Awards Results 2022

2022 School Poster Contest Winners

Thank you to the amazing students, teachers and schools who participated this year, over 900 entries!

Vernon Teach and Learn provided the prizing to all the winners, plus a special ice cream treat for everyone who entered! Great job everyone!

Congratulation to the winner of our Teachers gift Basket - Jeff Routley - Grade 6/7 Teacher at Mission Hill Elementary!

Kindergarten - No Entries

Grade 1

1st place – Ellie at Vernon Christian School

2nd place – Audrey at Vernon Christian School

3rd place – Danae at Vernon Christian School

Grade 2

1st place- Kaitlyn at Vernon Christian School

2nd place – Lila at Bearisto

3rd place – Chloe at Harwood

Grade 3

1st place – Emma at Silver Star

2nd place – Jayden at Beairsto

3rd place – Emery at Coldstream

Grade 4

1st place - Marie at Kidson

2nd place - Emily at St. James

3rd place – Kaia at Okanagan Landing

Grade 5

1st place – Kara at Harwood

2nd place – Alexa at BX

3rd place – Reese at Coldstream

Grade 6

1st place – Jordan at Lavington

2nd place – Neallon at Mission Hill

3rd place – Kailyn at Alexis Park

Grade 7

1st place – Waylon at Okanagan Landing

2nd place – Zoe at Okanagan Landing

3rd place – Dylan at Kidston

2022 VWC Raffle

BC Gaming license #129972

Congratulations to our winners!

1st Prize:

2022 850 PRO RMK 155 Matryx Polaris Snowmobile

Troy Connolly - Ticket No. 0329

2nd Prize:

WestJet Gift of Flight: Roundtrip flight for two (2) guests to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination

Billy Wilson - Ticket No. 4691

3rd Prize:

1K Your Way – from Valley First – Put 1K towards an RESP, RRSP, your personal loan or your credit card

Kimberly Cunningham - Ticket No. 0459

4th Prize:

2 adult lift tickets Silver Star Mountain Resort

Mons Aase - Ticket No. 4257

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Celebration of Talent

The votes are in and we have a our winners! Over 1,500 people voted!

Amateur Winner: Vernon Girls Trumpet Band Alumni
Professional Winner: Tracy Holly

We love the talent in this community and can't wait to continue to celebrate them year round! Thanks to the over 1,500 people who voted!

2022 Snow Sculpture Symposium

People's Choice


Team Members: Alan Hesschilds, Mat Holman, Amanda Ball

Journey’s End

The intertwined nature of life and death; as the salmons migrate to procreate and create new life they in turn must die to allow the grizzlies to thrive. this scene encapsulates the cyclical duality of life and death, creation and destruction in the natural world.

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Best Decorated Winners 2022

Window Painting Non Professional
1st – Little Miracles Pre School
2nd – Stor-it Place

Window Painting Professional
1st – MLA Harwinder Sandhu

Window Display
1st – Mahoroba Japanese Restaurant
2nd – Vernon Teach & Learn

Interior Decorations
1st – CapriCMW Insurance
2nd – Valley First

Performance & Costumes
1st – Little Miracles Pre School
2nd – Valley First

Grand Prize – Little Miracles
2nd Prize – Valley First

People’s Choice: To be Announced

Scholarship Recipients

In partnership with The Stor-it Place – a long time supporter of Vernon Winter Carnival - VWC has awarded two Grade 12 students with a $500 Scholarship. Students were asked to submit a short essay about the impact Vernon Winter Carnival has had for them personally.
17 entries were submitted in total, sharing personal and memorable moments from Vernon Winter Carnival.

The successful recipients are:
Amy Cuthbertson – WL Seaton
Taia Buffie – Fulton Secondary School

Read Amy's Essay here

Read Taia's Essay here

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Vicki Proulx - VWC, Taia Buffie, Amy Cuthbertson, Kim Wallace - The Stor-it Place

Carnival Award Winners 2022

Adult Event
Winner: Party in Plaid – Sherpa Events
Runner Up: Blues Bands – O’Keefe Ranch

New Event
Winner: Party in Plaid – Sherpa Events
Runner Up: Meant to Bee Virtual Tasting Experience – Planet Bee

Junior Event
Winner: Carnival of Chocolate – Cotton’s Chocolates
Runner Up: Try CanSkate – Vernon Figure Skating Club

Outdoor Event
Winner: Polar Bear Swim – Zimbabwe Project
Runner Up: Starting Block 10K Run – KAL R.A.T.S

Family Event
Winner: Blue Light Special – O’Keefe Ranch
Runner Up: Polar Bear Swim – Zimbabwe Project

Senior Event
Bingo Marathon – Halina Activity Centre
Pancake Breakfast – Halina Activity Centre

Christel Cam Award – Parade Spirit
Historic O’Keefe Ranch

Carnival Spirit Award
Carnival Spirit Award is given to an organization, business or individual who goes above and beyond to show their Carnival spirit! The recipient of this award should share a contagious enthusiasm for Carnival.
2022 Recipient: Historic O’Keefe Ranch

Our 2022 Carnival Sponsors

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