Kingston 4 Paws holding Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Kingston

This year marks the second annual Kingston 4 Paws Services Dogs Easter Egg Hunt. In partnership with Tourism Kingston, the event will take place in and around the Visitor Information Centre at 209 Ontario Street.

On Saturday, Apr. 8, 2023, families are invited to visit Confederation Basin between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. According to a release from organizers, attendees can enjoy free coffee, hot chocolate, s’mores, a vendor fair, and a variety of kids activities including an Easter Egg Hunt, story time with local author Peggy Collins, colouring, and a number of special guests, including several K4Paws puppies in training. Professional spring photos by Linda Krakow Eaman will be offered by donation, and advanced registration is recommended as spots are limited. The event will be held rain or shine, so dress for the weather.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this as a free family event, thanks to the generosity of the Visitor Information Centre hosting us,” said Elizabeth Bailey, President of Kingston 4 Paws. “Community is so important for all of us. We are happy to host this fun community event where people can come downtown to enjoy some Easter activities, meet some of our puppies in training and learn about the work that we do.”

A Kingston 4 Paws puppy in training. Submitted photo.

Kingston 4 Paws is a registered charity whose mission is to provide trained service dogs and their continued handling support to physically and emotionally challenged persons and their families, assisting them to become more independent in the community. This event is free to attend, and donations are greatly appreciated. For details visit

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