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Jammer

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Check the Kingston DIN site.
KMFRC.com is a great place to go as well.
PM me if you have any other questions. I was posted here for 10yrs.
Cheers,
 

kincanucks

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Well Im coming from 1 VP, in Edmonton, and i am curious as to wha tis available really, Im familiar with the area, I grew up in Brockville and spent alot of time in Kingston but im not familiar with what there is to offer for a infantier,,,,,,,,so that is whay i was wondering whats out ther and opened  ?

An excellent education system for starters.


If you go into EMAA on the DIN, you should be able to find out all the postings available to you at your rank and MOS.

The best advice.

 

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Thanks for the info guys, ya, does anyone know of any good martial arts clubs on the base or in the city itself ???
 

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Depends on what martial arts stuff you're looking for.  As for jobs, well, there are some hard infantry postings around - RSS, instructors at RMC, stuff with PSTC, DAT, etc - depends on rank and interests.

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Thanks for the info guys, ya, does anyone know of any good martial arts clubs on the base or in the city itself ???
 

Jammer

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Ken Tallack is probably the best in town.
Check out his website
 

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If you're in to Taekwondo then you can always see about training with the RMC team.  They're pretty high caliber.
 

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Hey folks; did a search of the forums and I didn't find what I was looking for...

Basically, I'd like to hear from anyone who has kids in a high school in the Kingston area, specifically to get their opinion on how "good" the school is. Yes, I know it can be very subjective and opinions will vary greatly depending on a huge number of different factors... but any data is better than no data.

My dilemma is weather or not to move my kids to Kingston; right now in Ottawa they have a chance to go to a really good high school, one with a great Arts program (specifically Canterbury Highschool: http://www.canterburyhs.ocdsb.ca/). Is there anything in Kingston that can compete with that?

Any feedback at all would be great; thanks in advance.

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I went to high school in Kingston, at Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute. A decent school, lots of great teachers, and a decent arts program. It's out towards the west end a bit though.

Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute has a pretty damn good reputation, and they do the arts rather well- better than 'my' school, for sure. K.C. is also pretty much right downtown.

Don't send them to Q.E.C.V.I. without a stab vest and latex gloves.

LaSalle is, I believe, the school closest to the base. I don't know much about it.

Not sure if you do the catholic school thing, but Regiopolis Notre Dame downtown has a pretty good rep.

Both Regi and K.C.V.I. do the International Baccalaureate program, which you may want to look into.

Hope that helps.
 

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Well for what it is worth my son went to Bayridge High.  It is in Kingston Township, which is now a part of the city of Kingston, and is a good school in a good neighbourhood. There are a lot of military families living in this area but I can't say what the school has for arts.  But I notice the school web site has info on it's Arts program and contacts.

http://bayridgess.limestone.on.ca/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayridge_Secondary_School



 

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Great info so far; thanks much for all of your input. No decisions yet; still colating information.

Cheers!

 

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LaSalle is pretty good - Son did arts last year. Really good program. Daughter is there as well..Both seem happy - Teachers are a good crew...and kitchen staff is top notch...so top notch I had ones pie.....she makes a mean lemon merangue pie.
 

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Hello, 
I'm new to this forum, and actually new to the army way of life!  My husband joined the army last july. Now, everything went really fast and he's already starting his POET class, (I don't really know how to call it) this following week.  He left this morning for Kingston. 
He told me he was going to ask for a pmq as soon as he could. 
My questions are : Does anybody know if the waiting list is long for a pmq in Kingston?  And, should we look for a regular appartement or home in the city instead?
Actually, any informtaion on the housing for military or civilians in kingston would be greatly appreciated. 
Also, I would really love to work there, is there any way to search for a job before moving to the city? 
Thanks  :)
 

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There's a lot of empty PMQs here, so the list for those won't be too long or even exist. Not too sure about the apartments, but I doubt it'll be that long anyways.

There are a lot of people in the military here that buy a house or live off base, as the cost is somewhat comparable. Only thing you really lose is the convenience of being close to work.

As for jobs, you can try looking here: http://www.keys.ca/ to start, or here: KEDCO Workopolis. There are a lot of retail stores opening up on Division at the 401, if that's your sort of thing.
 

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            Hi there Gee  welcome to the site here is a  site  for jobs that is run by the government of Canada has jobs all across Canada including kingston http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/Intro_en.aspx   also here is a link that will provide you with Civy housing in the Kingston area http://www.realtor.ca/index.aspx?cul=1   hope this helps you out a bit
 
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