More events planned for Downtown


by Deron Johnston, Executive Director of the BIA

If you attended the Sunday Downtown Promenade on Sunday, August 23, you probably thoroughly enjoyed yourself. The casual nature of the event allowed people to slow down and enjoy exploring Downtown Kemptville at a leisurely pace. Watch for another promenade event coming up in Late September.

Even though the future of Hallowe’en in 2020 is uncertain, the Old Town Kemptville BIA Events Committee is determined to come up with a new vision for our annual Kreepy Kemptville event. One thing for sure, there’ll be a pumpkin carving contest, so start planning what your pumpkins will look like this year! Stay tuned for more details as we piece things together.

Last year, the Leeds Grenville Fibre Extravaganza put up a beautiful display of poppies at Rotary Park for Remembrance Day. Brenda and her team are planning to do it even bigger and better this year. They want people to send them poppies that they’ve made to be part of the display. They want to display poppies from every province and territory from across Canada. Please mail your poppy donations to Leeds Grenville Fibre Extravaganza, 779 County Road 44, Kemptville, Ontario, K0G 1J0, Canada. Initial discussions have already begun around organizing another “12 Days of Christmas” promotion similar to last year’s fun where prizes were given away daily over 12 days to lucky residents who were supporting downtown businesses. Hopefully the elf costumes still fit! Ya we know it’s early to think about Christmas, but some of these things take a lot of time to organize. We’ll keep you posted!

Busker Festival – Spring 2021. It’ll be more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Want to volunteer? Want to become a sponsor? Send us an email at [email protected].


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