Article and Photo by Jason Setnyk
Cornwall Ontario – Over a hundred people were in attendance Saturday night at Rock for Winterfest. There was a terrific lineup of musicians at La Maison for the event.
The show kicked off with stellar sets by Rock N Roll Joel followed by The Normans. This show also featured the debut of pop-hiphop-dance band Sky People who will be playing at this years Winterfest. Later that night Rodney Rivette and Joel Sauve rocked the house – Rivette was one of the founders and a former Chair of Winterfest. The night finished with a smashing set by southern blues band Heatley.
Acting Mayor David Murphy was a special guest speaker last Saturday night. Murphy said, “I would like to thank the Winterfest Committee for the amazing work they do”. Also in attendance was Cornwall City Councillor Syd Gardiner.
Chair Jason Mitchell said, “thank you to all those who joined us at Rock for Winterfest – Superb music, fun and laughter! Special thanks to Jason Setnyk for organizing the fundraiser, La Maison for hosting the event, the bands for delivering top notch performances and the people who came out to celebrate with us! $525.00 was raised and will go towards Free Children’s programming at this year’s Festival!”
The Storm Realty Cornwall Winterfest Carnaval 2013 will be held on the Family Day weekend in February. Events take place from Thursday February 14th to Monday February 18th. More info can be found on the Winterfest website here: www.cornwallwinterfest.com.
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“Winterfest wants to send you and a friend to Eight Premier Events (Winner takes all!): Justin Beiber, Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Billy Talent, Kinsmen Lift-off 2013 Weekend Pass, Stars on Ice, Disney on Ice and Harlem Globetrotters. Raffle Tickets are available at the CNIB Lottery Booth in the Cornwall Square, Short-Line Convenience and Video at 1300 2nd Street W, MacMillan’s Convenience at 35 Marlborough Street N, Storm Realty Cornwall at 408 Pitt Street, Partir D’un Bon Pas at 610 McConnel Ave and Le Centre Culturel de Cornwall at 124 Anthony Street. Tickets are 1 for $2 or 3 for $5, Grand prize will be drawn at 6PM on Sunday February 17th – Lions Club Bandshell, Lamoureux Park.