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Kingston swimmer headed to Tokyo Paralympic Games

Kingston Y Penguins swimmer Abi Tripp will be heading to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this fall as one of about 19 members of Team Canada’s swim team. “Representing Canada is something that not everybody gets the chance to do — it’s incredible and so special. We’re all excited to

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YMCA updates staff, protocols before reopening

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is re-opening their facilities for members on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. “Our first priority has always been on the safety of everyone in our facilities and this re-opening phase will stay true to this approach” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “Opening on

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Essential workers make quick use of emergency childcare spots

In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club and the Kingston YMCA, the City of Kingston filled 85 emergency childcare spots for children of essential workers within a week. According to a release from the City of Kingston, dated Friday, Jan, 8, 2021, the 85 spots were filled for a

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My mother, the YMCA West, and the way she raised us

If you have ever been crazy enough to get yourself out of bed on a cold, dark, dead morning in the middle of winter on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday and dragged yourself to the YMCA West on Progress in the heart of Kingston’s suburbia at 6 o’clock in the

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2019 Swim for Kids to support children with disabilities

In the peak of summer heat, there’s no better place to be than in the lake — and late-July the perfect time to have a swim that can make a difference in the lives of those right here in our community. The third annual Swim for Kids event will take

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RKY Camp fundraising focuses on new dining hall

In a couple of weeks, children and teenagers from all over Ontario and beyond will head to RKY Camp to swim, canoe, kayak, play Capture The Flag, do arts and crafts, and much more. But during meal times, campers and staff at RKY may feel a little cramped.   For

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Community Foundation celebrates $162,539.24 in grants to local charities

  On Thursday, May 23, 2019 the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CKFA) granted $162,539.24 to 18 local charities to undertake projects that have a direct impact on the communities they serve. Each recipient had the opportunity to speak for 60 seconds about their project and how it will

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