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Friday Foto

Canada Day 2010, Harvey Rosen, Kingston, OntarioWho’s in charge of holiday scheduling around here? I mean honestly, when is it ever a good idea to put Canada Day on a Thursday? The only correct answer, is when your boss is willing to give you Friday off as well. Four day weekends are truly priceless, but I recognize I’m one of the fortunate few.

Yesterday I ventured down to City Hall to take in some of the performances at Confederation Basin Park, as well as the farmer’s market.  It was a fantastic day that was filled with folks decked out in red and white, as well as the fireworks spectacle later on in the evening.  Just as the party was getting started, Mayor Rosen addressed the crowd, presented awards for volunteerism, and unveiled the new Sir John A. MacDonald signs that will be displayed along the 401.  While Rosen said that he would truly miss standing on the podium and speaking to the enthusiastic crowd on Canada Day, I couldn’t help but wonder if this would truly be his last opportunity to do so.  If the rumour mill is accurate, Big Harv could be making a move to federal politics and challenging other contenders who are vying for the vacant Liberal seat.  Needless to say, there are some interesting political showdowns coming soon to a theatre near you.

Canada Day really kicked off the summertime events schedule, and it put a big red exclamation mark on the end of another school year.  The festivities continue this weekend with Fanfayr, an annual outdoor juried art and crafts show, which has been hosted in Kingston since 1982.  All the action goes down right in front of City Hall, and it’s definitely worth a look even if you’re not into crafts.  TGIF!

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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 “Friday Foto

  • July 5, 2010 at 9:23 am
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    There seemed to be plenty of people off on Friday, whether it was official or unofficial! The university was empty (but it doesn't seem to take much of an excuse for that…)

    • July 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm
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      I think a lot of people took Friday off as a legitimate vacation day. Doubtful too many supervisors are down with freebies in this day and age.

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