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posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: August 20, 2014 1:04:00 PM
The end of summer is fast approaching when the days will shorten and the temperatures drop.  If you have never been in Cornwall in the Fall, the sight of the leaves turning red is something to behold.  But before it all ends, remember there are still a few glorious weeks of summer left.  So, while you can, check out a few of these upcoming outdoor festivals and events happening in Cornwall.

Akwesasne International Powwow | September 6 - 7

First Nations from Canada and the United States will converge upon Cornwall this September for the exciting annual Akwesasne International Powwow.  The best native drummers, dancers and artisans from the city and the larger region will be in attendance, pulling out their best dance moves and beats for the audience.  This event even has a participatory aspect: you can join the Iroquois Smoke Dancers in the ‘fastest dance on two feet.’  Children under five and seniors over 65 enter free.

Akwesasne International Powwow September 6 to 7 2014

Stormont County Fair | August 29-September 1

Nearby Newington is the setting for this classic country fair spanning four fantastic days at the end of summer.  The event features a demolition derby, a talent show, a competitive softball tournament and live musical acts.  There are an incredible number of things to do at this fair.  Don’t believe me?  Check out the packed schedule.

Haunted Walk at Upper Canada Village | Aug. 23

Who haunts the Upper Canada Village?  Is it the ghosts of fur-traders? Pioneers? Native people?  Or, all of the above?  Find out on this ghoulish 90 minute night-time tour of the Village.  You’ll hear chilling tales about the village’s, shall we say, darker side and perhaps even catch sight or hear a ghost or two.  There’s plenty of haunting to be had on this spooky tour.  For more information call 613-232-0344.

Haunted Walk at Upper Canada Village August 23

Here at Ramada Cornwall we pride ourselves on providing superb luxury and value for our clients.  It’s why we offer a full indoor pool and fitness facility.  After a long day of festival going, relax in the hot tub or take a few laps in the pool.  Remember to ask our staff if you have any questions about your stay at the hotel or the Cornwall area.  Book your room today.  

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: August 7, 2014 8:07:24 AM
 August is upon us and the days have finally begun to shorten here in Cornwall.  However, there is still plenty of summer fun to be had, so enjoy it while it lasts.  Get out and about in Cornwall this August and experience some of the city and region’s best events and attractions.

Historic Cornwall Jail

11 Water Street West

The Cornwall Jail was built in 1834, when the nation of Canada was still in its infancy.  From that time up until 2002, the jail remained in operation meaning that its corridors and cells hold over 150 years of colourful and daring tales!  You can get a sense of the history of this place by taking a guided tour of the jail on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm in July and August or by appointment from Wednesday through Friday.

Take a guided tour at the Cornwall Jail

Cornwall Speedway

1 Speedway Drive P.O Box 632

Rev up your Sunday evening with a spectacular night out at the Cornwall Motor Speedway!  This exciting venue features stock car racing all summer long through to mid-September.  On Sunday August 10th, join Cayer Motor Sales as they sponsor a complete racing program of Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stock, Semi Pro and 25 Lap Mini Stock.  The gates open at 5:30pm and racing starts at 7pm.  This is a great place to bring the entire family: adult tickets are only $10 and kids 16 years and under get in for $2.  A senior’s discount is also available.


Lamoureaux Park, Water St.

Nothing says summer like eating fresh corn on the cob piled high with butter and your other favourite fixings.  This August 16th and 17th join Cornwall locals and people from around the region as they celebrate a bountiful corn harvest in Lamoureux Park and at the nearby Mocktails Patio.  In addition to an all day corn roast there will be a kid-friendly “Touch-a-Truck” event, a constant stream of country music and most essentially, a beer tent.  Cornfest is a great way to fete the beginning of the end of summer in Cornwall.

Check out the annual Cornfest on August 16 to 17

Here at the Ramada Cornwall, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service.  Our staff is always ready to answer any questions you might have concerning all of the exciting events and attractions our city and region have to offer.  If you’re looking for a great hotel in Cornwall, book your stay at the Ramada today!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: August 6, 2014 8:54:29 AM
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Join Matthew Stapley for messages from Spirits, Q & A, Inspirational Speaking and more!  He will be at the Ramada on Friday August 8th at 7:00pm - 10:00pm. 

