Watch Tower Arrives this Weekend

Posted On Thursday June 06, 2019

Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses from Ontario and Quebec are coming to Cornwall for their 22nd time for a three day convention running from Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th.  This year’s exclusive francophone convention is being held at the Cornwall Civic Complex in the Ed Lumley Arena for up to 3200 delegates.   The English regional convention has combined several convention groups and moved to the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa this year – July 12 to July 14.

“Cornwall is truly a convention City” according to Christian Rousseau, local media contact for Watch Tower, and no matter at what level you find yourself, the visitor gets the ‘down home’ feeling, and is looking forward to coming again.” 

The theme of this year’s convention is “Love Never Fails!”  The three-day program consists of many presentations that will include talks, audio dramas, interviews and short videos.

The Witnesses have been extending an open invitation to as many people as they can contact in their traditional house to house work, because they want the public to know that this is not just an event for “witnesses only”.  It is part of a world wide Bible educational work that is for all races, cultures, and languages.  

The public is invited to attend any session or the entire program at the Cornwall Civic Complex & Convention Centre.  There is no admission fee as the Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.

“We are delighted to host this important event once again”, said Janice Robinson, Facilities Rental Co-ordinator.  “The organizers work very hard each year to put on such a successful convention.  We have been so fortunate to work with Watch Tower since 1998, they have truly become a part of our community”.   The economic spin off in the community will be upwards of $2.25 million dollars.

For more information, visit the Watch Tower web site at www.jw.org.

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