Some of the upcoming events happening in and around Cornwall and area:
Paddle to the Sea
Sunday March 10, 1:30 – 3:30 Cornwall Public Library The next film in the Transition Cornwall+ winter series is perfect for the whole family and a great way to start the March Break. Join us for a very special showing of the much loved, National Film Board classic from 1966 Paddle to the Sea, The incredible adventure of the tiny, hand-carved canoe along the great lakes and St. Lawrence River is an inspirational and thought-provoking journey as we experience the surprising challenges that arise along this waterway, even from our perspective 50 years later. This is an interactive event and there will be fun crafts and activities for the children.
Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary Winter Program
Every Saturday and Sunday (12noon to 4PM), the Friends of the Sanctuary opens the visitor centre on Morrison Road, off County road 2 between Ingleside and Morrisburg. For a modest fee, we offer ski and snowshoe equipment rentals, hot or cold drinks and snacks. There is no fee for using the groomed trails for skiing or the paths for snowshoeing and hiking. You can feed the birds and relax on the open deck, make snowmen and warm up by the fires afterwards. For more information and cancellations, please visit http://www.facebook.com/pg/Friends-of-the-Sanctuary-414036970680.More info
5th Annual Seedy Saturday Returns
Saturday March 16, Benson Centre This is a free, family-friendly event designed to help new and existing gardeners find the seeds, tools, and tricks they need to succeed at home. All are welcome! More details regarding vendors, seed swap, workshops, and activities on the Seedy Saturday event page or on Facebook. Mark your calendars!
Plant this Movie
Sunday, February 10, 1:30 Cornwall Public Library “Plant This Movie: the growth of urban farming around the world.” Alain D’Aoust from the Edible Cities Project will be on hand for the discussion following the movie. Soup and refreshments provided. Everyone is welcome.
Check out the trailer.
Science and Nature on Tap with Dr. Glenn Benoy
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, 7:00 pm Schnitzel’s Restaurant, 158 Pitt Street Cornwall. (Back room)
Lakes and rivers straddle major sections of the Canada-United States (US) border. The International Joint Commission (IJC) is known to many who live and work along the St. Lawrence River due to operations of the Moses-Saunders Dam. In addition to their role in management of water levels through the control structures in the Great Lakes Basin, they play a central role in the provision of advice and recommendations to the governments of Canada and the United States on water quality.
Dr. Glenn Benoy is the Senior Water Quality and Ecosystem Advisor to the Canadian Section of the IJC and is also a Fellow with the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI). He advises both the IJC and the CRI on the science and management of shared waters – lakes and rivers and their watersheds – between Canada and the United States. He holds a PhD from the University of Guelph and he was a postdoc at the University of Calgary and the National Hydrology Research Centre in Saskatoon.
January 25-27, 8 films over 3 days! Welcome to the 13th Annual Aultsville Filmfest. This is an annual event that brings Independent Film to Cornwall, and raises money to support operations and refurbishment at Aultsville Theatre. Enjoy the comfort and acoustics that Aultsville Theatre provides, with the gracious lobby and reception space for socializing. Please plan to join us! Full Schedule.
WE ARE: Young and Rising
February 14-18, 2019 in Ottawa, on the land of the Algonquin, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, and Anishinabek, PowerShift: Young and Rising will convene hundreds of young people from across Turtle Island. This four day youth climate convergence will feature workshops, keynote speakers, performances and panel discussions on how we– as a collective youth movement– can take action to solve the climate crisis. For complete info and registration.
Free Christmas Events – Everyone Welcome
Joey Seafood Restaurant
When: December 24, 11-7 and December 25, 12-7
What: Free 2 piece Joeys Famous Pollock Meal
Agora Centre (Nativity Hall ) 301 McConnell St.
When: December 25, 12-2
What: 5th Annual Christmas Dinner
Family Corner Restaurant
When: December 25, 4-8
What: Free turkey dinner with tea or coffee and dessert
Winchester United Church 578 St. Lawrence St.
