Parry Sound Girlfriends’ Weekend

Girlfriends’ Weekend is just over two weeks away. Please keep promoting the event and the workshops. All of the information and links to register are on our website

Detailed workshop information here

Weekend schedule here

Facebook Event to share here

Downtown Dollar Promotion

Downtown dollars will be on sale again this year from December 1 – 24. They are offered at a 20% discount – $25 will cost $20.

This year they will be available for purchase at Parry Sound Bikes and White Squall. There will be a limit of $150 downtown dollars per person.


This year Santa will be located in the Bargain Shop. The dates are still being finalized. Once the dates are set, posters will be made and a Facebook post will be made.

Website Information

The DBA is in the process of having a new website built. Information is needed for the Business Directory. Please send me the following information as soon as possible.

  • a brief “blurb” description about your business
  • your logo as a jpg or vector file
  • 2-3 pictures, indoor and/or outdoor shots as a high resolution jpg file

Please send to

Parking Information

With free parking now entering its fourth year, the education period is over. This means although every parking ticket received can be reviewed, there is no automatic dismissal for people who have gone over the time limit. Please review the above map in order to direct your customers to the proper parking.

Employee parking permits for specific lots are available for $30 per month.

Contractor permits for a specific parking spot are available for $8 per day.

There is no on street parking between 3am and 7am from November 1st – April 15th to allow for snow removal.

Join the DBA Board

Dan DiNicolo recently resigned from the DBA Board of Directors. This has opened up one spot on the board.

The DBA Board oversees the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally-owned land, buildings and structures in the downtown. They work to promote downtown as a business,
employment, tourist or shopping area.

The commitment is only one two hour meeting on the second Wednesday of each month.

If you are interested in joining the board send me an email to

LCBO Convenience Outlets Program

The LCBO has authorized businesses in 87 underserved communities across the province to sell beer, wine and spirits on its behalf. In addition to the ongoing openings,the LCBO is launching a new Request For Proposal (RFP) to invite applications from retailers who are interested in becoming a LCBO Convenience Outlet.

For more information click here

November Board Meeting

The November DBA Board of Directors monthly meeting will be held on November 13th, 2019 at 6:30pm at GB Software (42 Gibson Street).

Draft Agenda

Minutes from September 11th Board Meeting


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