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YGK Family is for you if you have kids, are expecting kids, babysit kids or teach kids and are looking for something to do! We connect you to the community through local coverage of events, activities, sales, new products and more.We have a business directory and events calendar tab where you can search for things to do or places to shop! Hard-to-find services will be collected and featured here as well. Are you excited? We are too!
We have a business directory and events calendar tab where you can search for things to do or places to shop! Hard-to-find services will be collected and featured here as well. Are you excited? We are too!
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Kingston Giveaway Days
Giveaway Days Waste not: use Giveaway Days to put out items you no longer use for FREE pick-up by your neighbours who might want them. Share your Giveaway Day finds on Twitter at #WasteNotYGK. When: Saturday, Oct. 21 What to put out: Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want. Appropriate items: books, CDs, DVDs, Furniture and small appliances, Electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans and, yes, unwanted gifts. Inappropriate items: the Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should NOT be given away (or picked-up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys. How to put items out: Place items at the curb in front of your home Place stickers or signs on the items with the word ‘FREE’ If placing out clothing or other items in plastic bags, use clear or translucent bags. This helps to separate Giveaway Days items from garbage. Ensure any items that you do not want taken are kept away from items placed at the curb. At the end of the day, bring back into your home any uncollected items. The City will NOT […]
P.A. Day Options
P.A. Day Options for October 27, 2017 Find something new and exciting to do! Explore some of our YGK Family Members Services below: P.A. Day Camp Stay Safe MONSTERS VS. ZOMBIES Summer Halloween Party Halloween Parent’s Night Out October PA Day Kids Card Class
Our Eight Month Report on Traffic/Stats
Our Eight Month Report on Traffic/Stats Real Support. Real Community. Real Family. YGK Family is a membership-based community. Working with YGK Family provides businesses and organizations with a great platform to highlight their products and services. YGK Family gets the word out and genuinely wants to see your business grow. Website Traffic We have some amazing website traffic to share with you: Unique Views = Since launching in February, we have had 24,116+ views (pretty exciting for less than 8 months!) Monthly Website Views = We have been maintaining 4000+ the past view months! Our Demographic = Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers. Facebook indicates 92% of our social media fans are women. 82% of these women are between 24 and 55 years of age. We reach 30,000+ through social media each week. We gain new followers every day. Find out what you need to know here. Are you Ready? Sign up today.
The Teal Pumpkin Project Is Here!
The Teal Pumpkin Project Is Here! Set a teal pumpkin out to let trick-or-treaters know you have allergy-friendly non-food treats! About the Project The Teal Pumpkin Project®, which launched as an international campaign in 2014 by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), provides an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option, and keeps Halloween a fun, positive experience. Participating in the campaign is as simple as painting a pumpkin teal, buying inexpensive non-food treats such as glow sticks or small toys and placing the teal pumpkin on your doorstep to show non-food treats are available. Ideas for Non-food Treats Suggestions for non-food treats to pass out on Halloween. It’s a simple act that means so much! Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy if you choose to hand out both options. Nearly all of these items can be found in a Halloween theme or festive colors. Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces Pencils, pens, crayons or markers Bubbles Halloween erasers or pencil toppers Mini Slinkies Whistles, […]
Who Wants 4 Tickets To See Pinocchio?
Tout à Trac presents Pinocchio Born from a talking piece of wood carved by the old Geppetto, the rebellious, cheeky and careless Pinocchio discovers the meaning of growing up through a thousand trials. To become a real boy, he will have to face Mangiafuoco, the terrible Puppet Master, suffer the malice of the Fox and his sidekick, the Cat, escape from Toyland and save his father from the belly of the giant fish! About Show Date & Time: October 15, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Join us for more! Please join the Kingston Frontenac Public Library at 2:30 p.m. for story time at the Grand Theatre. Spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ideal for ages 4 and up. Ticket Information: Ticket prices range from $23 – $7.50 plus HST and handling fee (depending on seat location and buyer type). Click here to purchase tickets. More info: Pinocchio at the Grand Theatre This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to Allyson Tonelli! Enjoy the show!
Are You Mad About Plaid, Like Me?
Are You Mad About Plaid, Like Me? This past summer, my family stayed at a wonderful cottage. (You can read more about the resort here.) I don’t vacation very often, so you can imagine I don’t get to use matching luggage or buy little mini travel shampoos all that much. BUT, what makes my pre-vacation time special, is that I really enjoy packing and appreciate the little details that go into planning a great trip. And that is why I want to share my Check Mate (plaid) Collection from YGK Family Member, Amanda MacDonald Independant Thirty-One Consultant with you today. 2-nights worth of clothing and my toiletry items are pictured inside my tote in this photo. Lots more room if I needed it! I carried my toiletries in these two bags. Featured Items: Fold-over Weekender – Exterior & Interior pockets and Detachable strap Glamour Case – Four brush holders & Clear PVC lining inside Mini Zipper Pouch – Polyester lining inside Sale Alert: If you have your eye on the Retro Metro Weekender… I have GREAT news for you! For the Month of October 2017, it’s on sale in TWO great styles and many different prints! (I love the new Twill Stripe pattern) Visit Amanda’s website to shop and please join […]