Archive for the ‘Westport Ontario’ Category.

Sin and Swoon at the Cove Inn!


Montreal’s “Sin and Swoon” is made up of Ottawa Valley native Michael James O’Brien and Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s Michelle Tompkins. They love George and Tammy, old time country music, and the harmony singing of the Louvin Brothers and the Delmore Brothers. Recently featured on “The Vinyl Cafe´ with Stuart Maclean” on CBC radio and NPR, their new album is now available!

Singer-songwriters Mike O’Brien and Michelle Tompkins have been performing together for the last few years, after the couple’s post-dinner-table-song-swaps led to the odd pub gig to help make ends meet. Songs were written, and the culmination of the last couple years of work has led to the release of their first record “Did I Turn The Oven Off?”

Both have been busy as backup singers/musicians on the Montreal local scene, lending a hand to such notables as Patrick Watson, The Barr Brothers, Plants and Animals, Blood and Glass, Katie Moore, and Thus:Owls. Mike O’Brien was also a guitar player on the last two Vic Chesnutt tours. Now with the release of their new record, their plans are to get out and play as much as possible.


Date :

Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 6-9pm


Event location :

The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada


Contact :

Seamus Cowan
Phone: 1.888.COVE.INN

Happy Valentine’s Day !


Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for people in Canada to tell somebody that they love them in a romantic way. It falls on February 14, the name day of two saints, St Valentine of Rome and St Valentine of Terni.

Many people give gifts to loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Common gifts are letters, cards, presents and gifts to the person with whom they have or want to have a romantic relationship. Valentine’s Day cards are often red or pink and decorated with images of hearts, red roses, teddy bears, presents or happy couples kissing or embracing.

The most common symbols of Valentine’s Day are heart shapes, which are used to decorate many things, including cards, trees, wrapping paper, cookies and gift boxes. Other symbols associated with February 14 are pairs of birds, cute teddy bears, Cupid and his arrows and couples kissing or embracing. The colors red and pink are often associated with Valentine’s Day.


Date :

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Event location :

Westport, ON, Canada

JEFF CALLERY’s annual Jr. B Elimination $5000 Draw


Support your local Westport Rideaus Jr. B Hockey Club through this annual fundraiser!Music starts 6pm; Draw start 7pm.
Tickets $100 each for the draw. Only 130 available! Contact Marty Hawkins, Tom Dodds or Bundy Seed.

Never afraid to put his music and performance out there for all to see and critique, Jeff has won and placed honorably in contests all over North America – both for his performance and songwriting.

In 1999 Jeff won the New York State Title for the True Value Home Hardware Country Star Search. In 2007, Jeff won the New York State Title for the Colgate Country Showdown and placed respectably in the National Semi-Finals of that same contest in West Virginia.

In 2008, Jeff had his first single cut as a songwriter by a finalist of the famed “Idol” franchise and it was included on her debut album – Tara Oram’s Chasing the Sun – Canadian Idol finalist.

When asked about his music, he says he likes to think of it somewhere between James Taylor, John Mellancamp and Canadian hit band Blue Rodeo.


Date :

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 6 to 9pm


Event location :

The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada


Contact :

Phone: 613.273.363



Honey and Rust at the Cove Inn


Made up of Jo Beattie and Cristy Williams, Honey & Rust are an Ottawa-based Roots Rock band that formed in September 2014.. Country and Rock runs in their blood, Jo from Saskatchewan and Cristy from small towns like Athens, Ontario. They aren’t afraid to cross genre lines to sing and play the music that makes them alive on stage and the audience on the edge of their seats.

Honey & Rust will take you on a story-laced, high-energy, and dynamic ride. Highly influenced by old-time country greats like Patsy Cline, rockin’ ladies like Janis Joplin, and the smooth, soulful sounds of Tracy Chapman, they draw upon music that moves the soul and engages the heart.

Honey & Rust released their self-titled debut album, Honey & Rust, in June 2016.

“The album rockets out of the gate like a racehorse on the appropriately named Hold Me Down, an energetic track that dares you to stop it. There’s this beautiful snarl in Beattie’s voice that makes you wonder what might have happened if Joplin did Bluegrass. On the haunting Delicate, the moments of tender smoothness and fragility are spiked with this growl, like silk wrapped around gravel.“ –Andre Gagne, Ottawa Life Magazine


Date :

Friday, February 2, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm


Event location :

The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada


Contact :

Phone: 1.888.COVE.INN

Portland Hall & Harbour Redevelopment



Interactive, consultant-led, hands-on workshop to develop a vision and explore options for the redevelopment of the Portland Community Hall Site. This project builds on the 2009 Harbour Master Plan. Come share and build a constructive and ‘village-positive’ vision for the future. Spaces are limited. Be sure to RSVP by Jan 26.

