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6 Spring Date Ideas

A green rectangle with a beige border. White text: 6 SPRING DATE SPOTS. love (and pollen are in the air). Illustrated images through the centre: wine, fruit baskets, cyclist, camera, flower.

It’s that time of year again…the birds are chirping, it’s light past 8 pm, and the temperatures are getting warmer! Grab your significant other (or even just yourself) and check out these six spring date ideas in BoQ! Take a trip (sorry, taste buds only for now)!  Even though you won’t be able to pack up and visit someplace warm(er) this spring, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your taste buds with a trip. Travel to the Caribbean with ...

Makin’ It Work: All Canadian Canvasworks

A man sitting behind a table sewing.

Above, Steve from All Canadian Canvasworks in Belleville sews masks for healthcare workers.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Ian Burke – All Canadian Canvasworks Describe your business. We build custom canvas boat tops, boat covers, full boat enclosures, awnings and marine upholstery. What does working from home look like for you? Inconsistency. A lot of time off. There is almost nothing we do away from our shop, especially this time of ...


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Add these events to your BoQ summer bucket list.

With the hot sunny days fast approaching, we’ve put together a list of events happening in the Bay of Quinte this summer. Grab your sunglasses and dive into the fun that’s available this season. PRIDE WEEK Saturday, June 1 – Saturday, June 8 Various locations Come one, come all! All are welcome to join the Bay of Quinte Pride Festivities with events like the Interfaith Service, Youth Summit, Coffee House and Parade. Check out our calendar for the full ...

The Canadian Rural Innovation Summit in the Bay of Quinte

The Bay of Quinte Region will host the Canadian Rural Innovation Summit on November 19th and 20th 2018. The goal of the Rural Summit is to create an opportunity to showcase the Bay of Quinte Region as an innovation destination and leader in rural entrepreneurial growth. During the two-day event, a forum for policy discussion from a municipal, provincial and federal government level will take place, which will help drive policy change around rural economies. This will be an ...

Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board: Executive Director Dug Stevenson

We turned the page in the Discovery Guide once again and landed upon the Bay of Quinte team! We market tourism and resident attraction for the region and are thrilled to share our passion for the BoQ with others—but how did we all come to be working for the Regional Marketing Board in the first place? Read below for a background on Bay of Quinte’s Executive Director, Dug Stevenson (and connect with him here). Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing ...

10 Father’s Day Ideas (Gifts and Experiences)

Try flyboarding with dad this Father's Day in the Bay of Quinte!

He says he doesn’t really need anything; while that might be true, you still want to make your dad feel special this Sunday. If his closet is overflowing with socks, ties and paper weights from past Father’s Days, you might need some gift inspiration. We’ve got 10 BoQ-specific gifts and experiences that we think will impress the fatherly figure in your life. Save yourself a trip to the department store for yet another golf shirt and take a look ...

Leadercast Recap: Three Keys to Effective Self-Leadership

Read along for three lessons we learned about leadership at Leadercast 2018.

As you may have noticed from our social media feeds a couple weeks ago, we were at the first-ever Leadercast Quinte West. Man, did we learn a heck of a lot! The theme of this year’s conference was self-leadership — the importance of finding your purpose and understanding your actions/behaviours in order to better lead others. The incredible list of speakers at the conference ranged from astronauts to entrepreneurs, but you don’t need to be either to be an effective leader. ...

Remembering Sonja Bata and the Legacy She Left Behind

Sure, she was famous for shoes, but Sonja Bata should be remembered for more than the founding of Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum, particularly by people with connections to the Bay of Quinte region. She and her husband Thomas Bata, one of the patriarchs of the once-renowned Bata shoe empire, put the quaint Quinte West community of Batawa almost literally on the map. And Sonja’s devotion to the town remained apparent in the final years of her life. Sonja, whose ...

Working in the Bay of Quinte

A Strong Manufacturing Sector Thrives in the Bay of Quinte Region.  THE BAY OF QUINTE region’s diversified economy provides a wide range of employment opportunities for the residents in the area. The ability to earn an adequate income and maintain an attractive lifestyle all while living in a picturesque environment is a rare find. The BoQ’s strong and advanced manufacturing cluster is a driving force for the economy in the region and the support from municipal economic development and ...

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.