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posted by: on: November 25, 2014 3:40:51 PM

As the Christmas season approaches, holiday activities are shifting into high gear here in Cornwall and the surrounding region.  Check out a few of these exciting holiday events if you’re staying with us this winter. 

Upper Canada Village Alight at Night Festival

A this time of year, residents and visitors to Cornwall are in for a special treat with the Upper Canada Village Alight at Night Festival.  In what is one of Ontario’s most anticipated holiday events, over 40 heritage buildings, trees, fences, pathways etc. are adorned with dazzling lights.  If the Christmas spirit has yet to hit you, then this is the place to go!  Enjoy hot cocoa, a horse drawn sleigh ride and check out the gingerbread house competition!  Lots of fun to be had for the whole family at this Cornwall favourite. 

Alexandria Festival of Lights

There’s nothing like a little competition to spice up the holiday season!  The nearby township of Glengarry hosts its version of the Upper Canada Alight at Night Festival at the Alexandria Festival of Lights.  You’ll be amazed by the over 200,000 lights spread throughout the beautiful Island Park.  Enjoy free wagon rides throughout the park as well as a Santa Claus Parade for the whole family on Dec. 1, and New Year’s Eve Fireworks!

A Shakura S'Aida Christmas!

Shakura S'Aida is a Canadian artist with international flair.  In recent years, Shakura has performed with the thirteen-piece world music band, Kaleefah.  Now living in Toronto, Shakura will be travelling to nearby Morrisburg to perform at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage on Dec 13th.  Expect blues-inspired world music, jazz & R&B from this musical veteran.  Tickets are available at the following locations: Basket Case (Morrisburg), Strung Out Guitars (Cornwall) or online.

Are you looking for a great hotel in Cornwall?  The Ramada Cornwall is a spacious and modern hotel featuring a complimentary breakfast and an indoor pool facility.  Book your stay with us today!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: November 24, 2014 8:15:55 AM
Mark January 17th, 2015 on your calendar.  Ramada is hosting the "Seaway International Wine Festival" - Cornwall's premier event again this year and you're invited.  Enjoy a fabulous selection of Wines, Beer & Spirits from around the world, together with a wide variety of Gourmet Foods from 6:00pm - 11:00pm.  
Tickets are $100/person or $310/couple including overnight accommodations and breakfast.  The tickets are available now by calling 613-933-8000 or stopping in at 805 Brookdale Ave.
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: November 17, 2014 4:53:24 PM

This winter, Cornwall is host to three incredible live performances: a legendary musician, a light-hearted kids play, and an entertaining musical.  If you’re staying with us over the holiday season, be sure to check out one of these incredible live performances happening in and around town.

Gordon Lightfoot!

Legendary Canadian singer and songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will grace the Aultsville Theatre on Nov. 21/2014.  Mr. Lightfoot might be one of the greatest folk music icons in Canada and the world.  Bob Dylan and Daniel Lanois frequently reference him as a music giant and the Juno committee has agreed – Lightfoot has won 15 awards for his inspiring music over the years.  Don’t miss this chance to see a musical treasure this winter in Cornwall!  Click here for tickets and further information. 

Peter Pan Jr: A Play

Also on at the Aultsville Theatre is this Disney classic Peter Pan Jr. produced by the Seaway Valley Theatre Company.  When Wendy Darlin’s father announces she must leave the nursery, Peter Pan pays a visit and whisks the children away to Never Land!  Lost Boys, Mermaids and the horrendous Captain Hook delight in this classic, which is perfect entertainment for the whole family.  For full schedule details and ticketing information, visit here.

Lights, Camera...Christmas!

Catch this heart-warming musical comedy at the Upper Canada Playhouse in nearby Morrisburg this winter.  Gordie Roberts, the protagonist of the show, is sadly stuck in the past and won’t change his ways.  His cast, his girlfriend – everyone is leaving him.  In a “The Grinch that Stole Christmas” twist, Gordie discovers the magic of Christmas and learns there’s more to the holidays than making a buck!  You’re heart will be warmed.  For ticketing information click here.

