On The Ritz
The Ritchie Room, Capers Joe Sealy, piano and George Koller, Concert Fundraiser The Grand Salon Orchestra.
Restaurant, Belleville bass $15.00 cover charge. The Featuring Anita Halfpenny and Stirling Festival Theatre
613.962.1232 Waring House, Picton 613.476.7492 John Rollins Centennial School, 613.395.2100
www.quinteartscouncil.org www.pecjazz.org Belleville www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com
www.gleanersfoodbank.ca  
Sweet Dreams May 1 – 3
A tribute to Patsy Cline. April 24 - 26 Prince Edward County Antique
Stirling Festival Theatre The Lily Sisters, Renegade Rum Spring Show & Sale
613.395.2100 Runners Crystal Palace, Picton.
www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com County history comes alive in this 613.966.3937
new musical, Mt. Tabor Playhouse, www.pecantiques.com
April 17 - 18 Milford, Prince Edward County
A Bench And A Few Good Chairs 613.476.6143 May 2
The County Garden Show in countyhistory@hughes.net Invisible Ribbon Gala
support of the Lambs for Children Gourmet Wine, Dinner and
program. The Crystal Palace, 375 The Command Performance Auction. National Air Force
Main Street, Picton. Choir Museum of Canada, Trenton.
Daily Admission $10 Art of the Heart. The Regent Tickets $75 613.965.3575
www.benchandchair.org Theatre, Picton www.trentonmfrc.cfbtrenton.com
613.476.8416 ext. 28
April 17 - 19, 23 - 26, 30 The Picton Purdy Party www.theregenttheatre.org Enchantment at Sea
Over the River and Through the Readings of Al Purdy’s poetry, Albert College presents Mystery
Woods sharing of stories, memorabilia. April 25 Aboard the HMS Albert
Brighton Barn Theatre, 96 Young Silent auction. Refreshments Picton Rotary Wine Festival Tickets $100 613.968.5726
St. Brighton served, free admission, donations Dinner www.albertcollege.ca
www.brightonbarntheatre.ca appreciated 2 – 4 pm Books & Top chefs work in tandem to
Company, Picton prepare a gourmet 5 course dinner
www.purdyaframe.ca with local wine pairings. Silent
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Justin Hines in Concert by Northumberland Artists. Hors May 12 – 14 May 22
In support of Pathways to d’ouvres and cash bar tickets Buddy Wasisname and the Other Under Milk Wood
Independence, Maranatha Church, $20.00. 905.372.8315 ext 244 or Fellers Dylan Thomas. Presented by
Belleville, Tickets $25.00 paul.portelli@northumberlandcfdc.ca Stirling Festival Theatre Theatre Bayside.The Regent
613.963.2541 ext. 260 613.395.2100 Theatre, Picton 613.476.8416
The Abrams Brothers www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com www.theregenttheatre.org
Hotel California Concert opening, Trinity with
Stirling Festival Theatre Jeanette Arseneau and Tony May 13 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
613.395.2100 Silvestri. Presented by QEMA. The Buds of May Dinner Stirling Festival Theatre
www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com The Regent Theatre, Picton Napanee District Community 613.395.2100
613.476.8416 ext. 28 Foundation held at the Napanee www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com
MAY 2 - 3 www.theregenttheatre.org Golf & Country Club. Music by the
Ragtime Kid. 613.354.7333 May 22 - May 23
May 8 - 9, 15 -16 www.ndcf.ca Prince Edward County Authors
How the Other Half Lives Festival
Prince Edward Community MAY 15 - 17 Books & Company, 289 Main
Theatre. Picton Town Hall. Frankford Riverfest Street, Picton 613-476-3037
Tickets $12.50. 613.476.5925 Carnival rides and fireworks. www.pictonbookstore.com
lynnfennell@gmail.com 613.398.6200
May 22 – 24
May 9 - 18 May 16
