Register for our Pumpkin Pop-Up Event, Protests on Broadway, Autumn Story Walk and more!


Pumpkin Decorating Contest

There is just one week left to register for our Pumpkin Decorating Contest that will culminate in an exciting Pop-Up Event on October 30th!  The success of this event depends on having as many pumpkins as we can to delight passersby – we hope you will join in the fun to make this a special day for everyone! We are asking our members to:
  1. Register by October 7th (email
  2. Create your pumpkin
  3. Display your pumpkin outside your place of business on October 30th for a chance to win!
On October 30th, members of the public will visit each participating location to view and vote for their favourite pumpkin between the hours of 10am and 4pm.  For every ballot cast, we will donate $1 to the Displaced Men’s Transitional Home. Not only will this event put a smile on our customers faces (especially the little ones!), it will also raise much needed funds for the new Men’s Homeless Shelter AND you have a chance to win the top prize of $250 in Marketing Bucks!  If you don’t register, you can’t win!  Please email today! “But I don’t have time to carve a pumpkin!” You DO NOT need to CARVE your pumpkin! Check out this slideshow of “no-carve” pumpkin ideas! You may also want to consider decorating a pumpkin to match your business – this is a great promotional tool! Hairstylist                                                              Bakery                           Jewelers    

Protests on Broadway

You may have witnessed or heard about a protest last Sunday on Broadway, and we heard that another protest is planned for this coming Sunday. The OBIA does not condone and is in no way affiliated with these protests. For those open for business on Sundays, we hope that these protests will not interfere with your ability to operate. Should you have any concerns at the time of the protest, we strongly encourage you to email the Town’s after-hours bylaw officer at or call the OPP 1-888-310-1122 .   In the event of unruly or threatening behavior, please call 911.  

The Orangeville Public Library Commemorates Truth and Reconciliation Week

The Orangeville Public Library featured special programming all week long in commemoration of Truth and Reconciliation Week (Sept 27-Oct 1). As part of this important programming, this week’s StoryTime, honouring Orange Shirt Day and all children who endured residential schools, is now available to watch on YouTube.  It’s a great way to sit down as a family and talk to your children about these important issues. Ms. Shannon reads When We Were Alone written by David Robertson and illustrated by Julie Flett. .  

Autumn StoryWalk on Broadway

Next week, the Orangeville Public Library, in partnership with the BIA, will be launching a new StoryWalk along Broadway!  This is a fun and safe activity, and we encourage everyone to take part! 15 storefronts were selected to showcase one page from the children’s book: “Paisley’s Pumpkin”, written by local author Carolyn J. Morris.    Begin at the library and enjoy reading the story from start to finish as you make your way up and down Broadway, between First & Second Street. Maps for participating in the StoryWalk will be available to print from our website, or pick up from the library, starting next week. The author will also be giving a live, in-person reading on October 23rd at 10am outside the Opera House, as part of our Boo! On Broadway event.  Please make sure to share this news with your littlest customers!   Have a great weekend!