Annual President’s Dinner

Each year, The Kensington and Area Chamber of Commerce hosts it’s Annual President’s Dinner and Silent Auction. This event is a major fundraiser for the Chamber as well as a time to celebrate the President and Board of Directors for their hard work. This event features a guest speaker, a delicious three-course meal, and a silent auction.




Guest Speaker

Katherine MacDonald – MA Researcher & Consultant

Katharine MacDonald is a Master’s student, freelance researcher and writer, and entrepreneur, living in Charlottetown, PEI. Since finishing her BA at UPEI in 2012, her research has focused on young Islanders, including youth outmigration and return migration, youth unemployment and underemployment, and retention and repatriation. She has performed research, mostly about the province’s youth, for nonprofits and charities, off-Island universities, government, and national research institutes. Her Master of Arts in Island Studies thesis focuses on the experiences of young Islanders who move back to the province after living ‘away.’

Katharine has also owned a small business selling vintage items for several years. In the summers, she runs a small vintage shop in Murray River, PEI. Some of her research has centered around youth retention and rurality, and so owning a small business in a rural community has been good experiential learning and pushed her to examine the role of young people in rural economic development. Most recently, she has worked with the province’s SYnC program to develop and deliver a new internship that supports young women exploring entrepreneurship as a career path. Through that program, Katharine and her interns opened a “pop-up shop” in the Confederation Court Mall in March with much success, and she hopes to continue the dialogue it started about the access to affordable spaces for young aspiring entrepreneurs.

In 2017, she looks forward to opening her shop for its fourth summer season, making progress on her thesis research, and continuing to work to make PEI a great place for young people to live.

Silent Auction


Many thanks to all of the businesses and individuals who generously donated to the 2017 silent auction, and to all those who made purchases.

Auction Items for 2017 include:

 $50 Gift Certificate – Island Stone Pub






Twin Shores Beach Towel & T-shirt






 2 Green Fees






 $40 Voucher for Lounge




 Helly Hansen Jacket & Travel Mug



 $25 Gift Card




Nautical Decor



 2-hour written appraisal for a book, map or work or art




 4 golf towels, Chef Michael Smith cookbook, Flavours of PEI cookbook




 2017 Festival package (6 admissions for 3 separate concerts, 2 admissions to Centre Stage series)






 $10 gift certificate, bag of dog treats






 Orbital jigsaw




$75 toward a business session





Eastlink Logo$100 Spring Valley Building Supplies gift card




 $40 Gift Certificate




Fire pit



 Northumberland Ferry Pass





$100 gift card for Broadway 45, courtesy of Wayne Easter






Adult Colouring Book & Body Mist





 1/2 Dozen 24″ White Spruce Trees


 $50 Gift Certificate



2 Gallons of Paint, Hat, Painting Supplies










Kit bag and blanket





$50 Gift Certificate




Necklace set, $50 Gift certificate




Rosalie Profitt – 3 Bottles of Wine


Haunted Mansion 2 Party of 2 passes, Sweater







 1 Month Membership






Hawkin’s Pottery – Cream and Sugar Set


Fruit Basket





Women’s Windbreaker, Travel Mug, Umbrella, Kit Bag