Cornwall & Area Pop Event – CAPE will be held on Saturday, April 18th in Cornwall at the Benson Centre. CAPE will have many of the features of the larger shows held in cities such as Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto and expects to attract a couple thousand people through the doors.
Some of the major guest announcements include AMC’s Comic Book Men Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic, Degrassi’s Pat Mastroianni (Joey Jeremiah), Voice Actor John Stocker and The Walking Dead’s Amber Dawn Fox (Officer Bello from Season 5), just to name a few.
The show will also feature many other attractions and guests such as the Doctor Who Society of Canada (with Ottawa Tardis, daleks and more!), Capital City Garrison 501st Legion (film-authentic Star Wars characters), the League of Superheroes (cosplayers in superhero costumes), Montreal Ghostbusters, Toronto Batman, most of the cast of the Pete Winning and the Pirates webseries, Heroes of the North webseries, among others!
A commemorative limited edition #1 issue of the Ninth Doctor Who comic is also for sale ONLY at the show.
Hosted by Carol Grant and Randy Sauve, two local business people born and raised right here in Cornwall, the show will feature artists, authors, musicians (not performing), athletes, celebrity guests, exhibitors, panels, cosplay (people in costume), special displays and more.
Both Grant and Sauve stress they wanted to feature many of the talented people from our own backyard and they actively sought out many of the area’s artists, authors, artisans and crafters for the event.
“The local arts community right here in Cornwall has TREMENDOUS talent! We don’t even have to leave Cornwall and could easily feature an entire ice pad of talent alone with the people right here in our city!”
Grant & Sauve expect this to be a yearly event which will grow every year. Not only will local talent be featured but they have gathered exhibitors, talent and guests from outside the area to help Cornwall’s economy.
Sauve states “These outside exhibitors, guests and the people that attend will all be spending their dollars right here in our city. They will eat here, stay here and hopefully shop here as well”. Both he and Grant agree that “The benefits are many.
Most of the fans living here in Cornwall that already attend this type of show leave the city to attend the larger shows. Cornwall deserves to have a show of its own and keep the local residents’ hard-earned dollars here in our city which is why we tried to focus on many local exhibitors as much as we could”.
Admission is only $15 in advance ($18 at the door) and children 12 & under will be admitted FREE.
The show runs April 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Benson Centre with free parking.
Too bad that this is offered on the same weekend as “Grease” playing at Aultsville Hall
Mary, I think it’s a positive thing that it’s the same weekend as Grease. Extra coverage as many people will be staying overnight in town and may want to attend that as well. And, since they’re both on different days, they can! 🙂 I know, a little costly if they pay the $50 for Grease and the $15 for CAPE but it’s so great to see so many wonderful activities happening in Cornwall! 🙂