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ExpressiOn Danse program launches at École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier

On Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) officially launched ExpressiOn Danse, its brand-new specialized classical ballet program for students at École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier in Kingston. The program gives students an excellent opportunity to develop their passion or explore a new discipline with countless

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Pete Petersen league well-represented at Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

After taking a year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards were handed out for the 2020 year, nine of which are from the Pete Petersen youth basketball league in Kingston.   “Tonight nine of our volunteers were recognized for their commitment to the league and the

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‘Hands Up for LGC’ brings sense of community back to local gymnastics club

Loyalist Gymnastics Club (LGC) is working hard to rebuild the sense of community lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An in-house fundraising campaign, ‘Hands Up for LGC,’ is raising funds for the club, and reconnecting its members. “With the pandemic going on a year now, the Sponsorship Coordinator from the

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Kingston Gets Active Month challenge offers free virtual activities

This year, Kingston Gets Active Month has teamed up with St. Lawrence College Therapeutic Recreation students to offer a challenge, just in time to help you beat the winter and COVID blues. According to a release from Kingston Gets Active, this month is traditionally a time to try a new

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The Secret 3K celebrates gender equality with virtual event

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, The Secret 3K will take place in Kingston, and around the world. During the week of International Women’s Day, runners will lace up to show support for everyone’s right to run free, the organization said in a press release. An award-winning documentary film, The Secret

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École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier wins Hockey Canada competition

Students in the Hockey Canada Skills Academy at Kingston’s École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier were recognized and rewarded by Hockey Canada in a national competition in connection with the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, according to a release from Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE). The national competition was open

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YMCA announcement regarding provincial lockdown

After the provincial government announced a temporary province-wide lockdown beginning on December 26, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario released details of their operation during that time. “Our priority has always been the safety of everyone who comes to the YMCA and we continue to support the necessary steps to reduce

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YMCA announces partnership with Artillery Park members

Membership holders for Artillery Park Aquatic Centre can now take advantage of the facilities at the YMCA, thanks to a partnership between the City of Kingston and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “As a charity that supports vulnerable members of our community, we are very supportive of how the City

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City says Artillery Park will reopen for recreational use in mid-November

The Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, located at 382 Bagot Street, will re-open for recreational use in mid-November under the province’s re-opening framework and guidance from KFL&A Public Health, according to a release from the City of Kingston, dated Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. “There are a number of operational and maintenance

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Opinion — Bike theft boom of 2020: Time for action?

The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many people to turn to bicycles to remain active, explore their community, transport themselves around town, and do all of these things in a safe,

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YMCA launches their annual campaign to continue building history

Did you know, the YMCA has been part of the DNA of Canada since 1851, having pioneered many important Canadian events? Offering the first night classes to women and immigrants, helping to found three Canadian universities, training Canadian soldiers to return to civilian life, expanding libraries to working class neighbourhoods,

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Registration for City of Kingston swimming lessons opens today

The City of Kingston has announced that they will be running swimming lesson programming at the Boys & Girls Club West End Pool, located at 1300 Bath Road. The lessons will begin on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2020, with registration opening today, Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 at noon. According to a

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