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Fort Henry to welcome new Honorary Guard Commander

Distinguished Canadian, Major-General Lewis MacKenzie, CM, CMM, OOnt, MSC, CD (Retired) is set to carry on a long-standing tradition by becoming the official representative to Fort Henry National Historic Site as its new Honorary Guard Commander this month, with a farewell to the Honourable Hugh D. Segal, OC, OOnt, CD,

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Winter Reels: Outdoor Holiday Movies at Fort Henry

This December, Fort Henry presents Winter Reels – a new outdoor family movie night. It will feature holiday-themed short movie screenings where audiences will be able to watch festive favourites. Bundle up with a blanket and some hot cocoa, and prepare for a unique experience on the grounds of historic

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Fort Fright, Pumpkinferno set to return for 2020 season

Each fall season St. Lawrence Parks Commission holds two popular events: Fort Fright, which takes place at Fort Henry National Historic Site here in Kingston; and Pumpkinferno, held at Upper Canada Village located in Morrisburg, Ontario. These events will be taking place again this year, with increased safety measures including

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Fort Henry, Upper Canada Village, set to reopen

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) has announced its historic sites, Fort Henry and Upper Canada Village will reopen Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020. “We have truly missed welcoming guests,” said Geoff Waycik, Director of Historic Sites. “Our teams have been hard at work preparing the grounds and adjusting programming to

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Queen’s to host U Sports Cross-Country National Championships

The Queen’s Gaels Men’s and Woman’s Cross-Country teams will host the U Sports national championships this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The women’s race starts at 1 p.m., while the men go at 2 p.m. Admission to the event is free. There will be approximately 360 athletes from across the country

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Quirky Kingston

With the exception of a couple of years in college (and not even that far away — I was in Belleville) and a few months living in Oshawa shortly after, I’ve lived in Kingston since I was born here in 1978. I love it here. I love the history, the

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Fort Fright opens for twelfth season — be prepared to be scared!

Every fall, Fort Henry transforms from a mild mannered historical fort to the terrifying Fort Fright. Tonight, Friday Oct. 4, 2019, is opening night, and your first opportunity to be properly frightened this Halloween season. This year’s storyline will take you to the Mindset Research facility where you will witness

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Guide to Kingston patios 2019

Summer was a short one this year. So far, at least. But here we are, with Labour Day, the unofficial end of summer, barrelling down upon us. Fall begins on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, but if past years are any indication (I mean, they aren’t, given the climate situation, but

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Family-friendly winter activities in Kingston

Christmas has almost come and gone, and the new year brings long, cold nights and dreary, cold days.  Winter isn’t my favourite season – but there are still a lot of ways to have fun here in Kingston. The beauty of winter can’t be denied.  Pristine, fresh-fallen snow, frozen expanses

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Cross-Canada cycle brings couple back to where it all started: Fort Henry

Five years ago, Queen’s University students Andrew DuQuesnay and Vanessa Bourne became members of the Fort Henry Guard, a summer job commonly taken on by students in Kingston. Today, Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2018, the pair returned to the Fort, the place the two first met before becoming a couple during

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Top Five Things to See and Do in January 2018

Don’t let the polar vortex and sub-zero temperatures keep you from enjoying the best events in Kingston this month. We’ve scoured the local scene to curate our original top five things to see and do in January 2018. Bundle up, get out there and enjoy all that YGK has to

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Kingston in October 2017

Fort Fright, October 1-30: Fort Henry’s Fort Fright is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year and is scarier than ever. This year’s theme is dreams and nightmares with promises of more scares and more interactivity. Visitors are challenged to witness the living nightmare of little Sarah and the horrors that

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