The Chamber has been busy the past month with lots of great sessions and mixers! Looking forward to more in the next couple of months before the summer.

Lots of info below so be sure to read right to the bottom of the newsletter!

Upcoming KACC Sessions/Events:
More info and registration links below
Thur, April 13th - 7:00pm President's Casino Night sponsored by the Town of Kensington - New London Community Complex
Tue, April 25th - Diversity Equity and Inclusion Session with Evelyn Bradley - Bradley Consulting sponsored by Cavendish Farms- (C&B Corner Cafe)
Fri, May 5th - SAVE THE DATE! Trivia night at Emerald Community Centre (more info to come soon!)
Wed, May 10th - Information Session on Wills & Estate planning - Iain McCarvill with Key Murray Law

Julie Corbett
Executive Director

Please follow our social media accounts @ktownchamber to keep up to date on events, learn more about the benefits offered and your fellow members!
Thank you!
I have been fortunate to have an intern working with me for the past 4 weeks. Emma Clow is a student at Holland College in the Journalism and Communications program. Emma will be finishing up the end of next week right after the Casino Night! Thank you for all of your help Emma and all the best after you graduate!
We had so much fun last year at our first Casino Night that we are going to have another one! We are also celebrating President, Tessa Roberts and the KACC Board of Directors for this year! Tickets are $40 (including taxes), there will be munchies, prizes and lots of fun! New London Community Complex on Thur, April 13th at 7:00pm.
Thank you to the Title Sponsor, Town of Kensington for supporting this event!
You can contact Julie at for tickets or purchase them online!
Click the image to register now!
Message from the Mayor
Credit Union Centre Upgrades – The Credit Union Centre (formerly Community Gardens) was transferred to the Town in 2011 by the Kensington and Area Recreation Association. With the help of the Federal and Provincial Government, by the end of this year, we will have invested over $3 million in upgrades and improvements. While the rink is old, the facility is structurally sound. Most of the upgrades are to ensure the facility continues to function efficiently and provide a recreation outlet for all communities surrounding Kensington. Additionally, we are looking at steps we can take to reduce or lessen our operating costs, such as LED lighting and solar panels. Electricity is the second largest expense behind wages. Anything we can do to lessen these direct operating costs provides long term stability of the facility. Watch for significant upgrades to the facility including new boards around the ice surface, new protective glass and nets, modernized washrooms and other smaller improvements before the fall hockey season. We aim to provide an efficient, clean recreation facility and we are adding more resources to ensure this does happen.
Rowan Caseley – Mayor
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Coffee Chat with Mayor Rowan Caseley
The Coffee Chat with the Mayor was a success! There were some thorough discussions about housing, the potential use of ATV's in the town, along with some great stories and laughs. Lot of great questions from the group! A huge thank you to C&B Cafe for hosting and Town of Kensington for sponsoring this event!
Prince County Multi-Chamber Mixer
The first ever multi Chamber Mixer with the 4 Chambers in Prince County was a great success! Chamber members and business owners from across P.E.I. attended the multi-chamber mixer at the new Microtel in Summerside! Some great prizes were won, and it was a fantastic opportunity to meet local business owners and other people from other Chambers! Great snacks were provided by the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, so thank you to them and the Microtel staff for hosting the event, and of course to everyone that attended!
District 20 Debate
The political debate for District 20 was held on March 22nd. Lots of great questions were submitted as well as some thorough discussions throughout the night! Matthew MacKay represented the PC Party, Richard Schroeter represented the Liberal Party, and Hunter Guindon represented the Green Party. Maggie Larouque with the NDP Party was unavailable to attend. Thank you to each of the candidates that attended, to the volunteers who helped set up, and to the Murray Christian Centre for hosting!
Workplace Learning PEI Sessions
A huge thank you to Workplace Learning PEI and Jacob Robar for putting on the 3 workplace sessions over the last few weeks! The session topics were Communication in the Workplace, Time Management, and Adaptability in the Workplace.

There were lots of engaging activities, and some great stories and laughs. It was a perfect opportunity for business owners and employees to get together and share advice and to learn some helpful tips along the way. The sessions, along with the tasty treats, were sponsored by PEI Mutual. Thank you to everyone involved, and a special thank you to Jacob for teaching these educational and engaging sessions!
For more information on what sessions and programs that Workplace Learning PEI offers, check out their website!
JW Media Webinar
Thank you to everyone who attended the JW Media webinar on maximizing your marketing strategies! We hope you found the insights and resources valuable in helping your business thrive online. And a special thank you to presenter Jenn Waugh of JW Media for sharing her knowledge and insights!

