Canada 150 Celebrations
Posted June 23, 2017

The weather may not have cooperated but rain or shine, fun was had by all as Bronte celebrated Canada's 150th Birthday.  The BVRA was on hand to help celebrate.  More pictures of the celebration.  

Earth Week Clean-up Day
Posted June 23, 2016

It was a beautiful morning for our community clean up at the Bronte Bluffs on April 23.  A big thank you to all the volunteers. The BVRA received a Certificate of Recognition from the Town of Oakville for being an Earth Week Clean Up Site Coordinator.

Let's Talk Bronte
Posted March 15, 2016

The BVRA hosted a "Let's Talk Bronte" outreach event at Taste of Colombia on February 6, 2016.  This was an opportunity for the residents of Bronte Village to share their opinions and concerns about their community.

Easter EGGStravaganza
Posted April 18, 2016

The Bronte BIA hosted their annual Easter EGGStravaganza on March 23, 2016.  The day was as a huge success.  

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Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing
Posted January 4, 2016

The Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing was hosted by the Bronte BIA on Saturday, November 21 at Centriller Square.  We enjoyed sharing a cup of hot chocolate with all that stopped by our table.  Special guest appearance by Santa.

Bronte Lake Walk
Posted August 27, 2015

On the evening of August 6, BVRA executives and volunteers participated in the final Lake Walk event of the year. This event was hosted by local businesses and we want to thank the Bronte BIA for inviting us to participate. It was a beautiful summer evening by the lake and a wonderful opportunity to connect with those in our community.

Oakville Beaver article

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Oakville Matters
Posted March 9, 2016

In January the BVRA was invited to attend as a guest on the Mayor's "Oakville Matters" show on TVCogeco to talk about Bronte Village.

Culture Days
Posted November 16, 2015

Thanks to everyone that joined us September 26 for a weekend of Art, Culture, Music and Fun! We look forward to seeing you next year!

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Thanks to everyone that joined us September 26 for a weekend of Art, Culture, Music and Fun! We look forward to seeing you next year!

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Annual AGM
Posted June 7, 2015

On Tuesday May 26, we held our AGM at Sovereign House in Bronte. The following article highlights some of the evening's activities

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View the AGM Presentation

Canada Day in Bronte
Posted July 9, 2015

The sun was shining, the skies were blue and it was yet another beautiful Canada Day in Bronte! 

The BVRA booth, attended by executive members and volunteers, was buzzing with great conversations and wishes for a Happy Canada Day to all! Our booth was right at the heart of the day-long event, with crafts and a Bronte-themed colouring page for kids, giveaways, and of course, information about the BVRA's role in the community. We had a fantastic time chatting with all who stopped by, letting them know who we are and what we do. 

Oakville Beaver article

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Coffee with the Councillors
Posted May 1, 2015

The BVRA hosted Coffee with the Councillors on April 11 at Taste of Columbia.  Ward 1 Councillors Ralph Robinson and Sean O'Meara met with members of the community to answer questions and engage in informal conversation.  Guest appearance by Mayor Burton.  Photo Album

Free Family Day Skating Party
Posted February 7, 2015 

The Bronte Business Improvement Area (BIA) and the Bronte Village Residents Association (BVRA), together with the support of Town of Oakville and sponsorship of Tim Hortons-Bronte, invite everyone down for a fun morning of skating. Take a moment rink side to warm up with some free Tim’s hot chocolate, coffee and good old fashioned Bronte hospitality. Chat with Oakville’s Mayor Rob Burton, Ward 1 Councillors Ralph Robinson and Sean O’Meara.  Full Press Release.

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Announcing A New Community Skating Rink
Posted December 20, 2014

Ward 1 Councillors Ralph Robinson and Sean O’Meara, the Bronte BIA and the Bronte Village Residents Association (BVRA) are pleased to announce the opening of a new community ice skating rink in Bronte Heritage Park this winter.

The rink is scheduled to open later this month.  Anyone interested in helping maintain the rink is encouraged to contact the BVRA,

Full Press Release

Inaugural Meeting of Town Council

Posted December 2, 2014

Ana Hourahine (President, BVRA) and Shelley Thornborrow (Vice-President, BVRA) attended the Inaugural Meeting of Town Council on Monday, December 1st. The BVRA would like to congratulate and welcome the new Town Council. We look forward to working together on behalf of the residents on the issues that affect us all. 

Clean Up Day
Posted June 7, 2015

The BVRA executive were joined by many volunteers of the community on April 25 for the 24th annual Clean Up Day.  

Read Inside Halton's article for full details

Bronte Bunny Trail Easter EGGstravaganza
Posted April 10, 2015

The Bronte Business Improvement Area (BIA) hosted an Easter Eggstravaganza.  Activities included special treats, crafts, balloon animals and a special visit by the Easter Bunny. Visit Bronte Village BIA for photos.

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Bronte Heritage Ice Skating Rink Is Open
Posted January 10, 2015

"The rink is open and being used! In case you missed it, read the article in the Oakville Beaver here. This community outdoor rink, located in Bronte Heritage Park (near the gazebo/lighthouse) is free for all to use. We need community volunteers to help maintain the ice surface. If you'd like to be added to the volunteer list, please email us

Bronte BIA Holiday Open House

Posted December 9, 2014

Cindy Devai (Director-at-Large, BVRA), Ann Sargent (Executive Director, Bronte BIA), Councillor Ralph Robinson, Ana Hourahine (President, BVRA), Frances Wedlake (Director-at-Large, BVRA) and Shelley Thornborrow (Vice-President, BVRA) attended the Bronte BIA Holiday Open House.   

Tree Planting at Shell Park

Posted October 20, 2014

The event was organized by Oakville Green, with Wholefoods Oakville Green Mission, BVRA and other members of the community in attendance.

Councillor Ralph Robinson and Mayoral Candidate Gordon Brennan were also in attendance. 175 native trees and shrubs  were planted to extend the natural grow areas of the park.


Ward 1 All Candidates Meeting

Posted October 15, 2014

Hosted by the Bronte Village Residents Association (BVRA), the Association of Oakville Harbours’ Stakeholders, and the Bronte Harbour Yacht Club on October 7, 2014.


"Residents of Oakville’s Ward 1 made it clear Tuesday that top of their list of campaign issues is the building of the now on-hold Wyecroft Bridge, the revitalization of downtown Bronte and support for the harbours."

Michael Gregory, Oakville Beaver

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View the evenings presentation 


Letter to the Editor:  Bronte Debate Mayoral Candidate Clarification, Oakville News


Community Planting Day

Posted September 28, 2014

BVRA members participated in the Community Planting Day on September 28, 2014 by planting native shrubs and trees as part of a restoration project on the Bronte Bluffs.  This event was sponsored through Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund in partnership with the Town of Oakville, Conservation Halton, Evergreen and the Bronte Improvement Area.

Left to Right:  Ana Hourahine, Lucas Hourahine, Leo Hourahine, Jasmine Hourahine, (dog Houston), Mike Hourahine, Cindy Devai, Marnie Piggot, Linda Oliver.