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Held on the second weekend of August, the Cornwall Waterfest Dragon Boat Festival is a highlight of the summer events in our community.

2024 will mark the 12th annual event. 

Waterfest is staged at the historic Cornwall Canal, at Power Dam Drive and Second Street West in Cornwall, Ontario. In conjunction to the popular dragon boat races, there is a unique market featuring local artisans displaying their wares. Delicious food and drink is served on site. 

Supporting St. Joseph's Care Foundation

This year, Cornwall Waterfest is joining up with St. Joseph Continuing Care Centre to raise funds for its expanded rehabilitation space. St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre operates 150 Long-Term Care beds and 58 Complex Continuing Care beds, and has been providing healthcare services to the Cornwall area for over 125 years.


The newly built 2400-square-foot space at 14 York Street will be a first-of-its-kind in the community to assist with patient recovery and increase rehabilitation program options. Funds raised from this event will purchase new rehabilitation equipment for the program.  

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