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Mother’s Day – May 8

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A popular day for gifts of flowers and greeting cards.

Many Canadians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for mothers or mother figures. The Mother’s Day date in Canada is on the second Sunday of May each year.

What Do People Do?

Many people in Canada express their gratitude towards mothers and mother figures on 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.

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.

Date :
May 8, 2016 | all day

Location event :
Westport, ON  Canada

Delta Maple Syrup Festival 2016

1212The Old Stone Mill NHS will be open for tours from 9 am to 3 pm during Delta’s Maple Syrup Festival. A used Book Sale will take place in the Old Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday, light refreshments will be available. Milling and blacksmithing demonstrations will take place on Saturday, starting at 1 pm. Many other activities taking place in Delta.

Established in 1967, the Delta Maple Syrup Festival was the first maple celebration to be established in the area. In planning for Canada’s Centennial, a small group of dedicated volunteers met regularly in the Council Chambers at the Old Town Hall. As President of the group, Harold Russell worked tirelessly as he contacted every farmer, arranged for sugar shack visits and tours, promoted sugaring off demonstrations and jack wax parties.

In the beginning, the Festival was a three day event held in March which included feeding pancakes and syrup to busloads of students on school trips. In order to keep up with the crowds, meals were served on both floors of the Old Town Hall.

Visitors were able to tour local sugar bushes along with watching maple syrup being bottled and maple candy being made in the Confederated Foods Syrup Plant building.

Over the years, the Festival continued through the efforts of many local residents and Service Clubs
before becoming a project for the Directors of the Delta Agricultural Society. And now, the tradition continues 49 years later!

 

Date :
April 16th and 17th, 2016 | 9 a.m to 3 p.m

Please contact Heather Halladay
Phone: 613-928-2949
Or The Delta Fair Office at 613-928-2800
E-mail : deltafair@ripnet.com

Or visit the www.deltafair.com

150th LOMBARDY FAIR OPEN HOUSE

150th LOMBARDY FAIR OPEN HOUSE, March 20 – OPEN HOUSE 1-4 p.m. at Lombardy Agricultural Hall.  See the Memorabilia the Lombardy Agricultural Society has collected over the past 150 years.

The Lombardy and Smiths Falls area has seen many changes in the last 150 years, but their pride in their agricultural roots has remained strong thanks to the efforts of volunteers who have brought us the Lombardy Fair every year since 1866.
3“We hope that we can invite all the past presidents and sectaries and past ladies presidents to the fair and to the special events that are going on,”

Just as one project strives to create new memories, a planned open house for the afternoon of Sunday, March 20 at the agricultural society hall on Highway 15. The drop in event will welcome the public out to see much of the memorabilia the society has collected in their 150-year history including scrap books, pictures, trophies and fair books dating back to 1918. There is little available prior to this date as the agricultural society suffered a fire where they stored their artifacts.

At 150 years old, the fair is officially one year older than Canada, however the Lombardy Fair can trace its roots back even further than 1866. Hicks said prior to this date Lombardy and Kitley would alternate hosting a country fair. This faded out and was replaced with the permanent Lombardy Fair we have come to enjoy.

Date :
Sunday March 20 | 1-4 p.m

Location event :
at Lombardy Agricultural Hall

Contact :
Stacey Roy
sroy@metroland.com

Bay Frost Fest

Bay Frost Fest

Come and join us as our Community comes together February 5-7 throughout the day, to celebrate the Season and   enjoy the many Events surrounding this Weekend Winter Festival.

Entertainment, outdoor and indoor activities

Bavarian Curling, Antique Snowmobile Show, Skating on the Bay, Volleyball Tournament, Ball Hockey, Fabulous Frosty Challenge, wagon & horse-drawn sleigh rides, Trevor Walsh, Adam Knapp & Kickback, Crafts Sale, Silent Auction, Heritage Video, Quilts Show, Bingo, Books Sale, Gospel Fest, Old Time Fiddlers, Fortune Teller.

