WHAT IS IT?
Winterama is a FUN AND FUNDRAISING PROJECT promoted by the Rotary Clubs of: Hepworth –Shallow Lake, Port Elgin, Southampton, & Tara.
WHEN & WHERE?
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Children’s and Youth Programs in Grey and Bruce Counties over the past 15+ years
HOW DOES IT WORK?
• Individual participants and groups solicit cash pledges of support for their involvement in ice-skating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, curling and snowmobiling. Cash and in-kind sponsorships from area businesses are also sought to support the effort.
In 2017, Winterama had over 40 sponsors with 150 participants in various sites
• Participants submit their pledge sheets and funds at one of the Winterama locations and take part in the events of the day.
• Food is served at each venue, followed by a short program of thanks and awards.
• School-related events are also planned for Winterama.
For 2012 - 2017 Winterama had over 350 participants at various sites & distributed $125,000 back to the community:
$hareback Program that returns 30% of School pledges for use in their School Breakfast Club Program (new $hareback in 2014)
Children’s and Youth projects of each participating Rotary Club
$hareback Program that returns 40% of School or Youth Group pledges for use in their focussed projects
Two Organizations that focus on environmental programming for children- The Outdoor Education Centre (Wiarton) & Camp Presqu’ile (Owen Sound)
Total proceeds distributed in 2012 - 2017
In Past years… Winterama Funds Supported Grey Bruce Youth Programs
School Literacy Programs
Rotary Drug Awareness Programs
Kids to Ability Camp
Sponsored Swimming and Skating
Rotary Student Bursaries
United Way of Bruce-Grey
Medical devices to needy kids
Street Keepers International
PRANCE & GRACE
Grey Bruce Eat & Learn
Wiarton Pathfinder Trex Unit
The Grey Bruce Water Festival
Minor Hockey-Minor Baseball
Georgian Bay Nordic Ski Club
Rotary Youth Exchange Program
Soccer Field irrigation system
Durham and District Food Bank
Wiarton 4H Sheep Dairy Club
Children’s Aid Societies
South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy
Snowshoes for Amabel Sauble School
Presqu’ile Camp-Rotary Youth Exchange
Canadian Mental Health Association
Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey
The Eugenie Forsyth Ability Camp Fund
Rotary Adventures in Citizenship Program
Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services
Town of South Bruce Peninsula Recreation
Playground equipment for Schools
Saugeen Shores Pee Wee Hockey