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    What’s Happening stage | arts & museums | music | special events | recreation Find out why Kingston is called the Freshwater Sailing Capital of the World. Watch a CORK/Sail Kingston event beginning in July. JULY Assassinating Thomson, July 5 to 17, various times. Art, politics, murder and laughter are intertwined in that presents a compilation of engaging events — challenging audiences to go beyond passive observation. MUSIC DOWNTOWN KINGSTON this one-man investigation of a Canadian icon. Visual artist and performer Bruce Horak has spent his life painting with only nine per cent vision. In this play, Now in its second year, Kick & Push is dedicated to innovative performing arts experiences that create a community atmosphere and throw open the doors of Music in the Park, throughout July and August, vari- he shares the unique way he sees the world while cultural spaces. In addition to master workshops and ous times. This summer, see more than 50 genre-span- exploring the truth and lies behind the mysterious panel talks, there will be 30 days of live theatre with ning concerts across the city. Programming features death of one of Canada’s greatest artists and unofficial six different stage productions: Beneath Our Feet, talented Kingston musicians playing big band, coun- eighth member of the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson. Ambrose, Stubborn Stone, Overlooked, Chicago and Taming try, jazz, classical and more in locations including To top it all off, he paints a portrait of the audience live of the Shrew. Confederation Park and the St. Andrew’s church during each performance. The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St., lawn. www.thekickandpush.com Downtown Kingston, multiple locations, www.downtownkingston.ca THEATRE THOUSAND ISLANDS PLAYHOUSE Into the Woods, July 22 to August 13, various times. Fairy tales come to life in this musical about finding one’s purpose in the most unlikely of places. To reverse a curse put on them by the witch next door, the baker and his wife must go into the woods to find SPECIAL EVENTS ARTFEST Artfest Kingston, July 1 to 3, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nestled in beautiful City Park, Artfest features the creations of Blithe Spirit, continues to July 16, various times. Noël four magical ingredients. On their journey, they meet more than 150 artists and artisans — from across Coward’s ghostly romp is a riotous comedy that has Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Ontario and Quebec — in pottery, glass, wood, jew- delighted audiences around the world. Socialite and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish of their own. elry, music, art, theatre, poetry and more. There will novelist Charles has invited the eccentric medium, Explore what happens when “happily ever after” also be gourmet food, with a new craft beer and wine Madame Arcati, to his house as research for his next doesn’t unfold quite as planned. tent this year, and interactive games and workshops Photo by Julia McKay book. But when her seance proves successful, Charles’s marriage is suddenly in jeopardy as he becomes haunted by the ghost of his first wife. While Charles’s aims to get rid of the ghost, she is hard at work trying to get rid of his new wife. Laughter meets the supernatural in this magical comedy of manners. Springer Theatre, 185 South St., Gananoque, www.1000islandsplayhouse.com THE KICK & PUSH FESTIVAL The Kick & Push Festival, July 20 to August 13, various times. A new style of summer theatre in Canada for children and adults alike. City Park, Barrie and Bagot streets, www.artfestontario.com/kingston FORT HENRY World Heritage Sunset Ceremony, throughout July JULY/AUGUST 2016 | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | KINGSTON LIFE 39

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    what’s happening and August, Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. A core event that features Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill Square and Artillery Detachments in a period interpretation of 1860’s military music and drill with a simulated battle. Engaged audiences will follow the story of a soldier’s journey to his new post in the Kingston Garrison with vivid imagery and drama. The weekly show ends in a beautiful display of fireworks. Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Dr., www.forthenry.com DOWNTOWN KINGSTON Kingston Buskers Rendezvous, July 7 to 10, daily. See inspiring, whimsical and creative street entertainment by performance artists from across the country. From magicians and musicians to puppeteers, dancers and interactive theatre, this festival has got it all. Downtown Kingston, multiple locations, www.downtownkingston.ca RIDEAU LAKES ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION Art in the Barn, July 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. and July 9 to 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A celebration of visual art in southeastern Ontario with an eclectic mix of original work including watercolour, acrylic, oil, batik and mixed media paintings, as well as stained glass, pottery and design. Free admission. Lombardy Agricultural Society Fairgrounds Barn, Highway 15 at Kelley’s Road, www.rideaulakesartists.com AMHERST ISLAND Amherst Island Art Studio & Gallery Tour, July 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and visit the hidden treasure