The Westport Arts Council Annual General Meeting took place on 14 June 2014. Public was invited and encouraged to participate. WAC is pleased to review the committee year and looks forward to successful future endeavours.
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 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!
Auditions for The VOICE of the Rideau are fast approaching! For the third year running, WAC will be hosting the all ages singing competition and presenting the final contestants at the MUSICwesport Open Air Festival. Auditions for all age categories will take place on July 19, between 10a-4pm, at the North Crosby Hall (876-8th Concession Rd, Westport). Applications are now closed but make sure you check out the finals on August 16 at the MUSICwestport Open Air Festival!
Check out the finals on August 16 at the MUSICwestport Open Air Festival!
Check it! Amanda Rheaume played at the MUSICwestport 2013 Festival. We loved her and so does the Juno Awards. Congratulations on the nomination for Best Aboriginal Album of the Year!