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Deseronto Arts and Culture Society

  • Corporate body
  • 2004-2007

The Deseronto Arts and Culture Society was formed with the aim of restoring the former Naylor's Theatre building in Deseronto, Ontario. Members included Don and Noni McMeeken, Barb Thompson, Bill Conley, Ian Miller, Russell Cassidy and Andrée Boisvert.

Ontario Business College (Belleville)

  • Corporate body
  • 1868-1999

The Ontario Business College was established as the Ontario Commercial College in Belleville, Ontario, in 1868 by Samuel G. Beatty and George Wallbridge. In 1871 Beatty purchased Wallbridge's share of the business and was joined by William Byron Robinson (1846-1921) and John Wesley Johnson. Beatty retired in 1879. The College was in operation in various locations in Belleville until it went into receivership in 1999.

Belleville Business College

  • Corporate body
  • 1889-c.1915

The Belleville Business College was established in 1889. It had premises on the east side of Front Street in Belleville, Ontario, and offered training in commercial skills such as typewriting, shorthand, penmanship, and bookkeeping. The college is listed in the 1913 Vernon's Directory of Belleville, but not in the 1918 edition.

Deseronto Archives

  • Corporate body
  • 1997-2016

Deseronto Archives was established in 1997 with a mandate to collect materials relating to the history of the Town of Deseronto and its people. In September 2016 the collections of the Deseronto Archives were transferred to the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County.

Town of Deseronto

  • Corporate body

Deseronto, Ontario was incorporated as a town in 1889. The settlement had become a village in 1871, known as Mill Point. It was given the name Deseronto in 1881, after Captain John Deserontyon, the leader of the 20 families who settled in the area as the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte in 1784.

Canada Optical Company

  • Corporate body

The Canada Optical Company (originally called Canada Zyl Company) operated a factory in Deseronto, Ontario from 1946 to 1996, manufacturing frames for glasses. In 1996 the factory operations were moved to a building on the airport of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. It closed down in 2002.

Wharf Street Debating Club

  • Corporate body
  • c.1910-

The Wharf Street Debating Club began as a working class men's club in the Foster Ward area of Belleville, Ontario. At the time of municipal elections the club runs a 'Bun Feed', at which prospective candidates address the group. For many years, women candidates were admitted only to give their speech, then had to leave the room. The exclusion of women from the club continued until November 1988, when Julia Drake crashed the bun feed, dressed as a man. After that, the event became open to all.

Coronation Committee of Belleville

  • Corporate body
  • 1902

The Coronation Committee was formed on 13 May 1902 to plan the celebrations in Belleville, Ontario, attending the coronation of Edward VII. The chair of the committee was R. J. Graham, Mayor of Belleville, and its secretary was Fred Adams. The chair of the Finance Committee was Charles Sulman.

Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan

  • Corporate body
  • 1985-

The Bay of Quinte was designated as and Area of Concern in 1985 by the International Joint Commission. Remedial Action Plans are coordinated by Environment Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Since 1997, recommended actions have been implemented by members of the Bay of Quinte Restoration Council.

Website: https://www.bqrap.ca/

Presto Musical Club

  • Corporate body
  • 1919-1949

The club met every three weeks at the homes of members for an evening musical programme. Club members included Ethelland MacColl, Leona Riggs, Samuel Anglin, and Alec Gordon.

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