Event Date


Town Dock
2 Main Street
Penetanguishene, ON
Phone: (705) 549-7453

Penetanguishene Winterama, the oldest winter carnival in Ontario. A celebration of Canadian seasonality, Winterama is an opportunity to renew an interest in outdoor activity; enhance community spirit and pride through people, partnership and products; share the heritage and culture of the community and welcome families, friends and visitors alike in a seasonal celebration. 

Winterama Volunteers Needed

It takes a community to make magic happen! The success of Winterama is not possible without dedicated volunteers. Register to apply as a volunteer for the 75th Winterama. Having trouble using the online system? Hardcopy forms are available at Town Hall, or by emailing 

Button Design Contest

The 75th Annual Winterama planning has begun! Be part of history, and help make the 75th Annual Button Design. 

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, November 1, 2022. To encourage creativity, this year we only require the buttons to have the following information: 

  1. 75th Winterama
  2. Penetanguishene

Note: If you choose to include more text, please consider including both English and French. Completed designs and any questions can be sent to

Business Engagement Opportunities

Community engagement has always been an essential part of a successful Winterama weekend. This year we are encouraging businesses to host an event or partner with the Town to help run a new or existing activity!

Below are a few ways your business/organization can get involved:

1. Host an event at a Town location or partner with the Town on an existing event

Ex. Rotaract hosts the Cardboard Toboggan races, Royal Lepage in Touch Realty Inc. partners with Winterama by providing volunteers for the Demolition Derby

2. Host a Third-Party event at your business – Third-party events are welcome to run Friday, February 17- Monday, February 20

Ex. Hire a band to play in your restaurant, hold a dance, or organize a scavenger hunt.

3. Participate in the Rotary Winterama Parade

4. Deals and discounts

Ex. Offer a Winterama weekend promotion. For example, a % off a coffee if you show your Winterama button. 

This year the town is putting together an event guide booklet which will include a schedule of events and Winterama activity promos. By getting involved with one of the 4 options above, you will be included in the event guide, which is a great way to promote your business/organization. The deadline to submit details for the guide is Monday, December 5th. Back Breaker 5000 Poker Run

After its first successful year in 2022, the Back Breaker 5000 Poker Run for Fun will be back for the 75th Winterama!


  • Family Day Weekend (FEB 18/19 2023)
  • Rider Gift Bags for the first 100 Registered
  • ONLY $50 per Rider

Rotary Winterama Parade

The Rotary Club of Penetanguishene is proud to again organize the Winterama Rotary Parade as
part of the Penetanguishene Winterama activities. The Parade will start Saturday activities at 11:00
AM on February 18th, 2023. Anyone wishing to enter a float is asked to fill out a registration form, linked below. 

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