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Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Melissa Brant

Melissa Brant, owner of She's High on Vibes poses with art of a turtle, leaves and trees painted on her chest.

An interview with Melissa Brant of She’s High on Vibes in Belleville. Personal pronouns. She/Her Briefly describe your business. She’s High on Vibes offers unique meditation, movement and art classes for the purpose of spreading joy in the community for both youth and adults. I am a certified reiki practitioner, life coach and hula hoop instructor. My experience and knowledge allow me to deliver a fresh, fun new experience for the community in order to raise our energy individually ...


After two years of pandemic restrictions, Bay of Quinte Pride is excited to be returning to in-person events. We asked Stacey Love-Jolicoeur, Chair of Bay of Quinte Pride 2022, about what we can look forward to this June and how our local Pride celebrations have grown over the years. When did Bay of Quinte Pride start? Bay of Quinte Pride began in Belleville about 10 years ago because local youth wanted representation. About 30 youth made posters and walked ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Shan Khan

An interview with Shan Khan of Structural Stamina in Belleville. Personal pronouns. He/Him Briefly describe your business. Structural Stamina is an easy-to-use platform, built to inspire a holistic approach to health and promote an active lifestyle. We offer services related to yoga, fitness, nutrition and self-defense. What brought you to the region? I attended Loyalist College. What makes the Bay of Quinte a good fit for your business? Structural Stamina is primarily run online, but I enjoy the Bay ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Jen Cook and John Lott

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An interview with Jen Cook and John Lott of H2O Getaways in Quinte West. Pronouns: Jen (she/her), John (he/him) Briefly describe your business. H2O Getaways is a boutique houseboat rental company, the first of its kind to operate along the lower half of the Trent-Severn Waterway, from Lock 1 in Quinte West, Ontario to Lock 21 in Peterborough, Ontario. We have reimagined, redesigned and renovated our boutique houseboats to include creature comforts such as upscale linens, bedding and towels, ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Melanie Horner

An interview with Melanie Horner of Firing Time Pottery in Brighton. Pronouns: she/ her Describe your business. Firing Time Pottery creates personalized ceramic clocks for all occasions and businesses! We also make baby announcement plates, house name plaques and yarn bowls and planters with a personality. Raku horsehair and feather are our specialty. Pottery classes and workshops for ages 5 – 95, so come and show your creativity! Workshops hosted at Firing Time studio in Brighton and other venues upon ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Dorian Widling

A person wearing a blue shirt standing in a garage with tools behind him.

An interview with Dorian Widling of Broken Tower Knives. Personal pronouns: He/Him  Briefly describe your business. At Broken Tower Knives I create hand-made custom kitchen knives for the home or professional cook. But I’m about so much more than that. As someone who is obsessed with food and good eating, I’m working hard to create a brand that helps passionate cooks to unlock their full culinary potential. I strive to create products that inspire and motivate, and I do ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Raul DeBorja

A person wearing a green shirt and black apron standing in a cafe.

An interview with Raul DeBorja of The Riverbrake Cafe. Personal pronouns – He/Him Briefly describe your business. The Riverbrake Café is a family restaurant and serves breakfast, lunch, desserts and appetizers. Known for our homemade soups along with different varieties of daily specials and a great selection of salads, sandwiches, wraps and desserts. What brought you to the region? My wife and I lived in Toronto for most of our life. When our family members got posted to CFB ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Meghan and Alex Callisto

Alex and Meghan Callisto, owners of The Cottage by Callisto, standing side-by-side holding hands with trees in the background.

An interview with Meghan and Alex Callisto of Curated by Callisto and The Cottage by Callisto. Personal pronouns: Meghan (she/her) Alex Callisto (he/him) Briefly describe your business. We are a husband, wife and pup trio who loves to travel and share new experiences with each other! We own The Cottage by Callisto and rent this carefully curated space to vacationers looking to explore Brighton and the surrounding area. This cottage is our first property, however we plan to continue ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Brad + Rachel Gibson

Brad and Rachel Gibson, farmers and owners of Opoma Farms in Quinte West, standing side by side in front of a field.

An interview with Brad and Rachel Gibson of Opoma Farms. Describe your business. Opoma Farms is a generational farm that has evolved over the years. It started as a dairy farm then transitioned to beef and chicken followed by turkeys and organic cash crops. We are now primarily focused on our 100% grass fed and finished Red Devon beef. Rachel and I are now third-generation farmers on this land and together with her parents have the largest herd of ...

Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.