CHAMBER NEWS
Summer is just around the corner! We have had a busy few months with a lot of training sessions and events.
We want to ensure that the chamber is serving our members the best we can and that members are aware of all that we offer. There will be a survey being sent out in the next few days, if you can please take a few minutes to complete. We appreciate your support and your feedback!

The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce meetings and PD days were held in Charlottetown last week. I was fortunate enough to take part in these with some great guest speakers, learning more information from some representatives on the benefits that we can offer our Chamber members, some networking and of course a headful of new ideas! We also got to attend the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber President's luncheon as they welcomed in their new President, Kim Griffin!
Always appreciative for these opportunities.


Julie Corbett
Executive Director

Upcoming KACC Sessions/Events:
More info and registration links below

Mon, June 12th - 9:00am "Caffeine Connection" with Julie & Lindsay at C&B Corner Cafe

Fri, June 16th - 6:00pm KACC Car Rally

Wed, June 21st - 9:00am KACC Board Meeting - all Chamber members welcome! - Town Hall Boardroom in lower level

Please follow our social media accounts @ktownchamber to keep up to date on events, learn more about the benefits offered and your fellow members!
Some of the Island Chamber representatives at the Atlantic Chamber conference in Charlottetown
Great Charlottetown Area Chamber President's Luncheon
New President Kim Griffin
The Chamber Executive Director (Julie) and Board of Directors would like to spend more time with our members and we will be having "Caffeine Connections" every couple of months with a different Board Member each time. Please join us for a chat about what is going on in your business/life and we can update you on what is going on with the Chamber and see if there are ways we help you out!

This month will be held at C&B Corner Cafe in Kensington and our guest will be KACC Secretary, Lindsay Connolly who is the Executive Director with Under the Spire Music Festival.
Please join us for the first KACC Car Rally on Fri, June 16th, starting at 6:00pm (start times for teams will be staggered) in the parking lot beside Kensington Town Hall.

What is a Car Rally some have asked? A team of people (preferably ones who get along well and don't get road rage), join together in a vehicle and receive some instructions on where to go and there will be hints and questions along the way. It is not a race but whoever answers the most questions correctly and gets some fun pictures along the route! Sort of like a team scavenger hunt but not on foot.

We want to highlight some of the KACC members while en route and having fun! Your team will be assigned a colour that you can get as creative as you like with it!
You will eventually end up at the Royal Canadian Kensington Legion for a BBQ and some social time.

The cost per team is $30 and food donations to the Kensington Food Bank will be accepted.
Please register by emailing kensingtonandareachamber@gmail.com or online.
Space will be limited so please register early!
KACC MEMBER BENEFIT HIGHLIGHT
Are you looking into providing Health Insurance for your employees? As a Chamber Member, you can join a plan that allows you to take advantage of group rates. Contact Julie or click here for more info!
WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO!
Beautiful afternoon for the KACC Golf Tournament
Anderson's Creek on June 1st
Congratulations on the top 3 teams!
Top team - Kensington Food Basket
Second place - Richard Baker CPA Team
Third place - Warren's Carpentry
*Presenting the awards is Wade Hulbert - Scotia Wealth Management
Most "Honest" team - Worth Consulting/Camp Triumph
*Presented by Ben King - Anderson's Creek
We were not expecting such a hot day for our golf tournament last week on the 1st day of June! It was a great afternoon of golf and lots of fun!
Thank you to Andersons Creek Golf Club for hosting and to title sponsor Scotia Wealth Management (Wade Hulbert). Thanks to the hole sponsors and those that came out and offered something fun on the holes for the players, it really adds to the day!
Thanks to the participating teams and volunteers who made the day such a good one.
The first KACC Trivia night was a great time at the Emerald Community Centre! Thanks to those who attended and to Brian Cole for hosting!
There seems to be lots of interest to do it again!
Thank you to Iain McCarvill from Key Murray Law for sharing some great information on Wills and Estate planning. Thank you to Key Murray Law for sponsoring this session.
This is a section in the newsletter that employers can recognize one of their employees! Please send a write up and a few pictures along to kensingtonandareachamber@gmail.com
OTHER NEWS AND INFO!
Funding Opportunities
Tourism Seasonal Extension Program
Funding to help tourism operators extend their season. Grants range from $2500 to $50 000. See more details here.
Canada Digital Adoption Program
Grants and access to advice to increase online sales, reduce costs, better manage inventory and more. See more details here.
GROUP TRAVEL OPTIONS!
Discover Ireland is the perfect tour for visitors hoping to explore the beautiful
Emerald Isle from one location.
Fly out of Halifax and enjoy an 8-day tour that encompasses some of Ireland’s most dramatic scenery and will give visitors a true flavour of this vibrant and historic country.

Travel date April 11th, 2024! Early Bird discount if booked before July 31st!
WELCOME NEW KACC MEMBERS!!
EAST PRINCE AGRI-ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION
We are excited to welcome East Prince Agri-Environment Association as a new member of the Kensington & Area Chamber!
The East Prince Agri-Environment Association (EPAA) is a group of 14 innovative farm families committed to building a more sustainable agriculture industry through evidence-based management practices. Since 2014, the EPAA has established partnerships with experts from local watersheds, agricultural organizations, Maritime universities, and more to promote positive change in the Island’s agriculture sector.
Through their collaborative research, the EPAA has already demonstrated better ways of managing on-farm practices, and farmers across the region have adopted new beneficial management practices (BMPs).
Join them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on their latest projects and participate in the movement towards a more sustainable future for Island agriculture!
Cultivating change, one field at a time.
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD -COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN ATLANTIC CANADA
The Kensington & Area Chamber is excited to welcome new member - CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD - COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN ATLANTIC CANADA!
Atlantic Canada’s Leader in Commercial Real Estate. We put our clients and our people at the centre of what’s next in the world of real estate.
Our firm prides itself on the quality of our talent and their diversity of practices, personalities, and experiences, in both this industry, and others before it. While our services are available in some of our markets by other firms, we truly believe that our coverage and our way of doing business sets us apart.
aworth@cwatlantic.com
KACC MEMBER PROFILES
WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING A MEMBER!
Anderson's Creek Golf Club
Their great membership options are built with locals in mind and best value golf packages are perfect for the traveling golfer.
The course is laid out over undulating lands with big greens and water hazards placed on 9 holes. The most distinct feature of Andersons Creek is the creek itself.
Anderson's Creek Golf Club- Great Golf, Great People, lots of fun!
North Shore Canteen
Married chefs Kelly Sheridan and Alex FitzGerald met at the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown PEI in 2010, where they bonded over their passion for exceptional and memorable food service. They’ve continued to work alongside one another, devoting their careers to a focus on local and seasonal ingredients, developing a culinary style that highlights the flavours of the region and the product.
Located in picturesque French river PEI, the North Shore Canteen is going to be a seasonally driven and locally sourced full-service restaurant that will strive to uphold the finest standards of service and cuisine while maintaining a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. There will be a small set menu with additional specials and daily tasting menus that feature the amazing products that the North Shore of PEI has to offer.
The North Shore Canteen is open, check out their Facebook page for their hours!
Sou'West
The Sou'West features fresh local seafood, an oyster bar, patio seating, and entertainment on some evenings!
The waterfront view, the delicious cuisine and the local draft on tap are three of many reasons why Sou'West is a destination in the summer months for Islanders and visitors alike.
Sou'West is located in New London, Prince Edward Island along the breathtaking waters of the New London Bay. One of Prince Edward Island's magnificent waterfront dining locations, Sou'West is sure to please seafood lovers and foodies alike!
Join us for a pint or a seafood dinner. We'll welcome you just the same!