Over the past 24 years the Kingston Buskers Festival has
energized the downtown district with a diverse range of
performers… from musicians and dancers to jugglers and
magicians. A summer showcase of street entertainers may
seem an unlikely place to talk about curling - but volunteers
for the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts were there to let
everyone know another major celebration is coming to the
Scotties volunteer Gord Blake talks to fans at
Buskerfest(Photo Maurice Giroux )
Scotties promoters were at the heart of the action July 12-15
to publicize the Canadian Women's Curling Championship,
heading to the K-Rock Centre February 16-24, and to let
everyone know that festivals in the city's historic
downtown are not exclusive to the summer season.
"When the buskers converge for the annual festival they
always attract people who love to be entertained," said
Promotions Director Betty Bush. "Those are exactly
the kind of people we want to meet because the Scotties is
all about entertainment… not only the excitement of the
competition on the ice but the non-stop party in the
HeartStop with great food, beverages and absolutely amazing
The promoters moved from the streets to the fairways July 31
for the 14th Annual Rose of Hope Golf Tournament at Cataraqui
Golf and Country Club. The Scotties crew worked the
registration desk, distributing kits that included event tees
and ball markers, and donated two opening weekend ticket
packages for the silent auction.
The next date on the calendar is August 4 at Princess St.
Promenade in downtown Kingston when the Scotties teams up for
a promotion with Rock Solid Productions. Everyone's
welcome to take their best shot on the 70-foot non-ice
surface and enter to win two opening weekend packages for the
Scotties and a Kruger gift basket.
And make sure you watch for the friendly faces of the
Scotties volunteers at the finish line of the K-Town
Triathlon August 5 in Confederation Park.
"You Gotta Be There" when the 2013 Scotties
Tournament of Hearts comes to the K-Rock Centre, February
16-24. Prime seats are available now by