2017 School Poster Contest Winners

Thank you to our very generous sponsors Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, leap! Art Supplies & Gallery and the Vernon Community Arts Centre!


1st Place - Joe Lee - V Learn - Jane Sutton


1st Place - Isla - Ms. Aberto - Coldstream Elementary
2nd Place - Benny - Ms. Aberto - Coldstream Elementary
3rd Place - Dax - Bearisto


1st Place - Grace Abbott - Mrs. Inzunza - St. James School
2nd Place - Abegail Redekopp - Mrs. Inzunza - St. James School
3rd Place - Rebecca Acob - Mrs. Sophonow - Coldstream Elementary


1st Place - Ana Lovelace - Mrs. Seymour - Cedar Bridge School
2nd Place - Liam Roberts - Erika Lambert - Heritage Christian School
3rd Place - Sana Lee - V Learn - Jane Sutton


1st Place - Hudson Kuhn - Mrs. Monahan - St. James School
2nd Place - Mishra Cameron - Mrs. Monahan - St. James School
3rd Place - Hannah Ramis - Mrs. Monahan - St. James School


1st Place - Luca Van De Vosse - Ms. Bouchard - St. James School
2nd Place - Molly Scott - Ms. Bouchard - St. James School
3rd Place - Alessandro Duffield - Ms. Bouchard - St. James School


1st Place - Angie - Mr. Foster - St. James School
2nd Place - Aimee Skinner - Mrs. Fester - Coldstream Elementary
3rd Place - Nathan Merke - Mrs. Fester - Coldstream Elementary


1st Place - Booklyn Lewis - Mrs. Fester - Coldstream Elementary
2nd Place - Jonah Strachan - Mrs. Fester - Coldstream Elementary
3rd Place - Kaitlyn Budgen - Mr. Foster - St. James School

2017 Jopo Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who supported the Vernon Winter Carnival by purchasing a ticket.Big shout out to our sponsors - Vernon Vipers Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival Village Green Centre Downtown Vernon Association Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations!


5TH PRIZE - Ticket No. 1191 - Vipers Package - Glen Grywaches - Armstrong
4TH PRIZE - Ticket No. 0137 - Roots & Blues - Bill Irving - Vernon
3RD PRIZE - Ticket No. 1200 - $500 Village Green Spree: Donna Kaufmann - Vernon
2ND PRIZE - Ticket No. 0939 - $1000 Shopping Spree - Karen Bradford - Armstrong
1ST PRIZE - Ticket No. 1787 - 7 Night Houseboat - Doug White - Armstrong

Enjoy your prizes and thank you for supporting the Vernon Winter Carnival Society.

2017 BC Snow Sculpture Competition Winners

1st Place & People's Choice

Bc Snow 1St

Brian Rouble - Mahina Rose - Micheal Larner
Monte Lake, Spallumcheen & Gardom Lake
The White Spades
Climb the mountain, swim the lake, find another trail to take
Build a cabin, make it strong, winter's cold and nights are long
Chop the wood, haul the water, Have yourselves a son or daughter
Light a fire, keep it burning, always will be more for learning
Build a woodshed, winter storage, wood you'll burn and food you'll forage
Hunt and fish, live off the land, all you have from your own hands
Watch the clouds, feel the rain, what else is there left to gain?
To dance with nature, truly free, that's what we call sovereignty.

Bc Snow 2Nd

2nd Place

Alex Avelino - Spring Shine - Serjio Santos
Snow Whisperers
"We Stand on Guard"
Home and native land with glowing hearts.
Strong and free we stand on guard.

Bc Snow 3Rd

3rd Place

Matt Holman - Marlee Llevre - Shane Gagnon
South Slocan
Awesome Sauce
"The Voyage"
The canoe has long stood as a symbol of Canadian identity. It's aboriginal creators know the value of this versatile vessel and it's effectiveness in the rugged Canadian landscape was quickly recognized by European settlers and explorers. Today the canoe remains as a steadfast recreational tool and a lasting example of Canadian appreciation of the vast wilderness that is our home.

Best Decorated Premisis

Thank you to our sponsors Vernon Morning Star, Rellish Transports & Caufields Engraving.

Overall Best Decorated Winner -
Ruth Mcgrath Dance

Window Display – business up to 10 employees
1st Olive Us Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room
2nd Marlin Travel Vernon

Window Painting – non-professional
1st Capri Insurance Services
2nd Stor-It Place Vernon

Window Painting – professional
1st Vernon Volkswagen
2nd Tolko Industries Ltd.

Interior and Costumes

1st Schubert Centre
2nd NONA Child Development Centre

Long Term Care
1st Silver Springs Residence

School Offices, Pre-School and Day-care
1st Secret Garden Daycare
2nd Kids Corner Daycare

Retirement Residences
1st The Good Samaritan Society-Heron Grove
2nd Columbus Court

Businesses Up to 5 Employees
1st Ruth Mcgrath Dance
2nd Kirby's Kiosk

Businesses 6 or more Employees
1st Capri Insurance Services
2nd Venture Connections

Financial Institutions
1st VantageOne Credit Union - North

Salons, Spas and Barber Shops
1st O'Haira's Salon

Hotel Lobbies
1st Village Green Hotel

Grocery Stores
1st Butcher Boys

Government Offices and Public Utilities
1st Greater Vernon Recreation
2nd MLS Eric Foster Constituency

For additional Photos please visit our Facebook page.

2017 Parade Winners

Best Portrayl of Winter Carnival - Upper Room Mission

Best Entry - Vernon Tourism & Vernon Museum
Best Float - Secure Self Storage 

Commerical C - Secure Self Storage
Commerical A - Armstrong Coop 
Commerical B - BCAA

Commuity Service - Upper Room Mission
Community 6000 - pop Okanagan Elders
Community over 15000 pop - City of Kelowna 

Best Specail Effects Float - Fix Auto

Mascots - Liberty Tax

JR Entry - Vernon Girl Guides
JR Entry with Animals - Vernon Pony Club

Comic Clowns - Kelmalka Clowns

Best Marching Band - BC Regiment Marching Band

Animal Entry Other Than Horse - Alan Brooks Nature Centre
Animal Entry in Harness - O'Keefe Ranch 

Marching Unit - Army Navy Airforce

Antique Vehicle - Lumby Fiefighters

Best Religious - Gideons Bibles

Visual & Performing Arts - Ruth McGrath Dance Studio

For additional Parade photo please go to our Facebook page.

If you missed the Parade but would like to view it, it can be seen on YouTube:

Thank you to our Parade Sponsors Tourism Vernon, City of Vernon, New Car Dealers Association of Vernon and Fix Auto.

Chili Cook Off Winners

Judge's Choice: Marten Brewing Bar & Grill
People's Choice: Station BBQ
Chili Spirit: EATology