Jeanette Arsenault's Tribute to Volunteers - From The Heart - Everyday Heroes

What Are You Doing This Week...? Be Active in Your Community.







The Good Backpack Program

Posted June 22, 2013, 11:18 AM

The Good Backpack Program

Start off the school year on the right foot!

The Good Backpack program aims to provide an affordable way for parents to purchase backpacks full of school supplies for their children. With the current state of the economy this program becomes increasingly important as people need to stretch their dollars further. This is a self-identified program for children in junior kindergarten to Grade 8 and backpacks are available for only $10 each.





Registration is ongoing until July 26. Contact Community Development Council or United Way of Quinte.





Stack the Pack



Stuff the Bus

Quinte Mall



Donate to the Good Backpack Program!

2" Binders

Soft Pencil Cases

Dixon HB Pencils

Coiled Notebooks

Safety or round tipped scissors

Glue sticks

Lined paper


Duo Tangs



Crayola or Laurentian Broad lined markers

Crayola or Laurentian Pencil Crayons


Cash donations are also accepted, we will do the shopping on your behalf!


To Volunteer, contact Volunteer & Information Quinte 613-969-8862


The Good Backpack Program is a partnership between 3 agencies: United Way of Quinte, Community Development Council and Volunteer & Information Quinte. If you have any questions, please contact 613-962-9531



Quinte Conservation - Family Nature Days

Posted July 29, 3:00 PM

August 8th, 10 am-3 pm

Riverside Park, Belleville

Live Reptile Show 1 pm-2 pm

Ongoing throughout day: Species at Risk Display, Wonderful World of Water, Crafts Corner, Nature Games and Nature Activities

Admission: Suggested donation of $2 per person



Big Brothers Big Sisters - Ribfest

Posted February 14, 3:00 PM

August 9, 10 & 11

West Zwicks Park, Belleville

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Ribfest is now in it's sixth great year! All proceeds from the event are used to support programs and services which benefit children and youth in our community.

In addition to a beautiful waterfront setting at West Zwick's Park in Belleville, Ontario, we have some of the best Ribbers in the world just waiting to serve you their mouth watering ribs, pulled pork and chicken! You can even taste their sauces!

This year we welcome:

Camp 31 - Brewton, Alabama
Hawg's Gone Wild - Daytona, Florida
Sticky Fingers - Dundas, Ontario
Jack the Ribber - London, Ontario
Horn Dawgs Smokin BBQ - Oshawa, Ontario
Crabby's BBQ Shack - London, Ontario
Billy Bones BBQ - Port Colborne, Ontario

Ribfest is more than just ribs! Food lovers can also enjoy:

Piping hot fries, slow roasted corn and yams, funnel cakes, ice cream, blooming onions, lemonade, Beaver Tails, sausages and hotdogs.


If eating doesn't keep you busy enough, we also have a Kidz Zone to keep the little ones amused and musical entertainment all weekend long!

Come join in the rib-rageous fun! Bring your friends, family and neighbours. There are no admission fees and parking is a minimum $2.00 donation. Support Big Brothers Big Sisters and your community!



Stirling 155th Fair (Stirling Agricultural Society)

Posted July 14, 3:00 PM

Thursday August 15 to Sunday August 18
Something for Everyone from Youngest to Oldest. Horse, Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Petting Zoo, Be Sure to Visit the Ladies Homecraft Building.
Phone: 613-395-5159 Email: Kim Finkle,




Downtown Belleville Street Dance

Posted March 14, 8:45 AM

Friday, August 16

Downtown Street Dance



Hastings County Farm Show & Plowing Match

Posted July 7, 8:45 AM

August 21-22

Attend the 25th year of the largest outdoor farm show in Eastern Ontario held over 2 days. We have a Children s Tent, Family Tent, Antique displays & parade and the Queen of the Furrow Competition.
We have plowing for everyone, 4H plowing, antique horse and tractor plowing, media plowing, dignitary plowing, conventional plowing and oldest plow person division. Demos this year include hay and tillage equipment weather permitting.

Contact Jacie Gunning at



Shannonville Fair

Posted July 7, 8:45 AM

August 23-25

Attend the Shannonville Fair with tractor and truck pulls, celebrity pie contest and auction, demolotion derby, pony and heavy horse pulls, exhibits, toilet bowl races, family games, lawn tractor pulls, ecumenical service, horse show, cattle shows and demonstrations and other new attractions being added.
Contact Doreen McCormick

Phone: 613-477-2485
Fax: 613-395-5151

Directions: Corner of Melrose Rd & McFarlane Rd at Tyendinaga Twsp - Rec Centre. 363 McFarlane Road.



