Rock for Winterfest raises $525 for this year’s Festival! Winterfest Carnaval wrote via Facebook: “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!” Storm Realty Cornwall Winterfest Carnval 2013 takes place February 14th to 18th. For more info visit their website: http://www.cornwallwinterfest.com/
Benefit Supper for the Cornwall Hospice! Roxane Delage and band will be playing a concert and benefit Supper for the Cornwall Hospice on Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at the Royal Canadian Legion on 415 Second Street West. The dinner includes caesar salad, spaghetti garlic bread and dessert. Admission is $10. This event runs from 3pm to 8pm. About Cornwall Hospice: The hospice is a home when home is no longer possible or practical, making the last days or a person’s life together with their family peaceful, comfortable and meaningful. Carefor Hospice Cornwall is a 10 private room facility We provide compassionate, end of life care for individuals who prefer not to be in a hospital and can no longer stay at home. Carefor Hospice Cornwall services are totally non-denominational and available free of charge to all people regardless of age, gender, race or religion. Professional care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Families and caregivers are encouraged and welcomed to participate in the life and care of the patient at hospice. Would you like to donate to the Hospice? Visit this website for more info: http://cornwallhospice.com/styled-8/index.html
Crystal Singing Bowls Workshop with Jody Marsolais and Jay Schwed! This event takes place Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Cornwall. Learn a brief history, therapeutic applications, and techniques to incorporate singing crystal bowls, and hand held singing bowls into your Holistic practice or for personal use. This is a hands on workshop guaranteed to inspire you. You will be able to practice these techniques on a variety of different singing bowls It is recommended that you purchase your singing bowls prior to the workshop, although, there will be singing bowls available for practice and purchase. Please RSVP to guarantee your space, (limited to 15 people) $50 in advance and $65 after February 1. For info on payments and the address for the event visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/114176448753922/
Mad Hatter Productions presents The Cowguys on February 22nd! The Cowguys are an Ottawa based performing duo who have been delighting audiences worldwide since 1990. They expertly blend circus, western and magic skills with dexterity, wit, juggling, and comedy for all ages in their award winning show. With over 2500 performances to their credit, they have delighted audiences again and again with their unique comedic style. The Cowguys have been featured on A-Channel, CBC, CTV (CJOH), Rogers 22, The New RO, Global, Homegrown Café, Xfm 101.1, in numerous newspapers, and news broadcasts, corporate and community events, talent shows, conventions, schools and festivals. The Cowguys have trained and done workshops with Ringling Brothers Clown teachers, Cirque du Soleil instructors, university level courses, Circus schools, Commedia Dell Arte, and other performers. They draw on this training at each of their performances The Cowguys show is a proven crowd pleaser. Tickets are available at Scotiabank near Brookdale Avenue. Visit Mad Hatters website for more info:http://www.madhproductions.com/
Amelia Curran performing in Morrisburg on March 2nd! East Coast Juno-award winning singer songwriter Amelia Curran visits the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Morrisburg on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013. She has been described by Liverpool’s Seven Streets as “that rare thing: the real deal. A singer-songwriter with no agenda, no social media creation myth, just a guitar, a voice and that unswerving attention to detail that separates out the very best folk singers from the hype. Her honesty and purity might win her kudos on the acoustic circuit, but its the beauty of her compositions (some reminiscent of early Paul Simon, others as rootsy as Emmylou’s finest) that linger longest.” As much a poet as she is a songwriter, Amelia is anartist who has charted a course through longing and loss with lyrics that face life’s beauties and terrors with disconsolate urgency. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Basket Case in Morrisburg; Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall, and at Compact Music in Ottawa. Fore more info on upcoming shows visit their website: http://www.st-lawrencestage.com/shows.html
For the love of Music in Winchester! Join in for a fun filled night for guitar kickin’, banjo pickin’, easy listenin’ music, good for all ages. All the while opening your eyes to the work of local artists. Admission is $5. You can pick up tickets by visiting select locations in the area with the sign in the window. Location: The Old Town Hall in Winchester across from the Royal Bank – 478 Main St., Winchester, Ontario. The event runs 6:00pm until Midnight.
