Take Part in the Harvest!

Take-Part-in-the-HarvestLet October be your Harvest Month and visit all the stores in Downtown Campbellford. Go from shop to shop and see what Downtown Campbellford has to offer. Many of the Merchants have Harvest decorations adoring their windows with Scarecrows on guard, because when you come to Downtown Campbellford, you get to be a part of Great Shops, Great Food and a Great Town!


  • Pick up your Passport at participating merchant on Oct 25, 2014. 
(One Passport at a time, per customer).
  • On Saturday Oct 25, 2014 get your passport stamped by going to sufficient different downtown stores to fill your Passport. 
(All 8 Passport squares are to be filled, each by a different store).
  • Fill in your name and telephone for us to contact you if you win
  • Drop of your completed Passport at a participating Downtown Merchant no later than Oct 28, 2014.
  • Pick up another Passport and go visit more stores.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • Draw will take place Oct 31, 2014, from completed entry Passports received.
  • Winner will receive $100.00 in BIA Bucks (redeemable at participating Downtown Merchants stores in Campbellford)


If you need extra passports and to return completed ones, drop them off at Kerr’s Corner Books, Campbellford, or call for pickup. T: 705-653-4335

Success Through Partnership


Celebrate Small Business Week
October 19 – 25

Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club.

The Trent Hills & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in a Brainstorming Session to shape a Strategy to Engage Local Consumers with products and services available in Trent Hills and Northumberland County.


5:30 pm – Networking & Light Refreshments
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm – Brainstorming & Roundtable Discussions

Sponsored by the Community Development Office Municipality of Trent Hills, Dart Cup, Eastlink and RBC Royal Bank.

No Cost to attend. RSVP Required. To register, contact the Trent Hills & District Chamber of Commerce at 705-653-1551 or email tourism@trenthillschamber.ca.

CBIA Sept 2014 Newsletter

The Colours are Coming!!
The Colours are Coming!!

Summer has given up to Fall and many of the summer residents have gone south ahead of the geese. Parking spaces are readily available and there is lots of room to get over the Bridge.

As merchants we face many challenges with this Fall…. most notably the upcoming election.

Pick carefully, choose wisely and be informed by coming out to an all candidates meeting.

Trent Hills Municipal Election – Candidate Meetings


Attend one of the 4 events scheduled:

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Campbellford/Seymour Ward & Mayoral Candidates at the Campbellford District High School – 119 Ranney Street, Campbellford.
    • 6:30 pm – Candidates Meet and Greet
    • 7:00 to 9:00 pm – Moderated Question & Answer Session.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 – Hastings Ward & Mayoral Candidates at the Hastings Civic Centre – 6 Albert Street East, Hastings.
    • 6:30 pm – Candidates Meet and Greet
    • 7:00 to 9:00 pm – Moderated Question & Answer Session
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – Percy Ward & Mayoral Candidates at the Warkworth Legion – 12 Norham Road, Warkworth.
    • 6:30 pm – Candidates Meet and Greet
    • 7:00 to 9:00 pm – Moderated Question & Answer Session
  • Thursday, October 16 14, 2014 – Mayoral Debate at the Campbellford District High School – 119 Ranney Street, Campbellford.
    • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Mayoral & Ward Candidate Meet and Greet
    • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Mayoral Debate

Event Partners: Campbellford Rotary Club, Hastings Chamber of Commerce Trent Hills & District Chamber of Commerce and the Warkworth Community Service Club.

For further information contact the Trent Hills & District Chamber of Commerce at 705-653-1551 or www.TrentHillsChamber.ca.

Harvest Festival – 25 October, 2014

Forget about the Great Pumpkin. Pass on Vampires and Zombies…

How about a Scarecrow Contest?

Call to all Downtown Merchants

You can have sales, specials, in-store promotions, anything to boost your store fall harvest but for the Window Awards for October… we are looking for your best window/storefront display for this great contest… you get to decide what your Scarecrow(s) will look like and go from there.

Be creative, be wacky, be inventive…. and make your Scarecrow Display noticeable …… but it doesn’t stop there….

There will be a BIA Passport Draw with the winner receiving $ 100.00 in BIA Bucks. Promotional advertising will be done with Newspaper and Radio for customers to pick up their Downtown BIA Passport entry forms. The BIA Secretary will be coming around to each of the Downtown Merchants with Posters, Passport Entry Cards and details. To enter the draw a customer need only to have their Passport stamped at enough Downtown BIA stores to fill their Passport Card.

Completed Passport Cards are to be mailed or dropped off to the Secretary by the Customer or the Participating store by October 29, 2014 (Draw Date). Entry particulars will be listed on the Passport Entry Card.

Your feedback on this project would be extremely helpful. reply to info@campbellfordbia.ca.

Get Involved

The BIA of Campbellford is looking to the membership for volunteers to come forward, to be Board members for the next term.

A term for a Board member is a term of Municipal Council.

We are looking for individuals with fresh ideas to promote and enhance the BIA Downtown area.

Elections are scheduled to be held at the November 13th regular BIA Board meeting.

If interested please contact the BIA – info@campbellfordbia.ca.

Special Announcement

Be on the look-out for a missing Double Ducky Derby Dash Duck…. missing from the Campbellford BIA Waterfront Festival August 1, 2014.

The Duck is 6.5″ in Height and weights almost nothing. Last seen wearing a yellow coat with yellow lining and yellow trim.

Answers to the name — Duck.

If you encounter this Duck – DO NOT APPROACH – He is considered WINGED and dangerous. Please contact us 705-653-4335 and an Authorized Duck Retrivial Team will be dispatched.

New in Town

New business started to keep cat care program in operation

by John Campbell, The Independent

Great mews, Cat’s Cradle New to You Boutique held its official opening last Friday.

The business, at 8 Bridge Street West, was launched to provide a steady source of income for the Cat Care Spay Neuter Initiative (CCSNI) so it can continue its efforts to reduce the number of abandoned, unwanted cats by rendering them incapable of reproducing.

The boutique is stocked with donations by “people who have been very generous,” and staffed by volunteers, said CCSNI co-founder Suzanne Hart.

Its wares include clothes, shoes, furniture, antiques, books, and collectibles-“everything and anything.” The shop’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but it might stay open later on Fridays, depending on the availability of volunteers..

Click here for the rest of the story…

Corner Garden Tree

It won’t be long and the tree will need attending to. Volunteers are needed to put up and decorate the downtown Christmas tree. In fact we even need a Christmas tree……

It was unfortunate that one your we didn’t get any volunteers to come forward and we didn’t have a tree that year. Lets hope that doesn’t happen this year.

To help your downtown look great for Christmas…. Contact the secretary info@campbellfordbia.ca.


Window Award goes to…
Mama’s Place

Congratulations on being picked the winner of the Store Display Window Award for September.

Moma’s Place … 28 Doxsee Ave South

A part of what makes Campbellford a great town.

October Window Theme – Scarecrows

Let your imagine run !!

Campbellford’s Women’s Weekend is Back!

Spread the word!….

womens-weekendThe date has been set for Saturday November 8 2014. No passports will be sold this year.

This is not a BIA Downtown event, but we are pleased to announce this wonderful venture being put on in the Downtown area.

Any Campbellford business wanting to participate or to find out more information about the new format please contact the organizers… Caroline Bingley 705 632-0007 or Nancy McCarten 705 632-0732.

They will not be formally approaching businesses this year about the event, as they have in the past but if you wish to take part, contact them directly.