Kingston WWI Memorial Walk Launches May 4th

UPDATE: Join us May 4th-6th, 2018 for the official public launch of our tour as a part of this year’s Jane’s Walks in Kingston. See the event listing here.

The Kingston Memorial Walk honours the lived history of Kingstonians who were affected by and those who served in WWI. This walking tour will focus on family homes, individual stories and other relevant points around downtown Kingston.

Let renowned Canadian actor R.H. Thomson guide you through Kingston’s historic city core and give you a glimpse of the city as it was during World War I.  This one hour, twelve-stop walk 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.

There are many ways to take the tour though we recommend that this tour is best enjoyed in person, with the brochure and audio accompaniment on headphones.

  • 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 iTunesSoundCloud or…
  • Use the mbedded player below (select “Play in Browser” if you don’t want the SoundCloud App)
  • Hearing impaired? Download the full audio script here (Link currently taken down as script is under construction).
  • No Data? Download the audio files directly to your device.

PeaceQuest acknowledges with gratitude the contributions of the following people:

Narrator – R. H. Thomson

Writer/Producer – Vicki Schmolka

Sound design/Editing – Jeremy Kerr

Recording – Graham Sheedy

Trumpet – Oscar Evans

Research – Leah Cox, Paul Cox

Brochure & Web Design – Jolene Cheryl Simko

Executive Producer – Bronek Korczynski

With assistance from: Ned Dickens, Peter Gower, Matt Rogalsky, Joanne Stanbridge, and the Harris Institute.

Thank you to Veterans Affairs Canada for their financial support.

Promo image for The World Remembers featuring a black and white image of soldiers and nurses from WWI

RH Thomson is also the producer of The World Remembers Project, which documented and organized the names soldiers lost on all sides of the war. By creating timed projection displays which cycle through the names in the order in which they were lost, we are given an opportunity to begin to understand the scope of such loss.

Throughout 2014-2018 PeaceQuest has partnered with the Kingston Frontenac Public Library to bring The World Remembers to Kingston. For 2018, the display will commence mid-September and conclude November 11th.


We would love to hear your feedback! Get in touch with us below.