CHICAGO! This play is being presented by the Seaway Valley Theatre Company. The event runs from February 8, 2013 – February 16, 2013. Evenings: February 8, 9, 15, 16 – 2013 at 7:30pm, and a Matinee: February 10 – 2013 at 1:30pm. Tickets on sale at Cornwall Square Admin Office, 1 Water St. East, Cornwall, ON 613-938-2118. Adults $20.00, Seniors & Students $18.00, Children 12 and under $16.00 or at the door one hour prior to curtain. CHICAGO will take you back to the roaring 20’s. Meet Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly – murderesses trying to capitalize on their crimes. Enter Matron Mama Morton, slick lawyer Billy Flynn and innocent Amos Hart. With a host of crazy characters, the action is non-stop, the costumes spectacular and the music… contagious – Be prepared to be Razzle-Dazzled! Visit Seaway Valley’s web site: http://www.svtc.ca/
Valentines Murder Mystery Dinner Show! This event takes place Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Ramada Inn. The show starts at 6:30pm. Murder at the Comedy House is a hilarious play within a murder mystery, and no one is above suspicion. So join in on the fun, put your best CSI face on and help us to find out Whodunut! It won’t kill you! – Feb 8th, 9th and Feb 10th Sunday brunch at 11:30 am (613) 932-3510. For more info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stage-Fright-Shows/403079969772098
River Kings Fundraiser for United Way! This event takes place at Shoeless Joes on February 10th at 11am. The Cornwall River Kings will have a fun day at Shoeless Joes on Sunday February 10th to raise money for the UNITED WAY. There will be many items up for grabs via silent auctions, a BIG main prizeto be raffled off, the spin to win wheel will be set up and of course some of your River Kings Staff and Players there to meet and get autographs. Come grab a bite to eat at Shoeless Joes as they will Donate 10% of ALL food sales that day from 11am to 8pm. Prizes include two tickets to a Sens game, and two floor tickets to a Lady Gaga concert.
Benefit for Julie! This is a two day event at La Maison on February 15th and 16th from 9:00pm to 2:00 am both nights, tickets are $10 per person per night, and advance tickets are available at La Maison. This event features eight bands: On Friday: Shake The Tree, Whiskey Sour, Heatley and Freakboy, and on Saturday: Lovesick Mistress, Switchgear and headlining will be Heroes Fall. Details on what the benefit is for you can go to help-ms.com for more information. There will also be 50/50 draws, raffles and calendars for sale to help with donations. Donations can also be made online at help-ms.com
Amelia Curran in Morrisburg! East Coast Juno-award winning singer songwriter Amelia Curran visits the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Morrisburg on March 2nd. She has been described by Liverpool’s Seven Streets as “that rare thing: the real deal. A singer-songwriter with no agenda, no social media creation myth, just a guitar, a voice and that unswerving attention to detail that separates out the very best folk singers from the hype. Her honesty and purity might win her kudos on the acoustic circuit, but its the beauty of her compositions (some reminiscent of early Paul Simon, others as rootsy as Emmylou’s finest) that linger longest.” As much a poet as she is a songwriter, Amelia is anartist who has charted a course through longing and loss with lyrics that face life’s beauties and terrors with disconsolate urgency. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door (all tickets are general admission). Tickets are available at Basket Case, Morrisburg; Strung Out Guitars, Cornwall and Compact Music, Ottawa or online. For more info on shows: http://www.st-lawrencestage.com/shows.html
More SD&G Coalition of Social Justice Meetings Announced! The following are dates booked at the Library (second floor conference room) for The SD&G Coalition for Social Justice meetings:
- Wed. Feb. 20th @ 6:30pm
- Wed. Mar. 20th @ 6:30pm
- Wed. Apr. 17th @ 6:30pm
- Wed. May 15th @ 6:30pm
- Wed. June 19th @ 6:30pm
Meetings are open to the public, and new participants are always welcomed. Thank you.
My name is Jason Setnyk, and this is my eye on society.
Jason Setnyk is a high school teacher, journalist, published and award winning author and photographer. He writes 5 Questions With and interviews.
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