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Celebrate Valentine's Day With The Seaway Valley Theatre Company

Located right in the heart of Cornwall, the Seaway Valley Theatre Company is a local collective that aims to both enrich minds and broaden imaginations through community theatre. The non-for-profit's objective is to provide a creative outlet for the residents of the area, as well as provide family-friendly entertainment to the entire town. All proceeds help to contribute to pay for the costs of the next play. 


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Seaway Valley Theatre has a few sweet treats in store. First is the Art in the Heart Valentine Giveaway, where you can head down to the shops at Cornwall Square for a chance to win a romantic date night that includes tickets to the theatre’s forthcoming performance of Into the Woods along with a gift certificate for an elegant dining experience at Cornwall's Eight Zero Zero. The contest runs until February 14. 


Then, whether you win the contest or now, be sure to check out Into The Woods onstage at the Seaway Valley Theatre Company from February 19 until February 27. The Tony Award-winning musical includes an eclectic assortment of characters including an ambivalent Cinderella, a bloodthirsty Little Red Riding Hood, a Prince Charming with a wandering eye, and a rapping Witch. Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine, this version is directed by Lacie Petrynka. Tickets are available online


Kick off your Valentine’s Day weekend by booking your stay with us here at Ramada Cornwall. As Cornwall’s premier full service hotel, we offer a wide variety of comfortable, stylishly appointed accommodations, fabulous in-room features, and on-site amenities like our BrookValley Grille, complimentary breakfast, and an indoor pool and hot tub.

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Upcoming Concerts Around Cornwall

There is some great live music to catch this next month around Cornwall and the lineup is diverse, ranging from violinists to rock and rollers. Stay with us here at Ramada Cornwall to make the most out of your visit. We’re conveniently located, with a variety of spacious, modern accommodations and fabulous on-site amenities including a restaurant, an indoor pool, and hot tub. Book today! 

Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything 

Violinist and composer Jaron Freeman-Fox has produced or played on over 40 albums and has toured the world as both a solo artist and collaborator. By combining his Celtic roots with bluegrass fiddle and Indian classical music and jazz, Freeman-Fox has re-defined to audiences what the violin is capable of. He has been touring non-stop with his band, Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything, for the past five years. Freeman-Fox and his band perform at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage on January 30. Tickets are available at Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall and at the venue’s door. 

Séan McCann

Sean McCann, founding member and former singer and musician of Great Big Sea, released his first solo album in 2014 since departing from the JUNO Award nominated band. Titled Help Your Self and produced by Joel Plaskett, the album deals with issues of addiction, abuse, and how to find strength in pain. McCann now finds himself performing in a way that he’s always wanted to — in smaller, more intimate venues where he can really connect with the audience. The musician will play at the Winchester Cultural Centre on February 27. Tickets are available online.

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If you’re a film buff or just enjoy going to the theatre, then don’t miss the Aultsville Filmfest! Running from January 29 to January 31 at the Aultsville Theatre, the annual film festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary of bringing interesting and independent film to Cornwall. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the 658-seat community theatre was built in 1976 and has since seen decades of world-class entertainment, highlighted by the building’s excellent acoustics. 

Eight films will be shown over three days at the Aultsville Filmfest, each of which are diverse in genre and country origin. Along with Amy, the intimate documentary about the late Amy Winehouse, some of the other works that will be shown include Séraphine. This French film with English subtitles is based in 1905 and tells the true story of Séraphine de Senlis, a devout housekeeper who suddenly, at age 41 and with apparent encouragement from a guardian angel, begins painting brilliantly. In 1912, Wilhelm Uhde, an avant-garde German art collector, discovers her paintings while the woman was employed by him. 

Another film playing at the festival is What We Did On Our Holiday. Being hailed as “hilarious British comedy at its best,” the story follows Doug and Abi — a couple in the midst of a difficult divorce and on a trip to Scotland with their children for a big family gathering. As an inevitable feud ensues, unexpected events involving the children come to light and the family must put their differences aside or risk what they hold the most dear. 

A full weekend pass for the Aultville Filmfest is $125 and includes all movies as well as the social events that will be happening at the festival. There are also 5-film passes available for $90 and individual movie tickets for $15. Tickets can be purchased at the Civic Complex Box Office and the Aultsville Theatre Box Office. And, of course, if you’re going to be in Cornwall for the festival, be sure to book your stay with us here at Ramada Cornwall. We have a wide variety of beautiful guestrooms, each of which are equipped with  luxurious amenities including extra long beds, room service, and a large flatscreen TV. We look forward to your visit!

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Cornwall Events, things to do in Cornwall Ontario, Cornwall Concerts
As the home to delicious dining, great shopping, a thriving arts scene, and plenty of natural beauty, fun is never hard to find in Cornwall. This January, that’s truer than ever, as a handful of fantastic events are scheduled to make their way through the region.

Here are a few of the upcoming highlights!

Intimate Acoustics | January 9

If you’re a live music enthusiast, take a quick drive into Morrisburg on the night of January 9th. There, on the St. Lawrence Stage of the Upper Canada Playhouse, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the music of six of Canada’s fastest rising performers: Pamela Cumming, Braden Phelan, Mira Meikle, Sons of Gord, Kristine St-Pierre and Kev Corbett. And here’s where the news gets even better—tickets to this fantastic show cost just $10. Get yours here!

Bazaar Vendor’s Emporium | January 16

On the morning of January 16, head over to Knights of Columbus, just 5-minute drive from our hotel, to enjoy a fantastic bazaar. Featuring an array of locally made products, from jams, to jewellery to soaps and loose-leaf tea, you never know what you might find! The fun begins at 11:00am and runs through till 4:00pm.

Seaway International Wine Festival | January 16

Whether you consider yourself a wine aficionado, or you just enjoy a glass here and there, the Seaway International Wine Festival is worth checking out. Returning this year for a 13th time, this unforgettable event will feature delicious food items, craft beers, fine spirits, and of course, a wide range of elegant wines from around the world. Best of all, you’ll find it under the roof of our cozy Cornwall hotel. Tickets cost just $100 per person, with accommodation packages starting at $315 per couple. Don’t miss this highly-anticipated evening!

Jaron Freeman-Fox | January 30

On January 30, head over to the Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg for an unforgettable performance by Jaron Freeman-Fox. An acclaimed composer and violinist, he’s produced or played on more than 40 albums, and will be taking the stage for tickets that cost just $20 in advance. Don’t wait to get yours!

Yes, there’s plenty going on in our beautiful corner of Ontario this January. To partake in the excitement yourself, simply book a room at our hotel today! We look forward to welcoming you to town! 

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