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Our local Pride committees are gearing up to celebrate a busy Pride Month this June—seriously, there’s going to be so much to do and take part in. While we believe in celebrating Pride all year round, we want to shine a light on the work these committees do, all the celebrations they have planned for the month and what it means to them to see Pride celebrated in their communities. I recently caught up with three local committee members for their thoughts.


Owners Eric and Algerine of the Cookie Jar, a dessert shop in the Belleville Downtown District, specialize in fresh and custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Taking decadent to the next level, find some of the best tiramisu and macarons around.

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Get to know Shyra Barberstock, Co-founder, President & CEO of Kebaonish Inc., an Indigenous coffee and tea company headquartered in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.


Spring is one of my favourite times of year around here, there are so many exciting ways I like to refresh for the new season. I love to get back outside into all the nature the region offers, visit my favourite downtown shops and treat myself to all the delicious spring bounty. These are my must-do’s in the BoQ to put a spring in your step. 

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A collection of all our stories from the BoQ

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Let’s see what we got!

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The Bay of Quinte RMB Land Acknowledgement

The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board is committed to acknowledging, appreciating and understanding the Indigenous peoples’ historic connection to this land and to raising awareness by building relationships in collaboration with Indigenous partners and communities. 

We recognize and acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Mississauga, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee which includes the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) with whom we work in direct partnership with. 

This partnership focuses on the common goal of celebrating the region with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka who are equal partners within the organization and at the Board of Directors table contributing to the mandate and operations.

This mandate includes listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka and actively incorporating their culture and heritage into the practice of responsible destination marketing and management of the region.

We understand that this land acknowledgement is only a small step towards the larger process of reparations and reconciliation.

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