August 17, 2017

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 Serving North Leeds and area since 1893 Vol. 126, No. 32 $1 incl. tax Canada Post Contract No. 40021501 Last Saturday's boat show at the Westport harbour was an unqualified success for the club and the local businesses after being absent from the community since 2001. Around 40 boats in the water and some land displays were included in the show. 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 43 Bedford St., Westport 613-273-8848 Mirror The Review The Westport Arts Council's 11th MUSIC westport will be filling the village for performances at two stages this Satur- day. From noon to 6:30 eight bands featuring musical genres from bluegrass, country, folk and rock and roll will perform at Soho's on Bedford Street and on the lawn behind The Cove. The Little Rideau Farm Stage at Soho's has music and market vendors from noon until 6 p.m. starting with the The Kingston Ceili Band and their brand of East Coast folk from noon to 1 p.m. Next up is Brea Lawrenson Band from Carleton Place featuring Westports' Shawn McCul- lough and Perth's Wade Foster from 1:30 to 2:40 p.m. The Barrel Boys from Toronto, a 5-piece tradi- tional bluegrass string band, perform from 3 to 4:10 p.m. The final band at the Little Rideau Farm stage at Soho's is Miss Emily along with the Tragically Hip's Rob Baker and Gord Sinclair from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Miss Emily's most recent record 'Rise' fea- By Margaret Brand The Review-Mirror Last weekend's Man- otick Classic Boat Club's annual boat show had more on display than the club member's classic boats. It showed off West- port hospitality. Thirty-one boats made their way to the Westport harbour for the Saturday show which took place on the floating docks on the south side of the harbour. Show organizer Chris Lucas, an Upper Rideau Lake cottager was pleased with how the show was embraced by the village, and noted it was one of the club's larger shows with a steady flow of people through the day. "Everyone was very helpful. We had lots of support from the village," said Lucas who had partic- ular praise for harbour- master Kevin Kardash and Mayor Robin Jones in accommodating the needs of the club. Participants were sup- plied with a welcome package which included a Westport harbour burgee flag. Visitors to the show were treated to a wide variety of antique and classic boats from motor- ized skiffs, cool runabouts to cruisers. One of the more unique boats was the Navy League's 'Pogo' a 36 foot aluminum sound- ing craft which accompa- nied the HMCS Labrador to the Arctic on four mis- sions to chart the waters. Many boats from the Rideau Lakes including those from local boat builders were on display including the Portland built Dowsett skiff which Lucas drove from his fam- ily cottage on the Upper Rideau. New this year to the annual show was the Hagerty Marine Insurance Junior Judging program. Eleven children from Westport participated and judged six boats equipped with promotional t-shirts and score pads. The Junior judging were: 1st place "Rac- coon", 2nd place MUSICwestport this Saturday On this weekend •MUSICwestport •Doors Open Rideau Lakes •Leeds County Plowing Match •Continued on page 3 Classic boat show gets a welcome at Westport Harbour Overlooking Lake, Locks & Falls at Jones Falls, Elgin Exceptional Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner 613-359-5500 Reservations Recommended. HOTEL KENNEY Since 1877 Join us for Pub Food Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 1/2 Price Wings Thursdays only Sunday Brunch, 11:30-2:00 The Township of Rideau Lakes and its his- tory will be showcased this Saturday and Sunday with an Open Doors weekend bringing togeth- er 19 sites from across the township. Events and locations include a century farm, a boat works, the Rideau Canal, a 19th century cemetery, education, gar- dening, milling, scenic vistas, a resort and an early church. At most sites there will be hosts to provide some interpretation, demonstra- tion or an added experi- ence to the visit. The full listing of sites, includes: Portland-on-the-Rideau The Portland-on-the- Rideau Historical Society and Beautification Com- mittee will be showcasing vintage pleasure boats from the early-to mid-20th century at Hanna Park on Water Street. There are also wagon tours of the village at 2 p.m. and Big Rideau Lake boat rides starting at 10 a.m. from the public dock. 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