Jason Setnyk presents the Arts and Culture News for Cornwall and SDSG that appeared on theseeker.ca
LA CABANE A SUCRE 2013 – FRANCOPHONE FAMILY FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE MARCH 15TH AND 16TH – The City of Cornwall website reports that spring is in the air, and residents are invited to usher in the new season at the annual Cabane à sucre on Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th. The annual celebration is taking place at the Army Navy Air Force (ANAF) Club at the corner of Marlborough Street and Montreal Road and organizers are promising a good time for both children and adults alike. “It’s two days of great fun for everyone,” said Jacques Campeau, President of the Centre culturel de Cornwall. The fun kicks off on Friday, March 15th with the opening of the Cabane à sucre at 11 am, followed by children’s performances, face painting, balloons, a demonstration by Bouncing Beans, karaoke and more. That will be followed by the Cabane à sucre dinner from 4:15 pm to 7 pm (cost is $7 and free for children under 5). Beginning at 7 pm, the crowd will be entertained by the sounds of French Canadian performer Pourquoi pas. The festivities continue on Saturday, March 16th with a Cabane à sucre breakfast featuring real maple syrup (cost is $5 and free for children under 5). Other planned events for Saturday include treasure hunt, young artist displays, crafts and other children performances from 12 pm to 3 pm. From 4 pm to 6 pm, there will be a supper at the ANAF Club (cost is $7 and free for children under 5), and that will be followed by a 7 pm performance by Top Secret at the Port Theatre ($10 admission). Everyone is welcome to attend the events.
MORE GREAT FOOD AND MUSIC ON THE MENU FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL CORNWALL RIBFEST! JULY 26TH, 27TH, 28TH 2013 – Get your bibs tied up and your dancing shoes on! Cornwall Seaway Lions Club has announced the date and line for this years Ribest. The second annual Cornwall Ribfest takes place Friday July 26th, Saturday July 27th, and Sunday July 28th at Lamoureux Park. Once again there is a stellar line up of music. It kicks off Friday night with an Eagles Tribute band. Pauly and the Good Fellows will do four sets on Saturday night – covering the Village People, the Blues Brothers, Jersey Nights, and Gangsters of Soul. The headliner Sunday night is country music recording artist Greg Hanna, originally from the Finch area and now from Nashville Tennessee. Opening for Hanna is Cornwall’s own Switchgear. More local bands and info on Rib vendors are to be announced. Classic Amusements has announced that there is going to be a midway for this years Ribfest. Two specials have been announced on their website. On the Friday people can get 30 tickets for just $20, and on Sunday unlimited rides will cost just $25. Expect some exciting news for this years festival! According to a statement on the Lions Club Facebook page, “We are hoping to have a prominent CMTV host, singer attend. It is still in the works.” An estimated 15,000 people attended the first ever Ribfest, and there will likely be large numbers in attendance again this year. According to the official Ribfest website, “The people that attended our First Annual Ribfest has proven something, they love ribs and they love to have a party. Thank you to all who attended or helped in any way to make it a success.” Visit the Ribfest website for all the latest news:http://www.cornwallseawaylionsclub.ca/ribfest.htm
CALL TO ARTISTS – TAG’S ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION – The Art Gallery (TAG) Cornwall invites all Artists to submit work to participate in its Annual Juried Exhibition. The Juried Show is a celebration of the visual arts. Visual Artists from Cornwall, Montreal, Ottawa and SD&G compete to share the same exhibition space providing the viewer with an exciting visual treat. Professional jurors will be selecting the work for the show and awarding the top 3 cash prizes to recognize the most talented and creative artists. The competition is open to all Artists in any medium, except for photography which will have their own competition at a later date. The Annual Juried Exhibition takes place April 2nd to May 10th 2013. The Awards Ceremony is Saturday April 6th at 2pm. TAG is accepting entries from Tuesday March 19th to Saturday March 23rd, 10am to 5pm each day. Download the 2013 Juried Show Application here:http://www.tagcornwall.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2013-Juried-Show-Application.pdf
NEW COUNTRY REHAB’S HIGH VOLTAGE SOUND IN MORRISBURG ON APRIL 6TH – On April 6th we have a band that has been tearing up the Canadian, US and European festival and folk scene with their high voltage alt-country sound for the past couple of years: New Country Rehab. If you are a fan of country music, be prepared to have your socks blown off. If you’re not a fan of country be prepared to reassess that view. Their originals are spectacular and their covers of artists like Hank Williams or Bruce Springsteen are utterly surprising. Spearheaded by lead singer and fiddle player John Showman and joined by Champagne James Robertson on guitar, Ben Whiteley on double bass and Roman Tome on drums and backing vocals, this Toronto based collective is ”poised to be the next big thing in Canadian music” according to the CBC’s Tom Power. They will be bringing their infectious love and enthusiasm for the music they are playing to our fabulous Stage in Morrisburg. Get to this show and see what the buzz is all about. The show which takes place at St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Morrisburg starts at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door (all tickets general admission). Tickets are on sale at Basket Case in Morrisburg; Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall and Compact Music in Ottawa.
