City of Kingston

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Rae Gateley

Rae Gateley started with Correctional Service Canada as a Hospital Officer - specifically a psych nurse - in 1978. Her career spanned more than four decades, including service at the Prison for Women, Joyceville Institution, Frontenac Institution, the Correctional Staff College and Kingston Penitentiary, where she stayed until her retirement in 2001. When federal regulations changed in 1980 to women

Ruth Noordegraaf and Sunita Gupta

Ruth Noordegraff and Sunita Gupta are two Kingstonians who help to put out the city’s welcome mat. They know what it’s like to move to a new country and are helping others do the same through their work with the Kingston Immigration Partnership, an organization that helps newcomers integrate into their new home.

Ruth has a specialization in

Michael Ting

“The Kingston Student Housing Cooperative has 21 homes. Getting rid of those old toilets that used more than 13 litres of water per flush and changing to 6 litre 'low-flow' toilets has reduced the Cooperative’s water consumption by 3,800,000 litres each year. We’re now planning to save even more water by switching to the new 3

Nathalie Banger

One of my major passions is food. As a kid, I was regularly baking cakes and cookies from scratch before I was even allowed to work the oven by myself. Since then, I've worked in restaurants serving, cooking, and baking, as well as spending a few summers working on organic farms.

In 2012 I was given the opportunity to manage

Tanya Fortin

The best thing about teaching in the child and youth care program at St. Lawrence College is that I have the opportunity to inspire and mentor future child and youth care practitioners, to find their passion to make a difference in the lives of others.

I bring a lot of energy to my lessons and look for real world applications.

Will Freeman

You’ll find Will at the Memorial Centre Farmers Market every Sunday standing behind a beautiful display of his produce, including his funky salad mixes named Fall Frolic, Bunny Mix and Wild Thing featuring edible flowers.

Kingston is a community that values local food, and that makes for happy farmers. The smile on Will’s face, as he answers questions

Elaine & Walter

Elaine and Walter describe beekeeping as a “hobby gone wild.” With 200 hives in eight locations across the community, it is like having a second full-time job just to tend to the bees.

What drives them is the result of their hard work – honey, which they take to the Memorial Centre Farmers Market.

“Watching someone’s face while they try

Carly Robertson

"I dance because it's my passion. I love to share it with others. Bringing music to life through movement and colour is my way of expressing myself and my joy. Come dance with me!"

Carly Robertson

Chad Joshi

“Altranex is committed to developing sustainable alternatives to satisfy the world’s appetite for petro-chemicals like lubricants, waxes and plastics. We want to leave petroleum in the ground and replace it with things made from biological resources.”

Chad Joshi,
Co-founder and CEO of Altranex

Gordon McAlary

I have always been involved in research and development related to energy engineering. As a kid, I played with Lego, Erector sets, and model steam engines. In my early teens, I built a small operating wind turbine from an Erector set and mounted it on the peak of the roof of my childhood home. I subsequently pursued a mechanical engineering

Luke Ball

What kept me in Kingston was wanting to play football for the Gaels. I had watched them play for years. I had listened to them on the radio. I knew every inch of Richardson Stadium.

I had been in the bowels of the dressing rooms and played tag under the steps. I loved watching the Queen’s Band march onto

Thank you for that night in Kingston

The Tragically Hip’s Aug. 20, 2016, concert and live-streaming event in Kingston struck a beautiful chord with more than 11 million Canadians and Hip fans around the world.
Here is a sampling of some of the feelings expressed at #HipinKingston following this remarkable event:

The Tragically Hip: Thank you, thank you, thank you music lovers! #ManMachinePoemTour #HipInKingston #cbcthehip pic.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The whole country is here in Kingston tonight!
To say thanks
To say goodbye
To celebrate Canada’s band.
Thank you!

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs a banner outside of City Hall as Mayor Bryan Paterson looks on.

Two stylish Tragically Hip fans

Two fans in Springer Market Square don gold suites and feathered hats similar to what Gord Downie wore on The Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour.

Mayor Bryan Paterson

Mayor Bryan Paterson proclaims August 20 Tragically Hip Day.

Three Hip fans

Three fans wait outside of Kingston’s K-Rock Centre before the start of The Tragically Hip’s final show on the Man Machine Poem tour.

MP Mark Gerretsen

Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, welcomes Tragically Hip fans to Springer Market Square.

Greg and Dave

Greg and Dave pose in front of The Tragically Hip selfie wall in Springer Market Square.

Sean Flynn

Photo from left to right: Paul Langlois, Sean Flynn and Gord Sinclair

The boys are always at the ready for a University Hospitals Kingston Foundation golf fundraiser.

Seeing them play around the campfire afterwards was even better!

Sean Flynn

Epic 1st & last Hip concert story...

For my hubby's bday I surprised him with Hip tix.
We were excited.
That day and we set out to Barrie Molson Park.
We got to the ticket agent, she looked at the tix, looked at us, and said: "You're in the wrong the place!"
Shocked and panicked we were supposed to be in TO at the Molson Amphitheatre!