, Canada 150
, creative writing
, lanark county
, Rideau Lakes
Westport’s Own Sesquicentennial Competition – Create the Westport Brand!
Canada is turning 150 in 2017 and Westport is planning events all year. And we want to make this our own, home grown celebration including our own 150th Branding – something that is unique to Westport.
The Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force is holding a competition open to everyone, young and old, groups and individuals, school children, to create a brand that captures the uniqueness of Westport – our traditions, personality, geography, etc – as we celebrate Canada’s 150th.
Your entry must be suitable to be displayed in a variety of medium – i.e. paper, cloth, electronic and must include the Canada sesquicentennial flag somewhere in the design.
The deadline for submission is Friday, October 28 @ 4:00 p.m. and all entries become property of the Village. Entries can be dropped off at Town Hall or emailed to Niki Bresse – email@example.com.
Judging will occur on November 1 by a panel of judges selected from the Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force.
The Prize? – the Pride of recognition and having your design displayed throughout 2017.
, Boat flag
, Rideau District High School
, Rideau Vista Public School
, St. Edwards Catholic School
, student art
, Westport Arts Council
, Westport Harbour
, youth initiative
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!