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Westport’s Senior of the Year 2020

Congratulations to Betty McInnis.  Betty learned that she had been selected as Council’s 2020 Senior of the Year live on our Canada Day Zoom call.  MPP Steve Clark praised Betty for all she does in support of others in the Village.  MP Michael Barrett congratulated Betty for her service to others.  When the Lieutenant Governor learned that we had recognized Betty as Senior of the Year just before she joined us, she also praised Betty and her efforts.

Miss Betty – Congratulations to Westport’s 2020 Senior of the Year.  Well deserved.


Join us as we ZOOM to celebrate Canada Day at 9:30 a.m. on July 1st.  We will kick things off with announcing (and hopefully surprising!) the 2020 Westport Senior of the Year.  MPP Clark and MP Barrett will bring greetings from the provincial and federal governments and answer any questions that might be on your mind.

The Lieutenant-Governor will be joining us at 10:00.  Her Honour will bring Canada Day greetings from the Queen and entertain your questions.

Please register your email with Patti Mueller – pmueller@villageofwestport.ca – so you can be included on the call.  We may be in COVID-19 pandemic, but as Canadians, we know how to show our pride in our country.  Please join us on July 1st!



Canada Day 2020 in Westport

Join Westport Mayor and Council for a ZOOM get together between 9:30 and 10:30 on July 1st.  Westport’s Canada Day ZOOM call will include the announcement of this year’s SENIOR OF THE YEAR.  Always a surprise!  

MPP Steve Clark will be joining the call to bring Canada Day greetings from the Ontario government and answer your questions.  He will be joined by Michael Barrett, the federal representative for the riding, who will bring greetings from the Canadian government and also answer your questions.

Another amazing guest will be sharing Canada Day with Westport.  Who do you think it is?  No.  Nope.  Not even close!  Another surprise! The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario will be ZOOMING in to join Westport’s Canada Day Celebration.  She will bring greetings from the Queen and wants to hear from you – your questions, concerns, family traditions for Canada Day and whatever else you want to share.

Here is what you can do to help prepare for the July 1st celebration:  

Step 1: If you are interested in joining Westport’s Canada Day ZOOM call, you need to register.  As you likely know, Zoom calls can be “bombed” by “trolls”.  The way to avoid this is to register by sending your request to Patti Mueller – pmueller@villageofwestport.ca.  You will receive your invitation for the call closer to July 1st.  If your email or cell phone number is not registered, you will not be given access to the Canada Day ZOOM call on July 1 st.

Step 2: Both MPP Clark and MP Barrett will answer your questions during the first half hour of the call.  To help you prepare for the Lieutenant Governor’s visit, is there a question you would like to ask her?  Your children might want to ask how she fulfills her role as the Queen’s representative for Ontario.  You might want to share with her and get her response to “If I was Lieutenant Governor for one day, I would…”  Your family might want to tell her what you enjoy the most about living in Westport or Ontario or Canada.  Let’s put Westport on Her Honour’s list of the most patriotic communities!

Step 3:  The Mayor will be hosting the call and will try to get all your questions answered.  It would help if you cold limit your question to under 1 minute.  Let Patti know before the ZOOM call that you want to be called upon to ask your question and she will provide Mayor Jones with your name.

Step 4:  Decorate your home or business in red and white.  Raise the Canadian flag and show your pride to be a Canadian.

We can’t congregate on July 1st, but we can CELEBRATE CANADA DAY!


We are putting a few surprises together for Canada Day, including decorating the Village!  Although the bicycle parade, breakfast and fireworks are cancelled this year because of COVID, July 1st is still an important day for Canadians to celebrate.

I am looking for a few volunteers who can spend about 30 minutes on the evening of June 30 to get things ready for July 1!  There is no heavy lifting.

We specifically need volunteers for the following streets:

1. Mulville Bay Lane

2. Lakeview

3 Concession – County Rd #10 to Rideau St

4. Concession – Rideau St to Bedford

5. Church St – Rideau to Spring

6. Main St – Rideau to Spring

7 Main St – Spring to Bedford

8. Main St – Bedford to village limit

9. Rebecca Lane

10. Bedford St

If you would like to lend a hand for a great cause, pls email me at rjones@villageofwestport.ca