Volunteer at Winterlude 2018!

News Release

GATINEAU, November 17, 2017

Canadian Heritage is looking for enthusiastic people interested in donating some time to the 40th edition of Winterlude, which will take place from February 2 to 19, 2018. Residents of the Ottawa–Gatineau region are invited to join the team of volunteers.

Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience while savouring the joys of winter in a gigantic snow playground. As a volunteer, you play a key role in the success of this popular winter gathering. You could be assigned to a position as an information officer, activity assistant or snow slide assistant. There are lots of ways to lend a hand at this popular event and have fun at the same time!

Visit our website to see a complete list of Winterlude volunteer opportunities, with descriptions. For more information, contact the Canadian Heritage Volunteer Centre at 819-956-2626 or PCH.centredesbenevoles-volunteercentre.PCH@canada.ca.


“Every year, hundreds of dedicated volunteers devote their time and energy to helping Winterlude activities run smoothly. I invite you to join a dynamic team of people who, like you, want to contribute to the success of this major winter celebration.”

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Quick Facts

  • Winterlude would not be possible without the support of some 700 volunteers.

  • As a token of our appreciation, volunteers receive an invitation to the Winterlude appreciation night and a Winterlude souvenir (with a minimum of 12 hours of volunteer work).

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For more information (media only), please contact:

Simon Ross
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage

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