Awards & Honours

Awards & Honors

Vernon Winter Carnival would not happen without the help of our amazing community. Annually the Vernon Winter Carnival Society presents prestigious awards to well deserving recipients who have been instrumental in the growth of Carnival.

Order of Jopo recipients - 60th Anniversary Photo

Order of Jopo

The Order of Jopo is the highest honour that the Vernon Winter Carnival can bestow. Through the City of Vernon, it has been presented to visiting dignitaries, long time Carnival supporters, past Chairmen and honoured cities around the world. All recipients have shown tremendous Community Spirit and Commitment to Carnival and the community.

Longtime Carnival Supporters & Past Chairmen

Ruth Hoyte

Vernon Winter Carnival Director & 2022 Recipient of the Order of Jopo

Order of Jopo Dignitaries & Honoured Cities

2022 Jessie Ferguson Recipients - Okanagan Restoration Services - Kelly and Terry Moorhouse

Jessie Ferguson Award

For more than 60 years, Vernon Winter Carnival has celebrated all that is winter in the North Okanagan. At its heart, Carnival is all about celebrating community: the uniqueness, the people, and traditions in Vernon.

Annually the Vernon Winter Carnival Society presents prestigious awards to well deserving recipients who have been instrumental in the growth of Carnival. The Jessie Ferguson Memorial Trophy is presented to a person or group in the community who has shown years of dedication to Carnival through support of events and/or volunteerism.

Nominate an individual or group to receive the Jessie Ferguson Award.

Jessie Ferguson Memorial Trophy Recipients