WOMEN’S HEALING RETREAT Renaissance Woman Awakens: Re-Ignite Your Fire



12 – 14,



Renaissance Woman Awakens:

Re-Ignite Your Fire

Join Us for a magical weekend of Alchemy by the Fire, of Reflection, Story-Telling and Goal-Setting for the New Year, in a supportive circle of self-motivated, accomplished women – The Renaissance Women – who know who they are, who know how to turn Lead into Gold and who yearn to re-connect with Their Inner Alchemist, Their Self-Mastery, Their Highest Potential.


Hidden Buddha Healing Center in Toledo, Ontario

Cost$249 +HST


2 days & 2 nights accommodation, (Friday evening to Sunday evening). Includes full use of retreat house,  yoga/meditation room and treatment room in farmhouse.

Food: Only light vegetarian snacks, soups & tea provided. Attendees are responsible for meals.

Reiki Treatments are available at an additional fee.


About the Retreat

Re-ignite your meaning and purpose by relaxing in the cozy warmth of a winter fire, sharing stories that nurture your soul.


The Power of Storytelling has been recognized through the ages and diversity of cultures. We will explore the initial step in the process of inner transformation – Awareness – through sharing our own stories, or offering a favourite story, poem or quote, and in the process, becoming more conscious of our truths.


As we uncover our truths, we will identify one key area of our life that we would like to transform – to turn lead into gold – and through personal reflection (meditating, journaling, energy healing, yoga) and group sharing, start the process of alchemy, of turning a weakness into a strength, of integrating our experiences and feelings into a greater state of being from which we can identify an inner goal, and the associated process of achieving it.


A smaller gathering allows for more personal expression and time while fostering a nurturing group energy.  Five special Renaissance Women will have the opportunity to share their wisdom and hearts with those who will honour, admire and support them.


There is room for five adults to sleep in shared bedrooms (Total of 3 bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with 2 beds, one private bedroom).  Local Bed-n-Breakfasts and Hotels available for additional fees.


All food, beverages and restaurant meals are your responsibility.  You are able to bring your own food.  The Hidden Buddha Healing Center only provides light vegetarian snacks, soups & tea. Saturday Lunch and Sunday Brunch may be at a local restaurant (menus provided upon request) or at the retreat house or farmhouse, according to your interests and needs.


Reiki treatments are available at an additional cost.


Renaissance Woman Awakens: Re-Ignite Your Fire

Retreat Schedule



Friday, Jan. 12
5:00 – 7:00 PM Arrival – Welcome Renaissance Women!
7:00 PM  The Alchemy Begins: Fireside chat with warm beverages
9:00 AM Breakfast (bring your own)
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Alchemy by the Fire: Sharing our stories
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Lunch (bring your own or visit a local restaurant)
Nature walks on the land, visiting the horses
Personal time: yoga, meditation, Reiki
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Alchemy by the Fire: Group Meditations & Reflections
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Dinner (bring your own or visit a local restaurant)
6:30 pm onwards Alchemy by the Fire: The Inner Journey

Private Time: journaling, meditation, relaxation, yoga, Reiki

Sunday, Jan. 14
9:30 AM Brunch (bring your own or visit Sweet & Savoury restaurant in Elgin)
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Alchemy by the Fire: Know Thyself – The Awakening

Integration of reflections for self-mastery and transformation

Goal setting for 2018

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Alchemy by the Fire: Burn Away the Burden

Sacred ceremony of releasing burdens – turning lead into gold

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM The Masters Depart – Congratulations Renaissance Women – Your Inner Alchemist is Awakened!


About Hidden Buddha Healing Center


Hidden Buddha Healing Center is a quaint retreat nestled in the beautiful countryside of Rideau Lakes, in the town of Toledo, Ontario, between Ottawa and Kingston.
The Center is owned and operated by Lidia Kuleshnyk, B.Sc., M.E.S., a Health and Lifestyle Consultant who specializes in Reiki, Macrobiotics and Holistic Counselling/Coaching. To learn more about Lidia, visit www.AponaHealingArts.com.
Guests can rest and rejuvenate in a quintessential Canadian “cordwood house”, which includes 3 bedrooms (total of 5 beds), a washroom, kitchen, dining room and living room with a wood-burning fireplace. Guests also have access to rooms for meditation, yoga and energy healing (for example Reiki).
Hidden Buddha Healing Center sits on a 76-acre property of lovely hayfields and forests near Bellamy Lake. It is an ideal setting for a serene getaway.

