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Happy Canada Day!

 

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially known as Canada Day.

In many towns and cities, municipal governments organize a range of events, often outdoors. These include pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, firework displays and citizenship ceremonies for new Canadian citizens. The celebrations often have a patriotic mood. Canada’s national flag is widely displayed and a lot of people paint their faces red and white, which are Canada’s national colors. The celebrations in Ottawa, which is Canada’s capital city, are particularly exuberant.

History

On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces. This event is known as the confederation of Canada. The four original provinces were created from the former British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, which was divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Canada’s boundaries have been extended since 1867. The country now consists of 10 provinces and three territories.

As the anniversary of Confederation, Dominion Day, and later Canada Day, was the date set for a number of important events, such as the first national radio network hookup by the Canadian National Railway (1927); the inauguration of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s cross-country television broadcast, with Governor General Vincent Massey’s Dominion Day speech from Parliament Hill (1958); the flooding of the Saint Lawrence Seaway (1958); the first colour television transmission in Canada (1966); the inauguration of the Order of Canada (1967); and the establishment of “O Canada” as the country’s national anthem (1980). Other events fell on the same day coincidentally, such as the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916—shortly after which Newfoundland recognized July 1 as Memorial Day to commemorate the Newfoundland Regiment’s heavy losses during the battle—and the enactment of the Chinese Immigration Act in 1923—leading Chinese-Canadians to refer to July 1 as Humiliation Day and boycott Dominion Day celebrations until the act was repealed in 1947.

Symbol

Canada’s national flag is seen on Canada Day. This consists of two vertical red rectangles separated by a white square. The white square contains a red image of a maple leaf. Canada’s national colors are red and white and are used in many ways on Canada Day. Some people wear red and white clothing and others paint their faces in these colors.

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 2018

 

Village of Westport :: July 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 613-272-2461 and 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 melissam@chclc.ca 

 

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.

 

 

2nd Annual Westport Green Street Challenge

 

Fetch Murphy Way in Westport turns into temporary park on Saturday, June 30, 2018!

The Westport Firefighter’s Association has partnered with MAVEN Marketing & Communications to host the second annual Westport Green Street Challenge on Saturday, June 30, 2018.   This event is run in collaboration with Come Alive Outside to celebrate the importance of outdoor, unstructured play by laying sod and transforming Fetch Murphy Way (at Main and Spring Street) into a temporary park for the day.

The event will run from 10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday, June 30th with a FREE BBQ lunch served by the Westport Firefighter’s Association from 11:00am – 1:00pm.  An Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 11:30am in The Spring Gazebo.

Children (those young and young at heart) are welcome to enjoy a day of games, face painting and unstructured play on the shores of Upper Rideau.  Saturday, June 30th is a day when children will be encouraged to play in the street!

This event was highly successful despite the inclement weather last year and we are expecting another tremendous event this year.  Start your Canada Day Weekend celebrations with us in Westport as we celebrate the importance of green spaces and outdoor play!  

 

Date :
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Event location :
The Spring Gazebo – Westport, ON

JUNE Life @ The Cove

Hello friends of The Cove!

We are feeling the buzz of summer kicking in quite strongly already! Come and enjoy the patio, the outdoors, the entertainment, the food and/or a delicious drink!

Each weekend this month, we have an artist who is connected to some of the greatest Canada has ever produced! Steve Strongman (B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter)…Jamie Campbell (Roch Voisine)…Jason Kent (The Dears)…Terry Tufts (Wayne Ronstad, Susan Aglukark, Ian Tamblyn, George Fox)…Grant Fullerton (Lighthouse)…Paul Langlois (The Tragically Hip)…Chris Murphy (Sean McCann of Great Big Sea)…! Not only are they all great, but the artists the play with are as well! And, the other artists on other day are too! Enjoy!

Enjoy the summer menu too! Lamb Burger, Blackened Arctic Char and Watermelon Salad are all off to a great head start for the season…Follow the food @thecovekitchenchronicles

See you soon and be sure to check www.coveinn.com for event details, menus, room info and everything else. It’s all there!

Seamus and all of us at The Cove in Westport, ON

SUMMER EVENTS @ THE COVE!

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

Every Thursday 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

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

JUNE

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

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

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 www.westportartscouncil.com

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

Sat.Jun.16 TERRY TUFTS (Acoustic Folk Guitar Master, Lanark) 6-9pm www.terrytufts.com

Fri.Jun.22 GRANT FULLERTON Formerly of Lighthouse 7-10pm $10 https://grantfullerton.weebly.com/

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

Fri.Jun.29 CAMPFIRE LIARS CLUB feat. PAUL LANGLOIS of The Tragically Hip (Original Folk/Rock, Kingston) 7-11pm $60 Buffet + Show www.facebook.com/PaulLangloisMusic www.gregball.ca

Sat.Jun.30 CANADA DAY PRE- PARTY with TURPIN’S TRAIL (Celtic/East Coast Folk, Kingston) 6-11pm $45 Buffet + Show http://www.turpinstrail.com

Sun.Jul.1 HEAD OVER HEELS with ZAK COLBERT on BASS! (Acoustic Folk/Blues/Jazz) 12:30-3:30pm + 6-9pm

 

HOURS – DAILY 11:30am-9pm

NEW SUMMER MENU OUT NOW + AVAILABLE FOR TAKE OUT!

