"When I came back from a full-year exchange, I had no idea what was happening at Queen's University. I kept hearing about events after they happened, and I felt excluded from campus life. In short, I kept missing out...
However, if you know where to look, there are tons of events going on every week on-campus and downtown Kingston! For example, an astronaut giving a public lecture, your new favourite band performing in an intimate venue only a block from your house, a cross-campus Capture the Flag game, round-table discussions with Canadian politicians, leadership conferences, open-call auditions, fashion shows… and lots more!
What I’ve learned is to stop waiting for people to invite you to things. Make a plan, add an event to your calendar, and go to it! The experience will be better than you think. Every time I have chosen to go to an event, instead of staying in, I’ve had an epic time!
I am very thankful to everyone who has supported me on this project over the last 8 years. I am astounded by the response from you, our loyal fans and visitors. The QueensEvents Project has changed my experience in Kingston and is also the main reason I decided to stay in the city upon graduation - I know everything going on here, so why would I leave?
Whether you’re looking to pop the Queen's bubble and explore downtown Kingston, or learn something new on campus… I hope you can find what you're looking for on this website. I'm passionate about helping people discover events happening near them, so I hope you use this site to make the most out of your time at Queen's and in Kingston - and attend some unique, local events!"
- Sarah Witiuk, Founder & Executive Director of QueensEvents.ca.
2013 winner of Student Initiative Grant from Queen's.
2013 participant in Queen's Innovation Connector (QICSI).
2013 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in psychology from Queen's.
2014-present Branding & Event Marketing specialist.
2016 "Creating Cultural Plans" course from University of British Columbia.
2017 Post-graduate diploma (Honours) in Event Management from Algonquin College.
We would like to acknowledge our many supporters who have contributed to the success of this project over the years - including our fans not listed here! Thank you to the 350+ community contributors who have submitted their events to our calendar over the years.
Thank you to Kalla Berk, Lorenzo Colocado, Amanda Douglas, Jana Johnson, Elysia Maludzinski, Sierra Megas, Jeffrey McCarthy, Jeet Mondal, Kaisa Moran, Rob Moden, Matt Muto, Sean Renaud, Maury Rubin, Matthew Scribner, Britt Shales, Mike Sheppard, Jatin Shory, Sully Stevenson, and Mike Sutton.
Thank you to Chris Cochrane, Moira Demorest, Marc Garniss, Andrea Gunn, Paul Hopson, Bruce Kauffman, Shae Lubrowy, Jason McAuley, Alex Morris, Manuela Rodriguez-Bowen, Jolene Simko, and Dan Taylor.
Thank you to Vanessa Ajagu, Shrey Anand, Alia Brown, MacKenzie Bulkowski-Rose, Matt Coleman, Glafki Collaku, Chengcheng Ma, Monica Ma, Caitlyn McTavish, Sydney Middlebrook, Stephen Peterkins, Hayden Pfeiffer, Taylor Smith, Oliver Statham, Christian Soriano, Thor van Walsum, Maggie Williams, Teresa Zhang, Christina Zheng.
Thank you to Mustafa Ansari, Shayna Buckle, Sara Gray, Kathleen Harrison, Sam Hiemstra, Tia Lunn, Yan-Nick Michaud, Jenoa Meagher, Kate Pichora, and Cleo the dog.
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