Community Weekender …Plus

Seaway News Staff

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

Volunteer drivers needed in Cornwall & district to provide cancer patients transportation to their medical appointments. The Wheels of Hope program ensures that volunteer drivers are trained and supported in addition to reimbursing them for mileage. Interested in becoming a volunteer driver? Please contact Linda Rodgers Email: linda.rodgers@ontario.cancer.ca or call 613-932-1283

CORNWALL COMFORT QUILTS

Hand made for and given to Cancer patients. For more info call: Nicole 613 935-5593, Laura 613 936-2179, Anne 613 932-7084, Anne 250 428-1637. Located at The Care Centre, 510 2nd St. E. Cornwall.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY – MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

For families and for those living with dementia. Call 613 932-4914 for times and locations (English and French).

IF SOMONE’S DRINKING BOTHERS YOU

Call Al-Anon 613-937-4880

MONDAYS

• DOES FOOD CONTROL YOUR LIFE? Do you constantly diet, starve, binge or purge? Do you hate your body? Do you eat and feel guilty? STOP hurting yourself with food. There is a place for you! We meet every Monday evening at 6:30pm at Wesleyan Church, 780 Sydney, Cornwall. You are not alone. Contact 613 662-9979 or oa.cornwall@gmail.com

• BINGO AT CENTRE CHARLES-ÉMILE-CLAUDE Monday nights. Early bird starts at 6:15 pm, regular games 7 pm.146B Chevrier Place. All welcome.

les lundis

BINGO Le Centre Charles-Émile-Claude sis au 146 B Chevrier, vous invite tous les lundis soirs à leurs parties de Bingo. Entre autres, les parties « lève-tôt » à 18 h 15, parties régulières à 19 h 00 ainsi qu’un progressif. Bienvenue à tous.

TUESDAYS

SEAWAY SENIORS BID EUCHRE Tuesday evenings at 7 pm and Sundays at 1 pm. Everyone welcome. 506 Pitt St. Info: Diane 613-938-7776.

les mardi

VIVRE EN SANTÉ AVEC UNE MALADIE CHRONIQUE (EN FRANÇAIS) Un atelier gratuit de 6 semaines pour vous apprendre à mieux gérer votre maladie chronique. Les mardis de 13h à 15h30 du 25 juin au CSCE de Cornwall. Pour plus d’info ou pour vous inscrire, contactez Stéphanie au 613 937-2683 poste 284.

WEDNESDAYS

SMART CITY TOASTMASTERS invites you to become a better communicator. Join us at St Lawrence College room M3520 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:45 pm. Small group allows you to get comfortable in practicing presentations, and grow your confidence. Remember, it is free for visitors.

THURSDAYS

• THE CORNWALL NAVY CLUB 30 Sixth St E. across from Giant Tiger serves supper every THURSDAY at 5 PM followed by Georgie’s Karaoke from 6-9PM. SATURDAYS from 3-7 pm karaoke with Georgie. SUNDAYS breakfast served from 8 am-noon. Everyone welcome. Hall rentals for all occasions. Info:613-938-0285

• ST MATTHEW’S INGLESIDE COMMUNITY SUPPER. First Thursday of each month starting June 6. The entire community is invited. Contact 613-537-2921 for details.

• CORNWALL WESLEYAN CHURCH invites you to our Bible Study Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. For further activities refer to www.cornwallwesleyanchurch.on.ca or call 613-936-9166.

• MEN’S DROP IN CENTRE every first and fourth Thursday of June, the Center will be open from 10am to 11:30am. Come and meet those who are walking the same life journey. Share you experiences with us and grow together towards a better life. See you there. 208 Second St. East, Cornwall Pentecostal Church (old library) 613-937-3737.

FRIDAYS

CORNWALL ART WALK – Experience some amazing local art and some great Downtown restaurants and shops at the same time with the Cornwall Art Walk. This monthly event will see artists display their art on easels in windows and on the walls of local businesses for one night each month. The artists will be present to paint or draw during the evening and to talk to people about their art. The event is scheduled for the fourth Friday of each month from May to August – June 28, July 26 and August 23. It runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Downtown Cornwall.