Quinte Exhibition (Belleville Agricultural Society)

Posted July 7, 8:45 AM

Thursday, August 29- Sunday, September 1
Horse Shows, Dairy & Beef Shows, Midway, Agricultural Displays, Demolition Derby, Grandstand Entertainment, Pony Rides, Kids Zone and Much, Much More.
Phone: 613-968-3266 or Fax: 613-968-3956
Email: or Web site:
Directions: 158 Bridge St. West, Belleville



Marmora Fair (Marmora Agricultural Society)

Posted July 7, 8:45 AM

Saturday, August 31- Monday, September 2
Highlights: Demo Derby, Light Horse & Pony Show, Team Drawing, Grandstand Show, Midway. Phone: 613-472-5403 or Email:
Web site:
Directions: Victoria Street, Behind Arena & Curling Club







23rd Annual Trenton Scottish Irish Festival

Posted June 14, 3:00 PM

Friday September 6th and Saturday September 7th

Bagpipes...traditionally used to warn of enemy our Festival they will welcome your clan. The 23rd annual festival will celebrate Scottish & Irish culture and heritage with a parade, dancers, massed bands, heavy events as well as themed food and fare.

Centennial Park, Trenton



Picton Agricultural Society

Posted June 14, 3:00 PM

Friday, September 6th to Sunday, September 8th

Homecrafts, Youth Exhibits, Art (Artist of the Year), Quilts, woodcrafts Sewing,  4-H Demonstrations, Beef & Dairy Cattle Shows, Horse Shows, , Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, On going Live Entertainment, Ag. Awareness Program, Lawn Tractors Pull. Dog & Cat Show.
Phone: 613-476-6154 or Fax: 613-476-6752
Email: or Website:



2013 Community Campaign Launch

Posted August 7, 12:20 PM

Thursday, September 12th, 5-7 pm (open at 4:45 pm)

with keynote speaker Drew Dudley to launch community campaign

Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Rd, Belleville

$10 per person with cheques payable to United Way of Quinte. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments included. RSVP to Lana Washington

613-962-9531 ext 26 by September 5th



Madoc Fair (Madoc Agricultural Society)

Posted July 09, 10:00 AM

Friday, September 13th to Sunday, September 15th

Horse & Pony Pull, Hastings County 4-H Calf Achievement Day, PettingZoo, Beef Show, Demo Derby, Horse Shows, Gaming, Sheep Display, Antique Car Show, Midway, Homecraft, Maple Syrup, Photography, Horticulture, Baking, Vegetable Competitions, Truck & Tractor Pull, Poultry Display, Ssssensational Ssssnakes, Hot Diggity Dogs, Musical Entertainment. Toilet Bowl Races, Lawnmower Races, Chain Saw Challenge, Birds of Prey, Strut Your Mutt, Baby Show, Ambassador Program. 
Phone: 613-473-2175

Location: 216 Hart's Road, Corner of Hwy 7 and Cty Rd 36



Quinte West Chili Luncheon

Posted July 29, 3:20 PM

Wednesday, September 18th, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please join us for a delicious chili lunch hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110 and prepared by the Women's Auxiliary in support of United Way Quinte.

$5 per person, tickets available in advance at Lottie Jones Flowers



Mohawk Fair (Mohawk Agricultural Society)

Posted July 09, 10:00 AM

Friday, September 20th to Sunday, September 22nd

Weekend Events- Demo Derby,4-H Calf Club Show, Traditional Foods, Native Crafts, School Exhibits, Turkey Dinner, Midway, truck &Tractor Pull;, Bingo, Bale rolling, Kids Races, Pet Show, Petting Zoo, Old Tyme Contests, Talent Show, Classic Car& Shine Show, Motorcycle Shine Show, Horseshoes and Horse pull.
Phone: 613-396-1232 or E-mail:
Directions: York Rd, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Territory



Culture Days

Posted February 14, 3:00 PM

September 27, 28 and 29th








Quinte Film Alternative - Great Movie Wednesdays

Posted September 25, 11:23 AM

The Empire Theatre, Belleville









Christmas Sharing FOOD BOXES

Posted September 14, 3:00 PM

Beginning November 1st to November 30th



Quinte Arts Council - Festival of Trees -

Posted Ocotober 1, 3:00 PM







Volunteer & Information Quinte - International Volunteer Day Celebration

Posted January 26, 4:14 PM

Thursday December 5th, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

International Volunteer Day (IVD) - (December 5) is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985.
This evening is to thank the volunteers for their efforts and increase public awareness of their valuable contribution to society.