of Amherst island and see 20 talented artists showcase their work in painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, doll-making and weaving. In support of the Neilson Store Museum. Ferry leaves Millhaven every hour on the half-hour. Amherst Island, multiple locations, www.loyalisttownship.ca CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION Taste of Kingston, July 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy local food, entertainment and fun activities under the sun while supporting a great cause at the 18th annual Taste of Kingston! This festival fundraiser offers visitors the chance to sample delectable culinary creations from restaurants and bakeries in Kingston and the surrounding area. Check out the pop-up food booths throughout Confederation Park, which overlooks the downtown waterfront. Confederation Park, 6 Clarence St., www.diabetes.ca FORT HENRY Fort Henry Annual Tattoo, July 25, 7 to 10 p.m. An annual event that showcases the drill and musical skills of various Canadian and international acts. Bands — including fife, brass, and pipe and drums — will fill the parade square with music, all culminating in a massed band grand finale with fireworks to conclude the evening. Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Dr., www.forthenry.com DOWNTOWN KINGSTON Princess Street Promenade, July 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join the downtown heart of the city as Princess Street closes for an active, fun and entertaining experience. Local businesses, community groups and restaurants will take to the sidewalks for a day-long celebration with outdoor shopping, treats and more in a friendly and festive pedestrian environment. Princess Street from Brock Street to Ontario Street, www.downtownkingston.ca Movies in the Square, throughout July and August, Thursdays at 9 p.m. Kick off the outdoor movie season in style at Movies in the Square. Films will be projected onto an inflatable screen. Shows begin at dusk and feature great family-friendly selections. This year’s lineup includes Hook, UP, Matilda, Big Fish, Jurassic World and more. Don’t forget to bring your own chair or blanket. Chef Cooking Demos, throughout July and August, Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. See Kingston’s best chefs come together with local producers to share their knowledge and passion for great food with the public. Every weekend at the public market, different chefs from some of the city’s best restaurants will share insights into what’s in season and how to pick the best products. They will also demonstrate simple recipes that can easily be recreated at home. Springer Market Square, King and Brock streets, www.downtownkingston.ca THE ALIBI Adult Colouring Night, Tuesdays in July, 8 p.m. A great date night. Bring your own colouring book or take the bar’s colouring books for a spin as you sip some of Canada’s finest craft beers. The Alibi, 293 Princess St., 613-767-1312 AUGUST MUSIC DOWNTOWN KINGSTON Music in the Park, throughout August, various times. This summer, see more than 50 genre-spanning concerts across the city. Programming features talented Kingston musicians playing big band, country, jazz, classical and more in locations including Confederation Park and the St. Andrew’s church lawn. Downtown Kingston, multiple park locations, www.downtownkingston.ca DAYO DRUMMING RHYTHMS Drum Festival & Craft Market, August 20, noon to 8 p.m. This first event of its kind is all about marching to the beat of your own drum and getting creative. Facilitated by seasoned drummers in several traditions, this festival encourages you to come out and hear live music with interactive drum circles. There’s also a pop-up arts and crafts market with artisanal items from Frontenac County, Kingston and the Islands. Inverary, multiple locations, www.dayodrum.ca CORK SAIL KINGSTON Etchells Canadian Championship and Olson 30 North American Championship, July 22 to 24, various times. Spectators are invited to watch these exciting keel boat races to kick off the 2016 CORK season. Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St., www.cork.org LIMESTONE GENRE SOCIETY Limestone Genre Expo, July 23 to 24, various times. A two-day celebration of Canadian genre fiction that focuses on works of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery and romance. Events include seminars and creative sessions with 50-plus authors and publishing professionals from across the country. Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch, 130 Johnson St., www.limestonegenreexpo.com Movies in the Square, throughout July and August, Thursdays at 9 p.m. Photo by Matthew Rushworth 40 KINGSTON LIFE | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | JULY/AUGUST 2016

