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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.
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!
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
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)
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
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
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
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!
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.
Photo courtesy www.thelostvillages.ca
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.
Photo courtesy www.cornwalltourism.com
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.
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 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
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
A half-hour drive from Cornwall, in the sleepy village of Morrisburg, some of the finest acoustic guitar music in the country is being performed at a place called the St. Lawrence Acoustic stage
. What began as a loose collective of acoustic musicians has now congealed into an organization that hosts concerts from the premier acoustic guitar solo artists and singer songwriters in the country. They also host workshops addressing a variety of aspects related to the art of acoustic guitar performance.
For anyone who loves the soothing sounds of acoustic guitar music and for those who are players themselves, the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage is a must-see when visiting the Cornwall, ON area. Don’t miss these upcoming concerts:
Maneli Jamal with Amy Campbell – January 25
Belarusian by birth, Iranian by heritage and American by unpbringing, Maneli Jamal has a diverse array of experiences to draw from when creating his complex, nuanced acoustic guitar music. He now calls Toronto home and boasts an impressive track record including being the winner of the 2010 Taylor Guitars Showdown. He is joined for this concert by the angelic-voiced singer-songwriter Amy Campbell.
Old Man Luedecke with Jordie Lane – February 15
Don’t let his name fool you: Old Man Luedcke is far from old. But his songs have a certain wisdom that makes it seem as though he has been through it all. Expertly crafted lyrics, engaging storytelling and pleasing melodies put his music in league with legendary folk sings many years his senior. Opening for him is Australian singer-songwriter Jordie Lane, who has been called “Australia’s brightest new roots music star”.
Tickets for all performances are available through the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage website
. When visiting Cornwall and the United Counties area, look no further than the Ramada Cornwall Hotel to provide superior accommodations at exceptional value
December 19, 2013 3:12:23 PM
You may know her as one of the hilariously snarky panelists on MuchMusic’s Video on Trial series. Perhaps you’ve also heard her putting her biting wit to work on CBC radio’s The Debaters. You may have even seen her as a feature panelist on the Comedy Network’s new show Match Game. Whatever the case, there’s no denying that Debra DiGiovanni is one of Canada’s most talented comedians working today, and certainly one of the most prolific female comedic performers in our country’s history.
This January, DiGiovanni will hit the road for her first ever cross-Canada stand-up comedy tour. It’s called “The Late Bloomer Tour”, which speaks to her wave of recent success and wide exposure, the long-awaited rewards of more than a decade in the industry.
Although she’s best known for her TV appearances, it’s not a stretch to call DiGiovanni a seasoned stand-up comedy professional. She has two Comedy Now! specials under her belt, was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and recently aired her first American stand-up special, Single Awkward Female on Showtime. She’s no stranger to accolades, either, having won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Comic three times!
Her upcoming tour includes 21 cities, which span from Victoria to St. John’s. One of her stops is right here in Cornwall, January 16th at the Aultsville Theatre.
Tickets are $42.35 plus service charges, available for purchase online, at the Cornwell Civic Complex Box Office or one hour before show time at the Aultsville Theatre Box office.
The Aultsville Theatre is located less than a 10-minute drive from our Ramada Cornwall hotel, making this an ideal event for our comedy-loving guests. If you live locally, why not complete your evening at the theatre with a relaxing and worry-free stay in one of our Luxury Suites with in-room whirlpool and fireplace. In the morning, we’ll treat you to a deluxe complimentary breakfast!