Kinsmen Club of Cornwall Sponsors Lift-Off

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

As part of their ongoing commitment to Cornwall’s largest multi-event festival, the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall has announced that they will return as title sponsors of the 2012 event.

“The Kinsmen Club of Cornwall is pleased to be able to provide our support to this very worthwhile community event and we look forward to another great festival this July”, said Michael Galvin, President of Kinsmen Cornwall. “At the Team Cornwall “Year in Review”, the City of Cornwall estimated that the Lift-Off annually generates an economic benefit of over $2,000,000. This certainly fits with in ourorganization’s mandate of serving the communities greatest need.”

“We are very excited to have the Kinsmen returning as the Title sponsor for another year,” said Jason Jesmer, Festival Co-Chair for Business. We have a lot of great news coming shortly for the 2012 festival including the design and launch of a new website that will feature social media applications so that our guests can get up to the minute information on the festival as we get closer to July.”

Pictured signing the sponsorship agreements are (L-R) Jason Jesmer,Festival Co-Chair (Business), Mary Marleau, Festival Co-Chair (Events),Rick Shaver, Kinsmen Vice President, and Michael Galvin, Kinsmen President.

About Lift-Off

Lift-Off is held each year in the middle of July, with numerous activities taking place in Cornwall’s Lamoureux Park, located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River!  Lift-Off was founded in 1994 and has since evolved into a multi-event festival that feaures both hot-air balloons and top-notch musical acts. The festival is a not-for-profit organization that is run by dozens of volunteers. More information can be found on the Festival website at

About the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall

The Kinsmen Club of Cornwall is a service organization founded in 1933 and is a member of Kin Canada. Kin Canada is the nation’s largest all-Canadian service club organization. Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment. The Association boasts a proud 90-year history dedicated to fostering life-long friendships while ‘Serving the Community’s Greatest Need.’ More information on Kin Canada can be found at