When: December 25 11:00 Glad tidings of great joy, 11:30 Caroling, 12 Turkey dinner
What: Free Christmas dinner
Board Games Night Returns
December 14, 5:00 Simply Jennifer, 377 11th Street, Come join Patrick and I as we keep our doors open until pm for some board game fun. We bring our own games from home but if you have one you wish to bring , pleaseto everyone, we have literature on hand, some cozy spots if you wish to just enjoy the space and menu. See you then.
Alone Christmas Day?
December 25, 12-2 Agora Hall (Nativity Hall) 301 McConnell St. Join us for our 5th Annaul Christmas dinner NO CHARGE but donations gladly accepted for next year. Need transportation? For pick up call Alison 613-662-4719 two weeks prior. Elevator accessible. Volunteer work call Marlene 613-662-9477.
Bats in Your Backyard
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:00 pm Schnitzels European Flavours, 158 Pitt St. Cornwall Dr. Brian Hickey, Bats in your backyard
Dr. Hickey is Eastern Ontario’s foremost expert on bats. For the past several years, he has developed a large-scale habitat restoration project for Little Brown bats that has engaged citizens and students in monitoring and restoration work. In this presentation, you will learn about the importance of bats in the ecosystem, the impacts of their decline, and the progress and results of his work to install bat houses and monitor populations in our region.
. Click to register
Avonmore Christmas Arts, Crafts and Bake Sale
Saturday & Sunday December 1 & 2, 10:00 – 4:00 Tagwi Secondary School Gymnasium (West Parking Lot) Admission is free with a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon both days at noon. Donations of food for the Community Food Share accepted. Info Linda at 613-346-5981. On the Saturday, the Show is a stop on the Avonmore & District House Tour, for information on the House tour call 346-5493.
Annual Christmas Market
November 17, 9-2 Canadian Legion 167 Queen Street, Chesterville,
Annual Christmas Market hosted by Chesterville Farmer’s Market.
Music of the WW1 Era
Sunday November 18, 2-4pm in the Cornwall Public Library, SONGS & MUSIC OF THE WORLD WAR I ERA offered by Genealogy and Archives Saint-Laurent and Duo-Clarpian. No charge. Please reserved your seat at 613-932-4796.
Girls Night Out Fundraiser for Williamstown Public School
Thursday, November 15, 2018 there will be a GIRLS NIGHT OUT – a fundraiser for Williamstown Public School, organised by the Optimist Club of Lancaster at the St. Mary’s Centre in Williamstown.
Doors open at 5:30 PM with a cash bar. Dinner at 7 PM. Tickets are $50 each and include your dinner, wine with dinner, entertainment and automatic entry for door prizes being offered by the various vendors who will be there.
For tickets or more information please contact: Anne Donkers: 613-577-7588 or Shannon Desgroseilleirs: 613-362-0949 or via the Facebook Page: Optimist Club of Lancaster.
Take a Vet to Dinner
Take a Veteran to Dinner SDGA was born of a strong desire to show appreciation for the efforts and sacrifices of Canadian Veterans. The night is a unique opportunity for Cornwall and area communities to join together in personally thanking the Women and Men who sacrificed so much for Canada. Donations from Individuals and Corporate Sponsors will cover the cost for veterans and their partners. The celebration will be held at The Ramada Inn on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Cocktail hour is at 5: 00PM followed by dinner at 6:00PM and is free for all veterans and their partners. A short presentation on the Code Talkers will occur during the dinner. VIA Rail has also provided a voucher for $750.00 to be given to a veteran in appreciation for their service. To register a veteran or obtain further information, please call, 343-475-0131 (343 is a local Cornwall and area number) and no “1” is required) or Email [email protected]
Warm Up Cornwall Knit Night
Friday, October 19, 6-9, 301 Sunnyside, Optimist Club of Cornwall Clubhouse Do you knit? Do you want to learn how to knit? Do you want to give your knitting skills meaning? Well join up with Warm Up Cornwall and other knitters for an evening of stitching, learning and the company of other knitters.
