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KBA saves summer one little leaguer at a time

I will never be an athlete. Not unless sarcasm becomes an Olympic sport. I mean, I “did sports” as a child, mainly baseball and only because it was expected of me.  And then I did a stint of hyper-violent lacrosse and rugby in high school to take out my adolescent

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KSD offering dance intensive training for youth this summer

With the return to in-person activities, Kingston School of Dance (KSD) is offering a week-long dance intensive for youth with previous dance experience. Youth dancers, ages 10 and up, can experience week-long intensive dance instruction at the long-running dance school. The dance intensives will take place during the week of

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More city facilities to reopen as part of Step Three of reopening framework

The City of Kingston has released details on city services, facilities and amenities as part of the move to Step 3, the last step in the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. “The focus of Step 3 is on adding indoor services and allowing more people to use them (with

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Kingston fitness expert helps new parents stay active with their little ones

Jamie Straker, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach and owner of JS Fitness is helping new parents stay active with their young ones by promoting wellness activities and teaching them how to run with strollers safely during the summer. Straker provides online group fitness classes for new parents who are looking

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Machine Mavericks finalists in FIRST Global Innovation Challenge

Kingston robotics team, the Machine Mavericks, have advanced to join 20 finalist teams from eight different countries in the 2021 FIRST® Global Innovation Awards. The FIRST Global Innovation Challenge invites teams to identify a real-world global issue and develop an innovative solution. The FIRST Robotics Competition selected Machine Mavericks as

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City of Kingston shares local reopening schedule for municipal services

City of Kingston services, facilities and amenities will begin opening up to the public as we move into Step one of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The focus of Step one is on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds, where the risk of transmission is lower, according to a release

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Alzheimer Society annual event surpasses goal by over $11K

The second virtual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s hosted by the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A surpassed last year’s total, which was an absolute suprise to the event organizers. The 2021 walk wrapped up on Monday, May 31, with an amazing total; coming in at $11K more than their goal

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International rowing event to visit Bay of Quinte and 1000 Islands area

More than 50 long-distance adventure rowers from around the world will be visiting the beautiful waters of South Eastern Ontario in September 2022. World Rowing and Ontario Adventure Rowing announced that teams of rowers will travel from Brighton to Mallorytown over the course of a week, experiencing the beauty of

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City of Kingston shares details on reopening of recreational amenities

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the Ontario Government announced that it will allow the reopening of certain outdoor recreational amenities, with restrictions in place, effective Saturday, May 22 at 12:01 a.m. As a result, up to five people will be allowed to gather outdoors, including those not from your household.

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YMCA offers local online workouts as Stay-At-Home Order extended

As the Province of Ontario announced an extension of the current Stay-At-Home Order on Thursday, May 13, 2021, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced a locally-based workout program, safe for residents to participate in from home. The series of 10 free classes per week beginning on Monday, May 17,

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Local students participate in Celebration of Dance virtual event

Today, more than 9,000 local elementary students danced their way to better health during a virtual Celebration of Dance event. The event, held annually at Fort Henry when we’re not in a pandemic situation, is part of the health and physical education curriculum for students in both the Limestone District

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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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