KINGSTON NEWS

Kingston to show off its Serious Smarts in Toronto

Being one of the world’s Top7 Smart communities has already attracted positive attention for Kingston, which has been invited to present at this week’s Smart Cities summit in Toronto. More

Williamsville: Princess to close at Macdonnell

Starting Monday, April 7, the intersection of Princess and Macdonnell will close as the first phase of the Williamsville reconstruction project gets underway. More

City to introduce remote voting for Election 2014

Kingston residents will be able to vote through their land-line phones and the Internet in the 2014 municipal election. More

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Wed, April 23, 2014 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room, Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, April 23, 2014 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, April 24, 2014 6:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Inspired by the great ladies of song like Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf, Jill Barber reached for a place on the international stage with the release of 2008's Chances. Inspired by her growing French-speaking fan base and her admiration for la vie en rose, Barber now sings and records in both English and French.
Start Date:
Fri, April 25, 2014 7:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Grand Theatre
218 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
Description:

Inspired by the great ladies of song like Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf, Jill Barber reached for a place on the international stage with the release of 2008's Chances. Inspired by her growing French-speaking fan base and her admiration for la vie en rose, Barber now sings and records in both English and French.

Waste less: use the City’s Giveaway Days to put out items you no longer use for FREE pick-up by your neighbours who might want them (guidelines).
Start Date:
Sat, April 26, 2014 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:

Waste less: use the City’s Giveaway Days to put out items you no longer use for FREE pick-up by your neighbours who might want them (guidelines).

Start Date:
Mon, April 28, 2014 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, April 28, 2014 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Blvd Offices
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, April 28, 2014 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KEDCO Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, April 28, 2014 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Wilson Room, Central Library, 130 Johnson Street
Description:
Aspiring writers in Sharbot Lake: Join KFPL’s (http://events.kfpl.ca/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=18680) Writer in Residence, Patricia Robertson, in this workshop designed for people who want to know how to develop a story.
Start Date:
Tue, April 29, 2014 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sharbot Lake – North Frontenac Telephone Company (NFTC), 1019 Windwood Dr. (corner of Road 38)
Description:

Aspiring writers in Sharbot Lake: Join KFPL’s (http://events.kfpl.ca/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=18680) Writer in Residence, Patricia Robertson, in this workshop designed for people who want to know how to develop a story.

Start Date:
Tue, April 29, 2014 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
To Be Determined
Description:
Kingston Poets Write About Kingston Kingston's Poet Laureate, Eric Folsom has drawn upon his knowledge of the local poetry scene to highlight poems having to do with the Kingston region, written by six local poets. Mary Cameron, Michael e. Casteels, Sadiqa de Meijer, Jason Heroux, Carolyn Smart and Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang will read in honour of National Poetry Month.
Start Date:
Tue, April 29, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Wilson Room, Central Branch
Description:

Kingston Poets Write About Kingston

Kingston's Poet Laureate, Eric Folsom has drawn upon his knowledge of the local poetry scene to highlight poems having to do with the Kingston region, written by six local poets. Mary Cameron, Michael e. Casteels, Sadiqa de Meijer, Jason Heroux, Carolyn Smart and Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang will read in honour of National Poetry Month.

Start Date:
Tue, April 29, 2014 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
In a makeshift shelter, an unknown catastrophe waits outside the doors of tarp and gaffer tape. Seven characters have constructed a clubhouse to live to the fullest what they believe could be their last moments, hoping to leave nothing unsaid or undone. In the face of this impending disaster they have determined that creation is the only antidote to destruction.
Start Date:
Wed, April 30, 2014 7:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Grand Theatre
218 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
Description:

In a makeshift shelter, an unknown catastrophe waits outside the doors of tarp and gaffer tape. Seven characters have constructed a clubhouse to live to the fullest what they believe could be their last moments, hoping to leave nothing unsaid or undone. In the face of this impending disaster they have determined that creation is the only antidote to destruction.

Start Date:
Wed, April 30, 2014 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 01, 2014 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 01, 2014 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Invista Centre, Room A/B
Description:
Join Mayor Mark Gerretsen, Councillor Rob Hutchinson and Recreation & Leisure staff as the ribbon is cut to officially open the doors to the New Artillery Park Aquatic Centre. After your tour through the facility, be sure to take advantage of the following opening week specials: Memberships: 20 per cent off NEW one-year Fit Pass & Artillery Park Aquatic Centre memberships from May 1 to 7. Fitness Frenzy: from May 1 to 7 try activities for free before you sign-up to buy them. Programs on offer include try Aqua Zumba, Aqua Natal, Aqua Fit Energy, Fitness at Five, Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga, Weekend Warrior, Kinder Splash, Aqua Fit Energy, Stretch & Flex, Morning Yoga, K-Town Cardio Kick, A-PAC Body Attack, Quick Fit Lunch, Power Yoga, Zumba and more! Opening Weekend Aqua Treasure Hunt: from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 3 and 4, join the treasure hunt in the Artillery Park Pool. Solve riddles and win prizes! Upgraded features include: Fully upgraded accessibility features Salt water treatment for lap and leisure pools New family, men’s and women’s pool change rooms New therapy/leisure pool with warmer water temperatures, bubble bench, spray features and ramped access Larger lobby and gathering areas outside the aquatic and fitness centres New sauna New fitness & Cardio room with separate men’s and women’s dry change rooms Refurbished gymnasium and multi-purpose room More windows to increase sunlight in the facility Improved mechanical systems, including increased hot water capacity Enhanced HVAC systems More onsite parking For more information on this project please visit the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre project page.
Start Date:
Thu, May 01, 2014 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
382 Bagot Street
Description:

Join Mayor Mark Gerretsen, Councillor Rob Hutchinson and Recreation & Leisure staff as the ribbon is cut to officially open the doors to the New Artillery Park Aquatic Centre.

