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Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: October 14 – 16

Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 01:10 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: October 14 – 16

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Logan Brown

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Funky folk/rock from Kingston
The Cove Country Inn, Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
613-273-3636
Coveinn.com

Euchre

Euchre is played in the Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room (Linda Barker 613-272-2533), the South Elmsley Community Hall (Dorothy Covell at 613-283-2572) and North Crosby Community Hall (6 hand) (Jim Mullville 613-273-3008) and in Delta at the Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 2712).
Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room, the South Elmsley Community Hall,
North Crosby Community Hall
niry@tcpglobalsolutions.com

Spaghetti Dinners

2nd Friday at the Elgin Lions Hall and also combine their very popular Quiz Night with the spaghetti dinner
Elgin Lions Hall
niry@tcpglobalsolutions.com

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 15

Wendell Ferguson & Steve Piticco’s Country Pickin’ Mayhem Band

7:00pm – 11:00pm
Buffet & Show. Country from Ottawa/Trenton. Reserve early. Cost $50
The Cove Country Inn, Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
613-273-3636
coveinn.com

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: September 23 – 25

Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 03:09 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: September 23 – 25

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

BOTR: Spencer MacKenzie at The Cove Country Inn

7:00pm
When you hear Spencer MacKenzie sing and play guitar it’s hard to believe that such a young man (he just turned 17!) can play the Blues with so much skill, passion and depth. He is an “old soul in a young body”. His debut album Infected With The Blues is already earning rave reviews and getting major airplay. He’s also landed some prestigious festival gigs this summer including Kitchener Bluesfest, the West Coast Blues Festival, Southside Shuffle and the Canal Bank Shuffle) and is one of the finalists at the Toronto Blues Society’s Talent Search in July 2016. And the Blues Foundation in Memphis has awarded him a scholarship to attend a Blues Camp in Chicago. Spencer is backed by a great young band – not one is over the age of 21! – and will be joined by a Special Guest – Hamilton guitarist BRANT PARKER – for this show (Brant has helped mentor Spencer). I predict a great career ahead for this young man. Come and see him LIVE before he gets famous so you can say “I saw him when”.
Proceeds to Rideau Vista & St. Edward’s Elementary Schools. $65+tx dinner & show. Call to reserve
www.spencermackenzie.ca
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
coveinn.com/

Local Author Showcase at North Crosby Community Centre

7:00pm – 9”00pm
A showcase to highlight our local authors.
North Crosby Community Centre
875 8th Concession Rd., North Crosby
library@rideau.net

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Writers Reading at Westport United Church

1:00pm – 5:30pm
This year’s reading features critically-acclaimed and award-winning Canadian writers Peter Behrens, Iain Reid, Andrew Westoll and Zoe Whittall. All four have new releases. Readings are scheduled for 1 to 5:30pm, with a half-time break for complimentary refreshments, book purchases and signing. (Books are provided courtesy of Novel Idea Bookstore in Kingston.) The audience is invited/encouraged to engage in an open Q&A with the writers. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 seniors and students, available at Seasons of Westport at 17 Church Street (273–8792), The Cove Country Inn at 2 Bedford Street (273–3636), with PayPal at westportartscouncil.com, and at the door if available.
Westport United Church
27 Spring St., Westport
westportartscouncil.com/

Head over Heels at The Cove Country Inn

5:30pm – 8:30pm
Folk/country/rock from Gananoque, with vocal/guitar duo Kevin Head & Miss V. www.kevinheadmusic.com
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
coveinn.com/

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Head over Heels (Patio) at The Cove Country Inn

12:30pm – 3:30pm
Folk/country/rock from Gananoque, with vocal/guitar duo Kevin Head & Miss V. www.kevinheadmusic.com
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
coveinn.com/

Tea & Book Readings: Peri McQuay at The Cove Country Inn

2:30pm – 4:30pm
A celebration of Westport’s Foley Mountain Conservation Area, with tea, and readings/book signing by author Peri McQuay
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
coveinn.com/

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: August 26 – 28

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 04:08 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: August 26 – 28

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

Jon McLurg & Chris Morris at The Cove Country Inn

5:30pm – 8:30pm
Live Music
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
Coveinn.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

Head Over Heels

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Folk/country/rock from Gananoque, with vocal/guitar duo Kevin Head & Miss V. www.kevinheadmusic.com
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
Coveinn.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

Head Over Heels (Patio)

12:30pm – 3:30pm
Folk/country/rock from Gananoque, with vocal/guitar duo Kevin Head & Miss V. www.kevinheadmusic.com
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
Coveinn.com

