The Township of Zorra is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Visit our COVID-19 page for regular updates.

Upcoming Events

Please send us an email with the details of your upcoming Community Events!

Visit the Community Calendar for a list of events.

Recreational & Cultural Events

Each year the Township of Zorra hosts numerous recreational and cultural events. Here are a few you won't want to miss! 

The Village of Thamesford hosts Calithumpian Days on Victoria Day weekend in May. Activities held during Calithumpian Day include: dances, amusements, a trout brunch, parade, and fireworks. 

The Village of Lakeside hosts a variety of triathlon races sponsored by Multisport Canada in June each year.  For detailed information on all the race events, directions to the venue or area accommodations, please visit the Multisport website. 

The Village of Embro comes alive every July 1st for the Embro Highland Games sponsored by the Caledonian Society.  Activities at this event include: 10km road race, heavy athletic events, an avenue of the clans & Scottish vendors, tug-of-war competitions, highland dancing, solo piping and pipe bands. This event is the oldest Highland Games held in Ontario. 

Embro hosts an annual Fall Fair the third weekend of September sponsored by the Embro & Zorra Agricultural Society. This is an old fashioned fair with events including livestock shows, Special Events, Ambassador Leadership Program, Inflatables, Road Hockey Tournament, Touch A Truck, Homecraft & Agricultural competitions/Displays, Family Fun entertainment Friday and Saturday Nights to name just a few.  Please visit the Embro Fair website for more information.

Events Requiring a Special Event Permit

Some Special Events require a permit from the Township.  Special Event Permit Application form.  For more information, please contact the Township Clerk, Karen Martin at 519-485-2490 ext 7228.

Events Requiring a Noise Exemption Permit

Some Special Events may require an exemption from the Township's Noise By-law.  For more information, please contact the Township Clerk, Karen Martin at 519-485-2490 ext 7228.

Upcoming events which have been granted exemptions from the Noise By-law will be posted here for information.