Tour of Gerdau Ameristeel Cornwall Metals Recycling
Thursday, October 18, 1:00 – 2:00, Gerdau Metal Recycling, 300 Copeland St., Cornwall
A behind the scenes look at metal recycling! During Waste Reduction Week, take a Tour of Gerdau Metals Recycling operation in Cornwall, Ontario. Meet at the site and wear suitable footwear as the site may be muddy. All are welcome. Local contact: Ross Cotton, Location Manager 613 363-3417
World Food Day Open Garden
Sunday, October 14, 11-3 *Carriere Homestead, South Stormont. The free day is packed with activities for the whole family in this beautiful setting, focusing on sustainable food production, both locally and globally. People can take guided and self-guided tours of the property’s fruit and nut groves, winter greenhouse, young food forest as well as enjoy woodland ‘mirror’ walks. There will be demo stations on different methods of food preservation, and hands-on harvesting of root vegetables, seed saving and children’s nature and food activities, along with music and refreshments using local ingredients. A highlight will be an illustrated talk by specialist on world food issues, Elodie Mantha from USC Canada, along with displays of projects worldwide. Donations are welcome as a fundraiser for USC Canada. Activities will take place rain or shine, with some under cover. Click on the link for the schedule:
*Directions to Carriere’s Homestead: 401 west from Cornwall, Ingleside exit (Dickinson Dr./County Rd #14), 10 km north to Otto Rd., turn left (west) onto Otto Rd, first place on the left (#14932).
Apples and Arts Studio Tour 2018
Saturday & Sunday September 29 & 30 10:00 – 4:00, Winner of the 2016 Cornwall Chamber of commerce Tourism Excellence Award The studio tour takes place throughout Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG). The arrival of fall is one of the most colourful events of the year in our area. The season dresses in its most vibrant hues while local artist open their creative space to visitors. Kindly visit applesandart.ca for the brochure and map.
Saturday, September 15, 10am – 2pm Free Family Oriented Workshop OPG Visitor Centre 2500 B Second Street W. Cornwall. Get out your binoculars, come along for a hike, and meet some real live birds of prey! This interactive workshop will introduce you to the basics of bird ecology and help you identify our local feathered friends. A special guest presentation will be given by Conservancy Raptors Canada.
6th Annual Fall Harvest Market
Sunday, September 9, 11-4 Williamstown Fair Grounds 19629 John Street South It’s the 6th Annual Fall Harvest Market. Join us for our open-air country style event set on the picturesque grounds of the Williamstown Fair, Canada’s oldest fair. Expect to see a wide assortment of vendors offering up a large selection of handmade goods. Hosted by W3G & Co.
Stormont County Fair
September 1 – 4 Newington, Celebrating 151 years Stormont County Fair has been providing the Eastern Ontario Community with a fun filled Labour Day Weekend since 1867. For a schedule of the weekend events, click here. Enjoy the last long weekend of summer at the Fair!
Cornwall Triathlon Weekend
August 25 & 26 Weekend Events: Saturday Young champions day is a great initiation into the sport in a fun non-timed environment. Kids aged 4-14 take part in duathlon and triathlon events at the Cornwall Aquatic Centre. Sunday events move to L’Heritage High School. Events for ages 15 & Up include a 5k run, duathlon and triathlon events.
TRASH TO TREASURE DAY
Sunday August 12 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The City of Cornwall is pleased to announce the first-ever Trash to Treasure Day on Sunday, August 12.
Residents throughout the city are invited to participate by placing gently used, unwanted household items to the curb after 7 a.m. on Sunday, August 12. Participants can help treasure hunters by placing signs next to their free items.
