Spring Home and Leisure Show on this Weekend

April 4, 2017
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – It’s time for one of Cornwall’s most popular springtime traditions: The Spring Home & Leisure Show.

Over 100 exhibitors will have their wares on display at the Cornwall Civic Complex this coming weekend. The show opens Friday afternoon and runs all weekend long, wrapping up on Sunday April 9th.

You can view an 360-degree photo of the Trade Show here: 360 Tour

“This year promises to be one of our best ever,” says Lezlie Strasser, Executive Manager with the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce. “We expect thousands of visitors over the weekend!”

The show features the latest in home, garden and leisure products and services, all offered by area merchants.

Special Guest – Mark Cullen

Mark Cullen is an expert gardener and known to many as a leading author, broadcaster and overall communicator on horticultural topics. He will be giving two presentations in the Hall of Fame at the Civic Complex (Friday at 7pm and Saturday at Noon).

$5000 Prize & Long Drive Contest

All visitors will have a chance to win a $5000 prize package including a Traeger Grill, Riding Mower, sponsored in part by Fines Home Hardware.

Golfers itching to swing a club can tee it up at the Indoor Long-Drive Contest, offered once again by Summerheights Golf Links.

“Golfers cannot wait to get back out and onto the course,” says Rory MacLennan of Summerheights Golf Links. “Our driving net will give people a chance to take a full swing and see just what their swing is like.”

City Central

The City of Cornwall will be bringing back its popular “City Central” exhibit. City officials from over 12 departments will be on hand to answer questions on a variety of topics such as building permits, recreation programs, garbage and recycling, child care and social housing, Cornwall Transit and much more.

“City Central is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the programs and services that the City provides,” said Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy.

Family Fun Zone

Children will have an opportunity to build a birdhouse and other crafts at the Family Fun Zone in Salon B.

“Kids are welcome to join us and try their hands at building a bird house, or even have their face painted, said Amanda Brisson, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall.”There are no costs for the activities – as long as you bring a smile!”

Show Dates and Times

The Spring Home & Leisure Show is open during the following times:

  • Friday April 7th from 4PM – 9PM
  • Saturday April 8th from 10AM – 6PM
  • Sunday April 9th from 10AM – 4PM

Admission to the show is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. Admission is free for children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult.

About 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 that includes the 5,000 seat Ed Lumley Arena, Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame and Aquatic Centre.

For more information on the Civic Complex, please visit

About the Chamber of Commerce

The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce is the unified voice of the region’s business community speaking towards growth, leadership and innovation. With direction from the elected board of directors, the Chamber looks to continuously progress the community through political advocacy, knowledge-based development and innovative opportunities.

The Chamber has close to 700 members.  For more information, please click on the following links:

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