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Napanee grassroots initiatives ramp up to show more pride during Pride Month

It’s about accepting people for who they are.” — Chris Beauchesne June is Pride month and while many communities have quickly stepped up to celebrate in big, elaborate ways, Greater Napanee has arguably taken a slower, backseat approach to Pride celebrations, according to some in the community. During a Greater

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Alzheimer Society annual event surpasses goal by over $11K

The second virtual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s hosted by the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A surpassed last year’s total, which was an absolute suprise to the event organizers. The 2021 walk wrapped up on Monday, May 31, with an amazing total; coming in at $11K more than their goal

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Partners in Mission Food Bank raises over $80K with virtual event

For the second year in a row, the Partners in Mission Food Bank was forced to cancel their annual Food Blitz. Instead, the organization created a virtual donation drive and was completely blown away by the support from the community. Dan Irwin, Executive Director of the Partners in Mission Food

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Kidney Support Foundation launching Peer Support Program in Kingston

Being diagnosed with kidney disease is life-changing and can happen with little or no warning, but The Kidney Foundation’s Peer Support Program can provide hope and help at a time filled with so much uncertainty. While doctors and nurses can answer medical questions, speaking to someone who has traveled a

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Kingston Symphony continues fundraising efforts with virtual events

Fundraising remains a struggle for many organizations as the COVID-19 pandemic drags into its second year. The Kingston Symphony is no exception. After postponing their two main fundraising events in 2020, they have redesigned their annual events and hope to continue to raise funds through pandemic-safe events for as long

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‘Hands Up for LGC’ brings sense of community back to local gymnastics club

Loyalist Gymnastics Club (LGC) is working hard to rebuild the sense of community lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An in-house fundraising campaign, ‘Hands Up for LGC,’ is raising funds for the club, and reconnecting its members. “With the pandemic going on a year now, the Sponsorship Coordinator from the

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Rex undergoes spinal surgery thanks to Kingston Animal Rescue

Last summer, Kingston Animal Rescue rescued a German Shepherd from euthanasia at a non-local shelter. Earlier this month, Rex had to undergo surgery for a disc compression. The costs for the surgery and associated tests were nearly $10,000, and now the organization is asking for help to recoup those costs.

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Vogue Charity Fashion Show supports Almost Home with virtual event

For the past 24 years, the Queen’s and Kingston communities have come together to produce the Vogue Charity Fashion Show (VCFS). The annual show, combining music, design and dance in support of a charity in the KFL&A region, is streaming online this year, due to pandemic restrictions. Typically held at

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Rideau Waterway Land Trust looks to acquire Opinicon Lake property

The Rideau Waterway Land Trust (RWLT) has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase a large property on Opinicon Lake near Chaffey’s Lock.   The 30-hectare (74-acre) piece of land in the heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only World Heritage Site, is also within the Frontenac Arch UNESCO World Biosphere

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Kingston Police Mounted Unit seeking donations to continue tradition

The Mounted Unit of the Kingston Police has been a popular sight downtown for more than 20 years. A group of community partners has launched a campaign aimed at ensuring the tradition of mounted police continues in Kingston well into the future. Murney is the current Police horse that patrols

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RMC Rugby surpasses Movember goal within one day

At the Royal Military College of Canada, the Paladins men’s rugby team finished sixth in the country among university sports teams in Movember fundraising, collecting over $7,000. Originally, RMC rugby was hoping to raise $1,000—a goal they surpassed within 24 hours of launching their campaign, according to a release from

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Kingston Symphony Volunteers hold second online auction

Kingston Symphony Volunteers have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to move their fundraising efforts online, and have created an online store. Now, they are holding their second annual online auction, with hopes of raising funds to support instrumental and choral arts in the community. The volunteers who raise funds for

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