Enjoy seasonal music by local artists, refreshments, and door prizes
Words of congratulations from dignitaries
Bring your family and enjoy this evening to celebrate all volunteers and get a start on your Christmas shopping at the Mall
See you there!

Sears Home Store, Belleville



Community Christmas Dinner - Belleville

Posted November 22, 4:15 PM

Wednesday, December 25, 12 Noon Sharp
We would encourage any individual who is alone on Christmas to attend.

You must register by phone at 613-969-1020 or in person before December 22nd at the Christmas Sharing Office, Century Place, 199 Front Street, 2nd Floor (Do not call the Salvation Army)

Meals can be delivered to shut-ins and rides are available in town.

Salvation Army Church, 290 Bridge Street West



13th Annual Christmas Dinner & Fellowship - Picton

Posted November 22, 4:15 PM

Wednesday, December 25, 12:00 Noon

In memory of Henry Blakeny
To reserve your seat or arrange home delivery or a ride, please contact Cindy Keddie 471-1115, Theresa 476-7284, Maureen 476-1063 or Gilead Fellowship 476-2622 before December 23 if possible
Location: Picton Community Centre
P.S. On Christmas Day call 613-922-5279 or 613-471-0052 or 613-471-0950










2014 Volunteer Service Awards

Posted January 7, 1:03 PM

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Nomination Deadline: TBA,

In recognition of the important role our youth play currently and in the present and the future of volunteering, the nomination process has been enhanced to encourage more youth nominations. Each organization may nominate up to 9 volunteers, 3 of whom must be youth. If all your nominees are adults, the number you may nominate remains at 6.

Nomination forms and program information are available on the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration website at You may also contact the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat by phone at : 416-314-7526 or 1-877-832-8622; by TTY at 416-327-2391; or by fax at 416-314-7743.

The deadline date for submissions is January 25 of each year, but you may submit nomination forms at any time. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.



United Way of Quinte - Achievement Celebration

Posted January 3, 1:30 PM


Join us for our achievement celebration.

Doors open at 6 pm

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Cash bar available.

The Empire Theatre located at 321 Front Street, Belleville

Please RSVP by January 10 to Lyndsey Harker by email or by phone 613-962-9531 Ext 24.




Canadian Mental Health Association, Hastings and Prince Edward Branch -

7th Annual "Sleep Out So Others Can Sleep In"

Posted January 3, 1:24 PM


Location: three sites

Belleville - Market Square

Bancroft - Loyalist Campus Parking Lot

Quinte West - Trenton City Hall Parking Lot



Big Brothers Big Sisters - 16th Annual Trivia Quiz

Posted January 3, 1:24 PM


Exercise your brain while helping to raise funds to support the programs and services for the children and youth in our communities!
$20 per person
Location: 413 Wing Air Force Association, Trenton, ON



Alzheimer Society of Belleville-Hastings-Quinte

19th Annual Walk for Memories

TBA - Bancroft

TBA - Belleville

Posted January 07, 11:03 AM

Don’t forget to register for the 19th Annual Walk for Memories



Gleaners Food Bank & Tri-County Warehouse


Posted January 7, 11:03 AM

Gleaners Food Bank logo
















Savour The Local Chill - Souper Soup Contest

Posted January 7, 10:24 AM


Details to follow


MARCH 2013



Inclusive Community and Economic Development

Thursday, March 21st, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Posted March 1, 3:09 PM

Presented by: City of Belleville | United Nations Association in Canada | Quinte Local Immigration Partnership

Bringing the greater Quinte area community together to celebrate diversity and economic development

Tickets will not be sold at the door, for tickets please contact the Quinte Local Immigration Partnership QLIP Coordinator 613-968-7723 Ext 23 or any member of the Quinte United Immigrant Services QUIS for tickets at the QUIS office 613-968-7723. QLIP and QUIS are both located at 41 Octavia Street in Belleville.

