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posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: January 28, 2015 2:00:04 PM

On February 16, get ready to welcome a host of legendary former NHL’ers to beautiful Cornwall. They come to town for some fantastic hockey action as part of the NHL Alumni Benefit Tour.

The Benefit Tour is a stretch of 30-some games across Ontario, all with the purpose of supporting great local charities. This year, one of the tour’s stops is Cornwall. The event will be hosted by the Cornwall Civic Complex, which is a simple 4 minute drive from our comfortable hotel. Good news for our hockey loving guests!

So, once you’ve snagged yourself a ticket—which cost just $22 for adults and $16 for children and seniors—what can you expect when the fun begins? Let us give you a preview.

The evening is expected to include an awesome hockey game, played by NHL alumni and the Canadian Women’s Hockey League All-Stars. Also on the docket is a spectacular skills competition that’s sure to have you on the edge of your seat, and of course, some on-ice gags that are certain to leave you in stitches—the good kind, not the kind our favourite players are so familiar with!

So just which former players will grace the ice? Well, in addition to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League All-Stars, you can expect ice time from former Maple Leafs Curtis Joseph and Doug Gilmore, former Ottawa Senator Rob Ray, renowned Montreal Canadiens enforcer Chris Nilan, and former Gretzky bodyguard, Marty McSorley. There will also be appearances by Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean, and the father of Wayne Gretzky himself, Walter Gretzky. Not bad at all!

There’s no doubt about it, if you’re a hockey fan, February is a great time to be in beautiful Cornwall. That said, our own Cornwall Colts always have a busy schedule too!

All it takes to experience this awesome, on-ice action, and everything else Cornwall has to offer, is a room at our conveniently-located hotel. Book yours today!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: January 19, 2015 4:35:22 PM

This January, Cornwall is abuzz with some wonderful winter events. Yes, it may be cold, but there are still plenty of opportunities for fun in this beautiful Ontario town—all of which is just a short distance from our cozy hotel. Allow us to point you, our valued guest, in the direction of these cool January events! Just remember to bundle up!

Public Skate

If you’re in town with family—particularly with children—you’re sure to enjoy the public skate at the Benson Centre. The skate runs on Sunday afternoons from 12:45 - 2:15 p.m., Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Head down to the Benson Center and glide around the rink at your own pace. It’s the perfect way to improve your skating skills, and all it’ll cost you is $2.50, and just $2.00 for children. Talk about affordable winter fun! Find the Benson Center just six minutes’ walk from our hotel!

Circuit Pro Tour Snowmobile Racing | January 30- February 1

Got a need for speed? Turn your attention to the Cornwall Motor Speedway, where you’ll find this supercharged snowmobile race. The event runs for 3 days, from January 30 to February 1. To witness the excitement, all weekend long, all it will cost you is $50. Or, if you’d rather attend for a single day, tickets range from $20 to $25. Yes, this Speedway may be famous for its automobile racing, but this January, it welcomes a different kind of velocity that simply can’t be missed. You’ll find the Motor Speedway just 20 minutes away from our hotel by car.

This time of year, Ontario gets cold. There’s no denying that. But in Cornwall, the cold doesn’t put a damper on the fun. If you’re interesting in experiencing all that our winter wonderland has to offer, book a cozy room at our hotel today! You won’t regret it!

posted by: on: December 22, 2014 3:14:57 PM

Got a need for speed? Well, this January 10th, head to Upper Canada Village (which is less than 25 minutes from our hotel by car) for an exciting race that’s sure to thrill. This race offers both 5 km and 10 km options, though it’s much different from the races you might attempt in the summer months. This one’s through the deep, Ontario snow, and is completed by competitors on snowshoes!

The event is presented by Dion snowshoes, and kicks off 6:00 pm. To register, simply click here or show up to the Harvest Barn at 4:30 on race day. Before December 27th, the registration fee is just $25. On race day, it’s $30. It’s also worth mentioning that the first 75 to register get a free Dion Snowshoes mug! What’s in store for those who opt to compete in this exciting, winter challenge? Let us break it down for you.

The race takes place on a 5 km loop (racers complete the loop twice for the 10 km option) through the magical lights of Upper Canada Village, a pioneer theme park just outside Cornwall. Strap on your snowshoes, and dash through the snow, past authentic buildings straight out of the 1860s for a magical experience like nothing else. Since it’ll be dark by race kickoff, competitors are required to wear headlamps. This, however, only contributes to the magical atmosphere of the race! If you don’t have your own pair of snowshoes, fret not, Dion Snowshoes will be on site with equipment to rent.

If you’d rather watch then race, feel free! There is no charge for spectators of the event, and if you get cold, head into the warmth the beautiful Harvest Barn. The barn will also be the location of the post-race award ceremony, which will be accompanied by steaming hot chocolate.

Intrigued? Rightly so! This wonderful winter race will be one for the books. So drive on down, and traverse the beautiful Upper Canada Village in truly original way. Of course, when the race is done, you’ll need a place to rest up. There’s no better place for that than the cozy rooms at our hotel. Or, if you’ve got a victory to celebrate, head down BrookValley Grille for a cold pint and a bite to eat.

Book your stay today and experience all the excitement the Cornwall area has to offer!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: December 9, 2014 4:56:34 PM

In Canada, everybody loves a good skate, but sometimes, the ice gets a little too busy for a skate with young children. This December in Cornwall, however, you’ll have several chances to take your kids to the rink, without having to contend with crowds of hockey players. Let us point you in the direction of these family skates!

Family Stick & Puck Skate- December 13& 14:

This event goes down at The Benson Centre, just moments from our comfortable hotel. There, you’’ find the opportunity to skate with your kids (between the ages of 5-14), while reviewing the fundamentals of hockey. Help your young ones improve their game without worrying about being knocked over by more experienced skaters! Admission is just $5.00 per person. Just remember to review the rinks rules and regulations before you head out!

Skating in Cornwall

Parent/Tot Skate- December 17:

Days later, head back down to the Benson centre for a family skate that welcomes even younger skaters. The event, which runs from 10:00-11:00am, clears the ice for the youngest skaters, giving them the opportunity to get a hang of the very basics. As usual, helmets are required for all young skaters.

Senior Skate- December 19:

Hoping to go for a skate with grandma or grandpa? Now’s your chance, as the Benson Centre opens the ice for a special, seniors skate. This skate, offered courtesy of the City of Cornwall runs from 1:30-2:00 pm. Don’t miss it!

Cornwall Colts Games:

The Colts, as always, have a busy month. So, if you have a hankering for hockey, but you don’t have the energy to play, take a trip to the Cornwall Civic Complex to catch the Colts in action. Their December highlights include a December 7th showdown with the Ottawa Junior Senators, a clash with Gloucester Rangers on the 11th, and a highly-anticipated game with the Hawksbury Hawks on the 18th. Get your tickets at the door, or online! Head down with your family for a great time on a budget.


Yes, whether you want to take to the ice yourself, or watch from the bleachers, you’ve got plenty of options this December in Cornwall. Best of all, they’re all just a short distance from our cozy hotel. Book your room today!

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!

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