Archive for the ‘Westport Ontario’ Category.




Every Wednesday WINGS ‘n TUNES + THE OPEN MIC until May.16 6:30-9:30pm, join us for the Guitar Draw! Then RACK ‘n TUNES + THE OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country, Westport) 7-10pm


Every Sunday starting May.20 HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO A Summer Tradition! (Folk/Rock, Gananoque) 12:30-3:30pm




Fri.May.4 LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND feat. JOHN SHOWMAN & Members of New Country Rehab/Foggy Hogtown Boys (WORLD CLASS BLUEGRASS, Toronto) 7-10pm $15



Tue.May.8 SPRING FASHION SHOW: A Westport Fashion Show in Memory of Deborah Waddell 12-2pm $30 Admission, Lunch, Dessert and $5 Donation to P.A.W.S.



Fri.May.11 BLUES on the RIDEAU with DAVID ROTUNDO BAND (Toronto) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $65 + HST

Sat.May.12 BLUES on the RIDEAU with DAVID ROTUNDO BAND (Toronto) 2 SHOWS! MATINEE with DAVID ROTUNDO & SEAMUS COWAN 12-3pm Lunch + Show $30 + HST

NIGHT SHOW with Full Band 7-11pm Buffet + Show $65 + HST


Sun.May.13 MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS! Celebrate the one who brought you into the world! 11:30am-8pm


Thu.May.17 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS Starts May.17 Every Thursday until Thanksgiving Weekend! DATES + HOURS: SPENCER SOLO May.17-Jun.14, Sept.13-Oct.4 8-10pm Free, SPENCER EVANS TRIO Jun.21-Sept.6 9-11pm. $5


Fri.May.18 JESSE STONE (Folk/Rock, Montreal) 6-9pm


Sat.May.19 CHRIS MURPHY (Solo of Turpin’s Trail, East Coast/Celtic, Perth Road Village) 6-9pm


Sun.May.20 TONY SILVESTRI BAND feat. TOM SAVAGE (The Very Best in Classic Rock!, Kingston) 7-11pm $45 + HST Buffet + Show



Fri.May.25 TOM WATSON (Folk/Rock, Perth) 6-9pm


Sat.May.26 JEFF CALLERY (Folk/Rock/Country, Brockville) 6-9pm




Fri.Jun.1 TAYLOR ANGUS & LOGAN BROWN (Acoustic Soul, Perth) 6-pm


Sat.Jun.2 STEVE STRONGMAN Solo (JUNO Award Winning Blues, Hamilton) $45 + HST Buffet + Show


Fri.Jun.8 DAVE BALFOUR & JAMIE CAMPBELL (Folk/Rock, Westport/Lombardy) 6-9pm


Sat.Jun.9 YOUNG & PETTY: A Musical Tribute to TOM PETTY & NEIL YOUNG 7-11pm Buffet + Show $50 + HST


Tue.Jun.12 NORTH MEETS SOUTH WAC Fundraiser with Music by CHRIS MURPHY & BRIAN FLYNN of Turpin’s Trail 6-9pm $50 + HST


Fri.Jun.15 NHL/FOTA FUNDRAISER GALA feat. Music by 80s ENUFF! (80s Hits Tribute Band) $60 + HST Buffet, Show, Meet and Greet


Sat.Jun.16 TERRY TUFTS (Acoustic Folk Guitar Master, Lanark)


Fri.Jun.22 GRANT FULLERTON Formerly of Lighthouse 7-10pm $10


Sat.Jun.23 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 6-9pm


Fri.Jun.29 CAMPFIRE LIARS CLUB feat. PAUL LANGLOIS of The Tragically Hip 7-11pm $60 Buffet + Show


Sat.Jun.30 CANADA DAY PRE- PARTY with TURPIN’S TRAIL 7-11pm $45 Buffet + Show



Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 11:30am-8pm

Wed, Fri, 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 @thecoveinn @thecovekitchenchronicles

Rideau Lakes Public Library


RIDEAU LAKES PUBLIC LIBRARY presents an afternoon with Merilyn Simonds at the Morton Community Hall 2-4pm.  Enjoy a fascinating afternoon with the author of Gutenberg’s Fingerprint.  Refreshments will be served.  Tickets available at all branches of the Rideau Lakes Public Library.


