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Making The Grand Great AGAIN!

ELORA, ON (December 13, 2021) – The team at Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) and Grand River Raceway are excited to announce that they have been certified as a Great Place to Work® yet again.

GRAS and GRR were first awarded in 2019 as a Great Place to Work®, and then later recognized on the 2020 list of Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality, the organization is thrilled that they continue to receive very positive feedback from their team.  Employing 75 staff members, including all those working with GRAS, The Grand River Raceway, and their newest addition The Grand Way Events Centre, all three have been highly regarded as a fun and exciting place to work.

“COVID continues to make the entertainment industry challenging,” shares Rena Edmondson, HR Manager at GRAS, “We are continuously looking for ways to get our team involved and be together in creative ways. Going through this certification process allows us to ask our employees for direct feedback on their workplace experience. Our employees are at the heart of our organization and their work satisfaction is important to us!”

The Great Place to Work® certification is awarded after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.

“GRAS and Grand River Raceway have a long history, with a deep commitment to both its guests and its employees,” said Jamie Martin, Director of Operations. “With the newest addition of The GrandWay Events Centre, this commitment to our employees remains. We are fortunate to have such a passionate and dedicated team and we are thrilled they feel so strongly about continuing to work with us.”


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About GRAS:

The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) is a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates the Grand River Raceway and The GrandWay Events Centre. Known for its philanthropic contributions to the community through scholarships, community mini-grants and major donations, GRAS is striving to bring agriculture, education, and community together.

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About Great Place to Work®:  

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes the Best Workplaces™ across the world in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.


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Media Contact:

Katie Giddy

Director of Hospitality, Sales & Marketing