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2021 Photo Contest at Westport Arts Council

Capture the beauty and excitement of Westport


The annual WAC Photo Contest is open to all amateur photographers. We are hoping for photographs that celebrate the beauty of Westport and the surrounding area of North Crosby. Amateur photographers are encouraged to capture those untamed moments in nature, summer sunsets, family gatherings, winter sports and everything else in between, just as long as it happens in the Westport area.


1st: $100

2nd: $75

Youth: $50

Contest is open for photos taken between 1 April to 31 December 2021. Open to all amateur photographers residing or visiting the Westport area. Limited to 5 entries per person. Entries can be submitted to: info @, subject line “photo contest 2021 entry”. Winners announced by March 15, 2022.

Date :
August 1 to December 31, 2021

Event location :
Westport, Ontario

Contact :

Classical Concert Pianist : Vladimir Soloviev



WAC proudly presents award winning classical concert pianist Vladimir Solviev.
With a special feature performance of “Years of Pilgrimage: Italy” by Liszt, join us 7pm, Friday November 1st at Knox Presbyterian. Entrance by donation.

Chamber musician and choral conductor, Toronto-based Soloviev is a musician of a versatile repertoire. He has championed the music of contemporary Canadian composers, as well as works of Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Performing in concert across Canada, as well as the US, Italy, France, Spain and Russia, including appearances at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie), Bohemian National Hall, the Canadian Music Center, and Sala del Notari.


Date :
Friday, November 1, 2019

Event location :
Knox Presbyterian Church

Contact :

Jazz Night with Spencer Evans


The Cove Inn hosts one of the most original and memorable Live Music Experiences you’ll have! The Popular Spencer Evans Trio with Andy Love on drums, Seamus Cowan on bass and Spencer Evans on piano, clarinet and vocals has proven a formidable three performing all styles of music to huge crowds of all ages. The party has been going for over 21 years now! Join us for dinner too… The Trio plays select dates throughout the year and EVERY THURSDAY from Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Long Weekend. Call The Cove 1.888.COVE.INN to make reservations and confirm dates.

SPENCER EVANS was born in Picton, grew up around the Quinte area, and graduated from B.C.I. Spencer plays piano, clarinet, accordion, sings, dances, prances and has been a professional musician for the past 15 years. He has played Bermuda to Bosnia, New Orleans to the North Pole, and has recorded and toured with The Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer and Pat Temple, and has performed with Jeff Healey, Dan Aykroyd, Willie P. Bennett, Jack Mahieu, Alex Pangman, Maria Muldaur, and Toronto’s Swing Gang, among countless others. Spencer has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean, MUCHmusic and CMT. A resident of Kingston for several years, Spencer keeps busy playing with numerous local bands such as Bloom, Pico de Gallo, Ghetto Xpress, The River Cats and various jazzy combos.

SEAMUS COWAN plays the low bass and sings the high notes…Kind of strange but it works. He has played all kinds of music in his career so he fits right in.

ANDY LOVE has a solid synergy with the boys. His drumming is some of the tastiest around and his ferocity is difficult to tame, behind the kit that is. He has performed with Spencer for over 30 years now and has a brotherly connection with him on stage. He is also very lyrical in his playing style as well as the fact that he sings as well! Together, the trio are a powerful combination!

JAZZ NIGHT will continue EVERY THURSDAY from the May Long Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend. The Trio plays select dates throughout the year and is available for special events and weddings and more! Contact Spencer Evans at for more information.

Date :
Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 8-10pm

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

Contact :
(613) 273-3636 or visit

Westport Spring Fashion Show


Spring Fashion Show: A Westport Fashion Show in Memory of Deborah Waddell.

$30 +HST Includes admission, lunch, dessert, coffee/tea/non-alcoholic beverage with $5 Donation to P.A.W.S. (Preventing Another Westport Stray – Contact Ken Rose @ Lake Effects).
Tickets Available at The Cove 613.273.3636 and Jake by the Lake: Life is Good 613.273.8292


About Organizer:

Jake by the lake is the first Life is good Shoppe in Canada(Westport, Ontario). We opened our doors on April 4, 2008-John’s Birthday! A great way to celebrate the 40’s. Owners: John and Cynthia Pringle
Cost: $30.


