The successful proponent will present an event which would enable North Grenville residents to appreciate Canada's cultural, ethnic, linguistic and geographic diversity, create opportunities for North Grenville residents to participate in celebrations that create a sense of pride and belonging to Canada and offer a variety of activities inclusive to the varied demographics of North Grenville residents.
For the past 3 years, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture has coordinated the Canada Day celebrations in Riverside Park working with a small committee of Council on this project. While the annual event has ultimately been successful, it has proven to be a challenge, due in large part to the timing of the event overlapping with a season that already carries a heavy workload as well as difficulties recruiting and retaining volunteer support on the day of the event. With these challenges in mind, the Municipality has decided to seek alternatives.
The Municipality will provide the organizer with a budget of up to $22,000, already approved in the 2018 budget, for this event, which includes $8,500 allocated to a fireworks display. In addition to this budget, the Municipality will provide some support staff to assist on event day as well as the services of the North Grenville Fire Department to supervise the safe execution and clean-up of the fireworks display.
The full Request for Proposals (RFP) document can be found here. Responses to the RFP must be submitted to the Municipality no later than March 20, 2018.