Carnival plans begin

Vernon Winter Carnival preparations in the works for February event

Vernon Winter Carnival isn’t until February but the planning is already underway.

Event application deadline is Sept. 21.

“A lot of people come to us too late but the brochure is printed in November so we have to have things in in time,” said carnival executive director Brittany Sjoblom.

“We’ve had people coming to us with some good ideas for next year. Some are wanting to bring back old events, maybe a mutt show or the Polar Bear Swim, and there are some good new ideas.”

She also wants to remind any business or organization that wants to be a carnival sponsor or to advertise in the brochure that the deadline for that is the end of October.

For more information about event applications, sponsorship and advertising in the brochure, call 250-545-2236.