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Happy 90th Birthday to Mrs. Sonja Bata.

“We are building a community where people embrace sustainability, care for the nature and environment and enjoy the togetherness with one another and thereby creating an exceptional quality of life”        -Sonja Bata

On the occasion of her 90th Birthday, we celebrate Mrs. Bata’s passion for community, her commitment to sustainability and her continued respect for the heritage and present day values of Batawa.
Mrs. Bata’s vision for Batawa is founded upon three core tenets:

  • Excellence in design 
  • Marriage of natural and man-made environments
  • Sustainability

Mrs. Bata’s commitment to Batawa has only continued to grow in recent years as she has embarked on projects to expand the community. Batawa’s development will set a new standard for connecting a community with its natural environment. Plans include the re-development of the former Bata Shoe Factory, building new homes, and stimulating commercial activity, all with a focus on great design, sustainability, and community.
The centrepiece of the development is the rejuvenation of the Bata Shoe Factory – an iconic building design. It will respect and celebrate the historical importance of the factory's original Bauhaus architecture. The building will embrace a key guiding principle at Batawa: Sustainability. It will reflect a commitment to energy efficiency both in the building envelope and in the energy systems used in the building.  

In a few weeks The Batawa Ski Hill will turn white! The state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment will start to blow snow on the hill. A new ski season is around the corner and skiers of all ages from beginners to expert will enjoy the well equipped Batawa Ski Hill. It meets the dream Mrs. Bata had when she opened the Batawa Ski Hill almost 50 years ago

Thank you Mrs. Bata! 

We appreciate your Continued Passion, Inspiration and Commitment to Batawa.