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It may get a little chilly in Cornwall this time of year, but thankfully, there’s plenty of fun to be had indoors, thanks to a packed schedule of concerts over the coming weeks. Our charming Ontario town will host a variety of musical acts, across a breadth of genres, and hosted by a range of awesome venues. Here’s a preview of what’s to come!
An Evening with Harry Manx | March 7
On Saturday March 7, we welcome Harry Manx to our beautiful corner of Ontario. He’ll be playing at the Morrisburg Meeting Centre, which you’ll find just a half hours’ drive from our hotel—a perfect idea for a night out. Manx is known for his innovative “Mysticssippi” blues sound, that is, traditional blues, infused with a hypnotizing Indian raga influence. Get your tickets for this awesome hotel at Strung Out Guitars, just 9 minutes away from our hotel.
Sultans of String | March 28
Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French manouche gypsy-jazz—you’ll experience a sound influenced by all this and more when you attend a Sultan of Strings concert. Intrigued? Well, you’re in luck. The Sultans take the stage at St. Lawrence College’s Aultsville Theatre on March 28, as part of the Cornwall Concert Series Association. Get your tickets while you still can!
Chic Gamine | April 11
On April 11, Juno award-winning musical act Chic Gamine comes to Cornwall. Like Harry Manx, they’ll be taking the stage at the Morrisburg Meeting Centre, with tickets available at Strung Out Guitars. With rock n’ roll, Motown, and French pop influences, theirs is a sound that’s sure to get your feet tapping. Don’t miss your chance to catch this fantastic Canadian act!
There are some very interesting concerts coming to Cornwall over the coming weeks, and as a guest of our comfortable, centrally-located hotel, they’re all yours to discover. Book your stay today!
Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre is happy to once again host this
Charity Casino Night for Cornwall Lift-Off.
Friday March 6th at Ramada Cornwall
Doors Open at 7:00pm - Casino from 8:00pm - 11:00pm
DOOR PRIZES and SILENT AUCTION!
Tickets - Give Maurice Dupelle a call at 613-577-2740
Looking for something to do with the kids over the March Break or wanting to spoil them with an outing. Call the Ramada to reserve an overnight stay and enjoy our indoor swimming pool & hot tub, our plush linens, breakfast, etc..... KIDS EAT FREE when accompanied by an adult with a minimum of $15 purchase in the BrookValley Grille.
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CAPE—the perfect acronym for Cornwall’s first comic convention: the Cornwall & Area Pop Event, which comes to the Benson Centre on April 18th. Now, we know, at just over two months off the convention is still a little ways away, but we want to give everybody fair warning, because his is not an event to miss! Over the last few months, its schedule has grown like The Incredible Hulk, expanding with the additions of celebrity appearances, special events, contests, and more. And in the two months between today and CAPE’s official kick off, you can expect that it’ll get even better. With that said, here’s what you can expect from the event so far!
First, as with any pop expo, you can expect some cool guest appearances from CAPE. On the list so far are two beloved stars of AMC’s Kevin Smith led show Comic Book Men, Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic. The pair will be on location for meet and greets, autographs, and more. In addition, CAPE will welcome industry professionals like voice actors and animators, other stars like comedians and professional athletes, and of course, a whole lot of cosplayers! Deadpool sightings are all but guaranteed.
In addition to its spectacular roster of guests, CAPE will boast a plethora of exhibitors, specializing in collectibles, clothing, gaming, delicious food and more. Also on the schedule are some awesome musical performances from talented bands and artists, as well as an Elvis impersonator and “The Alison Wonderland Band,” an awesome Ontario tribute band.
Best of all, thanks to the Benson Centre serving as the event’s venue, all the CAPE fun will go down just moments from our conveniently located Cornwall hotel. That means you’ll have an easy time getting to the event, which runs from 10:00am to 6:00 pm on the day, and that you might just encounter some funky costumes under our roof.
Ticket info and updates on the events ever-expanding schedule can be found on CAPE’s website. Get your tickets before they’re gone (they’re expected to sell faster than the flash runs), and don’t forget to pick up your complimentary goodies at the event. T-shirts, lanyards and more are to be had!
And of course, when CAPE wraps up, head back to our hotel for excellent amenities (like free breakfast) and a great night’s sleep. We look forward to welcoming you to Cornwall for this exciting and groundbreaking event!
Enjoy all of the amenities that Ramada offers. Dinner in the BrookValley Grille, a relaxing swim in the indoor pool & hot tub, room service, and the list goes on... Call today for your dinner reservations and overnight accommodations.
It was another sold out night at the 12th Annual Seaway International Wine Festival held at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre on Saturday January 17th. Guests enjoyed an evening of gourmet foods, wines, spirits and live music. After partnering with our local radio stations (Boom 101.9 & Fresh FM), Scotiabank and Pommier Jewellers over $14,000 was raised for this year's charities, the United Way SD&G and Rachel's Kids.
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!
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!
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!
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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!
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!
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!