In partnership with The Stor-it Place – a long-time supporter of the festival - Vernon Winter Carnival is once again asking Grade 12 students to submit a short essay about the impact Vernon Winter Carnival has had on their life. Applications must be submitted to Vernon Winter Carnival no later than Feb 6th at 5pm. Recipients of the Scholarships will be announced Feb 10th.
Two Scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded.
Submit 1-2 pages (minimum 500 words)
Topics can include:
Applications can be submitted by email to [email protected] or dropped off at the Vernon Winter Carnival Office – 2401 35 Ave
Attention Schools – get your students showing their Carnival Spirit! All elementary school aged children from kindergarten to and including Grade 7 are eligible to enter a poster they create for Vernon Winter Carnival using the theme "CarnivalTV". Schools are asked to display their posters at their school. Judging will take place Thurs Feb 2- Friday Feb 3, 2023 during school hours. Prizes and ribbons will be provided for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each grade from all schools. And teachers, remember, we have a draw for you too!
ENTRY DEADLINE – SUNDAY – JANUARY 29, 2023
Celebrate 50 years of Community Spirit with Vernon Winter Carnival and the Best Decorated Contest!
With multiple prize categories there is a way for every business and organization to get involved and show some Carnival Spirit! Decorate your business for the 63rd Annual Vernon Winter Carnival - CarnivalTV! Entries are judged (Feb 2nd-3rd) with awards presented Wed. Feb. 8, 2023 for 1st and 2nd place in each category.
**New** Trophies will also be awarded for the best overall in each business category. Plus don’t miss out on the BEST Decorated Overall Grand Prize! Your business or organization could win a Month Worth of Advertising from Castanet (Valued of $750) or a Annual Membership with the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce! Members of the community can also vote for the People’s Choice Award! Show your Carnival Spirit and join the fun!
Registration is now closed for this contest.
Thank you to the amazing students, teachers and schools who participated this year!
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 - Cheryl Paul - Grade 4 Teacher at BX Elementary!
Amelia – Vernon Christian School
Kirra – Vernon Christian School
Callie- Vernon Christian School
Lennan P – Okanagan Landing School
Aubrey – Coldstream
Easton – Coldstream
Charlee S – Coldstream
Eli – Silver Star
Athena – BX
Ava – Silver Star
Zelia/Suan – Vernon Christian
Liam – BX
Harper – Coldstream
Skye – Kidston
Erica – Kidston
Deacon – Beairsto
K Dobernigg – BX
Isabella – St James
Grace L – Harwood
Cianna – Mission Hill
Victoria – Coldstream
Emma – Kidston
Jazell – Mission Hill
Sophia – Coldstream
Team Members: Brian Rouble, Mahina Rose and Nathan Domarchuk-White
At the moment of contrition, for all the deeds you’ve done,
you turn to heed the calling, the message of the one,
that reveals their false promises, the ones you once believed,
that led to desecration, the multitudes deceived.
You turn to face your enemy, the frightened child within,
and those who leaned upon it, that led a saint to sin.
Rise now in your renewal and take your rightful place.
Your armour gleams with courage, with truth, faith and grace.
Fear and hatred cannot withstand your eternal, glorious light.
You shine in every crevice, you vanquish every fight.
It is with you the new day dawns, like the rising of the dove
you now behold the miracle, the victory of love.
Window Painting Non Professional
1st – The Stor-it Place
2nd – Little Miracles Preschool
Window Painting Professional
1st – DESC Services
2nd – Southward Medical Supplies
1st – Southward Medical Supplies
2nd – Corbett’s Office Supplies
1st – Halina Activity Centre
2nd – Rich Tea
Performance & Costumes
1st – ACERA Insurance
2nd – Raising Stars Preschool
Best Decorated Grand Champion – ACERA Insurance
Runner Up – Valley First
Best Adventure Entry
Vernon Snowmobile Association
Best Animal Entry
Sandi Dixon Real Estate
Best Community-Municipality Entry
Teresa Durning – City Councilor
Best Community Clubs Entry
Community Support Services Entry
Mel Arnold MP
Best Cosplay Entry
Vernon Comic Con
Best Cultural Entry
Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Best Custom/Vintage Vehicle
Best Humorous Entry
Parkwood Retirement Resort
Best Junior Entry
Best Large Business
Hytec – A Kohler Company
Best Marching Band
Vernon Girls Trumpet Band Alumni
Beacon the Beaver
Best Medium Business
Best Non-Profit Entry
Best School Entry
Vernon Music School
Best Small Business
Rich Tea Vernon
Best Youth Visual & Performing Arts
Best Sports Club Entry
Best Visual & Performing Arts
Okanagan Military Tattoo
Best Youth Team Entry
North Valley Gymnastics
Best Overall Entry
The Elks Lodge
Best Overall Float
Rich Tea Vernon
Best Special Effects
Okanagan Science Centre
Best Carnival Theme
Secure Self Storage
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.
Over a dozen entries were submitted in total, sharing personal and memorable moments from Vernon Winter Carnival.
Winner: Party in Plaid – Sherpa Events
Runner Up: Blues Bands – O’Keefe Ranch
Winner: Party in Plaid – Sherpa Events
Runner Up: Meant to Bee Virtual Tasting Experience – Planet Bee
Winner: Carnival of Chocolate – Cotton’s Chocolates
Runner Up: Try CanSkate – Vernon Figure Skating Club
Winner: Polar Bear Swim – Zimbabwe Project
Runner Up: Starting Block 10K Run – KAL R.A.T.S
Winner: Blue Light Special – O’Keefe Ranch
Runner Up: Polar Bear Swim – Zimbabwe Project
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