When citizens, businesses and volunteers all get into the spirit of the 59th annual Vernon Winter Carnival, it makes picking winners for the event’s annual awards that much harder.
The event, with its A Pirate’s Carnival theme, saw people dressing and talking like pirates throughout the 10-day event Feb. 1 to 10.
“This year was really tough to judge the winners,” said Carnival executive director Vicki Proulx at the Vernon Winter Carnival Society’s annual awards function Tuesday at the Schubert Centre.
“Everyone really got into the theme. We received so many positive comments and feedback about the theme.”
The winners are listed below.
VERNON WINTER CARNIVAL 2019 WINNERS:
Winner – Pirates and Parrots Buffet & Bash;
1st Runner Up – A Night in Ukraine;
Winner – Davy Jones Rocker – MACE;
1st Runner Up – Pirates and Parrots Buffet & Bash;
Winner – A Night in Ukraine;
1st Runner Up – Valley First Treasure Hunt;
Winner – Family Pirate Party;
1st Runner Up – Storytelling – Okanagan Regional Library;
Winner – Winter Breakout;
1st Runner Up – Feather Fanciers;
Winner – Polar Bear Swim;
1st Runner Up – Restaurant Olympics;
Carnival Cop of the Year – John Fawcett;
jopo/jopette of The Year – Toshie Okada;
Christel Cam Memorial Award – Best Parade Spirit: Filipino Association of Vernon;
Carnival Spirit Award – Valley First
The 60th annual Vernon Winter Carnival will run Feb. 7 to 16, 2020 with the theme Carnival Remembers the Sixties.