Carmen Griswold, her sister Azaria, Jessica Cole and Elaine Lloyd of Kelowna execute a “Ladies Chain Across” at the recent Dancing in Wonderland event sponsored at the Halina Centre by Star Country Squares during Vernon Winter Carnival in 2018. (George Campbell photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival digging up historic events

60th anniversary festival urging community groups to join in with their favourite event

Planning for the 60th Anniversary of Vernon Winter Carnival is well underway and the organization is looking for events to complete the 10-day festival.

Carnival Remembers the 60’s – presented by Valley First – runs Feb. 7-16, 2020. The theme was chosen in honour of the 60th Anniversary year, paying homage to the decade Vernon

Winter Carnival made its debut.

“We’re really encouraging organizations to bring back their favourite events this year, either from the 1960s or any event they’ve loved from past Carnivals,” said Vicki Proulx, Executive Director.

READ MORE: Vernon Winter Carnival salutes the sixties

Last year there were more than 95 events hosted throughout the 10-day Carnival, however there have been thousands of events hosted over the 59 years of the Festival’s history.

Carnival is hoping to bring back many of those past events, showcasing the rich history of this Vernon tradition.

“Many families in Vernon have attended various Carnival events for generations now. The 60th Anniversary is a great opportunity to bring back events that bring our community

together and showcase our beautiful winter playground to locals and tourists,” said Proulx.

“The Carnival Board of Directors are so excited for the 60th Vernon Winter Carnival and are looking forward to celebrating the 60 years of Carnival with the community,” said Deb White, Chair of Vernon Winter Carnival Society. “There are going to be so many great events to attend, both new and the repeating events. We are also bringing back some of the old favorite events. There is always something for everyone and the 60th will be a year to remember!”

Anyone is welcome to host an event during Vernon Winter Carnival. Organizers have a choice to host a free event or a ticketed event. Ticketed events not only generate money for the organizer, but also support Vernon Winter Carnival Society. All events that are submitted are promoted under the Carnival umbrella including a listing in the Carnival

brochure, which has 16,000 copies printed and distributed throughout the North Okanagan and outlying regions.

The deadline for event applications is Oct. 13. For more information on events or how to become a sponsor of Carnival contact Vicki Proulx at info@vernonwintercarnival.com

To download an event or sponsorship application visit www.vernonwintercarnival.com.

READ MORE: Vernon Winter Carnival seeks new look for jopo and jopette


@VernonNews
newsroom@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Vernon Pee Wee Vipers blitz Penticton

Teigan Kelly scores three times as home side rolls to 9-4 minor hockey league victory

PHOTOS: Pumpkins big – really big – and small invade Armstrong IPE Grounds

Pumpkin launch and biggest pumpkin contest among highlights of 19th annual Harvest Pumpkin Festival

Vernon columnist seeks stories for potential book

Carole Fawcett of The Morning Star’s Boomer Talk column wants to hear from boomers and seniors

North Okanagan Knights split with Summerland

Each team record KIJHL victories on home ice in weekend home-and-home series

Vernon Vipers avenge mid-week loss to Chilliwack

Vipers roll to 4-1 BC Hockey League victory Saturday on home ice

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

Morning Start: How old is the Canadian Thanksgiving tradition?

Your morning start for Monday, October 14th, 2019

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

Most Read