DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest ‘A Huge Success’

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February 18, 2019

It was a chilly Family Day with temperature -15°C but you could hardly tell due to all the excitement happening at the DUKE on Ice event. The Champagne Centre parking lot in front of the Paramount Ice Arena was packed with residents celebrating the holiday as the Duke Heights BIA was hosting the first DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest. We wanted to provide North York families with an affordable day of family entertainment with loads of free giveaways and fun activities and our guests responded graciously.

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The Ice rink was full to capacity throughout the day as families enjoyed free skating, free face painting and caricature drawing. With free maple syrup taffy, free hot chocolate and free cookies, children thoroughly enjoyed all free outdoor games that included beanbag toss, golf putting, snowman and a huge slide for them to play on. Thanks to our event partner, Lumacare, for their support all through and for donating free books for all kids to take home courtesy of the “First Book” programme. Catchy tunes played by local disc jockey and Zumba demonstration by local fitness experts upped fun for the audience all afternoon.

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Food trucks set up by Wickedly Sinful and Pancho’s Bakery were on site offering poutine and churros respectively. Soupalicious was also there handing out a variety of delicious soups. Emily Rose Apiaries had tables selling a different kinds of artisan honey and Knitting Legends came with their range of knitted goods and chains. Our sponsors from Scotiabank were also present giving out freebies and offering free financial advice. A variety of raffle prizes were offered including Google Home Mini, gift certificates from Paramount Ice and La Liga Toronto, a gift basket from Lumacare, and tickets to the Ripley’s Aquarium courtesy of Scotiabank, and many more.

Thanks to everyone who attended. If you missed this year, mark your calendars now! DUKE on Ice is surely coming back next year on Family Day.

Family Winterfest Coming to North York on Family Day, February 18th, 2019

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A first-of-its-kind family fun event in winter in North York with food, music, ice-skating, and free giveaways on this Family Day! Admission is free. Come with your family and friends for an afternoon full of treats, music, giveaways and fun!

Free Activities:
• Indoor skating
• Raffle draw
• Maple Syrup Snow Taffy
• Books for every child to take home
• Games and activities

If you are still looking to obtain a space at the event or are interested in sponsoring or volunteering at the our winterfest, contact events@dukeheights.ca.

DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest

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A first-of-its-kind family fun event in winter in North York with food, music, ice-skating, and free giveaways on this Family Day! Admission is free. Come with your family and friends for an afternoon full of treats, music, giveaways and fun!

On February 18th, 2018, we are planning to host a winter festival called DUKE on Ice and it will be held at the Champagne Centre. The festival will include music, ice-skating, food vendors (like soups, hot chocolate, finger foods, etc.), fun family friendly activities, and more!
By hosting the only event of its kind, our goal is to promote North York and provide a winter festival for our neighbouring communities. It will also provide local food and event vendors an opportunity to promote their businesses and this area.
DUKE Heights BIA works to bring investment to the Downsview and the Dufferin-Keele neighbourhood. We expect this event to attract many children, families, and community members as it is held on the Family Day. This event will be a unique attraction for the neighbourhood!

Date: Monday, February 18th, 2019 (Family Day)
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Address: Champagne Centre, 2 Champagne Drive, Toronto, ON M3J 0K2

For further updates keep an eye on the Event Page on Facebook : DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest

 

2018 Annual General Meeting

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The DUKE Heights BIA members are invited to attend our 2018 AGM.

Where: Painters Union Hall
            132 Toro Rd. Toronto
When:  Thursday, November 29th, 2018
            6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Purpose of this meeting is to approve the DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area’s budget and general program for 2018. This program is paid for by a special levy charged to you as well as other commercial or industrial property owners in the BIA. The AGM is an opportunity for members to participate in the decisions that your BIA is making on your behalf.

For further details and the 2016 BIA budget please click the links below to review the 2018 AGM Notice.

DUKE Heights BIA 2018 AGM Notice

If you are interested in join the DUKE Heights BIA Board of Managers, have questions about the AGM or budget, please contact the BIA.