Williamstown Fair offers new attractions, preserves traditions 207th Williamstown Fair
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ontario – Canada’s oldest annual fair will celebrate its 207th year this summer from Aug. 10 to 12. Once again the fair will be providing family fun and will incorporate new attractions this year.
The fair is referred to as a ‘Heritage Fair with a family atmosphere’, and it incorporates a variety of programs, entertainment, competitions, rides, food and music for fairgoers of all ages.
“In order to maintain this reputation, the organizing committee constantly focuses on what they can do to make the fair more enjoyable for visitors every year,” said Ron Eamer in a press release.
This year the fair will incorporate 17 new inflatable rides, from alien laser tag, to a rock climbing slide, to a wipeout zone, which is similar to the obstacle course seen on the television show Wipeout.
“Continuing to focus on being ‘family friendly’, the committee has booked some 17 inflatable rides for the entertainment area, which will provide both challenges and fun for family members of all ages — from toddlers to adults,” said Eamer in a press release.
The fair will also hold a Teen Dance this year on Friday, Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. at Pine Stage. The Teen Dance was a successful incorporation from last year, when the fair celebrated Canada 150. During Canada 150 celebrations, the fair hung 10 provincial flags and three territorial flags at the Centre Stage in honour of our country.
Staying true to its roots, the fair will host an array of traditional activities, including but not limited to horse and cattle shows, woodworking, petting zoos, a talent contest, Karaoke Funfest, Farmer Olympics, a Highland dance competition, sheep shearing and herding, tugof-war, the Quigley Highlanders Pipe Band and live music. Additionally, there will be concessions and vendors, an array of displays — like miniature trains and an exhibition hall and museum.
Weekend passes for all three days are available for $ 20 at some local businesses in Martintown, Williamstown and Lancaster prior to Aug. 1. After Aug. 1 the weekend passes will cost $25. Daily passes will be available at the gate for $12. Daily unlimited bracelets for the inflatable rides will be available for $15, while individual rides will be $3. For more information, visit www. williamstownfair. ca or the fair’s Facebook page.
SPAGHETTI LUNCH & SUPPER ~ Friday, July 27, brought to you by members of Knights of Columbus Council 755, 205 Amelia St. Every last Friday of the month. Lunch: 11am-1pm. Supper: 4:30-6pm. Meals include: Spaghetti plate, coleslaw, bun, dessert, coffee or tea.
JOY OF LEARNING Adult Basic Computer/ tablet/mobile telephone skills in the comfort of your home or workplace. Learn to use emails, search the internet, organize folders and more. Call The Joy of Learning 613-935-6857.
MARTINTOWN & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY - Do you enjoy Garden Tours, then join us on Wednesday, July 18th. Meet at the Martintown Community Centre between 8:30 & 9:00 AM to pick up your map, three garden to visit in the morning, then lunch at The Grand Hotel in Martintown, and two more gardens to visit in the afternoon. Tickets are available by calling Terri Reid at 613-528-4498.
CORNWALL WESLEYAN CHURCH invites you to our Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. The Kings Kids and Company will be presenting a special program of puppets, songs, Bible Stories, crafts and more during the Konnect Church for children ages 4-12 for July 15 & 29. Nursery is also available. Bible Study Thursday will resume the middle of August. For further activities refer to www.cornwallwesleyanchurch. on.ca or call 613-936-0166.
WEDNESDAY LUNCH ~ by the members of Knights of Columbus “Seniors & Friends”, 205 Amelia St. Every Wednesday from 11:30am-1pm. Also, Wing Night every Thursday from 5:30-8pm.
MARTINTOWN MILL “Christmas in July” - July 15. Free Admission 10am-3pm. Special activities for the kids, Christmas themed vendors decorations, free goodies. 5 artists inside the mill. 9 vendors outside. Come and buy early Christmas gifts and enjoy the Chritstmas goodies.
WALKING WITH THE GALS is an open walking group hosted by SASS of SDG&A. Tuesday mornings until August 7th we meet at the clocktower in Lamoureux Park at 9:00-10:00am. All levels welcome. If it rains we will meet at bottom of ramp at Civic Complex and walk indoors. More info: email@example.com or 613932-1755 ext. 27
AVONMORE FAIR TALENT SHOW Saturday, July 21. Youth Talent show starts at 4pm, followed by Adult Talent Show at 8pm. The Tom Bishop’s Wild West Show will be held at 7pm. Info 613-346-2252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.avonmorefair.ca.
VOLUNTEER FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME! The Telephone Assurance Program is in need of volunteers to make a daily friendly phone call to a senior living alone. This call provides a safety check as well as increases their peace of mind and security within their home. If interested, please call the Glen Stor Dun Lodge Outreach Program at 613-933-3384 ext 4250.
LONG SAULT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH will be running a FREE week long Vacation Bible School, “Maker Fun Factory” from July 31-Aug 5, 9:30am to 12 noon for kids age 4-12 years. Everyone is invited to join this fun time of songs, stories, crafts, games and snacks. Early registration and free hotdogs and hamburgers will be served at Long Sault Splash Pad on Saturday, July 21, 11am-2 pm. Info 613-534-9155.
