Tag: Discover Ontario

Chilifest 2023

Chilifest 2023

The Rideau Vista Chilifest, which happened at the Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch 542 this past Saturday brought together various chili connoisseurs to help fundraise for the school’s end-of-year field trips. There were multiple chili recipes to sample, a silent auction, a people’s choice vote for the best chili, and just a wonderful reason...

April 17, 2023April 17, 2023
Westport Views : Summer 2021

Westport Views : Summer 2021

The amazing views of Westport from Spy Rock at the Foley Mountain Conservation Area have never looked better than in the summer. The sky is a deep blue which can only be seen when the water is as reflective as it is during the summer months. The village is surrounded by lush green trees that perfectly...

June 27, 2021June 27, 2021
Young Petty Stones at the Cove

Young Petty Stones at the Cove

Seamus Cowan, manager of The Cove Country Inn has an amazing talent for music. His history with music is storied (you should definitely ask him about it sometime), but he has found his niche at his family owned and operated business here in Westport, curating live music events and supporting local artists through the pandemic....

September 25, 2020September 25, 2020
Lonesome Ace Stringband at the Cove

Lonesome Ace Stringband at the Cove

During the month of August I had the privilege of photographing and taking some video of the Lonesome Ace Stringband performance out on the Cove’s patio. Chris Coole on banjo, John Showman on fiddle made up 2/3rd’s of the band, but they certainly didn’t bring an incomplete set. The guys did a wonderful job mixing...

September 4, 2020September 4, 2020
Espresso Shots Live

Espresso Shots Live

Last Wednesday, John Pringle from The Cottage Coffee House/Sugarbush Productions invited me on to his weekly live internet show “Espresso Shots Live” to talk about What’s on Westport and to share some great conversation. Once we got the technical flubs out of the way (we tested EVERYTHING beforehand, I promise!), we were good to go....

September 1, 2020September 1, 2020
What’s for Supper Tonight Westport

What’s for Supper Tonight Westport

During the early COVID-19 months, there was an initiative on the What’s on Westport Facebook page that ran under the hashtag: #whatsforsuppertonightwestport. Spearheaded by Tamara Carlson, readers of the page could post a photo or recipe (or both) of what they were making for dinner that night. It was a way to bring everyone together...

August 28, 2020August 28, 2020
Have You Been to the Westport Market?

Have You Been to the Westport Market?

This year has been a strange year for most, including the Westport Market. They received notice very early on into COVID-19 that they wouldn't be able to open in 2020. Then things shifted and...

August 13, 2020August 13, 2020
Patios Are Open in Westport

Patios Are Open in Westport

This past weekend we saw a number of outdoor patios open in Westport. It was a great time to be out and about in the Village. It was my experience that people were being safe and considerate as the local businesses try to figure out this new style of serving people with all the restrictions...

June 17, 2020June 17, 2020