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    what’s happening DOWNTOWN KINGSTON Limestone City Blues Festival, August 25 to 28, noon to 2 a.m. daily. This festival, celebrating the best of blues, returns to Kingston for its 20th year. Enjoy four steamy days and nights of iconic musicians and performers who embrace the spirit of the blues and take it to new heights, playing a variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment venues. Downtown Kingston, multiple locations, www.downtownkingston.ca THEATRE THOUSAND ISLANDS PLAYHOUSE Into the Woods, continues to August 13, various times. Fairy tales come to life in this musical about finding one’s purpose in the most unlikely of places. To reverse a curse put on them by the witch next door, the baker and his wife must go into the woods to find four magical ingredients. On their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish of their own. Explore what happens when “happily ever after” doesn’t unfold quite as planned. In a Blue Moon, August 12 to 28, various times. A story of love and family. After her dad dies, six-yearold Frankie and her mom move to an old cottage where they meet Frankie’s uncle Will, a freelance photographer. Over time, a tender and unlikely love story emerges as the three discover a new understanding of family. Poignant and touching, heartfelt and hilarious, In a Blue Moon is a brand new play that you won’t soon forget. Springer Theatre, 185 South St., Gananoque, www.1000islandsplayhouse.com THE KICK & PUSH FESTIVAL The Kick & Push Festival, continues to August 13, various times. A new style of summer theatre that presents a compilation of engaging events — challenging audiences to go beyond passive observation. Now in its second year, Kick & Push is dedicated to innovative performing arts experiences that create a community atmosphere and throw open the doors of cultural spaces. In addition to master workshops and panel talks, there will be 30 days of live theatre with six different stage productions: Beneath Our Feet, Ambrose, Stubborn Stone, Overlooked, Chicago and Taming of the Shrew. The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St., www.thekickandpush.com SPECIAL EVENTS DOWNTOWN KINGSTON Movies in the Square, throughout August, Thursdays at 9 p.m. Check out a movie in style at Movies in the Square. Films will be projected onto an inflatable screen. Shows begin at dusk and feature great family-friendly selections. This year’s lineup includes Hook, UP, Matilda, Big Fish, Jurassic World and more. Don’t forget to bring your own chair and blanket. Chef Cooking Demos, throughout August, Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. See Kingston’s best chefs come together with local producers to share their knowledge and passion for great food with the public. Every weekend at the public market, different chefs from some of the city’s best restaurants will share insights into what’s in season and how to pick the best products. They’ll also demonstrate simple recipes that can easily be recreated at home. Springer Market Square, King and Brock streets, www.downtownkingston.ca GRASS CREEK PARK Kingston Sheep Dog Trials, August 5 to 7, various times. Held in beautiful Grass Creek Park, the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials attracts close to 10,000 spectators over the three-day festival. Visitors and handlers from all over the globe make their way to Kingston for the competition. Bring your canine friend along to play and socialize, and enjoy other live entertainment alongside the trials, including sheep shearing, K-9 demonstrations and a handmade marketplace with food trucks. Grass Creek Park, 2991 Highway 2, www.kingstonsheepdogtrials.com CORK SAIL KINGSTON International Optimist Regatta, International Sail Canada Youth and Senior Board Championships, and Raceboard North American Championships, August 11 to 14, various times. Spectators are invited to watch as 150 youth optimist sailors and 30 board sailors compete in these international events. International Sail Canada Youth Championships and 29er North American Championship, August 14 to 18, various times. Watch as more than 400 sailors compete in these events for International and North American championship titles. Olympic Classes Regatta – Sail Canada Senior Championships and Finn Eastern Championship, August 19 to 24, various times. Spectators are invited to watch sailors compete on the waters of Lake Ontario in this thrilling six-day event. J22 World Championship, August 19 to 25, various times. Spectators are invited to this exciting event as 120 sailors compete for the world championship right here in Kingston. Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St., www.cork.org FORT HENRY World Heritage Sunset Ceremony, throughout August, Wednesdays 8 to 10 p.m. A core event that features Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill Square and Artillery Detachments in a period interpretation of 1860’s military music and drill with a simulated battle. Engaged audiences will follow the story of a soldier’s journey to his new post in the Kingston Garrison with vivid imagery and drama. The weekly show ends in a beautiful display of fireworks. Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Dr., www.forthenry.com AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE Dig: An Exhibition, throughout August, various times. A presentation of six inventive contemporary art practices from Kingston, this exhibition draws together works of striking material intensity that break up paths of ordinary sense and action to expose uncommon potential. Featured works include stone sculpture by Chaka Chikodzi, wall assemblages by Ben Darrah, Pat McDermott’s distilled figurations, sculptural pilings and swells by Joan Scaglione, Su Sheedy’s encaustic colour quarries, and Sharon Thompson’s shimmering oil and sand paintings. