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Creating connections through the ASUS Sidewalk Sale

Annual orientation event returns to University Avenue, bringing the Queen's and Kingston communities together. 

The Sidewalk Sale, hosted by the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS), returned to University Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 10.

The annual event was held in-person for the first time since the start of the pandemic and attracted thousands of first-year students as well as Queen’s and Kingston community members. The event, featuring more than 300 booths, including Queen’s clubs and departments, as well as local, national, and international organizations and businesses, is an opportunity for students to make connections within the Queen’s and Kingston communities.

The fees collected from the vendors are being donated in support of the Kingston chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society, which supports cancer patients in Kingston and funds innovative, local cancer research out of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group. ASUS orientation annually raises close to $100,000 in support of Kingston charities.