For more information and to register:

Contact Lidia at (416) 912-1721 or email lidia@AponaHealingArts.com

As a gentle reminder, space is limited.
Pre-registration is required in advance of the retreat dates.

The Holiday Season @ The Cove

Thanks so much for your ongoing support this year and throughout the last almost 30 years of business! It’s been another great year, thanks to all of you! We look forward to many great events in 2018! Check us out on Facebook and Instagram @thecoveinn @thecovekitchenchronicles!
All of us at The Cove in Westport, ON
The HOLIDAYS @ The Cove
Book your HOLIDAY BUSINESS PARTY! Check out our delicious Holiday Buffets with the best in Music all throughout the Holiday Season!
Every WednesdayWINGS ‘n TUNES/OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country, Westport) 6:30-9:30pmGuitar GiveawayWed.Dec.27 thanks to Nathan and Long & McQuade Music of Kingston! www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough
Thu.Dec.7 HANDMADE HEARTS HOLIDAY MARKET (Local Vendors, Apps + Music by LOGAN BROWN + TAYLOR ANGUS6-9pm$15 www.taylorangusmusic.com
Fri.Dec.8 A SHAWN McCULLOUGH + WADE FOSTER CHRISTMAS 7-10pm Buffet + Show $35 + HST www.reverbnation.com/shawnmcculloughwww.wadefostermusic.com
Sat.Dec.9 HEALY & ORR ROCK ‘n ROLL CHRISTMAS (Rock ‘n Roll, Brockville) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $40 + HST www.healyandorr.com***Almost Sold Out***
Fri.Dec.15 CHRISTMAS CLASSIC ROCK with TONY SILVESTRI BAND feat. Tom Savage The Best in Classic Rock – The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Supertramp, Elton John, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Boston, Jethro Tull, Cream, Jimi Hendrix 7-11pm Buffet + Show $50 + HST ***Almost Sold Out***
Sat.Dec.16 A JEFF CALLERY CHRISTMAS with Special Guest (Folk/Rock, Brockville) 7-10pm Buffet + Show $35 + HST www.reverbnation.com/jeffcallery
Fri.Dec.22 A HENRY NORWOOD + WADE FOSTER HOLIDAY HOE DOWN! (Country, Perth/Westport) 7-10pm $5 www.facebook.com/henrynorwoodartistwww.wadefostermusic.com
Sat.Dec.23 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE EVE JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music!) 9-11pm $5
Fri.Dec.29 HEAD OVER HEELS (Acoustic Folk, Gananoque) 6-9pm www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca
Sat.Dec.30 LOGAN BROWN + TAYLOR ANGUS (Acoustic Soul, Perth) 6-9pmwww.taylorangusmusic.com
Sun.Dec.31 NEW YEAR’S EVE 2018 TURPIN’S TRAIL (East Coast/Folk, Kingston) 7pm-1am Buffet, Show, Party Favours + Bubbly $50 + HST www.turpinstrail.com ***Almost Sold Out*
Sat.Jan.6 CELEBRATION of LIFE for DIANE LEDUC-DORAN (Wife of James Doran of Choose the Blues Productions) 1-5pm + HEAD OVER HEELS (Folk/Blues, Gananoque) 6-9pm
Fri.Jan.19 & Sat.Jan.20 BLUES on the RIDEAU with JACK De KEYZER BAND (Toronto) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $65 + HST www.bluesontherideau.cawww.jackdekeyzer.com
WINTER HOURS as of January 1st 2018
Sun 11:30am-3pm
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 3pm-9:30pm
Thu 11:30am-8pm
Fri 11:30am-9pm
Sat 11:30am-9pm
All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations
For Event Info, go to Entertainment at www.coveinn.com
The Cove Country Inn 1.888.COVE.INN www.coveinn.com

Westport Rideau’s Games


Founded in 1976, Westport Community Centre has a seasonal rink open from Early September to Late March. Equipped with canteen and heated spectator seating.

