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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

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.

Community Foundation's Across the Causeway, 2004

My personal favourite Tragically Hip memory was from when I was a reporter for CKWS TV Newshour. In 1984 I had the privilege of being the first broadcaster to ever interview the band. The group, on the brink of fame, arranged for the interview in Johnny Faye’s parents’ living room.

Two decades later, Rob, Paul, Johnny and the two

Anita Johnson

Preserves Reserves’ Anita Johnson shows off a jar of pickled beets fresh out of the canning bath.

Preserves Reserves is one of the Loving Spoonful’s efforts to capture the goodness of local donated food for use by 25 of Kingston’s shelters and hot meal programs.

On a night in late August, the group made apple sauce and blanched

Robert Hampson and Spokane

I moved to Kingston (two and a half) years ago from Toronto. Coming to Kingston has given me the opportunity to swim with the Kingston Y Penguins and have Vicki Keith as my coach. I also came to Kingston to take Fitness and Health Promotion at St. Lawrence College which has worked out very well. The program is fantastic and

Paul Carl

Paul Carl, ‘Obiziindan animitagozi noodin’ is of Bear Clan of Algonquin, Oneida and European ancestry and is acknowledged by his elders as a traditional man in his community. When asked about what makes him grateful he easily answers.

“Over the past five years, Kingston has grown to recognize the importance of culture, in particularly its past, present and future aboriginal

Emily and Benjamin Dewal

This is Emily and Benjamin Dewal. Emily is 10 years old and has been contributing to the homeless woman in Kingston via Dawn House. She spent a year knitting hats for the ladies and their children in 2015 and in 2016 she used her birthday party as a fundraiser and collected enough money to make 13 large toiletry kits for

Abby Beamish

"My soon-to-be sister-in-law, Trisha, has inspired me to keep moving forward in life and - no matter what happens - to be yourself."

Yessica Rivera Belsham

I really connected to drumming when I joined the Brazilian samba band. I've always loved drumming – but that was the first time I got fully into it. Then I went to Mexico, and I feel there was a lot of transformation on my own part and a connection with indigenous peoples of Mexico.

I learned the importance of the drum

Zach Beamish

"The North End is very close knit. We all help each other out when it is needed. We are strong people who have jobs within your community."

Katherine Porter

For close to twenty years H’art Centre has been helping those with a variety of disabilities discover their true potential through creative expression and positive social interaction.

Today, thanks to countless donations and generous support from the community H’art Centre has grown to include H’art School and The Box, a theatrical and musical arts initiative.

The centre

Keri Christy

"I carried this picture I did after a young lady saved my life and I think I saved hers. Homeless, jobless and with major health problems back in 2015, I saw her have struggles to get help in the city of Kingston and after being homeless again for the third time has left. I have learned some valuable lessons, if

Pat Moore

I joined Kayaking for Cancer in 2011 after meeting Bernie Curran (one of the kayaker having formerly made the trip). I had myself been diagnosed with cancer that year. The event takes place the second weekend in August and the team (this year 35 of us) kayak for 8 days through the Rideau Canal system, from Kingston to Ottawa.