Williamsville Neighbourhood

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Summer’s Nearly Over

Dear Neighbours,

The winds of change are blowing in a new season and we hope you are all gearing up for a great fall. Here are some community events and activities happening in Williamsville:

1. Kingston Fall Fair – 185th

Starts Thursday September 17th and runs to Sunday September 20th. Be sure to check out the displays, farm animals and the midway, have some fair food and see all the events from the heavy horse draw to the antique tractor races, country music competition, auctions, petting zoo and more. See here for a schedule of events

2. 5678 Dance Studio – Grand opening

Sunday September 20th from 1-4pm at 365 Nelson, corner of Nelson & Concession. Now taking fall registrations. For more info see the studio’s website

3. Kingston Archery Club

– fall lessons begin September 26th. Registration is now open and take place in the basement of St. Luke’s, Princess and Nelson.

4. Kingston School of Art

Classes start week of September 21st and celebrating 20 years in the community. For more info see the school’s website

5. Wednesday September 30th – Bridge & Luncheon

At St. Luke’s at noon. $10 per person, please call 613-542-5501 to register. Located at 325 Nelson.

6. Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market

Don’t forget, this Sunday only, the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market will relocate to the front lawn of the M-Centre.

The next working group meeting of the WCA is on Monday September 21st. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Summer

Dear Neighbours,

We hope that you are enjoying these summer days and nights and taking advantage of all the events and activities on offer. Here are a few bits and pieces going on in and around Williamsville.

1. Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market

August 9th: 11AM (rain date August 16) Queen’s Barefoot Players present “All the Stage is a World !” This a family show.

August 23: Picnic in the Park! Corn roast,Watermelon, Games and a family performance by Gary Rasberry. The Williamsville Community Association is looking for volunteers to help with the children’s games for about an hour . Please email joanbowie@cogeco.ca for details.

And don’t forget Yoga in the Grass every Sunday at 10am with Janati Yoga

More special market events are listed here.

2. Victoria Park Upgrade

Concept plans can be seen at this link, although comments are officially closed, the city is still happy to receive input. According to a city media release July 21st:

Consultations on a plan to redesign the central area of Victoria Park continue and a final plan is expected to be posted online later this summer. The project proposes to replace the wading pool with a new spray pad feature and expand the public gathering areas as well as reconstruct the basketball and tennis court. The park revitalization works are expected to be complete in 2016.

3. Official Plan Review Update

The City is hosting a public open house on August 5th from 5 to 8pm at the Tett Centre where “Members of the public are invited to review the 5 Year Update to the Official Plan and provide their comments. Learn about the changes that have been made, view displays about the Official Plan, and talk to staff. Presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m.” The first draft can be viewed here.

Online commenting takes place until August 16, 2015.

4. A couple of interesting and fun community events not in Williamsville

Really, Really Free Market! : August 9, Sunday, 12 – 3 PM, at Douglas Fluhrer Park (rain location, 75 Queen St) A RRFM is a place where all things are free (no trade, no barter, no money)! Bring stuff to give away (not necessary), take stuff you need.

Why a really, really free market? Because while the “free market” benefits big corporations, the “really, really free market” benefits the rest of us. And because as a community we have many more resources than we do as individuals. All are welcome, please bring your kids and friends! Also snacks and games.

Contact: sayyida.jaffer@gmail.com

Loving Spoonful’s 3rd Annual Food Fiesta: August 20, Thursday, 5 PM – 8 PM, Lake Ontario Park Pavilion, 920 King St. West. This is a fund raiser, by donation, with a wide variety of local restaurants, bakeries, suppliers serving foods of various kinds.

Contact: Phone: 613 507-8848 Email: info@lovingspoonful.org

The next monthly Williamsville Community Association working group meeting is Monday August 17th, If you are interested in attending please contact us.

Nearly Summer

Dear Neighbours,

There are several things to take note of for Williamsville, including a request for feedback and some upcoming events:

Expansion of the University District – We need your feedback

The City has received a request from the Alma Mater Society to implement Phase 2 of the University District signage and extend the northern boundary of the University District from Johnson Street to Princess Street in accordance with the map below. The Alma Mater Society is interested in comments from residents of Williamsville District where the expansion of the University District would take place. Further information is in this letter from the AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner Matt Kussin where you can also find links to the map and other AMS initiatives.