Walleye World Live Release Prince Edward County Birding TERROIR
Fishing Weekend Festival Guided hikes daily at Prince Edward County’s Wine
Kiwanis 29th Annual Walleye 8:00 a.m., Banding demonstrations:  Celebration. Crystal Palace, Picton
World Live Release Fishing May 09-10 & May 16-17, Terry www.thecountywines.com/terroir
Derby on the Bay of Quinte. Sprague tsprague@kos.net
Headquarters-Centennial Park, 613.848.4549 May 16 – 18
Trenton. 613.392.7635 Gathering of Friends
www.kiwaniswalleyeworld.com May 10, 2009 Welcome Weekend at Brighton Parade of Homes
Mother’s Day Spring Ameliasburgh Historical Museum. Tour beautifully decorated model
Napanee Spring Craft Show Celebrations United Empire Loyalist re- homes in this showcase event
Train Station – John Street, Sandbanks Provincial Park. enactment. Living the Loyalist www.brightonparadeofhomes.ca
Napanee Join in the annual celebration lifestyle in canvas tents. 517 County
of wildflowers, birds and other Rd. 19. Adults $4, children $2. May 23
May 4 - 8 signs of spring. Guided walks, 613.393.2796 or 613.968.9678. The Elvis & Buddy Show
The Quinte Rotary Music Festival refreshments, Visitor Centre and The day the music died
A week-long, professionally Nature Shoppe. 613-393-3319 May 17 The Regent Theatre, Picton
adjudicated competition taking The Sadies 613.476.8416 ext. 28
place at the following churches: St. May 11 Juno Award Winning group. Fields www.theregenttheatre.org
Matthews, Bridge Street, Parkdale Quinte Rotary Music Festival on West Lake
and Salvation Army. Everyone Silver Trophy Competition held 15786 Loyalist Parkway (east of May 23 & 24
welcome 613.968.7781 in the evening at Bridge Street Wellington) 613-399-1414 Lilac Festival/Tea With The
www.rotary-belleville.org United Church. Public welcome.   Queen
613.968.7781 May 20 Macaulay Heritage Park, 35 Church
May 8 www.rotary-belleville.org Quinte Rotary Music Festival Street, Picton, Free admission to
Conference on the Arts Concert of the Stars. Albert Festival/ $10 pp for tea.
Gala reception at Northumberland College. 613.968.7711 613-476-3833
Heights, Grafton. Images of work www.rotary-belleville.org www.pecounty.on.ca/museums

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May 23 – June 6 June 6 June 11 - 14 Art Among the Ruins
Lies and Legends: The Musial Wingfield’s Inferno Loyalist Settlement Experience - Outdoor art show set among
Stories of Harry Chapin By Dan Needles. The Regent 225th Anniversary picturesque ruins of a 19th century
Presented by Lennox Theatre. The Theatre, Picton Re-enactments, Fife & Drum band, mill beside rapids of Napanee
Village Theatre – County Rd. 11, 613.476.8416 ext. 28 Herkimer Batteauxs doing battle River. 27 Earl Street Newburgh.
Selby. 613.354.3346 www.theregenttheatre.org offshore. UEL Heritage Centre & 613.378.2225
www.lennoxtheatre.ca Park, Adolphustown 613-373-2196
June 6 www.uel.ca June 14
May 27 Tour of Homes Art on the Fence
The Dofasco Male Chorus Napanee and surrounding area. 225th Anniversary Celebrations Ameliasburgh Historical Museum
Stirling Festival Theatre An impressive collection of four – Loyalist Landing 517 County Road 19, Ameliasburgh
613.395.2100 historic homes and three newer Strathcona Paper Centre – Napanee 10am - 4:30pm $2 admission
www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com homes 613-354-6668 www.uel.ca 613-968-9678
www.lasos.ca
May 28 The Audition JUNE 18 - 21
The 5th Annual Play a round for June 6 - 7 The Regent Theatre, Picton
the Kids Golf Tournament 613.476.8416 ext. 28
Trillium Wood Golf Course, $125 www.theregenttheatre.org
early bird, $150 after April 30th.
