Posts tagged ‘Rideau Lakes’

Outdoor Concert – Vocal Legacy


An event sponsored by Carolina Retirement Suites. Transportation available from Westport to the park.

Rooted deeply in a rich legacy of Gospel music, Ron & Evelyn Snider and Terena Grice, together form Vocal Legacy, a name that defines this trio’s passion and purpose for singing the Good News.  Their musical style is Southern Gospel.  A mix of high energy songs and storytelling ballads showcase this group’s heart and musical ability at every concert.

Ron has been surrounded by Gospel Music for as long as he can remember.  His formative years were spent in Westport, ON around the family piano.  From age 13 he has been actively involved with music, singing with The Snider Family, Crimson River and today with Vocal Legacy.  Years of great memories and ministry have included more than a dozen recording projects.  Ron shares “I love to sing praises to our Lord and encourage others in their Christian walk”.

Evelyn grew up in Belleville, ON and has been active in music since her youth.  An accomplished pianist and teacher of piano, she has played for several groups including The Snider Family and Crimson River.  Her passion for people and a desire to make each day count for God has led her to be part of Vocal Legacy.  Her clear harmony vocals add a unique and distinct dimension to this team.  Evelyn loves spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren, Justin and Quinn.

Terena‘s musical journey took root at the age of 8 when she picked up her first guitar.  In 1997 she debuted as a gospel soloist in her hometown of Harrowsmith, ON and in 2005 joined Southern Gospel group Crimson River where her musical talent was showcased by several recording projects with the group.  In 2013 she joined with Ron and Evelyn Snider to form Vocal Legacy.  Her love for God and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others is at the very center of this singer’s heart.

Date :
August 17, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm

Event location :
Shillington Park – North Crosby, Westport, ON, Canada

Contact :
For more Info: Phone M Fyke 613-267-7000
Website :

Fiddlin’on the Rideau


WAC is proud to announce Fiddlin’ on the Rideau, a new amateur fiddling contest. Open to all age groups, musicians will audition and compete for cash prizes and the overall title that will be decided after the final round of competition during our popular MUSICwestport music festival.

Fiddlers must complete the registration form and read the competition rules to participate. Completed forms can be emailed, mailed or dropped off in person (see form for more details). Registration payments can be made online via PayPal or in the form a cheque. Same day auditions only if space allows.

Audition: 23 July 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  Westport United Church
Finals: 20 August 2016
$10 online Registration/$15 at auditions
Cash prize for top 3 per age group: <12, 13-17, 18-59, 60+


Please click on the registration form or rules to know more about this event.


Date :
Saturday, July 23, 2016 | all day


Event location :
Westport United Church, Spring Street, Westport, ON, Canada


Contact :

Songs, registration, rules & more info at

Delta Fair



Come and celebrate 186 years of the Delta Fair over four continuous days of fun, dedicated in memory of Linda Barker. The event is sponsored by the Delta Agricultural Society.

Located in the heart of Delta on the Agricultural grounds at 110, Mill Creek Drive in Delta. Enjoy the thrill of the World’s Finest Shows midway. There will be something for everyone including Agricultural Displays and Home Crafts Exhibits. There will be Live Entertainment on the main grandstand throughout the Fair.

Every day will include Children Activities such as the Mini King and Mini Queen Pageant, children races and a petting zoo. Delta Fair also will host the announcement of the Citizen of the Year as well as the Youth Award of Excellence. The four days will also be filled with a Horse Draw, livestock shows, a tractor pull and lawn mower races. Watch for advance sales for admission and midway passes.

Please visit this link for the detailed brochure :

Date :
July 21 – 24, 2016

Event location :
110 Mill Creek Drive in Delta

Contact :
For more information please go to our website, call us at 613-928-2800 or email at

North Crosby Heritage Festival



Tell Your Friends: Westport celebrates heritage on Saturday, July 16th.

at the North Crosby Community Centre 10am to 4pm, music, BBQ, heritage displays, demonstrations, children’s “old fashioned” games, storytelling and more. Join us as we explore the history of North Crosby, Westport and Newboro.  Share your personal artifacts for others to enjoy.  Check the Heritage Day Facebook page for a “trivia contest” and details of this event.

The Westport Heritage Festival features a select group of quality vendors selling art, crafts, gifts and food.

“The event celebrates our success as a village and as a community. Westport is a vibrant, vigorous town,” said Thacker. The festival provides a chance to showcase the area to new people coming from Ottawa and Kingston.

“Each year we marvel at the number of people that return. It’s been said before; nobody’s a stranger very long in Westport.”

Event organizers say that the festival may join other groups and become part of a larger committee for the celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

Date :
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Event location :
Westport, ON
Contact :
Westport Heritage Day Festival Committee
PO Box 284
Westport, ON
Contact Barb Lavoie for more information or to bring your items to this event by phone: 613-273-8177 or e-mail:

Family fishing week


Share your passion for fishing with your friends and family – Canadian residents can fish Ontario licence-free!

