Most people living downtown don't have cars. Our catchment area is St. Lawrence College (west) to Fort Henry (east), Kingston Memorial Centre (north) to the lake (south
Our audience is university students, who prefer free events or those under $50. Some exceptions (concerts, conferences).
It's illegal to promote events selling alcohol without an AGCO Special Occasions permit (and illegal to promote underage drinking).
You can email email@example.com with your event poster or logo. Please make the subject line the date and event name.
Reach out to Sarah Witiuk at firstname.lastname@example.org for answers.
"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 University.
2013 participant in Queen's Innovation Connector Summer Initiative.
2013 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in psychology from Queen's University.
2014-present Self-employed Branding & Event Marketing specialist.
2016 Creating Cultural Plans from University British Columbia.
2017 Post-graduate diploma (honours) in Event Management from Algonquin College.