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Friday Foto

Save Our Prison Farms, peaceful protest, democracy in action, Kingston, Ontario, Collins Bay penitentiary

It’s been a busy week for protesters in Kingston between the controversial Poker Run and the Prison Farm cattle removal.  It’s incredible to see people who care so much about our city and who are willing to put themselves on the line to show it.  Prison Farm protesters, we are behind you.  Keep on keepin’ on!

It almost pains me to once again find ourselves on another Friday.  Don’t get me wrong, the end of the week is always a glorious thing, but it also signifies being another week closer to the dreaded month of September.  I for one, have decided to make a serious effort to pack as much summer goodness into the next three weeks as possible.  This weekend alone there are lots of things to check out like an after-hours candle-lit tour of Bellevue House on Sunday evening, the closing of Sweeney Todd at the Octave Theatre on Saturday, a special summer Soul Shakedown at The Mansion tonight and tomorrow night’s Last Night at the Proms concert at Fort Henry featuring the Kingston Choral Society and Brasswerks.  Wow, I hope I can find time for it all!

Next week you can look forward to a mouth watering poll on Monday and a top five list of everything else you should be checking out before the long days disappear.  So get out there and soak up the sun!  (wearing 30 spf of course).  TGIF!

Thanks to Laura Carter for today’s photo.

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

3 thoughts on “Friday Foto

  • August 20, 2010 at 6:23 am
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    I was wondering if there were people protesting the Poker Run during the event. I work nights so would’ve missed it if there was any. But I never heard anyone online talk about protests towards it that weekend.

    • August 20, 2010 at 11:19 am
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      No, "SPLASH" (no idea how many they are, but not very many I dont think) said they would keep a low profile this year with the city continuing to look at the issue and do another survey. Though you wonder if they didn't just realize they have very little support for their cause.

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