14th ANNUAL CHARITY PIG ROAST - Saturday, July 28 – 1 pm to 7 pm., 16050 Cty Rd 36, Long Sault. Lots of music and entertainment. Proceeds to Cornwall Hospice and Fragile X. Further info Ken Mcgillivray 613-534-2011
TON CERVEAU AU BOULOT class continues offering many workshops in July and August. The second workshop is about nutrition where, among others, you learn to read the food labels properly. This workshop is entitled: Eating better to think better ? It will be offered July 20th, at 9:30 a.m. at the Centre Charles-émile- Claude. Due to limited places available, please register by calling Frédérique Théorêt at 613-932-1035 or by email at email@example.com. This workshop is free but offered in French only.
ANNUAL MEMORIAL SUNDAY July 15th St. Andrew`s Presbyterian Church, South Lancaster at 11 a.m. Anyone who has loved ones buried in the cemetery are invited to decorate the graves and attend this special service of remembrance. St. Andrew`s Quartet, Rachel Duplantie, Kevin Russell, Janet and Brian Timms, will share their gift of music along with piper Robbie Moffatt. Following the service a luncheon will be served in the church hall. For more information please contact Rev. Ian Macmillan at 931-2545.
LE COURS DE TON CERVEAU AU BOULOT continue d’offrir plusieurs ateliers dans les mois de juillet et août. Le deuxième atelier concerne la nutrition, entre autres, comment lire les étiquettes alimentaires. Cet atelier est intitulé : Bien manger pour mieux penser ? Il sera offert le vendredi 20 juillet prochain à 9 h 30 au Centre Charles-émile-claude. Étant donné du nombre limité de places, vous êtes priés de vous enregistrer en écrivant au firstname.lastname@example.org ou en communiquant avec Frédérique Théorêt au 613-932-1035. Aucun frais pour cet atelier.
MUSICAL WORHSHIP SERVICE Awardwinning Gospel group “The Proverbs” will be performing at the Avonmore Fair. Saturday, July 22 at 9:30am. They are one of Canada’s best known Christian Music Artists with a career that began in 1967. They will also perform at show at noon on the stage. For more information on the Avonmore Fair visit www.avonmorefair.ca
TRINITY CHURCH YARD SALE Trinity Church Cornwall, 105 Sacond St., W., is holding a “Giant Garage Sale” on Saturday, July 21st, from 9:30 to Noon. Items from our Craft circle, including items to create your own crafts, along with many things found in the “Hall cleanup”. Our Sister Parishes of Long sault and Lancaster will also be participating. Come, browse.... you may find a great deal.
GREEN THUMBS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY invite you to their annual Flower Show and Victorian Tea at the Meeting Place, Williamstown Fair Grounds, July 14. Enjoy the scent of the season! Come see who has the best marigold on the block! Doors open at 2–4pm. Free admission/free will donation for tea!
CORNWALL COMFORT QUILTS Located at The Care Centre, 510 Second Street East, Cornwall. Meets last Wednesday of each month (except December) Info: Hazel 613-933-3883, Helen 613- 932- 9517, Janice 613- 936- 1951. Email: Cornwallcomfort@gmail.com.
CASINO TRIP to Shore Line Gananoque on Saturday, July 28, bus departs at 9:30am. Info: 613-932-6534. Proceeds toward St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.
LA PAROISSE DE LA COCATHÉDRALE DE LA NATIVITÉ DE LA B. V. M. 300, chemin Montréal, Cornwall, ( 613- 932- 7505). Messes dominicales le dimanche à 10h et le samedi à 17h.
DOES FOOD CONTROL YOUR LIFE? Do you constantly diet, starve, binge or purge? Do you hate your body? Do you eat and feel guilty? STOP hurting yourself with food. There is a place for you! We meet every Monday evening at 6: 30pm at Wesleyan Church, 780 Sydney, Cornwall. You are not alone. Contact 613 6629979 or email@example.com
REX INVITES YOU TO THE AMAZING SCIENCE CENTRE, 52 Eighth Street East, Cornwall, open Saturdays 1–4pm. Available for groups by appointment. New presentations “In the Beginning“a journey to Galaxy’s and a trip through our Solar System, as well as “What killed our Dinosaurs“Call 343-885-9633
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY Paddle Poker Run on July 21 at Hybrid Marine. Golf Tournament on August 17. Call 613 932- 4914 for info and reservations.
MARTINTOWN GRIST MILL Sundays (July 1-Sept 2)-10am-3pm. Free admission. Artists inside, farmers’ market, vendors, and special events (Christmas in July-july 15) & (Doors Open - Aug. 18 & 19), entertainment, 2nd floor museum.
NAVY CLUB Thursday supper 5 pm. Different menu weekly. Karaoke with Georgie 5-9 pm. 30 Sixth St. East 613-938-0285
MOOSE LODGE (1367) Dance to Billy Gabriel, Saturday, July 14 from 8pm-12am. We have Hall Rentals for all occasions. Moose Lodge, 443 – 11th St. West. 613-938-0666.
BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser – Saturday, July 14, starting at 5:30 pm – at Royal Canadian Legion – 415 Second St. West. Tickets available at Bereaved Families office – 216 Montreal Rd., Royal Canadian Legion and Event Brite. Info: Ileen Cayer 613-936-1455 or Francis Rounding 613-330-1922.
SASS CENTRE SUPPORT GROUPS Wednesday, July 18th and Wednesday August 15th at 5-7pm at 123 Amelia Street, Cornwall, ON. Light refreshments will be served. Topics discussed may include Consent, Healthy Relationships, Self- blame, Triggers, and Dissociations. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-932-1755 ext. 27.
BAKE TABLE Lancaster Bake Sale on July 21st at St John’s Church Rozon parking lot.