Blueberry Tea at Union Hall

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Everyone is welcome to come and visit with neighbours, or meet new friends, at this annual gathering to celebrate late summer and its harvest. Refreshments at the Blueberry Tea are free of charge, but donations toward the upkeep of the hall are always appreciated.
Union Hall, at 1984 Wolfgrove Road, has been used continuously for over one hundred and fifty years. The hall is largely self-sufficient and maintained through the efforts of local volunteers. An annual grant from the Town of Mississippi Mills helps to keep the hall going.
Free; donations appreciated
Union Hall
1984 Wolf Grove Rd. at Tatlock Rd., Mississippi Mills

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: August 19 – 21

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 11:08 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: August 19 – 21

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

MonkeyJunk at The Cove Country Inn

8:00pm – 11:00pm
Kick off te MUSICwestport outdoor music festival with Live Music at the Cove Country Inn.. Cost $20.
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
Coveinn.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

MUSICwestport

12:00pm (noon) – 7:00pm
10th annual outdoor music festival, rain or shine. Kidzone, vendors, food. 2 stages:
SoHo’s, 43 Bedford St.
12-1pm;Turpin’s Trail ( East Coast/Folk, Kingston)
1:30-2:40pm Bob Burtch Bluegrass Band (Bluegrass/Seely’s Bay)
3-4:10pm Drumhand (World/Percussion/Fol-Jazz, Toronto)
4:30 – 6pm Russell DeCarle Trio (Western Swing/Blues/Country Peterborough)
The Cove, 2 Bedford St
12:30 – 1:40 The Soots (Old time/ Bluegrass Montreal)
2-3:10 pm Tavis E. Triance & The Natural Way (Psychedelic Rock, Vancouver/Montreal)
3:30 – 4:30 pm Kreif (Indie Rock, Montreal)
5-6:30 pm Oh Susanna (Folk/Pop Toronto)

Temptation or Temperance!

6:00pm
Come out for a lovely evening filled with wonderful food, good company and a historic atmosphere and learn a thing or two about our heritage. This fundraising event with begin at 6pm at the Old Stone Mill with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, then it is just a short walk to the Old Town Halls for 7pm where you will enjoy foods and ingredients. The cost is $60 per person and Includes a $30 tax receipt.
To reserve tickets email info@deltamill.org or call 613-928-2584. For more information about the Delta Mills Society visit our website at www.deltamill.org

Westport council passes motions pertaining to community upgrades

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 10:05 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Page Taylor – Westport

During the Village of Westport’s regular council meeting on May 16 council passed the motion of conducting two separate surveys which will outline the use of the Westport harbour by both boaters and visitors.  The purpose of the surveys would be to gather information on who is using the harbour and how the town would potentially improve user experience. Although it was agreed that the most effective strategy would be an in-person interview, the surveys would also be available online for visitors to complete.

Councillor Frank Huth brought the council’s attention to the Westport baseball diamond, which is currently in need of a new water tap, as well as new stone dust to be put down on the infield. The reason for the water tap would be primarily for wetting down the infield on days when a lot of dust is being raised, in addition to having a closer source of water for the teams. Following this, a motion was raised and passed for the village to apply to the Kraft Heinz Project Play, a grant for $250,000 going towards the construction or update of a recreational facility.

Other updates
Judi Baril from Community and Primary Health Care (CPHC) asked council for funding pledges in order to eliminate the $2 million debt that arose from the construction of a new facility. Baril hopes that by hosting fundraising events, as well as asking for pledges from nearby municipalities, the CPHC will be able to raise $2.5 million dollars over the next five years. The closest CPHC branch is located in Portland, and offers a dozen services and programs to seniors in the community. The council declined to offer a pledge but said it is open to hosting fundraising events for the cause, so long as they work to better involve the Westport community.

Councillor Jackalyn Brady requested the means to remove the old and overgrown shrubbery from the front of the Westport Public Library, as it was getting to be a bit of an eyesore. This proposal was accepted after a brief discussion of the tools required and the estimated amount of time it would take for the task to be completed.

It was also requested that the lines on the street be repainted, especially for the handicapped parking zone, as visitors were parking there illegally. Interviews for a Parking Enforcement Officer are currently being conducted.  

Committee Meeting Minutes
The Rideau District Museum Committee will hold a fundraiser for the museum on Oct.15, called Characters of Westport’s Past, which encourages participants to dress up and learn about the individuals who shaped Westport history. A tour of the Rideau District Museum is also being planned for July or August to coincide with the book release of the “History of Westport,” written by museum curator Kristen Rossetti.

Starting in August, the Westport Public Library Board will be accepting art book donations at the front of the library in order to fundraise for the upcoming Local Author Night. The event is meant to showcase local talent and give positive publicity to authors with ties to the Westport community.  









