Volleyball Courts Proving Popular

Ten volleyball teams enjoyed the Westport Lions Beach last Saturday.

Westport Lions Roar

By Lion Bob Reddick

Volleyball Courts Proving Popular

After attending Westport Lions Rock the Beach Volleyball Tournament, Ryatt Volleyball from Kingston was so impressed with the club’s beach facilities that they asked if they could use the courts for their tournament.

This past weekend Ryatt Volleyball organized a ten-team beach volleyball tournament at the Lions’ beach.  Marben Espejo from Ryatt wrote a nice thank you note to the club.

“Thanks for having us yesterday. We survived the heat and played in many competitions.  Coming to Westport is a great opportunity for our Ryatt Volleyball community. We get to enjoy the beautiful Westport Lions Club facility (beach courts and lake access) while able to play volleyball.

At the same time, enjoy before/during/after the many merchants in the downtown area. Either getting coffee/tea, food at the grocery store and restaurants, fudge, soft serve ice creams and Kawartha ice cream. Our visit cannot be complete without stopping for ice creams at the end of the tournament. Even when I bring my own family, we finish our day by stopping by at the ice cream shop and picking up some fudge.”

If you have been to the Westport Lions Beach in the last couple of weeks, you have probably noticed two things.  One, the beach has been extremely busy, and two, a large old tree has been removed from the property.  Two local businesses were responsible for cutting up and clearing the wood and both refused payment for their labour.

The Westport Lions want to thank Charlie Norwood for blocking the tree and piling up the branches. The club appreciates Charlie taking time from his busy schedule on a hot day to do this task.

Madden & Company Tree Service & Stump Removal chipped the branches. The membership thanks Matthew and two of his employees, Rob, and Storm, for generously helping the club.

Both Charlie and Matthew in addition to donating their time used their own equipment.  The club thanks both individuals.

Lots of inquiries for medical equipment

The Westport Lions Club has received several enquiries about the club’s Medical Equipment Lending Program.  All medically assistive devices such as walkers, canes, crutches, bath and toilet seats, and manual wheelchairs are distributed from the Lions’ Reuse and Recycle Centre located at 5295 Salem Road.  The Centre is open every Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  If you are picking up medical equipment or dropping off a donation, please visit the R & R Centre during the above times. 

If you wish to reserve a piece of equipment or make an enquiry, please come to the R. & R. Centre, or call 613-273-5789 and select option two.  An alternative is to email the club at westportontariolions@gmail.com. Your message will be forwarded to Lion Tammy Legere, and she will be able to assist you. 

The Reuse and Recycle Centre have a selection of low-cost furniture perfect for students going to post-secondary schools. Also, the centre has furniture and appliances for cottage and recreational properties. 

Tickets for the Westport Lions’ $10,000 Split Draw will go on sale shortly.  Last year the 250 tickets were sold out in two weeks.  Don’t be disappointed, get your $100 ticket early. 

The Westport Lions Club apologizes to Paul Herlehy, president of Herlehy Home Building Centre, that the club failed to mention his sponsorship of the $1,500 Cash Draw.  The club appreciates his continuous support.  

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