BIA “very pleased”

with Street Festival


Organizershadnocontrol overabig factor.


“The weather was on our side,” points out

Assaly, noting that skieswereclear formost of

The Hawkesbury Downtown

the July 7-9 event.

Business Improvement Area (BIA)

TheBIAdirectors impressedonmerchants

Commission is “very pleased” with the

the importance of taking a street-level

most recent editionof the Street Festival,

approach to marketing. “There were more

says Corey Assaly, one of the organizers

stores that had merchandise out on the street

of the event.

this year,” he notes.

Some merchants reported that there

Assaly was among the group of business

were line-ups at their stores, adds Assaly,

people who helped to salvage the BIA after

a BIA boardmember who helped arrange

the board of directors quit en masse in

Submitted Photo

the annual sidewalk sale with BIA

December. “One of the reasons the BIA is

Constable Mario Fedele, Diane Waite

president Larry Bogue. Others reported

necessary is that it helps the downtown


that thiswas one of the best street festivals


Sauvé, (front) daughters Naomi and

he says, referring tocommercial development


on County Road 17.

Focus On Fitness

“The downtown needs to have a good

sidewalk sale in the summer,” adds Assaly, a

The Canadian Mental Health

memberof aprominent business family. “You

Association’s Oasis centre at 21

have to offer customers good discounts.”

Nelson St., Hawkesbury, offers Focus

Judging from the positive reaction from

on Fitness programs, including visits

retailers, that tried and true formula paid off.

to the gym at Club 352, Nintendo Wii,

In addition to bargains, the festival put the

a walking club, presentations and

spotlight on local talent who entertained at

healthy lunches.

Place des Pionniers.

For information, call Danika at 613-

Asked if the street festival would return

632-4924, extension 407.


Permanent salute

for Steven Waite


Apermanent tributehasbeenmade toInspectorStevenWaite, theformer commander

of the Prescott CountyOntarioProvincial Police detachmentwhodied inMay at the age

of 48.

AgraniteparkbenchbearingWaite’sportrait isbeingplacedin front of theHawkesbury

O.P.P. station. While recruiting sponsors for the District 11 Ontario Provincial Police

Association golf tournament, Detective Constables Jocelyn Sauvé and Mario Fedele

approached Martel and Sons Inc. The Vankleek Hill firm donated the monument. A full

slate of 148 golfers took part in the tournament which was held in Waite’s honour. The

proceeds of about $11,000 will be presented to the Waite family.

Family Day Fund-raiser

The Canada-Africa Community Health Alliance holds its first Family Day fund-raiser,

at noon July 30 and at 4 p.m. July 31, at 221 Chemin du Domaine, Lefaivre. There will be

volleyball, face-painting, a reptile petting zoo, barbecue and kids’ games.

Photo Richard Mahoney

Macdonell-Williamson House Events

The carnival returned to Hawkesbury last weekend, much to the delight of people of

TheMacdonell-WilliamsonHouse, 25 desOutaouais Rd., Chute-à-Blondeau, hosts July

all ages. Sponsoredby theChamber ofCommerce, themidwaywas set up inanewspot

16, at 2 p.m., awool spinning demonstrationwithmembers of the “Twistle Guild.” July 17,

this year – Confederation Park. In the past, rides have been offered in the area beside

also at 2 p.m., Roberta Histed will explain “Symbolism in Quilt Designs.” Telephone 866-

the sewage treatment facility on Main Street.

269-2962, 450-451-5666, or visit


Bienvenue/Welcome Grande ouverture Grand opening LE MERCREDI 20 JUILLET 2011 DE 11 H À 15 H WEDNESDAY JULY 20, 2011 FROM 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M.

• door prizes/prix de présence • lunch will be served/un goûter sera servi • surprises pour les enfants/surprises for kids

4229 Stewart Glen Road, Dunvegan, ON K0C 1J0 sortie/exit 51, Hwy 417, St-Isidore/Maxville T : 613 527-1501 • F : 613 527-1959


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