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Westport Film Society presentation of a movie starring Jim Carrey

Westport Film Society

Join us Friday night (19th February) at 6:30 pm in Westport at the United Church Hall for the Westport Film Society presentation of a movie starring Jim Carrey and directed by Peter Weir about a man who realizes his life is a reality tv show.

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Westport Winter Carnival 2016

Winter Carnival Poster 3


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.

Bay Frost Fest

Bay Frost Fest

Come and join us as our Community comes together February 5-7 throughout the day, to celebrate the Season and   enjoy the many Events surrounding this Weekend Winter Festival.

Entertainment, outdoor and indoor activities

Bavarian Curling, Antique Snowmobile Show, Skating on the Bay, Volleyball Tournament, Ball Hockey, Fabulous Frosty Challenge, wagon & horse-drawn sleigh rides, Trevor Walsh, Adam Knapp & Kickback, Crafts Sale, Silent Auction, Heritage Video, Quilts Show, Bingo, Books Sale, Gospel Fest, Old Time Fiddlers, Fortune Teller.

Kids Stuff

Fabulous Frosty Challenge, Skating on the Bay & other outside activities, indoor kids games & crafts, get your picture taken with the Penguin…


Pie Bake Off, Chili Contest, Free Hot Chocolate & Hot Dogs on the Bay, Pancake & Lumberjack Breakfasts, Penguin Tailz, $8 Meal Deals, Roast Beef Dinner…

Make sure you pick up a FROST FEST BUTTON at any of our local businesses for $2.00. A chance to win many wonderful prizes, PLUS get discounts on events during the weekend.


Entries due by 25th January

Places for event :

At various locations throughout the Village, in the Park, at the Dock, in the Community Halls, Legion and Churches.

Family Day in Canada – Febryary 15th


Family Day is observed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan on the 15th of February. In British Columbia, Family Day falls on the second Monday of February. Family Day gives families the chance to spend time together. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

Activities to discover during that day…

On Family Day, many people plan and take part in activities aimed at the whole family. These include visiting art exhibitions, watching movies, skating on outdoor ice rinks, playing board games and taking part in craft activities.

As the weather is usually very cold in February, hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies are popular snacks. Other people use the long weekend as an opportunity for a short winter break or to travel to visit family members or friends.

Public Life

In the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia many people have a day off work and schools are generally closed on Family Day. Many businesses and organizations are closed, but post offices may be open. Public transport services may run to their usual or reduced timetables.

In the province of Manitoba, the third Monday of February is a general holiday, known as Louis Riel Day. Many people have a day off work and school and many businesses, organizations and stores are closed. In some communities, stores are open after noon. Public transport services may run to Sunday or holiday timetables. In rural areas, there may be no services.

Background history of the « family day »

Family Day was first held in Canada in the province of Alberta in 1990. It is supposed to reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who founded Alberta, and give workers the opportunity to spend more time with their families. Family Day was introduced in Saskatchewan in 2007 and in Ontario in 2008. British Columbia observes Family Day as a statutory holiday for the first time in 2013. One of the reasons for introducing Family Day was that there was a long period when there were no holidays from New Year’s Day until Good Friday.



2PANCAKE SUPPER – February 9

Tri-Church Pancake Supper at LOMBARDY FAIR GROUNDS.

Call 613-284-1177 for information



Shrove Tuesday Dinner at ST.MARY’S, NEWBORO. Ham and scalloped potato dinner with pancakes for dessert – 2 sittings at 5pm and 6:15pm. For information and tickets, call Joan Wright 613-272-2393

Township of Rideau Lakes – February 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


Some Kind of Choir


WAC is starting a community choir! If you love to sing, join us Sunday afternoons at Stepping Stone for choir practice. There are no auditions, reading music is not a requirement and sign up is easy!

Starting 7 February 2016

Sundays from 2:30-4:30 pm

328 Centreville Road, Westport (Stepping Stone)

Concert in May


Love to sing just for the love of it! Join us Sunday’s starting Feb 7th for this new community choir. No auditions and no experience necessary.

For more information visit

Film Society Movie Night


Westport Film Society is screening an academy award winning film starring Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek.

Directed by David Lynch.


Jan 21st at 6:30 pm at the United Church Hall Westport Ontario.

More info contact