Date :
Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 2-4pm

Event location :
24 Halladay Street
K0G 1E0 Elgin, Ontario
Contact :
Phone number: +1 613-359-5315

Victoria Day


Victoria Day, also known as May Two-Four, May Long, and May Long Weekend, is a Canadian holiday on the Monday preceding May 25. As such, it is the Monday between the 18th to the 24th inclusive, and thus is always the penultimate Monday of May. The date is simultaneously that on which the current Canadian sovereign’s official birthday is recognized.

In some cities, fireworks displays or parades are held to mark Victoria Day. One of the most notable parades is held in the city of Victoria, British Columbia, which was named after Queen Victoria. Many people gather in parks to enjoy fireworks displays, which are particularly impressive in Hamilton and Toronto.

For many people, the long Victoria Day weekend marks the end of the winter and the unofficial start of the spring or summer season. After this weekend, gardeners can be reasonably sure that there will be no more frost until the autumn so they can sow or plant out delicate crops and plants. Victoria Day is marked as a public holiday at a national level. Many people have a day off work and schools are closed.


Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819. Following the death of 3 uncles and her father, she became Queen of the United Kingdom on June 20, 1837 and reigned until her death on January 22, 1901. During Victoria’s life, the British Empire expanded considerably. However, her powers as Queen of the United Kingdom were reduced as the House of Commons became more important and powerful in British politics.

The holiday has been observed in Canada since at least 1845, originally falling on Victoria’s actual birthday (24 May 1819). It continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country; the holiday has always been a distinctly Canadian observance.


Date :
Tuesday, May 21, 2018

Rideau Lakes Spring Fly Inn


RIDEAU LAKES SPRING FLY-IN at the airport on County Road 10 just outside Westport. Enjoy a sausage on a bun breakfast, visit the hangers, watch flights land and take off, make a donation to the club and bring the family for an enjoyable outing.  Open all day for visitors.  Lots of parking space!  Ask about the proposed “Poker Run” and “Kids Flight Day” while checking out the clubs field house.


Date :
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Event location :
County Road 10, Westport, ON, Canada

Contact :
Bill Green at 613-273-5282

Happy Mother’s Day!


It is the time for people to thank mothers and mother figures who took the time care for them and help them through life’s challenges.

Early celebrations of Mother’s Day originated from Canada’s neighboring country, the United States. Carnations are a popular Mother’s Day symbol in both Canada and the United States. Some people may choose to wear a carnation as a brooch on Mother’s Day. However, other flowers are also given to mothers or mother figures to symbolize one’s love and appreciation for them.

Many people send cards or gifts to their mother or mother figure or make a special effort to visit her.

Common Mother’s Day gifts are flowers, chocolate, candy, clothing, jewelry and treats, such as a beauty treatment or trip to a spa. Some families organize an outing for all of their members or hold a special meal at home or in a restaurant. In the days and weeks before Mother’s Day, many schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or small gift for their mothers.

The origins of Mother’s Day are attributed to different people. Many believe that two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis were important in establishing the tradition of Mother’s Day in the United States. Other sources say that Juliet Calhoun Blakely initiated Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in the late 1800s. Her sons paid tribute to her each year and urged others to honor their mothers.



Date :
Sunday May 13, 2018

Acoustic Lunch with Seamus Cowan and David Rotundo!


