Why do you think Cornwall Ontario is Great? Your Letter Could Win you a Shopping Spree!

Why do you think Cornwall Ontario is Great?  Your Letter Could Win you a Shopping Spree!

Cornwall SPRING 2012CFN –  Cornwall Ontario is an amazing place.   But at times it gets a bad rap; usually because of some very bad people (that’s not what this story is about) but this is a city of nearly 50,000 people and there are some great people in this community who do some pretty awesome things that sadly we don’t get to hear about usually unless they belong to a certain clique or two.

Canada FlagThis scribbler has even been accused of not liking the city that I choose to live in.   As odd as that sounds it gave me pause for some brain storming and discussions over the last few months and I kept asking people over and over again what it was that makes Cornwall special?

Cornwall City skylineAnd I received some very interesting answers; some of which aren’t printable, but many that are and then after a lovely chat with Messers Gerry Benson and former MPP Jim Brownell I decided what I thought would be an awesome way to share just how special Cornwall Ontario is.

And that’s by having you the public do all the heavy lifting.   That’s right, we are going to ask you to email in your letters about why Cornwall is a great place to live, work, go to school, grow or run your business, or just hang out and retire!

Jim BrownellAnd what’s even more awesome is that the top 100 letters will be getting some awesome gifts from our amazing sponsors!   People will be able to vote and rank each letter on site and via Facebook!

port theatre beatlesThe top vote getter will get a $1,000 shopping spree right here in Cornwall (at participating sponsors) and the other 99 won’t be left holding a $2 Timmies card like a certain institution gave out to their poor support staff before Christmas (not that you should ever pooh pooh any gift).

jg2Frankly I’m excited.    Most of those I’ve spoken with are excited about it too and the details will be rolling out in January including the first group of sponsors who also get to vote!

MXMAS red blue Pommier Clock AI can’t think of any better Christmas gift for we Cornwallites than a true reminder of why Cornwall Ontario is one of the most special communities in Ontario, if not all of Canada!

It’s time for my neighbors to show their pride and all you have to do starting today is email your letter to jamie@cornwallfreenews.com, info@cornwallfreenews.com, or santa@cornwallfreenews.com and it will be published!

Truffles WALLLet the voting begin.   The voting will end April 24, 2013 and there will be special awards during the entire competition with over $5,000 in local rewards going to the top 100 letter writers!

Show your Pride Cornwall and sing out loud why we Rock!

And sponsors don’t be left out!

Dial 613 361 1755 if you wish to participate in this

historic event in Cornwall Ontario’s History!



Season’s Greetings and may 2013 bring you all

Health, Joy, and Success!



Shop in Cornwall for Christmas



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Eva Desjardins
Eva Desjardins

I think Cornwall is great for many different reasons.The best reason is the people. I had the pleasure of working with many different people over the years when I was employed at Startek Canada. Each person has their own unique quality that made them them and blessed me with the pleasure of working with them. We did several fundraisers and donations to the community (agape baskets, HSPCA donations, Sparky toy drive, Relay for Life) just to mention a few and all those wonderful people pulled together to help others. I shopped a lot in Cornwall and their prices were reasonable… Read more »

gail silmser
gail silmser

I moved away from Cornwall at a young age. I still remember the beautiful town. People were friendly. My best recollection is ice skating on the streets.

George Rouleau
George Rouleau

Cornwall Ontario is a most beautiful city, located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River and when the sun sets, it is a most romantic sight to see, especially with our ever changing skies. We Cornwalites are a wonderful diversity of cultures, customs and rituals which set us apart from most other cities such as ours. We host so many summer events, either in the park or in the sky, we enjoy fishing from the shore or in a boat or canoe, such as I like to do. By the way I never do catch any fish, but the… Read more »


WHAT MAKES CORNWALL SPECIAL I transferred here with my family in 1979 for a major retailer. I didn’t choose CORNWALL, I believe she chose me. Networking was never my cup of tea, though through it, I saw where it came from and how in CORNWALL things were accomplished…or not. That is part and parcel with any cities growth I soon realized. This was my first growth experience with CORNWALL. That makes CORNWALL special. Initially CORNWALL was structured around two spheres of think tanks. The one being of ‘the smell of money’, that was Domtar thinking. The other, the control center… Read more »