The BIA Board of Management Directors have all agreed to post the approved minutes of our monthly board members! Please take a look at the minutes and if you have any questions or concerns please email the BIA Coordinator, Janel Gagnier at email@example.com
Click the link below to review the approved minutes.
Building on the strengths of the Belle River-On the Lake BIA, the CIP is an exciting opportunity to enhance this community’s unique character by promoting redevelopment, revitalisation and beautification.
Why apply? Business and property owners, within the CIP approved area, who are thinking of property improvement may apply for the various financial incentives which provide a range of opportunities and flexibility.
Community Improvement Plan info for businesses shows you the improvements that have been made on Notre Dame Street with the help of the CIP Program.
Contact the Town of Lakeshore Planning Department at 519-728-2818 to see if your project is eligible and for further details.
More information is also available on the Lakeshore Website http://lakeshore.ca/lakeshore-1/planning#CIP2
Get YOUR Business in front of your Lakeshore community!!
Stroll the Street is organized by the Belle River-On the Lake BIA and aims to bring the community and local business and associations together to enjoy food, shopping and entertainment as an upbeat urban experience with small town charm geared for locals of all ages.
WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICPATE! Local businesses, vendors, entertainers and organizations will be set up to line the street of Notre Dame on May 12, June 16 and September 22, 2017 between 6pm and 8pm. The street closure will begin at 5pm with the event starting at 6pm. Please confirm your attendance by completing the form below and submitting your form along with payment to either a committee member or directly to Belle River-On the Lake BIA, 419 Notre Dame, Belle River ON N0R 1A0. All cheques payable to Belle River-On the Lake BIA
Stroll the Street is your opportunity to meet interesting people as they walk, shop, eat and enjoy all that the local businesses have to offer AND an opportunity for the community to visit with friends and family and even meet new people while enjoying a variety of music and activities.
Ways to Participate:
Fun Activities that can take place on the Street:
YES!!! I’D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS GREAT EVENT
I would like to sell something (details)_______________________________________________
I would like to provide entertainment (details) ________________________________________
I would like to provide an activity (details) ___________________________________________
I would like to sell food (details)____________________________________________________
BUSINESS NAME:________________________CONTACT NAME:__________________________
MAILING ADDRESS:_______________________SOCIAL MEDIA: _________________________ WEBSITE:_______________________________________
I am a BIA Member: YES/NO *Please note that BIA Members and Not for Profit Organization Application Fees will be waived!
I have a businesses on Notre Dame: YES/NO
SPECIAL LOCATION REQUESTS (we will try but can’t commit)_____________________________
|Date of Event||Space
|Date Paid||Application deadline||Activity|
|June 16||10 x 10ft||$25||June 9|
|10x 20ft||$50||June 9|
|September 22||10ftx10ft||$25||August 22|
Participation Waiver – I am aware that there are always risks associated with participating. Having knowledge of these risks I hereby assume all risk of injury, damage and liability arising from such activities. I hereby release the Belle River-on the Lake BIA, Stroll the Street Committee, Town of Lakeshore, its officials, employees and agents and waive any right of recovery I might have to bring a claim or lawsuit against them for any personal injury, death, or other consequence occurring to myself or my group as a result of my participation. Further I grant full permission to use any photograph, video, film or record of my participation. I agree to all terms and conditions.
Signed _______________________________________ Date_________________________
Simple Rules and Regulations
Stroll the Street Committee Members:
Tracey Bailey, Lucille Soulliere, Janel Gagnier, Jennifer Certossi, Susan Dominato, Stefanie Goulding, Sandy Pepper, Dale Sanger and Tina Roy
Belle River – On the Lake Business Improvement Area (BIA), 419 Notre Dame, Belle River, ON N0R 1A0
firstname.lastname@example.org BelleRiverBIA.com 519-728-4624
Thank you for your interest in joining the Belle River – On the Lake BIA as an Associate Member in 2017
Belle River – On the Lake BIA Mission Statement is to promote the businesses of our membership, to assist in economic growth and development and encourage beautification in the community. We are committed to the enhancement of tourism in our area. We strive to keep our members informed and up to date on new developments, concerns and announcements that affect our businesses.
