St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Carleton Place

For all of the Irish Canadians and Canadians who wish they were Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. Downtown Carleton Place has it all going on for St. Patrick’s Day! This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on Friday, March 17th. Choose from one of these amazing venues to hang your hat for the celebrations – enjoy a great Irish-themed meal, or perhaps make a St. Paddy’s Day crawl of it! No cars required and Bud’s Taxi is just a call away!   Black Tartan Kitchen 3 Course Table D’Hote 1st Course Guinness, Potato & Caramelized Onion Soup with Smoked Bacon Chantilly
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General Meeting: Budget Review

Wednesday March 1, 2017 Carleton Place Arena, 75 Neelin Street Bob Rintoul Hall – Small Hall 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (6:30 pm registration) Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by February 27, 2017 Email to info@downtowncarletonplace.com
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Valentine’s Day in Downtown Carleton Place

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What are you doing with that special someone in your life that day?   Do you go out for a romantic dinner? Do you stop for a drink and a late night munchies to cap your evening off? Will you bring your loved one flowers, chocolates or another heartfelt gift? However you plan to spend the day, Downtown Carleton Place can help. There is a variety of great dining options for your special evening – from pub fare to fine dining – or the food (and drink) stores that can help you get
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Santa Claus Parade Award Winners for 2016

Here are the 2016 Santa Claus Parade Winners!! Best Commercial: Capital Mortgages Best Small Business: This n That Creations Best Non Profit: Mixed Slo Pitch Best Use of Theme: 1st- Beckwith Fire, 2nd- B2 Kings , 3rd- B1 Kings Best Walking: 1st- CP Guiding, 2nd- CP Scouts, 3rd- Rosemary Breman School of Dance AND FINALLY: Best Overall: Hollywood Fit Congrats to all of our winners and thank you to all those who put so much effort into your floats. This was NOT an easy decision for our judges.    
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Win your Wish List Contest in Downtown Carleton Place

Christmas wishes do come true! Post a picture from your Downtown Wish List on social media, including the hashtag #DowntownCPWishList and the name of the store. Enter for a chance to win $100 in BIA Bucks* to make your purchase. “Win what you wish for this Christmas” Instructions for participants/shoppers Christmas wishes do come true. Visit any of the businesses of Downtown Carleton Place and take a photo of something that you would like for Christmas. Post you photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and include the hashtag #DowntownCPWishList and the name of the store, for a chance to win
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Façade and Building Design Work with Main Street Canada®

Jim Mountain, Director of Regeneration Projects, from National Trust for Canada, spoke to the Downtown Carleton Place Board of Directors and attendees at the September monthly board meeting last Wednesday night  at Carambeck Community Centre. Invited and introduced by Downtown Carleton Place Director, Rob Probert, Mountain spoke about the projects in the National Capital Area including the organization’s Main Street Canada® program that Downtown Carleton Place is participating in. The National Trust for Canada has and does work all across Canada in assisting historical improvements in the modern business environment. Their efforts create value and a pathway for any business district. Reversing the long term effects
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Calling Local Event Planners!

The Downtown Carleton Place (BIA) is looking to work with independent event planners on a variety of existing and new events. Event planning and execution will be done on a contract basis. Contracts will be awarded for each event based on proposals submitted by planners. Interested? Contact events@downtowncarletonplace.com to let us know and let’s start the conversation.
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Ink & Iron Tattoo and a Heart of Gold

Lea Maurice is not just an artist with her tattoo designs, she is a visionary. Her vision is to bring the community together, by business working together in collaboration to help each other and  make a difference in the lives of homeless youth. Lea started Ink & Iron Tattoo Co. on Industrial Ave. in Carleton Place in 2015. This summer, she moved to the Downtown area to 154 Beckwith St. Lea says the main reason for the move was to make her business wheelchair accessible. She wanted to make sure that anyone that wanted a tattoo or piercing was able
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CP Gymnastics Centre Cartwheels into Downtown!

Welcome to Downtown Carleton Place CP Gymnastics Centre! CP Gymnastics Centre moved into the downtown area just a couple of months ago from Industrial Avenue. This Holiday Monday, September 5th, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, they are having their GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!   They are inviting everyone to come see their new LARGER location and exciting new equipment.   There is FREE gymnastics time and CAKE, what can be better than that the day before school?  The Official Cake Cutting will be at 1:00 pm.   Benefits of new location: ground level more room higher ceilings air conditioning 8
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Brown and MacFarlane Glass Shines through with New Showroom

Brown and MacFarlane Glass Co. Inc has been serving the Ottawa area for 33 years and now they have expanded to include a showroom in Downtown Carleton Place. While they still maintain their warehouse and work studio in Beckwith Township on 9th Line Road, they felt the need to have a stylish professional setting to for meetings with clients and introducing their work to new customers. Also a central location for convenience. Looking around the showroom, you get an idea of what years of experience in the field can give you, as far quality and diversity of services. The first thing
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