613.242.9253 June 12 – 14
www.quintechildrensfoundation.org Greater Napanee Summerfest
with Steve Wingfield
May 30 Evangelestic outreach festival
Opening Reception – Ben celebrating with music, song and
Woolfitt children’s activities. 613.354.8699 Fiddlers on the Trent
3– 7 pm Show runs May 29 – www.stevewingfield.org Music fills the canalway. Frankford
June 23 Oeno Gallery Milford – PEC Cycling Weekend Tourist Park
www.oenogallery.com Omnium Stage races for OCA June 13 www.fiddlersonthetrent.150m.com
competitive cyclists Sat. & Sun.
MAY 30 - 31 & June 6 - 7 Kiwanis sponsored Cribbage ride June 19 - July 5
Oak Hills Studio Tour for everyone midday Sat.. Milford Art In The County
Tour several studios within the and Picton. cfagan@sympatico.ca Old Town Hall, King St., Picton
scenic Oaks Hills of Quinte West. 416.252.7903 10am - 5pm
613.395.5959 www.artinthecounty.com
June 7  
June 3 - 6 200th White Chapel Annual June 19 – 21
Elvis – The Concert Series! Service. White Chapel Rd. Stirling Truck Show
Stirling Festival Theatre Picton 613.476.3068 www.stirlingtruckshow.com
613.395.2100
www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com June 11 June 20
Opening reception – Artist Brian Gardener’s Gala The Piano Men
June 5 - 7 Lorimer Prince Edward Curling Rink, Songs of Billy Joel and Elton John
West Lake Bluegrass Celebration 6 – 8pm Show runs June 12 – July Picton 10am -3pm Flower Show, starring John Ritter
3 day Bluegrass Festival. 19. Gallery ArtPlus, Belleville Ikebana Exhibition, Plant Auction The Regent Theatre, Picton
Fields on West Lake, Wellington 613.961.1977 by Master Gardeners Guest 613.476.8416
519.496.0397 www.galleryartplus.com Speaker, Dennis Winters of Tales of www.theregenttheatre.org
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5th Annual Multicultural Festival July 4 – 5
Music, song, dance and
food celebration of Canada’s
multiculturalism. Conservation
Prinzen Ford Sales
Park – Victoria St. Napanee
50 Main Street, Bloomfield
Donnybrook Auction Sale 613.393.3318
9 auctioneers, simultaneously www.prinzenford.com
auctioning donated goods
Warkworth Arena
www.warkworthscsc.ca

June 25
Phedre 8 Wing CFB Trenton Armed
The Regent Theatre, Picton Forces Anniversary Weekend
613.476.8416 A weekend packed with
www.theregenttheatre.org entertainment for the whole family.
Air show, interactive displays. Free
June 27 admission. www.cfbtrenton.com
Mill Fest
A benefit in aid of Children of July 9 – 12
Fallen Soldiers. Fun outdoor Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic
heritage family activities during Festival
the day, dinner & concert indoors West Zwicks Park. Free admission
at night, at historic Stockdale Mill www.bellevillechamber.ca
Grist Mill, 1914 Stockdale Rd., 10
km. north of Trenton 613.398.6356 July 9 - July 25
www.stockdalemill.com Ship of Fire
Mt. Tabor Playhouse, Milford.
Opening Reception – Andrew Lui Wed to Sat at 8pm, matinees Wed
3 – 7 Show runs June 26 – July 21 & Sat. 2pm, 15th, 18th, 22nd and “Your County Ford Dealer for 25 years”
Oeno Gallery 25th, 1.866.584.1991
www.oenogallery.com www.festivalplayers.ca

June 28      July 11


Drums and Other Spirits Concert Mariners Museum Fish Fry
Black Walnut Gardens, 1695 A rollicking good evening of
County Rd. 17 dinner, music and silent auction.
