Bronte Buzz Village Update
Bronte Village BIA's Monthly Newsletter
September  Edition
 Happenings in BronteEvents
Mary Roberts
Bronte BIA Says Goodbye and 
Thank You Mary
Mary Roberts, formerly of Estilo, then Jupe, Bronte Rd. and former Bronte BIA Chair of the Board has left the Bronte BIA Board.   When Jupe closed its Bronte Rd. store, Mary decided that she must step down as she was going to be working in Jupe-Waterdown.  However, Mary still calls Bronte her home.

Mary has given almost six years of volunteer service to the Bronte BIA serving as Board Member, Vice-Chair and moving to the Chair position in 2012.

Her passion for Bronte was always evident. Her commitment to the Board from start to finish was there in every thing she did.  She held a steady hand on the wheel through some challenging and changing times for the Bronte BIA.  We sincerely regret losing Mary Roberts as a BIA board member, and in particular in her role as a tireless leader in the Chair position.

From all of us at the Bronte BIA, we thank you sincerely Mary for all you've done to volunteer in this important role for the BIA and its members. You are greatly missed! 


Bronte BIA Board of Management

Sam Rawdah - Sammy's Old Fashioned Chip Wagon Resigns from Bronte BIA Board
The Board of the Bronte BIA wishes to thank Sam Rawdah for his years of service to the Bronte BIA.

'Sammy' joined the BIA Board several years ago and has given his volunteer time toward the betterment of the Bronte community.  Sammy is a long-time Bronte Booster who gives his time to many organizations such as the Kinsmen. Most recently he hosted the Terry Fox Bronte Challenge, an annual event whereby all the proceeds from his day's sales goes to the Terry Fox Run. 

We also offer Sammy our deepest condolences on the very recent passing of his father. Once closed for the season, Sammy will be going to spend some time with family in Lebanon.

Thank you Sammy for your Board service and accept our sympathies on behalf of the Board and our BIA member community.   

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Sovereign House Art Show

This historic home/interpretive museum with lush gardens located on the picturesque Bronte Bluffs above the beach, is a must-see on any visit to Bronte. Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour of the restored rooms with artifacts, photographs, archival documents and memorabilia.  
Sovereign House is open to the public Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 1pm and 4pm, from June through September. .
For a complete list of its Summer Art Shows and Speaker Series, please visit the Bronte Historical Society Website.

The Lake Walk Series 2016 A Big Hit

Our 2016 The Lake Walk series sponsored by Catch Hospitality, Trias Gallery and the Bronte BIA ended up on a high note with artists, performers, residents and visitors all enjoying summer evenings of culture - food, live music and dance.
We wish to thank all of those businesses that participated and a special thanks goes to Indira at Trias Gallery for her liaison with all the artists and musicians who helped make these events special. A list of participants for each evening can be viewed on by clicking on the Lake Walk dates.
Paint The Lake

In partnership with the
 Bronte Lake Walk, the Bronte BIA and the Town of Oakville 'Paint the Lake' was a huge success on August 4 at  Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park.
Oakville residents were invited to showcase their artistic talents as part of the town's Summer Cultural Connection events series. Participants chose a picturesque scene of Bronte Harbour and created their own masterpiece for a chance to win great prizes. Paint supplies and canvases were provided.

Each painting was shared on the  Bronte Village Facebook page where people were invited to like their favourite. Prizes were awarded in four categories: Kids (10 and under), Youth (11-17), Adult (18+) and Professional.

Oakville's Musical Moments

In partnership with  Merriam Music, and Oakville's three BIA's, Oakville's Musical Moments was a huge success from August 15 to 31 where six pianos were placed at various locations in Oakville. Bronte Village's piano was located on the Bronte Rd. Boardwalk and provided many hours of enjoyment for residents and visitors.

Piano players of all ages and abilities were encouraged to share a video of their musical performance on  Merriam Music's Facebook page, using #OakvilleMakesMusic for a chance to win great prizes. 

Thank you to the Town of Oakville, Merriam Music and to everyone who participated in painting the pianos at the Oakville Children's Festival and the camp groups at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.

We hope that you got a chance to express your musical abilities at one of the locations.    

Upcoming Events in BronteUpcoming

Most people will tell you that "Likes" on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, etc.) are important to your business. But have you ever wondered how those social media likes are actually turning into dollars for your offline business? 