By return email to Joan Bowie, could you indicate your thoughts. Some possible responses for your consideration:

  • I am in favour of the proposed expansion of the University District to Princess Street.
  • I think that the University District is a good idea but that it should remain as it is for now.
  • I am in favour of extending the University District north from Johnson Street to Brock Street
  • I have another idea __________________________________________________

Please send your comments by email to Joan Bowie at joanbowie@cogeco.ca Thanks

Mother’s Day opening was a huge success at the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market

The market, featuring all local produce and crafts, runs outdoors every Sunday 9 to 2 at 303 York St. As well as local food to take home, there is a food court, music and a children’s entertainment tent. For details of what is happening visit the market’s Facebook page.

Also located at the Memorial Centre this summer are cycling ambassadors who run a program to promote safe cycling. Sponsored by Cycle Kingston out of the Memorial Centre, they are running a Pedal and Paddle summer camp, which runs July 6 to 10 and again on July 13 to 17 and is for kids 12 to 14.

Cycle Week – June 1 to 7

To help celebrate Cycle Week the Williamsville Community Association, Cycle Kingston and the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market are hosting “Bike to Market Day” on Sunday May 31st. This event will feature games and biking decorating for children in the area of the Farmers’ Market. Please check back to the Market Facebook page for more details closer to the date.

4.Victoria Park Revitalization Meeting June 3 at 7:00 PM

At St. Joseph/St. Mary’s School Gym (671 Brock St.). Join City staff and Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. as two design concepts for Victoria Park are presented. Come out and review the designs and offer your feedback on which design you would like to see built.

Kingston Kid’s Triathlon – Saturday June 20

Starting at 8:00am to noon at the Memorial Centre. For more info see the triathlon’s website or email ktownkidstri@gmail.com to volunteer.

Williamsville Town Hall Meeting: April 20, 2015

Sue Bazely, co-chair of the Williamsville Community Association, welcomed those present and provided an introduction. She referred to our Mission Statement on view and called attention to the logo designed by local artist, Nancy Douglas.

WCA INTRO AND REVIEW OF YEAR’S ACTIVITIES

Sue Bazely reviewed activities during the past year that included:

  • A reference to the BIG FIRE at Princess and Victoria Sts. noting that there continue to be concerns re the damage caused by the fire and consequent costs. She noted that the Fire Marshal’s Report is long overdue.
  • Involvement with Queen’s University included input from Catherine Wright, Queen’s AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner, who attended our Planning Group meetings and provided information re the naming of the University District, observance of by-laws, garbage collection, recycling and housing. Ariel Gonzalez took over from Catherine Wright as the new Municipal Affairs Commissioner and was a valuable liaison with Queen’s as he provided much to our meetings. John Grenville and Joan Bowie of the Williamsville Association Planning Group attended meetings and provided in put re the Queen’s Master Plan. They also interact with Queen’s through the Near Campus Neighbourhoods Advisory Committee.
  • Involvement with Williamsville Business Owners continues to be a priority. Meetings were arranged with KEDCO and with DOWNTOWN KINGSTON BIA to discuss ways and means of involving business owners who suffered through a long summer of street disruptions due to sewer and water supply improvements.
  • Association Membership with a fee of $10 was presented and endorsed at the Town Hall Meeting in April 2014. Recruitment of members is ongoing and we are looking for someone to serve as membership secretary.
  • Planning for Fall, Fun, Fit’n Food Event on September 13 this year with Joan Bowie looking for sponsors and participants. Last year’s event took place in a heavy downpour but the activities took place and we thank Joan Bowie for her hard work as she got quite wet but continued to sell tickets for prizes.
  • Development Watch Activities with leadership from John Grenville resulted in a lobbying effort directed to our City Councillors with regard to a high density purpose-built development proposed for 495-513 Frontenac St. The Councillors turned the development down but there is a May Ontario Municipal Board hearing filed by developer Jay Patry.
  • Involvement with Other Community Groups is a priority with our Association and we welcomed members of SAVE OUR SCHOOLS and THE AGRICULATURAL ASSOCIATION to a June Meeting. A joint meeting in December was held with the SYDENHAM DISTRICT ASSOCIATION and we are also in contact with THE KINGSCOURT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION. A future meeting with all community associations is planned to co-ordinate our activities.
  • Jane Jacob’s Walks will take place on May 2 and 3 with walks happening in McBurney Park on Bagot St., Barriefield Village, the Inner Harbour and the Memorial Centre. John Grenville was thanked for taking the lead in co-ordinating the walks. The website for Jane’s Walks can be found here.
  • Memorial Centre Farmers’Market continues to thrive and attract more Kingstonians wanting to buy locally grown food. The new season begins on May 13, Mother’s Day. Joan Bowie is now on the Farmers’ Market Board of Directors taking over from Sue Bazely.

