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Kingston Symphony creates digital performance for Remembrance Day

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, and in honour of Remembrance Day, the Kingston Symphony has once again come together, digitally, to perform a brand new piece called Tracing Colville by award-winning Canadian composer and Kingston resident, Dean Burry. Commissioned by the Kingston Symphony to perform

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Virtual Remembrance Day ceremonies for Kingston and area

On November 11 each year, people across the country and around the world honour those who have served in the armed forces in a variety of ways. In the Kingston area, thousands would usually come together at a number of different events, remembering those who lost their lives while serving

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#ShineOn aims to bring Canadians together to remember the fallen

A digital remembrance campaign has been launched by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), to encourage Canadians to remember from home this year. The #ShineOn campaign hopes to heighten awareness and increase involvement this Remembrance Day, according to a media release from CWGC, dated Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. This year,

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Mural with Don Cherry at Svendsen Bros Automotive defaced

Those with Svendsen Bros Automotive arrived to work today to find the mural on the west side of their building had been defaced. The popular automotive shop on Front Road at Days Road in Kingston’s west end has had a mural on the side of the building depicting well-known Kingston

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Kingston remembers

For many, it is a time to think of loved ones who served in the Canadian Armed Forces, be that decades ago or currently serving. Remembrance Day holds a lot of different meaning for different people, but for everyone, it is a time to give thanks to those who have

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Kingston and the area remember: Remembrance Day 2019

On November 11 each year, people across the country and around the world honour those who have served in the armed forces in a variety of ways. Here in the Kingston area, thousands will come together at a number of different events, remembering those who lost their lives while serving

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Veterans’ stories: The sailor who couldn’t swim

There is no better way to mark Veterans’ Week than to share the stories of the men and women who have served this country. With that in mind, today we share a story from local veteran Bernie Heasler. The waves coming over the bow of the ship would often be

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Why I wear a white poppy

“Greater love hath not this than one who lays down their life for their friends.” — John 15:13 Why do you wear a poppy in November? Remembrance? Respect? Honouring a loved one? Tradition? These are all valid reasons. They are beautiful, higher truths that touch all of our lives. Yes,

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Spotlight YGK: November 9 edition

Spotlight YGK “In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow. Between the crosses, row on row.” Lest we forget. This Week … TONIGHT LIVE MUSIC: A Celebration of the Music of Joe Chithalen @ Homegrown Live https://www.facebook.com/events/323452555120054/ Lost In Japan, The Meringues, Hail The Slain @ The Toucan https://www.facebook.com/events/334244623799634/ Local Love for

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Guide to Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Kingston in 2016

On Friday November 11th, Canadians will pause to reflect upon the sacrifices of many, which we annually commemorate on Remembrance Day.  Some will mark the occasion in their own special way, while others will seek out a local Remembrance Day ceremony to attend. To help get you there, we’re sharing

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