We’re back! Have you missed us? After a brief hiatus, TeamCHAMPs is back with weekly blog posts on a wide range of topics, from current real estate trends, to general homeowner advice, to Kingston’s best soup places (our research is still ongoing, we’ll present our findings in the fall). We’re going to keep this first post light - we wouldn’t want to overwhelm you with everything that you’ve missed, especially in the dog days of summer. Let’s get started: here are four light, unintimidating paragraphs to tide you over until next week’s post.
Every good Kingstonian knows that summer means spending as much time outside as possible. Making pleasant summer memories will make you feel warm and fuzzy even on the longest and coldest winter day. We hope you’ve been making these memories throughout June and July, but if you haven’t, its not too late to start. As a good starting point, take a walk: in July, it was Victoria Park’s 125th birthday, and, fittingly, it got a bit of a facelift. The park is now open to the public, and now has a “splash pad, pedestrian bridge, water conservation garden, new trees and a new plaque.” If you can get away with it, pretend to get “lost” and head to the waterfront for some ice-cream. Scenic park, scenic walk, and scenic… ice-cream?
If leisurely strolls aren’t your thing, put on your detective hat and head to Fort York and Sir John’s Public House for Sir John A. McDonald-themed murder mystery dinners this August. This is a great opportunity for those detectives who feel like solving murders gets a bit too creepy in the fall and winter months (we won’t reveal your secret). Click here for ticket and scheduling informationhttp://www.mrspotmysteries.ca/tickets-schedule.
Finally, do you fancy yourself a naming aficionado? Are new parents knocking down your door to experience your baby-naming genius? If so, the City of Kingston has an exciting opportunity for you: they’re currently accepting name suggestions for a new mobile diversion waste station. Start thinking and submit your name ideas to www.cityofkingston.ca/getinvolved by August 4th. There’s not a whole lot of time left, so start thinking now - naming the mobile diversion waste station could be your legacy; your name will be heard in the streets of Kingston for years to come.
Now that you’ve got your TeamCHAMP fix, you’ll just have to wait another week from more. Who knew that 7 days could feel like such an eternity? Until then, happy summering!