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Mother’s Day Saturday Afternoon Tea – May 9

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“Mrs. Walter Denaut”

Invites you to Afternoon Tea

Mother’s Day Saturday, May 9, 2015

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Old Town Hall – Delta
Cost per person $20.00

Come and Bring Your Mother, Grandmother, Auntie or any special Lady you love and join us for this special Afternoon Tea served with Savoury Tea Sandwiches and Delectable Sweets (Historic Dress or Hat optional)

“Mrs Walter Denaut” will explain the traditions of the Victorian Afternoon Tea, and share a little about living in Delta in the mid 1800’s.

Also included will be a “Parade of Fashions From The Past”

For Advance Tickets please contact Cathy Livingston
at 613-928-2796
or email cathy.livingston@sympatico.ca
or any of the Directors on the DMS
or call 613-928-2584 (office)
or email The Delta Mill Society: deltamillsociety@bellnet.ca

Seeley’s Bay Frost Fest

frost festPlanning for the Frost Fest has begun, if you would like to come and volunteer or help us plan this years activities then join us every Saturday starting at 9am in the Seeley’s Bay Retirement Home.

The Frost Fest promises to be the most fun you’ll have in February. There will be hockey games, outdoor activities and of courses places to go and get cozy and warm.

The Frost Fest takes place from February 5-7. Good fun for the whole family! Don’t miss out, come out and enjoy winter at the Seeley’s Bay Frost Fest.

For more information visit the Frost Fest website.

Blues on the Rideau Series at The Cove Inn, Westport

Terry GillepsieA last call reminder that the famous BLUES ON THE RIDEAU SERIES @ THE COVE INN, WESTPORT kicks off the 2012/13 Season – our 8th year! – this Friday, OCTOBER 26 with the TERRY GILLESPIE BAND and THERE ARE STILL A FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE.

It’ll be quite a night. Terry has been one of the seminal artists on the Ottawa blues scene since he moved here from Detroit in the 1960’s and he’s still going strong. He and his band represented the Ottawa Blues Society at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis last January and made it to the semi-finals from among 200 entrants. His unique blend of blues, reggae, country and jazz is infectious and fun. Bring your dancing shoes and wear a costume if you like – it’s a HALLOWEEN PARTY and there are prizes for the best ones.

If you’re not familiar with Terry’s music visit www.terrygillespie.ca or go to www.bluesontherideau.ca – 2012/13 Season. You’ll find Bios, YOU TUBES and song clips on all the artists that will be performing at the Series this year – including Terry.

Grab your significant other and enjoy a night out of great Blues, food, dance and drink. Dinner & Show is only $60 and each BOTR show supports a different Westport good cause. This one is for the Lucy Drysdale Memorial Scholarship Fund. There are still a COUPLE OF ROOMS LEFT at The Cove and nearby B&B’s if you want to stay over.

Advance Reservations are required. Call THE COVE at (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN and book now!

The 2012/13 Season Line-Up Announced for Blues on the Rideau at The Cove Inn

Blues on the Rideau 2012The popular ACOUSTIC BLUE SUNDAY Summer Series just ended at THE COVE INN in Westport with a fabulous performance by Juno Award nominee TREASA LEVASSEUR. Now its time to look forward to another great season of BLUES ON THE RIDEAU at THE COVE.

Celebrating its 8th year BOTR has become one of the premier Blues Series in the country. The combination of a delicious buffet dinner and dancing to some of Canadas best blues bands in the friendly, intimate setting of The Cove has proven to be a real winner. Proceeds from every show go to support different local charities. $38,000 has been raised since the Series started and another $7,000 is expected this year.

Its another great Line-Up for 2012/13  a combination of the most popular acts whove played the Series previously and some exciting new talent.  The 2012/13 Season starts October 26 and will continue once a month until May (excluding December). There will be a total of 11 shows this year   2 two-night stands (Friday & Saturday) and 3 singles (Friday only). Most occur on the third weekend of the month. Times are the same for all shows  7 to 11 pm. Despite increased costs the ticket price will remain the same as last year – $60 which includes a full course buffet dinner, dancing and a donation to the charity.

2012/13 LINE-UP  – our 8th season!

October 26 – TERRY GILLESPIE BAND

From Vankleek Hill, ON – a very talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Terry learned the Blues growing up in Detroit watching greats like Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker perform. He moved to Ottawa in 1968 and helped establish the Blues scene there with his great band “Heavens Radio”. His hot trio now consists of him on guitar and vocals with Wayne Stoute on drums and Lyndell Montgomery on bass – they were semi-finalists at the 2012 Memphis International Blues Challenge. Keyboardist Peter Measroch will join them for this show.

