Get Involved

Want to get involved with Vernon Winter Carnival? There's lots of opportunity available for you! Check out how you can be involved in the festival and show your Carnival and Community Spirit!

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2023 Event Packages

Hosting an event is a great way to show your Carnival Spirit! Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to plan an event! It's never too early to start brainstorming! Registration for 2023 Coming soon! Carnival runs Feb 3-12, 2023.

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Become A Sponsor

There's no better way to set your business apart than with community involvement. Sponsorship with one of North Okanagan's longest running events is a great way to invest in our local community. Vernon Winter Carnival has multiple sponsorship and advertising opportunities that will strengthen your brand and help to achieve your marketing and community minded goals.

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Volunteer With Us


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

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Join the Parade

Get involved and show your community spirit. After a year hiatus, join us for the return of one of Vernon's most beloved events! SAVE THE DATE - The 62nd Annual Winter Carnival Parade, happening Saturday Feb 4th, 2023! It's never too early to start planning!

To register your float enter online or 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) Email: [email protected]

2023 Parade Registration Coming Soon!


Best Decorated Contest

This is your business or school's opportunity to celebrate Vernon's 63rd 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 Contest. Decorate the inside of your premises and dress in costume, create a display area behind your window Or paint your window with Carnival Spirit! This is going to be Snow Much Fun!

2023 Best Decorated Contest Registration Coming Soon!

Snow Sculptures

Snow Sculpture Symposium

The 2023 VWC Snow Sculpture Symposium is proudly presented by Silver Star Mountain Resort and the Co-operators Bracken Insurance Group. Register to participate today as a carver! Your team's masterpiece will be featured to thousands of people, plus there's opportunity to win cash prizes!

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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.

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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School Contest

School Poster Contest

Get your students showing their Carnival Spirit! All elementary school aged children from kindergarten to Grade 7 are eligible to enter a poster they create having Snow Much Fun!

2023 School Poster Contest Registration Coming Soon!

Our 2022 Carnival Sponsors

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