As summer winds down we find ourselves heading into fall activities and there is much to be aware of in Williamsville. Remember to support Williamsville businesses and organizations to keep our neighbourhood vibrant. The Williamsville Community Association working group meets monthly and welcomes new members, please let us know if you can contribute.
1. Reminder for Paint the Town – September 13th, 14th, 15th, Kingston School of Art presents Paint the Town in Williamsville. This is a free outdoor painting event for any artist who wishes to register. Please see www.ksoa.info for details. See the KSOA web site for fall programs too.
2. 183rd Annual Kingston Fall Fair – September 12th to 15th at the M-Centre. Check out the farm animals, culinary and homecrafts, horse and dairy shows, antique tractor pull, demolition derby, midway, and much more see http://www.kingstonfair.com/ for more info. The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market runs inside the fair all weekend and outside on Sunday 9am to 2pm.
3. Sunday September 15th – Kingston Archery Club open house and fun shoot – although the indoor range is located in the basement of St. Luke’s Church on Nelson Street, the outdoor range is a must to experience for anyone interested in archery. Visit the KAC from 12 noon to 3pm at the outdoor range at 2043 Battersea Road, Kingston, North of Hwy 401 and Montreal St. — See The Map for directions. The fun shoot fee for non-members is $10 for adults 17 and over, and free for children 8 to 16. Fall lessons begin September 28th in the basement of St. Luke’s Church at 236 Nelson St., just off Princess. See http://www.kingstonarcheryclub.com/ for details.
4. Reminder for Wednesday September 25th, City of Kingston Public Meetings on the Princess Street Construction in Williamsville. Two meeting times are available to accommodate businesses and residents, but you can attend either at 8:00 – 9:30am or 6:30 – 8:00pm at Princess Street United Church, 484 Albert Street at Princess. Residents and businesses in the immediate construction zone only, will receive invitations.
5. Reminder for Friday September 27th, Fish Fry at St. Luke’s Church 5:00 – 7:00pm on Nelson Street at Princess. For tickets $15, call 613-542-5501. Also coming Wednesday October 9th Bridge & Luncheon 12 noon $10 per person, reserve your table in advance call 613-542-5501.
6. Heads-up Palace Road reconstruction to start later in September – if you were unable to attend the public meeting and wish to get construction updates by email or have questions, you can contact Derek Ochej City of Kingston- Public Works Services Public Education and Promotion Coordinator (613) 546-4291 ext 2703.
7. Do you have drainage issues? – or just want to find out more about preventing flooding? Then attend Everything Drainage Workshop: Protect Your Property from Water Issues. Do you want to manage standing water on your property? Is your sump pump constantly running? Wish you could make every raindrop count to conserve the use of treated water? Then the Utilities Kingston workshop “Everything Drainage” might be for you. This free workshop educates home owners on how to properly manage excess water on their property and help prevent basement flooding, while complying with the City of Kingston “Sewer Use By-Law”.
Sessions take place at the Utilities Kingston Water Conservation Garden, 1211 John Counter Boulevard, and are delivered by Hearthmakers Energy Cooperative. Dates and times are as follows:
- Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. (rain date is September 19)
- Monday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m. (rain date is September 25)
- Wednesday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. (rain date is October 3)
- Saturday October 5 at 2:00 p.m. (rain date is October 6)
8. Electoral Districts Ontario Municipal Board Hearing – starts October 21st and runs for a week. The future of the boundaries of Williamsville District as we know it, and its very existence, to be determined. More info to come soon.
Williamsville Community Association
representing Businesses, Agencies & Residents