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Cooking Classes with Chef Joanne @ The Cove

Season’s Greetings!

We have something new to offer…



Cooking Classes with Chef Joanne


If you have been The Cove’s delicious Wine Dinners over the past 10+ years, you will be familiar with the worldly cuisine of Chef Joanne Edwards! We have talked about it over the past while and now we are excited to announce that we will be offering Cooking Classes with her!

You will learn some techniques on how to create some delicious Thai Street Foods as Thai is one of Joanne’s favourites! No doubt, you’ll have some laughs too!

All food prepared will be served as a lunch in the dining room with some wine pairings.   

For this outing, we have room for a maximum of 10 attendees. First come first served.

Time is 10am-2pm approximately. Start off with a coffee or tea and sit down with Chef Joanne to discuss the day’s proceedings and the menu.

Merry Christmas!


Many people in Canada and the United States celebrate Christmas Day on December 25. The day celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth.

People celebrate Christmas Day in many ways. It is often combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations. Many people decorate their homes, visit family or friends and exchange gifts. In the days or even weeks before Christmas Day, many people decorate their homes and gardens with lights, Christmas trees and much more.

It is common to organize a special meal, often consisting of turkey and a lot of other festive foods, for family or friends and exchange gifts with them. Children, in particular, often receive a lot of gifts from their parents and other relatives and the mythical figure Santa Claus.

The original meaning of Christmas is a special church service, or mass, to celebrate the birth of Christ. The story of the Nativity, or the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, are particularly important in religious celebrations of Christmas. However, many traditions that are around today have their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals. These include the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and tree, symbolizing everlasting light and life.

 Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, lighting a Christingle, viewing a Nativity play, an exchange of Christmas cards, church services, a special meal, pulling Christmas crackers and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore.



December 25, 2018



Fat-Dissolving Healing Foods:



Join us for an Empowering Weekend, Around the Nurturing Warmth of a Winter Fire, In a Supportive Circle of Self-Motivated Women Who Are Ready to Rise To Their Potential. Learn about the Power of Healing Foods to Dissolve Fat and Restore Health, While Surrounded by the Peaceful Energies of Nature.
• Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss
• Obliterate Cravings and Feel Satisfied
• Enjoy More Energy and Vitality
• Look and Feel More Youthful

January 18-20, 2019

(Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)


LOCATION: Hidden Buddha Healing Centre, Rideau Lakes, Ontario

(Between Ottawa and Kingston)



For more information on the Retreat, and to get your
        FREE Fat-Dissolving Healing Foods Guide, Click on this link

Tis the Season @ The Cove…

Hello all you Cove friends! 

We have a new menu out! So thankful for the kitchen in putting together this great offering! Come and try it anytime. 

We also have some great events happening in December! All kinds of incredible groups including the one and only 2018 JUNO Award winners for Best Blues Band, MonkeyJunk this Friday! 


Merry Christmas everyone! Take a shot at our “BEST COVE CHRISTMAS PICTURE CONTEST”! The Cove has been beautifully decorated for the season so get friends and family together and take a portrait! Send it to or post on Facebook or Instagram tagging us#bestcovexmaspic and you could win some fabulous Cove prizes! The most shares wins! Winners announced Sat.Dec.22 at The Cove 30th Anniversary Party and Jazz Night! Happy Holidays!  

Get your Cove Gift Certificates here for Christmas gifts!

Finally, we will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Cove Country Inn on Sat.Dec.22 with the Spencer Evans Trio and the Annual Christmas Jazz Night! Come with your stories, memories, smiles and Christmas cheer! 

Thanks again to each and every one of you for yet another successful year at The Cove in Westport! We can’t do it without you and we look forward 2019 with you! 

Seamus and all of us at The Cove!




Every Wednesday WINGS ‘n TUNES + THE OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country/Rock, Westport) Sing a tune and you could win a guitar!
Fri.Dec.7 MONKEYJUNK (JUNO Award Winning Blues, Ottawa) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $  


Sat.Dec.8 A JEFF CALLERY + WADE FOSTER CHRISTMAS (Country/Folk/Rock, Brockville/Perth) Buffet 6-8pm Show 7-10pm$35  
Fri.Dec.14 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 6-9pm
Sat.Dec.15 YOUNG PETTY STONES (A Musical Nod to Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones!) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $  


Fri.Dec.21 HEALY + ORR ROCK ‘n ROLL CHRISTMAS (Classic Rock/Country, Brockville) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $  
  Sat.Dec.22 30th ANNIVERSARY of THE COVE + XMAS EVE EVE EVE JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Make a Request!) 9-11pm FREE!  


Thu.Dec.27 THURSDAY after Boxing Day! WINGS ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country) 6:30-9:30pm

Fri.Dec.28 HENRY NORWOOD (Country, Perth) 7-10pm

Sat.Dec.29 HEAD OVER HEELS with bassist ZAK COLBERT (Folk, Jazz, Blues Acoustic Duo, Gananoque) 6-9pm

Mon.Dec.31 NEW YEAR’S EVE with TURPIN’S TRAIL (Celtic/East Coast/Folk, Kingston) 7pm-1am $50 +


HOURS — Sun, Mon, Tue + Thu 11:30am-8pm — Wed, Fri + Sat 11:30am-9pm — Dinner Menu Served @ 5pm —



  ***All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations For event info, go to Entertainment The Cove Country Inn 1.888.COVE.INN @thecoveinn @thecovekitchenchronicles

A Turpin’s Trail New Year’s Eve


Ring in 2019 with all of us at The Cove!


