Tag Archives: Mayor Robin Jones

Mayor’s New Year’s Day Levee at Town Hall from noon to 3:00 p.m.

Please join Council and staff, friends, family and neighbours on January 1 at Town Hall.  This year we have some amazing entertainment for you.  The Edge,  a fabulous trio of singers with Ann Savage featuring as the soprano.   Okay – sometimes alto!!!

We have added some hot appetizers to the bounty this year and extended it an hour so we have more time to visit.

Please bring your neighbours, particularly those who might not get out much in the winter.

Village of Westport greeting-levee ad


ATTENTION WESTPORT BUSINESSES Digital Main Street – Ontario Grant Programs

Great news for Westport businesses!!!!  Thanks to the Province of Ontario and the Ontario BIA Association, Digital Main Street is offering two types of grants to help small main street businesses across Ontario strengthen their digital and online capabilities.  LIMITED NUMBER OF GRANTS AVAILABLE SO APPLY EARLY!.

Digital Transformation Grant Program

The Digital Transformation grant provides $2,500 to each qualifying small main street Ontario business to purchase and adopt digital tools and technologies. There are ONLY 2000 grants available until March 2020, so apply EARLY. To start the process to apply for a Digital Transformation Grant as a main street business.

Digital Service Squad Grant Program

The Digital Service Squad Grant provides $10,000 to qualifying municipal and business associations to set up Digital Service Squads to provide one-on-one assistance to small main street businesses in communities across Ontario. Squads will provide training, consulting and advisory services. There are 300 Digital Service Squad Grants available until March 2020.


Here is the link to learn more and to apply:



Rideau Vista Public School’s Christmas Extravaganza – a wonderful evening

Bell ringing, xylophones, piano solos, choirs, performers, original scores and break dancing – the kids (and their amazing teachers and volunteers) packed a lot of talent and fun into 90 minutes tonight.  The gym was packed with proud parents, grandparents and other family members who all preened with pride when their child was on stage.  Thank you Mr Campbell – opportunities like this are great community builders.

Merry Christmas!

Rideau Vista Choir

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Final job finished for Lockwood Park for 2018

Lots of great improvements were made to Lockwood this year, including the new stage and the basketball court.  The court took three kicks to get it right!  After the court was finished to our specs, a keen basketball player suggested adding another 7′ to its length creating a full half court.  We agreed and he volunteered to do the concrete pad.  Amazing.  This past week the final work was completed when the fence was built.  Thank you Josh Doornekamp, Frank Huth, Joel Kimmel and the rest of the 2014-2018 Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and Public Works Supervisor Peter Evans.

Remember, no tax dollars have been used for the improvements to the park.  Lockwood Foundation gave a generous grant 4 years ago that required matching dollars to be fund raised by the Village.  And the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and others did it!   Fantastic Team!  Thank you.

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Cannabis Retail Store – on Committee of the Whole agenda Tuesday@ 6:00 pm

Council’s first Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 @ 6:00 P.M.  One of the items on the agenda for discussion is whether Westport “opts” in or out of allowing cannabis retail stores.

The Public is always welcome at Committee of the Whole and Council meetings, however participation is limited to questions at the conclusion of the meeting. I have heard opinions and thoughts from many of you on this topic.  If you have questions or wish to discuss, pls call me (9195) or email at rjones@villageofwestport.ca.