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September BIA Newsletter

Save the Dates!

Get ready to mark your calendars…Uxbridge has many fun and exciting events planned for the rest of the year.
  • Returning again this year is the Uxbridge BIA’s Spooky Saturday happening on October 28th. Spooky Saturday is a daytime family event where kids can dress up in costume and trick-or-treat at BIA businesses. Invitations to BIA businesses will be sent out soon via email! In the mean time, make sure to follow our social medias for more updates.
  • Also returning this fall is Feargrounds Haunted Attraction presented by Tall Trees Events. Running every Friday & Saturday in October and the last Sunday (October 29th) from 7:00p.m.-11:00p.m. More information available online at
  • Discover Uxbridge's Holiday Trail event returns December 8 and 9! All BIA businesses are encouraged to participate to make this event a huge success. This year’s theme is the Snowman. Start planning your windows! Get some inspiration by checking out last year’s event at

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Dinner and a Scare - Opportunity for Local Restaurants

This October, a new haunt called Feargrounds is coming to Uxbridge, and they want local businesses to be part of the tourism experience!
Event organizers plan to highlight ‘Dinner and a Scare’ as an opportunity to promote Uxbridge as a daycation experience, with a particular emphasis on Friday, October 13, 2023. Those purchasing Feargrounds tickets will have the ability to choose the ‘Dinner and a Scare’ option, which allows ticketholders to receive VIP passes as long as they dine at any of the participating restaurants.
This is a great way to boost customers to your restaurant this fall! Interested restaurants are invited to contact Karen Mortfield at

CEBA Update

In addition to the OBIAA’s call on the Federal Government for CEBA deadline extensions, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has begun a petition for the same request, adding additional pressures on the Government.

Sign the petition at

Read the full article at

'Dine Ontario' Initiative

From October 1-8, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is launching the Dine Ontario initiative to help promote Ontario restaurants as well as the great things that are grown and produced provincewide. 

To participate restaurants must feature a special made with Ontario food and where possible paired with an Ontario wine, cider, craft beer or spirit. Free resources will be provided to help source Ontario products upon sign-up.

This promotion offers an awesome opportunity to increase traffic to your restaurant while also attracting tourists!

Those interested in signing up can visit

OBIAA Homelessness Tool Kit

The OBIAA has launched its Homelessness Response Tool-Kit. This package contains excellent resources and informational guides for businesses impacted by the homeless community. The Tool-Kit can be found here.

OBIAA Accessibility Handbook

Another important resource useful to all businesses is the OBIAA’s Accessibility Handbook. The handbook offers no cost and low cost suggestions, gathered from those with first-hand experience, to inspire businesses to become more inclusive of people with access needs. The Handbook can be found here.

Happy September everyone!
“By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”
— Helen Hunt Jackson

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