#ygkChallenge: Picnic in the Park

workshops in KingstonWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Go on a picnic. Summer is officially here, and with Kingstonians getting out and enjoying the freshly renovated Lake Ontario Park and our other notable city parks and greenspaces, what better time to grab a blanket and a cooler and make the most of a delicious meal outdoors. You can go the fancier route by preparing a gourmet spread to be savored down along the waterfront with silverware, napkins, monocles and manners. Conversely, there’s also something magical about a spur of the moment take out meal enjoyed on a quiet, shaded spot of grass.  Take a mental health break, nourish yourself in a natural setting and create new picnic memories this summer!

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to Greg Williams for a the beautiful photo of an ideal picnic areas.

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...

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