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posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: April 8, 2014 9:09:38 AM
Join us for our famous Easter Sunday Brunch.  
This year we've added everyones favourites - Belgian waffles and an ice cream sundae station.  The kids will LOVE it!  You will still enjoy our assorted juices, pastries, salads, glazed ham, roast beef au jus, grilled chicken with mild peppercorn sauce, scalloped potatoes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, assorted desserts, coffee & tea.
Call to reserve your family today!  613-933-8000.  
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: April 8, 2014 7:11:14 AM
Who explores a coral reef, discovers a seaweed farm and joins the jellyfish ballet - all before snack time?  The Backyardigans!  Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua and Austin are back on stage, singing and dancing and ready to plunge sea deep into adventure.
Dive into the action as these five friends explore clues, discover underwater magic, and match wits with an egocentric, seaweed farming octopus and a pair of playful (but messy!) dolphins.  With a splashy range of song-and-dance styles to wade along to - including psychedelic soul, Bollywood, bossa nova, and more - our heroes save the day. 
With non-stop excitement and surprises, this watery tale will mesmerize, entertain and delight audiences of all ages!
The theatrical production is based on the top-rated preschool television program The Backyardigans, airing on Treehouse TV in Canada and Nick Jr. in the US.
Tickets available at Aultsville Theatre.
posted by: on: March 20, 2014 2:12:02 PM

Located just west of Cornwall, the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage is a fantastic performance venue that hosts both local talent and professional performers. They cater largely to an acoustic, roots, blues and indie crowd and even feature workshops on instrument & vocal technique, songwriting and performance. If you’re heading to Cornwall around mid-April, don’t miss the chance to grab a ticket to Digging Roots, who will be performing at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage at 7:00 pm on April 12th.

Digging Roots is a five-piece bluesy, rootsy ensemble based in Toronto. Borne from humble beginnings, the seeds for Digging Roots were first planted when co-fronters Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish met at a musical festival audition. What started out as a fun distraction from university classes soon became something much more serious, as the duo signed a record deal, formed a full band and started touring in 2005. One year later, their first album, Seeds was released in 2005 and received a JUNO nomination. Digging Roots followed up their first album spectacularly, collaborating with a diverse range of indigenous artists such as Kinnie Starr, DJ Bear Witness and Tanya Tagaq to produce the JUNO award-winning We Are.

Digging Roots newest album, Love Drive, is inspired by their years on the road and is full of the indigenous roots and flavour that has become their signature sound. Their stop at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage is one of many this spring to promote their new album.

Looking for Cornwall accommodations after the show? Come stay with us at the Ramada Cornwall. With a variety of quality accommodations options and excellent amenities (including an indoor heated pool & hot tub, complimentary breakfast at our in-house restaurant, and more), we’ll provide you with everything you need to enjoy your time on our own little piece of the St. Lawrence.  
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: March 7, 2014 2:18:16 PM

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Cornwall’s favourite entertainment venue has more excited events coming up as we push through winter and roar into spring! Here are some highlights of what’s happening:
Wednesday Night Movie Series: Like Father, Like Son
March 26 @ 7:30 PM
The Wednesday Night Movie Series is a fantastic opportunity for those in Cornwall to view the latest top independent films—they’re provided to us directly from the Toronto International Film Festival Group Film Circuit. All proceeds from this event go to the maintenance and refurbishment of the Aultsville Theatre. Please note that this event takes place at Galaxy Cinemas on 1325 Second St. East and NOT at the Aultsville Theatre!

Cornwall Concert Series: Ken Lavigne

April 5 @ 8:00 pm

Join singer Ken Lavigne and his orchestral ensemble in the latest performance in the Cornwall Concert Series. Lavigne performs spellbinding original songs that chronicle his lifelong dream to become a performer.

The Backyardigans

April 13 @ 1:00 pm

This theatrical reproduction of the top-rated television show The Backyardigans will entertain audiences of all ages with musical numbers, spectacular set design and nonstop underwater action.

