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.
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.
Photo Credit: Diaphana Films
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!
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!
Cornwall is close enough to both Ottawa and Montreal that local hockey fans can enjoy both Ottawa Senators
and Montreal Canadiens home games
with relative ease. That said, there’s plenty of action-packed hockey to be enjoyed inside Cornwall too, as the city’s LNAH team, the Cornwall River Kings
, has a busy schedule of home games all season long.
Here’s a quick rundown of the River Kings’ January home ice appearances!
Prédateurs de Laval | January 2
The River Kings kick off a busy schedule of January home games by welcoming Laval’s Prédateurs to town. Don’t miss it!
Blizzard Trois-Rivières | January 3
The team’s next home game comes courtesy of Blizzard Trois-Rivières. Can beloved team captain Steve Simoes whether the storm and lead the River Kings to a win? There’s only one way to find out.
3L Rivière-du-Loup | January 9
After a stop in Sorel-Tracy, the River Kings return to home ice to take on the 4th-ranked 3L Rivière-du-Loup. Come out and show your support as the team looks to earn this key win.
Cool FM St-Georges | January 16
Next up, the River Kings make a stop in Laval, before returning to home ice against Cool FM St-Georges.
Éperviers Sorel-Tracy | January 23
The River Kings play their second last game of the season against Éperviers Sorel-Tracy. Get your tickets to watch them shut down the offense of captain Éric Doucet and his 5th-ranked team.
Cool FM St-Georges | January 31
The River Kings close out a busy January with their second monthly matchup with Cool FM St-Georges. Can they enter February with the momentum of a win behind them? Head down to the arena on the 31st to find out.
Thanks to the River Kings, visiting hockey fans never have to look far for fun. It can be found, all season long, at the Cornwall Civic Complex, just a short drive from our conveniently located hotel. Book your stay today to enjoy the unforgettable hockey action listed above, and everything else that our beautiful corner of the province has to offer. You won’t regret it!
The holiday season is officially upon us, and it’s a particularly merry time of year here in Cornwall! While you’re in town, be sure to get into the Christmas sprit by enjoying some of the festive attractions taking place here in our city and the surrounding region.
McMaze Sleigh Rides
McMaze Farm is located just outside of Cornwall in St. Andrews West, and it hosts horse-drawn wagon rides all year. Once the snow comes, this becomes particularly special, since the farm offers horse-drawn sleigh rides. Cinnamon buns and hot chocolate are provided, and it’s also possible to rent cabins and snowshoes. What could be more Christmassy than that? See the reservation form
for full details about booking and prices.
There are a couple of beautiful displays of Christmas lights in the Cornwall region this month. The nearby Alexandria Festival of Lights
consists of more than 200,000 lights that decorate Island Park, and it’s free to attend. It’s open each night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and attendees will find hot chocolate, free wagon rides, and more. There are also some special events, like a visit with Santa on December 11 and closing night fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Additionally, Alight at Night
will come to Morrisburg, ON, with almost a million lights decorating the heritage buildings of Upper Canada Village. This event includes horse-drawn wagons, carriage rides, and a life-sized toy train, plus many more holiday-themed activities.
Seaway Winds Concert Band: Christmas Pageantry
There’s nothing quite as Christmassy as a concert of holiday music. The Seaway Winds Concert Band will appear at St. Peter’s Church here in Cornwall on December 6, performing alongside Helen McAlear and St. Peter’s Church Youth Choir. They will be playing Christmas music and leading the audience in a sing-along of traditional carols. Tickets cost $15, and are free for kids of 10 or under who are coming with an adult. Get the full details from the band's website
It’s shaping up to be a very merry Christmas here in Cornwall, and we’ve got the perfect room to meet your needs this holiday season. Book yours today
, and we’ll look forward to seeing you this holiday season!