2021 Art & Culture Awards Nomination, Mental Health Event Series, & a Sneak Peek at Theatre Orangeville’s New Show!

  Dear members, September marks the return to school and the return to regular routines for many of us - we hope you are having a great week! Just a reminder that you can access all our past newsletters online, and connect with us and your business neighbours on our OBIA Facebook Group. We encourage you to get in touch anytime with questions and feedback concerning any of our programs such as the Gift Certificate/Coupon Program, Blade Sign Grant Program, and upcoming events/contests.  Email: ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca  Phone: 416-797-9362 .  

Halloween in Downtown Orangeville

We are busily working behind the scenes with the OBIA Better Together Task Force to give the community a Halloween to remember this year!  Stay tuned for all the details - coming soon!  

OBIA Receives 2021 Art & Culture Awards Nomination

  We are honoured to announce that the Orangeville Business Improvement Area (OBIA) has been nominated for the Town of Orangeville’s 2021 Art and Culture Awards in the following categories:
  • Community Impact by an Organization
  • Creative Cultural Event
These awards recognize the contributions or individuals, organizations, and businesses to arts and culture in Dufferin County and we want to say congratulations to all the nominees – many of whom are BIA members! Way to go! It was special events like out virtual tree lighting ceremony, Halloween selfie contest, Easter Egg Hunt, and the successfully modified Farmer’s Market that earned us our nominations and we want to say a big thank you to all our members for supporting and participating in our Downtown events and initiatives, we simply could not do what we do without YOU! Visit: https://www.orangeville.ca/en/things-to-do/2021-arts-and-culture-awards.aspx for a full list of nominees and links to view the awards presentation online on Thursday October 7th at 7pm.    

New Webinar Series from InDufferin: Stress, Survival & Showing Up

COVID-19 has changed the way we operate at work, and it's also changing the way we look at and prioritize mental health. It's just as important as physical health, yet accessing support for our psychological safety remains a sincere challenge. To address this, inDufferin is launching Stress, Survival & Showing Upa new, FREE mental health series of events, workshops and resources designed to support business owners and their teams. The seven-part series will run from September to November 2021, to provide Dufferin County business owners with trauma-informed, anti-oppressive supports and tangible tools to:
  • Address and maintain one’s own mental health and wellness,
  • Approach sensitive issues with employees at work,
  • Lead teams of people with compassion and emotional intelligence,
  • Understand employers’ legal obligations to accommodate mental health needs in the workplace, and
  • Create a psychologically safe workspace.
Stress, Survival & Showing Up is completely FREE and available to all members of the Dufferin County business and agriculture community. The first webinar is coming up on September 28th, register today! Mental Health in a Covid-19 Era Workforce Tuesday September 28th 7:00-8:00pm via Zoom Click to Register  

Theatre Orangeville Presents: Josiah

  Click here for a preview of Theatre Orangeville’s new show! Josiah is theatrical magic: Cassel Miles, on a bare stage, takes you on Josiah Henson's remarkable journey from slavery to freedom. A cap, a handkerchief, and a bucket are the only props in the show. From that, Miles creates dozens of characters and conjures settings from thin air. Tickets are selling fast! Get yours today!       Have a great weekend everyone!