Convivium leadership

Convivium Leadership
Peter Flemming – Convivium Chair

Cynthia Peters – Vice-Chair/Treasurer

cynthiapetersPassionate about food and well-being, Cynthia is actively involved in a number of food related endeavors. She is the owner of From the Farm Enterprises Inc. and From the Farm Cooking School, located in a restored heritage farmhouse in Prince Edward County – Canada’s newest culinary destination. She is a food writer and “the County” correspondent for Gremolata, a leading food and wine consumer web site. Cynthia is also committed to community food initiatives and serves on a number of boards and committees, including Ontario Association of Food Banks, Slow Food Prince Edward County, Taste the County, the Food Security Network of Hastings & Prince Edward Counties, FoodShare and the Social Venture Exchange in Toronto. She is an advocate for Food Security issues across the province and enjoys connecting rural/urban businesses, government, community organizations and consumers to create sustainable solutions to today’s food issues. (Photo: Graham Davies)

Diane Rheaume – Secretary

diannerDiane Rhéaume and husband Peter Fleming are from Ottawa, and they bought a house in the County 11 years ago. Diane worked for 35 years in the Public Service, and she recently retired as Secretary General of the CRTC. They moved permanently to Demorestville in 2008. Diane is now able to pursue her gardening, quilting, cooking and baking passions on a full-time basis.

Rebecca LeHeup – Past Chair

rebecca110In her professional career, Rebecca holds the position of Executive Director with the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance and is working with regions across the Province to advance culinary tourism and rebuild the networks between agriculture and tourism/hospitality.In her role previous role as Executive Director of Taste the County™ – Prince Edward County’s Destination Marketing Organization, Rebecca became passionate about agriculture, tourism, arts and culture and their interrelation. Rebecca designed and developed courses for George Brown College’s cutting edge Culinary Tourism Management program, she is a member of the OTMPC Town & Country Committee and a founding member of the Prince Edward County Slow Food Convivium.Rebecca lives in PEC and shares her passion for food and agriculture with her two young sons – Jack and Liam.