Kingston Penitentiary/ Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Visioning Exercise

CORK Participants,

As many of you may know, a “visioning exercise” (public consultation) on the future of the Kingston Penitentiary (KP), the waterlot of Olympic Harbour and the building from which CORK operates today (POH) has been launched by the City of Kingston and the federal government.  Consultants (The Planning Partnership) have been hired to conduct this exercise.  A City webpage (https://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/kingston-pen/consultation#october) summarizes what has been done so far.

I want to direct your attention to that webpage where you will see that the consultants have come up with four “explorations” or sketches on how these properties might be developed.  Until 28 November, they are inviting public comment, particularly by completing the single question survey on that webpage.

The CORK leadership has been very much involved in this exercise since it started.  Despite that, we feel that only one or two of the four sketches as presented would allow the continued existence of CORK.  We have sent the consultants a modified version of each exploration that would support CORK, with explanatory notes and a document that attempts to present a CORK view of the future and our primary requirements.  All of that is attached.

While there is no commitment to implement the results of this exercise, we feel it is essential that there be sufficient provision for CORK as thinking hardens and decisions are eventually made.  We need to be heard!  Please review the documents attached here and the webpage, then complete the survey question, particularly the comments box.  Ideally, we would like to see that your comments support the position we have already submitted.

Thank you for your support.

Jamie Fraser

Board Chair

Explorations 1 to 4

Comments on Explorations

CORK Vision

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The 29er North American and Canadian Championships return to CORK in 2017!

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The 29er North American and Canadian Championships return to CORK in 2017!

CORK is excited to work with the 29er Class Association once again in 2017.  CORK will kick off another great summer of racing here in Kingston with the 29er Canadians (June 23-25.)

The 29er North American Championships will run as part of CORK International from Aug 13-17th.

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The 2017 schedule is posted online.

Competitor information including details about travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the city of Kingston are available at www.cork.org

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The 49er and 49er FX Junior World Championships are coming to CORK in 2017!

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The 49er and 49er FX Junior World Championships are coming to CORK in 2017!

CORK is excited to work with the 49er Class Association once again in 2017.  CORK will kick off another great summer of racing here in Kingston with back to back championships starting with the 49er & 49er FX North American Championships (June 23-25.)  Next the Junior World Championships for the 49er and 49er FX,  this U23 event runs from June 29th-July 2nd.

JWC website http://49er.org/event/2017-junior-world-championship/?event_id=12435

NA’s Event Website http://49er.org/event/2017-north-american-championship/

Shipping and charter boat information can be found at www.49er.org

All interested sailors should apply by submitting their application to JWC@49er.ca . Applications are due January 31, 2017.

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The 2017 schedule is posted online.

Competitor information including details about travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the city of Kingston are available at www.cork.org

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The Laser Canadian Championship is coming to CORK in 2017!

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The Laser Canadian Championship is coming to CORK in 2017!

CORK is pleased to announce that the 2017 Championships for the Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7 will be hosted by CORK  Aug 10-13, 2017.    This Canadian Championship event will be hosted by CORK in cooperation with the North American Laser Class Association.  The event will serve as an excellent warm up for athletes planning to compete at CORK International and Olympic Classes Regatta, Sail Canada Senior Championships.

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The 2017 schedule is posted online.

Competitor information including details about travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the city of Kingston are available at www.cork.org

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CORKKingston