THE SEAWAY VALLEY THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES THE CAST FOR THEIR SPRING PRODUCTION, “NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH” – The Seaway Valley Theatre Company has announced the cast for their spring 2013 production, “No Sex Please, We’re British”: Michael Petrynka as Peter Hunter, Krystal Taillon as Frances Hunter, Marion Barnes as Eleanor Hunter, Grant Reso as Brian Runnicles, Jean-Guy Quesnel as Leslie Bromhead, Andy Davidson as Superintendent Vernon Paul, Mike Galt as Arnold Needham, Alison Latimer as Barbara, Frances Colette as Susan, Michael DeWolfe as the delivery man. All performances will be staged at Dream Builder Studios, 2107 Second Street West. Dates and curtain times are as follows: Friday, May 17, 7:30 pm; Saturday, May 18, 7:30 pm; Sunday, May 19, 1:30 pm; Thursday, May 23, 7:30 pm; Friday, May 24, 7:30 pm; Saturday, May 25, 7:30 pm. Advance tickets are $20.00 each and will be available at the Cornwall Square admin office from Monday, March 11. Seating is limited so get yours early. Advance tickets for “Cakewalk”, the SVTC’s summer production (playing July 18 to 27, seats $20.00 each), will also be available. This play is produced by Jennifer Bellemore and directed by David Barnes. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
THE CORNWALL AND THE COUNTIES ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL NEEDS YOUR INPUT – The Cornwall & The Counties Arts and Culture Council which services Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G) and the City of Cornwall is an independent not for proﬁt organization that is publishing a free online survey. The objective of the survey is so the Arts and Culture council can begin to identify how it can best meet the needs of SD&G and the City of Cornwall. As an incentive for taking this survey the Arts and Culture Council is giving away two free Tickets to its partner, St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage’s presentation of Laurence Juber with Special Guest Brandon Roderick, scheduled for April 27th 2013. The Arts and Culture Council as an arts and culture leader will be oﬀering services, activities and outreach not exclusively to the arts and culture sector but to the community as a whole. Its ﬁrst step is this quick survey to help identify what services and activities best suit the needs of SD&G and Cornwall. “This survey is an important ﬁrst step in identifying what proactive services and activities the Arts and Culture Council can oﬀer this community. The more people who take the survey the better we will be able to asses the needs of this community,” said Stephen Davies, Chair of the Arts & Culture Council. The outcome of the survey will lead to a series of information gathering sessions held in the Counties and the City of Cornwall in the summer months so that the Arts & Culture Council can meet its stakeholders and the community face to face and ask the important question, “What can we do for you?” “We need to understand that there is no one format for an Arts Council. For every community there is a unique arts council the services the unique needs of its community. We need to get out there and engage with everyone so that we can understand how best to meet the unique needs of this community.” said Bruce Davis Cultural Development Advisor of the SD&G Community Development Corporation who is the Arts Council’s acting manager. The survey can be found online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BMZFL5Y If you would like a hard copy of the survey, please contact Bruce Davis at 613-703-1978.
My name is Jason Setnyk, and this is my eye on society.