SATURDAYS

CORNWALL WESLEYAN CHURCH invites you to the Men’s Fellowship Meeting at 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of the Month. For further activities refer to www.cornwallwesleyanchurch.on.ca or call 613-936-9166.

SUNDAYS

• CORNWALL WESLEYAN CHURCH invites you to our Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. Kids Konnect Church for children ages 4 – 12 years. Nursery is also available.

• MARTINTOWN MILL OPENS EVERY SUNDAY from July 7 to September 15. The Martintown Grist Mill is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artists, vendors, entertainers and farmers market on site. Come tour the historic grist mill and enjoy a unique part of Glengarry history.

SUMMER EVENTS

YOGA and TENNIS for the summer, the Centre Charles-Émile-Claude is pleased to offer once again yoga classes and yoga on chairs. These classes are offered to members and non-members. We will also be offering tennis as a new activity at Kinsmen Park (corner of Carleton and Third Streets). In case of rain, this activity will be cancelled. Please call to register as places are limited. For more information, please call 613-932-1035.

Événements d’été

YOGA et TENNIS pour tout l’été, le Centre Charles-Émile-Claude offre à nouveau les cours de yoga et yoga sur chaise pour cet été. Ces cours sont offerts aux membres et non-membres. Cet été, le Centre Charles-Émile-Claude offre une nouvelle activité à son programme, le tennis. Cette activité se déroulera au parc Kinsmen ( au coin des rues de Carleton et Third ). En cas de pluie, le tennis sera annulé. Les places étant limitées, veuillez appeler au 613-932-1035 pour confirmer votre présence.

 

JULY 29 – SOCCER BASEBALL

Join the South Stormont Summer Events Crew on Monday, July 29, for a friendly game of Soccer Baseball at the Ingleside Ball Diamond from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. There is no cost to this Summer Event, but please wear proper running shoes!

JULY 30 – SOUTH STORMONT’S GOT TALENT

Join the South Stormont Summer Events Crew on Tuesday, July 30, and show off your talent at the South Stormont Community Hall in Long Sault from 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. There is no cost to this Summer Event.

JULY 31 – MEAN TO BE GREEN

Join the South Stormont Summer Events Crew on Wednesday, July 31, for this eco-friendly hour where you will learn everything you need to know to take care of your own plant! This Summer Event costs $2 and registration is required by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at (613) 534-2419. The event will be held at the Long Sault Arena during the following times: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

AUGUST 1 – CAN YOU ESCAPE?

Join the South Stormont Summer Events Crew at the Long Sault Arena from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on August 1 for an exciting escape room scenario. Do you have what it takes to escape? There is no cost to this Summer Event, however it is recommended for ages 12+

AUGUST 2 – ZUMBA

Join the South Stormont Summer Events Crew at the Lancer Centre in Ingleside from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. for the most fun workout of the summer: Zumba! There is no cost to this Summer Event, but please bring appropriate running shoes and a water bottle to stay hydrated!

AUGUST 2 & 3 – THE GLENGARRY HIGHLAND GAMES

This highly anticipated event is one of the largest of its kind in the world and features North America’s largest performance of massed pipe bands. Tickets are cash only at the gate for $25 per day. Children under 12 are free. $10 extra for admission for the Tent on Friday night.

AUGUST 3 & 4 – ANNUAL TUBIE FESTIVAL

The festival includes a triathalon, a Tubie themed parade, a beer garden with vendors, a fun outdoor dance with a live band by the river and the big event: the Tubie Race! A race where teams race homemade crafts from tubes 3km down the river to claim the title King or Queen of the River! This event is a two-day event from August 3rd-4th held in Morrisburg at the waterfront.

AUGUST 6 – ICE CREAM SUNDAES!

Join the South Stormont Summer Events Crew on Aug. 6 at the Long Sault Arena from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. for some delicious ice cream sundaes! There is a $2 cost to this Summer Event.

AUGUST 7 – SOUTH STORMONT SURVIVOR!

The South Stormont Summer Events Crew at the Long Sault Arena from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on August 7 for an exciting afternoon competing in South Stormont Survivor. Do you have what it takes to outwit, outplay and outlast? There is no cost to this Summer Event.

