Carnival of Superheroes
The brochure, the raffle tickets, the posters and the tickets have all gone to print. We are well on our way to making this Carnival an exciting and fun time for Vernon to celebrate the 54th Vernon Winter Carnival.
We will start off on Friday February 7th with the Countdown to Carnival, a new event, that will be the opening ceremonies for10 days of fun, and then followed directly afterwards with the Balloon Glow, all taking place in Polson Park. After that, you have the opportunity to take part in some of the close to 100 events that will be taking place around the community. The events have now be listed so take a look on line and get geared up to purchase your tickets fast. We are lucky to have many events returning; the ever popular Irish Pub Night, Suds N' Cider, Queen Silver Star Talent Showcase, Medieval Madness Feast, Dinner Theater, Snowshoe Tours, Jopo House Lunch and much more. We are also pleased to offer many new events this year, Olympic Superhero Party Extravaganza, Super Social Carnival Dance, Super Heroes Dodgeball Tourney and the return of the Sparkling Snowflake Ball to name a few. And of course, the Winter Carnival strives to offer fun, family affordable events for everyone to attend. The Okanagan Science Center is offering many Super hero themed activities throughout the week, O'Keefe Ranch invites everyone out for a old fashioned family day, Silver Star is the site of snow sculptures, snowshoeing and skiing. Skating and kids events with Kal Tire Kids' Truck Rodeo, The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club and Frank's Family Fun, Family Day in the Park, Balloon Fiesta, Toonie and a Tin Community Skate and of course the most popular event; the parade.
2014 Carnival Theme
It's a bird, it's a plane....no, it's Vernon Winter Carnival
By Staff Writer - Vernon Morning Star
Published: April 22, 2013 11:00 AM
Updated: April 22, 2013 11:25 AM
Vernon Winter Carnival will be faster than a speeding bullet and able to jump tall buildings in a single bound.
The theme for 2014 will be Carnival of Superheroes Presented by Fix Auto Collision.
“There were more than 40 theme suggestions from the community and there was deliberation over a number of different ideas,” said executive director Brittany Sjoblom.
Winter Carnival comes to a close
The Vernon Winter Carnival Society would like to express thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, event organizers, various media and to the community for supporting the 53rd annual Prehistoric Carnival Presented by Fix Auto Collision. This past Carnival was a tremendous success and it is attributed to so many great people from our wonderful city.
This year 7 events sold out and a number of events came very close! Our Balloon Fiesta had better weather this year and only missed one flight during the weekend. The parade was fortunate to have a nice day as well and the entries looked great, it is always a pleasure to see the work that so many volunteers put into the decorating.
A new event Winter Carnival put on this year was the Winter Carnival Family Day in Polson park on the second Saturday. The weather was absolutely beautiful and warm, there were hundreds of people who came out with their families to take part in free games and took home some great prizes. We look forward to running this event again and thank everyone who participated. We had some great sponsors for this event, we would like to thank Allan Francis Pringle Lawyers, Regional District of North Okanagan, Save On Foods, Sun Fm, Downtown Vernon Association and Funtastic Sports Society.
Congratulations to the 53rd annual Queen Silver Star Royalty
Congratulations to Miss White House Mortgages, the new Princess Silver Star Antonya Crosby and Miss Durning Directions, Queen Silver Star 53rd Emily Pfannschmidt. They had a very busy and exciting 10 days of Winter Carnival!
Brenda Hala Photography