PROCEEDS TO THE LUCY DRYSDALE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

November 16 & 17 – FATHEAD

From Toronto – one of Canada’s best loved Blues bands for over 20 years led by harmonica/sax player/singer Al Lerman and the great John Mays on lead vocals with Teddy Leonard on guitar, Omar Tunnoch on bass, and Bucky Berger on drums. This band has won 2 Juno Awards & multiple Maple Blues Awards over its career and every player has won a Maple Blues Award in their instrument category at least once. A superb blend of blues R&B, funk and soul.

PROCEEDS TO FRIENDS OF FOLEY MOUNTAIN & WESTPORT FOOD BANK

January 18 – CONOR GAINS BAND

From Cambridge, ON – an incredible young guitarist/singer/songwriter (only 19 years old!) with a very tight band who has already played prestigious events like the Montreal International Festival de Jazz and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis to standing ovations. He has a great new album out full of original songs. A rising young star on the Canadian Blues scene. Its his first visit to BOTR at The Cove.

PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU WATERWAY LAND TRUST

February 15 & 16 – THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS

From Toronto – 6 players from two of Canada’s most famous Blues bands  DOWNCHILD & FATHEAD – wow! Chuck Jackson (vocals &harp), Teddy Leonard (guitar), Michael Fonfara (keyboards), Pat Carey (sax), Gary Kendall (bass) and Mike Fitzpatrick (drums). Both bands have won Junos and everyone in the band has won a Maple Blues Award in their instrument category at last once. Are you ready for some Big Time Blues?

PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU VISTA & ST. EDWARDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

March 15 & 16 – JACK DE KEYZER BAND

From Toronto – Canada’s “King Of The Blues” – singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire.  A 2X Juno Award & 7X Maple BluesAward winner. “The finest Blues guitarist in Canada” according to the late, great Jeff Healey. This is Jacks 4th visit to The Cove and he always rips it up. One of the most popular acts to ever play the Series.

PROCEEDS TO EASTER SEALS EASTERN ONTARIO & HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

April 19 & 20  DAVID ROTUNDO BAND w. JULIAN FAUTH

From Toronto – A Blues Superduo with multiple Maple Blues Award winning singer/songwriter and harp player David Rotundo along with Juno award winning singer/songwriter piano player Julian Fauth. Their show at BOTR last April was so good we just had to have them back! High energy “tear the house down” Blues from two of the best. 

PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT IN BLOOM & WESTPORT LIBRARY

May 17 – ROBIN BANK$ BAND

From Toronto – a dynamite vocalist and 3X Maple Blues Award nominee Robin sings Blues, Soul and R&B equally well with passion, power and clarity. Over the years shes lived in Chicago, Memphis and Texas playing alongside Blues greats like Sam Myers, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Junior Watson. Now shes back in Toronto and about to do a new album produced by Duke Robillard who has stated that “Robin Banks has got soul, class and most of all, good taste”.

PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU DISTRICT MUSEUM

DINNER & SHOW $60

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

1-888-COVE-INN or (613) 273-3636

WELL-PRICED ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE COVE AND NEARBY B&Bs

More information including LINKS to artists websites, YOU TUBES & song samples from each of them can all be found at www.choosetheblues.ca

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE is produced by CHOOSE THE BLUES PRODUCTIONS, Kenmore Ontario

Summer Yoga for Every Body

YogaRideau Lakes Yoga~ “Summer Yoga For Every Body” starts THIS WEEK!
Thursday, 6:00 at LION’S CLUB HALL, Westport!
From JUNE 28 – AUG 2
Summer Special: Pay as you go for $10 a class! 10% goes to Lion’s Club!

Last summer we enjoyed the beautiful beach front view and the sounds of the birds whether we did yoga on the privacy of the patio or in the spacious hall. If you did not get a chance to experience this gorgeous setting last summer come give yourself a treat. www.rideaulakesyoga.com

Get ready for good stories

They’ll have you on the edge of your seat. Four well-known Canadian mystery writers will be in Westport on Sunday, Oct. 25 to read from their work. Giles Blunt, Barbara Fradkin, Mary Jane Maffini and John Moss will read their excerpts in the fine acoustics of Westport’s United Church from 1 to 5 p.m. This second annual “Writers Reading” is sponsored by the Westport Arts Council.

