Kinsmen Pizza Party – a decade of raising dough for charity

CORNWALL, Ont. – If you want the crown, you have to take it – or in this case, bake it.

Boston Pizza is looking to take the coveted title of ‘Cornwall’s best pizza’ from reigning three-time champion Louis’ Pizzeria at the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall’s 10th anniversary Pizza Party fundraiser.

“We want to showcase our talent and benefit the community,” said Boston Pizza Cornwall general manager Colin Casperson. “The quality of our ingredients is what sets us apart. Our food is made daily. It’s fresh. That’s a staple for us.”

The event takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the Best Western Parkway Inn in Cornwall.

B.P. will compete against 2-4-1 Pizza, Bobby’s Place, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Pizza, Milano’s, Best Famous Pizza, and Louis’ Pizzeria.

Dessert pizza will be served complimentary of Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Cornwall.

“Cornwall has an appetite for generosity and all-dressed pizza,” said event chair Dan Carbonnell, an active member of the service club. “There are still plenty of seats left but that won’t last too long.”

In 2015, Louis’ Pizzeria was crowned champion for the third straight year, while second place went to 2-4-1 Pizza, and Bobby’s Place took third.

But the crowd had their say, too. The People’s Choice top three: Louis’ Pizzeria, Bobby’s Place, and Best Famous Pizza.

“This is a fun, family-friendly event about enjoying the city’s legendary pizza and giving back to the community,” said Carbonnell.

The Kinsmen Club of Cornwall’s annual Pizza Party has raised over $121,535 for local non-profits, youth programs, and other local charitable initiatives in the last decade.

This year, proceeds will be sliced up several ways to the Longue Sault Public School Spec Ops Program (a fitness and character development program), Koala Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in Cornwall, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall & District, and the family of Sean Cowan, an Eamer’s Corners Public School student battling leukemia.

The event is sponsored in part by TC Media – Cornwall Seaway News.

Tickets are $25 and can be found at Scotiabank Cornwall and by emailing

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