Welcome to the Ramada Cornwall, your best choice for comfortable and cozy accommodations this winter in Cornwall.  Book your stay with us today!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: November 17, 2014 8:47:58 AM
Ring in the New Year with dinner at the BrookValley Grille.  We are switching things up a bit this year by featuring our special Table d'Hote Menu starting at $31/person - including champagne.  
We are currently taking reservations now for New Year's Eve, don't be disappointed!  Dinner from 5:00pm - 10:00pm.  Call 613-933-8000.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: November 17, 2014 8:33:21 AM
Treat the family this holiday season to Ramada`s Christmas Day Brunch!   Offering an array of favorites for everyone to enjoy!  Morning pastries, salads, homemade waffles, roast sirloin of beef, glazed ham, roast turkey, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, home fries, desserts, etc.....  $25.99/person.
Call now to reserve your family for Christmas Day Brunch - 613-933-8000.  But hurry, space is limited! 
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: October 29, 2014 10:49:59 AM

When you're staying at the Ramada this fall and looking for some great family friendly indoor activities - check these out:

Ontario Power Generations Visitor Centre

The St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project was one of the largest publics works projects ever undertaken in Canada.  Visit the Ontario Power Generations Visitor Centre for an interactive historical look at the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway.  During your visit, you will learn about the large impact the project had on the communities of the area – some positive some negative, as well as how the creation of the seaway impacted natural habitats.  This is a great activity for the whole family when in Cornwall.

Cornwall Power Generation

The Glass Blowing Place

The Glass Blowing place is a studio containing a viewing gallery, a place to learn about the visual arts, a fine glass gallery and an educational centre.  You can visit the gallery from 9am-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays.  While on site, simply check out the beautiful glassworks of Glengarry GlassBlowing (the name of the studio) or sign up for an introductory course or master workshop.  View and learn the art of glassblowing in Cornwall this fall!

Glass blowing Cornwall, ON

Welcome to the Ramada Cornwall, your best choice for affordable and comfortable accommodations in Cornwall Ontario.  Book your stay today!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: October 20, 2014 1:56:48 PM

If you’re staying with us at the Ramada Cornwall this fall, don’t miss a few of the exciting musical acts taking place in nearby Morrisburg, Ontario!

 Babes 4 Breasts, Oct. 25/2014

Morrisburg, South Dundas, Ontario

OETIO/Morrisburg Meeting Centre 12580 Cty Rd 2

Babes4Breasts is an ensemble of female Canadian recording artists united in their mission to fight breast cancer through music.  Come out and fight cancer and enjoy an evening of great music this Oct. 25.  Featured artists include Métis singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume, Ana Miura, Annabelle Chvostek and Graham Greer (he’s a babe!).  For further information and tickets, click here.  

Memories of Rock & Roll, Oct. 16-26/2014

Morrisburg, South Dundas, Ontario

Upper Canada Playhouse 12320 County

Relive the unforgettable hits from the 1950s with the talented musician Aaron Solomon.  He’ll be playing classics from the liks of Chuck Berry, Ike Turner, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Bill Haley & His Comets, Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, The Beatles and more.  Aaron will also be telling stories and providing interesting facts about the music that defined an entire generation!  Get your tickets here. 

Adrian Legg, Nov. 15/2014

Morrisburg, South Dundas, Ontario

OETIO/Morrisburg Meeting Centre 12580 Cty Rd 2

Adrian Legg is a one of a kind musician.  Impossible to categorize, his skilled guitar work has been called “technical brilliance paired with a troubadour's tale-weaving skill” by the Boston Globe.  Experience his unique sound this fall in nearby Morrisburg. 

Here at the Ramada Cornwall, it’s our priority to ensure your stay in our city is comfortable and stress free.  We hope that our friendly staff and full suite of amenities assist you in making your trip to Cornwall unforgettable.  Book a room at Cornwall’s best option for accommodation today!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: September 22, 2014 1:19:43 PM
There’s nothing better than a day out to the farm on a fall day. With the dewy grass, crispy air and smell of leaves in the air it is an outing that’s hard to resist. So don’t! McMaze Corn Maze situated on the outskirts of Cornwall is a farm full of family fun and has delighted people for years.

It was founded in 2001 by Sandy McDonald, the oldest son of the McDonald family. As soon as he sang, “E-I-E-I-O” old McDonald’s farm was blessed with pumpkins, luscious stalks of corn, and some pretty fabulous sleigh rides.

McMaze Corn Maze


There are endless activities for your amusement at McMaze. Obviously the main attraction is the 4-acre corn maze. McMaze is home to the largest corn maze in all the united counties and even creates a new design each year to challenge their visitors. They also have a selection of other mazes for the directionally disabled such as the Ice Storm Post Maze, the Haze Maze, the Door Maze and the Tall Grass Maze.