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Ave., http://agnes.queensu.ca COMING IN SEPTEMBER KINGSTON SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION Fall Book Fair, Sept. 7 to 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual Kingston Symphony fundraiser is an ideal event for the bookish at heart. Peruse thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles, sheet music and books on CD. Find your next great literary treasure and help a good cause in the arts. Kingston Symphony Warehouse, 785 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd., www.kingstonsymphony.on.ca DOWNTOWN KINGSTON Chilifest, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Can you handle the heat? Chilifest is back this fall, serving up tasty and creative takes on the iconic dish from over a dozen local restaurants, seasoned chefs and spirited community groups. Linger in the park over live entertainment, children’s activities, musical performances and horse-drawn wagon rides as you rank your favourite chilis. Proceeds support Hospice Kingston. Confederation Park, across from City Hall, www.chilifest.ca KINGSTON DERBY GIRLS Season Finale, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. Catch the last bout of the summer season with a front-row spot to catch the players in heated action at the rink. Both home teams have bouts – the Disloyalists face off against the Atom Smashers while Skateful Dead battles the Motor City Madames. Memorial Centre, 303 York St., www.kingstonderbygirls.com FORT HENRY Celtic Kitchen Party, Sept. 10, noon to 10 p.m. Get in touch with east coast roots and savour the last days of summer as Celtic music fills the South Hill of Fort Henry, overlooking Lake Ontario. This larger-thanlife kitchen party features a series of live entertainers to celebrate Celtic culture and traditions, including highland and step dancing. There will also be good eats, a pop-up market, a Celtic craft area for the kids and whiskey tastings for the adults. Musical performances by Breabach, The Dardanelles, The Peelers, the Rob Roy Pipe Band and more. Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Dr., www.forthenry.com 42 KINGSTON LIFE | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | JULY/AUGUST 2016

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    in person In Command Photo by Tim Forbes As a young man, Colonel Stephen Kelsey dreamed of a military life. He joined the cadets during his teen years and went on to the reserves. In 1985, he became a full member of the military, surprising his non-military parents and friends. “I wanted adventure, to get out in the world, and make my own way in life.” Kelsey was named base commander for Canadian Forces Base Kingston last year, after serving overseas in Germany (he was there when the Berlin Wall came down), Croatia and Afghanistan, as well as in most Canadian provinces. A relatively new arrival to Kingston, Kelsey loves the city’s vibrancy and the way in which the military is such an integral part of the community itself, something he sees as unique among other Canadian bases. “We have something very special here. Kingston’s relationship with the military is closer than any city I’ve lived in.” He cites the proximity of the base to downtown and to the Royal Military College for the strong relationship. Kelsey and his family love the wide variety of physical activities the city offers. He and his wife enjoy riding their bikes with their two children. He’s also a hockey dad; both his son and daughter are hockey enthusiasts. COL. STEPHEN KELSEY Base Commander, CFB Kingston BY ANITA JANSMAN How long have you lived in Kingston? Eleven months, moving here from Toronto and Ottawa before that. What brought you to the city? My appointment as the base commander. This is the first time in 28 years that our family has had the chance to be posted here. Your neighbourhood and favourite thing in it? We live in Greenwood Park and love it. Not only is it close to our children’s school, but our neighbourhood is also full of kids the same age as ours. One of the other elements we really enjoy is the bike/ running path that encircles the neighbourhood. In one sentence, describe what you do at work: I work with extraordinary civilian employees and military personnel to support the diverse needs of one of the Canadian Armed Forces’ largest bases. The one thing you couldn’t do your job without: Support from my family. Everyone draws strength from somewhere; for me it’s my wife, Whitney, and our two kids. Being a typical guy, I don’t always put that into words, but without their support I would not have the energy to tackle some of the things I have taken on. Festival, film, or event you’re most looking forward to: Taste of Kingston! What you’re currently reading: Organizational Culture and Leadership by Edgar H. Schein. I know, sounds a bit dry, but it’s actually quite good. Will change it up next with some Wilbur Smith fiction. What you’re currently watching: There is little time for TV, but if I’m honest, Scooby-Doo re-runs. A favourite of our six-year-old. If ever there is time, I do enjoy any home-renovation series. What you’re currently listening to: Anything country. Best meal you’ve had in the city? Admittedly, with such a young family, we haven’t gotten out as much as we would have liked. Our last outing was at a tapas restaurant. We are looking forward to trying more. Kingston’s best-kept secret? For me as a newcomer, it’s the surprising variety of restaurants. Wow! Kingston needs more: Victoria-style winters . . . Just kidding. I can’t think of anything that Kingston needs more of. I love it the way it is. 44 KINGSTON LIFE | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | MARCH/APRIL 2016

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