KEDCO Update: Week Ending March 30, 2012

Published on: 2012/04/01 - in Releases


Business Development

On March 28, John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development and Donna Gillespie, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications attended the annual Kingston Housing Industry Roundtable hosted by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Topics at the roundtable included reviewing the Kingston economy, resale market trends, rental market trends, affordable housing immigration and mortgage rates.

Elizabeth Allen, Project Manager, Labour Market Development and Emily McCracken, Marketing Assistant will be attending St. Lawrence College’s Preview Day on Saturday, March 31. This is an opportunity for prospective students to get in-depth information about programs, facilities, residences, athletics and more. Professors, college staff and current students will be on hand to speak about their St. Lawrence College experience. KEDCO will be attending this event to provide information and share the top reasons about why Kingston is a great place to live and work.

Tourism Kingston

On March 29, Tourism Kingston welcomed Gareth Rees, inductee into the International Rugby Hall of Fame and Canadian Men’s Team Program Manager, and Graham Brown, CEO of Rugby Canada, in Kingston to finalize arrangements for the June 9, 2012 men’s rugby match with Team Canada vs. Team USA in Kingston’s Richardson Stadium. This major international test match, which pits the Canadian National Senior Men’s team against Team USA, will give Canadian fans in Kingston and surrounding areas the opportunity to see exciting live action.

Looking to keep up the momentum from Canada’s excellent 2011 Rugby World Cup appearance, the Canadian team featured in this match (currently ranked 13th in the world) will carry many of the same members as that squad. Tickets for the Team Canada vs. Team USA rugby match can be purchased online by visiting,  in person at the Tourism Kingston Visitor Information Centre at 209 Ontario Street or by phone at 613-548-4415. Early bird savings will be available until April 30.


The KEDCO Board of Directors will hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 23 at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, 961 King Street in Kingston. Community partners and business leaders are invited to a reception to follow the AGM from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Please RSVP your attendance to Melissa Shorrock at or by phone at 613-544-2725 ext. 7234.


Release source: KEDCO