AUGUST 9-11 – WILLIAMSTOWN FAIR

The 208th year of the Williamstown Fair kicks off Friday, August 9 in the evening. There will be all sorts of fun events to help celebrate. The petting zoo and free wagon rides are sure to keep the kids excited, and the talent show, karaoke contest, beach volleyball tournament and live entertainment will put smiles on the whole family. The weekend is highlighted by key local entertainment Friday and Saturday night. The Fair runs August 9 to August 11.

AUGUST 10 – FIRE STATION FAMILY FUN DAY

Fire Station Family Fun Day – On Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., join the Firefighters and Ladies Auxiliary of South Stormont Fire and Rescue Station 3 (Newington Fire Hall) for the 3rd Annual Family Fun Day at the Newington Fairgrounds. A number of free activities for the whole family will be available on-site, including: Giant slip ‘n’ Slide, Mini Fire Fighter Challenge, Facepainting 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Free BBQ (donations welcome) from 11 a.m – 2 p.m., Tug O’ War (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.), and Soccer Baseball (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

AUGUST 10 – CORNWALL WATERFEST

This annual summer event is held at the historic Cornwall Canal at Power Dam Drive and Second Street West. In conjunction to the popular dragon boat races, there is a unique market featuring local artisans displaying their wares. Delicious food and drink is served on site. To keep the crowd energized, the Waterfest stage features a variety of homegrown entertainment that will be announced later in the season. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 – see you there!

AUGUST 13 – LITTLE RAY’S REPTILES

Little Ray’s Reptiles will be at the Long Sault Arena on Tuesday, August 13 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. for snakes, lizards, turtles and more all on display and experts to teach you about the animal kingdom! There is a $2 per child cost to this Summer Event.

AUGUST 14 – PRINCESS PARTY

Join the South Stormont Summer Events Crew on Wednesday, August 14 at the St. Andrews West Fire Hall for the annual Princess Party! Dress in your finest princess attire and be sure to register before Aug. 8 by contacting the South Stormont Parks and Recreation Department at (613) 534-2419. There is a cost of $2 for this Summer Event, which will take place during the following times: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

AUGUST 15 – SUPERHERO DAY

Join the South Stormont Summer Events Crew on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the St. Andrews West Fire Hall from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for Superhero Day. Dress as your favourite superhero and join the fun! There is a cost of $2 for this Summer Event and registration is required by August 9 by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at (613) 534-2419.

AUGUST 15 – GLENGARRY HERITAGE TOUR

On Thursday, August 15 learn about some of the rich history of the area with the Glengarry Routes Heritage tour! The tour is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and departs from Rob McIntosh in South Lancaster. The tour stops at St. Raphael’s, Martintown, Williamstown and South Lancaster. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the South Glengarry Tourism Booth, South Lancaster.

AUGUST 15 & 29 AND SEPTEMBER 12 – FARM TO TABLE DINNERS

Enjoy a buffet style dinner prepared by The Quirky Carrot. Pair it with a pint from Rurban Brewery and Stone Crop Acres wine all whilst enjoying a beautiful summer evening at the rustic Avonmore Berry Farm. The dinner takes place on following dates at 6 p.m.: August 15, August 29, and September 12. Tickets are $60 each, wine and beer is $5 per glass. To reserve your tickets email: avonmoreberryfarm@gmail.com.

AUGUST 16-18 – SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAIR

Taking place from Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18, the South Mountain Fair also includes a lineup of popular, award winning musical acts performing each day of the fair. There will be a family fun parade, tractor pull, car and truck shows, agricultural games and exhibits and the demolition derby highlight.

AUGUST 17 – LADIES AUXILIARY VOLLEYBALL DAY

Join the Ingleside Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary Volleyball Fun Day at the Ingleside Community Park on Saturday, August 17. Teams must have at least six players (minimum two guys/ two girls) and all participants must be 18 years or older. Entry fee is $100 and you can sign your team up by contacting Danielle at (613) 662-9655 or by email at dd.stewart@hotmail.com . There will be door prizes and a BBQ on-site and the Ingleside Splash Pad and playground equipment will be available for the kids!