613.476.8849 Tickets $20 Mariners Park
www.blackwalnutgardens.ca Museum, Prince Edward County
613.476.8392
July 1 museums@pecounty.on.ca

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Anderson Equipment Sales 53 L’Auberge de France 38


Angeline’s Restaurant, Leona Dombrowsky MPP 47
County Arborists Inn & Spa 39 Lockyer’s Country Gardens 47
SPECIALIZING IN: Lorne Park Nurseries ltd. 9
Proper Tree Pruning Barcovan Golf Club 31
Tarot readings Custom Sawmilling
for insight Brush Chipping Barrel Organ Grinder 52 Maritime Lobster Express 45
and inspiration Stump Grinding Bathworks 33 Marjorie Matthews, CFP, RFP
613-352-9910 Tree Planting BeautyWorks Day Spa 25 Investors Group 29
Removals
Belleville Downtown Business Master Bedroom 39
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Association 39 McDougall Insurance 20
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Best Western Belleville 28 Mennonite Furniture Collection 48
Body Synergy 54 Mindful Movements 44
Onstage at Brauer Homes/Young Cove 56 M-R Cigar & Chocolate 15
Brighton Barn Theatre Brighton Barn Theatre 54
Brighton Parade of Homes 55 Northumberland Hearing
April 17-May 2 Buddha Dog 15 Centres 35
Over the River and
Through the Woods Can-Asia Imports 54 Paul Gentile – Century 21
A comedy by Joe diPietro Chestnut Park Real Estate 9 Lanthorn R.E. 29
City Revival 47 Peter Fisk – Belleville Toyota 51
July 3-18 Photography by Marianne 52
Consultation includes Claramount Inn & Spa 6
The New creating a budget, County Arborists 54 Picton Golf and Country Club 30
Northumberland providing vendor referrals,
County Café and Wine Bar 48 Pinnacle Music Studios 14
and organizing an event
Calling Normandy plan for your big day. County Holiday Homes 51 Plumbing Plus 20
A musical tribute to Canada’s
County Weddings 54 Primer Educational Seminars 31
triumphal breakthrough Design services may range
at Juno Beach in 1944 Prince Edward County
from creating a unique
invitation to orchestrating Debra Tosh Re/Max Quinte Ltd. Arts Council 23
Sep 25-Oct 10 your entire County Brokerage 35
When the Reaper wedding. Prinzen Ford Sales 53
Calls Earl & Angelo’s 29
A comedy/thriller Earthwalk 49 R.W. Baldwin Construction &
By Peter Colley Elizabeth Crombie – Royal Fencing 44
Lepage Pro Alliance Realty 46 Ramada Inn on the Bay 43
Tickets $15 Engine Communications 47 Red Ball Radio 48
Box Office open 1 - 5 p.m. Red Tail Winery 9
Mon - Fri
96 Young St, Brighton Fairview Farm 9 Regent Theatre Foundation 23
(613) 475-2144 Family Dental Centre 7 Rett Wills 31
Farmgate Gardens 25 Rona 52
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613.399.3545 Fireplace Specialties 28
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Sandbanks Vacations 45
Gallery ArtPlus/Revue 17 ScotiaMcleod 43
Garage Door Company 49 Scout Design 26
Shaw’s Furniture & Appliances 15
Hastings Home Improvement 35 St. Lawrence Pools 3
Hickory Homes 43 Stockdale Mill 43
Hilden Homes 2 Supportive Soles 4
Susan’s Just Because 21
Ideal Bike 51
Imacs Renovation Company 38 Terra Vista Landscape 30
The County Fireplace Company 40
J.J. The Golf Guy 34 The Eckhart House 28
The Edith Fox Life & Loss Centre 15
Kaitlin Group 43 The Satisfied Soul 48
Kate Redmond Design 23
Knudsen Brady Vaughan CIBC Waring House Gourmet 21
Wood Gundy 26 Waring House Restaurant 21
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