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From Dreaming to Doing

From Dreaming to Doing Dream, believe, achieve—these five Bay of Quinte entrepreneurial spirits have done all three. This group inspires us with their journeys from dreaming to doing, sharing a little insight into the how

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United Way HPE: Why Get Involved?

Tim Bannon’s involvement with United Way Hastings & Prince Edward began about 40 years ago when he first moved to the area and became a participant in one of their workplace payroll deduction campaigns. Since then, that role has evolved from monetary donations to active volunteerism, including a two-year stint as the organization’s Board of Director’s Chairperson. We recently chatted with Tim about what the United Way means to him.

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Brewed in the BoQ: Meyers Creek Brewing Company

Sometimes worlds collide, but with the very best of results. At least that’s bubbly Gretta Barnwell’s perspective. One of three owners behind the operation of Meyers Creek Brewing Company in Belleville, Barnwell happily reports both her co-partners, husband Bill and good friend Rick Stinchcombe, first became captivated by the beer-making process as young men, long before they knew each other.

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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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