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AUGUST EVENTS @ The Cove

Hi friends of The Cove! Summer is officially now hot. Be here! Come and take in some time on the patio, some food and a drink…relax and listen to some incredibly talented musicians give their best to you! Summer is here and now!

Enjoy,

Seamus and all of us at The Cove

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER EVENTS

@ THE COVE

Every Wednesday RACK ‘n TUNES/OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country, Westport) 7-10pm www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Every Thursday JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music!)

Every Sunday Afternoon HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO (Acoustic Folk, Gananoque) 12:30-3:30pm www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca

 

AUGUST

 

Thu.Aug.3 SAVANNAH SHEA (Soul Diva with SPENCER EVANS TRIO) 9-11pm

Fri.Aug.4  JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 6-9pm www.johnwmusician.com

Sat.Aug.5 CHRIS MURPHY (Celtic/Folk, Perth Road Village) 7-11pm www.turpinstrail.com

Sun.Aug.6 ERIC UREN (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 6-9pm

Fri.Aug.11 HENRY NORWOOD + WADE FOSTER (Country, Perth) 6-9pm http://www.facebook.com/henrynorwoodartist ; www.wadefostermusic.com

Sat.Aug.12 TONY SILVESTRI (Classic Rock Keyboards, Trenton) 6-9pm www.sonicbids.com/band/tonysilvestri/

Fri.Aug.18 MUSICwestport Festival Kick Off Party with THE PEPTIDES (Funk/Pop, Ottawa) $50 Buffet + Show www.thepeptides.com

Sat.Aug.19 11th Annual MUSICwestport Outdoor Live Music Festival 9 Bands. 2 Stages. Festival Market. www.westportartscouncil.com

Fri.Aug.25 LLOYD SPIEGEL (Acoustic Blues Master, Australia!) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $50 + HST www.lloydspiegel.com

Sat.Aug.26 TAYLOR ANGUS + LOGAN BROWN (Acoustic Soul, Kingston) 5:30-8:30pm www.taylorangusmusic.com

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Fri.Sept.1 TOM SAVAGE + SEAMUS COWAN (Folk/Rock) 5:30-8:30pm www.tomsavage.ca

Sat.Sept.2 KING of the SWINGERS (Old Time/Dixieland) 5:30-8:30pm www.facebook.com/King-Of-The-Swingers-855207864493705/

Fri.Sept.8 ROB LUTES + ROB MacDONALD (Acoustic Blues Masters, Montreal) 7-10pm $10 www.roblutes.com

Sat.Sept.9 BOB ROBERTSON TRIO feat. KEVIN HEAD (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5:30-8:30pm www.kevinheadmusic.blogspot.com

Fri.Sept.15 HEALY & ORR (Classic Rock and Roll Party! Brockville) 7-11pm $10 www.healyandorr.ca

Sat.Sept.16 JEFF CALLERY + GINO (Folk/Rock, Brockville) 5:30-8:30pm www.reverbnation.com/jeffcallery

Fri.Sept.22 Blues on the Rideau ANGEL FORREST BAND (Montreal) 7-11pm Buffet, Show + Charity $65 + HST www.angelforrest.ca  www.bluesontherideau.ca

Sat.Sept.23 BETWEEN THE LINES – CANADIAN SONGWRITER SUMMIT with Rick Fines, Wendell Ferguson, Jenny Whiteley and Suzie Vinnick feat. Joey Wright 7-11pm Buffet + Show $55 + HST www.rickfines.ca ; www.wendellferguson.com ; www.jennywhiteley.com ;  www.suzievinnick.com ; www.kevinheadmusic.blogspot.com

Fri.Sept.29  JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 6-9pm www.johnwmusician.com

Sat.Sept.30 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND: A Musical Tribute to CAROLE KING and JAMES TAYLOR feat. MISS EMILY and Kingston’s Finest Musicians (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $50 + HST

 

***All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations***

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

July + August Events @ The Cove!

