A pair of scholarships are being made available by the Vernon Winter Carnival.
In partnership with the Stor-it Place, a long-time supporter of the festival, the Carnival is asking Grade 12 students to submit a short essay about the impact the Vernon Winter Carnival has had on them personally.
“We know that Vernon Winter Carnival has had a lasting impact on this community. We’re excited to engage our future generations with the festival and to hear some of the stories of how Vernon Winter Carnival has been a part of people’s families and their traditions” says Vicki Proulx, executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society.
“Thank you to the Stor-it Place who initiated this project, and gave us the idea to bring a spotlight to the individuals who love to participate in this 61-year-old community event.”
Vernon Winter Carnival has celebrated all that is winter in the North Okanagan. At its heart, carnival is all about celebrating community: the uniqueness, the people and traditions in Vernon.
Applications must be submitted to Vernon Winter Carnival no later than Monday, Feb 8, at 5 p.m. Recipients of the scholarships will be announced Friday, Feb 12. Two Scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded.
The criteria includes:
- Submit 1-2 pages (minimum 500 words);
- Topics can include:
- Favourite Vernon Winter Carnival experience;
- Why you think Vernon Winter Carnival is important to the community;
- How Vernon Winter Carnival has impacted traditions in your family.
Applications can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Vernon Winter Carnival office – 2401-35th Avenue.