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Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: October 14 – 16

Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 01:10 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: October 14 – 16

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Logan Brown

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Funky folk/rock from Kingston
The Cove Country Inn, Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
613-273-3636
Coveinn.com

Euchre

Euchre is played in the Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room (Linda Barker 613-272-2533), the South Elmsley Community Hall (Dorothy Covell at 613-283-2572) and North Crosby Community Hall (6 hand) (Jim Mullville 613-273-3008) and in Delta at the Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 2712).
Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room, the South Elmsley Community Hall,
North Crosby Community Hall
niry@tcpglobalsolutions.com

Spaghetti Dinners

2nd Friday at the Elgin Lions Hall and also combine their very popular Quiz Night with the spaghetti dinner
Elgin Lions Hall
niry@tcpglobalsolutions.com

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 15

Wendell Ferguson & Steve Piticco’s Country Pickin’ Mayhem Band

7:00pm – 11:00pm
Buffet & Show. Country from Ottawa/Trenton. Reserve early. Cost $50
The Cove Country Inn, Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
613-273-3636
coveinn.com

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: September 23 – 25

Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 03:09 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: September 23 – 25

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

BOTR: Spencer MacKenzie at The Cove Country Inn

7:00pm
When you hear Spencer MacKenzie sing and play guitar it’s hard to believe that such a young man (he just turned 17!) can play the Blues with so much skill, passion and depth. He is an “old soul in a young body”. His debut album Infected With The Blues is already earning rave reviews and getting major airplay. He’s also landed some prestigious festival gigs this summer including Kitchener Bluesfest, the West Coast Blues Festival, Southside Shuffle and the Canal Bank Shuffle) and is one of the finalists at the Toronto Blues Society’s Talent Search in July 2016. And the Blues Foundation in Memphis has awarded him a scholarship to attend a Blues Camp in Chicago. Spencer is backed by a great young band – not one is over the age of 21! – and will be joined by a Special Guest – Hamilton guitarist BRANT PARKER – for this show (Brant has helped mentor Spencer). I predict a great career ahead for this young man. Come and see him LIVE before he gets famous so you can say “I saw him when”.
Proceeds to Rideau Vista & St. Edward’s Elementary Schools. $65+tx dinner & show. Call to reserve
www.spencermackenzie.ca
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
coveinn.com/

Local Author Showcase at North Crosby Community Centre

7:00pm – 9”00pm
A showcase to highlight our local authors.
North Crosby Community Centre
875 8th Concession Rd., North Crosby
library@rideau.net

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Writers Reading at Westport United Church

1:00pm – 5:30pm
This year’s reading features critically-acclaimed and award-winning Canadian writers Peter Behrens, Iain Reid, Andrew Westoll and Zoe Whittall. All four have new releases. Readings are scheduled for 1 to 5:30pm, with a half-time break for complimentary refreshments, book purchases and signing. (Books are provided courtesy of Novel Idea Bookstore in Kingston.) The audience is invited/encouraged to engage in an open Q&A with the writers. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 seniors and students, available at Seasons of Westport at 17 Church Street (273–8792), The Cove Country Inn at 2 Bedford Street (273–3636), with PayPal at westportartscouncil.com, and at the door if available.
Westport United Church
27 Spring St., Westport
westportartscouncil.com/

Head over Heels at The Cove Country Inn

5:30pm – 8:30pm
Folk/country/rock from Gananoque, with vocal/guitar duo Kevin Head & Miss V. www.kevinheadmusic.com
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
coveinn.com/

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Head over Heels (Patio) at The Cove Country Inn

12:30pm – 3:30pm
Folk/country/rock from Gananoque, with vocal/guitar duo Kevin Head & Miss V. www.kevinheadmusic.com
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
coveinn.com/

Tea & Book Readings: Peri McQuay at The Cove Country Inn

2:30pm – 4:30pm
A celebration of Westport’s Foley Mountain Conservation Area, with tea, and readings/book signing by author Peri McQuay
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
coveinn.com/

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: August 26 – 28

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 04:08 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: August 26 – 28

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

Jon McLurg & Chris Morris at The Cove Country Inn

5:30pm – 8:30pm
Live Music
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
Coveinn.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

Head Over Heels

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Folk/country/rock from Gananoque, with vocal/guitar duo Kevin Head & Miss V. www.kevinheadmusic.com
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
Coveinn.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

Head Over Heels (Patio)

12:30pm – 3:30pm
Folk/country/rock from Gananoque, with vocal/guitar duo Kevin Head & Miss V. www.kevinheadmusic.com
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
Coveinn.com

