Yearly archive for 2018

Too Cold to Walk? Try Indoor Walking!

The winter cold is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your walking routine.  Walk On is a FREE, drop-in, indoor walking program offered at six locations in KFL&A. Walk On provides a safe, social, and accessible environment for people of all ages

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Celebrate Parents in Sport Week

Celebrate Parents in Sport Week

Parents in Sport Week is an opportunity to celebrate the tremendously valuable role that parents play in sport. From driving kids to practices and games, preparing team snacks, organizing events, and providing a listening and supportive ear, parents play an essential role in supporting children in sport.

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Grade 5 and 9 ActivPass Kicks off Today with Free Activities

Grade 5 and 9 ActivPass Kicks off Today with Free Activities

The Grade 5 and 9 ActivPass starts today, September 24, 2018!  Grade 5 students receive their ActivPass at their school. Grade 9 students can either use their school student ID card or they can ask their front office for an ActivPass card. The ActivPass grants FREE access

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Want to Volunteer? Join the Movement to Get Kingston Active!

Want to Volunteer?  Join the Movement to Get Kingston Active!

Kingston Gets Active is seeking volunteers!  If you love being active, are passionate about healthy living and want to inspire others, this is the job for you. What do Volunteer Ambassadors do?  Ambassadors attend community events, give presentations, and lead fit breaks.  They let others know about

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Central Kingston Growth Strategy Neighbourhood Walks

Central Kingston Growth Strategy Community Walks, June 13,14,16,18,28 The Planning Division is launching a series of Neighbourhood Walks between June 13 and 18 and an Urban Design Workshop and Charrette on June 28 as part of the Central Kingston Growth Strategy. The purpose of the Neighbourhood Walks

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Cycling Week in Kingston June 3-9, 2018

Cycling Week in Kingston June 3-9, 2018

Cycling Week in Kingston happens from June 3 to 9.    “Roll-in” breakfasts happen every week day at various locations.   You can also cycle with the mayor, attend a documentary screening of bicycle stories from Cuba, drop in to a bicycle-themed art show at Martello Alley,

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Play-Streets Get Neighbours Outdoors

Play-Streets Get Neighbours Outdoors

Play-Streets are temporary street openings that provide a safer space for kids and adults to be physically active while building community.  Play-Streets is a world-wide movement, finding success in Bristol, UK;Toronto; Seattle; and Los Angeles. Kingston Gets Active hosted two pilot Play-Streets during April’s Kingston Gets Active Month. Residents

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Top 5 Places to Walk, Run, or Wheel in Kingston

Top 5 Places to Walk, Run, or Wheel in Kingston

As a Queen’s University student, Kingston resident, and avid runner for the past 10 years, I’ve spent a good deal of time acquainting myself with local trails, paths, and walkways. After a long winter, I’m always excited to go off-roading as soon as the snow melts. To

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Make the Most of the Outdoors with These Helpful Tips

With the winter weather behind us and spring finally in the air, there’s no better reason to get outside and get active in the Kingston community. Whether you walk, run, cycle, or wheel, make the most of the outdoors by planning ahead to avoid nasty springtime allergens

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Spring 2018 Events to Get You Moving

Spring 2018 Events to Get You Moving

Looking for something fun to get you moving?  There are some great events happening in Kingston. Jane’s Walks May 4-6.  Seventeen Walks are being offered.  Free for all.  Check the Jane’s Walks website for more info. Spring Fun Fair May 12, 12-3pm at the new Rideau Heights Community

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