Join Us Jan 29 – Feb 7, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Richmond Hill Winter Carnival!

Join us for some community fun this winter with #RHVirtualCarnival Activities!

From our annual Colouring Contest and Wing Eating Contest to our new Youth Video Challenge, and Scavenger Hunt, we have a lot of fun activities for you and your family.

Our 2021 Sponsors
TD BankTim Hortons Canada

For $3 you can purchase our limited edition 2021 RHWC Button! All purchases can be made via TruPet in Richmond Hill and shipping is free. A big Thanks goes to TruPet for managing online button purchases!

If you would like to be a 2022 sponsor, please review our sponsorship information and contact us.

Subscribe to our newsletter – it will be delivered fresh to your email box up to four times a year and will include all the latest Carnival info.

We have a super easy contest for you! Those that enter with a valid email address before the end of February 2021, will automatically be entered to win FREE COFFEE FOR A YEAR compliments of Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners of Richmond Hill.

Those that subscribe with a valid email address before the end of February 2021, will automatically be entered to win FREE COFFEE FOR A YEAR compliments of Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners of Richmond Hill.

Latest News
Our Scavenger Hunt List Is Online
January 29, 2021

Have you registered for our #RHVirtualCarnival Scavenger Hunt? Did you see the list of fun things we have listed? Make sure you register before it's too late!

While you check out our other #RHVirtualCarnival family-friendly Activities like Origami with Jackie, don't forget about our Youth Video Challenge and Colouring Contest.

Psst ... you can also subscribe to our new newsletter!

Scavenger Hunt & More
January 28, 2021

We've been adding to our online activities - from word searches to crosswords to ... drum roll please ... our very first Scavenger Hunt!

See our Scavenger Hunt details to find out how to register, read the rules, and learn more. This virtual event will take place from January 29 to February 7, with the Scavenger Hunt list announced on January 29. Be creative and have fun!

2021 Carnival Buttons Are For Sale
January 25, 2021

That's right, we have a limited edition 2021 RHWC button that you can purchase for $3. You can buy yours online at TruPet in Richmond Hill. Shipping is free - it will be refunded on your final invoice.

We only have a limited number of buttons for sale this year, and once they are sold, there are no more. Make sure you order yours so you don't miss out!

New Activity Info!
January 22, 2021

We have details for two RHWC 2021 Activities for you: our traditional Elementary School Colouring Contest as well as our new Winter Carnival Youth Video Challenge.

Keep checking our Activities page for more fun things to do leading up to and during the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival weekend.

Our Colouring Contest information was added only yesterday and we already have some Colouring Contest entries!

We’re Going Virtual For 2021!
January 20, 2021

Our 53rd Richmond Hill Winter Carnival will take a different form in February 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns, but volunteer organizers are still planning a celebration of winter in Richmond Hill, as we’ve been doing for the past 52 years!

The celebration will be virtual; encouraging families within the same household to enjoy winter activities and carnival traditions, while staying safe. Keep watch for details about our a fun family Winter Carnival Scavenger Hunt, the traditional Elementary School Colouring Contest for grades 3 and under, plus a youth video challenge, helping high school students earn their volunteer hours.

The Winter Carnival Scavenger Hunt will feature challenges which can be done at home or at your neighbourhood park, such as building a snowman or snow fort, skating on an outdoor rink, or making a collage of paper snowflakes – all while adhering to York Region Public Health directives. Prizes will be awarded to family teams which complete the most number of challenges or are the most creative!

The Elementary School Colouring Contest pages will be posted on our winter carnival website, and can be downloaded and printed by teachers or parents for their children to colour. Completed submissions can be returned to our dropbox at 314 Mill Street or emailed to colouringcontest at

For high school students needing to earn community volunteer hours, there’s a creative way to do so, through our Winter Carnival Youth Video Challenge, helping to keep the winter carnival spirit alive. Students can create a short video, no longer than three minutes, in tribute to our winter carnival traditions. You can interview a member of your family, a longtime carnival volunteer or share your family’s favourite carnival memories. Our volunteer organizing committee will post these videos on our website for the community to enjoy and to help keep the warmth and fun of winter carnival alive this year.

And yes, for avid carnival button collectors, there will be a 53rd annual Ookpik keepsake winter carnival button, too! (Stay tuned to our website to find out how you can receive your button). All details on how you can celebrate our 2021 Richmond Hill Winter Carnival will be posted here and on our Facebook page – stay tuned!