Employment Opportunity

Community Centre Facility Student Attendants

The Town of Deseronto is currently seeking students to assist in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the Deseronto Community Centre.

The students will assist with moving of the nets and other janitorial and maintenance tasks. The position is for approximately 10 hours assisting in the completion of the general maintenance of the arena, parks and other facility grounds as required. The successful candidates will be involved in a diverse range of job activities which include performing maintenance tasks, event/rental program set up and take down, and customer service. In addition, the applicant must be prepared to work on a rotating shift schedule that includes evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.Please see the job posting for more details.

Crosswalk Installation Completed.

Public Works staff have completed the installation of the new crosswalk at Main and Centre. Council is pleased to be able to provide this improvement with the help of the Province through a Main Street Revitalization Grant.  As part of a larger commitment to accessibility, revitalization and safety. This project features:

  • Light green day glow advisory signs for the crosswalk, 25 meters ahead of the crosswalk as a warning to drivers and cyclists.

  • Foot sense pads have been embedded in the sidewalk as a tell for those with visual or hearing issues to improve accessibility .

  • A push button on each side of the crosswalk that activates the two white crosswalk signs to light up, as this will alert oncoming traffic.

Council and staff have been working collaboratively with the OPP to implement various traffic calming measures and safety features in and around Town. Council has made safety one of their key priorities and will continue to work towards finding the right coverage for our Community.

Employment Opportunity

Community Centre Facility Attendants

The Town of Deseronto is currently seeking individuals to fill part time positions to perform maintenance and other operational duties to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Deseronto Community Centre.


The attendants are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Community Centre. The successful candidates will be involved in a diverse range of job activities which include performing building maintenance and facility repairs, ice maintenance, record keeping, event/rental program set up and take down, etc.  In addition, the applicants must be prepared to work on a rotating shift schedule that may include days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.

Please see the job posting for more details.

Deseronto Bulldogs Senior "A" Hockey

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The Town of Deseronto announces Senior ‘A” Bulldog hockey is happening this season at the Deseronto Community Recreation Centre.

Join us for the home opener Saturday September 28th, and follow the team through all 18 home and away games.

The puck drops at 6:30 pm for all home games. Team Schedule

Admission price varies, please see the Team website for more information.

Be sure to grab friends and family and come on out cheer on the future Senior ‘A’ champs – the Senior ‘A’ Deseronto Bulldogs.

For more information on the team, season schedule, way to support or more team info, including team jerseys and gear see Deseronto Bulldogs Senior A on Facebook.

Good Food Market at the Royal Canadian Legion

The Good Food Bank offers up a variety of fruits and vegetables at whole sale prices, which is a great way to purchase nutritious food at a fraction of the cost.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 hosts the Good Food Market once a month from 9:30 am - 11:30 am at the Legion on the following days:

August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13

Email Brenda Foran for information at: gfmbren@cdcquinte.com

More information about CDC Quinte - see: http://www.cdcquinte.com

Our Beautiful Parks - Highlight - The Rathbun Park

The Town of Deseronto encourages residents and visitors alike to get out during the great summer weather and enjoy our parks. Today we are highlighting The Rathbun Park beside Town Hall. The park is full of flowers and trimmed gardens and looks great thanks to the public works department.  With its gurgling fountain and gazebo, The Rathbun Park will make any photo one you'll cherish forever!

Advisory: The fountain has an electrical component and is not safe for children or pets to swim in so please refrain from using it this way.

Employment Opportunity

Transit Coordinator - Long Term Temporary P/T

6 hours per day; 12pm – 6:30pm Monday - Friday  

The Transit Coordinator position is responsible for providing dispatch, administrative, payroll and financial support for the Town of Deseronto’s Transit Department.  This position also provides a next point of escalation for front line staff as well as training on administrative functions for drivers.  


College Street Reconstruction

Gordon Barr Ltd. is the successful bidding contractor for the College St project. The work to be completed includes the replacement of the Storm Sewer, the Water main and associated services. Also included is the construction of a new Sidewalk and Curbs, the Paving of College Street and the associated Landscaping as required to return the grassed areas to original condition.

The planned start date of the construction is July 22, 2019 and it is anticipated that this work will take approximately seven (7) weeks to complete. Crews will be starting the temporary water setup on Wednesday July 17th. This will include the use of a backhoe and little to no traffic disruption. Please be aware that during the construction phase the road will only be open to local traffic at times. Temporary storage of the aggregate that is to be reused will be stored at the arctic gardens site while the project is going on. We apologize for the disruption and any inconvenience.

Deseronto Public Roller Skate - Summer 2019

Lace up the roller skates and come on out for fun!

Lace up the roller skates and come on out for fun!

The Town of Deseronto is pleased to announce public Roller Blading/Skating Tuesday’s, 6:00 pm to 7:000 pm, starting Tuesday July 16, ending Tuesday August 27th, 2019. Scooters and hover boards not allowed. Regular arena rules regarding conduct apply and participants will be asked to leave if they are not following the arena rules of behaviour. The arena  and the activities will be monitored by staff during this event. This recreational activity is intended for years 8-13. Children younger than 10 must have parental supervision. As with all recreational activities this is a use/play at your own risk activity.

