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Westport Harbour Flag Initiative

The new Westport Harbour flag.

The new Westport Harbour flag.

The Westport Harbour is proud to unveil it’s new flag!

To help inspire a design for the new flag, WAC enlisted the help of intermediate students from across the area to help. Each school was allowed to submit three top designs that captured the spirit of the Westport Harbour in no more than 3 colours. On May 14, Roger Merkely representing the Village of Westport Council, along with two committee members of WAC, judged all submissions and selected 3 stand out designs.

The new flag is a creative collaboration of the three winning designs from Danny Crump, Emily Carlson and Colby Sweetland, all from Rideau District High School  Special thanks goes out to all students who participated and their teachers, Dan Lesser (St. Edwards), Janis Herlehy (Rideau Vista) and Evan Barr (Rideau District).

The winning designs

The winning designs from Emily Carlson, Danny Crump and Colby Sweetland with their teacher Evan Barr (back left) and WAC representative Robin Jones (back right).

 

Coming to a boat near you!

The new harbour flag will not only be proudly flying above the Westport Harbour, flags will be for sale at the Harbourmaster’s office with all funds going to support WAC. Alternatively, contact us directly for other purchasing options. Hopefully the new flag will find its way onto boats that will travel across the world! Look our for the new flag on a boat near you!

 

 

Summer Kick Off Party!

 

In case you didn’t notice, summer has begun! WAC officially kicked off the summer season with Montreal soul band The Key Lites on May 17, 2014. As our main fundraiser for the MUSICwestport Open Air Festival, the Cove Country hosted music lovers of all ages who came out swinging. If you missed out, don’t worry The Key Lites were just the beginning! For upcoming events, check out the rest of the 2014 schedule.

Deb Greer Wins WAC Photo Contest!

 

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“July Moon” by Deb Greer (1st)

WAC is pleased to announce the results of its 2013 Photo Contest, which ran from March 1 – December 31. Over 175 photos were submitted, making the job for the judges, Dr Rob Roberts and Mrs Martha Kudrinko, a tall order. The winners are:

1st prize – Deb Greer, Devil’s Lake
2nd prize – Melanie Scott, Westport
3rd prize – Carolyn Green, Westport
Youth prize – Lily Bedore, Westport

Thank you to all photographers who submitted their photos. We hope you had some fun while enjoying the beauty of Westport. The 2014 Contest has begun, so please get your cameras out and start capturing those wonderful moments.

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Melanie Scott (2nd)

Carolyn Green (3rd)

Carolyn Green (3rd)

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