By huge popular demand, TURPIN’S TRAIL (Kingston/Perth Road Village, East Coast/Folk/Celtic) is back to perform for New Year’s Eve! Turpin’s Trail is the Kingston-based quintet of Chris Murphy, Jon McLurg, Brian Flynn and Noal St.Amand. Having played concerts and festivals across Ontario, Turpin’s Trail has shared the stage with artists such as Murray McLauchlan, J.P. Cormier, and Leahy. Tight harmonies and acoustic instrumental accompaniment (guitar, mandolin, banjo, Irish Bouzouki, ukulele, Bodhran) bring out the beauty and energy in their original songs and their creative interpretations of songs drawn from Celtic, folk, bluegrass, and popular music genres. Amalgamating gorgeous folklore and traditional celtic with east coast song, naturally, they are HUGE fan favourites in the Westport area and a great celebration band for New Year’s Eve!



Includes Room & Breakfast @ 10am. Check in 3pm, Check out Noon.

7-9pm Delicious, Buffet Dinner

Midnight Party Favours & Bubbly

9pm-1am Dancing to East Coast/Celtic/Folk local phenom, Turpin’s Trail!!!
Standard Room $250 + HST + 12% Gratuity
Jacuzzi Suite $300 + HST + 12% Gratuity


7-9pm Delicious, Buffet Dinner

Midnight Party Favours & Bubbly

9pm-1am Dancing to East Coast/Celtic/Folk local phenom, Turpin’s Trail!!!
$50/Person + HST + 12% Gratuity
$100/Couple + HST + 12% Gratuity


Date :
December 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pmJanuary 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Event location :
The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
E-mail: or Website:

Healy & Orr Xmas Rock’n Roll Party

Be a part of the party, AND ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY, when these Rock Gods from Brockville descend upon the fabled halls of the ex-Tweedsmuir to rile up the locals and spread their feel good sound throughout the night! Delicious buffet and show!


Cost: $45.


Date :
Friday, December 21, 2018 | 7-11pm

Event location :
The Cove Country Inn, Westport, ON

Contact :

Spotlight Series – Elgin Afternoon Workshop


Rideau Lakes Public Library presents Spotlight Series, a monthly talk or workshop covering a variety of interesting and entertaining topics. Make your very own attractive wooden sign for your home, family or friends. This is a library fundraiser with sign costs ranging from $45 to $60. Visit Betty’s Signs on facebook to see beautiful results from other workshops:

To register please contact Laura Lee Davies or call 613-359-5315. You can also contact Laura Lee for more information about this event or the Spotlight Series.


Date :
Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 1-3pm

Event location :
Rideau Lakes Public Library, 26 Halladay St, Elgin, ON K0G 1E0, Canada


The Cove Inn presents “Young Pretty Stones”!


Young Petty Stones brings together four musicians who share a deep respect for the most sacred of rock ‘n roll. This is music from the boys who gave you The Night is Young: The Music of Neil Young, Four Petty: The Music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Revue and Early Bird: A Nod to the Music of Eagles! All members sing!

Featuring Seamus Cowan on bass (Spoon River, Bullmoose, The High Dials, Tom Savage, Miss Emily), Jason Kent on guitar/keyboards (Sunfields, Spoon River, The Dears, Kandle & The Krooks), Eric Lawrance guitar/pedal steel (Bullmoose, Ladies of the Canyon) and Rob Radford on drums (Greg Ball, Miss Emily, Reuben DeGroot, Justin Bird).

$50/person Delicious Traditional Christmas Roast Turkey and Beef Buffet with all the Trimmings and Dessert


Date :
Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Event location :
The Cove Country Inn & Spa, 2 Bedford St, Westport, ON K0G 1X0, Canada

Contact :

Celebrating the Season in Delta

December 7&8CELEBRATING THE SEASON Lower Beverley Lake Park in Delta will be lit with over 90,000 lights. Lower Beverley Lake Park invites you to Celebrate the Season 2018

NEW FOR 2018 – Open Friday and Saturday nights!!

Between November 30 and December 22 the park will be magically lit on Friday and Saturday nights, between 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm, with over 100,000 lights!! Santa Clause, wagon rides, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and much more. Wagon rides from the Delta Fairgrounds to the park. Admission $5. 

December 8: Start the evening with Lasagna at Delta United Church 4-7pm $12.

The 2018 Brochure for this event.

Full details for this event is available here.


Date :
December 7 & 8, 2018

Event location :
Lower Beverley Lake Park, Delta, ON

Contact :

Festive Christmas Market at the Old Town Hall


Friday, December 7 AND Saturday, December 8 – FESTIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET at The Old Town Hall, Delta.

We’re having a Festive Christmas Market with many different vendors. Friday, December 7 from 4 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, December 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. Free admission – come & browse and maybe pick up a gift or two for someone special. Hot dogs and refreshments will be for sale in the Stone Mill Café. Vendors if you are interested in selling at our Christmas Market please email or call 613-928-2584 before Nov 30th to rent a 6′ table for $10.

Friday hours: 4pm to 8pm

Saturday hours: 10am to 4pm



Date :
Friday, December 7, 4pm – 8pm

Event location :
Delta, ON

Contact :

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