Your Weekend in Kingston and area

The Kingston Frontenacs will host the North Bay Battalion in an Ontario Hockey League game on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Leon's Centre. (Meghan Balogh/The Whig-Standard)

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Dancerama Charity Recital 2020

What: A night filled with dance, music and fun to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Taking place at the beautiful Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, the recital will feature artistic performances from both students at Queen’s University as well as various studios throughout the Kingston community. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, which works towards finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Tickets are $15

When: 7-9:30 p.m.

Where: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St., W.


Kingston Frontenacs vs. North Bay Battalion

What: Ontario Hockey League home game for the Kingston Frontenacs

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Leon’s Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way north-bay-battalion-6/


Feb Fest: Week 2

What: The big focus this week, Feb. 8-14, is on hockey. Saturday is Hockey Day in Kingston, with local atom and novice boys and girls taking to the rink (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). The Historic Hockey Tournament will also take place that afternoon with games between Queen’s University, Royal Military College and Canadian Forces Base Petawawa from 1-3 p.m. Former National Hockey League player Gary Leeman will be on site signing autographs from 11 a.m. to noon and 1:30-2:30 p.m.

When: All Day

Where: downtown Kingston


Providence Village Community Conversation Featuring Hospice Kingston

What: Hospice Kingston will break ground and begin building its new home at Providence Village this spring. At the event, Hospice Kingston board chair Allen Prowse will share the plans, progress and possibilities envisioned for Hospice Kingston and its important place in Providence Village. Ruth Gruer, Providence Village executive director, will present updates about the village. As the day unfolds, visitors will have a chance to satisfy their curiosity, meet other engaged community members and explore possibilities together. There will be opportunities for visitors to bring their unique contributions to the Providence Village and Hospice Kingston community. The event will be warmly hosted, engaging and participatory.

When: 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Providence Village (c/o Providence Motherhouse), 1200 Princess St.

Reelout Queer Film Festival

What: 2020 brings the 21st annual Reelout Queer Film Festival, presented by Three Things Consulting. The annual festival includes a diverse range of film screenings that celebrate and acknowledge the community. In addition to the screenings, there are a number of community social events planned throughout the festival. Check the website for a schedule of screenings and events.

When: Jan. 30 to Feb. 8

Where: The Screening Room, 120 Princess St. festivals/annual/reelout-queer-film-festival

Winter Festival

What: A fun-filled family story time during the annual Winter Festival in Rideau Heights.

When: Noon to 3 p.m.

Where: Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library, 85 MacCauley St.


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KRRA – Twosome Run 5k

What: In this unique winter event, runners compete as individuals for Kingston Road Runners Association series points but can also compete as male-female teams for “twosome” overall and combined age-group placings. Same-gender teams are welcome. Top female-female and male-male teams will receive medals. All runners (twosomes and “onesomes”) qualify for KRRA Race Series points. Anyone who would like a partner can email Ken Hook at and he will team you up. The course takes runners on a fast out-and-back route on a mostly flat road with few intersections on two small hills. Post-race refreshments and awards take place in the warmth of the ANAF Unit.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Army Navy Air Force (ANAF) Unit 377, 317 Gore Rd.


Kingston Frontenacs vs. Mississauga Steelheads

What: Ontario Hockey League home game for the Kingston Frontenacs

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Leon’s Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way mississauga-steelheads-6/

Repair Cafe Kingston Monthly Meet-Up

What: Repair Cafe Kingston is a community initiative of the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. It hosts free monthly meet-ups on the second Sunday of each month. People are invited to bring broken items and volunteers will work with you to fix them on the spot, with the help of their fixers. They can fix clothing and textiles, wooden items and furniture (including upholstery), bicycles and skateboards, electrical items, toys and stuffed animals. Not sure they can fix it? Bring it by and they’ll take a look. People should arrive by 4 p.m. at the latest so each item can be given adequate time and attention. There is also a “children’s corner” to occupy the little ones while you participate.

When: 2-4:30 p.m.

Where: Unitarian Place, 206 Concession St.

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