AUGUST 17 – ST. ANDREWS FEST

Don’t miss the excitement at the annual St. Andrews West Community Fest on Saturday, August 17! Held at the St. Andrews West sports field and outdoor hockey rink from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., the St. Andrews West Community Fest is a freewill donation event. Activities include: Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., Kids’ Zone with Inflatable Midway, Giant Slip and Slide, Arts and Crafts, Volleyball Tournament, Auction Table, Artisan Vendors, Raffles, Live local musical talent every hour, Food Vendors, Beer Garden, Children’s movie outdoors under the stars, Magic Show at 7:30 p.m., Dance Party, and a Fireworks at dusk.

AUGUST 17 – FOOD FEST

On Saturday, August 17 Cornwall’s biggest block party returns with Cornwall Food Fest in Downtown Cornwall! The heart of the city will be taken over by food trucks and local restaurants showcasing amazing dishes throughout the day. The food will be complemented by dozens of artisans and vendors, buskers, demonstrations, live entertainment and much more!

AUGUST 17-18 – DOORS OPEN IN CORNWALL AND THE COUNTIES

Discover the amazing stories behind some of the area’s most famous sites during Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties! During this two-day event, participating local sites will open their doors free of charge, giving members of the public a unique chance to see familiar landmarks in a whole new way. The event runs from Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 18.

AUGUST 17 – LOST VILLAGES GHOST HUNTING

Join the Lost Villages Historical Society and Bytown Paranormal on Saturday, August 17 at 7:15 p.m. for a Ghost Hunt at the Lost Villages Museum. Sign up at the Village Store or call (613) 534-2197 or (613) 537-8226. Cost is $18 per person.

AUGUST 17 – WONDERFUL WORLD OF WILDLIFE

The Wonderful World of Wildlife runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 and is free! Discover science and nature with OPG from June to September. This community partnership with the River Institute delivers fun and informative sessions on a range of topics that appeal to all ages. For more information, please contact Cristina Charette at 613-936-6620 ext. 232.

AUGUST 17 – CLASSIQU’ ARTS

Classiqu’ Arts is a festival in the national historic site known as the St. Raphael’s Ruins. This event features classical music, dance and an art exhibition starring local and international artists, dancers and musicians. This event is held on Saturday, August 17 from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. For more information visit: https://classiquarts.ca/home/

AUGUST 18 – LOST VILLAGES BUS TOUR

Join the Lost Villages Historical Society on Sunday, August 18 for a fully-guided tour of locations and heritage of the flooded villages. The tour guide is Lost Villages Historical Society Past President Jim Brownell. The air-conditioned bus leaves the Lost Villages Museum at 1 p.m. and returns at 5 p.m. for a barbecue. Cost is $30 per person for the tour & barbecue. Reservations are required. Contact: info@lostvillages.ca or call 613-534-2197 or Jim Brownell, j.k.brownell@gmail.com. Additional bus tours are scheduled for Sept. 22.

AUGUST 19 – TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

The South Stormont Summer Events Crew will be at the Lancer Centre in Ingleside from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19 for the Teddy Bear Picnic. Is your teddy feeling sick? Don’t worry, the Summer Events Crew will fix ‘em up real quick! Don’t forget to bring your favourite teddy! There is no cost to this Summer Event.

AUGUST 20 – SOUTH STORMONT KIDS GALA

Join the Summer Events Crew at the South Stormont Community Hall in Long Sault on Tuesday, August 20 to celebrate another great summer of exciting events throughout the Township at the South Stormont Kids’ Gala. Beginning at 5 p.m., the Gala includes light refreshments, dinner and dessert, followed by dancing and live entertainment. There is a cost of $5 for this Summer Event and registration is required by Aug. 6 by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at (613) 534-2419.

AUGUST 22 – MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

Meet outside the Ingleside Shopping Plaza at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 22 to watch the family-friendly movie, “Home” outside under the stars. There is no cost to this Summer Event, however donations will be accepted upon arrival.

AUGUST 23 – ART WALK

Experience some amazing local art and some great Downtown restaurants and shops at the same time with the Cornwall Art Walk. This monthly event will see artists display their art on easels in windows and on the walls of local businesses for one night each month. The artists will be present to paint or draw during the evening and to talk to people about their art. It runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Downtown Cornwall.

