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Input Sought on Proposed Special Events Policy

May 13, 2013 -

The City of Kingston is inviting interested individuals to review its revamped Special Events Policy that will make hosting an event in the city much easier for event planners.  You can provide your opinion on this new policy at http://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/get-involved

"The City has a long history of hosting festivals and events that support community, arts & heritage, culture, sport, and recreation." says Wally Ferris, Director of Recreation & Leisure Services. "Special events have a significant value for Kingston residents and visitors alike and demonstrate that Kingston is a vibrant and creative city.  Support to special events is part of an integral business for the City."

The proposed policy will be designed as a one-stop shop for event planners vs the current policy which sees organizers dealing with multiple points of contact within the City to coordinate various services/supports from different city departments.  

"We want Kingston to be a preferred site of choice for event planners and tournament organizers and simplifying and improving the process for customers is the top priority for the new policy," adds Ferris

Staff in the new special events office will be the one point of contact to assist event planners through the administrative process's required by municipalities to insure a safe, sustainable and successful event or tournament.  

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.