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BBIA 2016 Annual general meeting and local wine and food showcase

Join us for our 2016 Annual General Meeting and a year end celebration in Santa's Workshop featuring local food and beverages in a wonderful holiday setting. Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. RSVP here. There is no charge for this event but you must register to attend. Thank you to our event sponsor, CIBC.

Local restaurants, catering companies and wine & beer makers are providing free samples. Tickets will be sold for alcoholic beverages. Here are some of the local vendors: Thai Express, The Works, Covered Bridge Brewing, Blue Gypsy Wines, Boston Pizza, Sobeys, Nestle Toll House, Royal Le Page, Broadway Bar & Grill, Quiznos Subs, Casa de Gustos, The Wine Rack, Bart's Catering, The Royal Oak, The Heart & Crown, Vinter's Cellar Ottawa, Supplement King, Starbucks and Pirho Grill.

All proceeds from liquor sample ticket sales will be donated to Toy Mountain. As there is no charge for this event, we ask that you bring an unwrapped new toy for a child (up to age 12) in need. Toy Mountain serves 60 Ottawa families per hour from December 1st to 23rd. There is a great need every year for children aged 11 and 12 years old (gift cards are welcomed). If you are unable to attend the AGM but wish to donate a toy, gift card or cash, we will be collecting items in advance at Fallowfield Pharmasave, 3500 Fallowfield Road, anytime until December 6th . Toy Mountain is always looking for volunteers to register families, receive and sort gifts, prepare the gift bags and help families visiting the facility.


DONATIONS FOR the BFC from the barrhaven SANTA CLAUS parade


Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade Sponsors Make Special Donations

The Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade’s business sponsors have stepped up to help the Barrhaven Food Cupboard in a big way. Regretfully, due to high winds, they had to cancel the parade for the first time in 19 years.  They looked into rescheduling it but, given that there are several hundred people involved in the operation of an event of this size and complexity as well as numerous City departments, it was not possible.

The annual parade is a major fundraiser for the BFC and they are very short on supplies this year.  “While the Barrhaven Food Cupboard took a major hit in its fundraising efforts due to the cancellation of the parade, our generous sponsors rose to the occasion and donated the unused sponsorship dollars.  We are pleased to announce that an $8000 donation is being made to the BFC, which matches the amount raised during last year’s parade”, announced Andrea Steenbakkers, Executive Director of the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area.  “We ask that you please support these local businesses that give back to the community”, adds Steenbakkers;

MYERS Toyota/Hyundai/Volkswagen, Tomlinson, Ross Independent, Trade Secrets, Heart & Crown Barrhaven, Surgenor Barrhaven, Tim Hortons, Southpointe Dental, Goodlife Fitness, Primo Storage, Dean Ryans, Mattamy Homes, Allstate, Wind Mobile, Barrhaven Legion, Barrhaven Lions Club, Marlene L. Grant Professional Corporation, Barrhaven Optometric, Mr. Lube, Royal LePage Team Realty and Ottawa Special Events. 

In addition, they are donating $400 to each registered school, as a token of their appreciation for contributing to great community spirit.

For 2017, our 20th Anniversary parade and 150th anniversary of Confederation, we are planning a spectacular event!  We are moving the date to a Saturday evening, November 18th, for the first time.  We will also have a smaller indoor event prepared as a back up in the rare case that we need to cancel again if there is very heavy snow accumulation, ice rain or high winds.  Happy holidays everyone!

Breakfast for businesses

Stay tuned for the Annual Community Breakfast details... March 2017 at Cedarhill Golf Club!

TOP SHELF 4 on 4 ball hockey tournament presented by MYERS toyota barrhaven– June 2017




This is a new and exciting event in Barrhaven! Barrhaven's Business Community hosts the annual TOP SHELF 4 on 4 ball hockey tournament for youth presented by MYERS TOYOTA BARRHAVEN- 2016 was a huge success!

Event Date Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Click here for more information about the tournament.

Mattamy Homes' canada day in barrhaven – july 1

Canada Day in Barrhaven

Visit theCanada Day festival at Clarke Fields wesbite for all of the details!

Oktoberfest ottawa- October 2017

Oktoberfest Ottawa Presented by the Businesses of Barrhaven is a Fall Harvest Music Festival being held
in Oktober 2017 in the 21,600 square feet Myers Volkswagen Auto
Haus at Clarke Fields Park in Barrhaven. Join us Friday and Saturday for Oktoberfest inspired Fall
Harvest contests, competitions, fantastik food and marvelous musik not to mention the great craft biers
courtesy of our many fine local breweries making this year’s heritage fall music festival a party
you cannot afford to miss! #WEAREBARRHAVEN

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barrhaven food cupboard annual gala dinner October 2017

The Barrhaven Business Improvement Area is pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor of this annual event in support of our local food cupboard, BFC. Funds are needed to build the facility on Jockvale Road. After this, the goal is to raise over $12,000 annually to sustain the costs to operate their new home.

Tickets may be purchased at

When:  October 2017
Where: Centurion Conference and Event Center, 170 Colonnade Road,
How much: $100/person (includes a $25 tax receipt)
What to wear: formal attire

For more information and to donate silent auction items, please contact David Sereda President, Barrhaven Food Cupboard at or 613-218-7306.  
For Corporate Sponsorship opportunities contact David Rattray Director, Barrhaven Food Cupboard  at 613 797 2959.

For more information, please e-mail Barrhaven BIA Executive Director Andrea Steenbakkers
or call (613) 825-8BIA (8242).