Order of Jopo

Order Of Jopo

The Order of Jopo is the most prestigious award the Vernon Winter Carnival hands out. It is given to past Chairman, as well as long time Carnival workers. Some of the honours awarded included: 1975 Evelyn Tebo / John Ladyman, 1976 Dorothy Sawicki, 1980 Stuart Fleming / Petie Kaulback, 1982 Stella Andrews, 1983 George Zimmerman, 1985 Fern Makarenko, 1988 Ken Little, 1990 June Rigby, 1992 Ken & Lil Nistor, 1993 Carol Williams, 1994 Don Weglo, 1995 Ross Simpson, 1999 North Okanagan Amateur Radio Club, 2000 Phyllis DeBoice, 2002 Ursula Gohmann, 2003 Lettie Maloney, 2004 Cristel Cam, 2005 Claudia Brown, 2006 Duaine Brown / LeRoy Peterson / Carl Rigby, 2007 Donna Hall, 2008 Brenda Fletcher, 2009 Dorothy Lindley, 2010 Sandi LaFleche, 2012 Wayne Emde, 2013 Mary Anderson, 2014 Dave Fletcher, 2015 Calvin Hoy



Order of Jopo Dignitaries & Honoured Cities include:

1974


The Hon. George R. Pearkes, VC Lieutenant-Governor of BC, The Hon. David Barrett, Premier of BC, Muni Evers, Mayor, New Westminster, Ron J. Morrier, CBC-TV Vancouver

1976

Walter Owen, Lieutenant-Governor of BC, Tom Constable, Mayor, Burnaby

1977

Michael Young, Mayor, Victoria

1978

Pierre E. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and Ken Curle, Mayor, Red Deer, Alberta

1979

The Hon. Henry Bell-Irving, Lieutenant-Governor of BC, George Furguson, Mayor, Abbotsford and Bob Neil, Mayor, Vernon

1980

Donald A. Ross, Mayor, Surrey

1981

Andy Anderson, Mayor, Lethbridge, Alberta and Neil Davidson, Mayor, Vernon

1982

Ed Schreyer, Governor General of Canada and Derrick Humphreys, Mayor, West Vancouver

1983

Charles Lakes, Mayor, Trail

1984

Ethel Winger, Mayor, Williams Lake and The Hon. Robert G. Rogers, Lieutenant-Governor of BC

1985

The Hon. Claude Richmond, Provincial Minister of Tourism

1986

Michael Harcourt, Mayor, Vancouver

1987

Lyall Hanson, MLA & Past Mayor, Vernon and Ralph Klein, Alderman, Calgary, Alberta

1988

Jack Hebner, Councillor, Spokane, Washington

1989

Cliff Branchflower, Alderman, Kamloops

1990

James H. Stuart, Mayor, Kelowna

1991

Anne Clarke, Past Mayor, Vernon, Pat Jordan, Past MLA and Geoff Battersby, Mayor, Revelstoke

1992

Wayne McGrath, Past Mayor, Vernon

1993

Rollie Rose, Mayor, Ladysmith

1994

Stephen D. Wallace, Mayor, Quesnel

1995

Richard A. Lang, Mayor, Modesto, California

1996

Kathy Watson, Mayor, Whitehorse, Yukon and Garde Gardom, Lieutenant-Governor of BC

1997

Jeff Griffen, Mayor, Reno, Nevada

1998

Larry McNabb, Alderman, Nanaimo and Vancouver Firefighters Band

2000

Guy Boissy, Mayor, Saint-Lambert, Quebec

2001

Brian Postill, Mayor, Coldstream

2002

Glen Everitt, Mayor, Dawson City, Yukon

2003

David Laird, Mayor, City of Merrit

2004

Ron McCrae, Mayor, Kimberely

2005

Ellen Woodsworth, Councillor, Vancouver

2006

David Perry, Mayor, Penticton

2007

City of New York

2008

George F. Ferguson, Mayor, Abbotsford

2009

Mayor Melamed, Whistler

2010

Wayne Lippert, Mayor, Vernon

2011

Paul Kuehn, President of Modesto, California Sister City Committee

2013

Sharel Shoff, Deputy Mayor of Drumheller, Alberta