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posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: December 9, 2013 10:07:53 AM
A group of ladies from GVSS had a Christmas Reunion lunch in the BrookValley Grille.  The afternoon was filled with great food and lots of chatting and laughter.  
Reserve now for your group!  613-933-8000.
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
posted by: on: 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!

Take a trip around the world in one night.  The Seaway International Wine Festival is an evening of wine tasting, gourmet foods and live music.  
Tickets are available at the Front Desk now!  Makes a great Stocking Stuffer!

Join characters Max & Ruby from the award-winning book series as they carry on the timeless tradition of the Nutcracker on November 27 at Cornwall’s Aultsville Theatre. It’s being called “their most magical performance yet”! Set to one of the most memorable musical scores in history, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker gets a refreshing new treatment by these loveable bunnies.

The story begins on Christmas Eve. Ruby is decorating the tree and Max is indulging in Grandma's famous gingerbread cookies when a knock come at the door. It’s a big parcel from Great Uncle Drosselmeyer. Ruby and max are delighted to find a collection of nutcracker dolls inside.   

As grandma tells them the story of the Nutcracker, they are swept away to a fantasy land, imagining what it would be like to become characters in the famous Nutcracker ballet. Dancing and singing ensues as the Max and Ruby delight in every detail of the classic Nutcracker story.

Accompanied by the beautiful themes of Tchaikovsky's magnum opus, Max & Ruby’s Nutcracker Suite is an unforgettable holiday experience for the whole family.

The Max & Ruby Nutcracker Suite’s producers, Koba Entertainment are known for their acclaimed theatrical productions which also include The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens and Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon.

The 90-minute show is choreographed by Patti Caplette, whose career includes over 100 ballet performances of the Nutcracker. You’ll also see costumes by designer Anne Armit and beautiful sets by Gemini award winner Brian Purchaluk.

The Max & Ruby books by Rosemary Wells, and have sold over 3 million copies worldwide and spawned a children’s television show which has been an international hit.

Tickets for the performance are $32.50 available at the Cornwall Civic Complex Box Office or online.

The Aultsville Theatre is located just a 6-minute drive from the Ramada Cornwall Hotel, making this a perfect family event for anyone staying with us this week.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: November 22, 2013 9:09:59 AM
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: November 22, 2013 8:47:31 AM
We have tons happening this New Year's.  
If you're looking for a quiet night with great food you might want to book through the BrookValley Grille and enjoy of fabulous Dinner Buffet.  Call 613-933-8000 to reserve now.
Want to party the night away?  Our New Year's Eve Gala is where you will enjoy a Surf and Turf Dinner Buffet, Dancing, Champagne and Party Favors!
You can always stay the night and enjoy a New Year's Day Brunch with friends and family!  Reserve now at 613-933-8000.
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: November 14, 2013 11:00:14 AM
The holidays are a magical time in Cornwall. Everyone gets into the spirit of the season, making our town a real winter wonderland!
If you find yourself in Cornwall over the coming weeks, be sure to check out these events:

Peace on Earth Concert – Fri., Dec. 6

The beautiful St. Columban’s Church in Cornwall (36 4th St. West) hosts Seaway Concert Band’s annual Peace on Earth Christmas concert. Associate Director Raymond Lacroix will lead the band through lovely orchestral renditions of Christmas classics. There will solo performances from acclaimed Alexandria saxophonist Pierre Vaillancourt and an audience Christmas carol sing-along.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Counties Tourism Visitor Centre (11 Water St. West).

Christmas Tea and Concert and Cornwall Community Museum – Sat. Dec. 7 

Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season by treating your loved ones to Christmas Tea at the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water W). You’ll enjoy tea and desserts while you browse the museum’s collection and listen to live music courtesy of the Clairpan Duo. The event runs from 1:30pm to 3:30 pm. Call (613) 936-0280 to reserve your spot.

Upper Canada Village Alight at Night Festival – Dec. 6 to Jan. 4

Every year, the historic Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg is adorned with over half a million lights for the Alight at Night Festival. The village’s heritage buildings, trees, fences and walkways are made even more beautiful by this display, which attracts thousands of visitors during the month of December. Look forward to horse-drawn wagon rides, a life-sized toy train, live music, gingerbread house competition, delicious food and much more. Admission is $13 for adults and $10 for seniors and youth, which includes a wagon ride, train ride and parking. 

 These special holiday events are all easily accessible for our guests here at the Ramada Cornwall. Book your stay with us today!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: October 4, 2013 11:31:16 AM
Get the family together and join us October 12th - 14th for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.  The BrookValley Grille is open for dinner at 4:30pm.  Dinner includes salad, turkey with all the fixin's and dessert - $19.99/person.  Call to reserve today at 613-933-8000.
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: October 4, 2013 11:00:50 AM
 Ramada is hosting a Fashion Show & Dinner in support of Hospice Operational Fund on Wednesday October 9th from 6pm - 10pm.  Tickets are $50 each with a $20 tax receipt.  There will be door prizes and a silent auction.  Tickets are available at Scotiabank and Schulman's Men's and ladies' Wear.

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