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Jane’s Walk: WWI Memorial Walk
May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 2:30 pmFree
Kingston WWI Memorial Walk and Podcast
Confirmed for 2019
Dates & Times: Saturday 4 May 2019. 10 am; Sunday 5 May 2019, 1 pm.
Walk Description: The year 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the “war to end all wars.” In recognition, PeaceQuest is pleased to invite you to accompany us on this “walk to remember.” The Kingston WWI Memorial Walk honours the lived history of Kingstonians who were affected by and those who served in WWI. This walking tour will focus on monuments, family homes, individual stories and other relevant points around downtown Kingston. This approximately one hour, twelve-stop audio tour invokes the lives of many local individuals who both lived and lost during that tragic conflict. We hope you will be touched by their stories, inspired to learn more about their contributions, and challenged to examine your own assumptions about war and peace.
Meeting Place: Please meet in front of the Kingston Tourist Information Building on Ontario Street (across from City Hall) at least 5 minutes before each start time. The duration of this walking tour will be around 1 hour and traverse about 1km of city sidewalks and parks. Though this walk can be accessed by individuals through their electronic smart devices, for the purposes of the Jane’s Walks, the complete audio will be made available to all walkers through a wireless speaker provided by your tour guide. Everyone is welcome!
Tour Commentator: Led by members of PeaceQuest, renowned Canadian actor R.H. Thomson will guide you through Kingston’s historic city core and give you a glimpse of the city as it was during World War I.
Tour Guides: Peacequest members – Ann Boniferro, Bronek Korczynski
Special Notes: If you are unable to join us for a group walk at either of the times below, know that you may take the tour at any time as an individual by downloading the audio files and brochure as noted.
- Download a DIGITAL copy of the brochure
- Download a PRINTER-FRIENDLY copy of the brochure
- Search “Kingston Memorial Walk” on iTunes or your favourite podcast app
- Listen on SoundCloud or …
- Use one of the two embedded players below (select “Play in Browser” if you don’t want the SoundCloud App)
- Hearing impaired? Download the full audio script here
- No Data? Download the audio files directly to your device
Visit the Memorial Walk page to learn more.
- May 4 @ 10:00 am
- May 5 @ 2:30 pm
- Kingston Visitor Experience Centre
209 Ontario St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z1 Canada + Google Map
- (613) 548-4415