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Offer input on commemorations in Kingston via Twitter chat
May 26, 2015 -
The City of Kingston has developed a draft commemoration strategy – and is seeking public input on it at #honourYGK during a Twitter chat from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 1.
"Public commemorations help us learn about Kingston's fascinating past and the people, places, events and ideas that have contributed to this history. The strategy outlines the many ways we can acknowledge their memory along with a clear, fair process for developing new commemorations," says Paul Robertson, City Curator.
Robertson notes that using Twitter and #honourYGK to discuss the draft strategy underlines that there are many digital spaces, as well as physical ones, where commemorations can take place as events – or as items permanently maintained in the City's collections.
Throughout the city, residents and visitors can now encounter commemorations in many forms including: memorials, monuments, plaques, artwork, benches, mementoes, commemorative spaces, events, ceremonies and digital platforms.
About the City of Kingston
The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.
Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.