Family Fun Takes Flight: Join Us for the YGK Wheels on the Runway Event in support of United Way KFL&A
KINGSTON, ONT./ Aug. 24, 2023 – Ready, set roll! at the 2nd annual Wheels on the Runway event in support of United Way KFL&A. The City of Kingston will host the family-friendly Wheels on the Runway, in partnership with United Way and with support from CFB Kingston, at YGK Airport on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is by donation by cash or card, with 100% of all proceeds going directly to United Way KFL&A.

The event is an open house that will use the stunning YGK Airport and runway to host an amazing array of vehicles, people and other surprises. Volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors.

Guests will be able to:

  • Explore the inside and outside of YGK Airport;
  • Interact with City of Kingston vehicles, including aircraft, airport snow plowing machines, fire trucks and more;
  • Check out a selection of vehicles from CFB Kingston, including those used by members of the Air Force and Army;
  • Purchase a snack from one of our food vendors, with a portion of the proceeds going to United Way;
  • Learn more about the people and the work of United Way KFL&A.

“We were so excited to bring these amazing vehicles and staff into one place where residents of all ages can explore,” says Aron Winterstein, Airport Manager. “This year we are excited to partner with CFB Kingston to be able to have a bigger and better selection of tractors, trucks and some other surprises to support the City of Kingston United Way workplace campaign.”

“It is great to see this exciting event return this year. This is a such a wonderful event for the community and a great opportunity to support your United Way,” said Colonel Sonny Hatton, 2023 United Way KFL&A Campaign Chair.  “Each year, thousands of individuals in the community receive support through United Way funded programs. Come join us for this fun airport experience, see some large equipment and trucks, and show your local love by supporting the United Way. And special thanks to the City of Kingston for their continued support.”

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. YGK Airport is located at 1114 Len Birchall Way in Kingston.

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About the City of Kingston

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable, leading city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy travel distance from Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living, and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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About United Way KFL&A
United Way Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington works closely with community partners 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 tackling complex social issues collaboratively. Led by volunteers, driven by a small professional staff team, the United Way KFL&A is a unifying force, encouraging people to get involved to support our most vulnerable.

United Way KFL&A has once again made the Top 100 Charities in Canada List for according to rankings from Charity Intelligence, a position have held for the past five years. United Way KFL&A received high rankings in results reporting and financial transparency.

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Mandy Pasch, Director, Marketing and Communications United Way KFL&A 613-876-3088,

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