"Kingston Penitentiary is expected to play a starring role in future movies and television series. It is already a popular tourist attraction, but officials believe there’s also room to use the 19th century prison as a movie backdrop. Now, a trio of partners wants the Limestone City to shine even more brightly and draw in more production." - Global Kingston
In case you missed it, yesterday morning St. Lawrence Parks in partnership with Correctional Service of Canada and The City of Kingston presented a cheque for $500,000 (which represents 50% of the 2018 Kingston Pen Tours profits) towards the United Way’s youth homelessness initiatives. 👏 This was in addition to the already $3,564,000 already raised by the overall United Way campaign!
📸: United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
Left to Right: Hollee Kew - General Manager & CEO, St. Lawrence Parks Commission, Linda Ann Daly - Acting Chair, St. Lawrence Parks Commission, Bryan Paterson - Mayor for City of Kingston, Scott Harris - Regional Deputy Commissioner, Correctional Service Canada.
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shared United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington's live video.
Great news this morning as United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington announced that they surpassed their campaign goal this year and raised $3,564,000! Kingston Pen Tours and St. Lawrence Parks along with Correctional Service of Canada and The City of Kingston are proud to be community partners and did you know 50% of #KingstonPen Tour proceeds goes towards the United Way to to support the Youth Homelessness Initiative? 👏
"For almost two centuries, Kingston Penitentiary has been home to some of Canada’s most notorious criminals. But for the last three years, it’s been one of Kingston’s largest tourist draws.
The tours have been organized through a partnership between The City of Kingston, Correctional Service of Canada and the St. Lawrence Parks." - Global Kingston
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Well that's a wrap! 🗝️ Thank you to all of our visitors who joined us in taking part in our Kingston Penitentiary Tours during the 2018 season. Also a big thank you to our great staff of student tour guides, supervisors, former guards, wardens, and our community partnerships with The City of Kingston and Correctional Service of Canada.
Don't forget that 50% of #KingstonPen Tour proceeds have gone towards the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington to fund youth homelessness initiatives!
Featured: Vinnie Rebelo, Manager Kingston Pen Tours