Online charity auction supports KSS Legacy Fund

Limestone Learning Foundation
Online charity auction supports KSS Legacy Fund
Posted on 12/01/2021
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Kingston Secondary School (KSS) is hosting an online charity auction through to raise money to support its Legacy Fund. The Legacy Fund helps support student bursaries and other program enhancements not covered by Ministry of Education funding.

Auction items include an impressive range of items collected at the former Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute over hundreds of years. Some of the items include yearbooks, flags that adorned the auditorium, sports and drama photos and some notable Tragically Hip memorabilia. There are many other unique and everyday items from long ago and more recent years.

A great deal of time and effort has been put into sorting and cataloguing memorabilia from the former Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) and the former Queen Elizabeth Collegiate & Vocational Institute (QECVI). The Legacy Project Committee hired two museum professionals by securing grants from the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage, the KCVI Bicentennial Fund and the City of Kingston Heritage Fund to complete a full inventory of school items. Several 
items were offered to Queen’s University Archives, and various museums and libraries at the local, provincial and federal levels. Queen’s Archives took a number of items and a number of others were rehomed to KSS.

Learn more about the Legacy Project in this article from the Kingston Whig-Standard.

A Legacy Wall project is also under way which will feature the history of both schools including a timeline, photographs and milestone moments leading to the creation of KSS. These memory panels will be installed at KSS in 2022.

The online auction will open at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 and will close the following week, at 5 p.m., on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Successful bidders will pick up their auction lots on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the former KCVI. 

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Kingston Secondary School and the Limestone District School Board would like to thank Maxsold for its generous support of this event.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.