MEMBERSHIP

Pat Hodge, co-chair of the Association, spoke to the merits of paid memberships in the Association citing the need for the financial ability to pay rental costs for our Town Hall meetings, the need for money to put on more and enhanced community activities such as the Fall, Fun, Fit’n Food Event, and the need to fund possible involvements in Ontario Municipal Board hearings in order to maintain our stable neighbourhoods.

Some funding is also needed to help Williamsville Princess St. business owners to come together to form a united body in order to strengthen and market these businesses.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Kid’s Triathlon: Jason Trueman spoke about the Kid’s Triathlon, June 20th, Memorial Centre, 303 York St. for kids, 4-13 yrs. He mentioned the closing of Nelson St. except for local traffic in order to keep kids safe. Police will be in attendance as well as many volunteers. It is hoped this will be an annual event. Registration is on now.
  • Farmers’ Market: Joan Bowie spoke of the Market’s Opening on May 10 from 9 am to 2 pm. There is an increase in the number and variety of vendors as well as an increase in those buying locally grown foods.

She is soliciting for sponsors for increased market events. Cycle Kingston will be at the Market on May 31

QUEEN’S AMS/ARIEL GONZALEZ, MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER

Ariel Gonzalez provided a PowerPoint display display that included the following headings;

  • The naming of the near campus neighbourhoods as the University District. Phase 1 has been in place for a year and has resulted in the dropping of the former designation as the Student Ghetto. Phase 2 extending the University District area will take place during the coming year and includes part of the Williamsville District.
  • The Neighbourhood Improvement Plan involves Marketing and Communications, Town Gown Relations, Sustainability, Student Housing and Community Safety.

Town Gown Relations included a successful Fall Queen’s Reunion that featured a street festival on Union St. This was largely judged to be a big improvement over previous Fall Reunions.

Sustainability included a Recycling Bin Giveaway, the AMS Busit Program, the Scramble Crossing at Union and University Avenue, a Greenovations Committee and a Bikes and Boards Shop.

Marketing and Communications included 112 new Street signs re the University District designation, the University District Facebook Page, Residence Posters, Orientation Week Address and Print Media

Student Housing included Housing Talks, University District Housing Website, a Housing Grievance Centre, Student Maintenance and Resource Team and University District Urban Design Study.

Community Safety included the University District Brite Program, Walkhome, Blue Light Messaging, SeQure App, and Holiday House Check.

There was interest in the SmartTeam doing neighbourhood clean-ups and some of those present indicated that they might like to sign up for this service.

Matt (didn’t get his last name), the new AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner, was present at the Town Hall and was invited to attend our monthly Planning Group meetings.

KEDCO’S NEW PLAN/DONNA GILLESPIE

Donna Gillespie, Marketing Manager, provided and spoke to a PowerPoint presentation of KEDCO’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 KINGSTON 20/20 with the goal of 5,000 jobs and $500 Million new investment.

  • now there is growth of about 600-700 jobs per year and $60M GDP growth
  • high growth potential: Agri-Business/Food Processing, Information Communication Technology, Defence and Security, R & D, Small Business, Green Chemistry, Healthcare, Tourism, and Innovation
  • existing sector strengths are: Food and Beverage, Government Services, Healthcare, Education, Logistics and Distribution, Chemicals, Small Business, Tourism and R & D.
  • KEDCO’s MISSION: Provide dynamic and collaborative leadership by leveraging Kingston’s unique assets to create jobs and investment in order to sustain, grow and transform Kingston’s economy to meet the needs of the 21st century. We aim to be one of Canada’s leading economies. (KEDCO Presentation Slides)

KEDCO’s Core Area of Focus are Business Marketing and Tourism Marketing and Development with Business Support Services provided.

KEDCO measures its performance with jobs created/retained, amount of new investment in Kingston, consultations and business assists, sales calls/company visits, economic impact of events and opportunities created.

In reply to questions re KEDCO’s role in striving to keep graduating Queen’s and St. Lawrence College students in Kingston, Ms. Gillespie replied that there is active liaison with both and that the ability to keep students here depends on jobs available.

There is interest in revitalization what is called the “old industrial area” and recognition of its potential.

