Aultsville shines the light
CORNWALL, Ontario - On Saturday, the Cornwall Concert Series presented Piano Caméléons, featuring pianists Matt Herskowitz and John Roney.
During the evening, Aultsville Theatre recognized the generosity of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), and other contributors to the theatrical lighting replacement project. Associating the recognition event with the Cornwall Concert Series provided the honoured contributors and guests with a chance to see the newly-installed lighting during a dazzling grand piano duel between the two masters of improvisation. Among the contributors, Aultsville Theatre recognized the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, the Centennial Choir of Cornwall, the Rotary Club of Cornwall – Sunrise, and the Cornwall Concert Series.
Over 100 new lighting fixtures, most of which are new LED technology, new cycloramas, and programming gear are now installed at Aultsville Theatre, much to the delight of the theatre staff and its clients. The project contributors who were officially recognized, played a major part in the procurement of the state-ofthe-art equipment. “We’ve been waiting for a chance to thank Ontario Trillium Foundation and our generous contributors to the project, and this particular evening seemed to be a perfect opportunity”, said Felicity Svenson, Theatre Board President. “The Cornwall Concert Series has been very supportive of the theatre and we thought it was a nice pairing for our recognition evening.”
Aultsville Theatre has been serving the City of Cornwall and surrounding communities since 1976, hosting both touring and professional shows for the benefit of local audiences and providing a fully-equipped performance venue for local arts and performance groups.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects this year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
For more information on this event or Aultsville Theatre visit www.aultsvilletheatre. com or Janet Martel at 613-932-1661 ext. 221.
The United Way is kicking off the Holiday Season with their 6th annual Holiday Wine & Gourmet Tastings event proudly presented by Xplornet Communications Inc. The event is taking place on November 24th at Nav Centre. It once again promises to be a fun filled evening with plenty of new surprises for all who attend. Early Bird tickets are now on sale but only until October 7th. This was a SOLD OUT event last year so get your tickets NOW for your chance to win a $500 LCBO gift card, $500 Baxtrom’s grocery card, plus an overnight stay at Nav Centre the night of wine event – the Early Bird prize is courtesy of J.F. Markell Homes Ltd. and will be drawn on October 9th. In addition to the Early Bird Prize, all guests who attend the Wine Event will have a chance to win his and hers designer wallets with a $1,000 cash gift tucked inside. This generous prize is courtesy of Welch LLP. A Sparkling diamond prize valued at $5,000 courtesy of Pommier Jewellers will also be awarded to one lucky person that evening. The Olsonfab Metal Fabrication Ltd. “United Way HERO Wine Tree” showcasing fifty two bottles of delicious wine from around the world will be on display allowing guests to pur- chase raffle tickets for a chance to win! Supporting this important Signature Event for United Way/centraide SD&G is reason enough to attend and we are sure all guests will enjoy delectable wine, beer, gourmet food sampling, live & silent auction - NEW this year is live music from the Kealy All Star Band, plenty of dancing and fun with the Magic of David Jans. “We truly appreciate everyone who attends and the many businesses that help make this evening possible”, said Meagan Bingley, United Way/centraide SD&G Operational Director. “Over the last five years this event has raised over $250,000 which has been reinvested in our community to improve many lives throughout SDG.” Our committee of volunteers, auction donors, guests, supporters and sponsors are United Way/centraide “Community Heroes”. Tickets for the event are available at the courtesy desk at Baxtrom’s Your Independent Grocer on Ninth Street, online at www.unitedwaysdg.com, or at 55 Water Street West at the United Way/centraide office. For more information call the United Way at 613-932-2051.