Public Skating: Fridays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. & TBA

Please call Joel 613-273-2152 or email: nbresee@villageofwestport.ca for Perimeter Sign, Board Sign and Ice Rental charges.



Date :

Friday, December 29, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 10:30pm


Event location :
Westport Community Centre – Arena
37 Spring St, Westport, ON K0G 1X0, Canada


Contact :
Phone contact: +1 613-273-2152

Good Food Box in Westport


Get fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to a location near you. Pay by the 7th of the month and pick up on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month.

The Good Food Box offers fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices for all community members. Participants pay when they place their orders with their local host sites by the seventh of each month, to pick up on the third Tuesday of the month. Prices vary between $5 and $15 depending on size of box requested. The program is volunteer-driven and volunteer-run.


Date :

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Event location :

Country Roads Community Health Centre
4319 Cove Road at Hwy 15
Portland Ontario, K0G 1V0


Contact :

Emily Beelen

Phone contact: 613-272-2799 X 256

What’s cooking in Westport!


Cook together in the community kitchen on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month! What’s Cooking in Westport is on the 1st Tuesday each month (10am-1pm) at the Free Methodist Church! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.

Join us to try new foods and recipes, share a meal, bring extras home, have a good time, and meet new people in your community. We pick the recipes together, focusing on local, seasonal, budget-friendly ingredients. Some months we have a specific cultural theme, a guest speaker from the community, or a special event.

The group is facilitated by Registered Dietitian, Kate Earl, from Country Roads Community Health Centre. We discuss different nutrition and food safety topics each month and members share healthy eating tips with each other.

The program is FREE. There is no cost to participate. We also offer free childcare. Please ask us if you need help with travel costs. All we ask from you is that you participate in the cooking (and clean up!), come ready to have fun, and be open to trying new foods.


Date :

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm


Event location :

Free Methodist Church
Westport, ON, Canada


Contact :

Phone contact: 613-272-2799 X237
E-mail: kearl@crchc.on.ca
Website: https://www.crchc.on.ca/nutrition/

Village of Westport – December ongoing events 2017

1BINGO every Monday night at the Westport Legion and Thursday night at the Elgin Lions Hall. Doors open at 6:00pm.


BRIDGE every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Elgin Municipal Complex.  Info 613-359-6192.

3COFFEE DROP-IN: Throughout the Township come and enjoy a bit of social fun! Bring your latest craft project, a deck of cards or just yourself.  Children are welcome.  Donations appreciated.  Every Monday morning from 8am to 10:30am at the Delta United Church – call Pat Philips 613-928-2712; Tuesday mornings in Morton – Morton Mug – contact Linda Gamble 613-387-3799; every Wednesday morning from 10am to Noon at the Newboro Community Hall call Andi 613-272-5335 or Joan 613-272-2393; Thursday mornings at the Portland Community Hall contact Betty James 613-272-2461and every Friday morning at the Elgin Municipal Complex Community Hall from 9:30am – call Linda Carr 613-272-2227.


COMMUNITY BREAKFAST every 4th Tuesday at the Harmony Lodge in Philipsville starting at 8:00am. Sponsored by the Philipsville Masons, everyone is welcome. Contact Ross Hawkins for information 613-359-5833.

COMMUNITY LUNCH first Friday of the month at the Elgin Municipal Complex – soup and sandwiches – contact Linda Carr 613-272-2227 and the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Portland United Church Noon to 1pm call 613-272-2002 for details.

5COMMUNITY SHOPPING BUS sponsored through the Portland Seniors Club leaves for the local shopping mall in Kingston every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Call Vicki at 613-272-2676 to reserve your seat.  Cost $15.00 return trip.  Not just for seniors!  All ages welcome.


EUCHRE is played Monday afternoons at the South Elmsley Community Hall (Marie Jordan at 613-283-4035), Tuesdays afternoons at the Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room (Doug Summers 613-359-5744), Wednesday evenings at the North Crosby Community Hall (6 hand) (Jim Mulville 613-273-3008), Thursday evenings at the Westport Legion (Trish Purdon 613-273-7017) and at the Delta Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 2712).  Forfar Euchre is every Friday at 7:30pm in the hall.

