1st Canada Day: Students to a Draw Future Sustainable Kingston

Published on: 2011/06/16 - in Releases

Today, June 15, Kingston students will celebrate the city’s role as the first capital of a United Canada by chalking their visions of a future sustainable Kingston in Springer Market Square.

“Looking toward building a desirable and sustainable future for our city on a day that our school-children celebrate its historic role in building Canada makes a lot of sense,” says Sue Hitchcock, Community Events Coordinator. “Springer Market Square is an ideal place to think about the tremendous value of sustaining our heritage as a way of celebrating our past.”

Sustainable Kingston – the organization in charge of the community-built plan to make Kingston Canada’s most sustainable city – will supply the sidewalk chalk.


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From 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., students of the Creative Arts Focus Program at QECVI will be hard at work chalking the Sustainable Kingston logo in the Square. After the logo is chalked, students participating in the First Capital Day festivities will be invited to chalk their vision of a sustainable Kingston around the logo between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The chalking of Market Square is weather dependent. If the chalking is rained out, it will be rescheduled soon. The public is invited drop by and see the events taking place at Springer Market Square this Wednesday.

The Creative Arts Focus Program is also holding its year-end art show called “In the Art of the City” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Sunday, June 19 at 122 Princess St. Admission is free.

UPDATE:
Chalk Drawings Photos/Article @ OurKingston.ca
Video Report from First Canada Day @ theWhig.com

For more on First Capital Day activities for school children, see: http://www.cityofkingston.ca/firstcapital/schedule.asp

Plan to get there by bus: http://www.cityofkingston.ca/tripplanner.

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Release source: Limestone District School Board | Photo: Wikimedia Commons