Posts tagged ‘Westport Ontario’

Wings ‘n Tunes + Open Mic with Shawn McCullough


Master guitar player/singer/alternative lyricist/showman/songwriter Shawn McCullough helps you break up your work week and give you a little social fix. Shawn has played and toured with Canadian Country star Jason McCoy (The Roadhammers) and has been a part of Telecaster supergroup The Telebastards featuring Steve Piticco, as well as a member of DoubleBack with Wade Foster and John Wilberforce. He is highly in demand as a session musician and sideman for his incredible skill, wit and stage presence. He has a solo record to his name “This is Me” and is currently performing with rising CMAO and CCMA nominated Country star Brea Lawrenson!

Hear the next best thing in the local music scene at the Open Mic! You can win a Gift Certificate to The Cove nightly with crowd response AND/OR get your name in the draw for a guitar at the end of each season of Wings ‘n Tunes and Rack ‘n Tunes.

Have a NIGHT out on the town with MUSIC and a pound of The Cove’s classic breaded WINGS with Fries or your choice of side for $17 + HST.


Date :
March 29, 2020 from 1 to 4pm

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

Contact :
Phone contact: (613) 273-3636


Brea Lawrenson & Shawn McCullough at the Cove!


The Best in Local Country Songwriting! Introducing their two new singles, “Roulette” by Brea and “Change” by Shawn AND more recently their two new brand new singles, “Hell Down Here” by Brea and “Sidewalk” by Shawn!”!
BREA LAWRENSON – CMAO Nominee for Female Artist of the Year and Rising Star! One of the 5 Most Played Canadian Female Country Artists! Her record #Brealieve had 6 Charting Songs!
“Brea Lawrenson is really the next big thing in Canadian Country music. “With You Whiskey” is going to connect with our audience immediately. Brea has captured the essence in this self-penned song with her honest and heartfelt performance. That’s what country music is about.” Joel Lamoureux (Country 101.1 Ottawa)

SHAWN McCULLOUGH – Former Guitarist to Jason McCoy and Plays with Brea! Country Guitar Picking Master and Passionate Singer! Mr. Wings/Rack ‘n Tunes! Solo record This Is Me! Just released “Change” on Sirius XM Radio.
“Shawn McCullough is a jaw dropping guitarist. His musical ideas are executed with fluidity and passion!” Wendell Ferguson (7xCCMA Guitarist of the Year)


Date :
Feb.22, 2020 from 7pm to 10pm

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

Contact :

What’s cooking in Westport!


Cook together in the community kitchen on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.  The 1st Tuesday is at the Free Methodist Church in Westport and the 3rd Tuesday is at Country Roads in Portland. For more information check out Facebook!

Join us to try new foods and recipes, share a meal, bring extras home, have a good time, and meet new people in your community. We pick the recipes together, focusing on local, seasonal, budget-friendly ingredients. Some months we have a specific cultural theme, a guest speaker from the community, or a special event.

The group is facilitated by Registered Dietitian, Kate Earl, from Country Roads Community Health Centre. We discuss different nutrition and food safety topics each month and members share healthy eating tips with each other.

The program is FREE. There is no cost to participate. We also offer free childcare. Please ask us if you need help with travel costs. All we ask from you is that you participate in the cooking (and clean up!), come ready to have fun, and be open to trying new foods.


Date :
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 10am to 1pm

Event location :
Free Methodist Church, Westport, ON

Contact :
Kate at 613-272-2799 X237


Summer Pot Luck Block Party


On Sunday September 1st at 5:30pm, the Village of Westport will be hosting a “Summer Pot Luck Block Party.” Join the party anywhere on Church St. between Bedford & Spring Streets. Bring your own table, chairs, friends and food. Put your table next to your neighbour’s and have a visit. There will be corn on the cob, music, and lots of friends!

This event will be a FOTA (Friends Of The Arena) fundraiser.


Date :
Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 5:30pm to 8pm

Event location :
Church St. Between Bedford & Spring Streets

Contact :
Website: and

Head Over Heels on the Patio


HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananaoque, Vocal/Guitar Duo) Bask in the sunshine with amazing entertainment! 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 recently releases a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly here at The Cove!


