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Salsa Dance Party – August 27, 2022

SALSA DANCE PARTY DOWNTOWN BRAMPTON!

 

BRAMPTON, ON (August 22, 2022) The businesses of Downtown Brampton are excited to announce that on Saturday, August 27, they will host a Salsa Dance Party in McArter Lane from 4pm-10pm. 

Salsa, music and dance aficionados and their families are invited to listen and dance to live bands, enjoy delicious fare from local restaurants including Dalton’s Rotisserie, Pepper Shack, Mi Churros, Tadka King and more. 

The lineup, curated by B-Jazzed is: 

4pm: Salsotika

5:30: Carla Gonzalez

7pm: Salsotika

8:30: The Bachata Project

This family-friendly event encourages the community to visit downtown Brampton and celebrate latin music while supporting local businesses. Many businesses will be staying open late to cater to the crowd. 

“We are so excited to see another party in the lane! Promoting music, dance, and culture downtown Brampton in a fun, party-atmosphere is a great way to bring people together.” –Carrie Percival, Chair, Downtown Brampton BIA

“The Downtown Brampton BIA is dedicated to bringing fun family events as a way to unite the community and promote our businesses. Salsa Dance Party, as part of the Activate Downtown Brampton program, will be a great event to elevate downtown Brampton as a local destination.” -Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director, Downtown Brampton BIA

 Salsa Dance Party is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The Downtown Brampton BIA, together with its partners the City of Brampton and 8 80 Cities, was selected to receive $223,650 through the My Main Street Community Activator Program for Activate Downtown Brampton, a series of interactive installations and musical performances in Downtown Brampton’s laneways and public gathering spaces taking place until October 2022.

Hashtag: #SALSADANCEPARTY #ACTIVATEDOWNTOWNBRAMPTON #DOWNTOWNBRAMPTON

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We are hiring: Membership Engagement & Administrative Coordinator

The Downtown Brampton BIA is looking for an outgoing, dynamic person to be our Membership Engagement & Administrative Coordinator. If you love Downtown Brampton, enjoy speaking with people and are super organized, we want to hear from you.

Role: Membership Engagement Administrative Coordinator

Reporting to:   Downtown Brampton BIA Executive Director

Roles & Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Executive Director, coordinate, oversee & execute all aspects of administration and membership programs and inquires.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Administration Support for Office:

  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Executive Director
  • Greet visitors to the office and assist them with all inquiries.
  • Maintain office supplies, purchase requisitions and work orders
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail, A/P & A/R and deposits
  • Type correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, letters, proofreading and drafting correspondence as required
  • Respond to telephone and email inquiries and perform reception duties as required
  • Arrange meetings and appointments for the Executive Director, BIA staff as well as Board of Director meetings & BIA Committee meetings
  • Attend and serve as minute taker at staff meetings, Board of Director meetings, Committee meetings, and others when requested
  • Maintain corporate records for the Downtown Brampton BIA including BIA Committee Minutes, Registry of Directors, and monthly updates for the BIA Membership Business Database, Directory updates on website, Media database, Sponsorship database and Special Event Suppliers database and monthly staff time sheets
  • Manage the Downtown Dollars program
  • Manage the Downtown Brampton BIA Member Rebates program

Membership Engagement:

  • Annual Membership Engagement work plan
  • Coordination of Membership Welcome Package & Membership Booklet
  • Membership Relations – reach out to incoming and outgoing businesses – i.e. set-up initial meetings with new and old businesses
  • Membership Communications: BIA Membership e-News, emails etc.
  • Membership Events: Co-ordination of the BIA Business Mixers (Feb/June/Sept & Dec.) the BIA AGM, and assist with membership engagement at large
  • Articles for BIA Membership Engagement e-News (bi-weekly) & member surveys
  • Administration – Coordination of mailing/distribution of the BIA quarterly newsletter
  • Assist with Marketing as directed by the Executive Director
  • Handle the BIA Membership volunteer program and general volunteers year-round.
  • Conduct membership surveys when necessary.
  • Assist with membership deliveries.
  • Participate in proofreading of all outgoing material.

Reporting Structure: 

This position reports directly to the Executive Director of the Downtown Brampton BIA.

