Good Friday - April 15th
Easter Sunday - April 17th
CHAMBER NEWS
Message from Executive Director

I am sure I am as happy as you all are, to finally see some sunshine and spring like weather! While still realizing that the pandemic is not over, with restrictions easing, I hope to see more of you in the coming months. We have a couple of exciting events planned and I would like to get out to visit more of you soon!

Upcoming Events:
Mon, April 11th - 8:30am - Morning Coffee Mixer at The Willow Bakery & Cafe
Wed, May 4th - 12:00pm - Lunchtime Go!walk Striders Walking club starts (every Wednesday in May & June)
Thur, May 12th - 6:30pm - President's Casino Night - tickets will go on sale soon!
May 26th & June 2nd - 6:00pm-9:00pm - Emergency First Aid Course (2 evening sessions)
Thur, June 2nd - 8:30am - Morning Coffee Mixer at Schurman Family Farm in Spring Valley
Wed, Sep 21st - KACC Golf Tournament at Anderson's Creek - sponsored by ScotiaWealth - SAVE THE DATE

Please follow along on our social media accounts @ktownchamber to keep up to date on events, learn more about the benefits offered and your fellow members!

Julie Corbett
KACC is excited to host the 2nd in-person Morning Coffee Mixer at Willow Bakery & Cafe!
This is a free event and there will be coffee and some delicious food options available for purchase!
Please book by email, phone or at this link.
Message from the Mayor
As everyone knows, the cost of doing business and providing quality service is increasing with the high rate of inflation. This has been taken into consideration by Town Council and Staff when preparing the operating budget for the Town of Kensington for the 2022/23 fiscal year. As such, Council and Staff wanted to continue to provide the level of service expected by our residents and visitors, and yet maintain the property tax rate. I am pleased to report that the Property Tax Rate for the Town of Kensington will remain the same as it has been for many years now at $0.55 per $100 assessment for non-commercial and $1.30 per $100 assessment for commercial.

Rowan Caseley – Mayor
The 2023 Canada Games are looking for planning volunteers to help with pre-Games including, Medical Services Venue Rep, Volunteer Centre Ambassador, Mascot Performer and many more. This is a great opportunity to build your network!

For more information and the full list of volunteer roles visit: 2023canadagames.ca/get-involved
 
Interested applicants for the volunteer centre are to submit a resume and their availability via email to
volunteers@2023canadagames.ca with “Volunteer Centre Ambassador” as the subject line. We thank all who apply and will contact shortlisted applicants.
We love to share our Member's news! Please send your news along to kensingtonandareachamber@gmail.com
Covid-19 Update
Mandatory masks extended till April 28th.
As of 11:59 pm April 5:
    The Public Health State of Emergency will be lifted
    No limits on personal or organized gatherings or sport and recreational activities
    No capacity limits for wedding receptions, funeral receptions or stand up receptions
    Businesses, including retail operations, gyms and fitness facilities, museums and libraries can operate at full capacity
     Food premises and licensed establishments can operate at full capacity
    COVID-19 testing will be voluntary at the Confederation Bridge until April 28th
     Asymptomatic close contacts of positive cases are not required to self-isolate (if isolating away from positive cases)
    Close contacts who are symptomatic, like all other residents of PEI, should continue to be tested at a Health PEI clinic, and isolate until the results are available
    The Test to Stay Program will be rescinded.
The Public Health State of Emergency will be replaced with an order under the Public Health Act beginning tonight at 11:59 pm until April 28, mandating the following:
    Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will continue to be required to self-isolate
·     Those who are fully vaccinated and children under the age of five will be required to isolate for 7 days from the onset of symptoms or their positive test
·     Individuals over the age of five who are not fully vaccinated will be required to isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or the date of positive test
     Masks will continue to be required in indoor public places until April 28.
KACC MEMBER BENEFIT HIGHLIGHT
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Ignition Fund
The Ignition Fund is a competitive based fund for entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital for a new innovative business venture or to develop and launch a new innovative product. The fund invests seed capital that will allow successful applicants to turn their ideas into a tangible and viable business. 
For more info: click here 
KACC Partner Highlight

Central Region Sport & Recreation Council
The Central Region Sport & Recreation Council helps Islanders stay active, eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle through a variety of programs, events and activities. From snowshoeing to cycling, and trail walks to archery, you'll find them hosting activities in rural,
central PEI communities such as Kensington, Kinkora, Borden-
Carleton, Bedeque, Cavendish and many more.

CRSRC is currently seeking individuals who have an interest in this organization for their Board of Directors. Please reach out to the contact info below if you would like to become involved!

To find out what CRSRC activities are being hosted in a community
near you, follow them on Facebook and Instagram. @CRSRCPEI or contact Jessica at crsrc@live.ca
KACC MEMBER PROFILES
WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING A MEMBER!
The Willow Bakery & Café!

Jocelyn and Jared Tobias put their heart and soul into everything they do. The Willow Bakery & Café opened on Monday, March 16, 2020….. YES… the day that all the COVID-19 restrictions began. It was a bitter sweet day for them. The community support has been overwhelming and you can see the joy in their faces as they greet the regular customers by name and welcome new customers!
Follow them on social media and see what their daily specials are that you won't be able to resist! Stop in at 13 Commercial St. for a tasty snack or lunch!
ADL
ADL is proudly farm owned since 1953!

Prince Edward Island has a strong farming history and is perfectly suited for dairy operations. For over 65 years, ADL has processed fresh milk from PEI farms to produce premium dairy products including milk, cheese, cream, butter and ice cream. From the farm gate to your plate, we are committed to producing quality dairy products for you and your family to enjoy. Check out the The ADL Store for a great variety of dairy products and so much more!

Be sure to check out as many locations on the PEI Dairy Bar Crawl as you can over the summer!
Find more information on our website: kaccpei.com