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null Message from the Mayor: Enjoy the long weekend

August 1, 2013 -

Great Weekend of Summer Events in the City

This coming Monday, August 5 is a Civic Holiday and I want to wish all Kingstonians a very enjoyable and safe long weekend with family and friends. The weekend offers another great line-up of summer events in the City.

World Invitational Town Crier World Competition

Thursday August 1to Monday August 5, Kingston welcomes Town Criers from around the world competing for the title of ‘World Town Crier Champion'. Several rounds of competition will take place over the weekend, with town criers preparing for three categories; a hometown cry, historical cry, and a humorous cry. For more information, including competition schedule and locations, visit

Princess Street Promenade

Downtown Kingston will be transformed this Saturday as shops, restaurants, and community organizations open their doors and move out onto the sidewalks and streets. This Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., marks the fourth Annual Princess Street Promenade, a one day street festival promoting downtown businesses, community involvement and active transportation. Kingston Transit is free city-wide all day!

K-Town Triathlon

Sunday, August 4 marks the 30th anniversary for the K-Town Triathlon! Over the years it has earned a reputation as one Eastern Ontario's most exciting and challenging races. For more information visit

1812 on Display

What's so big about 1812? Come see for yourself by visiting Parks Canada 1812 on Tour at Boucher Park, on Clarence Street (between King and Wellington streets) Sunday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take a photo in front of the huge inflatable numbers, play period games, and learn about a war that helped define Canada as a nation. 

Wishing you a safe, fun and happy weekend.

Mark Gerretsen,


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