Happy Canada Dayyyyyyyyy!

So, yeah. Canada Day is quite a big one this year. Let’s hope everyone is safe and happy on the party trail!
Enjoy your summer and be sure to stop in for a some R’nR with music, drink and food at The Cove inside or on the patio!
See you soon!

Seamus and all of us at The Cove
info@coveinn.com
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JULY/AUGUST EVENTS @ THE COVE

Every Wednesday RACK ‘n TUNES/OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country, Westport) 7-10pm www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Every Thursday JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music!)…

… Jul.13 ILA VANN (Soul Legend), Aug.3 SAVANNAH SHEA (New Soul Diva) 9-11pm
Every Sunday Afternoon HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO (Acoustic Folk, Gananoque) 12:30-3:30pm www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca

JULY

Sat.Jul.1 HAPPY 150th CANADA! HEAD OVER HEELS (Acoustic Folk, Gananoque) 6-9pm www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca

Mon.Jul.3 RUEBEN DeGROOT “Leaving on a Rocket, Last Show in Ontario!” with guest GREG BALL(Folk/Rock, Kingston) 12:30-3:30pm www.ruebendegroot.com www.gregball.ca

Fri.Jul.7 GRANT FULLERTON (Formerly of LIGHTHOUSE, Rock, Toronto) 7-11pm $10 www.reverbnation.com/grantfullerton

Sat.Jul.8 DAVE BALFOUR (Folk/Rock, Westport) 6-9pm

Fri.Jul.14 YOUNG PETTY STONES (Classic Rock of Eagles, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones from Montreal/Westport) Buffet + Show 7-11pm $50 + HST

Sat.Jul.15 STRUNG OUT TO DRY with Chris Morris and Friends (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 6-9pm www.facebook.com/strungouttodry

Fri.Jul.21 MONKEYJUNK (Blues/Rock, Ottawa) 7-11pm $60 Buffet & Show www.monkeyjunkmusic.com

Sat.Jul.22 HEAD OVER HEELS (Folk/Jazz/Blues, Gananoque) 6-9pm www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca

Fri.Jul.28 TAYLOR ANGUS + LOGAN BROWN (Acoustic Soul, Kingston) 6-9pm www.taylorangusmusic.com

Sat.Jul.29 HONEY + RUST (Folk/Rock, Ottawa) 6-9pm www.honeyandrust.com

AUGUST

Fri.Aug.4 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 6-9pm www.johnwmusician.com

Sat.Aug.5 CHRIS MURPHY (Celtic/Folk, Perth Road Village) 7-11pm www.turpinstrail.com

Sun.Aug.6 ERIC UREN (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 6-9pm

Fri.Aug.11 HENRY NORWOOD + WADE FOSTER (Country, Perth) 6-9pm http://www.facebook.com/henrynorwoodartist www.wadefostermusic.com

Sat.Aug.12 TONY SILVESTRI (Classic Rock Keyboards, Trenton) 6-9pm www.sonicbids.com/band/tonysilvestri/

Fri.Aug.18 MUSICwestport Festival Kick Off Party with THE PEPTIDES (Funk/Pop, Ottawa) $50 Buffet + Show www.thepeptides.com

Sat.Aug.19 11th Annual MUSICwestport Outdoor Live Music Festival 9 Bands. 2 Stages. Festival Market. www.westportartscouncil.com

Fri.Aug.25 LLOYD SPIEGEL (Acoustic Blues Master, Australia!) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $50 + HST www.lloydspiegel.com

Sat.Aug.26 TAYLOR ANGUS + LOGAN BROWN (Acoustic Soul, Kingston) 5:30-8:30pm www.taylorangusmusic.com

Fri.Sept.1 TOM SAVAGE + SEAMUS COWAN (Folk/Rock) 5:30-8:30pm www.tomsavage.ca

Sat.Sept.2 KING of the SWINGERS (Old Time/Dixieland) 5:30-8:30pm www.facebook.com/King-Of-The-Swingers-855207864493705/

***All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations***
The Cove Country Inn 1.888.COVE.INN www.coveinn.com

Milling Demonstration Delta

 

The 200-year-old mill stones in the Old Stone Mill in Delta will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made. Admission is free (donations appreciated).