 

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 @thecoveinn @thecovekitchenchronicles

Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

 

The 20th RIDEAU LAKES STUDIO AND GARDEN TOUR What better way to spend the Canada Day Weekend than prowling the nooks and crannies of the Rideau Lakes area and checking out the gems to be found on this year’s Tour.  This tour has become one of the most successful tours in the area and the artists are looking forward to showing off this wonderful country we live in. 

The Tour continues to attract new artists while maintaining a core of favorites.  Located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes district concentrated around the villages of Portland, Philipsville and Chaffey’s Locks, the 2018 tour will be held on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At some studios you will meet surprise guest artists who are unadvertised but are invited by their hosts.

The goal is to have more than one artist at a stop to make your tour experience more enjoyable. You will find paintings, candles, pottery, quilts, weaving, woodworking, sculpture and jewelry for your home and garden. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres.

 

Date :
Saturday, June 30 to Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 10am to 5pm

 

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

 

Contact :
Phone number: 613-359-5947 (Claire) or visit http://www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com/

Music in the Park

 

MUSIC IN THE PARK – Sponsored by the Elgin and Area Heritage Society – 2:00 p.m.

The Red Brick School (1887) is a restored Ontario Trust-designated building.

Built in 1887 to new provincial guidelines, this building (SS#5, South Crosby) features increased window space, amongst other features, intended to improve the learning atmosphere. It served Elgin village children until 1963 when, with the closure of rural S. Crosby schools, it was replaced by a larger facility.

Rescued and restored by the Elgin and Area Heritage Society, its classroom provides “a living history experience” for North Leeds students and a centre for the educational archives of Rideau Lakes schools.

 

Date :
Sunday, June 24, 2018

 

Event location :
Elgin, ON

 

Contact :
Website: https://web.facebook.com/pg/Elgin-and-Area-Heritage-Society-427123404049220/about/?ref=page_internal

Summer Dance Chaffey’s Lock

 

CHAFFEY’S LOCK & AREA HERITAGE SOCIETY presents “GEARING UP FOR SUMMER DANCE” We are welcoming back the band leMeow (soul-infused indie pop smothered in sass) Get ready to “get down”!  Door and Bar open at 7pm.  Music starts at 7:30pm. Tickets available online at Onstage Direct , with a limited number at Browns Marina. 

​The Chaffey’s Lock Community Hall was built on bake sales, dances, and raffles, and with nails, boards and labour donated by the community. At the helm of this tremendous community effort was the Chaffey’s Lock Women’s Institute, which succeeded in its goal of opening the Hall in time for the 100th anniversary of the Rideau Canal in 1932. The Institute added the kitchen in 1978.

Over the years the Hall has seen a wide variety of events, including the Women’s Institute’s annual bazaar, dances, potlucks suppers and concerts. Returning soldiers were celebrated at a banquet, and 4-H meetings, conferences, limbo competitions, fish fries, music jams, and fast-paced euchre games regularly filled the Hall.

 

Date :
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7pm

 

Event location :
1661 Chaffey’s Lock Road, Elgin, Ontario, K0G 1E0

 

Contact :
Phone number: 613-359-5706, 
E-mail: chaffeyslocks@gmail.com

http://www.chaffeyslock.ca/ or https://web.facebook.com/groups/5765058882/about/

National Aboriginal peoples day!

 

On June 21, celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis!

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.

Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

National Aboriginal Day was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day. This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups:

  • in 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood (now the Assembly of First Nations) called for the creation of National Aboriginal Solidarity Day
  • in 1995, the Sacred Assembly, a national conference of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people chaired by Elijah Harper, called for a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples
  • also in 1995, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended the designation of a National First Peoples Day

 

Date :
Thursday, June 21, 2018

 

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

 

Contact :
Website: www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248/1100100013249

Happy Father’s Day!

 

Father’s Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father has made to your life. Many people send or give cards or gifts to their fathers. It is a relatively modern holiday so different families have a range of traditions. Father’s Day is not a federal public holiday in Canada. It falls on a Sunday, which is a day off for many workers so many offices and stores are closed. However, some shopping precincts and stores, as well as restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues, may be particularly busy on Father’s Day.

There are some suggestions that the idea of Father’s Day may originate in pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the Sun as the father of the universe. The June solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father’s Day so some people saw a link between the two.

The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations and planned a day to honor fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910.

In the United States, there are a range of events, which may have inspired the idea of Father’s Day. One of these was the start of the Mother’s Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th century. Another was a memorial service held in 1908 for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in December 1907.

 

Date :
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Rideau’s Safe Kids Week

 

June 4-10 is the 22nd Anniversary for Parachute’s Safe Kids Week parachute’s Safe Kids Week is an annual campaign designed to raise public awareness of child safety issues, encouraging community involvement as part of the solution. This year our messaging will focus on the topic of Concussion on the road, at home and at play.

Parachute Safe Kids Week is a national awareness campaign developed to bring attention to predictable and preventable injuries in children. This year, Parachute Safe Kids Week takes place June 4–10, 2018 and focuses on awareness of concussion at home, at play and on the road.

We look forward to working again with local schools, health units and community partners to implement activities across the country. Order a community kit and/or download the free resources below to share with your community.
 

Community Kits

 
We will have a limited number of community kits available. Your Safe Kids Week 2018 community kit will include a Jello Brain Mold and recipe, two packs of Jello, a pack of large sidewalk chalk, 50 “brain lightbulb” temporary tattoos, 50 ConcussionEd bookmarks and a guide for suggested Brain Mold and Chalk Artwork activities. 

 

Date :
Monday, June 4 to Sunday, June 10, 2018

 

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

 

Contact :
Website: http://www.parachutecanada.org/safekidsweek/

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