Kids Stuff

Fabulous Frosty Challenge, Skating on the Bay & other outside activities, indoor kids games & crafts, get your picture taken with the Penguin…

Food

Pie Bake Off, Chili Contest, Free Hot Chocolate & Hot Dogs on the Bay, Pancake & Lumberjack Breakfasts, Penguin Tailz, $8 Meal Deals, Roast Beef Dinner…

Make sure you pick up a FROST FEST BUTTON at any of our local businesses for $2.00. A chance to win many wonderful prizes, PLUS get discounts on events during the weekend.

 

Entries due by 25th January

Places for event :

At various locations throughout the Village, in the Park, at the Dock, in the Community Halls, Legion and Churches.

Family Day in Canada – Febryary 15th

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Family Day is observed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan on the 15th of February. In British Columbia, Family Day falls on the second Monday of February. Family Day gives families the chance to spend time together. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

Activities to discover during that day…

On Family Day, many people plan and take part in activities aimed at the whole family. These include visiting art exhibitions, watching movies, skating on outdoor ice rinks, playing board games and taking part in craft activities.

As the weather is usually very cold in February, hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies are popular snacks. Other people use the long weekend as an opportunity for a short winter break or to travel to visit family members or friends.

Public Life

In the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia many people have a day off work and schools are generally closed on Family Day. Many businesses and organizations are closed, but post offices may be open. Public transport services may run to their usual or reduced timetables.

In the province of Manitoba, the third Monday of February is a general holiday, known as Louis Riel Day. Many people have a day off work and school and many businesses, organizations and stores are closed. In some communities, stores are open after noon. Public transport services may run to Sunday or holiday timetables. In rural areas, there may be no services.

Background history of the « family day »

Family Day was first held in Canada in the province of Alberta in 1990. It is supposed to reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who founded Alberta, and give workers the opportunity to spend more time with their families. Family Day was introduced in Saskatchewan in 2007 and in Ontario in 2008. British Columbia observes Family Day as a statutory holiday for the first time in 2013. One of the reasons for introducing Family Day was that there was a long period when there were no holidays from New Year’s Day until Good Friday.

 

NEWBORO FISHING DERBY – February 14

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NEWBORO ANNUAL FISHING DERBY sponsored by the Newboro Recreation Committee – Adults compete in the morning, children compete in the afternoon.

Prizes galore, fun and fishing tales abound! For details about this event.

Contact Kim at freedomlanecreations@hotmail.com.

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN

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CHOOSE THE BLUES NEWS
Bringing you the best in Blues
with a strong focus on Canadian talent
in concert and on air
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INSIDE THE BLUES w. James Doran – July 18/19 Show
Best Of The New

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN ANNOUNCES 2015/16 LINE-UP
See below

UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS @ THE COVE INN

UPCOMING BLUES EVENTS OF NOTE IN EASTERN ONTARIO

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(repeated Mon, Wed, Fri at same time)
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All Shows are also ARCHIVED after broadcast on www.insidetheblues.ca
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Sponsored by:
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The Cove Inn, Westport ON www.coveinn.com

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Anthony Paule & Frank Bey
BEY PAULE BAND
Right In Front Of You/Not Goin’ Away/2015 Blue Dot Records/C. Vitale, A. Paule, F. Bey

SOUL SUGA & DIANE DURRETT
Butters In The Skillet/Soul Suga & Diane Durrett/2014 Self/Diane Durrett & Oliver Wood

OMAR COLEMAN
Man Like Me/Born & Raised/2015 Delmark Records/Omar Coleman

THE BETTY FOX BAND
Slow Burn/Slow Burn/2015 Self/B. Fox, S. Farmer, B. Williams

KERN PRATT
Greenville Mississippi Blues/Broken Chains/2015 Gigtime Records/K. Pratt III

DAVID MICHAEL MILLER
Needle To The Wheel/Same Soil/2015 Self/David Michael Miller

LAZER LLOYD
Burning Thunder/Lazer Lloyd/2015 Lots Of Love Records/Lazer Lloyd

DIGGING ROOTS*
Hwy 17/For The Light/2014 Sugar Bush Music/Sho-Shona Kish & Raven Kanatakta

HARPDOG BROWN*
Whiskey Bottle/What It Is/2014 Dog Breath Records/H. Brown & J. Hoar

* denotes Canadian artist

Thanks for listening!
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BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN
Westport, Ontario
ANNOUNCES 2015/16 LINE-UP – our 11th year!

