Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
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50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300, Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-329-7250
Fax: 705-329-2176

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WinterActive 2014 

Winter Active is designed to help Orillians improve their health while having fun enjoying the best of Canada's winter. The idea is to encourage residents to 'Get up, go out and be Winter Active!' 

This year, Winter Active will be partnering with the Orillia Winter Carnival on the same weekend our city hosts events for the Ontario Winter Games (Feb 28 - March 2)

Plan to bring gather your family members and participate in as many activities as you can.

All Events are FREE.

List of Events


 WinterActive - Snow Volleyball WinterActive - Family Pond Hockey

Snow Volleyball Tournament  - Saturday March 1
Put together a team and come on out to J.B. Tudhope Park to participate in the annual snow volleyball tournament.  Perfect for a team of co-workers, classmates, friends or family.  Just remember, all teams must be coed, up to six players playing at a time but two you must have a minimum of two female players playing at all times.  

Games will be played on the beach volleyball courts from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Teams are to register on site by the courts at the Barnfield Point Recreation Centre from 10:00 AM - 11:00AM. FREE.

Drop-In Pond Hockey (ages 13-16) - Saturday March 1, 7:50PM - 9:00PM

Drop-in to play a game of pond hockey at Brian Orser Arena on Saturday night at 7:50PM. Game length is 1 hour. FREE


 WinterActive - Kids in TobagganWinterActive - Kids Making Cardboard Tobaggan 

Cardboard Box Toboggan Race - Saturday March 1, 10:00AM - 1:00PM (Registration begins 9:00AM)

This very popular activity will once again hit the slopes of the toboggan hill at the Couchiching Golf Course.  Arrive at the hill by 9:00AM to get your toboggan registered and races will begin as soon as all of the toboggans have been registered.  Get creative with the design of your toboggan and don't forget to challenge your neighbours, friends or co-workers to come up with a better design then yours.

Entries may be made as individuals or as a team and all toboggans must be made of primarily from cardboard.  Additional items may be used on the underside of the toboggan, however: a traditional sled may not be attached (i.e. using a crazy carpet as the base).  Acceptable materials include: duct tape, tin foil, shower curtains, garbage bags, etc.  If you are uncertain if the material is acceptable contact Parks, Recreation and Culture for clarification.

Helmets MUST BE WORN by everyone riding on the toboggan!

Awards will be handed out for:



WinterActive - Cardboard Tobaggan Race


Drop-In Learn to Curl - Sunday March 2,  6:00PM - 8:00PM

 Drop In Curling at Barnfield Point Recreation Centre.


 Due to weather conditions, some Winter Active activities can be cancelled. Please continue to check this page for up-to-date information.