Downtown Acton Community Corner:
Well it is certainly nice to have summer upon us! The Acton BIA has been busy planting flowers and putting up hanging baskets. I hope you have noticed the new addition to our flower baskets at the Acton Mews next to the United Church on Mill Street! A big THANK YOU to Dave Dills for sponsoring the new brackets and Jon Hurst for installing them. KUDOS to Treavor Prueter from Halton Hills Electric for helping put the baskets up. It is so nice to see a community pull together it really is “Small Town Living at its Best”. The Town of Halton Hills will be replacing the sidewalks between John and Elgin Street this summer, this is an ongoing project that started a few years ago to replace the aging interlocking brick with concrete.
Acton Farmers’ Market is in its 5th season and things are well under way! We have started a Sprouts Kids Club this year and we are very excited how well it has been received. To become a member of the Sprouts Kids Club you need to be between the age of 5 and 12 and come to our booth at the Acton Farmers’ Market and pick up your passport. Each week you can get your passport stamped and you will receive 2 Market Coins valued at $1 each to spend at the market. The Club is a community effort involving the Acton Community Garden, St. Albans Anglican Church, Acton YMCA and the Acton BIA. We provide activities each week were children can learn to make healthy food choices, learn where our food comes from, how it is grown and how to cook it! A big thank you to the New Tanner for featuring one of our vendors each week in the Community Corner providing information on where they are located, what they produce and a favourite ‘in season’ recipe for your enjoyment. “Come for the freshness, stay for the fun”
Canada Day Concert in the Park is next Tuesday, July 1st in Prospect Park. Events will start at 6 pm and finish at 9 pm in time for the Acton Fire Fighters fireworks display. Robert Little School Choir & Everybody Dance Club will be performing from 6 – 6:30, Zumba Demonstrations at 6:30 – 7:00, and Monty & the Martinis will perform from 7:00 – 8:45 pm.
Leathertown Festival is Sunday, August 10th from 11 am to 5 pm. You won’t want to miss this event. We have 6 blocks of fun and entertainment for the entire family. This is our 23rd annual Leathertown Festival and plans are already underway and you won’t be disappointed. Our headliner this year is The Kings - "Switching to Glide". World famous producer Bob (Pink Floyd) Ezrin approached Elektra Records in Los Angeles with The Kings’ tapes and the unknown band was signed to a world-wide deal. http://www.thekingsarehere.com/
DOWNTOWN ACTON BUSINESS OF THE MONTH AWARD: Do you know a business in downtown Acton that has given you exceptional customer service and would like to be able to give them some recognition? The Acton BIA has started a Business of the Month Award to help promote downtown Acton businesses. We will take nominations from patrons of local businesses based on ‘great experiences’. The business will be featured on the Downtown Acton BIA website for the month, have a sign in their store window with a photo opportunity with The New Tanner. Nomination forms are available at various businesses in downtown Acton or on our website www.downtownacton.ca
The Downtown Acton BIA has a community calendar on our website www.downtownacton.ca
under the festival and events page. If you know of an event that is not posted please contact the BIA office at email@example.com
and if it is appropriate we will post it on our website. So, if you are looking for something to do check out the calendar!
For more information on these and other events happening in Acton check out our calendar on the festival & events page on our website
and remember to “Get Up & Get Down to Acton Downtown”