Eye on Society by Jason Setnyk
(Friday February 8th 2013 edition)
Arts, Culture, and Politics in Cornwall & SDSG!
Liberal leadership candidate M.P. Justin Trudeau will visit Cornwall on February 12th! The Stormont Dundas South Glengarry Liberal Federal riding association announced that National Liberal leadership candidate M.P. Justin Trudeau will visit Cornwall on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. The event which runs from 4pm to 5:30pm is hosted at the Best Western Parkway Inn Cabaret Room at 1515 Vincent Massey Drive in Cornwall. This is an open event, anyone from the public that would like to hear Mr. Trudeau speak or meet him is welcome to attend, there is no admittance charge, and the event is open to the public.
“Losing Jovie” at the Art Gallery brings tears to audience! There is a new exhibit at the The Art Gallery in Cornwall from February 6th to March 15th 2013. The artist featured in the exhibit is Renee Lalande. This high school art teacher was born and raised in Cornwall Ontario, and she studied Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa. The inspiration for this exhibit was the lost of her only child, Jovie Denise Butcher who passed away in February of 2012 due to a genetic disorder. The artist has used her artistic talents and creativity to express the grief of losing her daughter. According to Renee, “the inspiration for my series entitled ‘Losing Jovie’ stems from my impressions and reflections of losing my daughter… the paintings reflect my emotional journey as I experienced the different stages of the grieving process. Art became a therapy for self-exploration and understanding as I questioned my my future, my spirituality and my life. Painting became my refuge. My art was an outlet where I felt safe to release my pain and my sorrow”. Sylvie Lizotte said, “The opening reception was a great success! Over 150 guests gathered at the Art Gallery to celebrate the talent of the very gifted local artist Renée Lalande. A very emotional exhibition and a must see! The show will be ongoing until March 15th. Take a moment to view and if you can to drop-off a donation for Roger’s house”. http://www.rogershouse.ca/en/aboutus/visionmission/
Seaway Valley Theatre Company presents Chicago starting this Friday! The Seaway Valley Theatre Company presents Chicago from February 8th to February 16th 2013. Tickets for SVTCs Musical Production “Chicago” are now on sale. You can purchase tickets at: Cornwall Square Administration Office (1 Water Street East Cornwall, Ontario). Phone: 613-938-2118. Cash or cheque only. Tickets: $20 – Adults, $18 – Student/Senior 60+, and $16 – Children 12 and under Show dates: Evenings: February 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm and Matinée: February 10, 2013, at 1:30 pm Location: Aultsville Theatre (2 St. Lawrence Drive in Cornwall Ontario).
The Heritage Fair takes place this Saturday at the Cornwall Square! Cornwall and The Counties Tourism announced that the Heritage Fair is taking place this Saturday February 9th from 9am to 4pm at the Cornwall Square. Local History buffs can get their fix at the Heritage Fair with exhibits from Heritage Cornwall, South Dundas Historical Society, the Lost Villages Historical Society, and many more. Learn all about the history of this great region while you break from the great shopping of the Cornwall Square Shopping Centre.
Kinsmen Club Of Cornwall annoucnes it is Pizza Time again! The Kinsmen Club of Cornwall will be hosting the 7th Annual pizza party again this year on March 22,at the Best Western Parkway Inn. Tickets will go on sale in a few weeks for this great community fundraiser that supports Cystic Fibrosis plus other community causes. Past chair Rick Shaver, Big brothers executive director Amanda Brisson accepting a cheque for $2,000 from Pizza Party chair Dan Carbonnell. This instalment from the Kinsmen fundraiser will support the “Game On” after school program supported by Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Bloodshot Bill returns to Cornwall on February 22nd at Lola’s Pub! Blootshot Bill returns to Cornwall Ontario on Friday February 22nd at Lola’s Pub and Grub in Cornwall Ontario. The event is 19+, starts at 9:30pm, and there is a $3 admission at the door. Rockabilly legend Bloodshot Bill is from Montreal. He is a true performer, playing for approximately fifteen years, he has over 30 releases throughout Europe, the USA, and Canada. His newest LP, “Thunder and Lightning” is on Norton Records.
Last but not least! The Seeker would like to extend congratulations to The Cornwall Hospital Foundation and it’s volunteers, donors, and supporters for reaching their goal of $3.5 million dollars! Absolutely Amazing!! Read the full story here:http://www.choosecornwall.ca/eng/news/563/57/Cornwall-Hospital-Foundation-Campaign-Reaches-Goal/
My name is Jason Setnyk, and this is my eye on society.