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February 25 marks the 15th annual Rotary Winterama... the annual winter festival that really is “For the Kids!”

Founded in 2002, Rotary Winterama is a collaborative effort between the Rotary Clubs of Hepworth-Shallow Lake, Port Elgin, Southampton and Tara and takes place in the communities of Shallow Lake, Hepworth and Port Elgin.

The annual event raises funds for programs supporting youth in Grey and Bruce counties. All funds are spent locally with 40% of the money raised going to schools and groups who participate in the winter festival; 30% going to breakfast programs at participating schools and the remaining 30% going to local Rotary Club Youth Projects.

In 2016 alone Rotary Winterama raised $23,500 for local youth programs with over $2 million raised over the years!


Here’s how it works:

1. Collect Pledges on Pledgesheet(s) leading up to Winterama. Pledgesheets are available at Suntrail Source for Adventure in Hepworth and Thorncrest Outfitters in Southampton as well as online.

Click here!

2. Dress warmly on Saturday, February 25 and come out to the 3 participating Rotary Winterama venues:

The Plex, Port Elgin | Port Elgin Curling Club | Shallow Lake Community Centre

3. Submit your Pledgesheet(s) & collected pledge money.

4. Snowshoe, Ski, Skate and/or go Curling for Youth in Grey Bruce

... and if you’re a Shareback Team, you get 40% of your Team Pledges directly back to your organization and an additional 30% back to participating schools’ breakfast programs.

Winterama Event Calendar for Saturday, February 25:


9:30 AM Registration for skiers and snowshoers going to Sawmill Trails

10:00 AM Travel to Sawmill Trails (free snowshoes - no minimum pledges required)

11:30 AM Return to SLCC

10:30 AM Registration for skaters at SLCC

11:00 AM Skating at SLCC until Noon

12:00 PM Pizza Lunch and Awards


9:30 AM Registration for skiers and snowshoers going to McGregor Park or Sauble Ski Trails. (Free equipment available courtesy of Thorncrest Outfitters in Southampton. All ski equipment bookings must be into Thorncrest by Wednesday, February 15. Thorncrest staff will also be at the Plex in Port Elgin on Saturday, February 25 at 9:00 AM with snowshoe gear for free minimum donation required.)

10:00 AM Registration for skaters (the Plex)

10:30 AM Skating with the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks

12:00 PM Everyone back to the Plex for Pizza Lunch and Awards

1:00 - 2:00 PM Fun Swim at Centennial Pool.


8:30 AM Registration (bring clean indoor running shoes)

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Introduction / Lesson

10:30 to 11:30 AM Friendly Curling

11:30 AM to the Plex for Pizza and Awards

For information contact or call 519-797-5558 or visit their Facebook page

Please support our Rotary Winterama sponsors who help make the 15th Annual Rotary Winterama such a great success:

Bruce Power, Ontario Power Generation, Eastlink, Bruce Telecom, Suntrail Source for Adventure, Thorncrest Outfitters, Royal LePage RCR Realty, Ottewell Enterprises Ltd. Fencing, Intertownship Fire Department, Staples, Meridian Credit Union, BDO Dunwoody LLP, Saugeen Shores Winterhawks, Rowland’s Independent Grocer, Boston Pizza, Port Elgin, Partner AG Services, GriggSport, Wiarton Foodland, John Thompson Movers, Addison Truck & Trailer Repair, Wayne Bird Fuels - Petro Canada, Ken Philp Plumbing & Heating, McIntee Real Estate, Roger Shantz Enterprises Ltd., Fretz’s Valu-Mart, Brannan Wealth Management, Miller Insurance, Tim Hortin’s - Port Elgin/Southampton, Home Depot, Dunlop Fuels, Super 8 Motel, Bruce County Physiotherapy, Port Elgin, Explore the Bruce, First Student Canada, Peninsula Ford, Port Elgin/Owen Sound, PepsiCo Beverages Canada, Southampton Foodland, Sunset Family Fun Centre, Port Elgin