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Cornwall’s Summer Beer Fest wins Breakthrough Award!

Seaway Food Festival takes home award at The Business Excellence Awards & Citizen of the Year Banquet

Cornwall, ONT., February 21, 2016: The Seaway Food Festival is honoured to have won the Breakthrough Award at the 2016 Business Excellence Awards & Citizen of the Year Banquet. The Breakthrough Award is a special award not always presented. It recognizes an extraordinary local event or people accomplishing extraordinary things, which benefits the community in unique and meaningful ways. The award may be given to an individual, a group, an organization or, a business. In general terms the award recognizes a significant accomplishment that benefits the entire City. The Seaway Food Festival was unable to attend the ceremony to accept its award. We are very proud of this accomplishment and want to thank the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce for this distinction.

“Obviously, this is an amazing recognition from our peers in the community. When we created the Seaway Food Festival and subsequently Summer Beer Fest our goal was to find innovative ways to promote and celebrate our amazing culinary scene and budding craft beer industry. We have always been overwhelmed by the response and support from our “Seaway Foodies” and other members of the community,” said Sebastien Manigat, Founder & Director of the Seaway Food Festival.

The Summer Beer Fest is an interactive beer and wine tasting festival created by the Seaway Food Festival. Unlike other similar events, this is a social gathering where the emphasis is on discovery and shared experiences. Last summer, over 1,250 guests congregated on the NAV Centre grounds for what turned out to be the largest event of its kind in our community. With 16 participating breweries, over 35 beers, and 6 local food vendors, festivalgoers had a unique opportunity to indulge in the best our community has to offer.

The Seaway Food Festival and its related events are founded on one principle: bring the community together to indulge in our areas finest culinary establishments. We firmly believe the festival is a perfect opportunity try new restaurants, or reconnect with some old favourites. The Seaway Food Festival is a unique movement that puts a spotlight on the Cornwall’s region diversity and dynamism as well as offer a fun and innovative experience that will socially engage the community.

“An event of this magnitude does not come together overnight or without a concerted effort. We would like to thank our hosts NAV Centre, Food & Beverage Director Ian Bentley, and the entire team at NAV Centre for all their hard work. Also we would like to thank our other partners, boom 101.9 and Limelight entertainment, for all their support. This is truly an amazing recognition and we look forward to this summer’s edition!” added Sebastien Manigat.

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