Winter Carnival Time in Richmond Hill

Winter Carnival Time in Richmond Hill

The community is throwing a party and you’re invited! Please join us for the 51st Annual Richmond Hill Winter Carnival on February 2nd, and 3rd. 

The Winter Carnival has a proud history in our community. From the very first edition of this Carnival back in the 1960’s, the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival has been a party designed to bring the community together and celebrate something that truly defines Canadians – winter. 

From the very beginning this celebration has been organized and hosted by the community, for the community, and it remains like this today. Our committee of volunteers dedicate hours of their time planning each and every Winter Carnival starting in the early spring, right after the last Winter Carnival wraps up. 

As always the carnival includes a wide range of fun, affordable, family oriented activities, including the old favourites like pony rides and a great pancake breakfast, as well as midway rides, live music, food trucks, entertainment on our main stage, and a fun beer tasting event on the Saturday evening (for the adults only). We also have the Woofjocks Canine Allstar Show returning this year and have also added The Great Canadian Lumberjack show to entertain our guests. I hope that you will be able to join your neighbours and friends for this year’s event (details contained below in this e newsletter or visit 

In an effort to keep residents informed I have made some changes to this monthly e newsletter to make it easier to read on a mobile device. I have also added a section devoted specifically to key issues before Richmond Hill Council. It is important that citizens have a chance to participate in their local government decisions even considering the busy lives that we all lead. I hope that the new section called Richmond Hill Council News will help people to gain a good understanding of some of the more pressing issues facing our community. It is through citizen participation that we come together to build our community and I would encourage you to participate.


David West 

Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill


Banner Photo – Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament Puck Drop with Richmond Hill Winter Carnival’s Ookpik – photo credit Marney Beck