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August 7, 2015 -

This weekend offers another great line-up of summer events in and around the city from the Sheep Dog Trials to the 1000 Islands Poker Run, and the Wolfe Island Music Festival, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Sheep Dog Trials

This year marks the 28th Anniversary of the Sheep Dog Trials in Kingston, taking place daily from Friday, Aug. 7 to Sunday, Aug. 9 at Grass Creek Park. Experience all the trials have to offer including Kingston Police K-9 demonstrations, Bowmanville Zoo Animal Encounters, Rideau River Dock Dogs and more. Get there for free by shuttle with three pick-up locations: Toys R Us parking lot, Kingston Memorial Centre, and the Marriott Hotel at Kings Crossing. Be sure to download the Kingston Sheep Dog Trails app to plan your day at the festival. For ticket and schedule information visit

1000 Islands Poker Run

Kingston welcomes the Power Boating Canada 1000 Islands Poker Run Aug. 7 and 8 in downtown Kingston. This is the largest performance boating event in North America, attracting more than 100 of the most spectacular and exotic boats on the water. Free activities include live entertainment, boats on display in Confederation Basin and great views of the action on the water. For more information visit

Wolfe Island Music Festival

This weekend Wolfe Island welcomes back the annual Wolfe Island Music Festival with a great line-up of performers. Just a ferry ride from downtown Kingston, the island will come alive with music for the two-day festival. For more information visit

Wishing you a safe, fun and happy weekend.

Bryan Paterson,



Media contact: For more information contact Christina Thomson, Assistant to the Mayor, 623-546-4291 ext. 1405 

Twitter: @MayorPaterson