Venue: Albert College

Tickets: $10 per person (includes a light supper buffet)

Speakers: Mayor Neil Ellis, City of Belleville and Karen Poste, Manager Economic & Strategic Initiatives

Music: Local Musicians



Empty Bowls

Saturday, March 23rd, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

Posted March 1, 3:09 PM

Empty Bowls is an annual fundraising event for the Quinte Regional Food Share Shelter (QRFSS). Each year local potters, crafters and vendors sell their handmade creations at Loyalist College in the Cafeteria. Soup is donated by Dinkels Restaurant & the Loyalist College Culinary program. Desserts are donated by Maggie’s Country Korner. Tickets are $20 and include a handmade bowl of your choice from one of the local potters and a bowl of soup. Soup alone can be purchased for $5.

Please Join us at the Loyalist College Cafeteria and show your support for local artists and businesses, enjoy your soup and listen to live music.

All proceeds from Empty Bowls go to support local food banks serviced through the Gleaners Tri-County Warehouse



Maple in the County

Posted March 15, 1:52 PM

March 23 & 24

A Top 100 Ontario Festival!Come and Taste the Sweetness of Spring! Enjoy family friendly activities at sugar bushes throughout Prince Edward County. In locations all over the County, take part in cooking classes, wine, cider and beer tastings, maple themed dining, flower arranging, farm animals, a farm & artisan craft market, and retail sales. Visit for details.



Quinte Film Alternative - Stories We Tell

Posted February 2, 4:18 PM

Wednesday March 27, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Quinte Film Alternative logo






Canada, 2012 – Rated 14A – 108 minutes
Written and Directed by Sarah Polley

Canadian Screen Award – BEST DOCUMENTARY
Toronto Film Critics Association Award – BEST CANADIAN FILM

Polley examines the disagreements and varying narratives of a single family as they look back on decades-old events.

Single screening tickets are available at The Empire Theatre Box Office – in advance or at-the-door.
Evening (7:30PM) – $11 / Matinee (2PM) – $9. / Student – $5.50.
Become a QFA Member and SAVE 30% on our single-ticket pricing.

Infoline: 613-391-4310,

Screenings at: The Empire Theatre, 321 Front St, Belleville



APRIL 2013



Quinte Film Alternative - The Angel's Share

Posted February 2, 4:18 PM

Wednesday April 10, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Quinte Film Alternative logo






UK/Scotland, 2012 – Rated 14A – 101 minutes
Written by Paul Laverty

The Angels’ Share is a delightfully old-fashioned, breezy caper-comedy, set in Scotland, about a scheming youngster determined to break into a distillery and make off with some extremely pricey malt whiskey.

Single screening tickets are available at The Empire Theatre Box Office – in advance or at-the-door.
Evening (7:30PM) – $11 / Matinee (2PM) – $9. / Student – $5.50.
Become a QFA Member and SAVE 30% on our single-ticket pricing.

Infoline: 613-391-4310,

Screenings at: The Empire Theatre, 321 Front St, Belleville



2013 Volunteer Appreciation Buffet Breakfast

Posted February 10, 3:02 PM

April 20th, 9:00 am-11:30 am

Presented by Volunteer & Information Quinte and Investors Group

Presentation of:
The Ruth Burrows Volunteer of the Year Award
The Maurice Rollins Youth Leadership Award
Investors Group Business Person of the Year Award

Space is limited, register your volunteers early
RSVP: March 30 (with payment)
By phone: 613-969-8862
By email:

VIQ member agency : $12 per person
Non-member agency: $15 per person
** non-refundable

Location: Travelodge, 11 Bay Bridge Rd, Belleville, ON



Quinte Watershed Cleanup Trash Bash

Saturday April 20, 8 am to 2 pm
Spring has arrived and the winter’s accumulation of litter has left our parks and roadways with an unsightly mess.  Not only does this take away from the beauty of our parks but it could end up in our water and pollute our rivers. Come out and make our community a little cleaner!

Organize your family, friends and neighbours to volunteer to clean up your neighbourhood, local parks and road ways. Organize your fellow employees and join the Corporate Challenge. Everyone can make a difference by doing a small amount.



American Sign Language (ASL) Classes Winter Session

Level 101 - 10 weeks

Wednesday evenings 6 to 9pm

April 23 to June 20

Registration Tuition: $150, Workbook DVD Level 101 material: $86

Instructor: Robert Bhola

470 Dundas Street East, Bayview Mall, Belleville

Please Contact Jen vanderHeyden Phone: 613-966-8995 (tty) 613-966-7381 email:


Level 102 - 10 weeks

Thursday evenings 6 to 9 pm

April 25 - June 20

Registration Tuition: $175 (Additional materials cost if you don't have the book)

Instructor: Robert Bhola

470 Dundas Street East, Bayview Mall, Belleville

Please Contact Jen vanderHeyden Phone: 613-966-8995 (tty) 613-966-7381 email:



Quinte Film Alternative - Amour

Posted February 2, 4:18 PM

Wednesday April 24, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Quinte Film Alternative logo






Austria/France/Germany, 2011 – Rated 14A – 127 minutes – in French
Written and Directed by Michael Haneke
Cast Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Nominated for 5 Oscars including BEST PICTURE

Amour details the painful dilemma that confronts Anne and Georges Laurent, a married couple in their eighties, as one of them gradually succumbs to illness.

