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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 ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Jen Cook and John Lott

Photos sourced from H2O Getaways.

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

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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 ...

Meet The Farmers: Denmar Farms

Janet and Paul Martin, owners of Denmar Farms, standing in front of a row of Christmas trees.

PAUL AND JANET MARTIN – DENMAR FARMS 217 Clearview Road, Belleville Would it be terribly cliched to say that the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year at Denmar Farms? Possibly, but it is the reason Janet and Paul Martin started the Christmas tree farm in the first place. The holiday season is abundant with traditions, and the Martin family has made cutting your own Christmas tree a treasured one in the Quinte area since they opened ...

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 ...

Bringing BaSkateBowl to Belleville

Photos supplied by Mentos.

FRESH AND FUN Calling all aspiring Tony Hawks and Michael Jordans… this one’s for you! Belleville’s basketball and skateboarding communities just got a sweet new addition, the Mentos BaSkateBowl. This outdoor sporting facility fuses a basketball court with a skating bowl to create an entirely new space where never-seen-before tricks are certainly encouraged. YES TO FRESH Belleville’s Kiwanis Skatepark on Moira Street E received a pretty wicked upgrade (if we do say so, ourselves) with two brand new basketball ...

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 ...

Meet The Farmers: Willow Creek Farms

SUE & TIME VANDEN BOSCH – WILLOW CREEK FARMS 1442 Frankford Road, Quinte West Note: photos taken in 2019, pre-COVID-19. You can’t help but turn your head at the abundant farm stand on Frankford Road, colourful vegetables like a seasonal billboard inviting you to dig in. What started as a few baskets of tomatoes at the side of the road has evolved over 25 years into Sue and Tim Vanden Bosch’s farm in Quinte West, plus two satellite locations ...

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.