Member Update week of June 20, 2022

Music in the Park Concert Series, Canada Day, Taste of Orangeville & Caregivers in the Hills

Music in the park

“Friends, sunshine, music floating on the breeze – that sounds like summer to me”.

We are excited to tell you about a new concert series taking place in Alexandra Park from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, every Saturday in July!    Downtown guests will be invited to hum along while they shop the Farmers’ Market, have a picnic in the park, and make a day of it by visiting our local shops and restaurants.  Picnic tables will be available, as well as a family games zone to encourage our guests to stay awhile.  Check out the full entertainment line-up here .

Special thanks to the OBIA Better Together Task Force for spear-heading this great idea!  Do YOU have great ideas when it comes to attracting residents and visitors to Downtown Orangeville? Can you spare a few hours in the month to volunteer?  We would love to welcome you to the Task Force!   Please contact Julia ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca to learn more!

Taste of Orangeville Returns Saturday August 20th

It’s baaaaaack! 

A day of delicious food, fabulous shopping, and live music in Downtown Orangeville!

Many of you asked for it, and we are pleased to announce that Taste of Orangeville will return to Mill Street, under the big white tent, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday August 20th.

NEW for this year, we will be hosting a Sidewalk Sale simultaneously, so that our Downtown guests can get a true “taste” of the fabulous shopping we have to offer!   More details coming soon, in the meantime, if you know for sure that you would like to participate in this event, please RSVP “YES” to ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca . We will send out the official event plan and sign-up deadline information very soon, keep an eye on your inbox!

Canada Day - Statutory Holiday Reminder

Canada Day – Statutory Holiday Reminder

In accordance with the Town’s Retail Business Holiday Exemption By-law, retail stores ARE permitted to be open on Friday July 1st.

Are YOU planning to be open on Canada Day?

  • Please let us know by emailing Julia: ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca or sending us a quick note on Facebook or Instagram (@downtownoville).
  • Don’t forget to let your customers know via your website and social media so they can plan their holiday
  • Tag us in your posts BEFORE July 1st so that we can get the word out! (@downtownoville)

Canada Day celebrations return to Alder Recreation Centre and Island Lake

Please find a brief summary of the Town of Orangeville’s Canada Day events below.   Go to https://www.orangeville.ca/en/news/canada-day-celebrations-return-to-orangeville.aspx for all the exciting details!

JULY 1ST

Alder Recreation Centre

  • Opening ceremonies and cake at 11:45am
  • Free activities until 5pm including family fun zone, face painting, photo booth, crafts, & more!
  • The main stage, in the red rink, will feature magician and mentalist Mike D’urzo at12:30 -1:30pm & 3:30-4:30pm

 

Island Lake Conservation Area

  • Canada Day concert featuring Jay Kipps and the Over Under Band; 6:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Food & refreshments
 JULY 2ND

Island Lake Conservation Area

  • Fireworks at 10pm over Island Lake

Happy Canada Day!

Caregivers in the Hills

What is the Caregivers in the Hills Program?  

Caregivers in the Hills is a free program that provides identification badges for unpaid caregivers in Dufferin County and Caledon.

Why is this program so important?

Caregivers often spend much of their time taking care of loved ones while placing their own needs on the back burner and asking for very little in return.

How can you help?

Local businesses are being asked to consider gifting members of Caregivers in the Hills with a small discount, gift card or certificate, or even a complimentary beverage when they visit your stores.  The hope is that this will encourage unpaid caregivers to take more time for themselves and feel validated and appreciated in our community.  In exchange for your support, Caregivers in the Hills will promote your business on their website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

Getting Started!

If you would like to welcome Caregivers in the Hills to your business, or find out more, please reach out! Call or text (519) 216-6671 or email info@caregiversinthehills.ca.

Have a great week everyone!