Friday, March 02, 2007

So You've Decided to go to Kingston...

The OYL AGM is in Kingston this weekend. Since I am still on the wrong side of the pond to welcome you personally, I will leave a few tips on my blog. Here's a few things to remember when visiting the Limestone City:
  1. Kingston is the birthplace of Sir John A. Macdonald. This does not mean that you have to go on a three day gin bender. However, if you do, I'm sure old Sir John A. will be proud.
  2. Housing standards in the student ghetto are up for interpretation. Stylish wood signs by the door will get you a fine, but giant holes in windows/roof/exterior walls are a-ok by the standards commissioner.
  3. The wind in Kingston is a constant. It blows off the lake (well, mostly) and it usually blows hard. Umbrellas are for those who feel like getting wet.
  4. Kingston is the home of 7, yes 7 prisons. That doesn't include the two just outside the city limits. One of the most famous current resident of Kingston is Paul Bernardo. Go by the Kingston Pen and say hi!
  5. The mayor of Kingston has a cold attitude towards students. I mean this in the "let's have a big outdoor party in November and have the police use water cannons for crowd control" kind of way. Thank God old Harvey was re-elected in November.
  6. If you are a woman and you see Dan Ackroyd at a night club, walk away. I'm not saying anything more.
  7. Queen's University students are actually nice people. I'm serious. We're not all rich arrogant snobs. The Liberal Association (QULA) will undoubtedly throw a great bash for all the visitors.
  8. I don't know for sure if Speaker Milliken is going to be there since this is a provincial bash. If he is there (my guess is he'd show), make sure you get a chance to say hi. A really nice guy. It might be hard to find him though because he is a bit vertically challenged. There's a reason the Speaker's chair goes up and down.
All in all, I wish you all the best in Canada's former capitol.

1 comment:

player_hater said...

9. If you have a Tim Horton's coffee addiction, brace yourself. Kingston has one of the lowest Tim Horton's per capita in Ontario.

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