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Afiara String Quartet performing in Westport

8333075_origWhen: 2nd July, 06:30 pm

Where: at the Westport United Church, 27 Spring Street, Westport, Ontario

Tickets: $10 (children 12 and under – FREE)

In partnership with the Westport Arts Council,  the Centre for Creative Learning is hosting The Afiara String Quartet, Bon Teau String Quartet and Students from the OrKIDStra program located in Ottawa, Ontario.

If you would like to reserve seats please visit:

or call us at: 613-273-2226

Afiara is back in Westport!!

jul1 stJoin us at 8:00 PM on July 1st for a behind-the-scenes, intimate evening of chamber music at the beautiful Westport Centre for Creative Learning at Stepping Stone.

As part of a 2-day chamber music retreat, two young professional string quartets, mentored by the award-winning Afiara quartet, will workshop dynamic new programs that bring together classical music and other genres, before kicking off a casual chamber music reading session.

It is a donation accepted event. If you would like to reserve seats please visit:

or call us at: 613-273-2226


Wellness at the Centre for Creative Learning


When: May 29-31

*Feel better about yourself and let go of that lethargy!*

Spring has finally arrived. With spring comes our inevitable sense of
rejuvenation and renewal. Just in time you have the opportunity to attend
our Wellness Weekend, May 29 – 31. Fast forward your intention to increase
your fitness level, or to lose weight, or to discover ways to eat more
healthily, or all of the above! Be prepared to be inspired and to totally
amaze your beautiful self.

This weekend will include accommodation, home-cooked, healthy meals and all
activities, discussions and topics covered during the weekend. There will
be relaxation time each day to unwind, relax or visit the nearby shops in
the village of Westport.

*No accommodation 125 per person *
*Double occupancy with ensuite 350 per person *
*Single occupancy with ensuite 450 per person*

More information regarding this weekend can be found at: … vents.html

To register please visit: … ation.html

Afiara String Quartet

Afiara WeekendThe Wesport Centre for Creative Learning is pleased to inform you of a rare and aspirational event taking place at the WCCL, the renowned Afiara Quartet will be giving two performances at the former Stepping Stone Inn. This is an opportunity you will not want to miss. Please join us for an intimate private concert, gala reception and exquisite private dinner on the evening of Friday September 19 (with surprise guests), or join us for a more informal community performance of the Afiara Quartet the evening of Sunday September 21….or both as the performances will be quite different from one another.


The Afiara Quartet is a dynamic and award-winning ensemble, described as “a revelation” (La Presse) with performances balancing “intensity and commitment” and “frequent moments of tenderness” (Montreal Gazette). After residencies at The Juilliard School and San Francisco State University, the Afiara are currently Fellowship Quartet at the Royal Conservatory of Music. The ensemble is winner of the Young Canadian Musicians Award, Concert Artist Guild, Munich ARD, and Banff International String Quartet Competitions, including the latter’s Szekely Prize for the best interpretation of Beethoven. The Afiara has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, at such venues as Carnegie Hall’s Zankel and Weill Halls, the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Library of Congress in DC, Sao Paulo’s Museum of Modern Art, Pro Musica of San Miguel de Allende, London’s Wigmore Hall, Austria’s Esterhazy Palace, Munich’s Prinz Regenten Theatre, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, and the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Their relentless pursuit of beauty and discovery is documented in over 25 commissions of new music, new educational outreach initiatives for school children funded by the Ontario Arts Council, and projects with jazz virtuoso Uri Caine, Latin Grammy Award-winning producer Javier Limon, and ground-breaking scratch DJ, Kid Koala. The Afiara String Quartet takes it’s name from the Spanish ‘fiar’ meaning ‘to trust’ a basic element of the depth and joy of it’s music making.  Truly a unique event well worth attending.


Please review the attached options and let us know which you would like to reserve. You can reach us or by calling us at 613 273-2226. Check out the Afiara String Quartet at

Wellness Weekend


*Revitalize yourself before autumn begins*

*Friday August 22nd to Sunday August 24th afternoon! *

*An all-inclusive retreat weekend! *
The Westport Centre for Creative Learning is hosting our first Wellness

Join us in participating in a variety of wellness sessions!
* Have a personal massage provided by Sundari Day Spa
* Enjoy sunsets on the brand new deck
* Learn about balancing your pH levels through nutrition
* Relish yoga provided by Moongate Garden Yoga
* Relax with a refreshing morning swim in our large, secluded pool
* Squeeze in a workout and stretch routine with Clearfit Personal
* Rejuvenate with nature walks and absorb the beauty of the gorgeous
gardens, splendid waterfalls and serene pond
This magnificent weekend includes accommodation in unique, luxury suites or
rustic cabin rooms and of course – healthy, delicious meals

Single Occupancy ~ $650 ONLY $390

Double Occupancy ~ $550 ONLY $330

No Accommodation~$295 ONLY$177

Saturday only ~ $195 ONLY $117


you have just 24 hours to register!

