DVA hosts block party

The Block Party celebrations will take place on the 3300-3400 block starting at noon and carry on until 8 p.m.

Downtown Vernon is throwing a block party to celebrate the completion of the revitalization project.

Mayor Rob Sawatzky and MLA Eric Foster will join the merchants at noon Friday to celebrate the revitalization with a ribbon cutting ceremony, cake and speeches. This will take place at the west end of the Nature’s Fare parking lot by the new Christmas tree.

“The revitalization for 30th Avenue is finished and looks spectacular, the merchants are happy to see the blocks are open and the contractors have done a wonderful job with the new sidewalks and landscaping,” said Nadine Wilson, Downtown Vernon Association president.

“The businesses I’ve spoken to are really looking forward to the Block Party, and are busy planning some fun activities for Friday’s celebration,” said Julie Melanson, communications and promotions assistant, adding that the DVA invites everyone to come down on Friday and enjoy the celebration.

“It will be an exciting event,” said Lara Konkin, events and marketing coordinator. “We will be having street performers playing music, a bouncy house set up for the kids, along with clowns and magicians to entertain.”

The Block Party celebrations will take place on the 3300-3400 block starting at noon and carry on until 8 p.m. The rest of 30th Ave will be joining the party at 5:30 p.m. with Curbside Live – the street performer program that takes place on Friday nights.