There’s a first time for everything and the first time any member of Blues on the Rideau approached Seamus to ask if he would like to sit in an play a tune, it was David Rotundo. Ever since then, there has a been a connection both musical, spiritual and personal. Let’s see what happens when the two meet for music over lunch…


Seamus Cowan
Seamus has been playing in bands since he was seventeen and has toured extensively throughout Canada and the US. He started early in a rhythm section on bass with his twin brother Jeff on drums. He’s played in dozens of bands (including his own band Bullmoose, as well as Spoon River, The High Dials, Spencer Evans Trio, JP Houston and The Murder, Young Petty Stones, Tavis E. Triance & The Natural Way, and many others).
His first recording with his band Bullmoose was released in 2004 and has since released a second album and three as a member of Spoon River and The Natural Way. He now writes his own tunes on acoustic guitar, etc. He has co-written songs for these records and has sung, played and recorded on over 15 albums and performed on an NFB film. He studied Jazz Performance on upright bass at McGill University in Montreal and graduated with a BMus in 2002. He also runs a family hotel/music venue called The Cove in Westport where he guests and backs up many musicians and currently lives with his wife and two sons.


David Rotundo


$30 + HST Served Lunch + Show
A Co-presentation of Choose the Blues Productions and James Doran.


Date :
Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12pm to 3pm

Event location :
The Cove – 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :
Organizer: James Doran – Website:

Westport Spring Fashion Show


Spring Fashion Show: A Westport Fashion Show in Memory of Deborah Waddell.

$30 +HST Includes admission, lunch, dessert, coffee/tea/non-alcoholic beverage with $5 Donation to P.A.W.S. (Preventing Another Westport Stray – Contact Ken Rose @ Lake Effects).
Tickets Available at The Cove 613.273.3636 and Jake by the Lake: Life is Good 613.273.8292


About Organizer:

Jake by the lake is the first Life is good Shoppe in Canada(Westport, Ontario). We opened our doors on April 4, 2008-John’s Birthday! A great way to celebrate the 40’s. Owners: John and Cynthia Pringle
Cost: $30.


Date :
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 12pm to 2pm

Event location :
The Cove Country Inn, 2 Bedford St., Westport, Canada

Contact :

Lonesome Ace Stringband at the Cove Inn!


The Lonesome Ace Stringband brings grit, skill and abandon to old-time, Appalachian folk songs and fiddle/banjo tunes. These are songs and tunes for life and all of it’s occasions: festivals, dances, wars, parties and funerals. The music comes from a tradition that has inspired and brought together generations of people. It’s themes – love, loss, hard work and hardship, faith, and everyday life – speak to everyone. The members are Chris Coole on banjo, John Showman on fiddle and Max Heineman on bass. Together they bring a deep respect for the roots of the music, a keen sense of innovation to the performance and material, and a passion for the sound that transcends both.

This is old-time music for today’s old soul.Their debut album, “Old Time”, was recorded in 2014, and was met with critical acclaim from the folk, old-time, and bluegrass community. In 2016, the band recorded their sophomore album “Gone For Evermore”. Heading into the studio, the group’s goal was to capture the feel, energy and narrative of their live playing.

Fee: $15.


Date :
Friday, May 4, 2018 from 7pm to 11pm

Event location :
The Cove Inn, 2 Bedford St., Westport, ON
Contact :
Organizer: Seamus Cowan (1.888.COVE.INN)

Daffodil Days


Take the DAFFODIL DAYS TOUR and enjoy the thousands of daffodils blooming in Rideau Lakes, the Daffodil Capital of Ontario. Pick up your Daffodil Days brochure at the Township Office in Chantry or other local sites. The Perfect Mothers Day Activity!


Date :
May 1 to May 13, 2018

Event location :
Rideau Lakes ON

Contact :
Phone number: 1-877-798-5725 or send e-mail to:

Rideau Lakes Day Camp Registration opens


Tuesday, May 1 – Registration OPENS for the RIDEAU LAKES DAY CAMP program. Registration Form here. Completed Forms and Fees should be sent to the Township Office. Deadline to register your child is June 22.


Date :
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

Contact :
Susan Dunfield at 1-800-928-2250 Extension 238 or send email to:

Township Office – 1440 County Road 8, Delta, ON  K0E 1G0

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