Winterama is a FUN AND FUNDRAISING PROJECT promoted by the Rotary Clubs of Southampton, & Tara held in February each year for the benefit of local schools and Youth Programs in our area.
 
This year we are asking that schools participate in the Rotary Winterama Olympics Challenge during the Winter Olympics in February 2022. Individual participants and students solicit cash pledges in support of their involvement in ice-skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, curling, and/or other winter activities at their schools. 
 
ROTARY WINTERAMA raises funds for youth in GREY-BRUCE. All funds stay local and new this year,  100% of the money raised goes to the participating schools or groups for their specific projects and programs including breakfast programs.
 
Nearly $550,000 has been raised and distributed back to local schools and the community in the past 19 years.
To support an individual student, contact that student for their personal Winterama fundraising page or CLICK HERE
 
For more information on how Winterama works CLICK HERE
 
2022 RESULTS 
Winterama pays back over $12,000 at award ceremonies at local schools around the area.
Local Elementary School Students Get Active With the Rotary Winterama Olympics Challenge organised by Southampton Rotary Club and Tara Rotary Club.
Local elementary school students earned important fundraising dollars for their schools, and embraced winter activities this past February through the 20th Annual Rotary Winterama campaign. Students brought in a collective total of over $12,000 directly to their schools, to help fund breakfast programs and important school projects. Local corporations, businesses, and individual supporters generously stepped up as well, and donated over $12,000 to the campaign, allowing the participating Rotary Clubs to defray the costs of Winterama, and broaden their services to support youth programs in our area. This year’s Winterama offered a Winter Olympics Challenge to students, where students accumulated kilometres doing fun winter activities during the period of the 2022 Winter Olympics. High-achieving students in local schools earned bronze, silver, and gold medals if they met certain kilometre benchmarks. Top classes in each school were also awarded a recess activity bucket, hand-delivered by Bearama, to help them keep active at recesses.
Participating students in local schools logged a total of over 21, 000 kilometres during the campaign… more than halfway around the world! See some of the smiling faces below, skating with Winterama mascot “Bearama", and later wearing their medals. A total of 233 students skated, skied, sledded, hiked, and snowshoed their way to their Rotary Olympic Challenge medals, and many more accumulated kilometres trying their best.
The top four pledge-earning students in Winterama also won prizes for their hard work fundraising for their schools. In first place was Charlie Schaab, EPESCS, who raised $1200. Second place prizes winners were Serenity and Andre Saunders, G.C. Huston, who each raised $795. Third place went to Sam Stephenson, EPESCS, who raised $720 for his school.
Amabel Sauble deserves a special mention, despite being the smallest school population-wise (162). They accumulated a total of 6603 kms, or 41 kms per student!!!
 
A big THANK YOU to all 2022 Winterama participants, sponsors and supporters!!
 
Looking forward to a bigger and better event in 2023....watch this space.