The rain was steady throughout the day, but it did not dampen the spirit of the Manotick business community.
The Manotick BIA held its first Spring Fling event last month. Businesses had promotions going on within their own locations, while there were activity hubs like the Manotick Legion and Manotick United Church throughout the village.
“The event was all about getting feet on the street,” said Kelly Belair, the executive director of the Manoitick BIA. “The event has brought people out to visit the local businesses and to take part in the various activities, and that happened despite the weather.”
Children were getting their faces painted at the Legion, and there were visitors from the Paw Patrol on hand to greet young guests.
The Spring Fling was the first of its kind in Manotick. Belair said that she was happy with the event, and that the Manotick business community needed to have a spring event.
“Most of the big events we have had have been in the summer and fall, leading into Olde Fashioned Christmas,” she said. “We really had a bit of a void in our calendar, so the Spring Fling is something that we felt there was a need for.”
For more information on the Manotick BIA’s upcoming events , visit www.manotickvillage.com.
Featured Image: Munroe Hawthorne poses for a photo in front of the wall of flowers in the Manotick Legion during the recent Manotick Spring Fling held in the village. Despite the rainy weather, there was a large turnout of local residents and visitors in the village business district for the event. It was the first ever Spring Fling for the Manotick BIA.