Tag Archives: Kingston

Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove #Kingston #YGK

2nd October 2015

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Disney On Ice is back in Kingston.

We headed to the K-Rock Centre with the kids tonight to see the first showing of Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove. We’ve been to a couple other Disney On Ice shows in the past and the kids really enjoyed them. This time round the kids are older, but they still had a fun night out, especially my youngest.

The show ran for approximately 90 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission. Several of the Disney movies were represented including Toy Story, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lion King, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Tangled and The Princess Frog.

Our favourite part of the show were all the great costumes, especially during the Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland and The Little Mermaid sections of the show. There were some great skating sequences as well, most notably during The Lion King, that really showed off the cast’s talents. There were even flying characters, a magic carpet ride and exciting pyrotechnics. Of course, if you have little Disney fans, they’ll recognize many of the songs and characters throughout and are invited to dance and sing along during the show.

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You might want to bring your wallet to the show as well. As with most kid-focused events, there are several booths stationed outside the show with pricey Disney-themed toys and paraphernalia, so you’ll need your wallet. Or perhaps some kid-sized blinders.

Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove is currently on tour at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario and will run six more shows starting tomorrow: Friday, October 2 (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, October 3 (11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.), Sunday, October 4 (1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.). You can buy tickets online and at the box office.

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ETSY MADE IN CANADA 2015 #Kingston #YGK

21st September 2015

Mark your calendars, Etsy lovers!!!

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This SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015, Etsy is going to pop up across the country, in over 20 cities, to feature several local sellers in your area!! It’s a great opportunity to check out some of your local artisans and support them, or what I like to call, POP AND SHOP!!

There will be pop-ups in virtually every province, but specifically in Ontario, locations will include:

  • Toronto
  • Sarnia
  • Chatham-Kent
  • Hamilton
  • Kingston
  • Kitchener
  • Niagara
  • Ottawa
  • Sault Ste Marie

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Since I’m located in Kingston, I’m definitely planning on checking out the event with my daughter. You’ll be able to check out the Kingston Etsy: Made in Canada event at Grant Hall on Queen’s University campus (43 University Ave), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can find more information about the expected local vendors (33 of them I believe) at the Kingston event by checking out Fat Goose Collective on FB or online. Entry to the event will be by donation, with proceeds going to SaveAFamilyFromSyria.org.

Don’t miss it!

Mirror Mirror – Toronto, Ottawa & Kingston Advance Screening Ticket Giveaway – CLOSED

6th March 2012

I first saw the trailer for Mirror, Mirror back in November and liked it so much that I posted it on my blog. I thought it looked like fun and a visually beautiful movie, that I really wanted to see with my entire family. It’s nice to be able to see a family movie once in a while that isn’t animated.

Well, fast forward to March 2012, and the movie premiere is almost here.

Mirror, Mirror is set to be released on March 30, 2012!

It features a fantastic cast including Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins as Snow White, Armie Hammer as the Prince and Nathan Lane as Brighton.

We are so ready to see this movie, and I love that it was filmed in Montreal!

Want to join me?

 

GIVEAWAY!

I am super excited to be able to host a giveaway for tickets to advance screenings of the film in Kingston, Toronto and Ottawa!

I have TEN family 4 passes for TORONTO, TEN family 4 passes for OTTAWA and FOURTEEN family 4 passes for KINGSTON to give away!!

The advance screening will be held in each city on Saturday, March 24th at 10am! Please be sure that you will be able to attend the screening at that time before you enter!

Toronto’s screening will be at SilverCity (Yonge & Eglinton), Ottawa’s will be at the Coliseum and Kingston’s will be at the Cineplex on Gardiner’s.

MANDATORY ENTRY:

To enter, please leave a comment below telling me who your favorite dwarf is (because I’m nosy), and the city you live in/will see the movie in (Kingston, Ottawa or Toronto). 

RULES:

*Open to residents in Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto

*Giveaway will run from Tuesday, March 6th until Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 5p.m. This will give me enough time to send tickets to Ottawa & Toronto winners.

*Winners will be chosen using Random.org.

*Please make sure you leave the CITY YOU LIVE IN and a valid email address and/or Twitter handle so that I can contact you if you win.

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So, check out the trailer below and enter to win!!

UPDATED: All winners have been contacted and sent their codes or tickets. Thanks to everyone who entered! Have a great time!!

Blogtrotting – Welcome to Kingston

14th March 2010

I just recently discovered the BlogTrotting site, after I read my friend Jessica’s post about Austin, Texas, and I thought it was a great idea so I signed up. I don’t necessarily live in the most exciting city in the world, but it is my hometown, and I’ve lived here almost my entire life, and to me, it is most certainly home. And yes, it is a must-see, if only to visit yours truly.

So here are some basics about my hometown:
*It is located in South Eastern Ontario, surrounded by beautiful Lake Ontario, and is a major port to the world famous Thousand Islands
*Kingston was the first capital of Canada, and is the home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A Macdonald (who is also buried here)
*The population of Kingston proper is approximately 117,000 and approx. 153,000 when including surrounding townships
*It is also known as the “Limestone City” because many of the local, historic buildings are built from the local limestone.
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Do you need a little education?
Queen’s University, one of the oldest universities in Canada, and most beautiful is also located in Kingston. It’s a gorgeous campus, filled with many smart profs that will be sure to stress you out for as long as you’re there (yes I speak from experience). Along with my alma mater, you will find St. Lawrence College and R.M.C. (the Royal Military College of Canada) – Canada’s only military university. Kingston is also home to the oldest high school in Canada, K.C.V.I., again my alma mater.

Have you been a bad boy (or girl)?
If you happen to break the law, then you may end up in one of the 9 institutions located in and around Kingston – yes, we are famous for having the most federal correctional facilities in Canada. Seriously, though, isn’t that a pretty penitentiary?? That definitely deserves at least a banner I think.

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It’s good enough for Bryan Adams to be born here, then it’s good enough for you too dammit!
There are many well known individuals who are from Kingston and/or make their home here including several NHLers and musicians. They include: Don Cherry, Doug Gilmour, Kirk Muller, John Kay (Steppenwolf), The Tragically Hip, Zal Yanovsky (The Lovin’ Spoonful), Sarah Harmer, and Dan Akroyd.
There are also many notable authors that live or once lived in Kingston, and being a book lover, I can absolutely appreciate this. Some authors you may recognize include: Helen Humphreys, Diane Schoemperlen, Robertson Davies, Merilyn Simonds, and Steven Heighton.
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What to do, What to do
I will admit that although I am not a fan of winter ANYWHERE, I do really enjoy the warmer months in Kingston, because there is always something going on. There are many well-known tourist attractions in the area including Fort Henry, numerous museums, our historic downtown and the Thousand Islands cruises. There are many festivals that occur every year, that bring in thousands of tourists and we try to attend as many as we can. Our favorite is the Busker’s Festival, but we also enjoy the Blues festival, the Jazz festival, and Febfest. We also enjoy attending theatre, the Kingston Symphony and other musical events at the local Grand Theatre and KROCK Centre. And for the outdoorsy types, there are many beautiful trails to enjoy, as well as fresh water sailing, diving and golf.
So there you are – just a brief tour of our beautiful city. I hope that you come visit one day and preferably without handcuffs!.  And when you happen to stop by my little city, let me know and I’ll let you buy me a drink. Cheers.

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