Friday, April 27, 2012

Kingston International Youth Hockey / Sports Fests 2012

Hockey time in Kingston, Ontario

Kingston, Ontario, Hotels, Youth Hockey, Sports, International, EventsThe Annual Kingston International Youth Hockey/Sports Festival (KIYHSF) is gearing up for another year of superb hockey experiences, promoting sportsmanship and positive behaviour among the next generation of greats. We welcome all teams, family, friends and fans traveling to Kingston for this event over the summer!  

The festival offers several activities while visiting Kingston;

  • Tournaments for all ages and different clienteles: girls, boys, ringette, high school and others
  • Hockey skills clinics
  • Hockey camp
  • Hockey festival
  • Soccer tournament
"It was an immense success", says Dr Armand St-Pierre, Director of the Kingston International Youth Hockey & Sports Fests. "We had collaboration and support from the local social, sports, and business communities." 

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Bringing international teams to create a 'rich-cultural-setting"
In 2009, 50 teams competed in the international event and just last year over 150 teams were involved. The competition held teams from across the world; including, North America, United States, Europe and Japan. This weekend is the first of three events in Kingston over the summer, so good luck to all everyone involved and have a blast!

Hockey tournament days 

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monster Mash in May! Frankenstein Musical / Comedy Hits The Grand Theatre

"It's alive! It’s alive!"

Those iconic words were penned by Mary Shelly, the creator of the timeless masterpiece that is Frankenstein. Wonder if she knew what she was starting with her 1818 Gothic novel; coined, “The Modern Prometheus.” There have been countless film and TV adaptations of the classic tale; one of the best being, Mel Brooks' 1974 twisted comedy, Young Frankenstein. The film went on to receive two Academy Award nominations, including best adapted screenplay and sound mixing.

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Kingston, Ontario, Grand Theatre, Musicals
The Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein Musical

Since than the comedic genius of Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder's script was transformed into a wickedly outrageous musical. This is also the most recent compilation from the team that brought us the 12-time Tony Award-winning hit “The Producers.” Mel Brooks developed the 2007 Broadway show with the vision of bringing more comedic madness to the table by  introducing spectacle songs and musical numbers that really dazzle audiences. Lucky for us, the American production is traveling all the way to Kingston, Ontario on May 24, 2012 to The Grand Theatre.

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In the middle of singing the famous "Puttin' on the Ritz"


The classic tale, with a slick  twist

The setting: creepy Transylvania castle. The time: 1934. The story follows Dr. Frankenstein or or should I say “Fronk-en-steen” (insists on that pronunciation) on his journey to run from his family's past. After inheriting his grandfather's spooky castle and laboratory, Frankenstein dives into the world of mad experiments, hunchbacked sidekicks and dead reanimation, all while trying to get the girl of his dreams.

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Don't be a creep Frankenstein!

Song list includes; “The Brain,” “Roll in the Hay,” “He Vas My Boyfriend,” “He’s Loose,” “Transylvania Mania” and the most loved, “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

The reviews are glowing

New York Post
"THE BROADWAY MUSICAL AT ITS DIZZIEST, GLITZIEST AND FUNNIEST! Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman pull out every stop with DIVINE silliness and a touch of GENIUS. Brooks's lyrics are bright and witty. The book is GREAT. The scenery is DELICIOUS. The special effects are among THE CLEVEREST THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN ON STAGE." -Clive Barnes, New York Post
"This RIOTOUSLY FUNNY musical will knock you clear across 42nd Street! It's all crazy, all witty, all zany Mel Brooks, and there is NO FUNNIER MAN ON THE PLANET. THERE ARE TWO GENIUSES AT WORK IN THE THEATER...'YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN' AND MEL BROOKS!" -Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC TV
LA Times

If we've learned anything from the Frankenstein story it is this – experiments can go wrong...very wrong. But fun to watch!
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Get your tickets now

A Section - $75 | B Section - $70 | *plus HST and handling fee.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Perfect Gift Ideas For Any Mom This Mother's Day

Don't forget, it's on Sunday, May 13, 2012!

What do you get the mom who has everything? With mother's day fast approaching, get a jump start this year with a surprise getaway to one of Kingston's historic inns. Nothing says thank you more than a stress free weekend. It's time to step up your game from the regular flowers and chocolate box combo you need last year...and the year before that. This is your opportunity to spend some quality time with that special woman that raised you, making new memories in our captivating city. 

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Kingston, Ontario downtown right before sunset

 Check out our list of gift ideas that's sure to spoil your dear mother, after all, she's worth it!

#1 - Pampering Surprise

Send your mom on a rejuvenating weekend vacation where she can live the high life of spa treatments, gourmet food and luxurious accommodations. After a few days of facials, full body massages and mud baths, your mom won't want to come home.

Spa Packages 

Rosemount Inn & Spa

Kingston, Ontario, Rosemount Inn & Spa, Accommodations
Our Signature Vinotherapy Facial will melt your shoulders and even your skin tone. Drift away with scents of cherries, blueberries, mango and soothing warm compresses. Let us pamper your feet and get them ready guessed it...a stroll down the main street and a night out to dinner!  

