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A Message From The Founder: Our Phased Return

This has been a challenging time and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on all of us. As most of Ontario is now entering Stage 3 of the Framework for Reopening Our Province, we wanted to thank you for supporting H’art Centre during this time of uncertainty and to let you know everything that we have been doing as an…

H’art studies its virtual program: Here’s why!

To help raise awareness about the value of the arts to people with disabilities or barriers to participation in the arts, we routinely invites post-secondary students to complete their field placement requirements at H’art Centre. This year, “routine” has had nothing to do with it. Two Occupational Therapy students from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University, Sabrina Leonard and Katy…

H’art receives support through the Emergency Community Support Fund

It was recently announced, H’art Centre will receive funding through the Emergency Community Support Fund to continue to deliver online programming to H’art Studio participants who are not yet able to return to the Centre through March 2021. This support will go far to prevent social isolation and to help foster inclusion through online Zoom inclusive art workshops at least twice a…

Five-Lined Skink: A feel-good project

When musician David Archibald wanted to make a short video to illustrate the popular “Five-Lined Skink” song that he wrote for Bon Echo Provincial Park, he turned to the artists in the H’art Studio program and asked if they would be interested in making some art for the project. This short and fun collaboration was exactly what we needed while creating at…

Your peek into Zoom workshops

Although our doors are closed, our programming has not stopped. We have adapted our programming to a new virtual space. Every day, instructors and guest artists work to prepare assignments, communicate our schedule and plans, and encourage artists on their creative journey. These workshops are open to all registered H’art Studio artists. If you are a registered…

A new normal: virtual H’art Studio

Throughout the shut down, or instructors, administration and communication staff have been working hard behind the scenes. Our goals have been to: connect with every H’art artist, connect them to each other, set a new routine, introduce meaningful activities, and share positive messages with the wider community. Already, artists in our H’art Studio program have…

H’art to Develop New Deaf Senior Theatre Production

Grant from the Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant Program Supports Project Beginning this month, seniors who are Deaf will be involved in a new theatre production thanks to a $24,726 grant from the Government of Ontario’s Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility Seniors Community Grant Program. This is part of H’art Centre’s commitment to creating inclusive arts for all abilities. “This investment through the…

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Julie’s Birthday Fundraiser

Catherine Gourdier, a community supporter, is hosting “Julie’s Birthday Fundraiser” at BLUMartini on Saturday, November 2nd to honour the memory of her sister Julie Gourdier and to support the work of H’art Centre and Special Olympics Ontario – Kingston. This music and fun-filled celebration will feature: VIP Guest Vocalist Miss Emily, an acoustic performance by…

Project Update: The Box Seating Improvement

With the support of the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston and H’art supporters, we delivered THE BOX Seating Improvement Project and its goal to provide more accessible seating options and better sight-lines for audience members attending productions in our community-theatre space, THE BOX. In late August, three sets of 3-tier “tip’n’roll” bleacher-style seats were delivered and assembled and now provide seating for 76…

H’art and Fairmount Home Go Wireless

On December 13, representatives from H’art Centre, Rotary Club of Kingston and Empire Life gathered at Fairmount Home to celebrate the “Go Wireless” pilot project with Fairmount Home’s leaders, recreation staff and residents. Five Smart TV monitors, multiple headsets and a creative resource guide were made availableto Fairmount Home’s recreation staff and are now a…