Tag Archives: April 20-21


We are celebrating in Westport at the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark first pop up COVID-19 vaccination centre. Over 350 people are getting their shots today at the arena. The Health Unit have lots of staff on site and they are supported by many volunteers, the backbone of our Village.

Special thanks to our pharmacist, Tracy Phillips. We are so lucky that she and her husband chose Westport as their home.

Legion and Lions, Country Roads Community Health Centre, Village staff and Council and many others – thank you. It takes a Village!

Vaccinators hard at work. They really enjoy their job!

15 minute time-out area after shot – lots of people to visit with – SAFELY!
It took the whole arena to keep everyone socially distanced – well done Health Unit!
If you haven’t registered for your vaccine, please do so. Eligible ages are now 40+. Make your appointment!


With a lot of effort by the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health Unit, I am pleased to announce that there will be a vaccination clinic here in the Village at the Arena. Thank you Dr Paula Stewart, MOH and Lucia Taggart.

Effective today, April 7, everyone 60 years of age and older is eligible to book their vaccine. Booking is available by using this link: https://portal.healthmyself.net/northgrenvillecovid19assessmentcentre/guest/#/1do/book/type

When the link opens, you will be guided to the Westport option and then follow the prompts – every prompt. The portal is a little finicky!

If you are 70 and over, have not been vaccinated and are on the pharmacy waiting list, Tracey advises that the pharmacy will be following up with you to arrange your appointment.

I want to thank Tracey Phillips for all of her “putting her shoulder to the wheel” and working with me to help the Health Unit take its decision to hold a clinic in the Village.

Helping us convert the arena into a vaccination centre are Michael Harris, Westport Lions Club; Dave Wickendon, Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch 542; Brandice Hartin, Country Roads Community Health Centre; Paul Snider and Peter Evans from the Village of Westport and a whole truckload of volunteers! Special thanks to WTC for getting fibre into the arena, otherwise this clinic would not be possible.

MPP Clark and I continue to advocate to have the Westport Pharmacy designated as a vaccination location. Tracey Phillips would be an excellent host for such a centre.

Stay safe everyone and please encourage friends and family who are 60 years of age and older to get vaccinated.