Good Friday Church Service

April 18 @ 10:30 am

A special service will be held at the Auldsville Theatre to commemorate Good Friday. The service is put on by the Evangelical Fellowship of Cornwall.

For all of the details to these events and for more information about the Aultsville Theatre, please click here


If you’re in Cornwall to check out an Aultsville Theatre event (or if you’re just here because it’s a nice place to visit!), then we invite you to come stay with us at the Ramada Cornwall Hotel. We’ll set you up in a comfortable room, pamper you with fantastic amenities and a complimentary breakfast, and provide you with free parking and free Wi-Fi! 

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: February 27, 2014 10:28:00 AM
 Forget the mall. If you’d like to do some quality shopping while you’re in Cornwall, there are a number of unique shops and boutiques that are the perfect place to make that eclectic purchase. Here are five of the best in the area.  
1. The Glass Blowing Place

152 Main St. South

Phone: 613-703-9110

The Glass Blowing Place is a premier glass blowing boutique. All finely crafted pieces in the shop are made right on site at their own Glengarry Glass Blowing Studio. Take in free demonstrations or, if you’re feeling bold, enroll in a course and create your own piece of art!

2. McHaffie’s Auction Hall & Flea Market

5070 County Road 31 (Bank Street)

Phone: 613-543-2623

Find the perfect homemade gift, grab some local produce or score a unique antique at McHaffie’s Flea Market. Open every Sunday, all year long, you’ll probably find what you’re looking for at this massive flea market, which features hundreds of vendors.

3. The Pietersma Tinworks

13854 Connaught Road, Chesterville

Phone: 613-448-9025

Discover the beautiful craft of tinsmithing at the Pietersma Tinworks. Visitors can purchase a wide variety of beautiful handcrafted items, from elegant holiday ornaments to candle and lantern holders to vintage replications.

4. Excalibur Brass Rubbing

17499 McDonald Road, Monkland

Phone: 613-346-2669

Fall under the medieval spell of brass rubbing at this studio located in quaint Monkland. Try your hand at creating your own brass artwork, or purchase work from professional craftsmen. 

5. As You Like It

21260 County Road, Alexandria

Phone: 613-525-4685

Located in beautiful and historic Alexandria, this boutique houses beautiful collectables and antiques from Indonesia. They also design custom blinds, drapes, upholstery and other soft furnishings.

After shopping ‘til you drop, head back to your comfortable room at Ramada Cornwall Hotel. Hungry from a long day of shopping and antiquing? The BrookValley Grille, our onsite restaurant, will make sure that you get your fill. See you soon!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: February 20, 2014 2:55:41 PM
A city with a long history, Cornwall was one of the first incorporated townships in Upper Canada. There remains many relics left from the past in this historic city, and, luckily for us and our visitors, many of them have been preserved through various heritage projects and museum. Next time you’re in Cornwall, check out any or all of these unique heritage spots around the city. 

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The Lost Villages are a collection of villages along the St. Lawrence River that were forced to be abandoned as the river was expanded to make way for development during the late 1950s. Today, the Lost Villages Historical Society preserves the memory of those villages with a host of restored original riverside buildings that make up a makeshift village. The Society also puts on a range of events throughout the year.

The Norwesters and Loyalist Museum

As a former loyalist settlement, it’s only fitting that Cornwall is home to a loyalist museum. Gain an appreciation for the Cornwall’s original settlers at the Norwesters and Loyalist Museum. You’ll learn about the loyalists who came to settle along the St. Lawrence at the conclusion of the American Revolution, as well as the Nor’westers—a trading company that opened up much of Canada for exploration. During the off-season, you’ll need to book at least 7 days in advance for a private tour, but the museum still hosts a number of lectures and presentations throughout the winter.

