The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce
is a voluntary, non-profit association consisting of over 600 members. From this membership a board of fourteen directors is elected, who meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
The City of Orillia & Townships of Ramara, Severn, and Oro-Medonte have the opportunity to be represented by appointees to the Board. To further strengthen communication links with other community groups there are appointees on the Board representing Georgian College, Lakehead University, Casino Rama, Doctor Recruitment and Retention, Community Development Corporation, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Manufacturers' Association, Construction Association and the Downtown Orillia Management Board.
The mandate of the Chamber of Commerce is to provide both tangible and intangible benefits to our members in particular, and our community as a whole.
2015 Chamber of Commerce Special Events:
35th Orillia Perch Festival Saturday, April 18 - Saturday, May 09
Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14
Christmas in June Saturday, June 20
Orillia Waterfront Festival Friday, August 07 - Sunday, August 09
Orillia Santa Claus Parade Sunday, November 22
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Apprenticeship Bursary Accepting Applications
Apprenticeship Bursary Applications Available
If you are an apprenticing student, in the Orillia
area or Muskoka, you may be eligible for a bursary from The Apprenticeship
Bursary Fund, managed by The Community Foundation of Orillia and Area. The Foundation is accepting applications
until 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1st,
The Apprenticeship Bursary Fund has been
established in order to assist apprenticing students with their day-to-day
costs so that they can focus on learning. The fund was set up by family and friends in
memory of the late Robert Fletcher. Bob
worked as an electrician for over fifty years in the Orillia and Muskoka area. A hard-working, honest, and reliable man, Bob
was an excellent and tough teacher to those whom he mentored and taught. Many of his apprentices have described him as
a positive influence, instilling in them a remarkable work ethic and a strong commitment
to the job.
Selection Criteria and Process:
will be provided to an apprentice who has completed at least his/her first year
of HVAC, electrical or plumbing apprenticeship training and who is completing
this training in either the geographical boundary served by the Community
Foundation of Orillia and Area or in Muskoka, Ontario. Students will be asked to submit
an Apprenticeship Bursary Application Form, with a resume and two letters of
Guidelines and the application may be
found on the Foundation’s website: www.communityfoundationorillia.ca. Applicants are welcome to contact the
Community Foundation of Orillia & Area with any questions at 705-325-4903 Ext 207 or by
Community Foundation of Orillia & Area
Phone: 705-325-4903 Ext 207
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