The City of Cornwall recognizes the contributions of visitors and residents in various ways. Click on the links below to learn more.

 Milestone birthdays and anniversaries

When you or a loved one is celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, you can request a certificate of recognition from the Mayor of Cornwall.

Please fill out the form by clicking here to request your certificate.

You can also call the Mayor's executive assistant, France Laverdure (613-930-2787 ext. 2386), to complete this request.

 Ontario Winter Games Legacy Award

This award is established in support of the aims of the Ontario Games Program to assist in the development of amateur athletes in Ontario.  Successful amateur athletes become the volunteers and leaders of our communities.  This award recognizes the successful athletes of today in order to indirectly contribute to the future development of our communities in Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.

The Ontario Winter Games Legacy Award will consist of a minimum of two bursaries of $1,500 to be awarded annually to a male and a female student who are graduating from high school, are pursuing post-secondary studies, who have an average of at least 70%, and who have demonstrated athletic excellence in the communities of Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.

Application forms will be made available online and shared with local high school counseling departments in May of each year. Each school will be asked to submit the applications of one male and one female candidate who best meet the selection criteria.

Selection of the winning candidates will be made by a Committee consisting of:

  • The Chair of the 1993 Ontario Winter Games or a designate;
  • The C.A.O. of the City of Cornwall or a designate;
  • The Warden of the United Counties or a designate;
  • The President of the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce or a designate;
  • The President of the Service Club Council of Cornwall & District or a designate.

The criteria for the award will recognize:

  • athletic achievements;
  • leadership;
  • community involvement; and
  • academic achievement (minimum 70% average).

All candidates will be required to submit:

  • A completed application form;
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Transcript (Grade 12 only)
  • Proof of residency in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry for a minimum of (3) years of high school, including the graduating year
  • Proof of acceptance and registration a post-secondary program
  • Letters of recommendation (2 or 3), at least one letter written by a senior official, such as your principal, guidance counsellor or teacher, at least one letter written from community group, groups or individuals who can speak to your achievements in athletics pursuits and contributions to your school and community.

In the event that there are surplus annual funds, additional scholarships will be made available.

The annual awards will be presented at a City of Cornwall Council meeting in late June or July. Successful candidates will be awarded a $1,500 bursary and commemorative plaque by the Mayor. All nominees will receive letters of recognition from the Mayor.
All funds for the Ontario Winter Games Legacy Fund will be administered by the Finance Department, under the advisement of the Selection Committee.  Fifty percent (50%) of the award will be given to the successful candidates upon receipt of proof of registration in the Fall semester and again in the Winter semester.


2024 Submissions

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 awards. The submission deadline is Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Click here to download a copy of the application form

Please submit all applications via email to  You may also deliver paper copies to Kat Rendek at the Cornwall Civic Complex located at 100 Water Street East, Cornwall. 

For additional information, please contact Kat Rendek, at (613) 930-2787 ext. 2322.


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