CORNWALL, Ontario -Make marking your calendar with all the fun events happening in Cornwall, SD&G, and Akwesasne easy with our list of festivals, concerts, fundraisers, public forums, and sporting events.
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2014 Tim Hortons Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) Cornwall & District Bowl for Kids Sake
There’s only one major fundraising event in Cornwall where strikers, one-hit wonders and even media kingpins are all part of the game. Over 1,000 bowlers are set to invade Olympia Bowl (1 to 7p. m.) and Nativity Lanes (12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) on Saturday, Fri. 8 during the annual Bowl for Kids Sake. Registration has ended, but you can still make a donation at either event location. All funds raised will help support seven free mentoring programs offered by BBBS. SD&G will have their chance to strike it big at the Counties Challenge Cup on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Chesterville Bowling Lanes.
Seaway Valley Theatre Company (SVTC) launches ‘Les Miserables’
SVTC is spreading its wings in their new production of ‘Les Miserables.’ A talented mix of 56 performers ranging from ages 10 to 70 are ready to own the stage on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and again with a matinee show on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Aultsville Theatre. Tickets are $18 (children under 12); $20 (seniors and students); $22 (adults) and can be purchased at the Civic Complex box office or at admission.com. Visit www.svtc.ca for further details.
Stage Fright Productions presents ‘Murder at the Casino Royale’
Professional and budding actors led by homegrown talent Nicholas Merizzi portray a cast of zany characters blinded by the bright lights of nightlife. Enjoy dinner theatre as a slick whodunit unfolds at Ramada Cornwall on Saturday, Feb. 8 for $45/a ticket. Doors open at 6 p.m. with cocktail hour, followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. before the show kicks off at 8 p.m. Alternatively, on Sunday, Feb. 9 a matinée show priced at $35 will start with a cash bar at 11 a.m. trailed by the opening of the first act at 11:30 a.m. A buffet brunch will be served at noon. For more information, call (613) 933-8000. Click here to read an article on the show.
Mecca Pro Wrestling – No Love Lost
Mecca Pro Wrestling (MPW) is starting its reign in the ring in 2014 with a knockout performance at ‘No Love Lost’ on Saturday, Feb. 8 at The Agora Catholic Centre. Fists will fly and bodies will drop starting at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, or $40 for a family pack of four. They can be purchased at Nativity Bowling and Poppy’s Pawns Plus.
Cornwall Flying Club meeting takes flight
If you’re interested in aviation, there’s a club for that. Every second Saturday the Cornwall Flying Club meets at the Cornwall Regional Airport in Summerstown from 9 to 11 a.m. All are welcome. To find out more information, visit www.copaflight59cfc.ca.
SDG Taekwondo hosts ‘Kick for Heart’
Drop by SDG Taekwondo (251 Pitt Street) and make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Saturday, Feb. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call (613) 935-3505 or (613) 362-9445.
Casting call for Vagabond Theartre
Do you have what it takes to light up the stage? Then audition for Vagabond Theatre’s spring production of ‘A Sting in the Tale’ on February 10, 11, and 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nav Centre (room A-106). For more information, call Dan at (613) 938-1930 or check out www.vagabondtheatrecornwall.ca.
Mohawk contribution to the War of 1812
Join Douglas George, Mohawk and First Nations historian, as he discusses the War of 1812-14 from a different perspective. The event will take place on Monday, Feb. 10 at the Nor’Westers & Loyalist Museum in Williamstown from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 525-1008.
A Lil’ Pole Fitness and Om Satya Yoga celebrate milestone
Two Cornwall businesses are throwing a one-year anniversary party on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at their studio at 101 Ninth Street West. A donation box for Big Brothers Big Sisters Cornwall & District will be on site. City council candidate Brock Frost is scheduled as a special guest speaker.