This afternoon, in heat that felt like 40 degrees, a few brave souls laid hundreds of rolls of sod at Lockwood Park. The goal was to finish off the landscaping around the natural playground, cenotaph, basketball court and stage before Canada Day. And the goal was reached. Thanks to Green Street Challenge and Elizabeth Hess for the sod.
And who were the brave souls who defied the heat to get the job done? I want to thank, Paul and Heather Snider, Mark and Miriam Snider, Phil and Maureen and Matthew Young, Peter Evans, Derek Palmer and Elizabeth Hess.
Come see for yourself! July 1st @ 1:30. Official Opening of the stage by The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the announcement of the 2018 Senior of the Year take place before we kick off the Canada Day parade.
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!
What a spring we are having in the ‘Port. Lots of properties are being sold, several of which have been on the market for some time. Best wishes to those who are moving to other places – please come back and visit. And a big home town welcome to the new residents and business owners!
Several new businesses have set up shop and we thank you for deciding to take that big step in OUR Village. Please take time to welcome the newcomers at:
Salon 204 – Hair and Nail Salon (Church St)
Trinity Artisan Boutique (Church St)
The Black Pearl Gallery (Church St)
dancing moon Gallery (Spring St) (Tara and John rented in 2017, but purchased the studio property in 2018)
Westport Brewery (Main St) will open later this summer.
Please drop by and welcome the new owners of Vanilla Bean and perhaps have a cone while you are visiting.
In addition, two of our cornerstone business owners decided to reinvest in their businesses and both have created larger, “customer centred” floor plans. Amazing and deeply appreciated – Paul @ Herlehy Home Building Centre and Tracey @ Westport Village IDA Pharmacy. Congratulations.
Happy Birthday to Jake by the lake: A life is Good Genuine Neighbourhood Shoppe. Cynthia and John Pringle held a wonderful birthday party yesterday (May 19) to celebrate 10 years of business in Westport.
We live and work in the best place in Canada. Be proud!
A little coffee to get us going and with the promise of pizza when we finished, 30 volunteers headed out from Town Hall on a sunny Saturday May morning. Armed with rakes, gloves and lots of enthusiasm, they raked, trimmed, and swept away the last of winter!
Here is the crew, minus a few shy fire fighters! (yes, that confused me a bit as well). Thank you to our photographer!