Single screening tickets are available at The Empire Theatre Box Office – in advance or at-the-door.
Evening (7:30PM) – $11 / Matinee (2PM) – $9. / Student – $5.50.
Become a QFA Member and SAVE 30% on our single-ticket pricing.

Infoline: 613-391-4310,

Screenings at: The Empire Theatre, 321 Front St, Belleville



Student Art Show - Downtown Belleville

Friday April 26th & Saturday April 27th, 8 am to 2 pm
The 2nd annual Downtown Belleville Student Art Show will kick at the Core and feature the students' art along with live performances. An art walk tour will be created in the downtown core throughout the month of May.



Rotary Trump Aids Poker Walk

Saturday April 27th, Registration 10 am, Walk Starts 1 pm

  • On Saturday, April 27th, 2013, you too can be “All In” to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS for the 4th Annual Rotary Trumps AIDS Poker Walk.

    Join a team of 4 to raise money, walk, eat, play and win; including a trip for two to Las Vegas.

    Through the walk, participants will collect playing cards to attempt to make the best poker hand with prizes awarded to the top 3 teams. The poker showdown will take place after the walk at our tailgate party with great food, prizes and silent auction.


    Help in the fights against HIV/AIDS. Help us raise funds and exceed our previous goals! Let's make this the year we break $100,000!!

  • Solicit donations painless through the powerful event website and online donation tools at
  • Be an event sponsor, volunteer or prize donor!

For more info, to sign on, sponsor, or volunteer for the event committee, contact Mark Bishop at or 613-962-2597


MAY 2013



Quinte Film Alternative - Barbara

Posted February 2, 4:18 PM

Wednesday May 8, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Quinte Film Alternative logo






Germany, 2012 – Rated PG – 105 minutes – in German
Written and Directed by Christian Petzold
Cast Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Jasna Fritz

Removed from a prestigious medical post in East Berlin and reassigned to an underfunded rural hospital, Barbara (Nina Hoss) resentfully isolates herself from her new colleague, chief physician Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld), whom she suspects is keeping tabs on her at the behest of the local Stasi officer. Seeking solace in clandestine trysts with her West German lover Jörg (Mark Waschke), who is working to effect Barbara’s escape, Barbara allows her icy mask to slip when she meets a young pregnant woman who has contracted meningitis. As Barbara and Andre nurse Stella back to health, they begin to bond over their shared passion for medicine. But even as she finds herself falling in love with him, Barbara still cannot be sure that Andre is not a spy. When Jörg returns to offer her a sure-fire escape from the country, Barbara must make a difficult decision between her desire for freedom and her growing attraction to a man who may be waiting to betray her.

Single screening tickets are available at The Empire Theatre Box Office – in advance or at-the-door.
Evening (7:30PM) – $11 / Matinee (2PM) – $9. / Student – $5.50.
Become a QFA Member and SAVE 30% on our single-ticket pricing.

Infoline: 613-391-4310,

Screenings at: The Empire Theatre, 321 Front St, Belleville



Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Posted March 2, 4:18 PM

Saturday, May 11,

Walk A Mile Quinte







Each year, men, women and their families are joining the award winning Walk A Mile in Her Shoes®. The International Men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. This event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to sexualized violence. 2013 marks the third annual Walk A Mile Quinte event and Royal LePage ProAlliance is thrilled to be spearheading this effort once again.


The Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter

Posted March 2, 4:18 PM

Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty office in Belleville is hosting the National Garage sale for Shelter, with 100% of the proceeds going to help women and children who have experienced family violence.

Empire Square, Downtown Belleville



Prince Edward County 2013 Antique Spring Show & Sale

Posted September 1, 10:08 AM

Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19

Prince Edward County Antique Sale logo







Antiques show, one of the biggest in the region, with treasures on display indoors and outdoors at Picton’s Crystal Palace.