For more info on how you could benefit from JW Media, check out her website for some great info!
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Funding Opportunities
Summer Student Wage Subsidies
Programs through the Employment Development Agency and Skills PEI. The application deadlines are April 15th. See more details here.
Rural Enhancement Employment Program
Funding to stimulate economic activity and business development among PEI rural businesses. Applications will be reviewed starting April 3rd. See more details here.
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.
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Join SkillsPEI in Charlottetown on April 18th and Summerside on April 25th for SkillsPEI annual Job Fairs! The Job Fairs are open to all PEI employers and serve as a great opportunity to connect with job seekers who are actively looking for employment opportunities.

There is no charge to participate, but employers must register before March 31st due to limited space. The registration form can be found on the SkillsPEI website:
Three Rural Island Chambers are promoting group trips to beautiful Ireland, one for the Fall of 2023 and one for the Spring of 2024!
Click on the images below to learn more about each trip option. These trips are open to chamber members and non-members!
If you have an interest in travelling to Ireland, now is your chance to learn more!
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Good News for the Girl Guides and Scouts
$850.00 was recently presented to the Kensington Scouts and Girl Guides from residents of Kensington and surrounding communities from donating their empty beverage containers for deposit refunds. Money raised is used for continued support of Scouts and Guides activities. The Scouts and Guides have a drop off bin located outside the Trailside Bottle Exchange. Presenting the cheque to the Girl Guides is Trailside Bottle Manager Jeffrey Waugh. The cheque to the Scouts was presented by Trailside Plaza Operations Manager Thomas Waugh. The total amount raised to date is $11,825.00
KISH Co-op Program
The Kensington Intermediate High Co-op Program allows KISH students the opportunity to work with an organization to develop important skills while getting real-world experience in a workplace. These experiences and new skills learned will help students to succeed in the workforce.
Gallery 18
Gallery 18 specializes in Prince Edward Island art, antique maps, collectible books and vintage photography. 
Of special note, G18 carries a range of books related to P.E.I. community history and family genealogy. 
The gallery is also available for art appraisals, as well as advice on art and paper conservation, picture framing and book rebinding!
Kensington Agricultural Services
Since 1984, Kensington Agricultural Services Ltd. has built a solid reputation of providing quality equipment on Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and throughout North America. Locally owned & operated, our mission is to be responsive to customer needs. We specialize in quality new & pre-owned farm, lawn, and commercial equipment from Kubota & New Holland. We also carry full product lines from Kuhn Knight, Woods, Pottinger, MS Gregson, Landoll, Cub Cadet, Greentec, Bednar, Landpride, Great Plains, Trimble, Echo, Horst-HLA, & more. We have an extensive supply of in-stock parts, fully equipped shops, factory trained technicians, & mobile field support. At our location you’ll find the largest selection of pre-owned inventory in Atlantic Canada. When you’re ready to invest in new or pre-owned equipment; our friendly and knowledgeable sales, service, financing, and parts departments are prepared to provide the best experience. Our staff is committed to providing our valued customers with outstanding service & support to minimize your downtime.
New London Carriage House
Located on the crest of a wooded hill overlooking the beautiful Southwest River, The New London Carriage House offers spectacular water views and backdrops for any unique gathering. Whether small and intimate or grand in size, our property can be customized to suit your needs and host weddings, elopements, meetings, special events, musical performances and more.

Malpeque Fine Iron Products
Malpeque Fine Iron Products was founded in 1998 by partners Eric and Dianne Schurman Malpeque Fine Iron Products is a industry leader in ornamental Iron and metal fabrication as well as the award winning Bug Away.
On site is a large outdoor folk art sculptural garden and retail shop that is a must to see for all ages.
A community minded business that gives back annually to many non- profit organizations.
Malpeque Fine Iron Products is celebrating 25 years in business this year. 
Mike's Independent Grocer
Mike’s, Your Independent Grocer, is your one-stop-shop supermarket. Your Independent Grocer is focused on providing customers with freshness and variety to allow all foodies the ability to delight their palettes. When entering Your Independent, you will be delighted with the outstanding produce, bakery, deli, meat and seafood offerings a conventional grocer has to offer.