Leilani Graham with Papa John’s Pizza and Beacon the Beaver with Visit Our Okanagan get in some dancing during the Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Vernon Carnival puts wrap on ‘wonder’-ful event

58th annual Vernon Winter Carnival – Carnival in Wonderland – a hit with attendees

It wasn’t strange for Vernon Winter Carnival chairperson Deb White to see a Mad Hatter, an Alice or an Ice Princess strolling through the streets of the city.

Such was the success of the 58th annual Vernon Winter Carnival – Carnival in Wonderland – which wrapped Sunday.

“It was amazing,” said White. “From beginning to end, the energy throughout the city was at a high for everything.

“Everyone we have spoken to enjoyed every event they attended. It seems the playful theme was embraced by all who attended the events.”

Related: PHOTOS: Walking into 58th Vernon Winter Carnival

Traditional events such as Suds and Cider, Irish Pub Night, Proclamation, and, of course, the annual Winter Carnival parade, were well attended.

“The parade stood out for me as the costumes were amazing,” said White. “The amount of time that people put into their floats, the designs, the preparation. It was wonderful to see the city enjoying Carnival this year.”

New events were also a big hit, including the Parka Party at Predator Ridge, and Lego Build and Launch.

“I’m certain you’ll see all the new events back next year,” said White. “There was something for every age group to partake in.”

The Carnival board of directors is currently taking suggestions for next year’s theme.

If you have an idea for a theme, e-mail info@vernonwintercarnival.com, Facebook message us, or drop your suggestion off at the Carnival office on 35th Avenue at the Vernon Recreation Centre complex.

White was grateful for the support shown by the entire region.

“Thank you everyone in the North Okanagan for making Vernon Winter Carnival so amazing,” she said. “Without you, and the support of our sponsors and our incredible volunteers, Carnival would not be celebrating 58 years.

“The board of directors looks forward to seeing you at the 59th Annual Vernon Winter Carnival.”

To report a typo, email:
newstips@saobserver.net
.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

The annual Vernon Winter Carnival parade was among the popular events of the Carnival in Wonderland, the 58th annual Winter Carnival which ended Sunday. (Morning Star file photo)

Just Posted

UPDATE: Highway 1 near Bridal Falls closed until at least 7 p.m.

Closure expected to last hours, while drivers are told to take detours

Kelowna residents strap a bus to their backs and pull

United Way bus pull was went off without a hitch

Kelowna hit and run caught on camera

A dash-cam caught an image a local resident wants everyone to see

Deaf, senior dog gets home after five days lost in the forest

Willow, a Kelowna dog that went missing five days ago, is home.

5 Kelowna photographers you need to follow on Instagram

Check out this week’s list of great local photographers.

Trans Mountain pipeline: How we got here

A look at the Kinder Morgan expansion, decades in the making

VIDEO: Pipeline supporters rally across B.C.

Five simultaneous events organized by month-old Boots and Suits lobby group

VIDEO: B.C. woman praises burn fund after boat explosion in 1978

White Rock woman was 16 years old when she was left with second- and third-degree burns

B.C.’s Ryan Craig, Vegas Golden Knights chase history

Local product behind bench for expansion team’s incredible championship run

CP rail workers give strike notice

Employees could walk out as early as Tuesday at 7 p.m. PT

MICHAELS: Three hour nightmare on local roads highlights need for change

Bridge travelling folk deserve a decent commute

TAYLOR: Prophets of our times?

I love poetry. I don’t read it often enough. Most of my… Continue reading

Writing hits on the pages of the Capital News

This Capital News letter writer has found a recipe to success with Leonard Cohen.

HODGE: Living life and watching hockey tube free again

Charlie Hodge offers his thoughts on recent events once a week in the Capital News.

Most Read