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July Newsletter 2018

FKIH July 2018
Dear Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour,
Thank you all so very much for your continued interest in our updates.
It really is fun for me to write these updates and keep in touch!
1) North King’s Town Open House, Tues, June 26 – VERY IMPORTANT!
2) Facing the Street – Interesting Talk, Tues June 26
3) Public Service Announcement – 30 second YOURTV creation for FKIH!
4) Why did the turtle cross the road?  Ontario Nature article
5) Wallace Edwards@Studio 22 – Outreach for Sandy Pines
6)  Looking for turtle volunteers for July
7) New FKIH Facebook page!  Please like!
1) North King’s Town Open House, Tues, June 26
What:  Assessing Land use – A revised land use plan; Cultural heritage – Draft heritage character areas;
Transportation – Problem/opportunity statement, refined evaluation criteria, and a draft inventory of possible approaches/network improvements to address the problem/opportunity.
When: Tues, June 26: Two sessions
a) Session 1- 2:00-4:30 p.m: 2:00 p.m. open house, 2:30 p.m. presentation, 3:00 p.m. workshop
b) Session 2- 6:00-8:30 p.m: 6:00 p.m. open house, 6:30 p.m. presentation, 7:00 p.m. workshop
Where:  Royal Canadian Legion, 734 Montreal Street, Kingston
NOTE:  Although this may all seem remote, it is an actual opportunity to express your views on the Wellington St. Extension, future roads, road calming measures, parks trails and development. 
Your voice matters!
Contact:  Sonya Bolton, Senior Planner,
2) Facing the Street –  Interesting Talk, Tues June 26
What: Chris Miner and Laura Murray, Curators, will give an illustrated presentation on how they developed this great project and what it means to them.  Come and hear stories from the Inner Harbour’s past.
Where: Memorial Hall, City Hall,
When: Tues. June 26, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

3) Public Service Announcement – 30 second YOURTV creation!
Thanks SO very much to Mike Pontbriand at YOURTV (formerly TVCOGECO) for creating this great piece.
Also do have a look at our webpage ( for more fun short videos including great PR from Station 14.
4) Why did the turtle cross the road?  Ontario Nature article

5) Studio 22 outreach for Sandy Pines
Award- winning author-illustrator Wallace Edwards’ exhibit on view at Studio 22 in Market Square until July 14th. Wallace Edwards and Studio 22 will be donating a significant portion of all watercolour and pencil animal studies exhibit sales to the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee who suffered a devastating loss earlier this year when their nearly 25-year old barn was destroyed in a fire. Monies raised will assist Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre with reconstruction efforts and expenses.
As many of you are aware, the Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour are in close contact with Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre as we often receive turtle hatchlings they have incubated for release in Kingston’s Inner Harbour.  It is an organization definitely worth supporting.
More info: Nicole Bruce,Marketing & Communications Director, Studio22,
320 King Street East, Kingston, ON  K7L 3B4, 613-546-7461 / 866-842-9895,
6)  Looking for turtle volunteers for July
As you know we are protecting over 100 nests once again this year in the Inner Harbour area around Douglas R. Fluhrer Park.  A volunteer goes out for a morning or evening for a half hour any day they are free to fill out a data sheet on what they observe.  The data sheets are then coordinated and submitted to Ontario Nature.  If you are interested in participating in this fun citizen-science adventure, contact Katie at
7) New Friends of KIngston Inner Harbour Facebook page!  Please like!
Happy summer,
Mary Farrar,
President, Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour