Carnival ready to rock 2015

There’s some new direction at Vernon Winter Carnival

  • Jul. 6, 2014 10:00 a.m.

There’s some new direction at Vernon Winter Carnival.

The society held its annual general meeting recently and elected a new board of directors to organize the Feb. 6 to 15, 2015 events.

“We are looking forward to an entertaining year,” said newly elected chairperson Doug Edgar.

“We have a great team and a great theme, The Carnival of Rock and Roll. Here in Vernon the winter carnival reflects a community spirit that is truly ours.”

Aside from planning, budgeting and governance, the board of directors are also responsible for running and ensuring the success of a number of the high profile events that the community looks forward to each year. Some of these events include the parade, Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, B.C. Championship Snow Sculpture Competition and the Jopo House Luncheon.

The 2014 – 2015 board of directors consists of:

Chairperson – Doug Edgar

Vice chairperson – Deb White

Treasurer – Caroline Radics

Director – Teresa Durning – Harker

Director –  Don Gilowski

Director –  Marti Giroux

Director – Kim Heizmann

Director – Calvin Hoy

Director – Mark Meaney

Director – Sarah Moorhouse

Director – Karla Ziegler

As well as these directors with one year remaining in their two-year term:

Director – Brenda Fletcher

Director – June Rigby

Director – Ruth Hoyte

Director – Sue Solymosi

Director – April Kimble

Director – Joy Stratford

Those interested in running an event or becoming a sponsor during Winter Carnival can find more information at

Vernon Winter Carnival is a community celebration for the entire family. For more than 50 years the community has come together to celebrate Carnival with family and friends. More than 25,000 people participated in the over 100 events in 2014. The Vernon Winter Carnival is the largest Winter Festival in all of Western Canada and the third largest in Canada hosts the only Hot Air Balloon Competition.

The 55th Vernon Winter Carnival will be celebrating Jopo’s 50th birthday.