“Trash to Treasure Day is all about reducing the waste we send to the landfill,” said Danielle Watson, Waste Management Supervisor. “Often, we throw away items that would be useful to someone else.
“Someone’s trash is always someone else’s treasure!”
Watson outlined several guidelines for residents looking to participate:
– This is not a yard sale – if you have items to sell, please do not place them out during Trash to Treasure Day.
– No mattresses, hazardous waste, or food items can be set out for Trash to Treasure Day.
– If items remain at the end of the day, you must bring them back inside before 7 p.m., or the City will issue a ticket.
“This event is the first of its kind in Cornwall,” said Watson. “We hope to see lots of residents participating in this valuable program.”
Lost Villages Ghost Walk and Paranormal Evening
Saturday, July 28 8:30- 11:59 Lost Villages Museum Long Sault
Tickets are now on sale for our summer Ghost Hunts and Fundraisers at the Lost Villages Museum in Long Sault,is not a tour. This is a chance for you to investigate with us, use our equipment and see if you have what it takes to be a Paranormal Investigator.
This event is family friendly. Recommended age depending on maturity is Age 10 + You will get a chance to do what we do, use our equipment and perhaps find out what spirits dwell at the The Lost Villages Museum
You can reserve your tickets now for the July, August or September event 613-534-2423 or by email at [email protected] or by calling the Museum at (613) 534-2197
Come join our Ghost Hunt and help us raise money for such an important historical site here in Ontario
Arts in the Park
TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS Entering its 33rd season, Arts in the Park is a series of free, family friendly musical acts and an outdoor movie presentation. The concert series is held outdoors at the Lion’s Club Bandshell, where everyone is always welcome.
Please bring your chair, blanket and/or picnic basket to Lamoureux Park and enjoy music performed by popular local artists and performers. All afternoon matinees begin at 2:00 p.m., while all evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and are weather permitting.
Free parking is available behind the Lion’s Club Bandshell and at the Cornwall Civic Complex.
All shows are weather permitting and begin at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Please visit often as further concerts and/or updates will be added.
Martintown Grist Mill Sundays ( July 1 – Sept 2) (10-3) Free admission. Artists inside, farmers’ market, and vendors.
Saturday, July 14, 2- 4 Flower Show and Victorian Tea at the Meeting Place, Williamstown Fair Grounds Green Thumbs Horticultural Society invite you to their annual event. Enjoy the scent of the season! Come see who has the best marigold on the block. Free admission/Free will donation for tea!
Fri, 13 Jul 2018, 7:00 PM – Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 5:00 Place des Festivals, 8 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC J8X
Come to Fair ECOSPHERE, the largest environmental fair in Quebec! We bring together hundreds of exhibitors who sell ecological products that fit into numerous categories: organic food produce, eco-friendly housing and architecture, eco-friendly design and commerce, health and wellness, beauty and cosmetics, oils and bath products, etc. In addition, we host a multitude of conferences that are promoted by passionate and insightful experts.
On July 13 at 7 p.m., we will be showcasing the documentary La terre vue du coeur made in partnership with Hubert Reeves.
On July 14 at 7 p.m., the Ecoleaders’ Evening will bring together 5 or 6 Ecoleaders who will share their insight into how to fight climate change and adopt healthy lifestyles.
General admission: FREE
Regulating a River: Creating the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project
Wednesday July 11, 2018 7:30 pm @ South Stormont Township Hall
The River institute’s signature speaker series, Science and Nature on Tap is on tour for the summer months. The series will drop anchor in Long Sault, at South Stormont Township Hall in the Council Chambers for a very special session. Dr. Daniel Macfarlane of Western Michigan University is the presenter. This free presentation will explore the St. Lawrence Seaway, its complicated history, the environmental impacts, and its significant influences over the past six decades. A timely presentation given this year’s 60th anniversary of the inundation which permanently submerged nine communities with the creation of the Seaway in 1958.