More Fall Events

Dear Neighbours,

Summer is definitely in decline but we are hoping for some warm fall days (and evenings) so we can continue to enjoy outdoor activities. Here are a few things that are coming up:

  1. Sunday September 21st – Williamsville Fall Fun Fit & Food event at the Memorial Centre Market – join us for fun activities from 9am to 2pm including family yoga, drum circle, old fashioned races for kids, massage, historic walking tour of the M-Cente grounds, jujitsu and healthy food with the market vendors. Enter the draw for prizes from our Williamsville fitness and good food businesses including Taylored Training, Cycle Path, Janati Yoga, Health for Life Clinic and John’s Delicatessen.

10:00 Family yoga
11:00 Drumming workshop & circle
12:00 Old-fashioned races for kids!!
12:30 Memorial Centre History walk
12:30 Demonstration by Ju Jitsu Kingston

A day of community and wellness hosted by the Williamsville Community Association and the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market.

  1. Friday September 26th – Hockey Night in Kingston – presented by St. Luke’s at the K-ROCK Centre. St. Luke’s Floor Hockey program will be featured at the Kingston Frontenac’s opening night game. We are providing tickets for our players.  There will be a reserved area for anyone from St. Luke’s or associated with St. Luke’s who would like to attend. Tickets are $14 each.

If you wish to attend, please call the church office 613-542-5501 to reserve your tickets no later than Tuesday 23 September at noon. Tickets will be available at the church office during business hours Thursday and Friday that week (Sept 25 and 26).

  1. Kingston municipal election is Monday October 27th – there are several mayoral candidates and district candidates events and all public are welcome to attend. Also below you will find info from No Casino Kingston Coalition on the ballot question and links on how to get on the voters list.
  2. A) Williamsville District Candidates – Monday October 6th, 7-9pm at St. Luke’s Church Hall, Nelson and Princess. Meet Jim Neill and Ed Smith during a question and answer session with a moderator featuring several key issues as well as questions from the floor. Presented by the Williamsville Community Association.
  3. B) Kingscourt-Rideau District Candidates – Thursday October 2nd, 7:30pm at St. Peter Catholic Elementary School on 7th Avenue. Candidates Tom Gingrich, Kevin Holland and Mary Rita Holland have agreed to be present. The public is welcome to attend and ask questions of the candidates. Presented by the Kingscourt Community Association.
  4. C) Mayoral All Candidates – Wednesday October 8th, 7-9pm at Artillery Park Gym. Organized by Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour and McBurney Park Neighbourhood Association.
  5. D) Mayoral All Candidates – Tuesday October 21st, 7-9pm at Wallace Hall, Queen’s University. Presented by Queen’s Alma Mater Society. All are welcome.

A message from NCK Coalition regarding the ballot question:
Dear Williamsville resident,
The City of Kingston will hold municipal elections on Monday October 27 2014, with remote (telephone and internet) voting commencing on October 14th and advance polls open on October 18th. (Key Dates)

Attached to the ballot will be the following question:
Are you in favour of a casino being located in the City of Kingston? Yes. No.
No Casino Kingston has registered to campaign on this question, and we hope that you will help us. Our aims are to inform citizens of the negative impact a local casino would have on our community (the economic losses alone would be significant); to use candidates’ meetings, emails, and social and traditional media to disseminate this information; to promote voter turnout and ultimately to win the referendum by at least 60%.

We are excited to announce the launch of the campaign at the Fall Princess St. Promenade this coming Saturday September 20th from 10 am until 4 pm. Please stop by our booth and say hi!

If you’d like to assist with the campaign, you can let your friends and associates know that there will be a question on the ballot, and that our website www.nocasinokingston.ca has a lot of useful information (collected over the last two years) available. Other ways of helping include writing letters to the editor, speaking with/asking questions of nominated candidates, displaying signs and/or making a financial contribution to the campaign.

Cheques made out to No Casino Kingston can be sent to 36 Alma St. Kingston K7K 1J6.
Sincerely,
Anne Lougheed
Chair, No Casino Kingston

Are you on the VOTERS LIST? Your can view it on-line.
Find out more on eligibility to vote here.
To find out how to add your name to the voter list visit the City Website.
And don’t forget, if you are not on the list, but are eligible to vote you can go to the polling station on election day and present the correct identification as listed in above link, and VOTE! In addition Post-secondary students There is a special rule for students who may be living away from home while they attend school. If you are a student and consider your “home” to be the place where you live when you are not attending school, which means you plan on returning there, then you are eligible to vote in BOTH your “home” municipality and in the municipality where you currently live while attending school.

  1. Williamsville Community Association Membership – we are looking for a membership co-ordinator to keep track of members and accept funds. If you are interested in helping with this aspect or any WCA activity please contact us.

Williamsville Community Association
representing Businesses, Agencies & Residents
www.williamsville.ca