A Canadian film company shot a TV pilot in the Village this past summer, using Westport to represent the town of Gentle Bend, where the story is set. Hopefully many of you saw the filming taking place around town.
Well, get ready to see Westport in film!!! The premiere showing of the pilot, Gentle Bend, will take place on Friday, October 27th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Lions Club Beach House. The Director and Producer will be there … and perhaps a star or two!!! Come and join the fun and share the experience of seeing our Village used to represent Gentle Bend.
MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark hosted a wonderful event at the Brockville Arts Centre on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 where they recognized 150 residents of Leeds & Grenville for their community leadership. The award recipients were nominated by their Mayors, service clubs, non-profit organizations and family members. The nominations, which came from all over Leeds & Grenville, were reviewed by a panel of judges, who selected 150 to receive a Canada 150 medallion which was designed by Gord and Steve.
Westport recipients were Bob Scott and Martha & Neil Kudrinko. Congratulations from all of us in the Village who appreciate the efforts you put into making Westport the best place to live, work and play.
A work bee today (Sept 30) in Lockwood Park saw one huge hole in the ground, 60 cedar long logs, sunny autumn weather and with the hard work of 9 amazing volunteers turn into the skeleton of our playground. Next week the hole will be filled with stones and then the finishing touches can be done to the structure. (So it is still a construction area!).
Many thanks to Paul Snider, Mark Snider, Heather Snider, Ike Doornekamp, Peter Vanderschuit, Frank Huth, Bob Popma, Dave Bylsma and Paul and Henry Millar.
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.