7HAMBURGER FRIDAY every Friday until the end of Sept. 12pm-2pm burger, sausage, hot dogs and fries available every week. Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport.


CLOGGING – Join Dorothy at the Newboro Community Hall, 15 Drummond St, every Wednesday evening at 7pm to learn how to enjoy Clogging, a dance form imilar to tap, but uniquely different.  You don’t have to be experienced – all levels are welcome.  It’s free – but donations toward the use of the hall would be appreciated.  Wear soft-soled running shoes and bring your water!  You’ll be busy having fun!


PICKLEBALL Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Shillingston Park in North Crosby.  Equipment is available for beginners to try their hand at the game.  Come for some fun, outdoor play and exercise!  Everyone is welcome.  Call Jan at 613-273-3839 or Don at 613-273-9178.

PICKLEBALL is now in NEWBORO at Lorne Park behind the canteen building on the old tennis courts.  Join us every Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning.  Everyone is welcome.  Call Jan at 613-273-3839 or Don at 613-273-9178.


SPAGHETTI DINNERS 1st Friday of every month at the Portland Legion; 2nd Friday at the Elgin Lions Hall and also combine their very popular Quiz Night with the spaghetti dinner (teams of 6 start the game at 7pm) and the 3rd Friday is at the Westport (North Crosby) Legion.

Tour de French Wine Dinner – Nov.30 @ The Cove

Take a trip through France, Acadia, Quebec and Louisiana as we trace the roots of some true French food from Joanne “Jojo” Edwards and her team with a Six Course Dinner with wine and cider pairings. Enjoy an evening of rich, full flavored food with vibrant Ontario and Quebec Wines…with friends, new and old. 
Cider and Wine talk by Andrew Rastapkevicius from Lifford Wines!
If you have any questions about the menu, please ask us.
Beautiful poster by Down Under Jeff to come…
Seamus, Jojo and all of us at The Cove
$80 6 Course Dinner – Wine and Cider Pairings
Stay overnight too! Great Dinner and Overnight Packages available. $250 Standard Room and $275 Jacuzzi Suite.
Boudin Blanc with Mushroom Ragu (French)
Scheuermann Cider (Westport, Ontario)
Cajun Seafood + Grits (Creole)
Norman Hardie Calcaire (Prince Edward County, Ontario)
Cheese Souffle with Vegetables (French)
Tawse Chardonnay (Niagara, Ontario)
Poutine Rapee with Cretons (Acadian)
Bachelder Pinot Noir (Niagara, Ontario)
Pot au Feu with Wild Game (Quebecois)
Redstone Cabernet Merlot (Niagara, Ontario)
Beignets (Creole)
La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Méthode Traditionnelle (Monteregie, Quebec)
***Menu will include Gluten, Nuts, Shellfish and Spice. No Substitutions. Thank you.***

Call 1.888.COVE.INN for Reservations.

www.coveinn.com info@coveinn.com #chefjojo #rastawine #covefood #areyoustillreadingtheseridiculoushashtags

Heading for the Holidays @ The Cove

Hello friends of The Cove,
We are happy to tell you that although there is a cool down in the weather, we are still packed with events and happenings here in Westport at The Cove! Please check out what we have going on until the new year. We hope to see you at some point! Please feel free to share the email and the posters.
Thanks and all the very best from us!



Book your CHRISTMAS PARTY! Check out our delicious Holiday Buffets with the best in Music all throughout the Holiday Season!Every Wednesday WINGS ‘n TUNES/OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country, Westport) 6:30-9:30pm www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough




Fri.Nov.3 TOM WATSON (Folk/Rock, Perth) 6-9pm www.facebook.com/basedonwonder

Fri.Nov.10 LOGAN BROWN + TAYLOR ANGUS (Acoustic Soul, Perth) 6-9pm www.taylorangusmusic.com

Sat.Nov.11 CHRIS MURPHY (East Coast/Celtic, Perth Road Village) 6-10pm www.turpinstrail.com

Fri.Nov.17 JEFF CALLERY (Folk/Rock, Brockville) 6-9pm www.reverbnation.com/jeffcallery

