YGK Airport hosts Wheels on the Runway event in partnership with United Way KFL&A

The City of Kingston will host a public event, Wheels on the Runway, in partnership with United Way, at YGK Airport on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by Assante Wealth Management Fenlon Financial 

The event is an open house that will give community members the chance to experience the airport’s upgraded amenities and enjoy a display of large vehicles. Guests will be able to: 

  • Check in for a flight, go through security, visit the Assante Financial Management Fenlon Financial Departure Lounge, step on the runway, and stop by baggage claim 

  • Interact with City of Kingston vehicles, including aircraft, airport snow plowing machines, fire trucks and more 

  • Stop at stations throughout the airport where “Wheels on the Runway” passports can be stamped 

  • Enter for a chance to win two roundtrip tickets from YGK to YUL, donated by Pascan Aviation, and 

  • Learn more about the people and the work of United Way KFL&A.  

Volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors. Donations to the United Way will be accepted at the entrance. 

“Just prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, airport renovations were completed. Unfortunately, we have not been able to share with Kingston all the exciting improvements,” explains Aron Winterstein, airport manager. “Now with restrictions lifting, this family-friendly, by-donation event is a great way to explore the newly redesigned airport in partnership with United Way KFL&A.”  

“This is a such a wonderful event for the community and a great opportunity to support your United Way,” said Jane Lapointe, 2022 United Way KFL&A Campaign Chair.  “Last year, 74,000 individuals in the community received support through United Way funded agencies and programs. Come join us for the full airport experience, see some large equipment and trucks, and show your local love by supporting the United Way. Thanks to the City and the airport for organizing this event. I’m proud to sponsor through Assante Financial Management – Fenlon Division.” 

Pascan Aviation began flight service from YGK to YUL in September 2022. Montreal serves 95 per cent of the destinations that Toronto’s Pearson International Airport does and has more capacity, which should reduce the amount of cancelled or delayed flights to and from Kingston. Flight service from Kingston is offered twice daily, seven days a week. Direct flights from Kingston to Montreal can be booked through Pascan Aviation.  

YGK Airport is located at 1114 Len Birchall Way in Kingston. Parking will be free on site for the duration of the event and admission is by donation with 100% of all proceeds going to United Way KFL&A.  

Learn more about this event here.  

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About United Way of KFL&A 
United Way of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington works closely with the community to ensure that people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging. This vision is realized by building on deep-rooted local community knowledge and relationships to empower people to make an impact.   

The United Way raises funds for programs that support immediate needs while also addressing root causes of issues that impact people locally. Led by volunteers, driven by a small professional staff team, the United Way of KFL&A provides opportunities for people to get involved and support people in need, and issues they care about.  

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