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Delta Fair



Come and celebrate 186 years of the Delta Fair over four continuous days of fun, dedicated in memory of Linda Barker. The event is sponsored by the Delta Agricultural Society.

Located in the heart of Delta on the Agricultural grounds at 110, Mill Creek Drive in Delta. Enjoy the thrill of the World’s Finest Shows midway. There will be something for everyone including Agricultural Displays and Home Crafts Exhibits. There will be Live Entertainment on the main grandstand throughout the Fair.

Every day will include Children Activities such as the Mini King and Mini Queen Pageant, children races and a petting zoo. Delta Fair also will host the announcement of the Citizen of the Year as well as the Youth Award of Excellence. The four days will also be filled with a Horse Draw, livestock shows, a tractor pull and lawn mower races. Watch for advance sales for admission and midway passes.

Please visit this link for the detailed brochure :

Date :
July 21 – 24, 2016

Event location :
110 Mill Creek Drive in Delta

Contact :
For more information please go to our website, call us at 613-928-2800 or email at

North Crosby Heritage Festival



Tell Your Friends: Westport celebrates heritage on Saturday, July 16th.

at the North Crosby Community Centre 10am to 4pm, music, BBQ, heritage displays, demonstrations, children’s “old fashioned” games, storytelling and more. Join us as we explore the history of North Crosby, Westport and Newboro.  Share your personal artifacts for others to enjoy.  Check the Heritage Day Facebook page for a “trivia contest” and details of this event.

The Westport Heritage Festival features a select group of quality vendors selling art, crafts, gifts and food.

“The event celebrates our success as a village and as a community. Westport is a vibrant, vigorous town,” said Thacker. The festival provides a chance to showcase the area to new people coming from Ottawa and Kingston.

“Each year we marvel at the number of people that return. It’s been said before; nobody’s a stranger very long in Westport.”

Event organizers say that the festival may join other groups and become part of a larger committee for the celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

Date :
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Event location :
Westport, ON
Contact :
Westport Heritage Day Festival Committee
PO Box 284
Westport, ON
Contact Barb Lavoie for more information or to bring your items to this event by phone: 613-273-8177 or e-mail:

Stories & Songs at the Spring | Westport Arts Council



Join us at the Westport Spring for Stories and Songs. June 12 7pm FREE hour with Jeff Friesen and Stephanie Doornekamp. Sponsored by The Centre for Creative Learning.

Date :
Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 10 :40 am

Location event:
Westport, ON

Hoe Down in the Park | Westport Arts Council

How Down in the Park


Come help us celebrate 10 years, volunteers, sponsors and support. Teagan McLaren Band, pony rides, petting zoo, family games, food to purchase or bring your own! Loads of hoe down fun! June 18th 5-8pm.

Your Free Family Day in Westport!

Date :
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 5 to 8 p.m

Location event:
Westport, On

Stories and Songs | Westport Arts Council



Come join us for Stories & Songs at the Spring June 12 at 7pm. Free hour of storytelling by Jeff Friesen and music by Stephanie Doornekamp. Sponsored by Centre for Creative Learning.

Date :
June 12th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Location event:
Westport, ON

Wine Tasting and Tour at Scheuermann Vineyard and Winery!



Visit Scheuermann Vineyard and Winery for a wine tasting and tour or enjoy a glass of wine and a light lunch on the outdoor patio overlooking Sand
Lake and the vineyard. Open daily from 11am-6pm.



Summer Opening Reception May 21 | Grist Mill Art Gallery



Free Opening Gallery Reception Saturday May 21 Everyone Welcome. Original Art by 15 Co-op Artists in the Rideau Lakes Area. Two Showrooms full of original paintings in acrylic, oil, ink and mixed media, fibre art, sculpture, jewelry, batik and giclee photography on canvas.


Date :
Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 11 a.m


Location event:
21 Main St. Westport ON K0G 1X0


Contact :
Phone number : 613-273-9299
Website : or

Mother’s Day – May 8


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

Township of Wesport – April ongoing events


Every Thursday night at 6:00pm at the Elgin Lions Hall

Every Monday night at the Westport Legion where doors open at 6:15 and games start at 7:15.



Every Tuesday at 1:00pm

at the Elgin Municipal Complex

Info: 613-359-6192


Coffee & Chat Drop-In:

Throughout the Township come and enjoy a bit of social fun! Bring your latest 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 613-387-3799 every Wednesday morning from 10am to Noon at the Newboro Community Hall – call Andi 613-272-5335 or 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.


Community Lunch first Friday of the month at the Elgin Municipal Complex – soup and sandwiches – contact Linda Carr 613-272-2227 and the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Portland United Church Noon to 1pm call 613-272-2002 for details.

Community Breakfast every 4th Tuesday at the Harmony Lodge in Philipsville. $7.00per plate starting at 8:00am. Sponsored by the Philipsville Masons, everyone is welcome. Contact Ross Hawkins for information 613-359-5833.


Community 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.


Euchre is played in the Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room (Linda Barker 613-272-2533), the South Elmsley Community Hall (Dorothy Covell at 613-283-2572) and North Crosby Community Hall (6 hand) (Jim Mullville 613-273-3008) and in Delta at the Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 2712).

Forfar Euchre is every Friday at 7:30pm in the hall. Games are also played at the Legion Halls and Lions Halls.

Spaghetti 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 Westport (North Crosby) Legion.


VIBE – Venturing in Biblical Education – Wednesdays April 22 to December 2 10am in Elgin and 7pm in Portland at the United Church.Contact Rev.

Contact Rev. Takouhi 613-272-8977






19SPRING DANCE. APRIL 30SPRING DANCE with Shylo, sponsored by the Elgin Lions Club from 8 pm to midnight.Contact a Lions member for tickets! Spring dance will be held on April 30 from 8 am to 12 pm.





17PITCH IN WEEK – Pitch-in & help clean up roadsides, parks, school yards & shorelines. Pick up your free pitch in (yellow) bags at the Municipal Office, Post Offices & libraries. Call 1-800-928-2250 Ext 285 for more information.  Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who “pitch-in” each year. Your efforts truly make Rideau Lakes a welcome community! Pitch in Week will take place from April 17 to April 30, 2016.

SKATE THE LAKE January 23 & 24

Hanna Park, Portland, is the official headquarters for Skate the Lake, international speed skating event and family fun day. Keep checking the website for more updates the closer we get to the big event.

Skate the Lake

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