Picton Fairgrounds, 375 Main Street East, Picton, Prince Edward County

For more information contact:
Holly Newland at 613-393-5886



Quinte Film Alternative - The Sapphires

Posted February 2, 4:18 PM

Wednesday May 22, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Quinte Film Alternative logo






Australia, 2012 – Rated PG – 99 minutes
Written by Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson
Directed by Wayne Blair
Cast Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy

The Sapphires is an effervescent, irresistible crowd-pleaser, with plenty of spunk and sass to go along with its fully earned sentiment.

The Sapphires, is a portrait of a late 1960s girl group about four young Koori girls who are discovered one night in a dusty outback tavern by lanky, often soused Irish-born talent scout Dave (Chris O’Dowd). With a sharp ear for honey-tinged voices, Dave convinces the girls to switch their act from country and western to rhythm and blues and vows to make The Sapphires shine — not just in town, not just in the region, not just in the country, but all over the world.

Single screening tickets are available at The Empire Theatre Box Office – in advance or at-the-door.
Evening (7:30PM) – $11 / Matinee (2PM) – $9. / Student – $5.50.
Become a QFA Member and SAVE 30% on our single-ticket pricing.

Infoline: 613-391-4310,

Screenings at: The Empire Theatre, 321 Front St, Belleville



Dancing With The Stars Quinte - "One Night Only"

Posted February 25, 11:03 AM

Friday May 24th, Doors open: 6:30 pm, Show Starts 7:30 pm

"Dance" After the floor open until 1:00 am


The Stars will be out in Quinte this evening.

Don't miss this spectacular event.


The following 8 couples will be competing for the Dancing With The Stars of Quinte Mirrorball Trophy:


Adriana Anleu, Sears Canada & Jim McCarten, McCarten Travel

Dance Instructor: Kate Dafoe, No Limits Recreational/Arts Centre


Cassandra Bonn, Mix 97, Rock 107 & 800 CJBQ & Andy Caletti, Belleville Toyota

Dance Instructor: Liz Lougheed Brown, Dance With Miss Liz


Kimberly Colton, Century 21 Real Estate & Drew Brown, BGH Foundation

Dance Instructor: Lisa Sinclair


Leah Howe, Hospitality Services 8 Wing Trenton & Captain John Coffin, 8 Wing Trenton

Dance Instructor: France, "For the love of Dance"


Julie Obstfeld, Freedom 55 Financial & Tom James, Sun Life Financial Advisor

Dance Instructor: Tawny Jackson, Tawny's School of Dance


Sandra O'Connor, East Hill Chiropractic & Doug Peterson, The Double Platinum Team (Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty)
Dance Instructor: Krystle Parks


Meredith Leadbeater, Your FITT-Fitness & Personal Training Studio & Michael Kelly, The Intelligencer
Dance Instructor: Caroline Smith, Moonpath Productions --The Empire Theatre


Kim Sampson, Principal, Moira Secondary School & Steve Ellsworth, Templeman Menninga

Dance Instructor: Sheri Thompson, Ireland Academy of Dance


Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

McDougall Insurance

Belleville Mitsubishi

Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty - Empire Theatre

Your support is so appreciated!


This is a licensed event.

Yardmen Arena, Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, Belleville

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Call Volunteer & Information Quinte for details 613-969-8862



Belleville on the Bay of Quinte Plein Air Festival

Posted February 14, 3:30 PM

Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

The BDIA is thrilled to announce the first ever Belleville-on-the-Bay-of-Quinte Plein Air Festival coming this Spring!

Downtown Belleville and Belleville's Riverfront Trail will come alive with artists painting 'en plein air'

Up to $4,500 available in prizes!!

With the Moira River surging through it's centre and the Bay of Quinte at its southern edge, Belleville is the perfect place for artists to enjoy the challenge of outdoor painting.
Not only is it rich in natural beauty, but steeped in history and filled with historical architecture that has inspired many artists.

