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Public invited to Victoria Day fireworks at Lake Ontario Park

May 12, 2014 -

Join your friends and neighbours for Victoria Day festivities – including fireworks – in Lake Ontario Park on May 19

The City is offering live entertainment in the park on Victoria Day Monday, starting at 1:30 p.m. (see May 19 on the www.CityofKingston.ca/Calendar for details).  Bring your lawn chair and a picnic lunch – or plan to enjoy food from invited vendors.  The fireworks show starts at approximately 9 p.m.

"For many Kingstonians fireworks at Lake Ontario Park are a fond memory," said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. "It's great to see this tradition restored at the beautifully revitalized park during Victoria Day weekend with the addition of live entertainment programming for the whole family to enjoy throughout the afternoon."

City and Utilities Kingston Holiday schedules

Residents are reminded they may put out two untagged bags of garbage for collection during the week following Victoria Day. City and Utilities Kingston schedules change due to the Victoria Day holiday:

Garbage, Green Bin and recycling:  You may put out two untagged bags of garbage next week.  There is no collection on Monday.  Monday's collection moves to Tuesday, and for the rest of the week, collection occurs the day after your regular collection day. 

Kingston Transit: All buses – except Route 18 – will run on a Sunday schedule on Monday.  Route 18 will run on Sunday service until 3:25 p.m. on Monday and will then run on a regular weekday service from 4:45 p.m. on to accommodate train station passengers.

Kingston Access Services: Operates with limited service Monday. Call 613-542-2512 for information.

Kingston Area Recycling Centre: Closed Monday.

Administrative Offices (including Community and Family Services and Housing Departments on Montreal Street and Provincial Offences): Closed Monday.

Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro: Closed Monday. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell, power outage or a water main break, call the Utilities Kingston 24-hour number at 613-546-1181. Hydro One electricity customers in the city's west and east ends should call 1-800-434-1235. Union Gas customers can call 1-877-969-0999.

Artillery Park Aquatic Centre: Closed Monday.

Arenas: Closed Monday. 

INVISTA Centre: Closed Monday.

INVISTA Centre Fitness & Wellness Centre: Closed Monday.

CaraCo Home Field: Closed Monday.

Wally Elmer Neighbourhood Centre: Closed Monday.

Libraries: All branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library are closed on Monday.

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour: Closed Monday.

Grand Theatre Box Office: Closed Monday.

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum: Closed Monday.

Pump House Steam Museum: Closed Monday.

Kingston Fire & Rescue reminds residents to follow the fireworks safety guidelines at: www.CityofKingston.ca/fire

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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.

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