Community Calendar February 10 – 16, 2020


Feb 10 - Feb 16


February 13: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

The Kingston Police Pipe Band will be selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at the Walmart in Kingston from 12:00pm until sold out. You can purchase your box of doughnuts now through the pipe major so you are not disappointed when we sell out. Please contact John McKay at and tell them James Gendron sent you. The money raised will be going towards new drums and uniforms.


February 13: Brain Storm Speakers’ Series: Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes

Kingston Frontenac Public Library is excited to welcome Natalia Lyra e Silva in the second installment of our Brain Storm speakers’ series. Each month from January through June students from Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies talk about their research. In February Natalia, a postdoctoral researcher, discusses the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.  Alzheimer’s, a disease which impairs memory in the elderly, would at first glance seem to have nothing in common with diabetes, a metabolic disease most commonly affecting the middle-aged. But researchers have found some connections: not only is having Type 2 diabetes associated with an increased risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s, the hormone insulin has been determined to be important for memory function. This event takes place at our Calvin Park branch at 7 p.m. It is open to adults, and there is no admission charge, but seating is limited. Please register in advance at or by phone at (613) 549-8888, any time after 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 1.


February 15: Pasta Supper

Enjoy an ‘all you can eat’ hot spaghetti dinner at the St Patrick’s Church in RAILTON (3977 Sydenham Road) from 5pm-7pm. Lasagna is also available. Sponsored by the Knights’ of Columbus in support of their charities, the dinner includes garlic bread, Caesar salad, coffee or tea and dessert. Costs are Adults $10, Children over 12- $5, under 12- Free. Family $25.


February 16: Appreciation All You Can Eat Breakfast

Bath and District Lion’s Club are Hosting an Appreciation All You Can Eat Breakfast to honour the service of our 1st Responders, Law Enforcement and Military Personnel 9am till 12pm at St. John’s Hall in Bath. Just show us your work ID or come in uniform and enjoy our breakfast for $5.00 each, $10.00 per couple, kids 6-12 years $2.50 and kids under 5 years for free. Music by Fred Brown and Friends. WE ARE THANKING YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!


February 15 – 16: Tallack Martial Arts 25th Anniversary Event Weekend 

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary event, Tallack Martial Arts will be hosting their annual Winter Training Festival weekend at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront. This weekend will feature over 150 participants from across Canada attending two days of seminars taught by multiple master instructors of Martial Arts. A banquet dinner and award ceremony on the Saturday evening will provide special awards and recognition for some in attendance, as well as provide entertainment from demonstrations and live entertainment. The final event on the Sunday afternoon will feature students testing for various ranks of Black Belt mastery as well as the collective Canadian delegation’s demonstration to be performed in Kyoto, Japan during 5th World Martial Arts Festival in April 2020.
Saturday morning kicks off with a youth event for all Tallack Dojo youth members and all members of the Tallack’s Karate Kids Program, hosted at 23 local Kingston and area elementary schools. This event is directly in support of the Kingston partners in mission Foodbank. Admission is by non-perishable food or monetary donation to the Kingston Foodbank.
Deputy Mayor Simon Chapelle will welcome everyone during our opening ceremony Saturday afternoon where it will be the start of two days of seminars led by over 30 instructors of various disciplines of Martial Arts. Some local including Kingston’s Hanshi Ken Tallack who was the FIRST Martial Artist recently inducted into the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame, as well as across Canada, including Kyoshi Richard Mark, arriving from Victoria, British Columbia. Multiple instructors from Ontario and Quebec will also be in attendance.
Saturday evening will host a formal dinner and banquet to recognize some of the wonderful students and instructors in attendance, as well as celebrating and commemorating this special anniversary. Local artisans including Joanne Gervais, Jolanda Noble, and Tim Conboy will be providing special Kingston-made gifts and awards for some in attendance.
Sunday morning will feature the remainder of the 52 instructional blocks held over the weekend, with other instructors such as Hanshi Alex Atkinson, member of the Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame, and Sifu Robin Young who are both attending from the GTA.
Sunday afternoon will end the weekend of festivities as some students will have the opportunity to present for various rankings of Black Belt Mastery in front of a grading panel of the instructors in attendance. This will also be the last time that this group of Canadian students will all be in once place again until they reconvene to demonstrate again in Kyoto, Japan for the 5th World Butokusai in April.
Raffle and silent auction tables will also be featured throughout the weekend with many items graciously donated by local businesses and citizens in support of the weekend’s fundraising efforts to these two great local causes. Special commemorative booklets, t-shirts, and more will also be on sale for participants to purchase in support of our fundraising efforts. For more information, please contact the event organizer, Renshi Kyle Cochrane, at Tallack Martial Arts, 613-634-9277 or

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