If you have a few hours on Saturday, May 12 please help us get the Village cleaned up for the long week-end! Since 2015, volunteers have spent a couple of hours sweeping and raking in the Village. The morning starts at 9:30 with coffee and baked goods at Town Hall when you register. We finish with pizza at the Spring at noon. Please bring a rake, work gloves and wear a bright coloured shirt. We will supply the rest.
The topic for the next BREAKFAST WITH THE MAYOR is:
The importance of Succession / Business Owner Planning: From growth to sudden/planned transition. We have two or three speakers – including financial planner, accountant and lawyer – who will speak directly to the business owners about planning for your financial future. Whether it is passing your business to your children, selling it to others or just closing the doors – there are many things that you should be thinking about now.
Everyone is invited. We have tailored the presentation for business owners.
More information to follow….
Our new website went live this week-end. We hope you find it easier to use. Lots more information on the site, including a business directory. If you find any errors, it would be a big help if you could send an email letting us know.
Think we should include something else on the web? Drop us a line with your ideas. Here is the link for you to check it out: https://www.villageofwestport.ca
I am pleased to announce that Council passed the by-law last night (July 4th) awarding the contract for the construction of the new waste water treatment plant to Selectra Ltd. HOORAY!
Construction will begin in the next week and is expected to take 120 days.
I want to assure everyone that staff and I continue to be in contact with the Provincial Government to ensure that our OCIF 4 grant application meets all provincial standards and best practices. These applications are due September 27, 2017.
Simply outstanding. Others words people used to describe Heritage Day in the Village yesterday were: authentic, extensive, fun, educational, friendly – great day.
Thank you Heritage Committee Board Members: Jacky Brady, Jane Murphy, Margot Rothwell, Pam Stuffles, Heather Huth, Wendy Laviolette, Don Goodfellow and Brian Judge and all of the other volunteers who turned the arena into a delightful history lesson of the Village of Westport and surrounding area and the park into an interesting collection of vendors.
There was lots going on throughout the day. The Westport Arts Council did the “big reveal” of 6 Muskoka chairs that local artists have painted with beautiful Canadian themes. The chairs are being hosted at 6 different businesses in the Village until August 19 (MUSICWestport). The Lions Club had their amazing crew of BBQ’ers doing some of their finest cooking, George Reynolds and his band and Marty Crapper and his roving band kept music in the air. Lots of people took the opportunity to dress in 1867 clothes which really gave a “heritage” feel to the day.
It is events like this, where we work together – volunteers & businesses, that give us a deep sense of pride in our Home Town. Yes, Home Town Pride!