Old-Fashioned Street Dance

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Old-Fashioned Street Dance

We loved the music, smells and vibe of last year's Taste of Fort Erie, and the overwhelming support made it a huge success even in the rain! 

 Dance like nobody's watching! (Photo from last year's  Taste of Fort Erie )

Dance like nobody's watching! (Photo from last year's Taste of Fort Erie)

However, an event of such proportions took up a large amount of the board's resources and financial capacity. So, in the theme of fun, we've pared it down a little and decided this year to have a new event, Bridgeburg's first Old-Fashioned Street Dance

Please invite all your friends and come on down for an evening of music, food, and dancing! Of course, there's always room for a drink (or two or three)... 

We welcome all Bridgeburg businesses to participate - if you'd like a spot to showcase your business, no problem, just let us know! Here are all the details:

Date: Sept 23rd
Time: 5 pm to Midnight 

Live Entertainment Lineup

  • The Associates 5 to 9pm 
  • Split Second 9pm to 12pm

Food and Beverage Options (just to name a few)

  • Billy Bones Ribs 
  • Broaster Boys Chicken 
  • Fort Erie Fry Truck 
  • The Savoury Bean 
  • South Sides 
  • Bass Girls Wraps and Rolls 
  • The Event Cube Mobile Bar 
  • Brimstone Brewery 

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Update and New Events!

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Update and New Events!

The Bridgeburg District has been super busy this year reallocating their budget to support important new initiatives! 

One of the awesome new businesses we are assisting, The Bell Tower Community Arts & Entertainment Complex, is leading the way in creating entertaining, local, and safe community events, including Country Nights, Karaoke Evenings and charity events such as The Breast Cancer Walk and Kinks and Drags (to aid Fort Erie's C.O.P.E.). 

Many noteworthy Grand Openings have taken place this year including our own Real Estate Office, Royal LePage's Dawn Kendrick, and our new Sun Life Financial Planning Office (Katie Miller and Kyle Campbell).

 The Royal LePage and Sun Life Financial offices with their new signs... fancy!

The Royal LePage and Sun Life Financial offices with their new signs... fancy!

We welcomed Atrium Spa, an incredible business owned by Val Fyke, to the celebration of Fate Salon's 50th year in business with their showcase new building. These new and improved businesses give a fresh energy and light to Bridgeburg, setting superior standards as the next generation of businesses to the area. Many buildings have been recently purchased, and there are a few facade grant contracts that have been signed for commitment, so be on the lookout for even more renovated buildings over the next 6 to 12 months!

The BBIA have a full schedule of exciting events planned for this year, including a brand-new event we'd like to call the Old Fashioned Street Dance... stay tuned for more info on this in the coming weeks.

We truly want to keep you on the edge of your seats, as there will be another outstanding event to come in 2018 which we promise will bring back Bridgeburg's history.

The Halloween Trick or Treat event will be run this year by The Bell Tower, and last but not least, we have some really incredible announcements to come about this year's Santa Claus Parade. Phew!

 Outside The Bell Tower last October for our 'Trick or Treat on Jarvis Street' event!

Outside The Bell Tower last October for our 'Trick or Treat on Jarvis Street' event!

The town has been aiding the district, and is currently busy repairing sidewalks in the area: a temporary fix to our long term plan of achieving a major overhaul of the street. We have already taken the first steps by securing appropriate funding for the design, including sidewalks, light posts, garden, irrigation, and much more.

One thing's for sure: Bridgeburg just keeps on getting better! 

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Spring Celebrations

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Spring Celebrations

Bunny Hop (April 8)

On Saturday, April 8 check in at 209 Jarvis Street to get your map of participating businesses for this year's annual Bunny Hop. There will also be free popcorn and hot chocolate and free face painting and fun for the kids. Bring your Easter baskets to walk door to door to get some sweet treats from our local businesses. Olaf and the Easter Bunny will be out and about for photos!

Bridgeburg Spring Opening (April 15)

Businesses old and new have celebrating to do and you are invited to witness their milestones on April 15.

12:00 pm - The Savoury Bean 1 Year Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - On the Mat Yoga Free Giveaway

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Client Appreciation Event by Katie Miller (Sun Life Financial) and Dawn Kendrick (Royal LePage Realty)

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Fate Salon 50th Anniversay / Atrium Spa 10th Anniversary and Grand Re-Opening

See the Bridgeburg Spring Opening event on Facebook for more information.

