Kingstonist’s Big Birthday Contest Winner

Kingstonist's Big Birthday ContestUnless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard about and maybe even attempted Kingstonist’s Big Birthday Contest. Our latest contest challenged our readers to unscramble images, fill in the blanks on local historic plaques and signs, as well as use Google Streetview to determine certain points of view.  Admittedly this contest was considerably more involved and difficult to complete than anything we’d concocted in the past.  Even so, over 100 readers downloaded the official game sheet, and we’d received nearly 60 entries by last night’s deadline.

Now that the results are tallied, we are proud to to crown Laurel Emmons (@handwashcold) as the grand champion.  She’ll be enjoying a $50 gift certificate (on us) to the downtown business of her choice. A bit of advice Laurel, you might want to stay away from lower Princess Street at the moment.

For those of you who requested the answers, they are as follows:

  1. 35 Centre Street
  2. Princess & Gardiners
  3. Division & Barbara
  4. Division & Stanley
  5. Montreal & Belle Park Drive
  6. four
  7. portico
  8. Hatter’s Bay
  9. maximum 2m
  10. replica of the square puck
  11. 168 Johnson
  12. 176 Main
  13. 401 and Sydenham
  14. 18 Auld
  15. 836 Fortune Cres

Thanks to all who played. I hope it was as fun for you to attempt as it was for us to create. Otherwise, thanks again for all the birthday wishes yesterday.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

2 thoughts on “Kingstonist’s Big Birthday Contest Winner

  • Disagree! Lower Princess is great right now! It's a walking only area like we've talked about, I love it. Maybe once they start digging stuff up I'll change my mind

  • Congrats to @handwashcold. Those first five were pretty hard, I didn't get a single one of them right! The streetview category was really neat… it's fun touring around Kingston using that feature of Google Maps… pretty useful too.

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