Date :
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 12pm to 2pm

Event location :
The Cove Country Inn, 2 Bedford St., Westport, Canada

Contact :

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.



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

Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society


RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents speaker Joanna Kowalczyk – The Art and Science of Pruning starting at 7:15pm at the Portland Community Hall. All Welcome! ($5.00 admission for non-members)

The Society provides free refreshments and door prizes, as well as information and advice on all your gardening needs.

Opening in 2000, with only one section of the debris-filled foundation of a collapsed dairy barn cleared and a few newly planted gardens, the Walls have gone on to create a destination that provides a unique gardening experience.

Finding the weather in our area to include fairly significant droughts and hot spells, the Walls decided to focus on long-blooming, drought tolerant, lower maintenance succulents and alpines. They seek rare and unusual seeds from around the world and not normally found in the retail trade, which they germinate, grow in their gardens and observe for a year before offering to their customers. They also offer workshops in hypertufa containers and decorative leaf art, which you can use as water features, birdbaths, planting containers and stepping stones.

Judy Wall trained in Horticulture at University of Guelph and is a Lanark County Master Gardener. She is the Past President of the Ottawa Valley Rock Garden and Horticultural Society, and a member of the North American and Ontario Rock Garden Societies.

Date :
May 4, 2016 at 7.15 p.m

Location event :
24 Water St, Portland, On. (Portland Community Hall)

Contact :
John Carley 613-359-6031

Welcome to Summer 2015!!!

Over the month of December we launched *Sweet and Savoury at Stepping
Stone*. We had a variety of truffles and baked goods for sale during the
Westport Christmas Home Tour. In the future look for our holiday inspired

*Registration is now open!*

The planning for this summer is well underway. We have a variety of
all-inclusive weekends scheduled, including Wellness Weekends, Poetry
Weekends and Spa Retreats.

We suggest early registration to confirm participation. We are offering few
spaces to allow us to provide specialized care and attention to each guest.
There are limited spaces are available and they will quickly fill up.

These weekends can and will include accommodation, home-cooked, healthy
meals and all activities, discussions and topics covered during the
weekend. There will be relaxation time each day to unwind, relax or visit
the nearby shops in the village of Westport.

More information regarding each weekend can be found at:
Upcoming Events

To register please visit:
Workshop Registration

Open House for families new to IAWAH


Join us for the day!

Open House runs 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Designed for families new to IAWAH, the Open House provides you with the opportunity to see our site, meet some of our staff and try out some summer activities–the day is free and includes a BBQ lunch. If this is your child’s first time at IAWAH be sure to attend!

Returning families are encouraged to bring a family new to IAWAH.

May Events at The Old Stone Mill


    • Saturday, May 9 – A MOTHER’S DAY VICTORIAN TEA will be held on Saturday in the Old Town Hall from 2 pm to 4 pm. The tea will feature watercress and egg salad sandwiches, scones with butter, jam & cream, Empire cookies, Richmond Maid of Honour Tarts, Lemon Squares, Banbury Tarts, Fruit Cake, Tea, milk, sugar, lemon. Period costume fashion show and more. Treat your Mum to something special. Tickets only $20. For Advance Tickets please contact Cathy Livingston 613-928-2796 or by email
    • Saturday, May 16 – SEASON OPENING OLD STONE MILL – Old Stone Mill opens for the season – 10 am to 5 pm daily


    • Saturday & Sunday, May 23-24 – MILLING DEMONSTRATION – the millwheels will be turning in the mill, starting at 1 pm, grinding heritage Red Fife wheat into flour. Come out and see how high quality flour is made.


    • Saturday & Sunday, May 23-24 – BROCKVILLE DOORS OPEN – featuring tours of the Old Stone Mill, a Ploughman’s Lunch at the Old Town Hall (11:00 am to 2:00 pm), plus milling and blacksmithing demonstrations starting at 1:00 pm. The Ploughman’s Lunch will feature Stone Mill Bread, Homemade Chutney and other delectables for only $8.00. Come out, enjoy a nice lunch, take a tour of the mill, watch a blacksmith ply his art and see how flour used to be made.

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