It’s a bird, it’s a plane….no, it’s Vernon Winter Carnival

The theme for 2014 will be Carnival of Superheroes Presented by Fix Auto Collision

Vernon Winter Carnival will be faster than a speeding bullet and able to jump tall buildings in a single bound.

The theme for 2014 will be Carnival of Superheroes Presented by Fix Auto Collision.

“There were more than 40 theme suggestions from the community and there was deliberation over a number of different ideas,” said executive director Brittany Sjoblom.

“We are very excited to move forward and begin planning with the new theme.”

The Vernon Winter Carnival Society has announced that for the 54th annual event, Calvin Hoy is the new chairperson, succeeding Dave Fletcher who has retired from the position after three years.

“It has been a true privilege to be a part of such a  great community event and work with some of the best volunteers. Thank you to everyone who help make Winter Carnival the successful event that it is today,” said Fletcher.

Hoy has served as vice-chairperson for five years.

“We have been under strong leadership for the past three years and are sad to see Dave go, but we thank him for his contribution and wish him all the best,” said Hoy.

For those interested in hosting a Carnival event, volunteering or wanting more information on the 2014 Carnival, call 250-545-2236 or e-mail info@vernonwintercarnival.com.

Vernon Winter Carnival runs from Feb. 7 to 16.