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.
In 2016, Westport Village Council determined that its 2017 Sesquicentennial project would be moving the cenotaph from the fire hall parking lot to a prime location in Lockwood Memorial Field and Park. Today, under the supervision of Josh Doornekamp, the move was completed. Although there is still lots to do to get the area ready for November 11, you can already see why we felt it was important to move the cenotaph to this new location.
The park is also about to get the first phase of its playground. Mr Paul Snider, our CAO, and a group of amazing volunteers will be building the playground on Saturday. Wow!
Take a moment to come to the park. Walk a few laps on the track, sit on one of the benches and visit with friends and family and take a moment to enjoy this jewel in the middle of the village.
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.
Tonight’s the night! Friday, Sept 15 at 8:00 p.m. our Rideaus take on Athens. Lots happened at the arena over the summer thanks to FOTA. Any seat you take tonight will have a great view of the ice. Others changes? Marty Hawkins and Janet Mulville are running the canteen this season – so you know there will be lots of great food available.
Come on out tonight and cheer the Rideaus on.