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Danny Brooks & The Memphis Brothers return Sept 25 to kick season off

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DINNER & SHOW $65
Advance reservations required – call The Cove 613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN or info@coveinn.com
Book early – especially if you want to stay overnight – since most of these nights sell out in advance.

* Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for more details on the bands including photos, LINKS to their websites, Facebook pages and You Tube videos

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.com
Sponsored by
Dan Aykroyd Wines www.danaykroydwines.com
Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca
101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com and
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
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so you can keep up to date!

And – please SPREAD THE WORD!
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you for another year of fabulous Blues!

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UPCOMING EVENTS @ THE COVE INN

Great LIVE music continues at THE COVE INN, Westport all summer long
Only a 90 minute scenic drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston

EVERY WEEK
Sunday afternoons – Acoustic Duo HEAD OVER HEELS on the Patio
Most Saturday nights – Acoustic Duo HEAD OVER HEELS in the Dining Room
Wednesday nights – singer, songwriter, guitarist SHAWN McCULLOUGH hosts Wings ‘n Tunes Night
Thursday Nights – Jazz Night w. THE SPENCER EVANS TRIO & Special Guests

July 17 – Country/Rock guitarist singer/songwriter JOHN WILBERFORCE returns
July 24 – From Montreal DAY TRIPPER – a musical tribute to The Beatles
July 25 – Local band STRINGTEASE – Gypsy/Blues/Folk
Aug 1 – From Kingston FOLEY MOUNTAIN PLAYBOYS – new Country/Bluegrass
Aug 2 – From Westport ROCKABILLY RIOT – acoustic Rockabillly
Aug 4 – From Montreal DEAR DENIZEN + SEAMUS COWAN – Indie Rock
Aug 11 – JAKE “THE SNAKE” ROBERTS – Tales from the road by the legendary wrestler
Aug 14 – MUSICWestport Kick Off Party w. JARON FREEMA FOX & THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING
*Aug 15 – MUSICWestport Festival – all day free festival
**Aug 21 – Juno Award winners MONKEYJUNK – Swamp Funk Blues Rock

FOR UPDATES VISIT www.coveinn.com under ENTERTAINMENT
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UPCOMING BLUES EVENTS OF NOTE IN OUR REGION
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It’s the last weekend of OTTAWA BLUESFEST
Visit www.ottawabluesfest.ca for Line-Up
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June 2015 events at The Cove

The Cove Inn WestportHello friends of the Cove! Summer is here. It’s come a tad early but for the most part, Westport has been very active and bubbly! The patio overlooking Westport Pond is in full swing and our weekly entertainment schedule returns this week as well! Lots to bop your head to…

The Cove Inn is also extremely excited to announce our newly renovated website WWW.COVEINN.COM! We hope you all like it as much as we do. The entertainment section will feature event posters soon as well. We are also officially on Instagram and Twitter under @thecoveinn so follow
us if you wish.