For more details visit the event website at



JUNE 2013



The Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts

Quinte Arts Council

Posted February 14, 3:30 PM

Thursday, June 13, Noon to 2

Meet the 2013 winners of the Quinte Arts Council's Arts Recognition Awards

Tickets $25 includes 3 course lunch, taxes and gratuities

Dinkel's Restaurant & Courtyard, 44 Bridge St E, Belleville




Posted February 14, 3:30 PM

Saturday, June 15

Downtown Belleville



Concerts on the Bay 2013

presented by Belleville Lions Club

Posted February 14, 3:30 PM

Sunday, June 16

Lions Pavillion, Zwicks Park

The 8 Wing Concert Band, Style: Variety/Concert

Sponsored by: Avaya Community Volunteers



Concerts on the Bay 2013

presented by Belleville Lions Club

Posted February 14, 3:30 PM

Sunday, June 23

Lions Pavillion, Zwicks Park

Crusin' 50's & 60's Band, Style: 50's/60's Favourites

Sponsored by: Dewe's Independent Grocers



Concerts on the Bay 2013

presented by Belleville Lions Club

Posted February 14, 3:30 PM

Sunday, June 30

Lions Pavillion, Zwicks Park

The Black Family, Style: Old Time Fiddling

Sponsored by: Bridge St Retirement Residence & Taskforce Engineers

JULY 2013



Canada Day Festivities

Posted February 25, 11:03 AM

Monday, July 1

Belleville's 2013 Canada Day Celebrations at Zwick's Island Park

Celebrate Canada's 145th birthday with your friends and family and take part in a variety of exciting activities including the children's village and teen zone, local and national food vendors, as well as the local artist exhibit, petting zoo and hog races, featuring an assortment of local businesses and community groups. There will be also live entertainment throughout the day and when night falls, sit back and enjoy the Region's largest fireworks display!



Art in the County 20th Annual Juried Show

Posted June 25, 9:24 AM

until July 14th, 2013

Prince Edward County
This annual juried exhibition and sale provides a showcase of the finest works of art created by the artists and artisans of Prince Edward County. This year’s event will be celebrated upstairs at Books & Company, 289 Main Street, in Picton, Ontario, from June 27 to July 14.
The show is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM (until 5 PM on Sundays, and until 3 PM on July 14th). Admission is $3 for adults.  Children age 12 and under are FREE.



VIQ 13th Annual Ladies Golf & Spa Day - Sponsored by Investors Group Darrell Smith Financial Team

Posted February 25, 11:03 AM

Thursday, July 4th, Shotgun Start 11 am

Join us for a wonderful day of golf at Oak Hills Golf Club, Stirling. We have exclusive use of The Glen course for the day.

Title Sponsor: Darrell Smith, Smith Financial Planning Team, Investors Group

Honourary Chair: Ingrid Moore, 95.5 HitsFM

Ladies from Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County will enjoy a great day of golf, spa services by Polish Day Spa & Salon, Therapeutic back massages by BIHC and Henna Tattoos.

Only $115

includes power cart, spa services, wine tasting, dinner, raffle, live auction, 50/50 and a prize for everyone.
There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th (Team Spirit).


Contact Dianne at Volunteer & Information Quinte for details 613-969-8862



Victorian Fair

Glamore National Historic Site

Posted June 14, 3:15 PM

Sunday July 7th, 12:30 to 4:30 pm
257 Bridge Street East, Belleville
Celebrate Glanmore’s 130th anniversary with musical performers, carnival games and more. See Doc Century’s Travelling Medicine Man Magic Show. Be amazed by the stilt walker, enjoy music by the Quinte Living Centre Band, watch a puppet show and play carnival games. You can even have the shape of your head “read” to reveal personality traits by Dr. Cerebrus, a Victorian Phrenologist!
Tour the historic house, with special discounted admission to see the amazing Feejee Mermaid specimen. Free admission to grounds



2013 Canadian Horseshoe Pitching Championships

Posted June 14, 3:15 PM

July 10th-13th
Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, 265 Cannifton Road, Belleville, Arena B
Hosted by the Belleville Horseshoe Club.  Competitors in a wide range of ages and divisions will compete on 24 sets of indoor horseshoe pits.
For more information, visit



Downtown Belleville Sidewalk Sale

Posted June 14, 3:15 PM

July 11th, 12th, 13th
Discounts at participating locations, rock climbing wall.
On Saturday July 13th there's Mini-golf on Campbell Street.
Enjoy food and shopping and free parking all weekend!



Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival

Posted February 14, 3:00 PM

July 11, 12, 13 & 14

Over 25 years of family fun & food!

Have you ever wondered where you could go with family and friends to find attractions, food and entertainment to satisfy everyone? … this is it!

The tasty Ethnic Food Village, fun-filled Midway, top quality Main Stage Entertainment, large Vendor Exposition and Children’s Movie & TV “Stars” highlight this 4-day event in a beautiful waterfront setting.

