Board of Directors elected
On May 25th, 2015 the Vernon Winter Carnival Society held its Annual General Meeting and elected a new board of directors to organize the events of the February 5 – 14, 2016 Carnival .
"The Carnival of Mardi Gras! Vernon Winter Carnival board of directors are excited for an Amazing Carnival with such a bright theme. We have a fantastic mix of both new and experienced directors who are looking forward to an amazing Mardi Gras Carnival in 2016!!" says newly- elected President Deb White.
Aside from planning, budgeting and governance, the board of directors are also responsible for running and ensuring the success of a number of the high profile events that the community looks forward to each year. Some of these events include the parade, Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, BC Championship Snow Sculpture Competition and the Jopo House Luncheon.
The 2015 - 2016 board of directors consists of: President - Deb White, Vice President - Kim Heizmann, Treasurer - Caroline Radics, Director - Mary Andersen, Director - Jerry Brassard, Director - Teresa Durning - Harker, Director - Ruth Hoyte, Director - Don Gilowski, Director - Marti Giroux, Director - June Rigby, Director - Karl Schoenberger, Director - Martin Von Holst, Director - Karla Ziegler
A Mardi Gras Carnival will run February 5-14, 2016. If you wish to run an event or become a sponsor during Winter Carnival, information is now available on the website www.vernonwintercarnival.com.
Vernon Winter Carnival AGM
Notice of Annual General Meeting
All members are invited to the Vernon Winter Carnival's Annual General Meeting. it will be held on
Monday, May 25, 2015
Vernon Winter Carnival Office
3401 35th Avenue
The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity to learn about the Vernon Winter Carnival's achievements during the past year and our plans to build for 2016. We hope you will enjoy meeting the returning and newly nominated board members as well as committee members, volunteers and staff.
Your attendance and support is critical for the growth and success of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society.
If you wish to become a member or renew your membership you may do so by bringing membership fee of $1 to the office prior to the AGM.
We would appreciate your attendance to ensure we have a quorum to conduct the necessary business.
2016 Carnival Theme
Vernon Winter Carnival will have the feel of New Orleans or Brazil.
The Feb. 4 to 14, 2016 event will follow the theme of A Mardi Gras Carnival.
“With more than 100 theme suggestions from the community, the board of directors had quite a task,” said Diana Willimson, executive director.
“Many of the suggestions were based around warmth, and after much deliberation the board narrowed the choice to A Mardi Gras Carnival. The bright colourful theme will lend itself to a festive atmosphere for the 10 days of the 56th Vernon Winter Carnival.”
This year’s theme was Carnival of Rock and Roll.
“The carnival society is really pleased with the participation of the community,” said president Doug Edgar.
“To see such attendance at all these events is very satisfying. We are anticipating as much excitement for next year’s A Mardi Gras Carnival.”
And the winners are........
The new custom made and exclusive to the Vernon Winter Carnival trophies from Rellish Transport are a hit. The blue and white mountain and snow design with the Carnival snowflakes are beautiful. Congratulations to the lucky winners of the 2015 keeper awards.
The winners of the School Poster Contest will receive gifts from our sponsors, Okanagan Science Center, Galaxy Cinemas, Denny's and Wendys.School Poster contest
2015 New Royalty
Congratulations to 2015-2016 Vernon Royalty. Crowned Queen Silver Star 55th is Miss Kalamalka Rotary - Alicia Hill -Turner and Princess Silver Star is Miss Johnston Meier Insurance - Hannah Vaz. Congratulations to all the candidates who participated in the Queen Silver Star Excellence Program