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Nolan Hubbard at the Cove Inn!

 

Nolan Hubbard boldly emerges as vocalist, guitarist and composer of evocative acoustic-pop masterpieces with the forthcoming release of his debut album and his moving and memorable lead-off single Today.

The album was recorded in Nashville alongside top session players, and was produced by Canadian industry veteran Douglas Romanow. The time spent in Music City USA proved to be edifying and encouraging for Hubbard, as he felt both in awe of the surroundings but also emboldened by the experience – awed by the significance of being one of the mecca’s of the music business, but also emboldened because he came to realize that he had what it took as a songwriter and player to hang with some of the world’s best.

Born and raised in the small eastern Ontario community of Gananoque, just east of Kingston, Hubbard grew up in a home immersed in music, particularly what might be called the modern Great Canadian Songbook.

Hubbard got his first guitar at age 11, taking to the instrument with a dedication and obvious ability and quickly becoming a self-taught prodigy. By 17, his tastes had begun to change as he became more artistically confident and adventurous, expanding his repertoire into a more acoustic style. At the same time, he started to experiment with singing along to his playing, revealing a voice that was surprisingly soulful, impactful and one that made people listen intently. He knew immediately he wanted to be able to move people with just a guitar, his voice and his songs.

The song Sandbanks is an affectionate ode to a popular beach area in Prince Edward County in Ontario, but Hubbard said it could apply to any place that evokes warm, wonderful affectionate memories.

This album is a game changer for Hubbard, as he’s stepped out with a confident and strong debut – a collection of songs that are accessible, compelling and which wind their way into people’s souls. It’s a record that will undoubtedly make music lovers, cultural tastemakers and the music industry feel good about the future of popular music in Canada.

 

Date : Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Event location : 2, Bedford St, Westport, ON
Contact : www.nolanhubbard.com

Head Over Heels at the Cove

HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Bask in the sunshine with amazing entertainment! Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter.

He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle.

Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas.

His most recent release is an album of Live material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!

 

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

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

Contact :
Website: http://www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca

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.

Join us for What’s Cooking in Westport. If you’re interested in donating to our Westport Food Sharing Shelf, check out the list of ideas coming from this month’s recipes!

Last month, in addition to making chili and cornbread from scratch, we’ve learn how to turn the chili into a salad, with lettuce, tomato, onion, guacamole, and chipotle ranch dressing. For dessert, we’ve worked on how to do an apple taste test, with a banana nut dip!

Date :
July 17, 2018, from 1 to 3pm

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

Contact :
Kate
Contact number: 613-272-2799 X237

Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society

 

Wednesday, July 18 at 11am – RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents a Tour of Dan Savage’s Garden at 48 Tower Road , Lombardy, followed by a Flower Arranging Demonstration. Free for members. $5 for visitors.

Please contact Virginia for more info on vbourget@hotmail.com.

 

Date :
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Event location :
Portland Community Hall, 24 Water St, Portland, ON K0G 1E0, Canada

Contact :
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rideaulakeshorticultural/

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.

 

 

Village of Westport :: June 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.

 

 

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.

Background

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

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