About Anne (Bongard) VanVlack

Anne is a passionate promoter for Prince Edward County, you'll often see her around The County with camera in hand. Anne has curated the prince-edward-county.com website since 1996, having received numerous awards and recognitions for rural economic development during that time. Anne also enjoys conducting winery tours, it's a wonderful opportunity to meet visitors and to chat with local business owners. Contact Anne at [email protected]

Picton had two beautiful castles

Not so long ago Picton had two castles, both overlooking Picton Harbour. They were significant architectural and historical landmarks in Prince Edward County.  They’re both gone now, an irreplaceable part of Picton’s identity. Castle Villeneuve Castle Villeneuve (previously called Castle Inn), was a magnificent building on Bridge Street overlooking Picton Bay.  The castle’s restaurant was popular […]

A Tale of Two Winters

Have you ever noticed that snow in the movies is so romantic? On the big screen, fluffy snowflakes fall gently onto a dream-like setting. Starry-eyed actors hope for snow to create their perfect winter scene. You can be sure that County residents have a more realistic view of snow. We know that those beautiful white […]

Fate was on our side

In 1975 I married Bill VanVlack.  Little did we know that three generations earlier, our ancestors were involved in an incident on Lake Ontario that changed our family’s destiny. I grew up in Prince Edward County, an “island” on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The lake is part of my essence, I’m never fully […]