Upcoming Events

70th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate the start of our 70th year of operation, we are planning a special event  to thank our past, present and future players, volunteers, families and friends. Here are some details so far for the event.

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Kingston

Time: 11 am until 3 pm.

Official Opening Ceremonies will take place at noon with greetings from local dignitaries.

In keeping with our history of commitment to our community, we are partnering with LIONHEARTS INC Kingston for this event and ask those attending to please bring non-perishable food items to donate to this group or to make a cash donation to them. Visit their web site to see the scope of what they do to make a difference in the community. They will have staff on hand to both collect donations and answer questions you may have about their operation.

Kelly’s Food Truck has agreed to be on site for the day offering their menu of food for purchase. They are very familiar with our league as parents of a former player, and if you want to sample their menu in advance you can usually find them at the Canadian Tire on Bath Road, near the old traffic circle for our followers that are long time Kingston residents.

Mary O’Neill-Howlett and McDonald’s Family Restaurant on Division Street have once again shown their commitment to our program by supplying coffee for the event. Mary, along with Joanie Besselink-Sagriff were the driving forces behind the establishment of the Girls Division.

MIO Gelato has once again shown their commitment to us and a belief in what we do by agreeing to donate a quantity of pre-scooped individual gelato servings for this event. If you have not had their gelato before make sure to visit their store on Ontario Street for a taste experience!

Flavoured Snow Cones will be available on site served up from a special machine donated to us for the event.

The league history will be proudly on display in the gym with memorabilia, photos, trophies and other items from our 70 years of operation in a “Walk of Fame”.

We will be entertained at the event by the local band Whiskey Smoke, a duo described by Kingston Live as “a Kingston based duo featuring local country singers Mike Grice and Amanda Sorensen. Singing traditional country music from the ’90s to today’s best hits. Amanda and Mike bring an energetic and authentic Country performance you won’t want to miss.”

Kingston Fire and Rescue will be on hand with a static display and will be available to answer your questions about the role of the Fire Service in the community.

Corey and Hayden Hollywood have agreed to donate their time and will be on hand to make balloon animals for the attendees. This talented team should be well known to our league families as coaches of the Tarheels in the Little Guys Division.

We will be adding more to our lineup over the next two months but as you can see, we want this to be a family friendly event for all attendees and a true celebration of community partnerships. Because seating is very limited, we also encourage you to bring a lawn chair to spend some time with us and enjoy the chance to visit with your former teammates.

We are looking forward to seeing you in June!!

Registration 2024 

Date: Saturday September 7, 2024

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

Time: 9-10:30 am

Cost: $10 for the season

There is no on line or pre-registration. Registration is on a first come – first served basis in person. 

Ages and Divisions: NOTE:  All ages are the age the player will be on April 1, 2025

Little Guys: Boys 8-10 (Games Played Tuesday nights at St. Francis of Assisi)

Little Gals: Girls 8-10 (Games Played Thursday nights at St. Francis of Assisi)

Biddy: Boys 11-12 (Games Played Monday nights at St. Francis of Assisi)

Girls: Girls 11-14 (Games Played Wednesday nights at St. Francis of Assisi)

Graduate: Boys 13-15  (Games Played Monday nights at Ecole Cathedrale)


12 Responses to Events

  1. Angela Cummings says:

    Question: which category should my son register in? He’s 12 now but will be 13 on the 25th of March.

  2. wendy says:

    When does the regular season start, my daughter is doing shooting clinic tonight but when is the next time they get together

    • She will find out what team she is on in the days following the Coaches meeting Wednesday night. Then she will have a practice Wednesday September 26 with her team and the season starts Wednesday October 3.


  3. Nicole Mundell says:

    Hi there,
    My son is interested in the 2 Ball event? Can you send information on what this is? I believe he said it is scheduled for Nov.17th.

    • Hi Nicole

      This is a Sunday event on November 17. Players can enter a team of two players from within their division (no charge to enter a team) and we set up a tournament in each division based on the numbers of entries we have in each group. The teams of two are at opposite ends of the gym at St. Francis of Assisi, and we put mats on the floor with different point values. We play music for one minute and the players alternate taking shots at each end. The team with the most points based on the points on the mats where they shoot from (1, 2, and 3 point mats)advances in the tournament. All teams are guaranteed two games.We will do demonstrations at half time of games the week before the tournament, for Graduate players two weeks before since we only have one set of numbered mats. It is always a fun event. Please le me know if you have any questions.


  4. Jackson says:

    When is the basketball league be over cause I’m coming in Kingston September something and I wanted to sign up for the league asap

  5. Irene Malinowski says:

    My son played BB in this league thirty years ago and now we will be trying to register my grandson!
    Which door at Francis of Assisi will be the registration desk?
    I can’t camp out all night but plan to be there at 6am with my chair and book.

  6. Irene Malinowski says:

    My son played BB in this league thirty years ago and now we will be trying to register my grandson!
    Which door at Francis of Assisi will be the registration desk?
    I can’t camp out all night but plan to be there at 6am with my chair and book.

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