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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 ...

STAYED IN, COMING OUT: BAY OF QUINTE PRIDE RETURNS FOR 2022

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 ...

The Landing of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Mohawk people holding a canoe and walking on grass towards the water for the Mohawk Landing celebration.

The Mohawk Landing Celebration returns again in person this year and will take place on Sunday, May 22. More details are available on our events calendar. THE LANDING OF THE MOHAWKS The ancestral homeland of the Kanyen’keha:ka (Mohawk) people was along the banks of the strategic Teyonontatátye River (Mohawk River) of present day New York State. According to the Rotinonhsyon:ni (People of the Longhouse) creation story, the world was created on the back of the turtle and Indigenous people ...

Garden Centres of the Bay of Quinte

Spring is here and gardening season is right around the corner! April is going to bring us plenty of showers, but that gives us time to daydream about May’s flowers. You won’t be-leaf all the options the BoQ has when it comes to garden centres. See below for some of the areas best places to stock up on all your gardening needs. THRASHER’S GARDEN CENTRE WHERE: 26 North Front St, Belleville SPROUT’S EARTH PRODUCTS WHERE: 673 Wallbridge Loyalist Rd, ...

College in the Community: Ralph Saint-Dic of Creative Culinary Delights

Three images side by side: a charcuterie box, Chef Ralph of Creative Culinary Delightsstanding in a kitchen, a hand holding a box of macarons.

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COLLEGE IN THE COMMUNITY Creative Culinary Delights An artist comes in various forms. Some artists can impress with colourful visual depictions, while some find their forte in turning an empty dinner table into a work of art with skillfully crafted delicacies. Ralph G. Saint-Dic, a chef in the Bay of Quinte known for his culinary expertise, creates art on every plate. Chef Ralph’s Creative Culinary Delights provides catering and event planning services across the Quinte region. It is his ...

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 ...

5 Stay-At-Home Date-Night Ideas in Bay of Quinte

Here are five ways to have fun (and support local!) on your next date night at home.

BITES, BEER, BLOOMS + BOARD GAMES Yes, we called them date-night ideas, but let’s be honest: you don’t need a date to treat yourself to any of these activities. We know that many of you continue to daydream about going out to a movie or for dinner and drinks; in the mean time, here are five ways to enjoy some fun BoQ experiences safely from home. (Since hours and availability are subject to change, we suggest calling businesses directly ...

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, ...

How to Support Small Businesses in Quinte

Computer screen that says support local

Small businesses are so important to our community. Check out how to support small businesses right now while you’re staying safe at home.

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has created many difficulties for small businesses. They can’t see their regular customers/clients smiling faces in person, host or attend events, and overall have had to adapt promptly and change their normal operations in order to keep themselves, their staff and the community safe. Small businesses are the backbone of our community, so here are a few ways to continue supporting them from the safety of your couch. Yes, another COVID reminder! Keep washing ...

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.