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Vernon Winter Carnival’s new mascot needs name

Carnival holding Name the Yeti contest until midnight Friday, Feb. 9
The Vernon Winter Carnival is holding a contest to name its newest mascot, Yeti. (Vernon Winter Carnival photo)

He’s new in town, yet he doesn’t have a name.

The Vernon Winter Carnival Society hopes you can help name their new mascot, Yeti.

“Yeti loves hanging out with jopo and jopette – our classic mascots – and in 2024 we have introduced the new, exciting, winter-loving Yeti,” said Carnival executive director Kris Fuller.

Yeti was at Countdown to Carnival, and the parade. Yeti also ran the One-Miler road race (at the beginning of the parade) and you can meet the new mascot at Carnival’s Family Fun Park this weekend.

“If you have a name idea, let us know,” said Fuller. “We are taking your submissions until Friday, (Feb. 9) at midnight. Then the board will decide which name our Yeti will be dubbed.”

You can cast your name idea at

The Family Fun Park is at Kal Tire Place arena parking lot, and runs Friday, Feb. 9 from 12 to 8 p.m. (fireworks at 6 p.m.), and Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Park highlights include cornhole, broomball, free face painting, and free hot chocolate.

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Roger Knox

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