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What’s Cooking in Westport



Cook together in the community kitchen on the first Tuesday of every month! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.

Cook together in the community kitchen on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available. The 1st Tuesday is at the Free Methodist Church in Westport and the 3rd Tuesday is at Country Roads in Portland.

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!


Date :
December 4 & 18, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm

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

Contact :
Contact number: 613-272-2799 X237

What’s Cooking in Westport!


Cook together in the community kitchen on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month! What’s Cooking in Westport is on the 1st Tuesday each month (10am-1pm) at the Free Methodist Church! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.

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.


Date :

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm


Event location :

Free Methodist Church
Westport, ON, Canada


Contact :

Phone contact: 613-272-2799 X237

Portland Hall & Harbour Redevelopment



Interactive, consultant-led, hands-on workshop to develop a vision and explore options for the redevelopment of the Portland Community Hall Site. This project builds on the 2009 Harbour Master Plan. Come share and build a constructive and ‘village-positive’ vision for the future. Spaces are limited. Be sure to RSVP by Jan 26.

This project builds on the 2009 Harbour Master Plan. Come share and build a constructive and ‘village-positive’ vision for the future. Spaces are limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Date :

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 12:30 to 3pm


Event location :

Portland Community Hall, 24 Water St.
Portland ON


Contact :

For reservations (required):

Skate the Lake 2017 is finished and it was a big success!

Skate the Lake 2017







Skate the Lake 2017

Portland, Ontario – The 13th annual speed skating event was held on the Big Rideau Lake January 28th & 29th and it was a weekend filled with fun! Waking up early was well worth it for the ice conditions on the lake were amazing on both days. Participants could take part in the 5K & 10K races on Saturday and 25K & 50K regular marathon skating events on Sunday. Kids had the chance to try out their skating skills in a Kids 5K event on Saturday.

There were plenty activities to keep visitors of all ages active and warm on both days.

After the speed skating races, the viewers could enjoy a warm meal, served in the Portland Community Hall. The Portland Hall Board took care of that by organizing a Ham & Bean Brunch.

For the first time since the race started in 2004, people were able to watch the race from above, as helicopter rides were available on Saturday. There were curling and sleigh rides organized for kids and everyone could take a spin on the ice to music after the final race was finished on Saturday. At dusk, there were even fireworks with an after fireworks sit down dinner at the Portland Hall.

If you were part of the event and captured any amazing photos, send them to and your photo just might get featured on the Portland Outdoors website.

For anyone interested in next year’s event, it will be held January 27th & 28th 2018 and you can already let the organizers know if you have any great ideas or would like to volunteer.

Winter Arrangement Workshop

ID-1002563Come to the Portland Community Hall on Friday, December 5 from 10am-1pm and create your very own Christmas Arrangement. Join Terri Olivo as she guides you in making your own outdoor holiday winter arrangement!
Workshop brought to you by the Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library.
$25.00 per person. Register at
or call 613-485-6528 (first come , first served).
Funds raised will support the Box of Books Program.

Trends in Christmas Decorating

ID-100165685November 5 join the RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY as they explore the trends in Christmas decorating. Colleen Kahrman of Hidden Garden Floral Designs is the guest speaker, she’ll be presenting “Trends in Christmas Decorating – Traditional Tinsel to Modern Edgy” at the Portland Community Hall.

For more information call, 613-359-6031.

Canada Day Celebrations

ID-10098086CANADA DAY JULY 1ST…. A wonderful way to celebrate Canada’s Birthday! Join the North Crosby Recreation/Parks/Events Committee as they host July 1st events in WESTPORT AND NORTH CROSBY. 

3pm Commencement of Canada Day celebrations at the Rideau District museum in Westport with the Colour Party of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 542 3:15pm 17th annual Bicycle Parade…Decorate yourself, your bike or stroller in red and white and proudly walk through town! 

Parade starts at the Rideau District Museum, to Church St. then onto Spring St., the Westport Community center, with surprises waiting for the participants. 

4:00pm Lion’s Club Beach Many activities for young and young at heart including afternoon stage entertainment, petting zoo, non-supervised swimming, Canteen, air bounce activity centers, clowns, live band in the evening and more surprises to put a smile on everyone’s face.

10:00pm Spectacular Fireworks Display by licensed professionals. 

Also in NEWBORO – the Parks/Recreation/Events Committee volunteers organize an evening parade, hot dogs and cake in the park; support the Village in decorating their homes with Red & White and fly their Canadian Flags and they host evening fireworks! 

Special thanks to Canadian Heritage and the Township of Rideau Lakes for their contribution to these events. 

Canada Day Fireworks

ID-10074641We’re celebrating Canada Day this year on June 28 as well as July 1st. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display and local sights as you sit and watch the fireworks explode overhead. The BIG RIDEAU LAKE ASSOCIATION will present the CANADA DAY FIREWORKS from Cow Island at dusk near Portland.

View by water or land (Hanna Park on Water Street in Portland is an excellent spot to see this wonderful celebration!) Rain Date June 29th (Donations appreciated). Check their web site for complete details

Music in the Park

ID-1007393On Saturday, June 28 come and celebrate Music in the Park in Portland. HANNA PARK in PORTLAND will host “Music in the Park” from 7:30 to 9:00pm prior to the fireworks at Cow Island. Enjoy a fantastic live concert with your friends and family. Then stay and watch the fireworks explode overhead as evening falls.

All festivities are sponsored by the Portland Community Hall Board. 

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