Village of Westport successful in obtaining Ontario Trillium Fund Grant.

The Ontario Trillium Fund has awarded the Village a $56,500 grant to build an accessible, covered stage in Lockwood Memorial Field and Park.  The grant covers all costs including the installation of electrical and landscaping.  Village Council & Staff and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee are pleased that Westport was successful in this very competitive process and have thanked the Ontario Trillium Fund for its support.

The improvements to Lockwood Memorial Field and Park over the past three years have only been possible through fund raising and grants.  The 2015 grant from Lockwood Foundation has been a significant boon and enabled the Village to implement its plan for the park.  No tax dollars have been spent on the improvements.

The stage will be used to bring groups and people together for arts, cultural and heritage festivals and family events.  Community groups and members will now have a venue to bring people together – regardless of the weather.

The project has been awarded to Scott Blair Construction and it is our expectation that it will be operational this summer.

How exciting!!!!!!