Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Great Ontario Communities Series (Ameliasburgh & Prince Edward County)

 During the past 15 years Judi and I have visited over 200 Ontario community festivals and events. The majority have been planned and managed by dedicated community volunteers. As a salute to these wonderful communities and their hard-working residents, I will be writing a series of blogs entitled “Great Ontario Communities”. These blogs describe the communities we have visited and will tell you about some of the interesting things we have experienced and the people we have met. The eighth article is about Ameliasburgh and Prince Edward County.

AMELIASBURG & PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY - Ameliasburgh is a small hamlet located in Prince Edward County.  We discovered Ameliasburgh by chance.  I was surfing the “Net” looking for an event to visit last May.  One of the events that caught my eye was “Welcome Weekend”.  I’m not sure why this phrase stood out, but it did.  Judi and I decided to investigate and we weren’t disappointed!  The “Welcome Weekend” is the season’s first and one of many events held at the Ameliasburg Museum.  It is also the first event for Ontario’s re-enactors.  To find out more about our visit, you can read my article on the Ontario Festivals Visited website.  We had a great time!  The other wonderful thing about Ameliasburgh is that it is located in Prince Edward County.  The county is a most interesting place to visit.  From its quaint towns and villages, Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington, to its many wineries, Prince Edward County offers more and more each season.  The residents of the County love to throw collective “parties”.  A Taste of the County”, “Maple in the County”, and “Art in the County”, to name a few!  There always seems to be something interesting happening!  Retired people have discovered this area, as they continue to move to the County.  In fact, my brother Chuck and his wife Flo, now live in a retirement community in Wellington.  They love it and are active participants in many activities.

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