History

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1931 – Avondale Dairy founded by the Stewart Family.

1955 – Avondale Dairy Bar built for retail sales of milk and fresh Ice cream. Opening day June 30th, 1955.

1963 – Avondale Dairy opens it’s modern plant. Public tours happen for this occasion.

1963 – Final horse drawn milk route for home delivery of milk stops.

1969 – Beatrice foods purchase Avondale Dairy and Avondale Dairy Bar from the Stewart Family.

1986 – Ray and Deb Sheehan purchase Avondale Dairy Bar from Beatrice Foods.

1987 – Avondale Dairy Bar begins making ice cream cakes and pies.

1994 – We begin to sell ice cream cakes & pies and ice cream tubs to restaurants, grocery stores and other ice cream scooping operations.

1995 – 40th Anniversary of the opening of Avondale Dairy Bars, raised money for equipment  for the pediatric department of the General Hospital.

1997 –  We began a partnership with The Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre to raise funds through ice cream tours in conjunction with Stewart Haven Farms.

1998 –  Wild Blueberry hard frozen yogurt wins “Best Hard Frozen Yogurt” of the year at the National Ice Cream Retailers Convention.

1998 – Death by Caffeine wins “Best New Flavor of the Year” at Canada’s Ice Cream Festival, Woodstock Ontario.

1999 – English Crumb Cake wins “Flavor of the Year” at Canada’s Ice Cream Festival, Woodstock Ontario.

2001 – Kahlua Espresso Fudge wins “Best Coffee” flavour at the National Ice Cream Retailers annual convention.

2001-03-04 &2005 – Our Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry ice cream win awards for quality at the annual National Ice Cream Retailers Convention.

2005 – 50th Anniversary of the opening of Avondale Dairy Bars.

2007 – Vanilla and Strawberry won awards at the National Ice Cream Retailers Convention.

2008 – Our Vanilla and Chocolate ice cream win awards for quality at the annual National Ice Cream Retailers Convention.

2009 – First annual fundraiser for the pediatric ward at the General Hospital. We raised over $3000.

2012 – First year of partnership with the Rankin Cancer Run.

2015 – 60th Anniversary of the opening of Avondale Dairy Bars.