WCCL Health and Wellness Event

ID-100221907*We have a very exciting event coming up on August 22nd – 24th. We are
hosting our first Wellness Weekend! Join us and be revitalized and
refreshed at this weekend retreat. Come and learn how your body, mind and
spirit can be well. We will offer you a range of wellness activities,
discussions and strategies. Healthy, delicious meals are included. This
unique Weekend is taking place at the centre amongst a beautiful natural
setting, gorgeous gardens, a pool and serene pond with waterfalls.*

*Activities** include: *

* *Yoga*

* *Massage*

* *Aromatherapy*

* *Zumba*

* *Nutrition*

* *Natural Remedies*

*And much more!!*

*When:**Friday August 22nd 7pm-9pm*

* Saturday August 23rd 9am-9pm*

* Sunday August 24th 9am-1pm*

*For those who require accommodation we offer unique luxury rooms with
private ensuite. *

*Cost: **Single occupancy with ensuite – $650*

* Double occupancy with ensuite – $550*

* No accommodation– $295*

*Sign up now before our spaces fill up! *


Motus O Dance Theatre

CCLNext weekend, July 26th and 27th, 2014 we are hosting *Motus O Dance
*Motus O* is nationally recognized dance troupe from Stouffville, Ontario.
They have traveled all across North America, Europe and Australia
performing various dance shows.

The founders of *MOTUS O Dance Theatre* believe that the art of dance can
and should inspire all sections of society thereby causing them to reflect,
examine and appreciate both the diversity of communities and the uniqueness
of individuals. The art of dance can help us perceive the world we live in.

On Saturday July 26th 10 am-4 pm, *Motus O’s *Artistic directors are
the workshop,
*Body in Motion- With FUN!*

You are invited to this introductory workshop on movement, designed for
self-expression and storytelling. A variety of motifs will be learned and
explored investigating time, space, shapes and flow always working within
the realm of one’s natural abilities. Individual, partner and group work
will be explored, inspiring moments of community and creativity. All skill
levels welcomed.

On July 27th 2 pm- 3:30 pm *Motus O* will be presenting one
of their most renowned shows,* Circus Terrifico*!

Come and enjoy the hilarious,exciting show! *Circus Terrifico *is a comical
dance performance about three circus performers boarding the train to their
next show. A case of vanishing tickets, however, thwarts their plans and
strands them on the platform. It takes every trick in the book (and their
suitcases!) to create an impromptu show to raise money for new tickets.
This is a hilariously energetic micro-version interpretation of the
ballets, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Bring the family! Light
refreshments will be included.

Tickets can be purchased online at: … ducts.html

Register for our workshops at: … ation.html

Center For Creative Learning Summer Workshops

Westport Ontario

Westport Centre for Creative LearningThe Center for Creative Learning has added two new workshops this July.

Come out and enjoy Tell Your Story!

Saturday, July 19 – 10am-4pm
Tell Your Story Storytelling & Personal Narrative with Catherine McCormick
Storytelling is a popular art form at live storytelling events and on radio shows and podcasts worldwide. It can also be used as a tool to improve your public speaking, voice, and personal narrative writing. This full-day workshop will introduce participants to the basics of telling a tale and a variety of storytelling techniques. Each participant will leave the workshop with one polished 5 minute story, as well as a pocketful of ideas for future performances, personal essays or memoirs.

Improvised Comedy for Fun & Creativity

Sunday, July 20 – 10am-4pm
Improvised Comedy for Fun & Creativity with Danz Altvater
Improvisation is a valuable tool for performers of all stripes as well as a fun, low-pressure way to start performing. Improv helps develop acting and writing skills, and can also build up one’s confidence, creative flow and public speaking ability. This workshop is designed to introduce people at all skill levels to the art of improvisation. Participants will get hands-on instruction in improv comedy through various exercises, games and scenework. Participants will end the day with a 20 minute performance open to friends and family.

This summer get out, meet new people, and foster new skills you didn’t know you had!

For more information visit

Westport Centre for Creative Learning

Westport OntarioExplore Rideau Lakes welcomes Westport Centre for Creative Learning to our local Rideau Lakes Directory. The Westport Centre for Creative Learning offers a variety of workshops, lectures, musical performances and early childhood music classes. It is a special place for creativity, learning, self discovery, wellness and joy. The Westport Centre for Creative Learning is located at 328 Centreville Road, Box 443, Westport, ON  K0G 1X0. Visit our Business Directory for a full list of vendors in the Rideau Lakes.