Simply outstanding. Others words people used to describe Heritage Day in the Village yesterday were: authentic, extensive, fun, educational, friendly – great day.
Thank you Heritage Committee Board Members: Jacky Brady, Jane Murphy, Margot Rothwell, Pam Stuffles, Heather Huth, Wendy Laviolette, Don Goodfellow and Brian Judge and all of the other volunteers who turned the arena into a delightful history lesson of the Village of Westport and surrounding area and the park into an interesting collection of vendors.
There was lots going on throughout the day. The Westport Arts Council did the “big reveal” of 6 Muskoka chairs that local artists have painted with beautiful Canadian themes. The chairs are being hosted at 6 different businesses in the Village until August 19 (MUSICWestport). The Lions Club had their amazing crew of BBQ’ers doing some of their finest cooking, George Reynolds and his band and Marty Crapper and his roving band kept music in the air. Lots of people took the opportunity to dress in 1867 clothes which really gave a “heritage” feel to the day.
It is events like this, where we work together – volunteers & businesses, that give us a deep sense of pride in our Home Town. Yes, Home Town Pride!