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Volunteer Opportunity for the Incredible Edible Plant Festival

Monday, April 23, 1:30 pm Cornwall Public Library Might you be interested in helping out at the 6th Incredible Edibles Plant Festival? Everyone is welcome to the open public meeting at the CPL. The festival takes place on Saturday, May 26, 10.30 to 2 in front of the Justice Building. This is an opportunity to help people discover the joy of growing their own food! We give away free pots of vegetable plants, offer gardening advice, plant community gardens and run children’s food and craft activities . The event needs volunteers to help with all of these,(including early set up and take down)?
For more information, please come to the planning meeting, or contact Penny at


April 20, 2018 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

Charity Chili Challenge for Hospice

Saturday, April 14  4-7 p.m. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 1509 Second St. W Co-sponsored by the Swinging B’s Square Dance Club, Crafter Tables, Silent Auction LOOKING FOR COOKS to join the chili challenge, register or to order tickers. Contact Helen: Tickets also available at the door.

April 13, 2018 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Bikes versus Cars – A Documentary Film Viewing

Sunday, April 8 1:30- 3:30 Cornwall Public Library Join us as we view the documentary film BIKES vs CARS and then hold a lively discussion. Bikes vs Cars is the fourth movie in Transition Cornwall +’s winter film series. This is a FREE event and all are welcome.



April 6, 2018 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

The Science of Brewing a Good Craft Beer

Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 Schnitzels European Flavors Pitt Street The River Institute’s signature Science and Nature on Tap speaker series will tap one of their own when RiverLabs program leader, Louis Savard presents on one his favourite topics – the art and science of brewing a good beer. As it turns out, it’s all about the water.
The craft brewing industry in Ontario continues to grow by leaps and bounds and one of the largest challenges being faced, especially in smaller rural communities, is water management. RiverLabs Brewery Services Program is actively working with members of the Ontario Craft Brewer’s Association to ensure that not only does the best quality of water goes into Ontario Craft Beer but that the wastewater leaving their facilities does not pose a problem for the environment. Louis Savard says, “The message is fairly simple – Best Water In: Best Water Out”.

Formed five years ago, Cornwall’s own RiverLabs is the Applied Research wing of the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences. Amongst its many other industry environmentally related projects, RiverLabs is working with Ontario’s Craft Brewers to assist some 68 small independent breweries across the province to create the best products possible. Breweries such as Lake of Bays in Baysville, Ont. and Beau’s in Vankleek Hill are brewing large quantities of craft beer in small communities. Out of necessity they are becoming experts and leaders on water and wastewater best practices and Savard’s expert team is working with them to assist in the process.
Mario Bourgeois from Cassel Brewery says, “Being a microbrewery with limited space, analysis and quality control is challenging. RiverLabs staff have gone out of their way to help us out and build standards for our beers. Their professionalism and awesome service is one of the key factors of our success.”
Learn more about the burgeoning craft brewing industry and its vital connection to water in this intriguing session at Schnitzels where an opportunity exists to discover what makes Ontario’s craft brews some of the finest anywhere. Sessions are free but seating is limited. If you are interested learning more about water’s role in brewing great beer, reserve your seat today by registering on line at or by e-mailing Science and Nature on Tap Coordinator Karen Cooper or by calling 613-936-6620 (ext.229).

March 30, 2018 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

Rotary Club of Cornwall Annual Pancake Day and Silent Auction

Saturday, March 24 7;00- 12:00 St. John’s Presbyterian Church Caldwell Hall, 28 Second St. East (just east of Pitt and Second) Adults $5 /Children under 6 free. Proceeds go to Rotary Projects.

March 23, 2018 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

Friends of the Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary- Photo Contest

Open until April 1, Calling all amateur photographers to join the contest. All photos must be taken at the Sanctuary, and “The Friends of the Sanctuary” have the right to use entrants in promotional material. Only 2 entrants per individual. For complete info. 

March 16, 2018 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

4th Annual Seedy Saturday

March 17, 10:00 – 3:00 Benson Centre, 800 7th Street West Showcasing regional seed vendors, community exhibitors, educational workshops, and children’s activities. Admission is free, however, donations are welcome. Donations help to support future events by Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group and All Things Food. A family friendly event!

Vendors: Bonville Gardens, Greta’s Organic Gardens, Homestead Organics, Ferme Tournesol, Bird and Bee, Pitt Street Garden, Simply Baked – Bea’s Bread, Cedar Croft Farms, Kitchen Table Seed House, Heritage Seed and Produce, La Shop Agricole, Stewart’s Honey, Langview Farms, Wild Rose Organics

Community Exhibitors: TC+ Tree Action Group, TC+ Food Action Group, TC+ Waste Reduction Group, City of Cornwall Waste Management, Cornwall Horticultural Society, Earthworks, Seaway Valley Community Health Centre, Centre de Santé de Cornwall

For complete info.

March 9, 2018 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

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