As part of the continuing work on the Kingston Culture Plan, the City has launched a Your Opinion survey to ask Kingston residents, businesses and institutions how they perceive the city’s history and stories.
“With so many significant anniversaries and celebrations coming up in the next few years, this process of gathering and sharing stories is getting underway with a brief opinion survey to help identify those things, past and present, that have helped to make Kingston what it is today,” says Colin Wiginton, Manager of Cultural Services. “The stories, memories, suggestions and personal perspectives of Kingston’s citizens are vital to the success of this initiative.”
This information will be used as part of the Integrated Cultural Tourism and Cultural Heritage Strategy that was recommended in the Kingston Culture Plan. In partnership with Tourism Kingston, a division of Kingston Economic Development Corporation, the City is currently working with Lord Cultural Resources to develop:
- A Cultural Tourism Strategy that leverages Kingston’s arts, heritage and cultural assets, including the feasibility of a summer festival
- A Cultural Heritage Strategy that develops Kingston’s powerful historical narrative, built heritage and natural heritage features into a broad-based strategy for telling Kingston’s stories
- Guidelines to provide the City of Kingston direction for support of other national and international commemorative events in preparation for a number of upcoming anniversaries
You can get involved by filling out the “Your Opinion” survey until Monday, February 6. If you wish to be included on the City’s distribution list or for more information about the Integrated Cultural Tourism and Cultural Heritage Strategy, please contact Colin Wiginton, Manager of Cultural Services at [email protected] or 613-546-4291 ext. 1357.
This project is made possible with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture Creative Communities Prosperity Fund.
Media contact information: Julie Fossitt, Marketing Administrator, Cultural Services, 613-546-4291 ext. 1143 or [email protected]