Blueberry Tea at Union Hall

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Everyone is welcome to come and visit with neighbours, or meet new friends, at this annual gathering to celebrate late summer and its harvest. Refreshments at the Blueberry Tea are free of charge, but donations toward the upkeep of the hall are always appreciated.
Union Hall, at 1984 Wolfgrove Road, has been used continuously for over one hundred and fifty years. The hall is largely self-sufficient and maintained through the efforts of local volunteers. An annual grant from the Town of Mississippi Mills helps to keep the hall going.
Free; donations appreciated
Union Hall
1984 Wolf Grove Rd. at Tatlock Rd., Mississippi Mills

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: August 19 – 21

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 11:08 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: August 19 – 21

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

MonkeyJunk at The Cove Country Inn

8:00pm – 11:00pm
Kick off te MUSICwestport outdoor music festival with Live Music at the Cove Country Inn.. Cost $20.
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St., Westport
info@coveinn.com
1-888-COVEINN
Coveinn.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

MUSICwestport

12:00pm (noon) – 7:00pm
10th annual outdoor music festival, rain or shine. Kidzone, vendors, food. 2 stages:
SoHo’s, 43 Bedford St.
12-1pm;Turpin’s Trail ( East Coast/Folk, Kingston)
1:30-2:40pm Bob Burtch Bluegrass Band (Bluegrass/Seely’s Bay)
3-4:10pm Drumhand (World/Percussion/Fol-Jazz, Toronto)
4:30 – 6pm Russell DeCarle Trio (Western Swing/Blues/Country Peterborough)
The Cove, 2 Bedford St
12:30 – 1:40 The Soots (Old time/ Bluegrass Montreal)
2-3:10 pm Tavis E. Triance & The Natural Way (Psychedelic Rock, Vancouver/Montreal)
3:30 – 4:30 pm Kreif (Indie Rock, Montreal)
5-6:30 pm Oh Susanna (Folk/Pop Toronto)

Temptation or Temperance!

6:00pm
Come out for a lovely evening filled with wonderful food, good company and a historic atmosphere and learn a thing or two about our heritage. This fundraising event with begin at 6pm at the Old Stone Mill with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, then it is just a short walk to the Old Town Halls for 7pm where you will enjoy foods and ingredients. The cost is $60 per person and Includes a $30 tax receipt.
To reserve tickets email info@deltamill.org or call 613-928-2584. For more information about the Delta Mills Society visit our website at www.deltamill.org

Westport council passes motions pertaining to community upgrades

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 10:05 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Page Taylor – Westport

During the Village of Westport’s regular council meeting on May 16 council passed the motion of conducting two separate surveys which will outline the use of the Westport harbour by both boaters and visitors.  The purpose of the surveys would be to gather information on who is using the harbour and how the town would potentially improve user experience. Although it was agreed that the most effective strategy would be an in-person interview, the surveys would also be available online for visitors to complete.

Councillor Frank Huth brought the council’s attention to the Westport baseball diamond, which is currently in need of a new water tap, as well as new stone dust to be put down on the infield. The reason for the water tap would be primarily for wetting down the infield on days when a lot of dust is being raised, in addition to having a closer source of water for the teams. Following this, a motion was raised and passed for the village to apply to the Kraft Heinz Project Play, a grant for $250,000 going towards the construction or update of a recreational facility.

Other updates
Judi Baril from Community and Primary Health Care (CPHC) asked council for funding pledges in order to eliminate the $2 million debt that arose from the construction of a new facility. Baril hopes that by hosting fundraising events, as well as asking for pledges from nearby municipalities, the CPHC will be able to raise $2.5 million dollars over the next five years. The closest CPHC branch is located in Portland, and offers a dozen services and programs to seniors in the community. The council declined to offer a pledge but said it is open to hosting fundraising events for the cause, so long as they work to better involve the Westport community.

Councillor Jackalyn Brady requested the means to remove the old and overgrown shrubbery from the front of the Westport Public Library, as it was getting to be a bit of an eyesore. This proposal was accepted after a brief discussion of the tools required and the estimated amount of time it would take for the task to be completed.

It was also requested that the lines on the street be repainted, especially for the handicapped parking zone, as visitors were parking there illegally. Interviews for a Parking Enforcement Officer are currently being conducted.  

Committee Meeting Minutes
The Rideau District Museum Committee will hold a fundraiser for the museum on Oct.15, called Characters of Westport’s Past, which encourages participants to dress up and learn about the individuals who shaped Westport history. A tour of the Rideau District Museum is also being planned for July or August to coincide with the book release of the “History of Westport,” written by museum curator Kristen Rossetti.

Starting in August, the Westport Public Library Board will be accepting art book donations at the front of the library in order to fundraise for the upcoming Local Author Night. The event is meant to showcase local talent and give positive publicity to authors with ties to the Westport community.  

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