Interested in participating in Virtual Winterama? Visit our event page on connectpenetanguishene to actively engage!

2nd Annual Winterama Button Contest: Survey Selection

Winterama is in search of a button design for 2021! 

Thank you to everyone who submitted a design for this year’s Winterama button! We have narrowed the vote down to six options that met the contest criteria.

Please vote on your favourite design using this link:

Buttons this year will be FREE to all community members that request one. Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, buttons will be available by curbside pickup or mail. More details on how to obtain a button will be released in February.

Rotary Winterama Snow Sculpture Contest

Theme: Salute to our community's Essential Workers 

Dates: January 20 - February 20 

Prize Categories:  Fan Favourite (based on likes on the site), Best Use of Theme, Best Use of Colour, Most FUN, Best Use of Props & Accessories

Prizes: Each category winner will receive a $100 cash prize, and Rotary will make a $100 donation in the name of the winner to the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre

Matt Morris from Snowbank Productions has filmed a great video to help residents in their snow making endeavor! You can check out Matts website for more tips and photo inspiration here: or follow his YouTube channel: @mattdjmorris 

Winterama 5KM 

What is the Virtual Winterama 5km?

The Virtual Winterama 5km is about getting active and having fun. To complete the 5km, you can run, walk, treadmill, snowshoe, cross country ski, or bike from any location you choose. Everyone who completes the Winterama 5km will receive a medal. Doing this event virtually gives you the freedom to complete own route on your own time all while being a part of something bigger.

How To Submit Your Time:

Complete the virtual Winterama 5km by February 20th and submit your time by emailing

Printable Virtual Winterama 5km Bib

Fill out the Virtual Winterama 5km Bib with your name and print to wear it for you 5km! (not required)

 Penetanguishene Centennial Museum Winterama Cuisine

February 8th-19th, 2021

Submit both a photo/video and recipe of your favourite Winterama dish, and we will share it with the community on the Museum Facebook & Instagram, Winterama Facebook page and event, and

To submit your recipe please include both a photo of you with your finished recipe plus the recipe.  Or you may choose to submit a short video of you making your recipe plus the recipe. Please email your submission to

Note:  We will be accepting submissions beginning January 13, 2021 and will post them between the dates of February 8-19th 2021

Family Fishing Event

This year, COVID-19 restrictions have prevented Winterama from hosting a Family Fishing Derby. Fortunately, Ontario Family Fishing Events is encouraging families to register their own FAMILY events to receive freebies and information!

Licence-Free Fishing is BACK for 2021! February 13-15 you can fish licence-free with your family all across Ontario! Making sure to follow covid-19 guidelines, we are encouraging FAMILIES to register with Ontario Family Fishing Events to receive a FREE fishing package!

Spend time together this family day long weekend doing something new and exciting outdoors. Registration is open at