This project builds on the 2009 Harbour Master Plan. Come share and build a constructive and ‘village-positive’ vision for the future. Spaces are limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Date :

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 12:30 to 3pm


Event location :

Portland Community Hall, 24 Water St.
Portland ON


Contact :

For reservations (required):

Figure Skating Club in Westport


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



Date :

Monday, January 22, 2018 from 4:30 to 6 pm


Event location :

Westport Community Arena 37,
Village of Westport, ON


Contact :

Phone number: 613-273-2152


Some Kind of Choir 2018 in Westport


WAC’s Some Kind of Choir will be starting it’s third season this January. If you love to sing, join us Sunday afternoons for choir practice. There are no auditions and no experience is needed. With a relaxed, friendly, and fun environment, everyone and anyone can discover the simple joy of singing. Register and pay online or through mail.

Choir Director:

Cordon Purcell is a Music Therapist working in Leeds and Grenville. She is currently completing her Masters of Music Therapy degree at Concordia University in Montreal. She hails from Prescott, grew up singing in choirs in Brockville, and continued singing throughout university. Choir is something that she loves to do, and she is excited to work with Some Kind of Choir for a second year!


Registration is $50 per person. Completed registration forms and cheques can be sent to Westport Arts Council, P.O. Box 2, Westport, ON, K0G 1X0. Forms can also be emailed to and registration paid through email transfer.

Registration form:

Fee: $50/person



Date :

Sundays, January 7 to April 21, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm


Event location :

Knox Presbyterian Church Hall,

Concession St, Westport


Contact :


Village of Westport :: January & February ongoing events 2018

1BINGO every Monday night at the Upper Rideau Branch 542 (Westport) 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. 2


CHAFFEY’S LOCK COMMUNITY HALL MARKET SQUARE every Sunday from late May to October.  Local crafts persons and artists.


COFFEE DROP-IN: Throughout the Township come and enjoy a bit of social fun!  Bring your 3latest 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 613-876-3884; every Wednesday morning from 10am to Noon at the Newboro Community Hall call 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.


4COMMUNITY LUNCH The 1st Friday of the month at the Elgin Municipal Complex – 11:30am to 12:30pm soup and sandwiches.  It’s a pay-what-you-can lunch. Contact Linda Carr 613-272-2227.  The 4th Tuesday of every month at the Portland United Church from 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.


DELTA McMUFFIN LIGHT BREAKFAST every Saturday morning from 7:30am to 10am at Delta United Church.  $5 will get you coffee with an egg & English muffin and a chance to meet your neighbours.  Everyone is welcome.


6EUCHRE is played Monday afternoons at the South Elmsley Community Hall (Marie Jordan at 613-283-4035), Tuesday 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 Upper Rideau Branch 542, Westport (Joan Thompson 613-273-5613) and at the Delta Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 613-928-2712).  Forfar Euchre is every Friday at 7:30pm in the hall.


PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP meets the last Monday of every month at 1:30pm at Community Home Support  Services, 40 Sunset Blvd Suite D, Perth.  Contact Melissa McDougall at 613-267-6400 


11SPAGHETTI 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 Upper Rideau Branch 542, Westport.



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!
Fri.Dec.8 A SHAWN McCULLOUGH + WADE FOSTER CHRISTMAS 7-10pm Buffet + Show $35 + HST
Sat.Dec.9 HEALY & ORR ROCK ‘n ROLL CHRISTMAS (Rock ‘n Roll, Brockville) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $40 + HST***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
Fri.Dec.22 A HENRY NORWOOD + WADE FOSTER HOLIDAY HOE DOWN! (Country, Perth/Westport) 7-10pm $5
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
Sat.Dec.30 LOGAN BROWN + TAYLOR ANGUS (Acoustic Soul, Perth)
Sun.Dec.31 NEW YEAR’S EVE 2018 TURPIN’S TRAIL (East Coast/Folk, Kingston) 7pm-1am Buffet, Show, Party Favours + Bubbly $50 + HST ***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
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
The Cove Country Inn 1.888.COVE.INN

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