 

Date :
Saturday, July 29, 2017

 

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

 

Contact :
Website: http://www.deltamill.org/

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE ends the season with a bang May 12 with the TERRY GILLESPIE BAND

The BLUES ON THE RIDEAU Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series @ THE COVE INN, Westport Ontario ended the 2016/17 Season in style Friday May 12th with Vankleek Hill’s own TERRY GILLESPIE and his band www.terrygillespie.ca delivering a great show – Terry on vocals, guitar and harmonica, Andrew Cowan on guitar, Chris Breitner on bass and Wayne Stoute on drums. Blues, Soul, Funk, Reggae – we got it all including lots of songs from his brand new CD “Home Boy”. Cove Manager Seamus Cowan joined them on stage to play some bass for a few songs in the last set as did surprise BOTR regular Jeffrey McKay on harmonica. This was one of the first stops on Terry’s NEW “Home Boy” CD LAUNCH TOUR – they head off to the GTA for more shows this week so Toronto Blues fans take note – get out and see these guys when they’re in your neck of the woods – truly one of the most unique Blues artists on the scene today – they will put you “in the groove” – guaranteed! (Upcoming dates and venues are on Terry’s website).

The Cove served up another fabulous buffet dinner featuring roast beef brisket, cajun catfish and butter chicken with all the usual excellent veggies, salads and dessert.

$330 was raised for 4-H Ontario, Leeds Chapter bringing this year’s donation total to just under $4K – almost $64K has now been raised for local Westport charities since the BOTR @ The Cove Series started 12 years ago.

Lots of great Door Prizes were given out as always – several CD’s (including two copies of “Home Boy”), Kingston Blues Society and Ottawa Blues Society memberships, Jacob’s Creek Wine, The Cove Inn and Choose The Blues t-shirts and more.

Since it was the last show of the season we also had the big end-of-season PRIZE DRAW – two Comment Cards were pulled from all of the cards submitted over the year – and the WINNERS are:

1st PRIZE – 2 Night Getaway (bed & breakfast) at The Cove – Gordon Flagler, Orangeville/Gananoque. He was there that night to receive the prize!
2nd PRIZE – Dinner & Show for 2 at one of next season’s BOTR shows – MaryAnn Schryer from Ottawa (she attended GODBOOGIE’S show in April)
CONGRATULATIONS to both!

Here’s what some of the attendees had to say about Friday’s show on their COMMENT CARDS:

“Great service. Fabulous music. Marvellous sound”
Ed Stephen, Brockville (Has attended many BOTR nights in the past)

“A fabulous place for a nice dinner on the Rideau. Great people and exceptional music. The perfect spot for a Getaway Weekend”
Suzanne Charest, Ottawa (First time attending a BOTR night)

“We always look forward to our nights at BOTR @ The Cove. They never disappoint! Thank you. 10 out of 10 for everything – venue, food, service, sound and band. Ellie Lambert, Kingston (Has attended 5 previous BOTR nights)

“I’ve been to The Cove many times and it’s always filled with great people, great music and lots of good times. The family atmosphere here is fun and enjoyable” Cathy Hay, Perth (Has attened 2 previous BOTR nights)

A big end of season THANK YOU goes out to our Sponsors for their help and support with this year’s Series – we couldn’t do it without them – JACOB’S CREEK WINES, PERTH BREWERY, DAWG FM Ottawa, LAKE 88 Perth, OTTAWA BLUES SOCIETY and KINGSTON BLUES SOCIETY.

