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August 8, 2014 -

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, to the Wolfe Island Music Festival, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Sheep Dog Trials

This year marks the 27th Anniversary of the Sheep Dog Trials in Kingston, taking place daily from Friday, August 8 to Sunday, August 10 at Grass Creek Park. Come experience the craft and artisans fair, sheep shearing, Kingston Police K-9 demonstrations, the Agility Connection, Bowmanville Zoo Animal Encounters and camel rides, Rideau River Dock Dogs, petting zoo, face painting and children's craft area. For more information, visit

1000 Islands Poker Run

Kingston welcomes the Power Boating Canada 1000 Islands Poker Run August 8 and 9 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 twenty-minute 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.

Mark Gerretsen,


For more information contact:
Mayor Mark Gerretsen
613-546-4291 Ext. 1405