Industry Highlights - RTO 9

Industry Highlights

Diversity Festival Cornwall SDG

Just the launch for this festival in Cornwall promises to be memorable

Kingston Whig-Standard, August 11
About: The launch ceremony for the first Cornwall SDG International Afro and Diversity Festival – in Lamoureux Park next summer with final dates to be determined – will include singers, dancers and bands representing various nationalities, a fashion show, kids activities and numerous dignitaries on hand, including Sen. Bernadette Clement and the Ivory Coast ambassador Bafetigue Quattara.


What's happening in Ottawa this weekend: Aug. 11-13

CTV News Ottawa, August 11
About: looks at things to do in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec this weekend. Including Cornwall Pride, Brockville Aquatarium, Kingston Farmer’s Market

Pen Exhibit Image

‘Prisoners of Age’ exhibit comes to Kingston Pen Tours

Global News, August 11
About: Kingston Pen Tours is hosting a travelling exhibition. “Prisoners of Age” showcases images and interviews captured between 1996 and 2015 at men’s and women’s prisons across Canada and the United States.

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Kingston Fortifications National Historic Site seeks input for new management plan

Kingston Whig-Standard, August 11
About: Parks Canada is reaching out to the public for input as it plans the future of the Kingston Fortifications National Historic Site, including Fort Henry and Murney Tower.

Life Boats

Titanic-era steamship, S.S. Keewatin, expected to arrive in Kingston this fall

Global News, August 10
About: The last Titanic-era steamship, the S.S. Keewatin, is expected to arrive at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes dry dock this fall. Preparations for the ship’s arrival are underway and some of the Keewatin’s accessories have already arrived. Nine lifeboats currently sit outside the museum along Kingston’s downtown waterfront.


Weekend Spotlight: Five things to do in Kingston area this weekend

The Kingston Whig-Standard, August 10
About: Exciting events happening in the city this weekend including the Limestone Jazz Collective Live, Heritage Bike Tour, Biodiverse Garden Tour and more.

Lift Lock

Le Boat Expands on the Trent-Severn for 2024

Canadian Yachting, August 9
About: Le Boat has revealed plans to expand on the Trent Severn Waterway for 2024 and cruises are now on sale for the 2024 boating season. Le Boat is Europe’s largest boat rental company will be launching on the Trent Severn Waterway with a fleet of 8 Luxury Horizon Cruisers and their base will be located at Horseshoe Bay Marine.

Open Farms

Open Farm Days celebrate food and farming in Kingston and Frontenac County

Kingstonist, August 8
About: Open Farm Days will take place over six weeks this year and be an opportunity to bring friends and family together and explore the farms, farmers’ markets, and various locations across the region. The events will offer opportunities to explore, engage, and learn more about farming and where our local food comes from.

Clark and Minster Of Tourism

Area gets $220K tourism boost

The Kingston Whig-Standard, August 7
About: Festivals and tourism venues across the region, including the Aquatarium, Prescott’s Shakespeare festival and the Lombardy Fair, will split nearly $220,000 in provincial funding.

Breathe Vaction Rentals

Breathe luxury vacation rentals acquires Sandbanks tour agency, fuelling expansion across Eastern Ontario

Ottawa Business Journal, August 4
About: Ottawa-based Breathe Vacation Rentals is continuing its expansion across Ontario and western Quebec with the acquisition of Sandbanks Vacations, a popular tour and rental agency in Prince Edward County.


Fort Henry Guard set to mark 85th anniversary

Kingstonist, August 3
About: To mark the Fort Henry Guard’s 85th anniversary, a Sunset Ceremony will take place at Fort Henry on August 5, 2023. The ceremony will include performances of the Fifes and Drums, the Drill Squad, the Artillery detachments of the FHG, a march-past of FHG alumni, and conclude with a fireworks display.

1000 Islands

There Are Plenty Of Surprises In Ontario: Unique Locations To See In The Most Populous Canadian Province

Kelly's Thoughts on Things, August 2
About: There are plenty of activities in the Ontario Thousand Islands Area. For instance, take a short drive to Kingston, Ontario, and sample some of the incredible culinary marvels. Visit the well-known Fort Henry while you're there to learn how crucial the military has been to the development of the St. Lawrence River route.

Tyendinaga’s traditional Pow Wow

Tyendinaga’s traditional Pow Wow returns from COVID hiatus

The Kingston Whig-Standard, August 2
About: For the first time since 2019, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory will host its traditional PowWow. The Tyendinaga Traditional PowWow: Tsitewatsiro:ten Rekindling Our Spirit, this year’s official title, dates back to the mid 1980s, one of its organizers, Ainsley Leween, said in an interview at the site as preparation were still being made ahead of its big return.


Four Kingston festivals receive provincial funding boost

The Kingston Whig-Standard, August 1
About: Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Kingston Writersfest, Festival of Live Digital Art and Kingstonlicious will all share more than a $140,000 funding boost from the province. Funds were provided through the province’s Experience Ontario grant program, which supports events and festivals in hopes they will draw out-of-town visitors to the host municipality.

Monarch Point Conservation Reserve

Ontario government creates new conservation reserve in Prince Edward County

Global News, July 31
About: The provincial government announced the creation of a new conservation reserve in Prince Edward County on Monday. The first of its kind in over a decade, according to the province, the new Monarch Point Conservation Reserve will preserve and protect thousands of acres of land along the county’s south shore.