1,000 Islands Writers Festival fills Gananoque with all kinds of readers and writers

(Gananoque, ON)  Once upon a time there was a little town in southeastern Ontario called Gananoque.  One beautiful day, a tiny seed of an idea was planted in the minds of some literary minded folks.  Before too long, that seed sprouted, took root and grew into the 1,000 Islands Writers Festival.

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“Established in 2015 as the Gananoque Literary Festival and renamed in 2017 as it evolved to encompass the wider 1000 Island region, the event is a celebration of books, the literary arts and the creative process that aims to foster the discovery and enjoyment of reading and writing by bringing leading Canadian authors and their audiences together in relaxed and intimate conversational settings,” said Pam Hudson, Artistic Director of the festival.   Continue reading

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1,000 Islands Helicopter Tours Take Flight in TLTI

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by Lorraine Payette, written May 23, 2014

(Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON) Kouri’s Kopters Inc. will be taking the Thousand Islands by storm with their brand new series of tours gracing local skies this summer. Running under the name of 1,000 Islands Helicopter Tours, it is guaranteed to lift visitors to heights they’ve never experienced before.

A crowd gathered at the business located at 88 County Road 32 in TLTI, just opposite the Gananoque and District Humane Society to enjoy a celebratory barbecue and entertainment by musicians Patrick Kirkby and Jeff Callery. Dignitaries attending the opening included MPP Steve Clark, Leeds-Grenville; MP Gord Brown, Leeds-Grenville; Mayor Frank Kinsella, TLTI; Mayor Erika Demchuk, Gananoque; and Kathrine Christensen, Thousand Islands Accommodation Partners. – to read more>

TIA Seeks Members to Help Keep Folks Off the Rocks

Thousand Islands Association

Thousand Islands Association

by Lorraine Payette, written February 23, 2013

(TLTI, ONTARIO) Anyone who does any boating in the Thousand Islands has seen the shoal markers. Wherever there is a rock, or other danger, it is clearly pointed out by one of these friendly little sentinels as it bobs in the waves, reminding people to steer clear. Most people simply assume they are another sign of our tax payer dollars at work, and would never question their existence.

But that is a big mistake. – to read more>