Skills Requirements:

  • Extremely strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Very strong computer skills, including: Word, Excel, Word Press, Power Point, Access
  • Must be a detail oriented person and a self-starter with exceptionally strong project management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work independently and strong team player with the BIA team
  • Must be able to take direction and execute on project management tasks; and
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Languages – English oral, reading and writing with additional working knowledge of other languages considered an asset

Education Requirements

  • College or University Degree in Business Administration, Legal Administration, Business, Marketing, Communications or related field;
  • Preferred two years of relevant work experience; and corporate and municipal/government experience is an asset

Work Conditions:

Office environment with regular hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) with the understanding that the role requires after-hours commitments to include meetings, networking, event attendance, limited travel, meeting with suppliers, volunteers and other stakeholders.

Work hours shall be structured in advance – to manage the duties within the 28 hours a week. When required, lieu time shall be accrued to compensate for time over 35 hours with the approval of the Executive Director. Having a valid Driver’s License is an asset.

Physical abilities include light lifting, attending events (may include standing for extended periods and working different features), stairs and other similar demands.

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To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to suzy.godefroy@brampton.ca or downtownbia@brampton.ca by August 10th, 2022.

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NOTICE OF EMERGENCY REPAIRS AND TRAFFIC IMPACTS Main Street North

July 21, 2022
Projects 18-1380 & 11-2380

READ FULL NOTICE HERE 18-1380 Public Notice – Emergency Repairs Traffic Impacts – Jul 25 22

NOTICE OF EMERGENCY REPAIRS AND TRAFFIC IMPACTS
Main Street North
Watermain and Sanitary Sewer Replacement | Road Repairs and Resurfacing

The Region of Peel will be working in your area to complete emergency watermain repairs along Main Street North in Brampton.

Construction schedule
These emergency repairs are planned to begin:
• Diplock Lane, the week of July 25, 2022.
• Main Street North, starting the week of August 2, 2022.
• The work will be completed within approximately three weeks, depending on weather and soil conditions.

Contractor and working hours
The work will be completed by CRCE Construction Group under contract to the Region of Peel. This contractor’s normal working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. These hours are consistent with the local municipality’s bylaws. We understand this may cause some inconvenience, but shorter working days would require your neighbourhood to be under construction for a longer period of time.

Traffic impacts
• Temporary lane reductions will be required to complete this work, as the contractor will need to occupy the two west lanes of Main Street North between Nelson Street and McKinney Lane. (See Figure 1 below.) Therefore, a small section of Main Street North will be reduced to one lane in each direction. This temporary lane closure will be required for approximately three weeks while emergency repairs are underway. These lane restrictions may cause traffic delays. We ask for your patience and will try to minimize any delays.
• The work will also occupy Diplock Lane, with temporary lane reductions on Nelson Street West.
• During this time, on-street parking on Main Street North will not be available from:
– 63 Main Street North to Nelson Street West (west side)
– Vivian Lane to Nelson Street West (east side)
• On-street parking outside of this work zone will still be available.

Deliveries, loading, and unloading
During the lane restrictions on Main Street:
• Deliveries can still be made outside the work zone.
• Please avoid deliveries on Main Street where only one lane is available for traffic flow. Deliveries can be made using Diplock Lane (west side businesses) or Garden Square Lane/Vivian Lane (east side businesses).
• There is another loading zone on Main Street North, in front of Garden Square that can also be utilized.
Safety during construction
Construction zones require extra caution to keep everyone safe – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and construction workers. When driving, walking, or biking through the construction area, please be aware of your surroundings, watch for construction crews and other road users, slow down, account for delays, and consider other routes if possible. To learn more about how to stay safe in construction zones, visit peelregion.ca/construction/workzonesafety

Keeping you informed
Weather and other unpredictable events may change the date of these traffic impacts. Receive timely project updates right to your inbox by signing up for e-notices at peelregion.ca/construction
Information on this construction project can also be found at peelregion.ca/downtownbrampton

For further information, please contact our Project Ambassador (Avalon Myers) at avalon.myers@peelregion.ca or 416-457-3889.

We will try to disturb you as little as possible, and we will let you know if there are any major changes to the plans.

Thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work. This work will allow us to continue providing you with high quality tap water. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Water Linear Engineering
Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Region of Peel
Email: avalon.myers@peelregion.ca
Phone: 416-457-3889

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