Date :
Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

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

Contact :
Website: or

Canoe Building Classes with Ted Moores


Learn strip-plank/epoxy construction while building an elegant, enduring canoe with Ted Moores. Ted is an innovative boat builder, author, teacher and small craft historian. His books, CanoeCraft and KayakCraft, have led thousands of builders through the process of building their own craft and are considered definitive resources on canoe and kayak construction.

Students will work in small teams building one or two boats during this intensive seven-day course. By week’s end, the boats will be up to the final sanding and varnishing stage, ready for the details that will personalize them for their new owners. The canoes and kayaks constructed during a course are raffled on the last day to interested builders for the cost of the materials.

The pace allows students time to confidently develop new skills and enjoy the comfortable satisfaction of doing good work. Ted will set attainable, yet high standards of craftsmanship that will have you feeling tired but satisfied at the end of each day.

Workshops are kept small to allow for individual attention to specific needs. Subjects covered include sharpening and maintaining hand tools, steam bending, laminating and a variety of basic woodworking/boatbuilding tricks and techniques that will be valuable in many different applications.


Date :
Sept 1-7, 22, 2019

Event location :
362 County Rd 10

Contact :

Township of Rideau Lakes – March events 2019

1BINGO Doors open at 6:00pm:  Elgin Lions Hall Thursdays ; Westport Legion-Upper Rideau Branch 542 – Mondays 



BRIDGE every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Elgin Municipal Complex.  Info 613-359-6192.



Delta Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 613-928-2712).
Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room on Mondays at noon (Doug Summers 613-359-5744)
Westport Upper Rideau Branch 542 – Thursday evenings (Joan Thompson 613-273-5613)


CHAFFEYS LOCK COMMUNITY HALL MARKET SQUARE every Sunday from late May to October.  Local craftspersons and artists.


8CLOGGING – at the Newboro Community Hall every Wednesday evening at 7pm and at the South Elmsley Municipal Complex (OPP Offices on Hwy 15) Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm. This is a fun way to exercise and expand your dance talents! Classes are $2 a class. Sponsored by the Newboro Recreation Committee. Cal Dorothy for details 613-272-8053.





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.


3COFFEE 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. 

Delta United Church:  Monday mornings from 8am to 10:30am  (Pat Philips 613-928-2712)
Elgin Municipal Complex Community Hall:  Friday mornings from 9:30am (Linda Carr 613-272-2227)
Morton – Morton Mug:  Tuesday mornings (Linda Gamble 613-876-3884)
Newboro Community Hall:  Wednesday mornings from 10am to Noon (Joan 613-272-2393)
Portland Community Hall: Thursday mornings (Betty James 613-272-2461)


COMMUNITY FARMERS BREAKFAST every 4th Tuesday at the Harmony Lodge in Philipsville starting at 8:00am. Sponsored by the Philipsville Masons, everyone is welcome. Contact Ross Hawkins for information 613-359-5833.


DELTA McMUFFIN LIGHT BREAKFAST every Saturday morning from 7:30am to 10am at Delta United Church. $5 will get you coffee with an egg & English muffin and a chance to meet your neighbours. Everyone is welcome. Call Arvin Riskie for info 613-928-2091.




Elgin Municipal Complex1st Friday of the month – 11:30am to 12:30pm soup and sandwiches. Pay-What-You-Can ( Linda Carr 613-272-2227)
Portland United Church:  4th Tuesday of every month – noon to 1pm (613-272-2002).




Elgin Lions Hall:   2nd Friday of the month combines their very popular Quiz Night with the spaghetti dinner (teams of 6 start the game at 7pm)
Portland Legion: 1st Friday of every month
Westport Upper Rideau Branch 542:  3rd Friday of the month



PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP meets the last Thursday of every month at 1:30pm at Rideau Community Health Services, 2 Gould Street, Unit 118, Smiths Falls.  Contact



VIBE: Venturing in Biblical Education, every Wednesday from April 13, 2016 – December 7, 2016.  Elgin United Church 10 am & Portland United Church 7 pm. Contact Rev. Takouhi (613) 272-8977 or

2017/18 Line-up for BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN announced!



Choose The Blues Productions is pleased to announce the Line-Up for the 2017/18 Season of Blues On The Rideau at The Cove Inn in Westport Ontario – our 13th year! – and in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday it’s a great one – all Canadian bands plus an American guest – Tas Cru.

