Cornwall Welcomes 7500 Witnesses This June

May 20, 2015
By Kevin Lajoie

Cornwall Ontario – Thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses start converging in Cornwall on Friday, June 12th for the first of three Watch Tower conventions being held at the Cornwall Civic Complex in the Ed Lumley Arena.

Altogether more than 7,500 delegates will be attending the three conventions, pumping in excess of $3.5 million dollars in economic benefits into the community.

The first, three-day convention for English speaking Jehovah’s Witnesses is scheduled from June 12 to June 14. The second convention in English is from June 19 to June 21, and the last convention in French is June 26 to June 28.

During the months of June through August, Jehovah’s Witnesses will present 55 convention programs in 25 locations across the country. This year’s convention theme is “Imitate Jesus”, based on 1 Peter 2:21. Many conventions will host international delegates and missionaries from around the globe. A convention highlight is always the two-part theatrical production that will portray significant events in Jesus’ life and interviews and demonstrations that will feature practical ways to imitate Jesus today.

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

Lynn Hess, one of the local convention co-ordinators, said programs at the conventions will feature important information for families.

“All of us are deeply affected by the events of our time, and we do need guidance,” she said.

“We are delighted to host this important event once again,” said Janice Robinson, Facilities Rental Coordinator with the City of Cornwall. “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.”

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