2017 Easter Food Drive Thank you

Thank you for the donations that totalled 153 pounds for The Sharing Place Food Bank in Orillia.

Easter Food Drive Display  5 boxes of donations for Sharing Place, Orillia

Posted 2017-04-13 12:19pm

Community Update from Trent-Severn Waterway - Fish and Frogs Survey Underway

Posted 2017-04-03 11:49am

2017 World Autism Awareness Day

To promote autism awareness, the Autism Ontario flag was raised at the Ramara Municipal Building on April 3, 2017.

Pictured are members of Ramara Township Council and a representative from Autism Ontario.

Autism Ontario rep and members of Township Council pictured at flag raising ceremony.   Flag raised for autism awareness.

Posted 2017-04-03 11:38am

2017 Snowmanathon Winners

Snow Family entry for 2017 Snowmanathon snowman building competition

Prizes for the 2017 Snowmanathon Competition were awarded at the Council Meeting on March 27th, 2017.  Pictured above is the first prize entry, "Snow Family".  Pictured below is Mayor Basil Clarke presenting the trophy for first prize to a representative for the winning entry.

Mayor and first prize winner for 2017 Snowmanathon

25 Years of Service Awards

Township staff members Donna Harrington and Linda Westcott were each recognized for over 25 years of service to the municipality by Council at the March 20, 2017 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

Council members congratulate staff employees on 25 years of service   

Posted 2017-03-20 10:12am

Results from 2016 Resident Service Satisfaction Survey

Posted on News and Notices page: 2016-10-14 2:08pm
Posted on Community page: 2016-11-01 10:00am

Ramara Rail Trail as part of the Trans Canada Trail

The official opening the Ramara Rail Trail as part of the Trans Canada Trail took place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Ramara Rail Trail officially part of Trans Canada Trail 

Pictured left to right are Jim Paterson - Trans Canada Trails Regional Coordinator, Annalynn Faulkner - Chair Ramara Trails Committee, Basil Clarke - Ramara Mayor and Gerry Marshall - Simcoe County Warden.

Posted 2016-05-18 2:54pm

Donation to Ramara Canine Shelter

Big thanks to the students from Warminster Public School bus route 256 for their generous donation to the Canine Shelter.

 Canine Control officer accepts donation from Warminster Public School bus route 256   Items donated to Ramara Canine Shelter

Posted 2015-12-23 2:56pm

Local Food Entrepreneur Week 2015

Council has declared October 25 to 31, 2015 as Local Food Entrepreneur Week.

Proclamation Notice

Council members showing support for Local Food Entrepreneur Week Oct 19, 2015       

Members of Council and municipal staff at Foodland Ontario flag raising Oct, 23, 2015


Last update posted 2015-10-23 3:11pm

Posted 2015-10-05 11:47am


New Playground Equipment for Brechin Park

August 2015 Ribbon cutting ceremony for new playground equipment in Brechin Park

In August 2015, members from the public, Ramara Council and Brechin Community Centre Board attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new playground equipment at the Brechin Park.


Autism Awareness

Council declared April 2, 2015 as World Autism Awareness Day in the Township of Ramara.

Today, 1 in 94 children are diagnosed with autism in Canada. Through improved public awareness, Autism Ontario strives to increase opportunities and acceptance for over 100,000 people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ontario, ensuring that each person with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society.

A flag raising ceremony was held on  April 2, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Township of Ramara Administration Centre, in Brechin to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day.

  Flags of Ramara Township, Canada, and "Raise the Flag" for Autism Ontario   Group attending flag raising ceremony 
  Group attending flag raising ceremony   Raise the flag for Autism Ontario

Click Proclamation to view the declaration notice from Council.

Click Autism Ontario - Simcoe Chapter for more information about autism in our area.

Click Raise the Flag for Autism to visit a new website for Ontarians to share their stories of inclusion and opportunities.

Posted on Community page 2015-04-02 4:24pm

2015 Snomanathan

Swailes Family Entry for Snowmanathon 2015
 The Swailes Family entry - WINNER OF THE 2015 SNOWMANATHON!
1st Place - The Swailes'
2nd Place - The Kelsey's
3rd Place- The Dilts'
Honourable Mentions go to :
The Tilley's
The Vlieger's
Click 2015 Snowmanathon Winners to see the pictures of those mentioned above.
Posted to Community Page on 2015-04-01 1:51pm

Remembering Jesse Armitage

Click "In Memory of Jesse" to view information about a dedicated Township firefighter who was killed in the line of duty, January 19th, 1980.


