Thursday, December 17, 2009

Another Great Shot

The Kingston Accommodation Partners Kingston Photo Contest is still accepting entries, like the one from Shawn Gillis. A great aerial view of Confederation Basin taken this Summer. Remember to send your entry to

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Time is Running Out

There are only a few more days to submit your photo to the Kingston Photo Contest. Remember the contest is open to anyone (student, visitor, resident) who has a great shot of Kingston. For example our latest entry from Jerry Simon; about his photo Jerry says "In 2003 I was living at Harbour Place on Ontario Street and had a magnificant view of the Kingston Harbour. I took this picture from my window with a simple point-and-shoot 3 MP digital camera."
All the information to enter the contest is here

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stress Free Last Minute Shopping

Christmas looms heavy as next week approaches but hopefully only a few purchases are left on your list. If you still have a lot of shopping to do you might consider a weekend trip to Kingston. Kingston has all the standard big box stores and outlet malls but the downtown has some unique shops with great gift ideas. Many Kingston hotels have special packages available for the late shopper as well; First Canada Inns has a Christmas Shopping Packages that includes gift certificates to local restaurants and shopping centers which mean less stress for last minute shopping.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Photos

The Kingston Photo Contest is still going strong with lots of entries. Our most recent comes from Alicia who had a great description...

"After going away for university and spending the last 4 months in East Africa and Europe, I came home this summer and realized there is simply no place like home (especially Kingston)."

To enter the contest send your Kingston picture to All the rules and regs. are here. And the Facebook page is here.

Happy Snapping!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Free Skate

Dig out your skates if you haven’t already, free skate times for the city start next week. The City of Kingston is offering times over the next few weeks for everyone, whether you live here or are visiting family to enjoy some ice time. Below are the times and arenas.

Dec.18 7-8:45pm Cat. Community Centre
Dec 19 5-6:45pm Memorial Centre
Dec 20 1-2:45pm Invista Centre
Dec 21 5:30-7:20pm Invista Centre
Dec 22 3-4:50pm Centre 70
Dec 23 4-5:45pm Memorial Centre
Dec 27 1-2:45pm Invista Centre
Dec 28 5:30-7:20pm Invista Centre
Dec 30 4-5:45pm Memorial Centre
Jan 3 1-2:45 Invista Centre

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Attention Kingston Photographers!

There is a great contest that started December 1st from the Kingston Accommodation Partners. They're inviting Kingston residents, visitors, students, anyone really, to submit their great photo of Kingston to All the rules and prizing information can be found here.

There are already a few entries and the "I Love Kingston" blog has agreed to post some of them. Among them are Jim Vance's "Summerhill" and Cyndy Gibson's "Little Girl with Santa".

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kingstonians truly are one of a kind!

I just got back from the One-of-a-Kind show in Toronto. I was shocked and impressed by the Kingstonians I ran into. There was atleast 6 vendors from the area and at 3 different booths we ran into other Kingston shoppers all up for the day just like us! Very cool.

This weekend, we have a one-of-a-kind type event right in our own town - so we don't have take the trip down the 401 this time. The Gift Giving Show at Fort Henry. Maybe this time it will be the Torontians that come out in force for our show! We've already got some Toronto vendors, now we just need the Toronto shoppers! The show and the Fort have secured a good hotel deal for those travellers at the Four Points Sheraton. Crossing my fingers the flipflop turns out!

Here's a picture of a Carolyn Barnett sweater. She was one of the vendors at the One of a Kind and will be at the Gift Giving Show too!