Earthquake Strikes East End of Cornwall Ontario – Sheep Upset – UFO Cited – Terry Muir Kills Lift Off NOV 28, 2015

Earthquake Strikes East End of Cornwall Ontario – Sheep Upset – UFO Cited – Terry Muir Kills Lift Off  NOV 28, 2015

I apparently slept through a 3.2 Earthquake that rocked the Eastern part of Cornwall.   Social media is stirring with people asking others if they felt the tremblor? Our region has frequent rumbles, but we have never had a “Big One”.   The 3.2 quake was centered only a few kilometers from Cornwall.  LINK  A […]

Garlic Fest Insider Theft Begs Questions by Jamie Gilcig OCT 16, 2015

Garlic Fest Insider Theft Begs Questions by Jamie Gilcig OCT 16, 2015

The Garlic Fest in Cornwall helped fill the massive void in the community after the failure and end of Lift Off. Sadly though the same type of organization and thinking that doomed Lift Off and Winterfest have permeated this event like garlic that oozes from our pores after we’ve eaten a lot of it. This […]

Cornwall Ontario Prefers Pork Over Pop As Lift Off Crashes for 2015 by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 7, 2015

Cornwall Ontario Prefers Pork Over Pop As Lift Off Crashes for 2015 by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 7, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – The City of Cornwall’s signature event has been grounded for 2015.  There will be no 21st Lift Off this year. Consistent to their unprofessional nature Lift Off organizers sent out a press invite and didn’t show up giving selected media snippets of info. The Standard Freeholder got a hold of Terry Muir, […]

Guy Menard Confirms Possible Demise of Lift Off Balloon Fest in Cornwall at WFC Meeting – July 20, 2014

Guy Menard Confirms Possible Demise of Lift Off Balloon Fest in Cornwall at WFC Meeting – July 20, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Guy Menard I believe, really cares about his community.   He and I may not agree who gets to play a part in our community, and to what degree; but clearly he wants Lift Off to remain; and so do I.  Sadly his company did not sponsor Lift Off much this year; […]

Will there be a Lift Off in 2015 in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig July 14, 2014

Will there be a Lift Off in 2015 in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig  July 14, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – It felt good to see Balloons over Cornwall this weekend, even if only for one morning.    It really did. I have always been a fan of Lift Off and think it truly should be the cornerstone of representing our city, and is one of the few things that could actually attract […]

Your Favorite Lift Off Memory From the Past 20 Years Can Win you Free Weekend Passes! Cornwall Ontario

Your Favorite Lift Off Memory From the Past 20 Years Can Win you Free Weekend Passes!   Cornwall Ontario

CORNWALL Ontario – The 20th Edition of the Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off happens this coming weekend and your favorite source for news in Cornwall has tickets to give away! Post your favorite Lift Off memory from the past twenty year and you can win a pair of weekend passes to the event and see all […]

Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off Call for Volunteers – CLICK FOR DETAILS July 5, 2014

Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off Call for Volunteers – CLICK FOR DETAILS July 5, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – With the 2014 20th Anniversary edition of Cornwall Kinsmen Lift Off only  6 days away they need volunteers to step to the plate in a few areas. From the release: We need people to help with crewing…assisting with the balloons (primarily those that have drivers licenses and can back up trucks)  and chasing them […]

2014 Cornwall Kinsmen Lift Off FREE ADMISSION for Day One Performers Announced!

2014 Cornwall Kinsmen Lift Off  FREE ADMISSION for Day One  Performers Announced!

CORNWALL Ontario –  The folks at Lift Off announced the slate of bands playing as well as that the first day will be free to the public! Playing July 10th – 12th : Thursday 4:30pm: Street Road 6:00pm: Lost Boyz 8:00pm: Barstool Prophets 9:30pm: Glass Tiger Friday 4:30pm: Trailer Five 6:00pm: The Paul Deslauriers Band […]

CFN Proud to Sponsor 20th Anniversary 2014 Cornwall Kinsmen Lift-Off !

CFN Proud to Sponsor 20th Anniversary 2014 Cornwall Kinsmen Lift-Off !

CORNWALL Ontario – I’m proud to announce that CFN is returning as a sponsor to the Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off ! The keystone event for our great city for 2014! We last were sponsors in 2010 when Lift Off set its all time attendance record! Jason Jesmer, event Co Chair sent in the following statement: […]

Jason Jesmer & Kinsmen Lift Off Caught Telling Porkies Again as 20th Anniversary of Event Approaches

Seaway News Prints Lift Off Porkies again about US CBP Agency

Jason Jesmer & Kinsmen Lift Off Caught Telling Porkies Again as 20th Anniversary of Event Approaches

Cornwall Ontario –  It’s very sad for me personally to see how the Kinsmen Avonmore Cornwall Lift Off organization has failed our community.   The event has struggled since their biggest year in 2010 after Chris Savard, its founder, left in a cloud of mystery that led the group to have to beg for an […]

US CBP Statement After Seaway News Editor Todd Lihou Heckles Agents After 2013 Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off

US CBP Statement After Seaway News Editor Todd Lihou Heckles Agents After 2013 Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off

CFN – Canada and the US have been peaceful neighbors and friends now for over 200 years.   It’s been a good relationship and positive in many ways.  Perfect?  Nope; but like all neighbors you work out your differences. This year the Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off Balloon Festival for the first time decided to move […]

Where did the Balloons Go? 2013 Cornwall Kinsmen Lift Off Launches from Avonmore – Roy Nichol comes home with April Wine!

Where did the Balloons Go?  2013 Cornwall Kinsmen Lift Off Launches from Avonmore – Roy Nichol comes home with April Wine!

CFN – Avonmore Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off 2013 was marred as it was a balloon festival without many balloons. For reasons unconfirmed (the buzz was US customs which didn’t make much sense) most of the balloons launched from distant Avonmore Ontario  instead of Cornwall or even nearby St. Andrews. The traditional sky filled with colourful […]