Held once a month on a Friday afternoon 3-5, often at Taste of Colombia on Bronte Rd., these informal meetings are a way to build the connections among Oakville's technology ecosystem. TGIF Tech offers an informal touch point for business development, sharing knowledge and information in a relaxed environment. Consider coming out and joining if you are involved with a digital media business or organization in Oakville. The broad definition of technology includes video, gaming, wire-less, animation, podcasting, online communications, software programming and consulting, etc.
TGIF Tech Supporters:     Nexed, Silicon Halton, Cinemasuite, 
Axxyr Medical Systems Inc.

Culture Days -Sept 30, Oct. 1, 2

T his Canada-wide event invites everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture in every community across the country, It will feature free, weekend event of arts and culture in Bronte Village at participating businesses, at Sovereign House and at Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural Centre featuring hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate "behind the scenes"-and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.
Watch for details on how Bronte BIA businesses are participating. 

Doors Open Ontario October 1-2

Every April to October, Ontario's heritage treasures are open to the public with free events across the province. Whether you are exploring on your own, organizing an outing with family and friends, or planning a first date, Doors Open Ontario has something for everyone.

From historical houses to modern marvels of construction, Doors Open Ontario showcases the buildings, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural centres that shape and define our communities.

This year, Doors Open Ontario will focus on our rich legacy of medical science and innovation. The number of innovations in medical science, procedures and technology conceived in Ontario is extensive and their stories fascinating. Featured sites include hospitals, medical schools and laboratories that showcase Ontario's and Canada's achievements in medicine. Learn more about ingenious innovators and remarkable discoveries while you uncover the places that made medical history.

The Doors Open Ontario website makes it easy for you to discover events happening across the province and identify which of the interesting buildings and sites you would like to visit.

Doors Open-   offers much to see and do in Bronte/Oakville/Halton Region and across Ontario.

Oakville sites only:

Oakville Museum    http://
The Halton Doors Open 
Leisure/Fishing Group Charter Boat Cruises - Weekends to Thanksgiving 
(weather permitting)  

Sovereign House Art Show  to October 19
Sovereign House (Bronte Historical Board) Art on the Bluffs series continues at this lakeside historical interpretive museum and gardens on the Bronte Bluffs.
Painted Faces
C. Sanders, H. Griffith
Sept. 24 to Oct. 5
Mary Duggan
Oct. 8 to Oct. 19

Bronte Village Tree Lighting  - November 26 (stay tuned for more details in next issue).

Bundle up, bring your camera, and come down to Centriller Square on Lakeshore Rd. (opposite Sobey's at Centriller Square Plaza).  Experience the mirth and merriment of an old-fashioned Bronte Christmas during the Bronte Business Improvement Area's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 26, from 4-6:30. Take time to shop some great early sales and warm up indoors at one of Bronte's excellent eateries with mulled cider, festive treats or whatever your heart desires. Listen to favourite Christmas carols, dance with Santa, and light up our tree.

Bronte Fishermen's Memorial (Heritage Waterfront Park Bronte) More and more people are discovering the history of Bronte Village's history as a fishing village. Listen to local resident Ken Pollock tell tales of the Lake at the memorial. Bronte BIA and our community thanks Ken sincerely for his volunteer work educating residents and visitors alike about Bronte's history as a commercial fishing village.
Bronte Harbour LOVES Cyclists! 

Cycle Bronte Harbour any day for a great ride along the Waterfront Trail. Lots of bike racks are available in our business core and in Heritage Park. Make a ride into Bronte part of your leisure activities. Use our Bronte BIA bike corral on Bronte Rd. in front of Taste of Colombia. Ten or more bicycles fit in the space of one car!

Goodbye to Bronte BIA Businesses New
We are very sad to say goodbye to these wonderful Bronte businesses.  
Thank you for your contribution to our Bronte BIA community.
Best of luck in your new endeavours. You will be missed.
British Eats and Treats - Dena Bull
R&R Books - Russ & Rob
Welcome to the Neighbourhood! New
New Business in Bronte!
Bronte BIA welcomes new arrivals to our community:
Bronte Village 
Animal Hospital      

Lakeshore Animal Hospital              

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