Get ready to rock during Carnival

Watch out for Elvis, Elton John or the Boss.

Vernon Winter Carnival’s theme for 2015 will be Carnival of Rock and Roll.

“We had almost 75 theme suggestions from the community towards the 55th Vernon Winter Carnival,” said Diana Williamson, executive director.

“There was a lot of deliberation over the final choice, with the board feeling rock and roll will lend itself to allot of eras and ages of participants. We are excited to begin planning with the new theme and look forward to the seeing the ideas and ways how community can participate.”

Carnival runs from Feb. 6 to 15, and there will be a new chairperson for the festivities as Calvin Hoy will not seek re-election.

“I have accomplished what I set out to do six years ago when I joined the board. My objective was to broaden the demographic appeal with more of a family focus and have the business community buy back in,” he said.

“I think we have accomplished that, witnessed by last year being the most successful Carnival since the ‘70s with many events selling out. I am very proud of the board of directors for the contribution they have made to make Vernon a great place to live.”

The society’s annual general meeting will be in May. Winter Carnival is seeking three individuals interested joining the board of directors.


For those interested in hosting a Carnival event, volunteering or wanting more information on Carnival, contact 250-545-2236 or



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