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Recognizing Our Wildly Authentic Trailblazers

2020 Hastings Trailblazer Series

Our new Hastings Trailblazer Series celebrates our pioneers who excel in their industries, and who thrive on thinking outside of the box and being innovative. They have community as a deep-rooted value that lends to their success, and being authentic, yet anything but ordinary, is what they strive to achieve. Hastings is proud to be home to so many trailblazers who are strong contributors to our rural economy, be it tourism, agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, retail or services. We thank you for your ambition and perseverance through uncertainty. 

2019 Hastings Trailblazer Award Recipient – Potter Settlement Winery

CONGRATULATIONS to Potter Settlement Winery – the first recipient of the new Hastings Trailblazer Award!

Congratulations to the following nominees recognized:

–    Iron Rooster Rotisserie & Grill

–    Grails Springs Wellness Retreat

–    Isaiah & Co.

–    Coe Hill ATV Riders Club

The 2019 HastingsTrailblazer Award was presented at the Wildly Authentic Celebration on Wednesday, October 9th at the Stirling Festival Theatre.

About the Hastings Trailblazer Award

The Hastings Trailblazer Award recognizes the trailblazers of our region and their achievements as strong contributors to our rural economy, be it tourism, agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, retail or services. It is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals who are located and/or operate within Hastings County’s 14 member municipalities (excluding the Cities of Belleville & Quinte West).  It celebrates our pioneers who excel in their industries and who thrive on thinking outside of the box, have community as a deep-rooted value that lends to their success, and being authentic, yet anything but ordinary, is what they strive to achieve.

THE NOMINATION PROCESS

  1. The nomination period is open from July 2nd until August 28th. A nomination form must be submitted in order to be considered, and self-nominations will not be accepted.
  2. Once the nomination period closes, nominees will be contacted to accept their nomination, and will be required to complete a brief nomination package by September 11th in order to be considered a nominee.
  3. The Economic & Tourism Development Advisory Committee will judge the nominees and their submissions, and will select a recipient for the award. The top five nominees are notified by September 27th.
  4. The Hastings Trailblazer Award recipient will be announced at the annual Wildly Authentic Celebration on Wednesday, October 9th at the Stirling Festival Theatre, located downtown in Stirling, ON. The recipient will also receive a Marketing Prize Package valued at $750!

For additional assistance or if you have questions regarding the Hastings Trailblazer Award, please contact Kasey Rogerson at 613.966.1311 x4012 or rogersonk@hastingscounty.com.

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Quinn's of Tweed

345 Victoria St. North Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0

Visitors often ask about the building and it’s name, Quinn’s of Tweed. In fact, tradition dictates that we keep, with honour,  the name Quinn’s of Tweed, the original name of the store and building. The Quinn’s of Tweed building is one of the town’s oldest and most beautiful historic stone structures, dating back to the 1880s. The twelve foot walls allow us to hang paintings in the traditional French salon style. You’ll marvel at the craftmanship of the ash and maple staircase, the old bookeeper’s office, and the stained glass that brings one back to an era when a handshake and promise were as good as gold – today, we still believe in those principles.

gaylord hardwood flooring

228 Victoria St N, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

Charles Frederick McGowan sold the lot in 1907 to William James Lawrence for $600.00. Shortly thereafter Mr. Lawrence erected the building which still stands there today. He conducted a furniture business until 1912, when he sold the property to the Traders’ Bank of Canada, which within the year, was taken over by the Royal Bank of Canada. It operated out of the building until 1942, when the war forced consolidations and closures due to a lack of tellers (men). The property changed hands a couple more times before local Tweed family, Gaylord Forest Products secured the property in 2003. Since then, they have evolved every inch of the interior into an experience. Each room throughout the building is a real life ‘showroom’ from top to bottom; you simply have to see it to believe it. The stairwell in particular holds a lot of history!

Marmora and Lake Inn

Come as strangers. Leave as friends.

29 Bursthall St, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

Experience the charm of our 1906 mansion, nestled in the village of Marmora, Ontario, an historic town celebrating 200 years in 2021. The large and stately home was built by Ed Shannon for lumber baron Henry Reginald Pearce (known as “Reginald”) and his family, who purchased the lot for $200. It remained a private family dwelling for many decades and eventually was converted to a Bed and Breakfast by Chris and Lilly Boldly.

It now operates as Marmora And Lake Inn B&B and boasts beautiful, spacious bedrooms with quaint old-world craftsmanship for a luxurious stay. Onsite amenities include an exceptional indoor swimming pool, bubbler tub, infrared sauna, large screen SMART TV’s in each room, wireless internet access throughout, and generous sized gathering rooms. And being a small town, the pool is open to the community and friends for a nominal fee (pre-booking is required).

Our guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast including locally baked breads and pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit, an extensive beverage and tea/coffee bar featuring a wide variety of flavours and blends. Great outdoor patio area for fair-weather relaxation and large private events.

Whether planning a romantic weekend for two, a small wedding, a family reunion or a week-long visit to bask in the natural beauty of the region, the Marmora And Lake Inn B&B will help make it a time to remember. (Please note that all bedrooms are on the upper levels and we don’t yet have accessibility assist.)