Also the local and regional media especially The Westport Review-Mirror, EMC Metroland Smiths Falls & Perth, The Humm, Explore Westport, Village of Westport Chamber of Commerce, DAWG FM Ottawa, LAKE 88 Perth and CBC Ottawa All In A Day.

And kudos to ROB BAILEY & GEOFF CHOWN from Kingston for their excellent job on the Sound this season.

BOTR @ THE COVE takes a break over the summer but returns September 22nd with the first show of the 2017/18 Season – our 13th year! It’s another fabulous Line-Up – BANDS & DATES will be announced shortly. Watch your email Inbox or check www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca and www.coveinn.com in a couple of weeks.

And remember that even though BOTR is taking a break great regular LIVE music continues throughout the summer at The Cove Inn. Check out the Entertainment listings on their website at www.coveinn.com

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com Sponsored by Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca, Jacobs Creek Wines www.jacobscreek.ca DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com LAKE 88 FM Perth/Rideau Lakes and the Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.ca Proceeds from all shows go to support local charities.

P.S. And while BOTR @ The Cove has ended another great season the *new* BLUES AT THE FARM Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series at THE WINCHELSEA near Winchester still has two more fabulous shows this Spring – 2X Juno Award winner JACK DE KEYZER & his band from Toronto on May 26 and MIKE GOUDREAU & THE BOPPIN’ BLUES BAND coming in from Quebec’s Eastern Townships on June 23. Dinner & Show is only $65 (plus HST). Proceeds go to support different local charities. More info at www.BluesAtTheFarm.ca Advance Reservations required. CALL OR EMAIL The Winchelsea 613-808-9258 events@thewinchelsea.com

Cheers and thanks everybody for another great BOTR season! See you in the Fall.

Please visit and LIKE www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions

Graven and Ben Mullin at the Cove Inn!

 

(Jaybird)… promises to continue Graven’s lyrical flair with songs like “Big Lake, Sky Summer”, “In the Woods of Me” and “Lone”. Here, McKechnie walks the ridges of an alt-country landscape planting seeds of folk-rock along the way. What sprouts up are songs he calls his “thickest”, “crunchiest” and “folk-rocky-est” to date.”
Andre Gagne (Ottawa Life Magazine)

The alt-folk, spacey, backwoods rock rail rider Graven and his guitar guru/voice Venus Ben Mullin are set to stage an interstellar night of sonic delight in the beautiful, field-jewel town of Westport on Friday May 26.

Graven is the alt-country folk-rock mindscape of Matt McKechnie. His new album features percussion from JUNO winner Joel Plaskett’s drummer Dave Marsh.

 

Date :

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

 

Event location :

The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St.,
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 1-888-268-3566
Website: www.coveinn.com
or visit: www.gravencanada.wordpress.com

Bingo in Westport

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Every Monday, doors open at  6pm, bingo at 7pm.   Free coffee, canteen available.

Date :
Mondays, 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6 pm to 10 pm

Event location :
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 542,
Leeds and Grenville 10,
Westport, ON, Canada

Contact :
Phone contact : +1 613-273-3615

Christmas Day

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Many Christians in Canada mark the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25, which is known as Christmas Day. It is a day of celebration when many Canadians exchange gifts and enjoy festive meals.

Many Canadians have a day off work on December 25 and many spend the day with close relatives or friends. It is customary to exchange gifts, enjoy a special festive meal and, perhaps, attend a special church service.

The traditions centered on Christmas gifts in Canada vary a lot between families. In some families, a mythical figure called Santa Claus brings gifts. He travels on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, enters homes via the chimney and leaves presents and candy in Christmas stockings or in a pile under the Christmas tree.

Symbols of Christmas Day

There are many symbols of Christmas. These include images of baby Jesus and the Holy family in the stable, stars and Christmas trees. Another important symbol of Christmas is Santa Claus. This is a mythical figure with origins in European, particularly British, Dutch and German, cultures. He is a jolly man who wears a red suit, has a long white beard, lives at the North Pole and travels in a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

Date :
Sunday, December 25, 2016

Westport – Remembrance Day Ceremony

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Celebrate the Brave. Veterans Stay Overnight. Free. At 10:40 am, students and staffs at Westport stop to remember our fallen soldiers with a minutes silence.

