MPP Steve Clark has recognized that we have the know how and perseverance to keep ourselves and the Village COVID free. As the evidence of moving into Phase 3 is clearly visible in the Village, please remain vigilant and remember to practice the public safety rules that we all know so well: frequent hand washing/sanitizing, physical distancing of 6 ft, wear a mask when you can’t physically distance or inside any public place, stay home if you are feeling ill.
Thank you for taking the time to send this scroll of appreciation to the Village MPP Clark.
A big thank you to Sandy Prentice, who was volunteered to be the Village COVID-19 mask coordinator. Sandy and her volunteer seamstresses put many hours and their own fabric and supplies into keeping the rest of us safe by sewing hundreds of masks.
It takes a village … and there is no other village where we would rather live. Please take the time to give a “virtual” pat on the back to Sandy’s Sewers.
The playground was closed by Provincial COVID Order in March and has been allowed to open as part of the Reopening of Ontario Phase 3.
Playgrounds will be disinfected twice daily. Parents are encouraged to bring along some wipes and hand sanitizer. Physical distancing of 2 m and wearing face masks is strongly recommended while using the playground equipment.
This spring, Westport in Bloom members shared their gardening knowledge and landscaping gifts at the spring. They redesigned the gardens including building a new pollinator garden and covered the full cost of the project. If you are not certain of the “what” and “why” regarding pollinator gardens, here is a link to David Suzuki for more info. https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/create-pollinator-friendly-garden-birds-bees-butterflies/
I spent some time at the spring this morning and was thrilled to see all of the “pollinators” busy in the garden. Many different types of moths, butterflies and humming birds were busy taking care of business and I managed to be quick enough (only once!) for the top photo below.
Councillor Jackalyn Brady chairs the Westport in Bloom committee and has been a member since 2003. Her hard working and creative members contribute beauty to the Village in many ways. The hanging flower baskets, flower planters, gardens at the entrances to the Village, Library and Information Centre are some of their other efforts. All of this work is done by volunteers. Please take a moment to thank them next time you have the opportunity. The members are: Jackalyn Brady (Council Member and Chair), Danielle Tapin, Delvalle Lewis, Betty Jo MacDougall, Donna Easter, Barbara Weir, Peggy Thompson, Janette Auer.