CITY’S OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW/RACHEL QUITKAT/PLANNING DEPARTMENT

Rachel Quitcat of the City’s Planning Department provided a PowerPoint presentation:

  • the Planning Act requires a 5-year update of the City’s Official Plan and that involves:
  • the incorporation of past studies recommendations
  • engage stakeholders on issues and opportunities
  • enhance the Official Plan: orderly growth, good development, responsible conservation, continued prosperity and high quality of life to 2036.

Work completed and underway is taken into account and a Background Report will be presented to the Planning Committee on May 21.

Provincial Planning issues include: setting minimum density targets to promote compact development, new environmental mapping, climate change and natural hazards, promoting on-farm economic development and protecting cultural heritage and archaeological resources.

Local Planning issues include: continue revitalization and intensification, enhance urban design and innovative building design, protection for stable neighbourhoods, strengthen cultural heritage policies, strong guidance for converting employment land, planning for affordable housing, strong guidance for estate residential development, re-examine woodland mapping and policies and strive to be Canada’s most sustainable city.

There is a need for 24 more hectares of employment (industrial) land.

The Official Plan Review Process invites response from the community with the OP webpage update.

Ms. Quitcat responded to a question re the Williamsville Main St. Study to say that the Study is already implemented into the Official Plan. The by-laws are to be incorporated by next year.

PODIUM DEVELOPMENTS UPCOMING WORK/BERNARD LUTTMER AND OSKAR JOHANSSON

Architects’ drawings were on view showing the buildings to be erected at University and Princess St.

Bernard Luttmer said that they were pleased that City Council has given the development unanimous approval and construction is to begin in the summer of gateway landmark buildings. A new team of architects, Sweeny & Co. has been engaged as they specialize in integrating buildings into the community. Park space was shown with 343’ of frontage and an area of 8,000 sq. ft. Hope was expressed that the City might add to the park space.

Those present gathered to view the drawings and to ask questions. Reaction seemed to be favourable.

COUNCILLLOR JIM NEILL/QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Councilor Jim Neill praised Podium Development for their provision of significant park space. He said that too often money in lieu of park space ended up developing park space at sites other than that being developed.

In answer to a question re the decision concerning closure of KCVI and QECVI, he spoke of a plan B that would see QECVI developed as an education centre. (Since then, the Limestone Board of Education decided to build both an elementary school and a new high school on the QECVI site.)

He spoke favourably of the Council’s priorities and said that he expected more progress in comparison with the previous Council’s term that seemed to focus on projects with a lot of time spent on the casino issue and the district boundaries.

The Town Hall adjourned at approximately 9:30 pm.

Volunteer Call Out for Market

Dear Neighbours,

The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market gets underway on May 10th and the Market Manager is asking for volunteers. Please have a look at the below request.

We want YOU to volunteer for our market this season!

The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market is seeking energetic volunteers who are keen to help shape our local food system. Ideal candidates will think spending a morning or afternoon at the market is the bees knees!

What can I do?

  • Set up 7:30-9:30 am and take-down 1:30-2:30pm
  • Information table 9:00-11:00am or 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Run Kids Tent Activities 10:00am-1:00pm

We ask all volunteers commit to at least one Sunday per month. Come out and see your local food movement in action!

Contact Emma Barken for more details or to get started!

613.572.7059 or memorialcentremarket@gmail.com

Jane’s Walks – May 2 & 3

Dear Neighbours,

The Williamsville Community Association, in partnership with several other neighbourhood associations and community groups, is pleased to announce five different walks during:

Jane’s Walk Comes to Kingston – Saturday May 2nd, Sunday May 3rd
Kingston, get your walking gear out! This May, several neighbourhood associations and community groups are coming together to present a Jane’s Walk Weekend. Jane Jacobs was an author and activist whose grassroots efforts stimulated residents’ interest in their own neighbourhoods and triggered a world-wide phenomenon of volunteer citizen-led tours.

For many of us in the Williamsville area, the closest walk will be led by John Grenville, starting at the barns at York & Albert. See here for all the details: http://janeswalk.org/canada/kingston/memorial-centre-grounds-loyalist-land-grant-community-hub/

Other tours throughout Kingston include the Inner Harbour, an area of Bagot Street, and Barriefield, as well the Ontario Public Interest Research Group will lead a walk focussed on the forgotten history of oppression and resistance. “This is not just about historical walking tours, it’s a chance for people to find out some really quirky things about places they’ve seen all their lives or locations they never knew existed,” says John Grenville, of the Williamsville Community Association and Jane’s Walk Kingston co-ordinator. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for residents, and for our organizations to showcase where we live” he adds.