 

About Remembrance Day

 

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918. World War I was a massive conflict was played out over the whole globe, but particularly in Europe, where troops from Canada supported the Allied forces.

Some 100,000 Canadian soldiers died in the First and Second World Wars.

All government buildings fly the Canadian flag this day and people remember those who fought for Canada during a two minute silence at 10 :40 am. Many people wear poppies before and on Remembrance Day to show their respect and support for Canadian troops. Poppies are generally handed out free but often a voluntary donation is given in exchange.

In Canada, November 11 is officially called Remembrance Day, but it is also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day. Remembrance Day is commemorated in many countries, particularly members of the Commonwealth, including Australia and New Zealand (where it is also referred to as Armistice Day). In the United States, Veterans Day falls on the same date. In the United Kingdom, the Sunday closest to November 11 is known as Remembrance Sunday.In Canada, November 11 is officially called Remembrance Day, but it is also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day.

Remembrance Day is commemorated in many countries, particularly members of the Commonwealth, including Australia and New Zealand (where it is also referred to as Armistice Day). In the United States, Veterans Day falls on the same date. In the United Kingdom, the Sunday closest to November 11 is known as Remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance Day is not a statutory holiday in Ontario, making it the most controversial non-stat holiday in the province. Many people think that is should be a statutory holiday all across Canada.

Date :
November 11th, 2016 @ 10 :40 am.

Event location :
Westport, ON

Thanksgiving day in Canada

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Thanksgiving day in Canada is on October 10, 2016.
 
Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year.
 
Many people have a day off work on the second Monday of October. They often use the three-day Thanksgiving weekend to visit family or friends who live far away, or to receive them in their own homes.
 
Many people also prepare a special meal to eat at some point during the long weekend. Traditionally, this included roast turkey and seasonal produce, such as pumpkin, corn ears and pecan nuts. Now, the meal may consist of other foods, particularly if the family is of non-European descent.
The native peoples of the Americas held ceremonies and festivals to celebrate the completion and bounty of the harvest long before European explorers and settlers arrived in what is now Canada. Early European thanksgivings were held to give thanks for some special fortune. An early example is the ceremony the explorer Martin Frobisher held in 1578 after he had survived the long journey in his quest to find a northern passage from Europe to Asia.
 
From the end of the First World War until 1930, both Armistice Day and Thanksgiving Day were celebrated on the Monday closest to November 11, the anniversary of the official end of hostilities in World War I. In 1931, Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day and Thanksgiving Day was moved to a Monday in October. Since 1957, Thanksgiving Day has always been held on the second Monday in October.
 
Thanksgiving Day in Canada is linked to the European tradition of harvest festivals. A common image seen at this time of year is a cornucopia, or horn, filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables. The cornucopia, which means “Horn of Plenty” in Latin, was a symbol of bounty and plenty in ancient Greece. Turkeys, pumpkins, ears of corn and large displays of food are also used to symbolize Thanksgiving Day. Other popular activities include outdoor breaks to admire the spectacular colors of the Canadian autumn, hiking, and fishing.

What’s cooking in Westport

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Cook together in the community kitchen on the first Tuesday of every month! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.  What’s Cooking is a Community Kitchen in Westport, ON. We get together once a month to cook nutritious, delicious meals.

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.

If you’re interested in donating to our Food Sharing Shelf, check out the list of ideas coming from this month’s recipes!

For more information check out Facebook!

Date :
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | 10 am to 1 pm

Event location :
Free Methodist Church, 65 Bedford Street
Westport ON, Ontario Canada

Contact :
Organizer : Kate Earl
Phone contact : 613-272-2799 X237
Website : https://www.crchc.on.ca/nutrition/

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