Get your tickets at  - $35.00/person

Don't miss a fun-packed and inspirational show that will leave captivated!

Matthew Stapley is a natural gifted psychic-medium.  His specialty is in helping individuals and groups to connect with the Spirit World.  His syle is caring, compassionate and evidential. 


Matthew grew up in Carleton Place, Ontario where at the young age of 8 discovered he had prominent extra-sensory abilities.  As he grew older he developed these abilites working with toools such as the Tarot.  At the age of 18, he had a severe car crash on his way to college which changed his life.  After the car crash he began to see, feel and hear messages from the Spirit World.  He began to connect with Loved Ones, Spirit Guides and Angels. He has developed full-sensory perception allowing Spirit to use all of his senses to bring messages of healing to people on earth leading to a lot of public work, media engagements and many sold-out performances.

"We live within each other not only because we have known one another but because we have inspired change, provoked transformation, enabled healing, and opened doors to experiences." says Matthew Stapley.

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posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 25, 2014 10:56:10 AM
Cornwall in the summer is a hub of great arts activity.  If you’re staying in our city you won’t want to miss a few of these great arts events and attractions.  Be sure to ask our friendly staff if you have any questions about what’s going on in Cornwall.  

Arts in the Park

Lamoureaux Park is the place to be in Cornwall on a summer evening.  Join locals and tourists alike as they enjoy a free series of performances running all summer long to August 20th which includes live music, theatre and films under the stars.  All performances take place at the Lion’s Club Bandshell and begin at 7pm.  Bring a blanket, a picnic, lawn chairs and the entire family.  The full entertainment line-up and schedule can be accessed by clicking the link above.

Cornwall Arts in the Park

Cornwall Art Gallery

Since 1982, the Cornwall Art Gallery (also known as the TAG) has been exhibiting a wide variety of local and international artists.  The gallery nurtures local artists by exhibiting works from those located in the surrounding communities of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Counties including the Mohawk Community.  

Lend Me a Tenor at the Upper Canada Playhouse

From July 31 to August 24 check out the side splitting comedy Lend Me a Tenor at the Upper Canada Playhouse.   This long running play first debuted on Broadway in the 1980s and has been causing uproar ever since.  Here’s the setup: It’s 1934 at the Cleveland Grand Opera and Tito Morelli, world famous actor, is about to appear for one night only as Otello.  A hilarious series of mishaps ensues before the show and Tito is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers causing him to pass out.  Desperate, one of Tito’s managers persuades his reticent assistant Max to get into an Otello costume and take Tito’s place.  The deception is going fine… that is until Tito revives!


Here at the Ramada Cornwall we do absolutely everything we can to make your stay enjoyable and carefree.  It’s why we offer our guests free secure on site parking and a delicious hot complementary breakfast every morning.  We look forward to welcoming you today.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 17, 2014 12:13:05 PM
 For a mid-sized town, Cornwall boasts an impressive variety of international and regional cuisine choices.  This summer check out a few of Cornwall’s best restaurants according to the locals.

Moon Thai & Japanese Cuisine

25 2 St. E

(613) 932-4700

Moon Thai & Japanese Cuisine is one of Cornwall’s most exciting restaurants with a great variety of Thai options like Pad Thai, green and red curries and mango salads as well a plentiful Japanese sushi menu.  Crisp and contemporary décor and friendly service are finishing touches to this superb restaurant.  Sweet tooths will appreciate Moon Thai’s lengthy dessert menu.

Moon Thai & Japanese Cuisine in Cornwall

Thum’s Kitchen Thai Cuisine

1615 Pitt Street

(613) 932-5155 

Thum’s is Cornwall’s top-rated Thai restaurant offering bold flavours and great presentation.  A balance of lime juice, lemon grass and coriander flavours characterizes the cuisine here.  If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious restaurant in Cornwall, look no further than Thum’s.

