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‘Doors Open Quinte West’ Returns September 10 with In-person Events

'Doors Open Quinte West' Returns September 10 with In-person Events

RELEASE — Doors Open Ontario, an Ontario Heritage Trust program, is returning for in-person events with Doors Open Quinte West on September 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – the event is free of charge.

Collaborating with communities, Ontario Heritage Trust works to educate Ontarians about local history and conservation.

Each year, Doors Open Ontario offers Ontarians rare behind-the-scenes access to incredible cultural and natural heritage wonders. Doors Open Quinte West is excited to welcome people back by offering access to 14 cultural and heritage sites, with a mix of indoor and outdoor experiences.

Some sites include:

  • Research Casting International (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.): Research Casting International is one of the world’s largest providers of museum technical services – specializing in the fabrication of paleontology displays. They built skeletons of T-Rex’s for the original Jurassic park! Check out some of their current projects, explore their facility and watch the teamwork.
  • Crazy Creek Fishing Preserve (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.): In operation for over 25 years, this site provides public fishing, as well as a gathering space for barbeques, birthday parties and company get-togethers. Come and take a guided tour to view the 17 ponds – stocked with rainbow trout and speckled trout – set amid a cedar forest. This is a new site.
  • Quinte Museum of Natural History (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.): The Quinte Museum of Natural History has partnered with Research Casting International to bring Exploration Exhibits to the Bay of Quinte region. This series of dinosaur specimen displays was developed for international tour. This is a new site!
  • National Air Force Musuem of Canada (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.): Established in 1984, the National Air Force Museum of Canada is dedicated to preserving and telling the history of Canadian military aviation.

This event is one of many Doors Open Events happening this fall in the surrounding area. Why not take a day trip to visit Doors Open Kawartha Lakes (Sept. 11), Doors Open Belleville (Sept. 17), Doors Open Oshawa (Sept. 24) Doors Open Kingston (Sept. 24-25)?

These events make the perfect end of summer/fall road trip adventure – for other sites visit here and don’t forget to visit Digital Doors Open Ontario, which has over 250 sites to experience year-round.

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Quinte West gets set on four major community events

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Quinte West City council has granted four major events a Special Occasion Permit from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, allowing them to serve alcohol during their event.

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The first of the four events is a “Big Summer Concert” to be held in conjunction with Canada day festivities on July 2. Quinte Ribfest, taking place Aug. 5 to 8, has also gotten the green light. The Quinte Celtic Festival, formerly known as the Trenton Scottish Irish Festival, will run on August 20. Finally the much anticipated Hops on the Water Craft Beer Festival will also return Oct. 1.

With the granting of the Special Occasion permits, Quinte West council has put their seal of approval on the events. Jaclyn Grimmon, director of Community Services and Strategic Partnerships, noted to council that approval requests for events are rolling in making the city hopeful for an eventful summer and fall.

“Certainly exciting to see events coming back online. The requests are coming in fast and furious,” said Grimmon to council. “Lots of exciting events coming forward and to look forward to through the summer season and into the fall.”

Addressing the four events in question, Coun. Terry Cassidy complimented the efficiency and leadership of the events saying, “they may be really well run this year… It looks like they’re very well set up and that we’re in fact now getting ahead of the game by getting all the permissions we need.”

Coun. Cassidy also expressed his hope that the ongoing pandemic won’t derail the plans.

“Hopefully it will be as COVID free as possible so people can really enjoy what’s out there this summer and going into the fall… this is a really nice, consolidated package that would really bring some life to the downtown core.”

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Quinte Curling Club to host Provincial events

Quinte Curling Club to host Provincial events

Quinte Curling Club to host Provincial events

(Photo submitted: left to right: Kendra Lafleur, Mike Collyer, Sherri-Lynn Collyer and Dave Collyer)

The Quinte Curling Club will host the Ontario Mixed and Senior Mixed Curling championshps from April 13th to the 17th.
Quinte Curling’s Dave Collyer rink will compete for a spot in the national championships.   The team includes Sherri-Lynn Collyer, Mike Collyer and Kendra Lafleur.

The public is welcome to watch with proof of vaccination and a $10 entry fee per day.

A complete schedule will be available on the QCC website: