Civic Complex hosting Jehovah’s Witnesses over next 6 weekends

May 27, 2013

Cornwall Civic Complex

The Cornwall Civic Complex will once again host the annual convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which will see some 18,000 delegates attend over the next six weekends.

English language conventions will be held on the weekends of May 31 to June 2, June 7 to 9 and June 14 to 16 followed by French language conventions on the weekends of  June 21 to 23, June 28 to 30 and July 5 to 7.

“This convention is one of the largest events that we host at the Civic Complex each year, and it generates significant economic spin-offs for the entire community,” said Janice Robinson, Facilities Rental Coordinator. “We’re thrilled to once again be hosting this event.”

During the months of June through August, Jehovah’s Witnesses will present 54 convention programs in 25 locations across the country. In addition to English and French, the convention programs will be presented in Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Quebec Sign Language, Spanish, and Tagalog. The total projected expected attendance in Canada is 146,000.

This year’s convention theme is ‘God’s Word Is Truth,’ based on Jesus’ words recorded in the Bible at John 17:17.

The public is invited to attend any session or the entire program at the Civic Complex. All morning sessions will begin at 9:20 am. The afternoon sessions begin at 1:45 pm on Friday, 1:35 pm on Saturday and 1:25 pm on Sunday.

There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.

Residents should note there will be no walking or running in the Civic Complex arena concourse from Thursday to Sunday during the weeks of the convention.

For more information on the Jehovah’s Witnesses convention, please visit www.jw.org.

About the Cornwall Civic Complex
Situated in scenic Lamoureux Park on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Cornwall Civic Complex is a highly versatile and modern facility.  The heart of the Civic Complex is the Ed Lumley Arena, a modern ice rink that boasts seating for up to 5,800 people.

The Civic Complex has played host to a number of high-profile special events in recent years such as the RBC Cup National Junior A Hockey Championship and concerts by Hedley, Nickelback, Alice Cooper and Blue Rodeo.

For more information on the Civic Complex, please click here.

 

Other News

CreatedTitleSummary
March 04, 2014 International ATC Hockey Tournament lands in Cornwall The Benson Centre and NAV CENTRE will be host to the 41st edition of the International Air Traffic Controllers Hockey Tournament from Tuesday March 4th through Friday March 7th, 2014. Approximat...
February 28, 2014 Business, community leaders recognized during Chamber awards banquet A group of business and civic leaders were recognized for their outstanding community contributions during the annual Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards and Citizen of th...
February 28, 2014 Boxer Tony Luis named Cornwall’s Ambassador of the Year From humble beginnings at his hometown Champs East Side Boxing Club, Tony Luis has risen to become one of Canada’s most promising young boxers. In the span of a few short years, the 26-year-old...
February 27, 2014 Denise Samson named Cornwall’s 2013 Citizen of the Year Denise Samson has been retired for many years, but you wouldn’t know it from her schedule. The retired educator has kept herself quite busy by devoting countless hours to a wide range of a...
February 06, 2014 Winterfest offers weekend of free family fun Cornwall’s annual winter carnival is set to return with a weekend of free activities for the whole family to enjoy. The 2014 Cornwall Winterfest Carnaval will be held on Family Day weekend, Feb...
February 04, 2014 Heritage Fair being held on Saturday, February 22nd Heritage groups from Cornwall and SDG will gather at the Cornwall Square on Saturday, February 22nd for the annual Heritage Fair. Some of the groups participating include the SD&G Historical Soci...
January 24, 2014 Gordon Lightfoot performing at Aultsville Theatre on November 21st The legendary Gordon Lightfoot will be gracing the stage at Cornwall's 680-seat non-profit Aultsville Theatre on a Fall 2014 tour that includes stops at Ottawa's National Arts Centre, Montreal's Place...
January 08, 2014 Science and nature rocks the Cornwall Public Library this winter What do you get when you mix 2 scientists, 15 kids, lots of curiosity and a room full of microscopes?  You get a combustible mixture of science, nature, fun and learning at the Cornwall Public Li...
January 03, 2014 Calling all students - Be your own boss this summer! The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre (CBEC) is now accepting applications for Summer Company 2014. The program is open to students between the ages of 15 and 29 who will be returning to school in ...
January 02, 2014 Nominations sought for Business Excellence and Citizen of the Year Awards The annual Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence and Citizen of the Year Awards banquet is on the horizon, and the deadline for nominations is fast approaching. “Nominations for the vari...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...
Cornwall