Order of Jopo

Order Of Jopo

Annually the Vernon Winter Carnival Society presents prestigious awards to well deserving recipients who have been instrumental in the growth of Carnival. 

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 and past Chairmen. 

Below are the past recipients of the Order of Jopo. 

Longtime Carnival Supporters

2018 Margaret Hogan (In Memorial)

2017 Feather Fanciers

2016 Calvin Hoy (Past Chairman)

2015 Dave Fletcher (Past Chairman)

2014 Mary Andersen

2013 Wayne Emde

2012 Sandi LaFleche

2011 Dorthy Lindley

2010 Brenda Fletcher

2009 Donna Hall (Past Chairman)

2008 Duaine Brown 

2007 LeRoy Peterson

2006 Carl Rigby

2005 Claudia Brown

2004 Christel Cam

2003 Lettie Maloney

2002 Ursula Gohmann

2000 Phyllis DeBoice

1999 N. Ok.Amtr Radio Club

1995 Ross Simpson

1994 Don Weglo

1993 Carol Williams (Past Chairman)

1992 Lil and Ken Nistor

1990 June Rigby

1988 Ken Little 

1985 Fern Makarenko

1983 George Zimmerman 

1982 Stella Andrews

1980 Stuart Fleming (jointly)

1980 Petie Kaulback (jointly)

1976 Dorthy Sawicki

1975 John Ladyman (jointly)

1975 Evelyn Tebo (jointly)

Past Chairman 

2003 Glen Taylor

2000 Donna Mihalcheon

1995 Derek Hall

1993 Bob Williamson

1991 Bill Martin

1989 Evelyn Lerose

1987 Tom Fletcher

1986 Marie Morris

1982 Fernand Desroches

1984 Patrick Nicol

1981 Norm Stevenson

1980 Sharon Shaw

1978 Bob Adsched

1977 Harold McDonald

1974 Mike Kowaluk

1974 Vince Lilley

1974 Bill Oxley

1974 Frank Oliver

1974 George Melvin

Order of Jopo Dignitaries & Honoured Cities include:

1974 The Hon. George R. Pearkes, VC Lieutenant-Governor of BC, The Hon. David Barrett, Premier of BC, Muni Evers, Mayor, New Westminster, Ron J. Morrier, CBC-TV Vancouver
1976 Walter Owen, Lieutenant-Governor of BC, Tom Constable, Mayor, Burnaby
1977 Michael Young, Mayor, Victoria
1978 Pierre E. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and Ken Curle, Mayor, Red Deer, Alberta
1979 The Hon. Henry Bell-Irving, Lieutenant-Governor of BC, George Furguson, Mayor, Abbotsford and Bob Neil, Mayor, Vernon
1980 Donald A. Ross, Mayor, Surrey
1981 Andy Anderson, Mayor, Lethbridge, Alberta and Neil Davidson, Mayor, Vernon
1982 Ed Schreyer, Governor General of Canada and Derrick Humphreys, Mayor, West Vancouver
1983 Charles Lakes, Mayor, Trail
1984 Ethel Winger, Mayor, Williams Lake and The Hon. Robert G. Rogers, Lieutenant-Governor of BC
1985 The Hon. Claude Richmond, Provincial Minister of Tourism
1986 Michael Harcourt, Mayor, Vancouver
1987 Lyall Hanson, MLA & Past Mayor, Vernon and Ralph Klein, Alderman, Calgary, Alberta
1988 Jack Hebner, Councillor, Spokane, Washington
1989 Cliff Branchflower, Alderman, Kamloops
1990 James H. Stuart, Mayor, Kelowna
1991 Anne Clarke, Past Mayor, Vernon, Pat Jordan, Past MLA and Geoff Battersby, Mayor, Revelstoke
1992 Wayne McGrath, Past Mayor, Vernon
1993 Rollie Rose, Mayor, Ladysmith
1994 Stephen D. Wallace, Mayor, Quesnel
1995 Richard A. Lang, Mayor, Modesto, California
1996 Kathy Watson, Mayor, Whitehorse, Yukon and Garde Gardom, Lieutenant-Governor of BC
1997 Jeff Griffen, Mayor, Reno, Nevada
1998 Larry McNabb, Alderman, Nanaimo and Vancouver Firefighters Band
2000 Guy Boissy, Mayor, Saint-Lambert, Quebec
2001 Brian Postill, Mayor, Coldstream
2002 Glen Everitt, Mayor, Dawson City, Yukon
2003 David Laird, Mayor, City of Merrit
2004 Ron McCrae, Mayor, Kimberely
2005 Ellen Woodsworth, Councillor, Vancouver
2006 David Perry, Mayor, Penticton
2007 City of New York
2008 George F. Ferguson, Mayor, Abbotsford
2009 Mayor Melamed, Whistler
2010 Wayne Lippert, Mayor, Vernon
2011 Paul Kuehn, President of Modesto, California Sister City Committee
2013 Sharel Shoff, Deputy Mayor of Drumheller, Alberta