Atrium Spa 10th Anniversary & Grand Re-Opening

Fate Salon 50th Anniversary & Grand Re-Opening

April 15

Fate Salon and Atrium Spa open the doors for their official Grand Re-Opening event celebrating Fate Salon's 50 years in business at its 31 Jarvis Street location while Atrium Spa celebrates 10 years in business and now calls 31 Jarvis Street home. Fate Salon was formerly known as Reno's Salon which was opened by Vince's father, Reno Salvatori on April 15, 1957. The new building had been Vince's dream to provide a modern and comfortable space to create a unique salon and spa experience. The new space also allowed Vince to introduce a separate barbering section and a space to showcase exceptional products for men to compliment the new service. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Enjoy music, food, drink, raffles, prizes and giveaways while you mingle with the owners and staff. Meet Vince and his team of professional stylists and discover why Fort Erie's Finest professionals work at Fort Erie's Finest salon.

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Lights, Camera, Action!

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Back in January, Katie Miller (Sunlife Financial) asked Jason (Jason Haywood Photography) to make a short, fun video inspired by Mark Zuckerburg's original, "Jarvis". 

The video was originally intended to be a lighthearted glimpse of some of what Jarvis Street has to offer, yet it turned into much more. After reaching over 1600 people, the sketch turned into something of a viral hit. What can we say? People love Jarvis! 

We also gained many great ideas on what you want to see happen on Jarvis. We heard you, and we love your suggestions!

Without further redo, check out the video below, and don't forget to leave your ideas in the comment section. Enjoy!


A look at Jarvis Street's new artificial intelligence system!

Inspired by Mark Zuckerburg's 'Jarvis' - https://goo.gl/WTgd1o

Produced by Jason Haywood, featuring:

Kyle Campbell, Katie Miller, Willem
Julie Graves Brady (Regional Limousine)
Vanessa Garrison (On the Mat)
Carrie-Ann Pennimpede (The Savoury Bean)
Valerie Fyke, Vince Salvatori (Atrium Spa and F8 Salon)
Brian McCooey (McCooey's Bicycle and Vacuum)
Special Thanks: Tori Colgan, Liz Woodward (Bumblebee Consulting)

* Willem was not actually locked in trunk, don't worry!

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Celebrate Halloween in Historic Downtown

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Celebrate Halloween in Historic Downtown

Bridgeburg Historic District offers much to do and see any time of year but celebrations have a special place in Fort Erie's historic downtown. Halloween is one those holidays that cater to our creative side and we would love to entertain your family and invite you to trick or treat with us. Take a stroll down Jarvis Street's broad sidewalks with your family dressed in ghoulish attire and stop to visit merchants for a tasty treat. Experience with delight or fright a special show by the Mad Scientist and enjoy a fun-filled Halloween party at the Bell Tower. See below for details.

Halloween dance at the Bell Tower Community Arts & Entertainment Complex

Friday, October 28 at 9 PM - 1 AM

Join us for a night of costumes, dancing, and a prize for the best costume!

The video screen will be rocking with all your favourite Halloween classics. 

$10 per person
19+ Event

Tickets are available at the Bell Tower
Call 289-320-9968 or
Email info@thebelltowercommunity.com for details.

Downtown Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 29 at 11 AM - 4 PM

Trick or Treat 11 AM - 2 PM at over 30 Bridgeburg businesses. Register at Bell Tower Community Arts & Entertainment Complex at 575 Central Ave (corner of Central Ave and Dufferin St) for a map.

Kids Halloween Party at the Bell Tower Community Arts & Entertainment Complex, 575 Central Ave. 12 PM - 4 PM
Come in Costume!

Mad Science show 1 PM -1:30 PM at Music and Performance Niagara, 87 Jarvis Street.

Halloween Party at Music and Performance Niagara (MAPN)

Sunday, October 30 at 3 PM - 7 PM

Free admission for the whole family!
Round up your best Halloween costumes and bring your friends and family to our Halloween Party and Open Jam at the new MAPN Performance Hall on Sunday October 30th from 3-7pm! 

*CASH Prizes for best costume

*Food and Drinks available

*Open Jam entertainment by MAPN students (that means drummers, bass players and electric guitarists can come out and take part in the fun!)

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