Tamarack Teddy Bear Picnic 2023


What a lovely day for a Picnic!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington is thrilled to announce that they will once again be hosting the 29th edition of the Tamarack Teddy Bear Picnic. The Picnic will be held on Saturday,  August 19th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Lake Ontario Park.

Entry fee will be $5.00 per person.  All proceeds benefit free mentoring programs for over 500 local children and youth in need of a positive role model to grow into healthy and strong young people.

Don’t miss out! Advanced tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at 1300 Bath Rd. or on the BBBS website. (Link to online sales found HERE). Please bring proof of purchase to the event to receive your wristband for access to all event activities.

Saturday, 19 August 2023
10:00 AM (ADT) – 2:00 PM (ADT)

Lake Ontario Park
920 King St. W
Kingston, ON


The day’s incredibly exciting activities include: Teddy Bear Parade, Vendor Market, Community Partner booths with amazing activities plus a Dr. Goodbear Clinic to give some TLC to your much loved teddy bears.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! You can also enjoy Bouncy castles, arts and crafts, story time, face painting, live music and much more!

The vent will feature lively local entertainment provided by The Celtic Kitchen Party and Panache EH!

  • Enjoy the toe tapping Celtic tunes of Celtic Kitchen Party, we won’t be surprised if you start to dance a jig! TCKP plays an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary Pop/Folk, East Coast, Irish & Scottish Celtic Music with a dash of Country for good measure.
  • Panache Eh! Play loads of Children’s Favorites! You are sure to sing along with their energetic and entertaining performance of French & American folk and originals. Puppets Lulu Rabbit & Albert Paca are sure to join in for the fun!

We are incredibly grateful that Tamarack has once again stepped in to be the title Sponsor for this event. We are looking for sponsors who are passionate about supporting community events and mentorship for young people!


For sponsorship opportunities
please contact Don Thomas at Don@bgcsoutheast.ca | (613) 929-6263

For general inquiries and vendor opportunities
please contact Pam Morey at Pam@bgcsoutheast.ca | (613) 507-3306 ext. 229

For more information and event updates
check out BBBS Kingston social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram: @bbbskingston