AUGUST 24 – WALK, RUN OR PLAY FOR CANCER

Join the community for a new event in Long Sault in support of the Canadian Cancer Society on Augusr 24 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The day includes a 1km track for those who want to walk or run for Cancer, there will be a volleyball tournament and a 3-pitch softball tournament, live music and beer tent throughout the day, and capped off with a great outdoor dinner and dance in the park. Entrance to the volleyball and softball tournaments are by pledge sheets which will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. Interested teams should contact David Smith at (613) 577-2081 or theknowitallnews@yahoo.ca to register. Pledge sheets for the event are available at the Canadian Cancer Society, O’Neill’s Pub, Ingleside Senior’s Support Centre, members of the Friendly Circle Seniors Club. The dinner and dance begin at 5 p.m. and costs $20.00 and will feature live performances by a number of well-known, local impersonators. Tickets for the dinner and dance can be purchased at O’Neill’s Pub, Friendly Circle Senior’s Club members, or David Smith at the above phone number or email address.

AUGUST 23 – 25 – CHESTERVILLE FAIR

Running from Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25, the beautiful August weather is a perfect backdrop for this fun-filled weekend. The Chesterville Fair has all the staples of a great country fair: The Midway the kids will love; the petting zoo with all sorts of barnyard animals; and the livestock shows. This fair, however, also has that little extra that keep the thrills coming. The demolition derby is always a crowd pleaser. It’s always a wild country party at the Chesterville Fair.

AUGUST 24 & 25 – CORNWALL TRIATHLON

Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25, the best race in eastern Ontario is back in the form of the Cornwall Triathlon! The Cornwall Triathlon offers a unique experience that sets it apart from other triathlons in the area. The event features traffic free courses in the city core on both event days. Saturday – Young Champions Day: Saturday events include a Duathlon of varying distances for ages 14 & under and a Triathlon of varying distances with a pool swim for ages 7-14. Sunday – Adult Events: The Sunday events include 5km run, Try-A-Tri, Sprint and Olympic Triathlon distances and a Sprint Duathlon. Registration is now underway!

AUGUST 25 – HERITAGE GARDENING AT GLENGARRY PIONEER MUSEUM

August 25 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., guest speaker Tammy MacGregor will lead a tour of the Glengarry Pioneer Museum Gardens showcasing heritage plants that our pioneers would have grown and appreciated.

AUGUST 24 & 25 – TRASH TO TREASURE WEEKEND

Trash to Treasure Day is an opportunity for residents to share their gently used, unwanted household items with treasure hunters. The goal is to reuse items rather than sending them to the landfill. Join your neighbours throughout the City of Cornwall to participate in Trash to Treasure Day! The event has been expanded to include: A community-wide yard sale on Saturday, August 24 and the annual giveaway day on Sunday, August 25. It’s free! If you’d like to participate in the yard sale or the giveaway day, fill out this form (https://cornwall.formbuilder.ca/English-Forms/Trash-to-Treasure-Day-2019) to have your address added to the “Treasure Map!” For more information, visit their Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/2WHH66z

AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 1 – CORNWALL DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW

If you’re a dog lover, then this event is for you. From Friday, August 30 to September 1, breeders and handlers from far and wide will be coming with their prized pooches and many will be camping out to Farran Park in Ingleside for the event. For more information on this event, visit their website: http://tiny.cc/066x6y

AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 1 – STORMONT COUNTY FAIR

From Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1, Newington is pumped full of excitement over the Labour Day weekend with the annual Stormont County Fair. The fair has always amassed a huge crowd for its exciting events like the demolition derby, the talent show, the midway, the competitive softball tournaments and the live entertainment. With so much to do, the fair is a great way to celebrate the unofficial end of summer.

AUGUST 31 – WINERY & BREWERY TOUR

On Sunday, August 31 Bike Centric presents a 30- or 60-kilometre supported bike tour featuring stops at Stone House Vineyard and Woods Brothers Brewing Company. Ride on quiet rural roads and take in the amazing scenery. Bring your wallet to purchase some of the fine products at the two stops. Ride includes: a support vehicle, a delicious lunch, four wine tastings at Stone House Vineyard, and beer tastings at Woods Brothers Brewing Company. Ride begins at 10 a.m. at Stone House Vineyard in Alexandria (free parking available). The ride will be fully supported to transport your purchases, aid in any mechanical situations and provide water.

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