ABOUT US

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WHO WE ARE:

Westport in Bloom is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, devoted to helping keep our village beautiful.  Initially formed to celebrate the village’s Centennial in 2004 by participating in the Ontario Communities in Bloom competition, it subsequently became a committee of the Council of the Village of Westport, and changed the focus of its efforts from competition to beautification of the village.  It now consists of a dozen volunteers, with invaluable support from a heartwarming number of generous business and individual donors, and the help of countless volunteers from the community.

WHAT WE DO:

We fill Westport with flowers, in memorial planters and hanging baskets and gardens, and we raise the money needed to pay for them and for their watering and maintenance:

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We plant our flowers in the spring…planting (3)

and bring them in for recycling in the fall:planter removal

 

We brighten our streets with Welcome to Westport banners, decorated with beautiful bright designs by local schoolchildren:

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We’ve had our school kids paint cheerful designs on garbage cans we’ve bought and donated to the village:garbage cans collage

 

We’ve provided a series of elegant waterfront condos for purple martins at the Westport Spring:birdhouse

 

We sell top-quality trees at bargain prices every year and have planted well over fifty, plus dozens of flowering shrubs, around the village ourselves, in an effort to maintain and expand our traditional tree canopy:

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We place beautiful, long-lasting benches around the village where visitors and residents can relax and “Enjoy Our Village”:benches (2)

 

We produce beautiful photos of our beautiful village (and sometimes we even make them into calendars!):

 

And in the winter we decorate the village with dozens of hand-made swags, baskets and planters …

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and join in the fun of the Santa Claus parade:

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We love Westport, we love working together to make it even more beautiful, and we want to share the love.  Who wouldn’t love this special place?scenery summer (3)

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