Vernon Winter Carnival hires new coordinator

Vicki Proulx takes on the role of executive coordinator for the Vernon Winter Carnival Society

  • Thu Sep 7th, 2017 11:18am

Longtime Vernon volunteer Vicki Proulx has added executive coordinator to her long list of roles, as she joins the Vernon Winter Carnival team.

“Vicki‘s extensive background in communications, volunteer experience and marketing made this a natural fit,” said Deb White, Vernon Winter Carnival Society chairperson. “We are very excited to work with Vicki. Carnival in Wonderland 2018 is going to be amazing.”

Proulx is no stranger to volunteer work and being involved in the community. She currently sits on two community boards and worked closely with many local non-profits during her seven years as promotions coordinator with Sun FM Radio. Recently, she has seen success with the Allan Brooks Nature Centre as the community and events coordinator, organizing events such as The Raptors weeks, which created a huge buzz in the Okanagan.

“I’m thrilled to join this organization,” said Proulx. “Vernon Winter Carnival is such a huge part of our community. I can’t wait to be a part of the team that makes it all happen and to help the event develop as we move forward. I’m excited to see Vernon Winter Carnival Society grow and take its next steps into the future.”

The Vernon Winter Carnival Society coordinates and promotes about 100 events that take place in February each year over 10 days. Vernon Winter Carnival is one of the largest events of its kind in Canada, hosting events such as BC Championship Snow Sculpture, Jopo house luncheon, Suds ‘N Cider, Irish Pub Night, to name a few. Tickets for 2018 Carnival in Wonderland go on sale Dec. 1.

For more information on Vernon Winter Carnival events, sponsorship or volunteering, visit www.vernonwintercarnival.com/