Posted to Community Page 2015-01-21 11:08am
Posted 2015-01-19 12:15pm

Ontario Volunteer Service Awards Ceremony

Volunteer Service Awards 2014


June 11, 2014 - ODAS Park 

Pictured are from L to R: Patrick McNamee (Ramara Historical Society), Mayor Bill Duffy, Annalynn Faulkner (Ramara Trails), Jim Westcott (Ramara Historical Society), Diane Bell (Ramara Youth Committee), Stephen Valiquette (Ramara Youth Committee) 

Thank you to all our volunteers! 

Posted to community page 2014-06-26 13:55:19
Posted 2014-06-12

LED light bulb replacements

 LED lightbulb replacements in streetlights

Replacement of light bulbs to LED light bulbs for streetlights continues throughout the Township.  Pictured above is a crew replacing bulbs in a streetlight on Concession 4 in Brechin on Friday, April 17th, 2014.

Posted 2014-04-17 16:22:17

snowman clip art



Click HERE to see the contest winners for 2014. Winners are being contacted for a special presentation at Council. 

Congratulations to everyone and thank you for submitting your photos! 


Posted to Community page 2014-05-01 10:04:20
Posted 2014-03-03

*** Autism Awareness ***
Autism Awareness Day flag raising

Council declared April 2, 2014 as World Autism Awareness Day in the Township of Ramara.

Click Proclamation to view the declaration notice from Council.

Click Autism Ontario - Simcoe Chapter for more information about autism in our area.

Last update posted 2014-04-02 11:35:45
*** ODRAP Appreciation Presentation ***
ODRAP appreciation presentation at Feb 10, 2014 Council meeting
Certificates of Appreciation were presented by Mayor Duffy at the February 10, 2014 Council meeting to members of the Ramara Disaster Relief Assistance Committee in honour of their efforts to fundraise for residents affected by flooding in April 2013.

Posted 2014-04-11 16:03:42

 *** 2-4-1 Pizza opens in Brechin ***
Twp CAO and owner of 2-4-1 Pizza in Brechin - Dec 2013
 The Township of Ramara welcomes "2-4-1 Pizza" to Brechin.
Pictured left to right are Mark Urbanski, former Township CAO and Miltiadis Konisoliatis, owner.

Posted 2013-12-20 14:26:21
 Youth Committee 2013

The Ramara Youth Committee presents $1000 donation cheque to the Ramara Disaster Relief Committee on November 6, 2013. Pictured above are (back row l-r) Kendra Fountain, Cheryl Fountain, Diane Bell, Brooke Forward, Melissa Shoesmith, Jessie Thompson-Figueiredo, Stephen Valiquette (front row l-r) Rachel McCarthy, ODRAP chair Mary Bax.Money was raised during their September youth dance. A big thank you to everyone who came out to the dance to make the night such a sucess. 

Posted to Community page 2014-03-05 10:29:26
Posted 2013-11-12

*** Disaster Relief Committee Launch ***
August 6, 2013 DRC Launch Group photo
August 6, 2013 DRC Launch - Committee & Council & MP
 The launch of the Disaster Relief Committee took place at the Township Office Tuesday August the 6th. In attendance were; the Disaster Relief Committee members, Mayor Duffy, Councillor Brooks, Neher and O’Donnell, members of the Ramara Youth Committee, MP Bruce Stanton, Mary Silk representing MPP Garfield Dunlop and members of the Ramara Fire and Rescue Services.

Posted 2013-08-08 10:14:35 

 *** Recognition of Staff Accomplishments ***
July 29, 2013 - A. Lee, B. Clarke, L. Richardson, D. McCabe - Recognition of staff educational accomplishments
Township of Ramara employees were recognized at Council on July 29, 2013 for their recent educational accomplishments.

Left to right:  Audrey Lee received her Business Studies bookkeeping fundamentals certificate from Georgian College, Linda Richardson and Deb McCabe received their Municipal Administration Program certificate from the Association of Municipal Clerks & Treasurers of Ontario.   Deputy Mayor Basil Clarke extended congratulations on behalf of Council. Well done ladies.

Posted 2013-07-30 11:44:26

 A Night of Recognition

Township staff and volunteers were recognized for their years of service to the municipality by Council at the May 13, 2013 Council Meeting.
Mayor Duffy and CAO Rick Bates

Chief Administrative Officer, Richard Bates was presented with an Award of Merit from the United Way by Mayor Bill Duffy.  The Merit Award recognized the Township’s efforts in fund raising initiatives for the United Way.  Special thanks to Township fundraising organizers Brittany Jackson and Dyana Marks for their hard work and motivation to enable us to achieve our goal!
Treasurer Margaret Black, Mayor Bill Duffy, Accounts Receivable Audrey Lee
Manager of Corporate Services/Treasurer, Margaret Black and Accounts Receivable/Health & Safety Rep., Audrey Lee received their 25 years of  service pins.
Fire Service Awards
Pictured Left to Right are: Tony Stong, Mayor Bill Duffy, Councillor Marilyn Brooks, Ted Conway, Dave McCarthy, Rob Byers, Jim Watson, and John Boyer.

