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Canada Day ’19 – July 1st in Westport

Plans have changed a bit this year to give you a better flow to the day.  The morning will kick off with a Canada 1st BBQ, hosted by Project 19.  You will find them on Spring St by the Visitor Centre from 8:00 – 10:30.  Meal deal is $5 and all proceeds go to Project 19 community projects.  Their poster is below.

The Canada Day parade will kick off at 11:00 from the George St entrance of Lockwood Memorial Park.  Kids get your bikes decorated in red and white to celebrate Canada Day. This is a day when we march, walk, stroll with each other, feeling the pride we have in the Village and our Country.  All ages, residents, cottagers and visitors, are invited and I hope to see many of you dressed in red and white!  The parade will end at the Community Centre and Fire Hall on Spring St after taking a tour through the downtown.

The beach is your next destination and you can enjoy the water and sand all afternoon.  Fireworks at Rideau Vista in the evening will end another memorable July 1st celebration.

Each event is the result of community members planning for community members.  Thank you to everyone involved in making July 1st a proud Canadian celebration.



Public Works 1, Weather 0

As the US Postal Creed goes ….”Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom”, this was the same commitment from Peter Evans, Public Works Supervisor, to get the swings open for the week-end.  And with the help from Derek and Jamie, they are!

The rain has slowed down the completion of the spinner,  hopefully some dry weather will allow the cement to cure so the mulch can be put in place.  Still some cleaning up to do, but the swings are in use.  Thank you Peter, Derek and Jamie and Dave from Aarde!

And look who I found enjoying themselves this afternoon?

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Playground equipment is being installed at Lockwood Park!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Village in last year’s Aviva Insurance voting, we received a $10K grant for accessible playground equipment.  It is being installed today in Lockwood Park.  No tax dollars were used for any of the additions or changes in Lockwood.  A Trillium grant provided funding for the stage, an Aviva grant covered the new playground equipment and the Lockwood Foundation donated $25K and matched funds ($75K) raised by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has contributed … the park has become a very popular place to spend time.

Come by the park later this afternoon and take a swing or a turn on the new equipment.

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