Weekly

Tuesday 6-7 pm

Location: Arena, Deseronto Community Centre

51 Mechanic St. Deseronto.

Cost: Free

More information?: email arena@deseronto.ca

Paddle Boarding on Deseronto Waterfront

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The Deseronto Waterfront is a place of enjoyment for all types of people. This week there were many stand up paddlers out enjoying our beautiful weather. The Centennial Park boat launch and canoe put in on the west side of Town was being used by the Tyendinaga Good Minds Program. It is great to see young adults enjoying the park and the water! For more information on how to access or use our waterfront, email Town Hall – admin@deseronto.ca

Deseronto Pick Up Ball Hockey - Summer 2019

Ball hockey takes place inside. Come on out!

Ball hockey takes place inside. Come on out!

The Town of Deseronto is pleased to announce drop-in, pick-up Ball Hockey Tuesday’s, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, starting Tuesday July 16, ending Tuesday August 27th, 2019. Players must provide all sticks and equipment, CSA helmets are required. Nets will be provided. Regular arena rules regarding conduct apply and participants will be asked to leave if they are not following the arena rules of behaviour. The arena and the activities will be monitored by staff during this event. This recreational activity is intended for years 8-13. Children younger than 10 must have parental supervision. As with all recreational activities this is a use/play at your own risk activity.

Weekly

Tuesday: 330 pm - 430 pm

Location: Arena, Deseronto Community Centre

51 Mechanic St. Deseronto.

Cost: Free

More Information?: email arena@deseronto.ca

Canada Day Celebrations A Big Hit In Deseronto

The event included banners, flags, face painting a magician, a BBQ, cake and treats, for kids of all ages.

The afternoon was kicked off with a respectful acknowledgment to our wonderful Country, with a flag raising and colour guard salute by members of the Deseronto Legion Branch 280. The Town thanks the Branch for their support and their honourable salute during the raising.

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The flag was raised by our Mayor Dan Johnston, and O Canada was sung by Chantel Johnston who did a great job with her heartfelt rendition of our National Anthem.

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Mayor Johnston then provided inspiring words about our community, the residents and the beauty of the town. He thanked his fellow councillors for attending and he mentioned that he looks forward to more community events such as this.  The mayor hopes that it will make the residents as proud of the Town as the people that work and volunteer their time to local causes and local government. The Mayor also read remarks from MP Mike Bossio congratulating all Canadians on the celebration of our country.

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At 5:15pm the fun activities started for the kids, Randy the Magicman held kids and parents spellbound with magic to amaze, the balloon artist and face painting went from 5-7, non-stop. We thank Randy and his performers for a great job. If you liked Randy on Canada Day, you can see him again at the Deseronto Library July 31!

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What a great day! Cooling breezes off the water, 100’s of people, all this entertainment AND a BBQ! The Pentecostal Church cooked up 100’s of hot dogs, with all the fixings, water and kind smiles! We thank the BBQ volunteers and Pastor Dan for this generous donation from the Church making our Canada Day event special.

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At around 6:30 “Pickett Fences”, a well known band and regional favourite, kicked off the musical entertainment. Balloons, magician, face painting, 100’s of people AND music! What a party “Pickett Fences” were great and we thank them for music that was family friendly and enjoyed by all!

They played until dusk, at which time the Deseronto Fire Department went into action. The fireworks ran from about 9:40 to 10:20 with hundreds of additional people showing up from all over the region. We are glad everyone enjoyed themselves and had a great time!

In closing we encourage you to follow all of our events at Deseronto.ca or on our Facebook page. We will be posting advance information about events and news you’ll want to know in both places. We want to sum up by thanking the Staff of the Town who did a great job getting the park ready, and to the Waterfront Market for suppling our Canada Day cake. Thanks Mayor Johnston and Council who helped with set-up and clean up volunteering  their time to transport chairs tables and booths.

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Hope to see you July 1, 2020 – Centennial Park “On the Waters Edge”!

Become a Member of The Deseronto Culture & Recreation Committee

The Town is currently accepting expressions of interest to become a member of The Deseronto Culture and Recreation Committee.

Are you?

  • Interested in making a difference in the future success of your community

  • Committed to being an active participant in board/committee meetings and come prepared to contribute to discussions and decisions

  • Prepared to represent the interests, concerns, and attitudes of your community

  • Open to learning about programs and services that enhance your community

  • Co-organize events that the people of Deseronto can enjoy, while contributing to the health and well-being of our town.

To be eligible you must be:

  • At least 18 years old

  • A Canadian citizen

  • A resident of the Town of Deseronto or a representative of a partnering agency

Apply by July 17th at 4:30 p.m. at the Town Hall by submitting an expression of interest outlining skills and experience and/or explaining why you wish to participate on the Deseronto Culture and Recreation Committee to:

Patrick Connor CAE, SSA
Communications and Community Program Coordinator
Town of Deseronto
331 Main Street P.O. Box 310
Deseronto, Ontario K0K 1X0
pconnor@deseronto.ca