Special Event means an organized occasion, whether of a public or private nature, including a festival, parade, musical attractions, community celebration, sporting event, wedding, and charity event held in a facility or on land that is owned, operated, or otherwise held by the District and where the impact on the public space or access to it is significant or for exclusive use.
Registered Charity means a charity that is registered under the Income Tax Act in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency requirements. Special Event Permit Fees apply to all non-profit, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations that are not registered as a charity.
|Flat fee for parades and street events (where the number of participants is unknown):||$50|
|Up to 199 Participants||$50|
|200 – 399 Participants||$75|
|400 – 699 Participants||$100|
|700 – 1,000 Participants||$150|
|Over 1,000 Participants||$200|
|Special Event organized by a Registered Charity||$0|
|Series of related Special Events held within a 12 month period||100% of the usual applicable fee for the first Special Event and 50% reduction of the usual applicable fee for each subsequent Special Event held within a 12 month period|
|Special Event using multiple District facilities or land (any municipal property, including a building, trail or park) for one Special Event||For first (highest cost) facility or land rental: 100% of usual fee plus for second and subsequent facility or land rentals: 50% of the usual fee.|
|Events organized by a registered charity currently registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. Deposit requirements apply to all event applicants.||$0|
Required for each special event (unless part of a series) in addition to the Special Event fee.
|Up to 100 Participants||$50|
|100 – 499 Participants||$200|
|Over 500 Participants||$500|
The Manager of Financial Operations has the authority to approve a full or partial refund of the deposit to the applicant, following inspection of the Special Event site(s) and review of any outstanding costs or charges (e.g. RCMP services).
Festivals & Events Calendar
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