After your tour through the facility, be sure to take advantage of the following opening week specials:

  • Memberships:  20 per cent off NEW one-year Fit Pass & Artillery Park Aquatic Centre memberships from May 1 to 7.
  • Fitness Frenzy:  from May 1 to 7 try activities for free before you sign-up to buy them.  Programs on offer include try Aqua Zumba, Aqua Natal, Aqua Fit Energy, Fitness at Five, Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga, Weekend Warrior, Kinder Splash, Aqua Fit Energy, Stretch & Flex, Morning Yoga, K-Town Cardio Kick, A-PAC Body Attack, Quick Fit Lunch, Power Yoga, Zumba and more!
  • Opening Weekend Aqua Treasure Hunt: from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 3 and 4, join the treasure hunt in the Artillery Park Pool.  Solve riddles and win prizes!

Upgraded features include:

  • Fully upgraded accessibility features
  • Salt water treatment for lap and leisure pools
  • New family, men’s and women’s pool change rooms
  • New therapy/leisure pool with warmer water temperatures, bubble bench, spray features and ramped access
  • Larger lobby and gathering areas outside the aquatic and fitness centres
  • New sauna
  • New fitness & Cardio room with separate men’s and women’s dry change rooms
  • Refurbished gymnasium and multi-purpose room
  • More windows to increase sunlight in the facility
  • Improved mechanical systems, including increased hot water capacity
  • Enhanced HVAC systems
  • More onsite parking

For more information on this project please visit the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre project page.

Veteran of Saturday Night Live and Second City, Jim Belushi is going back to his improv roots in this new show featuring members of improv sketch group The Chicago Board of Comedy. Rescheduled from January 22.
Start Date:
Mon, May 05, 2014 7:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Grand Theatre
218 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
(613) 530-2050
www.kingstongrand.ca
Description:

Veteran of Saturday Night Live and Second City, Jim Belushi is going back to his improv roots in this new show featuring members of improv sketch group The Chicago Board of Comedy.

Rescheduled from January 22.

Start Date:
Mon, May 05, 2014 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
County of Frontenac Admin Office
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 05, 2014 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, May 06, 2014 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 08, 2014 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 08, 2014 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 08, 2014 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge, City Hall
Description:
Victor Quijada and Anne Plamondons dream to not only choreograph, but to produce a new style of a contemporary dance form, has resulted in the success of their company RUBBERBANDance (RBDG). Influenced by hip-hop on the street corner and classical form in the concert hall, RBDG has been performing for 10 years and returns to Kingston to present a world premiere.
Start Date:
Fri, May 09, 2014 7:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Grand Theatre
218 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
Description:

Victor Quijada and Anne Plamondons dream to not only choreograph, but to produce a new style of a contemporary dance form, has resulted in the success of their company RUBBERBANDance (RBDG). Influenced by hip-hop on the street corner and classical form in the concert hall, RBDG has been performing for 10 years and returns to Kingston to present a world premiere.

By now the world knows the essential story of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. They made their debut in their hometown of Ventura, California, in April of 1993, helping to usher in the swing revival founded on a colourful fusion of classic American sounds including jazz, swing, and Dixieland mixed with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.
Start Date:
Sat, May 10, 2014 7:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Grand Theatre
218 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
Description:

By now the world knows the essential story of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. They made their debut in their hometown of Ventura, California, in April of 1993, helping to usher in the swing revival founded on a colourful fusion of classic American sounds including jazz, swing, and Dixieland mixed with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.

Start Date:
Mon, May 12, 2014 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. Macdonald Room, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 12, 2014 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Wilson Room - Central Library
Description:
Come enjoy these poets read from their collections all published by Brick Books. Admission is free. Joanna Lilley reads from The Fleece Era. Jane Munro reads from Blue Sonoma Arleen Pare reads from Lake of Two Mountains Karen Enn reads from Ordinary Hours
Start Date:
Mon, May 12, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Wilson Room, Central Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St.
Description:

Come enjoy these poets read from their collections all published by Brick Books. Admission is free.

  • Joanna Lilley reads from The Fleece Era.
  • Jane Munro reads from Blue Sonoma
  • Arleen Pare reads from Lake of Two Mountains
  • Karen Enn reads from Ordinary Hours
Start Date:
Tue, May 13, 2014 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 14, 2014 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Front Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 14, 2014 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 14, 2014 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 15, 2014 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 15, 2014 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, May 20, 2014 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 21, 2014 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. Macdonald Room, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 22, 2014 6:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description: