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Updates for Staff and Faculty Appreciation Day

Correction: The previous story did not acknowledge the number of staff that have remained on campus throughout the pandemic. The Principal apologizes for this oversight and wants to acknowledge the hard work of all staff. Because of last-minute changes to cookie distribution, a limited number were made available to staff. The hot beverage availability is extended through Friday in an effort to ensure all staff receive a gift of appreciation.

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Due to the quickly evolving COVID situation in Kingston, the planned campus-wide distribution of complimentary hot beverages and oversized cookies from Card’s Bakery via campus retail locations to celebrate Staff and Faculty Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Dec. 15 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date in 2022. Thanks to the help of Lionhearts Inc., Queen’s will redistribute the majority of the perishable holiday treats to non-profit agencies across Kingston who are assisting some of the most in need in our community.

Staff and Faculty Appreciation Day Celebration
Dec 15, 2021
3:30-4 p.m. (30 minutes)
Microsoft Teams Meeting

Many thanks to Shawn Seargeant (one of the speakers at the Principal’s United Way speaker series earlier this year) who responded quickly to assist on behalf of Lionhearts, and Monika Cook, who helped arrange for the cookies to be added to Lionhearts’ daily deliveries this Wednesday. To learn more about the incredible work that Lionhearts does year-round and the agencies it supports, visit lionhearts.ca

The planned prize draws on Dec. 15 will proceed. At 3:30 pm Principal Patrick Deane will broadcast live with a special message for staff via MS Teams Events and conduct the prize draw from his office with many prizes available for staff and faculty who registered via our website between Nov. 30–Dec. 13. One entry per staff or faculty member has been electronically generated and will be chosen randomly. Prizes to be won include:

  • $1,000 Downtown Kingston BIA “Downtown Dollars” (10 x $20, 6 x $50, and 5 x $100)
  • 2 gift baskets from Cooke's Fine Foods
  • 3 complete sets of 2021 pewter ornaments from Downtown Kingston