Circle of Friends

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Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends, an initiative of Ongwanada, is a performing arts group focused on providing opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to give back to their community through live presentations involving music and drama. 

Through weekly practices, we provide a community for individuals to develop their abilities, express themselves, and ultimately build a program with a message for the broader community.

We give thanks for the support of our community in embracing our music and message. Funding from The Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, The Community Foundation for Lennox and Addington, and The Kingston Rotary Club have helped us in establishing our groups.  

Performances

Our community has given us great opportunities to share our songs. Highlights include presenting at Ongwanada’s Board of Governors’ Dinner, singing at local churches, playing at local conferences, awards nights, memorial services, and concerts.  We’ve shared the stage with some of Kingston’s finest musicians AND we are featured on a local album!  

Performances

Our community has given us great opportunities to share our songs. Highlights include presenting at Ongwanada’s Board of Governors’ Dinner, singing at local churches, playing at local conferences, awards nights, memorial services, and concerts.  We’ve shared the stage with some of Kingston’s finest musicians AND we are featured on a local album!  

Come join our Circle of Friends

Napanee Circle of Friends

Where: Morningstar Mission; 59 Water Street West, Napanee

When: Monday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

The session runs from September 20, 2021, to June 13, 2022.

Cost:  $30 per session

Come join our Circle of Friends

Kingston Circle of Friends

Where: Ongwanada’s Crescent Centre; 115 Wright Crescent, Kingston

When: Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Session runs from September 23, 2021, to June 16, 2022

Cost:  $30 per session

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Ongwanada’s Circle of Friends available for booking?

Yes!  Please contact Monika Cook at mcook@ongwanada.com

What if I want to try the group out first -without committing to the entire season?

Feel free to join us.

Is it possible to join the group even if I don’t want to sing in public?

Absolutely. 

Do you have room for more volunteers on your team?

The more the merrier. Contact Monika Cook (mcook@ongwanada.com) for more information about volunteer positions.  If you would still like to join us – a volunteer application must be submitted. 

How can I find out more about Circle of Friends?

We encourage you to visit the Circle of Friends website: https://www.ourcircleoffriends.ca/ to find out more.

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