Schnitzels European Flavours

158 Pitt Street

(613) 938-8844

Schnitzels is a great place to sample a wide variety of European dishes.  There is a definite German emphasis to the menu (lots of varieties of schnitzel available) although standard North American fare like burgers and pizza abound.  The quality of the food is excellent, the portions are large and the service is excellent.  For an appetizer, try the succulent crab balls.


Authentic Cusine at Schnitzels European Flavours

Welcome to Cornwall Ontario, known as the “City With a World of Possibilities.” Here at the Ramada Cornwall, we complement our city’s excellent dining options with a superb restaurant of our own, The BrookValley Grille.  Located onsite, the BrookValley offers impeccable service and some of the best dining in Cornwall.  Book your room at the Ramada Cornwall today.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 10, 2014 11:14:25 AM

Today marks day one of the 20th Anniversary Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off!  From Today until Sunday July 13th, Lamoureux Park will be transformed into a launch zone for 25 majestic hot air balloons set to take flight over the St. Lawrence!  In addition, an impressive line up of live music is set to take stage, making this festival a blast whether your in the air or on the ground!

Now in it’s 20th year, the Lift Off festival was founded in 1994 and has since hosted back to back (1996/7) Canadian National Hot Air Balloon Championships.  It is currently the only Hot Air Balloon Festival in Ontario.  Weather depending, festival attendees can purchase rides on various hot air balloons, which can have up to 90 minutes of flight time!  For those not ready to take flight, the festival also offers a birds-eye viewing area of the inflation and take-off, and of course the opportunity to view these majestic aircraft as they soar.   

Whether you take flight or not, the entertainment line up will keep festival attendees inflated, beginning today with a free show!  Come check out Lost Boyz (6pm) and Barstool Prophets(8pm) as they get the audience ready for Glass Tiger at 9:30! The rest of the festival is no less exiting, with the following lineup:


Friday ($15)

6pm: The Paul Deslauriers Band

7:30pm: The Glorious Sons

9:30pm: 54-40


Saturday ($15)

6pm: Hadrian’s Wall

7:30pm: The Devin Cuddy Band

9:30pm: Alan Doyle (lead singer of Great Big Sea)



6pm: Gentlemen Husbands

7:30pm: Small Town Pistols

9:30pm: Doc Walker

Here at the Ramada Cornwall, we’re conveniently located near Lamoureux Park.  Our guests can rest assured that our amenities will have them rested up and festival-ready!  Fuel up for the day with our complimentary breakfast, enjoy complimentary parking at the hotel for your vehicle, stay connected with complimentary wi-fi, and relax with a soak or swim in our hot tub and pool!  You’ll be sure to have a good night’s rest too, with our range of comfortable accommodations.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 8, 2014 12:55:58 PM
Local emergency services workers roll up sleeves for Sirens for Life this summer.
Emergency services workers often see the need for blood firsthand - just one patient with internal bleeding may need up to eight blood donors to help save their life.  That's why EMT, firefighters, police, border services, RCMP and hospital employees across Canada are joining forces to ensure patients receive the blood they need this summer.  With the help of community members, emergency services workers will top up Canada's blood supply through the Sirens for Life summer blood donor drive.
Thanks to all that donated here at the Ramada over the past two days.
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 8, 2014 9:24:34 AM
The housekeeping staff were all smiles this morning as they got MUG'd by Jimmy & Sue from Variety 104.  They enjoyed coffee and treats from Love Love Food, new thermos mugs from Dr. Navaneelan and roses from Flowers Cornwall.  

Congratulations Staff - Enjoy!
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 4, 2014 12:56:55 PM
 How proud the little boy was this morning to present the front desk with this handwritten note this morning. It was too cute, I had to share it with everyone.  Thank you.
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: June 16, 2014 9:53:34 AM
Our dining room will be open for dinner each night.  Also, ask at the front desk about our bagged lunches.

Don't forget to bring your bathing suits to relax in the evenings after the convention is over.  

Enjoy your time in Cornwall!
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