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null Celebrate Victoria Day at home with free virtual fireworks

May 15, 2020 -

The City of Kingston is joining municipalities across Ontario in celebrating Victoria Day with augmented reality (AR) fireworks at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 18.

The free virtual event was initiated by snapd, a community-based events promotion company, with the goal of setting the world record for the largest simultaneous AR event.

“Victoria Day fireworks traditionally kick-off summer in Kingston. We are pleased to join snapd and communities across Ontario in helping residents celebrate from the comfort and safety of their homes,” says Jaclyn Grimmon, Manager, Recreation Programs.

To participate, residents will be encouraged to download the free snapd HUB app, then use the AR lens to view the fireworks. Visit the snapd website for instructions. Residents are also encouraged to tag the City on social media to share their at-home Victoria Day experience in Kingston.

Special events suspended to July 1

The City is cancelling in-person special events planned through July 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • First Capital Day at City Park on June 15
  • Canada Day at Grass Creek Park and downtown fireworks on July 1

Staff are exploring virtual Canada Day possibilities with community partners and reviewing best practices from other municipalities.

Staff continue to work with external event organizers and permit holders on the cancellation and refund of permits. These organizers are encouraged to communicate their cancellations or alternate event format plans with attendees and vendors in accordance with Ontario’s Framework for Reopening.

Stay up-to-date with the City’s COVID-19 changes.

Find answers to your COVID-19 questions from KFL&A Public Health.

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