Lions Re-use and Recycle Centre Partially Re-opens May 20

Lion Paul Thorp stands next to the sign he made for the Westport Lions Community Garden.

Westport Lions Roar

By Lion Bob Reddick

President Michael Harris started the business part of our May 12th meeting by reporting that the Westport Lions Club is involved in 22 different activities.  “Even under pandemic conditions, you have found a way to keep things going,” said Michael, “Well done everybody.”

A tentative agreement has been worked out with the Rideau Lakes Township for using the Lions Beach for swimming lessons this summer.  The classes are scheduled to run from noon until 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday this summer

Lion René Reynen volunteered to operate a concession stand at the Lions Beach every Saturday from June to August between noon and 5:00 p.m.  Cold drinks, popcorn, chips, candies, chocolate bars and ice cream will be available at a low cost for the beach goers. 

Westport Lions Re-Use and Recycle Centre will be open for curbside pickup and drop-off every Thursday to Saturday starting May 20th between 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.   Although our store will remain closed due to the extended COVID lockdown, we will book appointments to pick up online purchases in our parking lot and schedule drop-offs of donations. We are also accepting metal and electronic recycling by appointment only to allow us to manage safe distancing in our parking area.

You can schedule pickups or drop-offs by calling 613-273-5789 and leave a message on line two.   We will return your call and arrange a time.

If you are looking for medical equipment, please get in touch with Don Baker at 613-453-4940.

The Westport Lions extend our sincere sympathy to the families of Johnny Norwood and Ann Savage in Ann’s recent passing.  Ann was a good friend and supporter of the Westport Lions Club.  Many of the members fondly remember her entertaining us at our Christmas banquet.  She will be missed. 

Ann and Johnny along with others in Westport were nightly visitors to the fire pit at Marty Hawkins and Janet Mulville’s front yard known as The Gathering Place.  The group requested permission to plant a crimson maple tree with a memorial plaque in memory of Ann at the Lions Beach.  The Club membership responded with a unanimous yes to the request. 

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