Ontario family fishing week are designated as OFFW license-free fishing days. Fish license-free! Take a friend fishing! Ontario Family Fishing Weekend (OFFW) events make it easy to try fishing in Ontario waters for the first time (or the first time in a long time).

The government of Ontario designates several days during which Canadian residents can fish license-free in any water body where fishing is allowed. During all other periods, most Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase an OUTDOORS card and a fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.

Participants fishing without a license must fish under the Conservation fishing license limits which are set out in the current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary. With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during license-free days. Printed copies of the summary are available at licence issuers and ServiceOntario Centres.


Date :

Saturday, July 2 at 12 a.m to Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 11.59 pm


Event location :

Rideau Lakes Ontario, Canada


Contact :

Tel. : (705) 748-6324 ext. 254

Website :

Stories & Songs at the Spring | Westport Arts Council


Join us at the Westport Spring for Stories and Songs. June 12 7pm FREE hour with Jeff Friesen and Stephanie Doornekamp. Sponsored by The Centre for Creative Learning.

Date :
Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 10 :40 am

Location event:
Westport, ON

Hoe Down in the Park | Westport Arts Council

How Down in the Park


Come help us celebrate 10 years, volunteers, sponsors and support. Teagan McLaren Band, pony rides, petting zoo, family games, food to purchase or bring your own! Loads of hoe down fun! June 18th 5-8pm.

Your Free Family Day in Westport!

Date :
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 5 to 8 p.m

Location event:
Westport, On

Stories and Songs | Westport Arts Council


Come join us for Stories & Songs at the Spring June 12 at 7pm. Free hour of storytelling by Jeff Friesen and music by Stephanie Doornekamp. Sponsored by Centre for Creative Learning.

Date :
June 12th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Location event:
Westport, ON

This weekend on INSIDE THE BLUES / Bill Johnson featured on CANADIAN BLUES SPOTLIGHT on BLUES ZEPPELIN / Lots of summer music at The Cove!

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Bringing you the best in Blues LIVE and On-air





Broadcast & streamed weekly:
Every Saturday 12-1 pm ET on
Repeated Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at the same time

Every Sunday 7-8 pm ET on CIDG 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa
Repeated Wed night 10-11 pm

All shows are also ARCHIVED after broadcast at
and can be listened to there at any time

PLAY LIST – June 4/5
Sponsored by The Cove Inn, Westport ON

A special tribute to STONY PLAIN RECORDS and its founder
HOLGER PETERSEN on the 40th Anniversary of the label

All songs off new STONY PLAIN 40 YEARS 3 CD Compilation/2016 Stony Plain Records

Eyes Like A Cat/Travis Phillips

Sit Right Here/Rosco Gordon

Bad Luck Blues/Billy Boy Arnold

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep/Mary Elizabeth Frye arranged & adapted by Harry Manx

It Takes Time/Otis Rush

Lost Love/Johnny V. Mills

Blue Light Boogie/Jesse Mae Robinson

Ain’t Gonna Do It/Dave Bartholomew & Pearl King

In My Girlish Days/Ernest Lawler

Thanks for listening!


Mark Stenzler’s BLUES ZEPPELIN, Switzerland

June 5 – 9-11 am ET (3-5 pm Swiss time) on
or catch one of the reruns

Featured artist this week – BILL JOHNSON


Singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonicist and music educator Bill Johnson was born in Halifax, spent a few years in Ottawa and Calgary and now lives in Victoria B.C.. He grew up listening to his older brother’s record collection of Blues, Rock and Country artists and lists Hank Willilams, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry as his major influences. Bill spent most of his teens studying guitar and played in a variety of different bands through the ’70’s and ’80’s but by the early ’90’s he began to focus exclusively on the Blues. He’s released four albums since then including his new one – “Cold Outside”. Over the years Bill has won a Blewzy Award and been nominated for a Juno and 4 Maple Blues Awards. Tune in to find out why!

CANADIAN BLUES SPOTLIGHT with James Doran is a 15 minute feature on some of Canada’s best Blues artists broadcast and streamed bi-weekly on
Mark Stenzler’s BLUES ZEPPELIN

Original: Sundays 9-11 am ET (3-5 pm Swiss time) on Radio RaBe Bern, SWITZERLAND

* The following Saturday 4-6 pm ET (10-12 pm Swiss time) on Radio LoRa Zurich, SWITZERLAND
* The following Saturday 3-5 pm ET on WRFI Community Radio Ithaca/Finger Lakes UPSTATE NEW YORK
* Twice a week on BLUES & ROOTS RADIO
Port Credit, ON CANADA – streaming globally

* All Spotlights are also ARCHIVED after broadcast on where they can be listened to at any time.

Thanks for listening!

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.