Historic Cornwall Jail

Check out the Historic Cornwall Jail a town relic that was operational for nearly 200 years until 2002. Nowadays, visitors are welcome to tour its facilities, which include cells, visitation areas, the exercise yard and the gallows. Check out their Facebook Page for more information.

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While you’re in town to check out some local history, reserve a spot at the Ramada Cornwall hotel. With quality rooms and amenities, a central location and a fantastic onsite restaurant, we’ll set you in the right mood to enjoy our historical city.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: February 10, 2014 12:33:00 PM
Still tickets available for this weekend's show.  Call 613-933-8000 to get yours!  Celebrate with your Valentine on Friday night.  
Every year, the The Art Gallery (TAG) in Cornwall hosts an exhibition from artists who compete for exhibition space in a juried competition. There’s always a wide variety of work representing many mediums, ideas and forms of artistic expression. A talented selection of local artists will be participating in this year’s exhibition. Jurors will select the top 3 pieces for cash prizes, while the public will be invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award.
The exhibition takes place from February 1st to March 14th. The awards reception will be held Saturday, February 1st from 2pm to 4pm.
For anyone visiting Cornwall, the Art Gallery is a must see. Operating in its current location since 1986, the Art Gallery enjoys generous support from the city of Cornwall, who values our local arts and culture very highly.   
The hard work of many volunteers helps make the Art Gallery one of Cornwall’s most beloved local cultural establishments. More than just a place to view art, the gallery works to provide visual arts leadership throughout the community, helping local artists young and old to develop their craft through educational programs.
You’ll find a number of thought-provoking exhibitions at the Art Gallery all year-round, from collections both permanent and temporary, in mediums such as photography, sculpture, painting and installations. 
The Art Gallery is located at 168 Pitt Street in Cornwall, just a 5-minute drive from our Ramada Cornwall Hotel. We encourage anyone staying with us to check it out. If you’re planning a trip to the United Counties are, we would be delighted to provide you and your family with comfortable, modern hotel accommodations in the heart of Cornwall, ON
The 658-seat Aultsville Theatre is Cornwall’s premier performance venue. Located on the campus of St. Lawrence College along the scenic shores of the St. Lawrence River, it’s a truly special venue. Here’s a taste of what’s coming up over the next few months at the Aultsville Theatre.

Aultsville Winter Film Festival – Jan. 24, 25 & 26

See some amazing locally produced short films along with some high-profile films from around the world including Woody Allen’s new feature Blue Jasmine. Tickets to individual screenings are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, on sale at the box office 1 hour before show time.

Movie Series: Inside Llewyn Davis ­– Jan. 29
See the enigmatic new feature from legendary directors the Coen brothers. This wintery tale of a struggling singer in the early-60s Greenwich Village delights with the Coen borthers’ usual mix of dark humour and mythic symbolism. Best of all, the soundtrack is amazing!

Les Miserables – Feb. 7 thru Feb. 15
Victor Hugo’s masterpiece comes alive on stage and in song in this acclaimed musical. Featuring all the musical beloved songs, this production, presented by the Seaway Valley Theatre Company, has a talented cast that’s sure to impress both fans of the musical and those new to it. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and students and $18 for children 12 and under. 

Ron James: Take No Prisoners – Feb. 27

See one of Canada’s most legendary stand-up comedians perform on his latest cross-Canada tour. Tickets are $53.50.
To buy tickets and learn more about upcoming concerts and events, please visit Aultsville Theatre’s “Upcoming Events” page.

The Aultsville Theatre is locatedjust a 7-minute drive from our Ramada Cornwall Hotel. For anyone attending these events or visiting Cornwall, we would be delighted to provide you with modern, high-quality hotel accommodations in the heart of Cornwall.
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: January 18, 2014 7:12:41 AM
What a great opportunity for the Coyottes hockey team staying at the Ramada for their hockey tournament.  They had a chance to meet the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Hockey Team.  The camera flashes were all set ablaze when Guy Lafleur entered the lobby
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