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Kingston’s INVISTA Centre selected to host 2022 Pickleball Canada National Championship

Kingston has been chosen to host the 2022 Pickleball Canada National Championship (the Nationals) next summer. The event will be held at the INVISTA Centre from June 20-26 2022. Kingston previously hosted the Nationals in 2019 and has also been the host to two Eastern Canadian Pickleball Championships, according to

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Revisit Red Barons’ history in documentary by Kingston producer

Lightstruck Film & Media has produced a documentary, The Kingston Red Barons: Born at the Right Time, honouring Kingston’s first all-female hockey team. David McCallum, the documentary producer, gathered the pioneers and team members of the Red Barons and presented their stories in an hour-long documentary.  “It is little known

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Paralympian Abi Tripp reveals how disqualification brought clarity, joy

Kingston’s two-time Paralympian swimmer, Abi Tripp, is deep into her psychology classes at Laval University, but memories of her Tokyo Paralympic race on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 still fill her with joy, even though she was disqualified from the women’s 100 metre breaststroke. Tripp handled the disqualification with grace, saying,

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Kingston Frontenacs to host first home game since February 2020

The following is a message from the Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club outlining exhibition game ticket availability, as well as COVID-19 policy and protocols: The Kingston Frontenacs are preparing to host a home game at the Leon’s Centre for the first time since February 21st, 2020. On Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021,

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Queen’s-led project working to make parasport more inclusive

With the 2021 Summer Paralympics set to open later this month in Tokyo, a leading researcher from Queen’s University is calling on Canadians not only to watch the sporting event, but to also open their eyes to the reality that even within the parasport community itself, ironically, inclusivity is a

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Kingston to host Sail Canada Championships for seven fleets starting Saturday

Over the next week the Sail Canada Senior and Youth Championships will see several sailboat races, most of them Olympic classes, launching from Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. From August 14 to 22, a total of 130 sailors from across the country will take part in these competitions hosted by CORK/Sail Kingston.

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Two-time Olympian in Sailing Tom Ramshaw to meet young athletes in Kingston

Young athletes competing in Sail Canada’s Laser (ILCA) Youth Championships competitions in Kingston will have the chance to meet two-time Olympian in Sailing Tom Ramshaw on Thursday, Aug.12, 2021. Ramshaw, who competed in his second Olympic Games over the past two weeks in Tokyo, took 10th spot overall in the

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Multi-use outdoor sport courts now open in Gananoque

The Town of Gananoque celebrated the grand opening of its new multi-use outdoor Sport Courts on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. The courts, located behind the Lou Jeffries, Gananoque & T.L.T.I Recreation Centre were created through a smart multi-use design, featuring four sport courts constructed to accommodate tennis, pickleball, and basketball,

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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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Weir ready to represent Canada, Kanyen’kehá:ka, and family in Tokyo

One of the best parts of watching the Olympic games on television is seeing the overjoyed reactions of an athlete’s friends and family when the Olympian wins gold or completes a fantastic routine or game. Unfortunately, for Kim Maddux and all other Olympic moms, dads, families, and friends, that just isn’t

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Wolfe Island community celebrates their first Olympian, Kristina Walker

When we meet people throughout our lives, it’s expected that our view of others evolves as we gradually get to know them. It can take a long time to get to know most people and understand who they are inside and out. Then, there are the few people we meet

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