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Santa ClausHailed the largest Santa Claus parade in the Ottawa Valley you can join thousands of spectators to watch hundreds of sparkling floats lit by LED bulbs as the Business Improvement Association hosts its annual evening parade on Saturday November 28th 2015.

The parade begins at 5 p.m. at Carambeck School and travels up the town’s main thoroughfare Bridge Street. After Santa’s sleigh passes through the town spectators can congregate at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital for hot chocolate carolling and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Proceeds support the Lanark County Food Bank.

For further information information please call 613-257-8049 or visit

Downtown Carleton Place will filled with the sights and sounds of Whoville at this years BIA Santa Claus parade.

“A Whoville Christmas”

Downtown Carleton Place is where the Grinch will find Christmas! The festive spirit will be making its way in and around and about the town. No, you are not mistaken, the Grinch who Stole Christmas and all that he has taken, will be downtown for this holiday celebration. The excitement is building and for a very good reason, as Santa will soon be here to celebrate the season.

I think the most likely reason of all may be that our hearts grow three sizes that day when we watch our Santa Parade. Oh the noise, the singing, the dancing, and more Santa will bring your way! There will be ribbons, tags, packages, boxes and bags that will adorn floats as they parade by.

Welcome Christmas, Bring your cheer, cheer to all from far and near! Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more! You will feel light-hearted for the season at the BIA Whoville Santa Claus Parade.

The Carleton Place BIA Whoville Santa Claus Parade is where we will stand heart to heart and hand to hand listening to singing and dancing welcoming the season’s meaning!



If you’re looking for that perfect gift for your special someone or maybe even something for yourself here is your chance!

The Carleton Place BIA along with the Merchants of Downtown is holding “Ladies Night Out” from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday November 19th.

The event is designed to help you start your shopping with retail savings to be found throughout the downtown. You’ll also be able to enter to win prizes, savour delicious food, and view the downtown LED Christmas lighting.

During the evening, shoppers will have a chance to enter a draw to win one of five $100 BIA Buck draws. A BIA Buck is our standard dollar used on a regular basis by the consumers in our community. BIA Bucks are an economic booster to our BIA members and enable shoppers to contribute to BIA retailers. The BIA Buck is available to the public and can be purchased from the BIA office. There is no expiry on the BIA bucks. The date of the draw for the BIA Bucks is Wednesday November 25th, 2015.

For more information on “Ladies Night Out” you can contact Carleton Place BIA Project Manager Cathie McOrmond at or call 613-257-8049

9th Annual Maskeraid Halloween Parade

9th Annual Maskeraid Halloween Parade

9th Annual BIA Maskeraid Halloween Parade
October 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Witches, zombies, ghosts and vampires are all invited to attend the spook-tacular 9th Annual Maskeraid Halloween Parade by the Carleton Place BIA.

The 9th Annual Maskeraid Parade in Carleton Place is going to be a spook-tacular night downtown. Dozens of captivatingly spooky floats and costumed participants will be marching down Bridge Street on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Beginning at 7pm, the parade will kick off at Heritage Mall on Lansdowne Avenue and travel down Bridge Street, ending at Mill Street by the Town Hall. The Maskeraid Parade is in support of the Lanark County Food Bank, making it an extra special night. Registration forms are now available for anyone who would like to take part in this spellbinding fall event! Come join the Carleton Place BIA for the Annual Maskeraid Halloween Parade that will be taking place on October 24th in Carleton Place. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. the parade starts off at Heritage Mall on Landsdowne Ave.

Parents kids & all interested spectators are welcome to come downtown Carleton Place dressed in your favourite Hallween costome to watch the Maskeraid Parade!
Sponsored by the BIA in support of the Lanark County Food Bank. Business people and the community come in costume to celebrate Halloween. The community participates by walking, entering a float or by being a spectator. Parade begins at 7 p.m.

What: Community Halloween parade in support of the Food Bank
Where: Bridge St. in downtown Carleton Place
Info: Cathie McOrmond 613-257-8049,,
For further information or to register a float contact the BIA office at 613-257-8049.

BIA Pitch In Community Clean-Up April 23-28

Carleton Place, ONThe Carleton Place BIA knows the citizens of Carleton Place are rock solid in their belief they can make an environmental difference in their community.

The Carleton Place BIA an organization committed to supporting downtown Carleton Place is stretching their wings and will again organize the 13th community wide clean-up campaign. Pitch In Canada is run the week of April 23—28, 2012, and the BIA will co-ordinating the community clean up.

In 2011 event approximately 2000 participants who cleaned, swept, polished windows, and made our community look beautiful. The BIA anticipates the 2012 clean up will again bring an astounding number of people together for this very worthwhile activity. The BIA is looking forward to seeing churches, schools, service and sporting groups and citizens of our community out picking up litter. Your commitment makes a difference to all of us.

For more information on how you can participate in this worthwhile visit