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Westport Winter Carnival 2016

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The Winter Carnival this year will be spread over 2 weekends.

The first weekend, Saturday Feb.6/2016 begins with the Westport Lions Club Pond Hockey
Tournament. It takes place on Sand Lake at The Lions Club beach if you are interested in participating
contact Bob Reddick at 273-3499.
There will be food and drink and lots of outdoor family fun

The second weekend, begins Friday Feb.12/2016, at The Westport Community Center with our own
Westport Jr. B Rideaus taking on The Brockville Tiki’s. The Theme is ” fill the rink”.
Before the Game, there will be a Special Presentation to FOTA from Aviva. $50,000 dollar Cheque.
In addition, FOTA will be honoring its many Supporters and Volunteers.
Watch for the Mayors Challenge……it should be a blast.
Lots of Draws and Prizes

Saturday Feb. 13/2016, opens up with The 29th Annual Wolf Lake Howl Fishing Derby
Ontario Free Fishing Weekend…no license required for Ontario Residents.
Pike, Pickerel,Ling and Perch categories.
Cash and Draw Prizes.
Tickets available at: Norris Live Bait, Kudrinko’s , Bennett Bait and Tackle in Smith Falls and Wings Live Bait in Lynhurst
$15.00 Dollars per person, children under 12 free.
Final Weigh In will be at 3 PM on Saturday afternoon.
Canteen available
Hey, if you have not tried ice fishing this is your chance to get it off your bucket list. Talk about Family Fun !!!!

Sunday Feb. 14/2016, opens up with the Westport Arts Council’s Winter Games
This Event takes place at the Westport Community Center’s Parking Lot .
Begins at 11 am with Horse and Wagon rides around the streets of Westport. 16 to 18 people per ride, no charge, donation only.
Hot food and beverage will be available outside until 4pm, thanks to John Pringle and Cottage Coffee House.
Also at 11, Westwinds Farm will provide a Petting Zoo and Pony Rides for the Kids to enjoy.
The Winter Games will begin at 1pm. These games consist of: Crosscut Sawing, Nail Hammering,Fresh Egg Maraton and Tug of war.
The teams will see: Business vs Business, Service Club vs Service Club, Fire Dept. vs Fire Dept., Seniors vs Seniors and last but not least
Kids vs Kids.
This will be an exciting afternoon.
Plaques already hang at Town Hall for the winners of last years events and those same plaques will awarded to the winners of this years Events
Everyone is invited back to the Cove at 4 pm for free live entertainment. (Shawn and Henry)
Also on Sunday: The Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch 542 Westport Presents: Sundary In the Country

Happy Valentine’s day.

Bring your Valentine to Westport’s own ” Sunday in the Country” with the one and only Jeff Code and his band Silver Wings.
Event gets underway 2 until 6 pm. $10 per person.
Light lunch served.

Monday Feb.15/2016, this Event takes place at North Crosby’s Shlington Park. 1 until 4 pm.
Outside: Skating and Snowshoeing
Inside: Crafts and Karaoke and Hot Chocolate.
Mayors Challenge, don’t miss it , should be fun

This Winter Carnival has been made possible by 7 different groups, that have come together to promote Westport and Area Winter carnival.
The Westport Arts Council
The Westport Lions Club
The Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Br. 542
The Wolf Lake Howl Group
The Westport Jr.B Rideaus
The Westport Parks and Rec Committee
The North Crosby Parks and Rec. Committee.

The Sponsor for this entire Event:: Jim Archambault and Rideau Valley Hearth and Home.
When you run into Jim, thank him for his support, we really appreciate it.

Seely’s Bay Red Canoe Festival

Red Canoe FestivalThis coming May 17 come down to Seely’s Bay for the Red Canoe Festival. There are a series of canoe and Kayak events, fitness events, a fishing tournament, and tons of activities for the little ones.

Shop in the Red Canoe Open Marketplace, enjoy a pancake breakfast or meal at Volunteer Firefighters BBQ.

So much to see and do, it’s going to be fun for the whole family! So don’t miss out, come to Seely’s Bay and stay for the whole day.

Bowfin and Pike Tournament 6am-3pm
Kayak 101 Clinic 8-10:30am
Legion Pancake Breakfast 8:30-10:30am
Spring Back into Motion 9-10:30am
Fisheroo Silent Auction 9am-3:30pm
Kids and Cops Fishing 9am-noon
Red Canoe Fest Marketplace 9am-3:30pm
Antique Boat Display 9am-3:30pm
The Art of Paddle Making 9am-3:30pm
Adventure – Paddle Smart Interactive Demonstration 9:30am onwards
Paddling for Fitness 11am-12:30pm
Paddle Pursuit 11am-1pm
Silent Poker Run 1:30-3:30pm
Uncle Waldo’s Wacky Tacky Variety Puppet Show 11-11:40am & 2-2:40pm
Volunteer Firefighters Chicken BBQ 4:30pm
Harmoniacs Singalong Seely’s Bay Legion 7-9pm

Victoria Day in the Villages

VDay in the Villages POSTER 2014This Victoria Day weekend, come out on Saturday, May 17 at 8:30am for VICTORIA DAY IN THE VILLAGES!

There will be various events in the villages around the township of Leeds & 1000 Islands to celebrate the start of summer!
Tour your way through the villages and enjoy!

In Seeley’s Bay there will be a number of events to take in including the Crafts & Trunk Sales; Paddling & Fishing; Giant Puppets; Food & More.

Travel to Lyndhurst for their community Yard Sales, Huge Plant Sale, and Sidewalk Sales.613.928.1196

Come down to Lansdowne for the LAFR Plant Sale, Mom to Mom Sale, Bake Sale, Trunk/Trailer/Tailgate Sale, and Sidewalk Sale.

Lastly, Rockport will be holding its Sidewalk Sale, Plant Sale, Lunch Cruise, Lobster Dinner, and Sunset Dinner Cruise.

These are great events


Looking for outdoor recreational activities that you can do this February? Fishing will be a great recreation! Fishing promotes exercise and a time to relax and reflect.


Go fishing at the Youth Fishing Derby. The fishing derby, to be held at Newboro Lake this coming February 10, 2013, is funded by Burtch’s Live Bait, the Newboro Recreation Committee and several merchants.


The Youth Fishing Derby will start at 1:00 PM with the presentation of awards at 4:00 PM. For more details, call Burtch’s Live Bait at 613-272-2388.