Advantages To Being an Associate BIA Member for only $125 a year!
Belle River Improvement Association Accomplishments for Our Community
“A truly successful BIA creates a spirit of cooperation that improves the local community not only for all businesses but for property owners and local residents as well.”
“Business changes every day. Adapting to the marketplace is important”
“Together, as a BIA, we have more resources and can accomplish much more than acting alone.”
“It takes a lot of effort and dedication to make a BIA work. But the results make it all worthwhile.”
The Belle River BIA hosted the annual BIA Tree Lighting Celebration at the Optimist Park on Saturday, Dec 3, 2016. A number of activities were available for the families of Lakeshore to participate in S’More Making, Singing Christmas Carols with Gillian Marshall and even dancing with Encore Performance Company! Gentlemen from the Sun Parlour Chorus gathered at the park to sing their hearts out and welcome Santa.
The Belle River Girl Guides were selling cookies and organising a craft for the kids in Santa’s tent. Lakeshore Firefighter brought Santa in a fire truck to the park as we did not have enough snow on the ground for a safe landing.
A special thank you to all the volunteers who helped out as well as the Belle River Optimist Club who serviced up over 600 cups of steaming hot chocolate. This will be the last year for the club to participate as they have all retired and passed on the equipment to the Belle River Lions Club for next year.
Volunteers also served up warm organic apple cider from Foodland , hand made cookies from Little Sweets, 500 tim bits and 80 cups of Timmies coffee as well as 100 bags of Poppers Kettlecorn!
Donations of money and food items were collected for the Belle River and area Goodfellows.
Pick up a Passport – Stroll ON the Street and Get It Stamped to WIN a $500 Gift Basket!
At all of the following businesses….
Sam’s Pampered Pets
Beachwalk Family Fitness
We Got It!
The Treasure Nook
Serenity Life’s A Journey
2 Wave Beauty Bar
RBC Royal Bank
Marietta’s Flower Gallery
Belle River Foodland
Casa Mia Ristorante
The Beach Hut
Belle River Legion
Hairway to Heaven
Community Support Centre
Rochester Place Resort
Tina Roy REMAX
Source for Sports
The Hot Potato
Libro Credit Union
PAWpular PAWS Grooming
BIGSS Restaurant & Sportsbar
TD Canada Trust
Top Dollar Store
Notre Dame will be closed for all of these Activities right on Notre Dame
Tractor Pulled Wagon Rides—with pick up stops at Tim Horton’s and Shoppers Drug Mart
Jangles the Clown
Girl Guide Cookies and Crafts
VON Nurse Practioner Booth
FREE Draw for MARS sleeping bag/tote
Jen Knight & Band at BIGGS
8pm Outdoor Movie—Star Wars -The Force Awaken at LIBRO Credit Union
Music on the Street
Art on the Street
Kids Craft – Canvas Painting
Handy man Obstacle Course
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwiches
Fresh Flower Sales
Chocolate Sweets and Treats
Kelly’s My Choice Natural Soaps and Essential Oils
Orphaned Kitten Nurseries
Can Good Collection for Food Pantry
Pumpkin Painting for Kids
Polar Bear Sign Up
Vendor Village—Kids Custom Apparel, Chocolate goodies, Air Plants, Crochet Items, Scarves, Cotton Candy, Candy Apples and Carmel Corn, Henna Artist,
Jewelry, Lip Print Reading, Tarot Reading, Halloween Costumes, Gifts, Lamps and Homemade Knits
Visitors to our August 26 Stroll the Street were fortunate to hear the lovely sounds of Lakeshores’ Eight Year old Cello Player Jivan Ramesh
SurfSUP, Belle River!
This Saturday, come out to welcome Kim Rice, owner of Sup & Sun, located at the Belle River Yacht Club for their grand opening! The day will begin with open air yoga at 9:30am, followed by a trunk show featuring local boutiques; Beach Hut and Rain Fitness. There will also be free SUP board demos and trials!
If you can’t make it Saturday, don’t worry, Sup & Sun offers rentals everyday from 11am-7pm, a sunset cruise at 7:30pm, and a variety of classes!