Committees

Accreditation

Accreditations for volunteers, partners, sponsors, employees and the media are produced and distributed by the offices of the Carnival. The Accreditation Committee works in close cooperation with the coordinator of human resources and is responsible for preparing, bagging, and double-checking over 4,000 accreditations each year.

Bonhomme's Ball

Bonhomme’s Ball is a prestigious activity held in the magnificent ballroom of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Volunteers for this committee help decorate and set up the ballroom, greet guests, and lend a hand with cleanup at the end of the evening.

Bonhomme's Brunch

Over 400 people attend Bonhomme’s Brunch every year. This activity requires a team of 20 volunteers whose main responsibilities include greeting participants and making sure the event runs smoothly.

Canoe Race

The canoe race is divided into two events: the qualifications on Friday and the race on the river on Sunday. A great deal of planning is required to make this event a success. Volunteers welcome participants and visitors and ensure everyone’s safety.

Candle

Candle sales are a major source of funding for the Quebec Winter Carnival. The Candle Committee works in close collaboration with the Sponsorship and Financing Department and is responsible for soliciting and liaising with vendor organizations. Volunteers for the committee plan, organize, and coordinate Candle sales and promotional activities.

Info-Carnaval Center

The Info-Carnaval Center is a must for Carnival-goers—whether they’re from Quebec City or from out of town. It provides visitors with information about Carnival activities and sights in the Quebec City region. This information center is run entirely by volunteers. Good knowledge of English is a plus.

Effigy

Bonhomme’s Effigy is not just your passport to Carnival activities; it’s also a major source of funding for the Carnival. The Effigy Committee, in cooperation with the Commercial Development Department, is tasked with overseeing Effigy distribution and procurement, and monitoring points of sale.

International Snow Sculpture Competion

The International Snow Sculpture Competition is a must for sculptors, Carnival-goers and volunteers alike. The competition is split in three categories (National, International and Future Sculptors) presented over 10 days. Committee members will face interesting challenges and will be given a wide range of responsibilities. If you enjoy organizing official and social activities and arranging technical support, this committee is for you! Knowledge of foreign languages is a plus.

Place de la Famille (Family Area)

The Plains of Abraham are the family activities center of the Carnival. The volunteers of the Place de la famille Committee oversee visitor reception and help run onsite activities during the Carnival.

Place du Palais (Bonhomme’s Ice Palace)

Zone Loto-Québec is where Bonhomme’s legendary Ice Palace is built each year. Every day, this site located opposite to Parliament Building welcomes thousands of Carnival-goers who come to visit the Ice Palace and enjoy nearby activities. Volunteers are tasked to inform visitors about the construction of the Ice Palace and Carnival activities.

Procurement

The Procurement Committee, which supports the other committees alongside the Sponsorship and Financing Department, manages the Carnival merchandise warehouse and the delivery of merchandise to the various committees and activities

Québec-Calgary Exchange

Every year, the Carnival hosts a delegation from Calgary. The committee in charge of these special guests makes sure that they have a pleasant stay. Committee members help organize official, cultural and social activities, including the famous flapjack breakfast. Committee executives also join the Carnival’s delegation on its annual visit to the Calgary Stampede.

Snow Bath

The snow bath is a fun-filled activity that has been a Carnival favourite for years. A committee of 20 volunteers registers and welcomes participants, and oversees logistics, security, and entertainment for the snow bathers.

VIP Reception

The main role of the VIP Reception Committee is to provide reception, attendance and transportation services to Carnival VIP guests. Attendant and driver positions are available.