Member Update Week of November 29th

Snap a Selfie for the Food Bank, Colouring Contest, Winter Parking Restrictions, Music on Saturdays & more!

#orangevillecares: Snap a Selfie for the Food Bank

There’s one thing we know for sure about Downtown Orangeville – this community really cares!

We have been inspired by so many of you who have partnered with charitable organizations to give back to the community this Holiday season and we wanted to find a way to give back too!

 From now until December 31st, share your Downtown selfie with us and we’ll donate $2 to the Orangeville Food Bank!

C’mon Orangeville!  Show us your smiles and let’s fill some tummies and some hearts this Christmas!

How to share:

  • Snap a selfie of yourself Downtown enjoying a meal, shopping, or amongst the seasonal décor such as the Town Christmas tree & polar bear chair
  • Share your photo on Instagram or Facebook
  • Tag us @downtownoville and use hashtag #orangevillecares .
  • Every photo with hashtag #orangevillecares = a $2 donation!*

*up to a maximum of $500

Santa’s Little Helpers’ Colouring Contest

We’ve designed something extra special for our littlest customers this year – a colouring contest featuring Mistletoe the Mischievous Elf & a chance to win a giant chocolate Santa from The Chocolate Shop!   Encourage your customers to print the colouring page from our website or pick up a copy from Sproule’s Emporium from now until December 17th

Click here for full contest details: https://downtownorangeville.ca/santas-little-helpers-colouring-contest/

Joy & Lights….and Music!

We are continuing our Joy & Lights celebration with live music on Saturdays!  Every Saturday leading up to Christmas, a local artist will perform live at Broadway Music, 229 Broadway, from 2pm-4pm.

The performances will stream live on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/broadwaymusicorangeville .

Grab your laptop & speakers, click the live stream on the Broadway Music Facebook page, and you can play the performances in-store for your customers to enjoy.

Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Send in your Photos ASAP!

We are seeing some beautiful window displays out there – please don’t forget to send us a photo of your windows for a chance to win the grand prize marketing package worth $1500!

Registration for this contest is free and easy. Once your window is complete, take a photo and send it to: ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca.   

That’s it!

A panel of judges will decide the winner on December 15th.  The winner will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in January.

Good luck!

FREE Local Gift Guide Feature

Have a product or service that you’d like featured for the holidays?

Dufferin County’s Development & Tourism department is looking for submissions to the Dufferin Local Gift Guide, a holiday campaign running from December 2021 – February 2022.

This gift guide is open and FREE to ALL businesses and farms based in Dufferin County, whether you sell products, offer services, or both!  

READ MORE HERE

The Local Gift Guide will be featured on the Tourism inDufferin page, via carousel catalogues. Shoppers will browse featured gift ideas based on their interests (see examples below).

If a shopper sees something they like, they will be able to contact the business directly, as each post will include the social tag, phone number, email, website and item name/description of the participating businesses.

Want to be featured in the Dufferin Local Gift Guide?

Simply provide the following information in an email to: bhope@dufferincounty.ca

  • an image or video of the product or service you would like featured (a maximum of 3, which will be promoted individually between Dec-Feb)
  • the contact information you would like included in the post, so shoppers can get in touch with you
  • A link to your online store (if applicable)
  • the address where shoppers can visit you (if applicable)
  • 1-2 lines describing your product/service. Suggest including name of product, colours available, and any benefits/uses. (Please note: Descriptions may be edited by our team for brevity/formatting purposes)

Need assistance? Call 519.941.2816 x 2512 or email bhope@dufferincounty.ca .

Winter Parking

Winter parking restrictions are now in effect!

Attention Restaurant owners & managers, please inform your evening customers that they cannot leave their vehicles overnight on the street or in the public parking lots UNLESS they are parked in the designated overnight winter parking spaces.

The public parking lot behind the Health Unit and the large public parking lot on the south side of Broadway across from Town Hall both have designated overnight winter parking spaces.

The Town will be issuing tickets regardless of whether or not it has snowed, and no one wants customers to get a ticket!   Thank you in advance for your help in this matter!

Have a great weekend everyone!   Don’t forget, the Winter Market is happening EVERY Saturday this year at Town Hall (closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).  Hope to see you there!