See our events and entertainment taking place this June! (click flyer to enlarge)

Every Wednesday
RACK ‘n TUNES with SHAWN McCULLOUGH. Rack of Ribs + Fries $10. 7-10pm
www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Every Thursday
JAZZ NIGHT RETURNS with SPENCER EVANS TRIO featuring Spencer Evans on Piano/Clarinet/Vocals, Seamus Cowan on Bass/Vocals and Rob Radford on Drums/Vocals. 9-11pm $5

Every Sunday
HEAD OVER HEELS on the Patio (Gananoque, Vocal/Guitar Duo) Our favourite duo plays jazz, contemporary, folk, blues and more, with love. 12:30-3:30pm
www.kevinheadmusic.com

OhSusanna 2015Friday June 5
OH SUSANNA (Toronto, Indie/Folk) Canadian Folk Music Award Winner, Juno Award Nominee + CBC Great Canadian Song Quest Winner! You hear her all over CBC and more. Her latest record features songs by great Canadian songwriters/friends. 7-10pm $10
www.ohsusanna.com

Saturday June 6
SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Westport, Country/Guitar) 6-9pm
www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Terry Tufts 2015.epsFriday June 12
K.E.W.T. – KATHRYN BRIGGS & TERRY TUFTS (Folk/Guitar)
Folk master/finger-style guitar virtuoso crashes into town with his wife pianist/collaborator for an evening of introspective song and feel good moments. Has played with the likes of David Francey, Ian Tamblyn, The Arrogant Worms, Wayne Rostad, Susan Aglukark, and George Fox…and has 7 albums to his credit. 7-10pm $10
www.terrytufts.com

Kevin & VanessaSaturday June 13
20 + 27 HEAD OVER HEELS on the Patio (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) 6-9pm
www.kevinheadmusic.com

Friday June 19
JOHN WILBERFORCE (Oxford Station, Folk/Country/Rock) Wonderful songs and vibe from a well travelled musician. 6-9pm
www.reverbnation.com/johnwilberforce

Sunday June 21
FATHER’S DAY Celebrate your dad! Mixed Grill Special. 5:30-9:00pm

Stringtease 2015Friday June 26
STRINGTEASE (Westport, Gypsy/Blues/Folk) Local quartet pull on your heartstrings and get you singing along to there bar room gems. 6-9pm

Turpins Trail Canada Day PreParty 2015Tuesday June 30
CANADA DAY Pre-PARTY with TURPIN’S TRAIL, ex-CROOKED WOOD (Folk/Celtic) A renowned quintet from the Kingston area, these boys can sing, play and entertain like the best of them! Four part harmonies and firey solos make the hair on your neck stand up. You may know them as Crooked Wood but their new name is TURPIN’S TRAIL! Celebrate Canada Day a
day early! 6:30-10:30pm $10
www.turpinstrail.com

Poetry Reading

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“Internationally renowned poets, a once in a lifetime opportunity!”

Sunday June 7th 2:30 pm

The Westport Centre for
Creative Learning
At Stepping Stone
328 Centreville Road, Westport

Presenters:

Catherine Graham Steven Heighton Jeanette Lynes Ian Burgham
Steven Campbell
And others
This Sunday afternoon Poetry Reading will include refreshments, signed poetry books and a draw for a review and critique of a poem from Jeanette Lynes.
Cost: $25 per person
Special Student Rate: $10 per person
This event is a meaningful experience where you will be indulged and deeply satisfied through rich language and the power of poetry.
Visit our website for more information:
www.centreforcreativelearning.com

ART BY THE LAKE WESTPORT

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The Westport Arts council invites you to ART BY THE LAKE WESTPORT:

When: 07-04-2015 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Where: Lion’s Club Beach

The show will feature artists from the Westport and the surrounding areas.

The festivities will begin Friday evening with an indoor Gallery and Meet the Artist show in the beach house by invitational only. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served while enjoying entertainment by local musicians.  We will also be featuring a silent art auction with the proceeds going to art in our local schools and “Art by the Lake; Westport”.

The event will continue on Saturday with each artist setting up their individual white tents and exhibiting a larger selection of their work on the beach grounds of Sand Lake.  Music will also be performed throughout the day by Westport area performing artists. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet and purchase art directly from the artists on Friday evening as well as throughout the day Saturday.

This show will truly be an event that highlights and accentuates the ARTS in WESTPORT and AREA.  The backdrop of Sand Lake will serve as a reminder of the splendour of nature found in our area.

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