Secret Garden Inn

Kingston, Ontario, Secret Garden Inn, Accommodations
Relax your mind, rejuvenate your body and experience a total state of relaxation with a full hour body massage for two at Serenity Spa. Then return to the Inn and enjoy a relaxing and intimate evening for two in your luxurious guest room.

#2 - City Adventure

Kingston offers the perfect backdrop for any mom cutting loose in the big city. Take her on a historic walking tour, exploring the sights and sounds of the city's downtown core. You'll find a cornucopia of unique shopping boutiques you can't find anywhere else. Strap on your walking shoes and discover Kingston's hidden gems. Cafes, bookstores, antiques, original clothing boutiques, local markets, record shops, art galleries and many more opportunities to explore! 

Getaway Packages  

The Tymparon Inn Kingston Bed & Breakfast

Kingston, Ontario, The Tymparon Inn Kingston Bed & Breakfast
Mom's are very special and they deserve to be treated that way. Thank your mom for her love, support, encouragement and guidance over the years by giving her a rest and relaxation retreat at The Tymparon Inn. Give the gift of love on Mother's Day, or any other day of the year.  

Green Acres Inn

Kingston, Ontario, Green Acres Inn, Accommodations At Green Acres Inn, each of our beautifully decorated, well appointed rooms is the perfect blend of tasteful d├ęcor, comfort and convenience. Our accommodations are conveniently located minutes from downtown Kingston on seven picturesque acres.

#3 - Feast like a Queen

Bring mom aboard a 3-hour leisurely lunch, cruising the 1000 Islands on the famous Island Queen. For dinner, pick her favourite gourmet cuisine; Asian, Indian, Italian, maybe Greek? Kingston has plenty of styles to choose from, perfect fit for a foodie / mom.

More details on the: Mother's Day Lunch Cruise

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Dining Packages

Hochelaga Inn


Kingston, Ontario, Hochelaga Inn, Accommodations

An historic Kingston Ontario bed & breakfast, centrally located to Kingston attractions and Queens University. Classic luxurious accommodation with all the modern conveniences. A restaurant where the scenery is always changing. Lunch cruises offered daily at 12:30 all season.
Full package details

Green Woods Inn

Kingston, Ontario, Green Woods Inn, Accommodations
Enjoy the comfort of Green Woods Inn. Set in its own grounds the Inn presents a relaxed atmosphere in this restored country home. Providing modern convenience in an atmosphere of culinary delight and luxury. Check out our 3 hour lunch cruise package. 

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

All Aboard! Cruisin' Time For Kingston

I'm on a boat!

What could be better than being on the open water, drink in hand, food in belly and not a care in the world? That is what cruising is all about! You simply can't experience an authentic outdoor adventure without touring the breathtaking 1000 Islands landscape. From sunset dinner excursions, live entertainment tours to themed party cruises, we know how to have fun on a boat. 

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Ready to set sail on the open waters!

Take in the sights and sounds of the 1000 Islands, which hover the Canada / U.S. Border on the St. Lawrence River. This destination has been a vacationing hot spot ever since pirates and Moonshine bootleggers fled the waterway. Don't miss anything along the way; historic monuments, maritime museums, unique downtown shopping, lighthouses and family attractions, oh my!

Upcoming Summer Events

Sunset Dinners: July / August varied dates
The evening always seems to unfold in stages: the intro, the sites, the sunset, a great meal, the music, the laughter, the twilight, dancing - everything under the glass canopy of the Island Star.
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Mother's Day Lunch Cruise: Sunday May 13, 2012
Bring Mom along for a 3-hour leisurely lunch, cruising the Islands on board the Island Queen. Kids under 12 are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
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An Evening with Jack Thompson: Friday June 15, 2012

The Lake's Jake Thompson will host a Dinner and Dancing evening on the Island Star with the 'Bobby Show'. Michael Myers presentation of theatrical music centered around the theme of singers named Bobby from 40 years ago.

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Cruise the 1000 Islands in style

Wine Tasting Lunch Cruise: Wednesday June 27, 2012
Presented by Sandbanks Winery
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Select, Pack & Cruise!

Choose from one of these stellar cruise packages and get more out of your summer;

HolidayInn Waterfront

Kingston, Ontario Accommodations, Ontario Hotels
Relax in one of our spacious guest rooms, take a dip in our outdoor pool and dine on Kingston’s only true waterfront patio. Chose from one of the daily 3 hour cruises and learn about the rich history of the 1000 islands.

Included in your package:
  • Overnight stay
  • Cruise tickets (of your choice)
  • Two breakfast buffets in DOX restaurant

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We are thrilled to offer our valued Tymparon Inn guests delightful overnight accommodation at our restored 1865 heritage Bed & Breakfast plus a spectacular Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises package!

Included in your package:
  • 1 – 2 night stay
  • Cruise for two (of your choice) 

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