Last Call for Curley & Chris Show October 17/18, 2008

STILL TICKETS LEFT FOR CURLEY & CHRIS OCT 17/18 – STEVE STRONGMAN IN NOV

This is Last Call for CURLEY BRIDGES & THE CHRIS WHITELEY BAND playing BLUES ON THE RIDEAU at THE COVE INN, WESTPORT ON this coming Friday and Saturday nights, October 17 & 18. Either one of these artists is worth the price of admission on their own. It’s the opening Show of the 2008/09 Season and promises to be a very special one. There are still excellent seats available for both performances.

At age 74 CURLEY BRIDGES is one of the best boogie-woogie blues piano players from the old school still playing. His career goes back to the ’40’s and ’50’s when he backed blues legends like Billie Holiday and Frank Motley. Curley’s mastery of the keyboards is matched by a great baritone voice and a joyful, high energy delivery. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this man – we don’t know how many more chances we’ll get!

6X Juno Award nominee CHRIS WHITELEY is one of Canada’s most versatile blues musicians equally adept at songwriting, producing and playing – guitar, harmonica, trumpet and vocals. In a career spanning over 4 decades he has backed some of the best known artists in Canada and the U.S. as well as developing a strong solo and studio career. Most recently he paired up with beautiful vocalist Diana Braithwaite (Chris & Diana w. band played BOTR @ The Cove in March 2007 and gave a tremendous Show) producing two excellent albums in tribute to the Bluebird Records classics of the ’30’s and ’40’s – “Morning Sun” in 2007 and the just released “Night Bird Blues”. This is one of the last performances Chris will be doing before he and Diana leave for a lengthy tour of Europe, the U.K. and Russia.

They are backed by consummate, veteran musicians – Victor Bateman on bass with Bucky Berger on drums (Friday) and Bob Vespaziani (Saturday). Rumour has it that we may also have a Special Guest joining the band for a few numbers. Come and find out who!

Proceeds from the Shows go to help support Rideau Vista Elementary School (Friday) and St. Edward’s Elementary School (Saturday)

Tickets are only $55 pp (tax in) and include a delicious Cove Inn buffet dinner, dancing and a Show to remember. Call The Cove now to reserve (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN

Last Call for Curley & Chris Show October 17/18, 2008

STILL TICKETS LEFT FOR CURLEY & CHRIS OCT 17/18 – STEVE STRONGMAN IN NOV

This is Last Call for CURLEY BRIDGES & THE CHRIS WHITELEY BAND playing BLUES ON THE RIDEAU at THE COVE INN, WESTPORT ON this coming Friday and Saturday nights, October 17 & 18. Either one of these artists is worth the price of admission on their own. It’s the opening Show of the 2008/09 Season and promises to be a very special one. There are still excellent seats available for both performances.

At age 74 CURLEY BRIDGES is one of the best boogie-woogie blues piano players from the old school still playing. His career goes back to the ’40’s and ’50’s when he backed blues legends like Billie Holiday and Frank Motley. Curley’s mastery of the keyboards is matched by a great baritone voice and a joyful, high energy delivery. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this man – we don’t know how many more chances we’ll get!

6X Juno Award nominee CHRIS WHITELEY is one of Canada’s most versatile blues musicians equally adept at songwriting, producing and playing – guitar, harmonica, trumpet and vocals. In a career spanning over 4 decades he has backed some of the best known artists in Canada and the U.S. as well as developing a strong solo and studio career. Most recently he paired up with beautiful vocalist Diana Braithwaite (Chris & Diana w. band played BOTR @ The Cove in March 2007 and gave a tremendous Show) producing two excellent albums in tribute to the Bluebird Records classics of the ’30’s and ’40’s – “Morning Sun” in 2007 and the just released “Night Bird Blues”. This is one of the last performances Chris will be doing before he and Diana leave for a lengthy tour of Europe, the U.K. and Russia.

They are backed by consummate, veteran musicians – Victor Bateman on bass with Bucky Berger on drums (Friday) and Bob Vespaziani (Saturday). Rumour has it that we may also have a Special Guest joining the band for a few numbers. Come and find out who!

Proceeds from the Shows go to help support Rideau Vista Elementary School (Friday) and St. Edward’s Elementary School (Saturday)

Tickets are only $55 pp (tax in) and include a delicious Cove Inn buffet dinner, dancing and a Show to remember. Call The Cove now to reserve (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN

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