Over the past four weeks Stories & Songs has become a Sunday tradition at the Westport Spring. The complimentary coupling of music and the often-forgotten art of oral storytelling brought together impressive local talent that included 2014 Voice of the Rideau winner Stephanie Doornekamp and storyteller John Willson. The beautiful outdoor yet intimate setting of the Spring on the water’s edge in downtown Westport proved to the perfect venue that reflected the relaxed, natural and fresh spirit of the performances. Mother Nature did get the best of us one weekend with some rain but the cosy shelter of the United Church not more 100m away just seemed to add more local flavour. Attracting both residents and visitors, the success of Stories & Songs was shared with over 200 people and seemed to be the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday evening.
Sunday Evening at the Westport Spring
WAC is proud to present a new summer series: Stories & Songs. Featuring local musical talent and storytellers, join us at the Westport Spring on select Sunday evenings throughout the summer. Bring your chair, a coffee (or an ice cream!) and enjoy the beautiful outdoor venue while we entertain, enchant and enliven.
There is limited seating so get there or be square. In case mother nature isn’t in a good mood, the event will be moved one block away to the United Church (corner of Spring Street and Church Street).
21 June: Chris Murphy + Ken Rose
12 July: Ross + Joanne Lambert
26 July: Stephanie Doornekamp + Jeff Friesen
2 August: Westport Storytellers + Special Guest
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!