Join Westport Mayor and Council for a ZOOM get together between 9:30 and 10:30 on July 1st. Westport’s Canada Day ZOOM call will include the announcement of this year’s SENIOR OF THE YEAR. Always a surprise!

MPP Steve Clark will be joining the call to bring Canada Day greetings from the Ontario government and answer your questions. He will be joined by Michael Barrett, the federal representative for the riding, who will bring greetings from the Canadian government and also answer your questions.

Another amazing guest will be sharing Canada Day with Westport. Who do you think it is? No. Nope. Not even close! Another surprise! The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario will be ZOOMING in to join Westport’s Canada Day Celebration. She will bring greetings from the Queen and wants to hear from you – your questions, concerns, family traditions for Canada Day and whatever else you want to share.

Here is what you can do to help prepare for the July 1st celebration:

Step 1: If you are interested in joining Westport’s Canada Day ZOOM call, you need to register. As you likely know, Zoom calls can be “bombed” by “trolls”. The way to avoid this is to register by sending your request to Patti Mueller – You will receive your invitation for the call closer to July 1st. If your email or cell phone number is not registered, you will not be given access to the Canada Day ZOOM call on July 1 st.

Step 2: Both MPP Clark and MP Barrett will answer your questions during the first half hour of the call. To help you prepare for the Lieutenant Governor’s visit, is there a question you would like to ask her? Your children might want to ask how she fulfills her role as the Queen’s representative for Ontario. You might want to share with her and get her response to “If I was Lieutenant Governor for one day, I would…” Your family might want to tell her what you enjoy the most about living in Westport or Ontario or Canada. Let’s put Westport on Her Honour’s list of the most patriotic communities!

Step 3: The Mayor will be hosting the call and will try to get all your questions answered. It would help if you cold limit your question to under 1 minute. Let Patti know before the ZOOM call that you want to be called upon to ask your question and she will provide Mayor Jones with your name.

Step 4: Decorate your home or business in red and white. Raise the Canadian flag and show your pride to be a Canadian.

We can’t congregate on July 1st, but we can CELEBRATE CANADA DAY!