Go to

Free Admission and $2 Parking



Belleville Poker Run

Posted June 14, 3:15 PM

July 12th, 13th & 14th
Location:  East Zwick’s Park, Belleville, Free Admission
Power Boating Canada Magazine's 2nd Annual Bay of Quinte Poker Run Rendez-Vous & Powersport Show.
Boat displays, demos, motorcycles, RV’s, ATVs and more!
Speed trials & charity rides. Live entertainment.



Belleville Community Dragon Boat Festival

Posted June 14, 3:15 PM

Saturday, July 13th
Victoria Harbour, Belleville
Over 15 teams registered; Races begin 9 am
Beside Bay of Quinte Yacht Club



A Town & Country Garden Tour

Posted June 14, 3:15 PM

Saturday, July 13, 10 am-4 pm
The Canadian Federation of University Women

Belleville & District Presents

8 beautiful gardens featured. We have art in one and musicians in two others. Price: $25 Includes: Box Lunch to be picked up at St. Thomas Anglican Church, self-guided tours of 8 gardens in Belleville and surrounding area. Other features: Each ticket receives a ballot in a draw for a 7-night stay at any Endless Vacation Rentals Resort. Ballots to be completed at St. Thomas Anglican Church. For more info: Call 613–966-5677 Description of one of the gardens: This classic Georgian style home is perfectly placed on three acres of property. The front courtyard brings you back in time with a sunken patio filled with manicured hedges and tall grasses. In the front yard, a beautiful pond is fenced by natural cat tails and mature trees. It is home to fish, turtles and frogs. As you proceed to the backyard you will experience country elegance delighting the senses with the smell of herbs and cedar, the sounds of nature at the water’s edge and the sight of lovely shore birds.

Tickets available at:

Inova Opticians, Belleville 613-968-8846

Live, Love and Laugh, Belleville 613-969-1725

Barbers Flowers, Belleville 613-968-5783

Century 21 Real Estate, Belleville 613-967-2100

Lockyer's County Gardens, Picton 613-476-5757

Lottie Jones Florist, Trenton 613-392-2537

Century 21 Real Estate, Madoc 613-473-1238

St. Thomas' Church after 8:30 am on Tour Day

For further information, call: 613-966-5677 or 613-771-0601




Waterfront "Walk or Run" 1K, 5K, 10K

The Heart & Stroke Foundation

Posted June 14, 3:00 PM

Sunday, July 14th 7:30 am, Registration, 8:30 am Start
Location:  West Zwick’s Park, Belleville
Entry Fee $25, collect pledges for a chance to win fantastic “fit related” prizes!
Sponsored by The Right Fit or



Rotary Loves Kids - Party In The Square

Posted February 14, 3:00 PM

Friday, July 19, 8 pm

Market Square, Downtown Belleville

It's Belleville's Best Summer Party

A Benefit for the kids of Quinte.

A Community event all are welcome, let's have fun while raising funds to help the kids of the Quinte Region.
Purchase $10 advance tickets online or they can be purchased at one of the following locations:
BMO Downtown & Bell Blvd
Scotiabank Quinte Mall
Dewes Independent Grocer
Richard Davis Belleville
Tickets also available at the door for $15



Trenton Big Band Festival

Posted June 14, 3:00 PM

Friday, July 19th
Location:  Centennial Park Amphitheatre, Trenton
Listen to music from another era from some of the best names in Big Band Music: the Commodores, John McLeod & the Rex Hotel Orchestra and Peter Appleyard with Swing Fever. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the gate
Tickets available at Quinte West City Hall or Quinte West Chamber of Commerce.



Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise

Quinte West Chamber of Commerce

Posted June 14, 3:00 PM

Saturday, July 20
Cruise the beautiful Bay of Quinte aboard the Island Queen, Saturday, July 20, 2013. Choose an afternoon or evening cruise.
Afternoon Cruise at from 1 to 4 pm, Evening Cruise, including live music and wine and cheese, from 7 to 10 pm.
Call 613-392-7635 for more info or visit



Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club

Grand Opening

Posted July 9, 10:00 AM

Saturday, July 20
Kiwanis Park, Trenton
Schedule of Events

9:30 am - Rowing & Paddling Demos

Riverfront Square

10 am - On-water Demos, TRPC Dock

11 am - Ribbon cutting, TRPC Boathouse

12 pm - Group Paddle with guide, TRPC Dock

(bring your own kayak or canoe)

Come and celebrate Grand Opening of our Boathouse with a BBQ by Smylie's, live music and tours of the boathouse.

Register for membership, excursions and learn to row.
Call 613-392-7635,,