Downtown Acton Community Corner:
Well summer is upon us and the Acton BIA has been working hard to keep downtown Acton looking beautiful as we welcome you all to explore what downtown has to offer! As an volunteered organization focused on community, the Acton BIA believes in promoting a “shop local” attitude in order to create a better commercial and residential atmosphere within the downtown core. It is our responsibility to ensure downtown is an attractive area, in an on-going effort to draw people participate in events and enjoy what our merchants have to offer. Over the past 2 months, manager Josey Bonnette and summer student, Jennifer MacDonald, have been planting and watering the abundance of flowers within the boundaries of the BIA region, all in attempt to beautify the local community.
As part of the “shop local” brand, the Acton BIA proudly operates the Acton Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 3pm to 7pm, located on Willow Street South in the heart of downtown Acton. The market consists of live entertainment, numerous food, craft and fresh produce vendors from the surrounding area. The market not only supports the local community, it reduces our carbon footprint by purchasing food locally and encourages people to explore downtown Acton. We encourage everyone to participate in the market, which runs until October. There is always something exciting and different happening every week.
Blooms Away Flower & Gift Shop is under new ownership and we welcome Tina Mandarino to the neighbourhood! Kelly Wilson and her mom Sandy MacDonald have decided to retire and we wish them well in their future endeavours. The ‘old’ Super Cuts For All is under renovations and watch for a new restaurant called The Clay Oven & Bar to open in early September.
The BIA is gearing up for 23rd annual Leathertown Festival on August 10th from 11am to 5pm. The festival will feature a wide variety of vendors, crafts, food, games and entertainment. Located along Mill Street, the festival will encompass a tradition of Acton’s “Leathertown” by celebrating the legacy of The Old Hide House and the sense of community involvement that gives Acton a warming, small town feel. The Acton BIA is very excited to announce our Headliner of 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…and now these guys will be in Acton!! We are pleased to announce that our very own Ryan Parker from Q107 will be the Master of Ceremonies. The Acton Citizen’s Band will open up the festival at 12 noon. Also performing are The Jeffery Brothers, Half Hour City, Low Down Dirty Band and so much more for the whole family! We encourage local residents to join us at the festival, and spread the word to surrounding communities; everyone is invited to be apart of the street festival and enjoy the day with family and friends! Don’t forget to check out the “Kids Zone” located in the Peekaboo Daycare parking lot, we’ve got lots going on. The Halton Hills Fire Department will have the ‘Get’em out alive’ Smoke House and fire truck, Shriners Cars, Masonic Chip Program, Monkey Nastics, Rock Climbing Wall and Global Pet Foods is sponsoring the ‘Pets on Parade’ in the kids zone at 4 pm.
For more information about downtown, our events check out our website at www.downtownacton.ca Want to get involved? Contact us at 519-853-9555 or email@example.com.