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Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival

Created the dragon boat festival, and logo, to supplement the existing Sydenham Challenge by the United Way.

Corner Gardens
Corner Gardens

Created the garden on the corner of Nelson Street and Wellington Street.

Brick Planters
Brick Planter boxes

Brick planters on James Street were repaired. The board discussed multiple options for this project including replacing all the planters that housed trees with cast iron or aluminum grates, another option was having recycled rubber installed around new trees. Due to general membership demand, the BIA Board changed its vote from grates to repairing planters.

New Signs
Welcome to Wallaceburg Sign

Purchased and installed new welcome signs in Downtown Wallaceburg.

Garden Bell
Old bell

The BIA received a $10,000 Community Partnership Fund which was used to replace the garden at the bell at Cecile Bechard Civic Park.

Hanging Baskets
Flower Hanging Baskets

Replaced hanging baskets and new onwards and upwards hangers made by Schepens Limited downtown.

Garden at Lot D
Parking Lot D

Designed and created a new garden on Wellington Street along the side of parking lot D.

Farmer’s Market
Farmers Market Logo

The Wallaceburg Farmer’s Market was created through the hard work of the BIA and a committee of volunteers.

New Concrete Planters
Concrete planters

The concrete planters downtown were replaced with new ones.

First full-time BIA employee

Kelsey Nydam becomes the first full-time BIA employee. Kelsey worked with the BIA as a summer student in 2019, joined part-time during the spring of 2020, and was brought on full-time in 2021

New Logo
New Logo

The Wallaceburg BIA releases a new logo which represents our history and community passion! The logo includes a depiction of the L.O Stonehouse walking bridge and a style that mimics stained glass as a nod to Wallaceburg’s centuries as a glass manufacturing town. The design also integrates our unique location on the Sydenham River, with 207 km of mapped and signed water trails. The image of the sun and the colours orange and yellow represent growth and vibrancy.

Whimsies Paddle Rental
Whimsies Paddle Rental

Whimsies Paddle Rental was launched. The calm nature of the Sydenham River and other waterways surrounding Wallaceburg is a perfect place to explore in a canoe or kayak. Whimsies offers kayak and paddle board rentals, and a launch dock so everyone can explore our waterways.

River of Lights Committee
River of Lights Committee

Creation of the River of Lights Committee. This volunteer committee was created to design and fundraise for new holiday decorations to light up the downtown core of Wallaceburg.

Frost Fest
Frost Fest

Launched the inaugural Frost Fest. The BIA and River of Lights Committee worked together on the first ever Frost Fest. This family friendly event included the unveiling and lighting of the new holiday decorations downtown, an open house featuring the downtown businesses, vendors on the street, Santa, and horse and carriage rides. The first Frost Fest was a huge success thanks to our volunteers and community support.

New Website
New Website

Wallaceburg BIA launched a new website! This project has been a long time in the making, but we are so proud of this new site where community members and visitors can stay up to date on things happening in Wallaceburg. The website has a full business directory, information on BIA projects and events, and blog posts featuring current and historical information and stories.