The Kingston tour descriptions can be found on the Jane’s Walk website http://janeswalk.org/canada/kingston/. These descriptions include start time, location, duration, and accessibility. All Jane’s Walks are free and will take place Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3 morning and afternoon, rain or shine. You can take more than one and even arrange another walk if you have other interesting stories to tell about our town.

Saturday, May 2
a) 10 am: Memorial Centre Grounds: from Loyalist Land Grant to Community Hub
Meet alongside the barns at York and Albert Streets.
b) 2 pm:
The Heritage District of Barriefield.
Meet at Horton School.
c) 4 pm: OPIRG Kingston’s
People’s History Walking Tour: Oppression and Resistance.
Meet at 51 Bader Lane.

Sunday, May 3
a) 11 am: Bagot Street North: Meet labourers, shopkeepers, carpenters, blacksmiths and waitresses who lived on Bagot Street from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Meet at Staples.
b) 1 pm:
Inner Harbour Heritage Tour: Exploring pictures, buildings and stories from Kingston’s Aboriginal, French and Industrial Heritage in light of future development.
Meet in Anglin Parking Lot north of OHIP off Wellington St.

For more information go to:  www.janeswalk.org
Williamsville Community Association
representing Businesses, Agencies & Residents
www.williamsville.ca

April Updates – Including Power Outage

Dear Neighbours,

here area few more details to be aware of:

1.  Monday April 20th – Williamsville Community Association Spring Town Hall & AGM – everyone is invited to St. Luke’s Hall 236 Nelson St. at Princess starting at 7pm. Join us for an update on the past year, new activities and:

  • Q & A with Jeff Garrah of KEDCO
  • new developments coming to main street Williamsville
  • Queen’s Alma Mater Society University District Program
  • update on the Kid’s Triathlon at the M-Centre

2.  Power outage – Wednesday April 8th – for a detailed map see www.utilitieskingston.com

Two 15 minute outages at 5am & 7am:

  • Nelson between Concession & York 
  • Victoria between Concession & Princess
  • Concession between Connaught & Grey
  • Princess between Smith & Nelson
Two hour outage from 5am to 7am
  • Princess between Nelson & Division
  • Frontenac between Princess & Jenkins
3. Saturday April 25th Grand opening of Limestone Credit Union (formerly Federal Employees CU) – 11am to 2pm with ribbon cutting at noon at 572 Princess Street at Frontenac, all welcome.
Some reminders . . .

4. Monday April 13th & Wednesday April 15th Traffic Calming Public Meetings – the City will hold info sessions April 13th 6:30-8:30pm Invista Centre & April 15th 6:30-8:30pm Memorial Hall, City Hall regarding traffic calming measures that include two Williamsville neighbourhoods – coming in 2015 to Alfred Street between Concession and Princess, and Helen Street between Macdonnell and Carruthers.

5. Wednesday April 15th & May 13th – Victoria Park Upgrades Public Meetings – the City is looking for community input on these dates starting at 7:00pm at St. Joseph-St. Mary’s School Gym at Brock & Napier. Contribute to what will happen by attending these sessions and sharing your ideas.

6. Wednesday April 22nd Bridge & Luncheon – join friends at St. Luke’s, 236 Nelson Street for bridge and lunch, tickets are $10 per person. To reserve your table call 613-542-5501.  Also Saturday May 9th at 6pm Ham Dinner –  tickets $15 per person, advance tickets only call 613-542-5501.

7. Saturday & Sunday May 2nd & 3rd – Jane Jacob’s Walks – Williamsville Community Association has teamed up with several other community and district associations and groups to offer a series of Jane’s Walks starting at 10:00am on both days. Details now available at www.janeswalk.org

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

Spring – Is It Here Yet?

Dear Neighbours,

Spring should have sprung by now, but it seems to be a bit delayed, so here are some upcoming happenings in Williamsville to watch out for over the next while.

1. Monday March 30th Official Plan Update – 5:00 to 8:00pm with a presentation at 6:30pm at the Invista Centre. The City’s Official Plan is an important planning document that guides what happens in our community. For details see www.cityofkingston.ca/OPupdate you can also receive updates by emailing opzb_update@cityofkingston.ca

2. Williamsville Community Association Spring Town Hall to be held in April – more details coming soon. At the 2014 Town Hall Meeting, a paid membership with a modest annual fee of $10 was endorsed and we are looking for a membership secretary to assist. If you can help, please contact us.