Sat.Nov.18 THE WEBER BROTHERS Formerly of Ronnie Hawkins Band! (Rock and Roll, Peterborough) 7-10pm $15 www.weberbrothers.com



Fri.Nov.24 Blues on the Rideau Series with TAS CRU and WICKED GRIN (Blues, NY State/Ottawa) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $65 + HST www.bluesontherideau.ca www.tascru.com  www.wickedgrin.ca



Sat.Nov.25 SANTA CLAUS PARADE MATINEE with HENRY NORWOOD + SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country, Perth/Westport) 1-4pm www.facebook.com/henrynorwoodartist  www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough + HEAD OVER HEELS (Acoustic Folk, Gananoque) 6-9pm www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca

Thu.Nov.30TOUR de FRENCH” WINE DINNER (From France to Quebec to Louisiana)



5 Course Meal from Chef JoJo & Her Team with Quebec & Ontario Wine/Cider Pairings 6-9pm $80




Fri.Dec.1 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 6-9pm www.johnwmusician.com

Sat.Dec.2 BOB ROBERTSON TRIO feat. KEVIN HEAD (Folk/Jazz/Blues, Kingston) 6-9pm

Thu.Dec.7 HANDMADE HEARTS HOLIDAY MARKET (Local Vendors, Apps + Music by LOGAN BROWN + TAYLOR ANGUS) 6-9pm $15 www.taylorangusmusic.com

Fri.Dec.8 A SHAWN McCULLOUGH + WADE FOSTER CHRISTMAS 7-10pm Buffet + Show $35 + HST www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough www.wadefostermusic.com

Sat.Dec.9 HEALY & ORR ROCK ‘n ROLL CHRISTMAS (Rock ‘n Roll, Brockville) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $40 + HST www.healyandorr.com

Fri.Dec.15 YOUNG & PETTY: A Nod to the Lifetime and Music of Tom Petty & Neil Young  7-11pm Buffet + Show $50 + HST

Sat.Dec.16 A JEFF CALLERY CHRISTMAS (Folk/Rock, Brockville) 7-10pm Buffet + Show $35 + HST www.reverbnation.com/jeffcallery

Fri.Dec.22 A HENRY NORWOOD + WADE FOSTER HOLIDAY HOE DOWN! (Country, Perth/Westport) 7-10pm $5

www.facebook.com/henrynorwoodartist www.wadefostermusic.com

Sat.Dec.23 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE EVE JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music!) 9-11pm $5

Fri.Dec.29 Fri.Dec.29 HEAD OVER HEELS (Acoustic Folk, Gananoque) 6-9pm www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca

Sat.Dec.30 LOGAN BROWN + TAYLOR ANGUS (Acoustic Soul, Perth) 6-9pm www.taylorangusmusic.com

Sun.Dec.31 NEW YEAR’S EVE 2018 TURPIN’S TRAIL (East Coast/Folk, Kingston) 7pm-1am Buffet, Show, Party Favours + Bubbly $50 + HST www.turpinstrail.com
***All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations***

The Cove Country Inn 1.888.COVE.INN www.coveinn.com

Santa Claus Parade in Westport


Come see Santa! The Annual Westport Santa Claus Parade is happening on Saturday, Nov 25; and it starts at 2:00 pm.


Date :

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2 pm

***Begins at The Esso Station, NEW LOCATION…Ends at St. Edwards Catholic Church Parking Lot***
Olde Time Theme!
Starts 2pm
See The Lions Club for Float Entry Details!


Contact :

Lions Club President
Wayne Bent

Delta Country Christmas


23rd Annual DELTA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Pageant 6:30pm featuring the Deltones Community Choir. Join us for this interactive celebration of Christmas!

The evening begins at 6:30pm at Delta Baptist Church (24 King St), then a short walk to the Delta United Church (36 King St) to meet the Shepherds, on to St. Paul’s (77 King St) for King Herod and the Magi, and finally to the Mill Drive Shed (46 King St) for the Manger Scene. There will be choir anthems and carol singing amidst the Christmas story narrative with children dressed in Biblical costumes representing the key people in the Christmas story.


Date :

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Event location :

Delta Baptist Church
24 King Street
Delta, ON