Pop Whiz is coming to Cornwall

July 18, 2021
Pop Whiz
Pop Whiz

A new pop culture trivia game show is coming to Cornwall.

Pop Whiz is a fun, new series that brings the experience of a big, shiny floor game show to communities across Ontario. Airing across Canada on GameTV, Pop Whiz engages Canadian teenagers and tests their knowledge on everything pop culture.

The production will be in Cornwall from July 22nd – 26th and based in Lamoureux Park, Cornwall’s sprawling waterfront park.

“It has been a challenging time with many community activities having been cancelled or postponed. Pop Whiz provides an opportunity to inject a little excitement,” said Frank Bertolas, Pop Whiz Executive Producer from Carpe Diem Media.

The series has been designed to bring all the splash you’d expect from a studio show with the ability to execute it in a mobile and COVID-friendly manner.

In addition to engaging youth, producers are looking to shine a spotlight on communities across Ontario and show a nationwide audience what makes them a beautiful place to live and visit.

“The support has been overwhelming. We have been whole-heartedly embraced and our community partners have welcomed this opportunity with open arms as the province starts to slowly open up,” said Sergio Gallinaro, who serves as producer and director.

The show will be hosted by Andrew Gunadie, aka ‘Gunnarolla,’ an award-winning host & producer who has traveled the world for the likes of Travel Channel and HGTV.

“Andrew fits the style and tone of this series perfectly. He brings a youthful energy that is sure to resonate with our audience,” added Bertolas.


If you love pop culture, thrive under pressure and think you have all the answers, Pop Whiz wants to hear from you.

Teenagers between the ages of 13-17 are invited to apply to be on the show through their virtual audition portal.

Contestants will have a chance to be on national TV, earn bragging rights and win some great prizes.

Additional information

Embracing diversity, identity, and orientation, Pop Whiz is a celebration of inclusiveness and multi-culturalism that will amplify the broad spectrum of cultures that make up the Ontario landscape.

For additional information, please check out the Pop Whiz website.

Don’t forget to visit us!

While you’re in Lamoureux Park, don’t forget to stop by the Cornwall Tourism pop-up visitor information centre at the eastern edge of the park near the entrance to the Cornwall Civic Complex! We’re open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm and if the weather is bad, you can find us right inside the front entrance of the Civic Complex. Stop by and pick up a Visitor Guide or get some recommendations on other fun things to see and do during your visit to Cornwall!

You can also text us anytime at 613-938-4748 and we will be happy to assist with any questions you might have.

Play it safe!

We all have a part to play in combating the spread of COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to wear masks, practice frequent hand washing and physical distancing, and stay home if not feeling well. For the latest guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19, please visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website.


Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Check out the Explore section of our website for other fun-filled activities to keep you busy. Better yet, consider extending your stay with a night at one of our great accommodations!

Got a question?

Got questions? Need recommendations? We’re here to help! Call or text us at 613-938-4748 or email us at info@cornwalltourism.com and we’ll be pleased to help you with any questions you may have!

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