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Congratulations Sarah Bonner!!!! We are so “Hometown Proud” of you.

https://triathlonmagazine.ca/news/canadian-female-reaches-her-first-professional-podium/

 

Sarah - on the podium in Spain

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The Stage at Lockwood is for everyone to enjoy!

The list submitted to Trillium for potential users of the stage was long and it is the hope of all of us at Town Hall and Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee that everyone takes the opportunity to use it.  For sure family picnics and reunions are high on the list.  Other suggestions are:  Westport Arts Council for MUSICWestport and other musical/drama events, community choir practice/performances, yoga/fitness, summer youth camps,  live Shakespearean theatre or other live performances (high school?), art shows, heritage day festival, Remembrance Day Service, July 1st celebrations, adult band practice/performance, Open Mic Music nights, Movie nights and on and on.

There is no fee to use the stage, but you need to reserve it by contacting Patti Mueller at pmueller@villageofwestport.ca or call her at 2191.

Scott Blair and his crew have done an incredible job of building this stage.  Benches will be added soon, however the lack of those shouldn’t interfere with your activity.

Enjoy the summer in your park!

Canada Day Celebrations in the Village

Yes, it was a little warm – however that didn’t get in the way of a large crowd coming to Lockwood Park this afternoon to celebrate Canada Day.  The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing was in the ‘Port and had some very inspiring words for the people and businesses of our Village.

Congratulations to May LaHey who is Westport’s Senior of the Year for 2018.  Such a great Ambassador.  Steve, Frank Huth and I cut the ribbon to “officially open” the new stage.  The Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542  Colour Party took the lead for the parade, followed by Mary Cowan chauffeuring the “Senior of the Year” and supported by the Westport Fire Fighters and the Westport Arts Council’s float. And lots and lots of kids, bikes and moms and dads.  So much fun for everyone!

Hope everyone had a good time!

When the going gets tough…

This afternoon, in heat that felt like 40 degrees, a few brave souls laid hundreds of rolls of sod at Lockwood Park.  The goal was to finish off the landscaping around the natural playground, cenotaph, basketball court and stage before Canada Day.  And the goal was reached.  Thanks to Green Street Challenge and Elizabeth Hess for the sod.

And who were the brave souls who defied the heat to get the job done?  I want to thank, Paul and Heather Snider, Mark and Miriam Snider, Phil and Maureen and Matthew Young, Peter Evans, Derek Palmer and Elizabeth Hess.

Come see for yourself!  July 1st @ 1:30.  Official Opening of the stage by The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the announcement of the 2018 Senior of the Year take place before we kick off the Canada Day parade.

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!

If you can spare a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon to lay sod in Lockwood park, please join us at Fetch Murphy Way and Main St at 4:00 p.m.

The Green Street Challenge is occurring on Saturday, June 30 at Fetch Murphy Way.  The sod will be laid on the road in the morning and children of all ages are invited to come and play throughout the day.  The Fire Fighters will be hosting a BBQ at the spring as well.

At the end of the event, Green Street Challenge donates the sod to the host.  This means we can finish some of the projects at Lockwood park and lay sod around the stage and basketball court, including the berm beside the natural playground.

It is going to be a hot day and we are asking for volunteers to make the work go quicker.  There will be some fire fighters rolling up the sod beginning at 4:00 p.m.  If you can spare a couple of hours to help, all of the sod can be rolled up and then laid at the park.

Paul Snider, CAO/Clerk will be on site at Fetch Murphy Way at 4:00.  Please sign in with him if you can help us out.

Thank you.