Ramara Firefighters received years of service pins and medals for their commitment and exemplary service to the municipality.  Councillor Brooks, Honourary Fire Chief Ted Conway, Fire Chief Dave McCarthy joined Mayor Duffy  and Council in recognizing the following firefighters:

                                Stacy Howe - 5 Years
                                Kyle Mullen - 5 Years
                                John Boyer - 10 Years
                                Tony Stong - 15 Years
                                Dale Black - 15 Years
                                Jim Watson - 20 Years
                                Rob Byers - 25 Years  
                                Ted Conway - 30 & 40 Years

Posted to Community Page 2013-07-29 11:26:44
Posted 2013-05-16 16:27:01

Mayor Duffy presenting Gail Seaward with Senior of the Year Award

Mayor Duffy presented the 2013 Ramara Senior of the Year Award to Gail Seaward at the June 10th, 2013 Council Meeting.

Over the past 20 years, Gail has been making Ramara a better place to live, work and play by volunteering for many non-profit organizations including, but not limited to, the North Mara Beach Residents' Association, Friends of the Ramara Township Public Library, Helping Hands Orillia, Our Ramara FunFest Committee, and the Atherley Community Centre Board/Ramara Centre Board of Management.  

The Senior of the Year is a provincial award program offered by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration - Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat in collaboration with municipalities.
Posted to Community Page 2013-10-10 09:35:00

Posted 2013-06-11 15:41:06

Adelson Tree Dedication
Pictured with the Barron/Adelson family is Councillor Bill Kahler (far left) and Mayor Bill Duffy (far right) at Lagoon City Public Beach Park. 
The family chose to take part in the Ramara Memorial Tree Planting program to honour their loved ones and added some much needed young foliage to the park. Thank you to everyone involved!
If you would like more information on our Memorial Tree Planting Policy please contact 
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Last update Posted 2013-07-29 10:17:51

 *** 2013 Snowmanathon ***

Congratulations to the O'Neill family - winners of the 2013 Snowmanathon! 
Also pictured are the Morgan family -3rd place winners with Deputy Mayor Basil Clarke. (Absent - 2nd place - The Lockers) 
Families were awarded their trophies in front of Council on Monday March 11th. 
Thank you for participating and see you next year ! 
Click HERE to see the winning entries! 
Presentation of trophies at Council Chambers on Monday March 11th at 7 pm. 


Posted to Community page 2013-05-07 14:15:56


*** OPP/CN Office Relocation and Reopening ***

The Ramara Community Policing Committee celebrated the relocation and reopening of their OPP/CN Police Office on Wednesday December 19th, 2012. Previously, it was located in the Medical Centre in Brechin but has been relocated to the Brechin Ball Diamond Community Centre Building at 3227 Ramara Rd 47.

The office will not be staffed or occupied during any particular office hours, but residents are welcome to meet with officers at the facility if there is a cruiser on site. This new office will give our OPP/CN officers a location they can stop at to fill out reports, do research and meet with residents within the Township.

The Ramara Community Policing Committee encourages residents to voice their concerns and  ideas to help keep our Municipality a safe place, please feel free to contact our Municipal Office for more details.



OPP/CN Office Relocation and Reopening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Posted to Community page 2013-03-06 10:15:53
Originally Posted 2012-12-21 09:23:52
 *** Township Staff Donation to Habitat for Humanity ***
On December 19, 2012 Marlene Mattson, representative from Habitat for Humanity, accepted a $441.00 donation from members of Township of Ramara staff.  The money was raised through dress-down Friday collections in 2012.
Staff donation to Habitat for Humanity
Posted to Community Page 2013-03-06 10:16:58
Originally Posted 2012-12-21 15:29:22 


At the Council meeting on Sep 10th, 2012, Ramara Council made two presentations to honour local citizens.


Frank Cooper receives a Diamond Jubilee Award from Mayor Duffy



Mayor Duffy presented Frank Cooper with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award in recognition of his contribution to his community and country.


Members of the Brechin Community Centre Board accept an award of appreciation from Mayor Duffy



Council also presented the Brechin Community Centre Board with a certificate in recognition of their work in having the Brechin Ball Park Building renovated and hosting the successful 2012 Lumberjack Competition. Some members of the board were in attendance to accept the award.


Posted to Community page 2013-01-08 12:01:45
Originally Posted 2012-09-18 11:25:41

On Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, Warrant Officer, Tim Aleman received a warm welcome as he returned to Ramara by ambulance after serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.
Archway over bridge at the Atherley Narrows 
Click HERE to view more photos of the procession.