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REMINDER – BREAKFAST WITH THE MAYOR – TOMORROW (THURSDAY) @ 08:00 AT THE COVE CONTRY INN

The Village partnered with the Township of Wollaston-Coe Hill (Hastings County) earlier this year to participate in the First Impressions Community Exchange (FICE).  FICE is a program that has participants visit the other community and record their impressions to offer the host community a new perspective on the strengths and weaknesses from an outsider’s perspective.

Business Owners – Please join Mayor Robin Jones to discuss the results of the FICE experience. The slides prepared by Coe Hill will be presented. We will also do a first season wrap up of Le Boat.  

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BREAKFAST WITH THE MAYOR, Thursday, October 18 @ 08:00 a.m., Cove Country Inn

The Village partnered with the Township of Wollaston-Coe Hill (Hastings County) earlier this year to participate in the First Impressions Community Exchange (FICE).  FICE is a program that has participants visit the other community and record their impressions to offer the host community a new perspective on the strengths and weaknesses from an outsider’s perspective.

Business Owners – Please join Mayor Robin Jones to discuss the results of the FICE experience AND to provide feedback on the first year of having LeBoat in operation. The slides prepared by Coe Hill will be presented. If you have other topics you would like to discuss, please drop me a line at rjones@villageofwestport.ca.

Christmas will soon be here  – so let’s meet and debrief the summer before we get caught up with the excitement that comes with December 25th and winter!

The Cove offers buffet breakfast for $10 pp @ 08:00.  Our meeting will begin around 8:15.  Hope to see you on October 18th.

LE BOAT will be on the Rideau next May 24 – this is an advertisement in New Zealand

Swap your wheels for the water and discover the Rideau Canal in Canada on a self-drive canal boat

24 Oct, 2017 5:00am

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The Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously-operated canal system in North America. Photo / Supplied

Explore off the beaten track with Ontario’s Le Boat

Cruise effortlessly on a chain of beautiful lakes, rivers and canals between the capital city of Canada, Ottawa to the enchanting city of Kingston, the gateway to Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River.

Our Canadian boating holidays are the perfect way to discover the beauty of the Rideau Canal. One of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century, the Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously-operated canal system in North America.

Travelling this attractive waterway, you’ll be able to unwind and take in the spectacular nature, picturesque towns and lively cities of this Unesco World Heritage Site as it winds its way over the 202kms.

For “foodies”, The Rideau Canal region will not disappoint and is easily accessible from Toronto. Spoil yourself at the Perth Brewery, with its first quenching selection of beers where you can try its maple flavoured ale for a true taste of Canada. What is more satisfying than water lapping gently on the lakeshore? Wine gently lapping against the side of a glass maybe?

Experience the satisfaction of both, and pamper yourself with a wine-tasting and tour, followed by a lake view lunch at the Scheuermann Vineyard and Winery in Westport. Sometimes smelly things in life can be sophisticated. So head to the Forfar Cheese Factory, the oldest in Ontario, and sample some delicious local varieties.

Be the judge of this friendly competition between Westport’s Vanilla Beans and Merrickville’s Downtowne Ice Cream Shoppe, and choose who has the best ice cream on the canal. Discover a panoramic view of Kingston from the roof top restaurant of the historic Fort Henry and take in the spectacular architecture of this gorgeous and vibrant city

Le Boat offers modern, fully equipped self-drive boating holidays for all budgets and group sizes in ten different destinations in the UK, Europe and Canada. Best of all, no licence or prior experience is required. So the take helm, captain your very own boat and discover what Ontario has to offer.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Prices start from A$465pp* for a group of eight travelling for seven nights on a premier Horizon 4 (*subject to availability, terms & conditions).

For more information and to order the new 2018 Le Boat brochure visit leboat.com.au, call 0800 449 981 or visit your local travel agent.

Another round of visits by Le Boat staff

This week, several staff from Le Boat are touring the Rideau Canal communities who will be hosts next year to the new Le Boat visitors.  This morning was the visit to Westport and CAO Paul Snider and I welcomed:

Julian Famseh, Online Marketing Executive with the Northern European Marketing team in Germany

Janina Dinter, Sales Executive / Vacation Planner, part of the Sales Team for Northern European Marketing team in Germany.

Mohamed Zourdane, Sales Agent,  based in Castelnaudary (close to Midi Canal, France), and is responsible for bookings in France and Spain.

Linda Gaden, Sales Consultant, based in Sydney, Australia and looks after Australia, New Zealand, Asia & Pacific.

The international exposure that Westport is getting through Le Boat is very exciting.  Hoping that 2018 is a great year for Le Boat on the Rideau.Le Boat - Sept 20Leboat - Sept 20

Le Boat marketing team will be in Village on Sunday afternoon and evening

The excitement of having Le Boat on the Rideau in 2018 is building.  Their corporate marketing crew, including videographer and photographer are on the Rideau this week.  They were in Merrickville yesterday and will arrive in Westport tomorrow afternoon to get some video and still shots for their marketing video.  The weather forecast is for rain, but Ann Weir, Director of Economic Development for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville assures me that she has 4 large umbrellas!  The rain doesn’t phase these French and English people!

For the retail business owners, there may be an opportunity between 4:00 and 5:00 tomorrow (Sunday) to video inside some of the stores.  Hopefully you will be pleased with this, however if you would prefer not to be included, just let Ann or me know.  No worries.

Call if you have any questions.  9195.

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