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2018 Photo Contest Winners

WAC is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Photo Contest. The captured beauty of Westport never fails to inspire our photographers! Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to all who entered.

The 2019 Photo Contest is officially open! Click here for more info.



“Three Terrapins”

Brent Van Hooft

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“Heron Fishing”

Suzanne Roberts




“Winter Westport”

Amy Roach

Kitchen Party Fundraiser: 6 April

WAC Kitchen Party 2019

Saturday, 6 April 2019, 1-4pm

Call The Cove for bookings: 613-273-3636

The annual WAC Kitchen Party Fundraiser is always a hit! For an East Coast, foot stompin’, family good time, come down to The Cove for live music, yummy food, our silent auction, and more. All proceeds go directly to WAC events.


Photo Contest 2019

WAC photo contest 2019

Capture the beauty and excitement of Westport from 1 April until 31 December 2019.

The annual WAC Photo Contest opens 1 April 2019 for all amateur photographers. We are looking for photographs that celebrate the beauty of Westport and the immediate surrounding area of North Crosby.  There is lots going on in the Village and area this year including those untamed moments in nature, stunning summer sunsets, winter sports and everything else in between, just as long as it happens in the Westport area.


1st: $100

2nd: $75

Youth: $50

1 April 2019 until 31 December 2019. Open to all amateur photographers residing or visiting the Westport area. Limited to 5 entries per person. Entries can be submitted to, subject line “photo contest 2018 entry”.

Gathering of Choirs

Saturday, 4 May 2019
Knox Presbyterian Church, Westport
Workshop 9:30 am with Nicola Oddy $10pp
Choir Festival 1:30pm    Open to the Public *
Mass Choir 3:30pm Open to the Public*
  • Public Entrance by donation with all funds going to the Rideau District High School Instrument Repair Fund
WAC Gathering of Choirs V2

Click to download the info sheet.

Workshop with Nicola Oddy 9:30 am

$10 pp – Registration starts at 9am (cash or cheque only please)

Singing in Community: The Breath, the Vowel, and Aerodynamics led by Nicola Oddy

Experience the difference it makes when the vowel shape we make creates an aerodynamic environment that enables us to project, stay in tune, increase our range and inject energy into our sound!  We’ll spend the morning trying techniques for exploring the breath and vowel shape and notice the difference in the result.

Choral Festival 1:30

The afternoon will be songs, songs and more songs.

Each choir will have 20 minutes to sing songs of their choosing.  The Westport Arts Council is expecting to see a wide variety of music and it is sure to be a great afternoon.  A panel of 3 choral experts from the area will be available to provide constructive feedback and next steps to take your choir to the next level.

Mass Choir from 3:30

The festival concludes with a mass choir singing 3 selections.

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen, Arranged by Roger Emerson

Here’s to Song – Allister MacGillivray, arranged by Lydia Adams

You’ll Never Walk Alone with Climb ev’ry Mountain – Hammerstein & Rodgers, arranged by Mark Hayes


Lunch from 11:30am – 1pm  WAC has arranged a Festival Lunch Buffet at the Cove Country Inn $15.99 plus HST&Gratuity as an option for festival participants. There are plenty of eating establishments, picnic tables and benches around the village. Please be back at the church by 1pm.

PARKING: We suggest you park in the Community Centre/Arena Parking Lot.

VOW Parking Choir 2019


Email the Westport Arts Council.