3. Window Art Gallery – Kingston School of Art – check out the exhibits and shows now on. Kingston Photographic Club exhibit begins April 12. Spring term begins in April. For details see http://www.ksoa.info/

4. Monday April 13th & Wednesday April 15th Traffic Calming Public Meetings – the City will hold info sessions April 13th 6:30-8:30pm Invista Centre & April 15th 6:30-8:30pm Memorial Hall, City Hall regarding traffic calming measures that include two Williamsville neighbourhoods – coming in 2015 to Alfred Street between Concession and Princess, and Helen Street between Macdonnell and Carruthers.

5. Wednesday April 15th & May 13th – Victoria Park Upgrades Public Meetings – the City is looking for community input on these dates starting at 7:00pm at St. Joseph-St. Mary’s School Gym at Brock & Napier. Contribute to what will happen by attending these sessions and sharing your ideas.

6. Wednesday April 22nd Bridge & Luncheon – join friends at St. Luke’s, 236 Nelson Street for bridge and lunch, tickets are $10 per person. To reserve your table call 613-542-5501.

7. Saturday & Sunday May 2nd & 3rd – Jane Jacob’s Walks – Williamsville Community Association has teamed up with several other community and district associations and groups to offer a series of Jane’s Walks starting at 10:00am on both days. Details available soon at www.janeswalk.org

8. Sundays in May starting May 10th – Market Day – join your local farmers and friends for the opening of the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market coming this May. Stay tuned to http://memorialcentrefarmersmarket.ca/events-calendar/ for details.

9. Princess Street bike lanes and side street parking – Macdonnell to Division coming soon. For details on changes to parking see www.cityofkingston.ca/parking

10. Save the Date – Saturday June 20th – Kid’s Triathlon – taking place at the Memorial Centre 8:00am to noon. Please note, there will be some street closures and lane reductions around the M-Centre. Volunteers are needed & if interested email ktownkidstri@gmail.com or call 613-929-4511. Registration now open at www.ktownkids.net

Our next WCA working group meeting is Monday April 6th, if you would like to attend and get involved please contact us.
Williamsville Community Association
representing Businesses, Agencies & Residents
www.williamsville.ca

November Update

Dear Neighbours,

The municipal election is now over and Jim Neill was re-elected in Williamsville. If you need to contact Jim he can be reached at jneill@cityofkingston.ca

The weather is starting to change, but there are still a few warm days for walks and tidying up the garden, leaf pick-up is nearly upon us, and it looks like Princess Street and the other side streets are nearing completion for the season. Here are a number of events for November and early December:

1. Thursday November 6 – our neighbours in Kingscourt have a meeting in the QECVI library starting at 7:00pm

2. Saturday November 8 – St. Luke’s Fall Bazaar and Luncheon – from 10:00am to 2:00pm at 236 Nelson Street. Lunch is $7.00 per person for soup and dessert.

3. Sunday November 9 – Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market is in the Bennett Barn from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Continue to get locally grown fresh produce and locally made crafts. If you can spare a few hours the Market is looking for volunteers to help with set-up, at the info booth, and take-down. Please contact mcfm.marketing@gmail.com if you can help out.

4. Monday November 10 – Queen’s public consultation for Richardson Stadium revitalization takes place at the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) starting at 6:30pm. Residents of Williamsville may be interested in attending as the stadium is very close to the west end of our district.

5. Wednesday November 12 – Our Neighbourhood is holding a general meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church at 263 Victoria Street at Earl.

5. Monday November 17 – Williamsville Community Association has its regular working group meeting. If you are interested in attending please contact us for details.

6. Saturday December 6 – Breakfast with Santa & St. Nick – 9:00am to noon at St. Luke’s 236 Nelson St at Princess. There will be a yummy breakfast, games and songs, crafts and activities, all free.

Williamsville Community Association
representing Businesses, Agencies & Residents

Williamsville Candidates Meeting October 6

Dear Neighbours,

Monday October 6th is the Williamsville Community Association sponsored Williamsville Candidates meeting.

Please attend at St. Luke’s Hall, Nelson and Princess, starting at 7:00pm. The meeting moderator is John Clements.

This is your chance to find out more about the candidates Jim Neill and Ed Smith and to ask questions of them. The agenda details follow.

7:00    Intro to the meeting and the moderator
7:05    Ground rules and intro of candidates
7:10    Opening statements from candidates
7:20    Williamsville Community Association prepared questions (6 questions)
7:55    Questions from the floor – please note only one question per person
8:40    Candidates closing statements 

Williamsville Community Association
representing Businesses, Agencies & Residents