Newsletter – July 2014
Morrisburg BIA Newsletter
Morrisburg Business Improvement Area
“Supporting Business, Services, and Events in our Community”
With summer in full swing, we hope you have had the opportunity to enjoy the courtyard area and our new picnic tables and umbrellas, the lovely view of the St. Lawrence River, our gardens and hanging baskets. The BIA is very fortunate to have two summer students through the Canada Summer Jobs Grant. Hayley and Bobby are working hard on many projects including beautification, Antiquefest and preparation for our fall events. Please make yourself known to them.
Antiquefest is fast approaching. Tents and vendors will be set up in the court yard and in the parking lot on the west side of Cassell Drive, with designating parking on the eastside, starting Friday, July 18th until Sunday, July 20th. Antiquefest hours are Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4. We anticipate this event will bring many new and returning visitors to our plaza and businesses. We will be providing 2 Port-O-Potties and hand wash station for our visitors however if you are able, please allow visitors to use your facilities. The BIA will provide supplies and our BIA summer students will provide cleaning services for the washrooms on both Saturday and Sunday.
This year Tubiefest is being hosted by the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce on the weekend of August 2nd and 3rd. The Tubiefest parade begins at 1pm on the Saturday and will be coming through the Morrisburg Village Plaza. The dance takes place Saturday night under the stars and the Tubie races will be held down at the water front on Sunday. In support of this weekend tradition the Morrisburg BIA is holding a window decorating contest for our businesses in the MVP. The theme of the contest is Tubie-A-Splash. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Judging will take place on July 31st.
We are now ready to have our businesses populate their own listing on our website. The coordinator will be visiting each business to assist you with login registration.
We will have more news to share with our members in the near future at www.morrisburgshopping.ca
If you have any questions or suggestions please can contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 613.362.0203, Grace McDonough, Coordinator, Morrisburg BIA