BOTR @ The Cove has come to be recognized as one of the premier Blues Series in the country featuring some of Canada’s best artists (Juno and/or Maple Blues Award, Western Canadian Music Award and Quebec Lys Blues Award winners/nominees) – as well as a few American Special Guests. The shows take place in the friendly, intimate setting of this 140 year old classic country inn in one of the most beautiful villages in eastern Ontario – Westport – located on the shores of Upper Rideau Lake on the world famous Rideau Waterway only a 1.5 hour drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston, 2.5 hours from Syracuse, 3 hours from Toronto and Montreal.

The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St.  Westport, Ontario  K0G 1X0

This years Series features 10 shows in total – one a month from September through May (December excluded) including two 2 Night Stands – Jack de Keyzer in January and David Rotundo in May. All shows take place from 7-11 pm. The ticket price remains the same (for the fourth year in a row) – $65 (plus HST). That includes a delicious full course buffet dinner, door prizes, and dancing.

Proceeds from each show goes to support different local charities. To date over $64K has been raised for the Westport community with the goal of another $5K this season.

The always delicious Cove buffet

Enjoying their meal

Every BOTR show is a Fundraiser for a local charity

Cove audiences love to dance!

Standing ovations are the norm at BOTR shows

DAVID ROTUNDO BAND on a previous visit May 2014 with Cove Manager/bass player superb Seamus Cowan stepping in for a song. Davis is back this year for a 2 Night Stand May 11 & 12 and hes also doing an ACOUSTIC LUNCH w. Seamus on the Saturday so youll want to reserve for that too!

The artists love to play at BOTR – heres the ANGEL FORREST BAND from March 2016

– Angel is back to open the Series this year Sept 22


September 22 – ANGEL FORREST BAND (Montreal)

October 27 – BLACKBURN (Toronto)

November 24 – TAS CRU w. WICKED GRIN (NY State/Ottawa)

January 19 & 20* – JACK DE KEYZER BAND (Toronto) * 2 Night Stand



March 16 – SEAN PINCHIN BAND (Kitchener)

April 20 – BOOGIE PATROL (Edmonton)

May 11/12* – DAVID ROTUNDO BAND (Toronto/Mexico) * 2 Night Stand

FULL DETAILS on this years Series including ARTISTSS BIOS, LINKS TO THEIR WEBSITES and YOU TUBE videos  – as well as all THE CHARITIES being supported  can be found at – Click on 2017/18 Season

You can also download this year’s poster there.

More info on THE COVE INN can be found at

DINNER & SHOW is only $65 pp (plus HST)

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required and can be made at The Cove, by phone

1-888-COVEINN or 613-273-3636 or by email

ACCOMMODATION is available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s and theres a motel in town but book ahead. All the beds in town usually sell out on BOTR nights. 

Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions

in co-operation with The Cove Inn

Sponsored by: Perth Brewery , Jacob’s Creek Wines , DAWG FM Ottawa , LAKE 88 Perth and the Ottawa Blues Society

Some kind of Choir



If you love to sing just for the joy of singing come join us Sunday afternoons! For twelve weeks we will be gathering at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall to sing some of Canada’s greatest songs! Loads of fun! No auditions! All are welcomed! $50pp more info on our website westportartscouncil,com


Date :

Sunday January 22, 2017 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Event location :

Knox Presbyterian Church,

Westport, ON, Canada


Contact :

Name: westport arts council

E-mail :

Phone Number : (613) 2738788

Westport Public Library Board – Village of Westport


It’s hard to believe that the ‘house of books” now located at 3 Spring Street was originally housed in an abandoned butcher shop, lacking electricity and indoor plumbing.

With a nucleus of interested and dedicated people along with strong community involvement the butcher shop was transformed into a small library stocked with one set of encyclopedia donated by the Lions Club, discards from the Toronto and Kingston libraries, as well as private donations. A Public Library Board was established, and the doors opened on February 18, 1947.

The library now functions as a venue for community programs, and in 1997 came on-line agreeing to become a community access terminal.

After 60 years of careful planning and hard work, tireless volunteers have made the Westport Public Library what it is today.

Date :
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | 2 to 3 pm

Event location :
Westport Public Library, 3 Spring Street,
Westport, ON, Canada

Contact :
Phone call: +1 613-273-3223