Press Release announcing 2022/23 Season of Blues On The Rideau at The Cove Inn, Westport ON

Exciting news!

The BLUES ON THE RIDEAU Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series at THE COVE INN Westport Ontario proudly announces its Line-Up for the 2022/23 SEASON and what a Line-Up it is – arguably our best ever. Blues, Rock, Soul, Funk and R&B as good as it gets by Canada’s best artists.

October 28 *     SAMANTHA MARTIN



January 20 & 21  JACK DE KEYZER


March 24 *   DAVID GOGO




* indicates that a second night may be added if there are enough advance reservations and the artists are still available at the time.

More details including Artists’ Bios, websites and YouTubes at

Proceeds from all shows go to support local charities/good causes.

DINNER & SHOW $100 (plus HST)

Includes a delicious full course dinner, the show, dancing, Door Prizes and donation to charity

7-11 pm for all nights

And yes the ticket price has gone up. It had to. EVERYTHING has gone up in price over the past two years especially food costs. We have also increased the amount we are paying the artists – and they’re worth every penny – to help offset the past two years of hardship they have suffered due to COVID. When you consider the fact that a delicious full course dinner is included, some of the proceeds are going to help out local charities/good causes and  the quality of the artists – truly Canada’s best – and being able to see them in the small, friendly, intimate setting of The Cove BOTR is still one of the best entertainment values in the country!


Call The Cove 613-273-3636 or email

BOOK NOW – The Cove has a limited capacity and most BOTR shows sell out in advance.

If life changes cancellations or changes to reservations will be accepted up to one week prior to show date without penalty.

ACCOMMODATION is available at The Cove, nearby B&B’s and the Westport Station Motel for those who what to stay over but again – BOOK EARLY  – there are a limited number of beds in town and they usually all sell out on BOTR nights.

Note: If COVID returns causing shutdowns or reduced capacity then the shows will have to be cancelled and rescheduled. Check with The Cove closer to show dates to confirm.

Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions in cooperation with The Cove Inn and is sponsored by Jacob’s Creek Wineries, Perth Brewery, DAWG, Lake 88 radio Perth, The Black Dog Inn Westport and the Ottawa Blues Society whom we gratefully thank for their support.

Kimchi Fermentation & Food Preservation Workshop with Miss Bao Restaurant

Kimchi Fermentation & Food Preservation Workshop


by No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment.

Kimchi Fermentation & Food Preservation Workshop with Bellen Tong from Miss Bao Restaurant in Kingston

About this event

Summary: Join us for a Fermentation and Food Preservation Workshop with the Miss Bāo crew! In this workshop we will be making Miss Bāo’s Vegan Kimchi and Szechuan Pickled Vegetables using No.9 Gardens seasonal harvests. You will learn to make your own fermented vegetables using different preservation techniques and leave with jars of preserved deliciousness with you. Come out and have fun with us! The address is 1516 Summers Road, Rideau Lakes, ON, which is about a 40 minute drive North of Kingston on Hwy 15.

About No.9 Gardens: Your registration directly supports our programs and helps us fulfill our mission of empowering youth and the general public to lead a revolution in building sustainable communities. No.9 Gardens is focused on educating people about the importance of a strong, local, resilient food system. We work with volunteers to grow fresh nutritious produce for those most in need.

No.9 Gardens is a 50-acre charitable educational facility, located north of Kingston. No.9 Gardens is situated on many traditional territories including Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-bay), Mississauga, Algonquin, and the Wendake-Nionwentsïo nations. We are grateful to be able to offer the public these lands to live, learn, and play on.

No.9 Gardens was created to educate youth to empower and lead a revolution in building resilient communities. We act as a hands-on teaching facility and lab for the research and implementation of innovative projects and practices. We focus on low carbon communities, sustainable lifestyles, resilient local food systems and reconciliation. I urge you to check out No.9’s website for more information and updates:


Date :
August 29, 2021 from 11am to 1pm

Event location :

1516 Summers Rd, Rideau Lakes, Ontario – Rideau Lakes, ON K0E 1N0, Canada

Contact :

Borgin & Benni Live at The Cove


Borgin and Benni return to The Cove’s outdoor patio on July 16th and August 23rd from 5-8pm.

Borgin and Benni have been performing together and in their own right for the past 8 years. With influences ranging from modern pop to classic rock, motown and jazz, and a wide variety of songs in their repertoire, surprises are abundant and a fun, off-the-cuff night of entertainment is guaranteed! Follow them on social media, @generalburkie and @benni.vander to follow their adventures!


Date :
August 23, 2021 from 5 to 8pm

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

Contact :
(613) 273-3636 –

Head Over Heels at The Cove


Head Over Heels return to The Cove’s outdoor patio every Sunday from 5-8pm.

HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter. He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle.

Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas.

He released a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!


Date :
August 22, 29, 2021 from 5pm to 8pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St

Contact :

Wednesday Washer Toss at the Legion


Wednesday night Washer Toss is back at the Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch 542. This fun night starts Wednesday August 4th and everyone is welcome. COVID-19 rules of play will be in effect, and pre-registration is required as numbers are capped.

To pre-register, please contact Catherine Collings at (239) 200-4367 or

Sign in starts at 6:45pm each Wednesday, with play commencing at 7pm.

Cost: $3.


Date :
August 18 & 25, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm

Event location :

The Legion Branch 542
10099 County Road 10
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Event location:

What’s Cooking from Home

dish on white ceramic plate


What’s Cooking from your own kitchen! Join our Registered Dietitian Kate and other food-lovers in your community.  We meet on Zoom twice a month.  Old favourites and new food adventures – the recipes are based on the contents of the Good Food Box, and other local and seasonal ingredients.


Date :
August 17, 2021 from 1pm to 3pm

Event location :
Virtual event

Contact :

Country Roads Community Health Centre

Email Kate for details

Pop-Up Yoga in the Park


Join us for a free all-level outdoor morning yoga class (weather permitting) at a park in the Township. Bring a mat or towel and a water bottle.Classes are first come first seated. COVID-19 regulations will be followed. Classes will be held at 9:30 am Saturdays throughout the month of July and August. Classes will run for 45 minutes to 1 hour.


Date :
August 14, 2021, from 9:30am to 10:30am

Event location :
Township of Rideau Lakes

Contact :

Visit the Westport Market


Westport Market returns for the 2021 season from 9am to 2pm, each and every Saturday throughout the summer. Open from May 22nd to September 4th. Come join us! Want to be a vendor?

Haven’t been to the Westport Market before? Here are a few photos we took from opening day. You can expect even more vendors, and a coffee cart courtesy The Cottage Coffee House. Walking the market with a coffee and a baked treat to nibble on is surely to be a highlight this year. See you Saturday!


Date :
August 14, 2021, from 9am to 2pm

Event location :
38 Concession Street

Contact :
Contact us at

Watercolour Westport


Visit Our Model Home

Our model home is ready and you’re invited to come and see the Charleston Bungalow. The future of construction is here in Westport, where every home is being constructed Net Zero Energy Ready. Designer finished, cottage style and decorated for timeless stylish enjoyment in Eastern Ontario’s Premier waterfront village. No appointments needed. Just drop by daily between 9am and 5pm!

Date :
August 13, 2021 – 9am to 5pm

Event location :
Concession Street (temporary entrance)
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada


Play, learn & Storytime KIN Park

woman reading with girl while lying on orange and white floral picnic mat



Play, Learn & Storytime

Date :
August 12, 2021, from 10am to 12noon

Event location :
KIN Park – Township of Rideau Lakes,

2311 Harlem Rd, Portland, ON K0G 1V0, Canada

Contact :