Gravenhurst Winter Carnival Committee

The Gravenhurst Winter Carnival Committee is a community Subcommittee of Council. All meetings are open to the public.

Learn more about this Committee by selecting a topic below.

Mandate, Vision & Primary Role

Mandate: to advise, develop and implement the annual Gravenhurst Winter Carnival event on behalf of The Town under the direction of Council and with assistance from Staff.

Vision: to offer an open, safe and inviting community event that encourages families of all ages to participate in a variety of winter events and to embrace the rich heritage and natural beauty of the area. The goal of the event is to provide economic spin off in a shoulder season promoting outdoor activity, showcasing local businesses and creating awareness to community groups.

Primary Role: to develop a work plan complete with a schedule of events, proposed budget and benchmarks annually, encourage volunteerism by involving community members in the planning, development and implementation of the event, liaise with the Chamber of Commerce, BIA, businesses and other community groups to ensure their involvement and knowledge of the event, ensure that the policies and procedures of the Town are followed and upheld, act as ambassadors for the Winter Carnival and Town, actively promote the event where possible, and research / engage sponsorship opportunities including any grants and funding contribution programs available.

All Boards and Subcommittees of the municipality are governed by the same legislation:

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference outlines the purpose, structure, operating rules, and define the various roles of membership within a Subcommittee.

The Terms are jointly developed and approved by Council, and can change as the nature of the work of Council evolves.

View the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival Committee's Terms of Reference


Committee membership is made up of local community volunteers, affiliate members, a Council representative and Staff Liaison:

  • Steve Mulock, Chair
  • Rob Abbott, Vice Chair
  • Marc Mantha
  • Mindy Stevenson
  • Norma Brackley, Affilliate Member
  • Jeremy Rand, Affiliate Member
  • Mike McPherson, Affiliate Member
  • Sandy Cairns, Council Representative
  • Shawna Patterson, Manager of Recreation Services (Staff Liaison)
  • Join Our Committee - Application Form

Schedules, Agendas & Minutes

View this Committee's Annual Schedule of Meetings.

Agendas and Minutes for this Committee's meetings can be viewed within our Council Calendar when posted.

If you wish to speak at a meeting, visit our Information and Special Request page.

For more information on Schedules, Agendas and Minutes, please contact the Deputy Clerk/Committee Coordinator.

Additional Resources

For more information view the Carnival's Official Website, Instagram and Facebook Pages.

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