Also, just in time for Halloween, you can take a visit to their pumpkin patch. You can pick, grow and find your own pumpkins. Perfect for a fall afternoon stroll, their acres of land will not disappoint.

Pumpkin Patch at McMaze Corn Maze


Other activities include wagon and sleigh rides, farm animal fun, Easter egg hunts, summer camp, and even a Zombie Run!

Wagon rides are available all year round and sleigh rides can be done as long as there is snow. Book your reservation now for your opportunity to be laughing in a one horse open sleigh!

Ramada Cornwall is just 20 minutes away from this jack in the box of excitement. Why not stay in our comfortable accommodations before your busy day at the McMaze Corn Maze. Contact us now for the best rates guaranteed.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: September 11, 2014 7:04:14 AM
Off Your Rocker Productions Presents
Tales From Wrestling Past
October 22nd - 9:30pm
at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
Advance Tickets $30
Available at Floral Expressions or Online @ 
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: September 11, 2014 6:56:24 AM
Cornwall Ontario - Car enthusiasts in Cornwall will be on the look-out for some of the world’s most advanced electric cars with the recent establishment of a Tesla Supercharger station at the Cornwall Ramada on Brookdale Avenue.

The Cornwall station is part of a growing network of fast-charging stations across North America to allow Tesla customers to charge their vehicles for free enroute to popular destinations. While Tesla owners can charge anywhere they have access to electricity, the Tesla Supercharger station provides a faster, easier alternative.  In fact, a Tesla Supercharger station provides 12-17 times the power of a conventional charging station.

“Tesla is very focused on providing free long distance travel for Model S owners,” said Alexis Georgeson, Tesla Communications Manager. “Canada is a very important market to Tesla and Cornwall was an ideal spot for our customers travelling along Highway 401 through the Quebec City-Toronto corridor.”

The Cornwall Supercharger station can accommodate 6 cars and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It was built by Tesla over the past several weeks with the co-operation of the Cornwall Ramada.

"We're happy to partner with Tesla on bringing this green technology to Cornwall," said Scott Lecky, owner of the Cornwall Ramada. "We look forward to welcoming Tesla owners and showcasing what Cornwall has to offer."

Tesla owners spend an average of 30-45 minutes charging their vehicles, so a central location near restaurants, shopping and lodging was important.

“The Cornwall Supercharger allows road trippers to stop for a quick meal and patronize local businesses while their Model S charges for free,” said Georgeson.

The Supercharger station is welcome news to Tony Giamei, a Cornwall resident currently driving a Tesla Model S.  Mr. Giamei is thrilled to have a Tesla charging station in his hometown. He's already making regular use of it and he's seen other Tesla motorists from Quebec and New York State taking advantage of the charging station as well.

"I could drive to California using Tesla charging stations along the way, for zero (dollars)," he said.

The Tesla Supercharger is the world’s fastest electric vehicle charging technology, replenishing half a charge (about 200 kilometers) in as little as twenty minutes or they can fully charge to 425 kilometres in just one hour.

The Cornwall Supercharger is located at the Cornwall Ramada (805 Broookdale Avenue), easily accessible to travellers on Highway 401 via Exit 789 as well as travellers on the Seaway International Bridge that spans the scenic St. Lawrence River connecting Cornwall to Massena, New York.

About Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of Silicon Valley engineers who set out to prove that electric vehicles could be awesome. Tesla changed the auto industry in 2008 with the launch of the Tesla Roadster, the world’s first highway-capable electric vehicle. Tesla is furthering its mission to drive down the cost of electric vehicles with the Model S, the first mass-produced electric premium sedan. With the most energy-dense battery pack in the industry and best-in-class aerodynamics, the Model S has a range of 265-miles—the longest range of any production electric vehicle in the world. Tesla’s electric motor produces an impressive 443 pound-feet of instant torque, propelling Model S Performance from 0 to 60 in as little as 4.2 seconds. Sitting beneath the floorboard, the revolutionary Tesla powertrain creates a remarkably low center of gravity and delivers a thrilling driving experience.  The  Model S has received many awards and accolades during its first year on the market, including Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year, TIME’s Best Invention of the Year 2012, Consumer’s Reports highest score ever given to a car, and NHTSA 5-star safety rating.

By Bob Peters - September 8, 2014

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