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Islamic History Month celebrates with virtual events this October

For the 15th year in a row, Kingston City Council has proclaimed October as Islamic History Month. Inaugurated in 2007, Islamic History Month is a nationwide celebration that seeks to share the history, heritage and culture of Muslims with fellow Canadians. The theme for Islamic History Month 2021 is Muslims

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Kingston Pride mandates vaccines for in-person events

On the same day St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University made similar announcements, Kingston Pride’s Board of Directors decided to require COVID-19 vaccination to maximize safety for attendees. The board released a statement that said they have made the “difficult but necessary decision that all attendees of in-person, COVID-screened events

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Kingston WritersFest continues digital format for 2021

Kingston WritersFest is presenting their week-long festival online for the second year in a row. Running from September 22-26, 2021 the festival brings a fresh and diverse lineup to the literary festival. The 13th annual festival is offering a mix of free and paid events on the Zoom platform over

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King Con returns in virtual format for 2021

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), along with Minotaur Games and Gift and Kingston Nexus are excited to announce the return of King Con in a virtual format for 2021. King Con 2021, Kingston’s preeminent festival of sci-fi, fantasy, comics, gaming, cosplay, and other pop culture fandoms, is happening June

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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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Poet Laureate offering workshop on ‘Writing Joy’ through KFPL

April is National Poetry Month, and, in celebration, Kingston Frontenac Public Library is hosting an online Poetry Writing Workshop, Writing Joy: How to Write a Joyful Poem in Troubled Times, with Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux. “Joy has taken a backseat for most of this past year, as we’ve all

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‘Artists are Essential’ – Kingston Arts Council urges support for artists

Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is asking the Kingston community to support artists during this long pandemic, and beyond. The organization says the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global community, and its impact on our arts sector has been extensive and heartbreaking.  Over the last year, Kingston’s artists – despite their

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Grand OnStage shifts to virtual performances for 2020-2021 season

The Grand OnStage program is launching a virtual program for the 2020-2021 season. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, with an online performance by guitarist Jesse Cook, the virtual programming will include unique and customized online streamed experiences of exceptional artistic presentations. According to a press release from the City of Kingston, dated

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Kingston Police plan for busy weekend despite virtual Homecoming

This weekend marks the first ever virtual Homecoming for Queen’s University. Even though alumni will not be gathering in Kingston for this annual celebration, Kingston Police, Dr. Kieran Moore, and Queen’s Principal Patrick Dean have all released expectations for gatherings and community behaviour through this historically busy weekend. This year

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Gord Sinclair performs as part of Queen’s virtual Homecoming events

Queen’s Homecoming will be celebrated virtually this year, and Gord Sinclair, legendary bassist for the Tragically Hip, will celebrate with Queen’s alumni this weekend by playing an exclusive virtual set in honour of the annual event. According to the Homecoming website, Queen’s has condensed all of the magic of a

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One Page offers free events for readers and writers across Canada

During the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries and literary festivals, like countless businesses and organizations across Canada, have created innovative strategies to connect with their patrons. Here in Kingston, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) has moved their programming onto YouTube and Zoom, and Kingston WritersFest offered their entire annual festival virtually as

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