Category: Community Outreach

2022 – The Way Ahead/Terry Buttler

Quinte Branch OGS has a great group of council members, a great team, well-regarded within the OGS community for our commitment to the organization and our leadership on issues. We have strong and steady membership numbers. Our financial position is solid. Basically, the Branch is in great shape! OGS and its branches are evolving with

December 1: Community Archives Newsletter

The archives is now open to visitors from 10 to 1 and 2 to 4, Monday to Thursday. Proof of vaccination and ID is required, and masks must be worn while in the archives and library. – Relive the 1980s with The Quinte Weekly News – CHECK OUT THE ONLINE CATALOGUE

November 3: Cemetery Vandalism in Quinte

These represent far less than 10% of the vandalized stones in this cemetery. How can a cemetery be kept safe? Public education about the cemetery is important, particularly among young community members. Keeping the cemetery grounds well-kept with signage, benches and visible trails helps to present an image of a busy and well-cared-for public space.

November 1: Grow Our Family

Ontario Ancestors’ Grow Our Family membership campaign has returned once again for the 2022 year.  Any member of the Society renewing their membership by December 15, 2021 can receive a 50% discount on their membership fee simply by bringing in a new member with them.  And the new member gets the same great deal –

November 6: A Soldier’s WW2 Experience

Captain (Ret’d) Michael O’Leary and Sarah Coates will speak to the unique and individual experiences of second world war soldiers. Depending on an individual’s role and where they were stationed, the story of their service could vary dramatically. We try to “fill the gaps” to get a better understanding of their individual experiences.  

October 14: Sport and Wellness Centre

The Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department is pleased to share the recreation program activities available for Fall Session “B”. Registration will kick off on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. for City Taxpayers and on Thursday, October 21, 2021 for Non-City Taxpayers. Registration will be available online through the QSWC website, by telephone

September 30: Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federal statutory holiday. The day recognizes the colonial legacy of residential schools, honour Indigenous survivors, and is vital to the ongoing reconciliation process. This statutory holiday means federally regulated sectors such as banks will be closed in observance of the national day. As of yet,

October 2: Beginning Scottish Research

 “Beginning Scottish Research” with speaker Emma Maxwell. Emma Maxwell is a genealogist based in Central Scotland. She runs the popular Scottish genealogy resource website www.scottishindexes.com with her husband and fellow genealogist, Graham Maxwell. Their website offers free indexes to Scotland’s Criminal Database, Scottish Mental Health Records, the Scottish Paternity Index and more. We all have to start somewhere …

CABHC: Ralph Morton Collection

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County hosts many documents useful to family historians. Recently I was browsing and found my yearbook, the “Elevator”, from my BCIVS days, in the Ralph Morton Collection. Shown below is the “Elevator” from 1913. This is a source of individuals, businesses and social groups existing at that time.

QWPL: Hours of Operation

Welcome to the Quinte West Public Library where we inspire you to learn, read, create and connect! Through its staff, resources and facilities, the Quinte West Public Library enables all members of the community to benefit from self-directed, lifelong learning and recreation. The library offers a variety of materials and services in Frankford and Trenton.
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