Rideau Lakes Economic Development Committee meeting briefs

April 17, 2018 by

Submitted by the Rideau Lakes Economic Development Committee

rideaulakestownship_sign-300x217CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION
The Township of Rideau Lakes is seeking volunteers to join our team to conduct business interviews throughout Rideau Lakes. This is important work that will help shape the future of our communities. Free training is required and available. Contact Krista George, Business Retention Officer for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, at krista.george@uclg.on.ca or 1-800-770-2170 x 5368 to sign up.

COMMUNITY MAPS RETURNING FOR 2018
Community maps will be back at various locations this summer. The maps showcase our local businesses, services and attractions in the Township of Rideau Lakes. In addition to a Township wide map, village maps have been created for Chaffeys Lock, Delta, Elgin, Newboro, and Portland. New this year is a Morton and Jones Falls map.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Did you know businesses can register themselves so that they appear on a County-wide business directory? The listing is free for any business located within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Visit directory.leedsgrenville.com to see if you are already on the list.

ELGIN MAIN STREET IS OPEN
Elgin’s Main Street reconstruction will commence this spring and residents are reminded that access to all businesses will be maintained. We encourage you to shop and buy local in Elgin and our other hamlets. We look forward to seeing the rejuvenation of Main Street unfold.

SPRING/SUMMER BROCHURES
The latest edition of our Community & Leisure Guide is now available. Inside you will find information about upcoming events, trails and beaches, and other family friendly activities. Details about our 6 community halls and how you can reserve them for your events, is also provided inside this useful guidebook. A digital version of the guide can be downloaded from the municipal website.

UPCOMING EVENTS
DELTA MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL: April 21st and 22nd All you can eat pancakes with fresh, local maple syrup, and so much more! Visit deltafair.com/wordpress/index.php/maple-syrup-festival/ for information.

DAFFODIL DAYS: First 2 weeks of May. View thousands of daffodils to see why Rideau Lakes is the Daffodil Capital of Ontario. Brochures are available online and at the Municipal Office. Details can be viewed at www.twprideaulakes.on.ca/rec-events.html#may.

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