27 March 2014

At the Seniors Fair in Belleville

Now in its third year, the Seniors Showcase Information Fair at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre has become a popular annual event attracting local, provincial and national exhibitors and visitors from across the Quinte region and beyond.

Our booth with the “morning crew” from the left, Al Cleary, Mary-Lynne Morgan, Elizabeth Mitchell,Jeanie Delany, Donna Fano and Kieran Delany

The Historical Society and the Community Archives have been there every year with joint displays on the history of Hastings County.
This year we featured two new attractions - posters from the 2013 Heritage Hastings project with the Belleville Art Association and a find the house challenge based in the 1874 Birds Eye map of Belleville.
Our booth was busy, we were engaged with visitors, discussing the exhibits and helping them with the challenge.  Thanks to the generosity of W.T. Hawkins Ltd., we were able to hand out Cheezies!
Our exhibit was attractive and popular, and our volunteers did a great job of promoting awareness of our local history.  The Fair was also a great opportunity for us to meet exhibitors from other organizations.
Many thanks to all who assisted with this event: Bill Kennedy, Adel Dibben, Gerry Boyce, Hal Wilson, Diane Sule, Mike Shaw, the “morning crew” mentioned above, and the Archives Volunteers who helped put the exhibit together.
More pictures from the event can be seen in this album.
Report and pictures Nick White

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