Downtown Vernon Sunshine Festival sparkles in the rain

Hundreds attend day-long festivities on 30th Avenue during the annual Downtown Vernon Association Sunshine Festival.

Rain? What rain?

Despite a steady presence of the wet stuff, the annual Downtown Vernon Association Sunshine Festival proved to be a big hit among the hundreds who braved the wet conditions.

Among the highlights of the annual festival was the official kickoff rally to the 2014 RBC Cup Junior A National Hockey Championship tournament.

Morning Star photographer Lisa VanderVelde was out in the inclement weather capturing the tons of smiles and laughters held by those who attended.