Little Miss Program

The Little Miss Smith and Sons Program is a chance for young girls ages 6-8 to buddy up with the Queen Silver Star Candidates and Royalty, learn about the Vernon Winter Carnival and spend time making some new friends.

They will have their official debut at the beginning of December. During this afternoon event, each candidate will be crowned as a Little Miss Smith and Sons. The young ladies will also participate in the Queen Silver Star Fashion Show. This is a fun program for the young girls to have a role model, meet new friends and gain self confidence.

Applications are now open for the 2019/2020 Program. Deadline is September 20, 2019.

Queen Silver Star Excellence Program

This Excellence Program is available for young women between the ages of 15 and 18 years who reside within the North Okanagan (Vernon, Coldstream, Lavington, Lumby and Armstrong). Candidates who join the program make long lasting friendships, enhance their resume, obtain required graduation volunteer hours, and have the opportunity to win scholarship money.

Applications are now open for the 2019/2020 program. Deadline for Candidates is June 7, 2019.

Event Packages

Host your own Carnival Event! It's a great way to show your Carnival Spirit! All local businesses and organizations are encouraged to host an event that not only gets the community involved but incorporates the Carnival theme and spirit! You plan your event and we'll help you promote it! It's that easy!

It's never too early to plan for the next Vernon Winter Carnival! Carnival Remembers the 60's - runs Feb 7-16, 2020. We have lots of ideas for the 60th Anniversary and would love to see some old events return!

Event Registration is now closed for Carnival 2020.

Or contact us if you have an idea for an event but need some help! [email protected] or call 250-545-2236

Become A Sponsor

Want to get your business involved with Vernon Winter Carnival?! With multiple sponsorship levels there's lots of opportunity! From event sponsorship to Brochure Ads to in kind, businesses of all sizes can join the fun and support a Vernon tradition.

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Volunteer Form

Vernon Winter Carnival is always seeking motivated volunteers to join our team. There's lots of positions available including jopo and jopette, Carnival Cops, Officer Helpers and many more opportunities.

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Parade Entry Form

Get involved and show your community spirit. One of the highlights of the Vernon Winter Carnival continues to be the parade. The 2020 Carnival Parade will take place Saturday Feb 8th, 2020. It's never too early to start planning!

To register your entry in the parade download the entry form and return pages one and two with a signature to Vernon Winter Carnival Society 3401 - 35th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 2T5 Phone:(250) 545-2236 (9am to 5pm) Fax:(250) 545-0006 Email: [email protected]

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Decorate Your Premises

This is your business or school's opportunity to celebrate Vernon's 60th Winter Carnival! Start planning now. Transform your work place, school or organization to showcase your Carnival spirit.

All the area's businesses, schools and organizations are invited to participate, so encourage your colleagues or employees to get involved in the Carnival's Best Decorated Premises Contest. Three categories are judged and awarded. Decorate the inside of your premises and dress in costume. Create a display area behind your window. Paint your window in the Carnival theme.

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Snow Sculpture Competition

The 2020 BC Championship Snow Sculpture Competition is proudly presented by Silver Star Mountain Resort and the Co-operators Bracken Insurance Group.

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Arrest The Best

Arrest the Best is proudly sponsored by Okanagan Restoration Services & Vernon Dodge! Arrange to have your friend, boss or enemy arrested! To make it even easier we deliver the jail directly to you! You set their bail, and it’s up to them to collect donations in order to earn their freedom! Arrests are made and jail time is served right outside your business for maximum exposure. All funds raised go to support the Vernon Winter Carnival Society.

Thanks to everyone who participated with Arrest the Best 2019!

Call Vernon Winter Carnival anytime to arrange to have someone arrested or for the jail to make an appearance at your event any time of year! Call 250-545-2236 or email [email protected]

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Our 2020 Carnival Sponsors

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