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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kingston AIDS Walk and Lantern Festival

Please mark your calendars and remember to put on your walking shoes and come out to City Park on the 18th of September to support the local AIDS Walk. We hope to raise $10,000 this year to assist people in our community living with HIV/AIDS. To pre-register for this event, go to . For more information, contact Allison Cope - or Joanne Sands - or call the office at 613-545-3698. The AIDS Walk registration starts at 6:15pm with the Walk itself starting at 7pm.

At 8pm, following on the heels of the AIDS Walk, this year's Lantern Festival will be one of our most powerful and poignant light displays to date because of a grant from the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF). Along with the involvement of three community groups creating light installations around the theme of 'spark', we have a number of professional artists creating works for the night of September 18th, 2010 between 8 and 10pm.


In our efforts to involve communities affected by HIV, community installations in response to this year's theme will come from GLBT youth, marginalized women, and people with HIV/AIDS (PHAs). Five local artists will also be developing light installations and one performance in response to this theme. They are: Joseph Babcock, Julie Fiala and Kate YĆ¼ksel, Jocelyn Purdue, and Jane Thelwell . Once again, we will enjoy the magic of drummers, a labyrinth of light by Eleonore and Grace MacDonald, and a projection of images created by PHAs from a project conceived by Marney McDiarmid.


We hope to see you there!


Rebecca Anweiler

Education Coordinator

HIV/AIDS Regional Services


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