St. Paul’s is proud to host the Amherst Island Waterside Summer Series. Waterside’s goal is to present quality music in the wonderful setting of Amherst Island, a place of tranquility and natural beauty just a half-hour drive from downtown Kingston, west along the Loyalist Parkway. The concerts which begin at 4:15 or 7:15 p.m. take place at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, just south of Stella. Tickets cost $37 and include refreshments served during the 20-minute intermission.

Wednesday, July 4 at 4:15 PM
“I Dreamed a Dream” presented by Robert Kortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach along with Julie Nesrallah and Brett Polegato.

Tuesday, July 10 at 4:15 PM

Alliage Quintet

Brilliant arrangements of the classical repertoire for four saxophones and a piano coming to Waterside from Germany. A concert not to be missed!

Monday, July 16 at 7:15 PM
Vienna Piano Trio

When this trio was last here in 2015, audience members gave a standing ovation before the intermission! We are so fortunate to have them back again on the Waterside stage presenting Beethoven, Schumann, and more.

Sunday, July 29 at 7:15 PM
Rolston String Quartet

The most recent winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, this all-Canadian quartet proves that great ensemble playing is not just for the established ensembles. They also received the prestigious 2018 Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America.

Friday, August 10 at 4:15 PM
Jonathan Crow, violin, Philip Chiu, piano, and Gabriel Radford, French horn. Mr. Crow is Concert Master of the TSO, Mr. Chiu an award-winning concert pianist, and Mr. Radford a member of the French horn section of the TSO. This will be an exciting concert!

Enjoy a prix fixe meal at “The Back Kitchen” on concert days.

Picnics can be enjoyed on the St. Paul’s church lawn, at the picnic tables in the Village, or at Lane’s End Park at the bottom of Stella 40 Foot Road.  Please leave nothing behind!  Waterside concerts are a perfect summer outing, bringing together beautiful music and a remarkable natural setting.



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Photos courtesy of Brian Little and Judy Bierma

Happy Canada Day! July 1

Amherst Island Public School and Community Centre

The Canada Day parade starts at St. Alban’s at 7:00 pm. Participants should assemble at 6:30 pm.

The Strawberry Social starts after the Canada Day Parade and continues to about 8:30 pm. The charge for the strawberry shortcake is $5.00 including coffee. The shortcake is served on your choice of homemade white cake or tea biscuit with whipped cream or ice cream. Just a coffee is 50 cents. We are pleased to give a free ice cream cone to everyone 12 and under. Additional cones can be purchased for $1.00.