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Guide to Feb Fest 2016

Kingston’s winter festival, Feb Fest is back for another year starting next Thursday in downtown Kingston. Events will take place at Market Square and in Confederation Park. Winter lovers can get out and enjoy a snow maze and ice slide, public skating, figure skating, hockey games and live music. The

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Queen’s University Snowball Celebrations, 1961

The above photo is from the 1961 Queen’s Tricolour yearbook. It pictures many of the ice sculptures done by various faculties and years on campus during the Snowball celebrations of that year. Pictured in the top left corner is the winner for the year — “Cold War”. Many of the

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Winter 2014

While some may argue that hibernating is the only thing to do in Kingston during winter months, our latest installment of the top five things to see and do proves otherwise.  As someone who truly hates turning into a human-popsicle when I step outside, I can certainly sympathize with folks

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Guide to Feb Fest 2013

There are two times a year that I like having snow: Christmas and Feb Fest.  So far, Mother Nature has answered my call but now I think we need to start doing some kind of snow dance to make sure we’ll have what we need to make Feb Fest reach

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Winter 2013

If you’re reading this, it means that you survived the worst of what 2012 could muster: snowmaggedon, the NHL lockout, Gangnam style, the fiscal cliff, teachers’ job action,  and the list goes on. Love it or leave it, 2012 is now a part of the history books, and it’s high

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What if Kingston…

Last weekend, Confederation Park and Market Square played host to the Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival, Fare on the Square as well as the regular Farmer’s Market. All of these activities have grown in size and popularity over the past few years, which is a testament to the good work being

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Winter 2012

Winter is here, well sort of.  At a risk of jinxing us all to consecutive bouts of snowmageddon, there really is no reason for us to be curled up in front of the fire and ignoring all the great seasonal events over the coming months.  Here’s our five most anticipated

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Friday Foto

Happy Friday, Kingston!  Sorry for the lateness of today’s post but I’ve been out enjoying the awesomeness of FebFest.  If you haven’t been down to Confederation Basin to check out the great additions to this year’s festivities, make sure you make time for it this weekend. FebFest is a mere

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Guide to Feb Fest 2011

With all the snow shoveling, the constant bundling up in weatherproof layers and adventures in cars failing to start at the most inopportune time, I’d be lying to you if I said that I was a fan of winter. Even so, this weekend there’s plenty of reason to make amends

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Winter 2011

Today I am pleased to unveil a new addition to Kingstonist, a quarterly run down of our top five things to see and do in the Limestone City.  In our inaugural episode, this compliment to our ever-growing events calendar will highlight five essential goings on during Winter 2011. 12th Annual

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Friday Foto

TGIF!  It’s been hectic week around the Limestone City thanks to Reelout and a slew of events associated with Feb Fest.  Earlier on in the week I wrote about my encounter with the Stanley Cup, which is the only Feb Fest event I’ve made it to thus far.  Luckily, some

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Feb Fest 2010

Feb Fest has quickly become Kingston’s premiere winter event. The event draws over 30,000 people to downtown and to the event’s primary location, the newly renovated Market Square, located behind Kingston City Hall. The 6th Annual Feb Fest will start a full day early on February 1st. The schedule of

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