Our Vision
To be recognized as the live horse racing heartland of Ontario because of our ability to deliver an exceptional guest experience through an integration of racing with wagering, gaming, educational and entertainment activities.

Our Core Purpose
To deliver an exceptional live and participatory entertainment experience.

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Grand River Raceway at Elora, is owned and operated by the Grand River Agricultural Society (G.R.A.S.)

The G.R.A.S. is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated under the Agricultural Societies Act of Ontario and operated by a volunteer board of directors.

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Employment

Work Here

Grand River Raceway is a dynamic hospitality, racing, and gaming destination. We deliver an exceptional live and participatory entertainment experience.

Our dedicated team of talented individuals is at the heart of our success, providing consistently exceptional guest service. Grand River Raceway is the 2016 recipient of the Business Excellence Award for Best in Hospitality and Tourism, as awarded by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

We are gearing up for the 2017 live horse racing season, which runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from June through September.

We are recruiting enthusiastic employees to join our crew.

Current employment opportunities available with Grand River Raceway:

Guest Service Tellers – Live Racing

DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Direct communication with guests by issuing betting and handling cash transactions
  • Provide information on horse racing and betting and answer questions from guests
  • Minimum Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • Preferably one (1) year of previous money handling experience
  • Computer proficient and data entry skills
  • Excellent listening skills with a strong sense of guest service

General Facility Labourer – (approx. 30 hours/week)

DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Clean stalls in the barn
  • Operate a pressure washer, power trimmer, tractor and lawnmowers
  • General landscaping and maintenance duties as assigned
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to do medium to heavy lifting
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • 1-2 years related experience obtained through employment or farm work
  • Focused and able to work independently

Driver – Live Racing

DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Steer the starting car and control the throttle
  • Manage compromised field-of-vision; must be able to drive with direction from the Starter
  • Exceptional driving and handling of vehicle with precision
  • 1-2 years of experience with Motorsports would be an asset
  • Focused and must concentrate
  • Calm and able to handle stressful situations
  • Strong listening skills

To apply in person: 
At Grand River Raceway – Lighthouse Restaurant
April 24th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Please bring two copies of your resume with references.

To apply by email:
redmondson@grandriverraceway.com by April 30, 2017

Grand River Raceway is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Grand River Raceway will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted

Our policy:
All resumes received are kept confidential and are maintained on file for three months. When recruiting, we always actively peruse the resumes on file. Please ensure the type of position you are seeking is indicated in your cover letter.

Grand River Raceway is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Grand River Raceway will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Jobs with the OLG Slots At Grand River Raceway:
Grand River Raceway is not the employer for the Slots At Grand River Raceway. These positions are hired and managed by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). To inquire about these positions: Please contact the Slots At Grand River Raceway at (519) 846-2022.

Grand River Raceway Staff Contact

Dr. Ted Clarke
General Manager
(519) 846-5455 ext. 399
tclarke@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Helen Bogl
Chief Financial Officer
(519) 846-5455 ext. 301
hbogl@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Susan Ellis
Administrative Assistant
(519) 846-5455 ext. 221
sellis@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Doug McCaig
Facilities Manager
(519) 846-5455 ext. 305
dmccaig@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Rena Edmondson
Human Resources Manager
(519) 846-5455 ext. 296
redmondson@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Kelly Spencer
Mgr. Marketing & Communications
(519) 846-5455 ext. 238
kspencer@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Scott McNair
Marketing & Communications Assistant
(519) 846-5455 ext. 222
smcnair@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Jenna Knox
Bookings Coordinator
(519) 846-5455 ext. 247
jknox@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Carolyn Marsh
Bookings Coordinator
(519) 846-5455 ext. 288
bookings@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Central Race Office
Race Office
519-482-5270 or 1-800-898-7792

Dorothy Key
Grand River Agricultural Society
(519) 846-8879
info@GrandRiverAgSociety.com

Iron Horse Photo
Track Photographer
ironhorsephoto@rogers.com

Val Clarke
Gift Shop Supervisor
(519) 846-5455 ext. 297
val@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Emma Brook
Lighthouse Restaurant Mgr.
(519) 846-5455 ext. 248
ebrook@GrandRiverRaceway.com

Gary Guy
Race Announcer
(519) 846-5455 ext. 228
gguy@rogers.com

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