Community Village

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Mariposa Folk Festival Community Village 2014

Casino Rama is dedicated to its tradition of community support as an outstanding corporate neighbour, and providing year-round support through charitable giving and employee volunteerism. Casino Rama encourages you to visit these fine non-profit community organizations at Mariposa Folk Festival. Each of them enrich our lives and our communities.

Ashiko World Music Festival
Multi-cultural music and dance festival, drum circles, kids programs, international cuisine and more. The 2014 festival takes place September 6th & 7th on the Leacock Museum grounds. Proceeds to the Sharing Place Food Bank.

ArtsCan Circle
Gathers teams of musicians and artists to work in remote indigenous communities in Canada’s far north. Their aim is to inspire youth through creative self-expression. They share information and offer volunteers the opportunity to be involved in their work on behalf of indigenous youth.

Couchiching Conservancy
Non-profit, non-government land trust supported by donors who want to ensure that special natural places are safeguarded for the future. Since 1993 they have protected over 11,000 acres, in some cases globally rare ecosystems.

Chippewas of Rama First Nation Pow Wow
Annual spectacular Pow Wow hosted at Chippewas of Rama First Nation. A colourful and exciting event, it features international displays of traditional dancing, music and hand drumming. Artisan booths feature beadwork, baskets, apparel, footwear and more.

Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie
An international non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Georgian College
Full and part-time quality education – certificate, diploma or university degree. Located in a beautiful woodland setting, facilities include a student residence, fitness centre, on-campus restaurant, 150-seat lecture theatre and more. Find out why this college campus is rated so high.

Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Parks Canada
All-inclusive camping in rustic cabins, traditional camping and hiking. Located in one of the most naturally unique places in Canada, only 40 minutes from Orillia. See replicas of species at risk including turtles, snakes and skink, as well as archaeology associated with Georgian Bay islands.

Helping Hands, Orillia
Services that enable seniors to live independently, and maintain and enhance their quality of life. Support includes personal care, homemaking, respite care, assisted living services, meals, transportation, friendly visiting and social programs.

Information Orillia
Information support to community organizations and agencies that serve the public, and connecting people with the services that improve the quality of their life. Drop-in, telephone and online services.

Kids For Turtles Environmental Education
Educational and outreach organization for all ages, dedicated to increasing understanding and stewardship of the environment. Opportunities for young people and their families to interact with nature in a positive learning environment.

Lakehead University, Orillia
Situated in one of Central Ontario’s most beautiful areas, it offers a unique interdisciplinary studies option combining the arts and sciences, as well as programs in business, education and social work. ThunderCATS is Lakehead’s student club dedicated to volunteer work.

Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters, Invading Species
Works in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to deliver education and awareness programming to monitor and track the spread of invading species in Ontario waters. They also provide a summer student for the Kids for Turtles program.

Orillia Active Transportation
A City of Orillia advisory committee that supports the recreational trail system and Scout Valley as a multi-use facility for recreational users. They also educate the public about the benefits of the trail corridor.

Orillia Community Gardens
Increases access to healthy, sustainable food for all. The gardens create a habitat for biodiversity and rare food plants. This is a grassroots network of community gardeners who plan, plant and tend the gardens and then eat, store and share the harvest.

Orillia Museum of Art & History
Artifacts and interactive opportunities at the festival. Their education programs inspire creativity and the celebration of history.

Orillia Power Corporation
Rich in a history of more than 100 years in Orillia, their mission is to generate environmentally-friendly energy and provide information about their conservation programs.

Orillia Youth Centre
Resource centre and a drop-in centre for Orillia and area youth. Their many programs and activities include recreational entertainment, internet access, workshops dealing with issues such as self-esteem, employment and life skills, and teen pregnancy. Youth, parents or volunteers may call 705-325-8082.

Orillia Youth Symphony
Children and teens (ages 8 to 18) get an opportunity to play in an orchestra, teaching them about orchestral music, teamwork, respect, discipline, and pride in themselves and fellow members.

Peter Street Arts District
Anchored by the Orillia Museum of Art & History, this fine Orillia city block comprises 12 businesses directly related to the arts, including the Mariposa Folk Foundation office.

Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Care
Medical treatment and supportive care to cancer patients and their families in Simcoe County and Muskoka. They provide a full range of cancer services including prevention, screening, diagnostic assessment, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and more.

Stand Up! Orillia Against Bullying
Encouraging people to stand up to bullying through positive action is a message that never gets old. Learn about activities that can be held at schools, work places and elsewhere in your community.

Simcoe County LIVESTRONG
Need help dealing with cancer? LIVESTRONG provides free programs, services and resources to anyone any age any cancer any stage anywhere in the world. Support and info for family and care providers. Local Canadian LIVESTRONG Leader available at

The Cellar Singers
A 60-voice choir that inspires and invigorates the community, with passionate performances and a commitment to artistic excellence.