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iN PHOTOS: Another Vernon Winter Carnival reaches a successful end

An ice palace was constructed for the 60th Vernon Winter Carnival.
February 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Vernon’s beloved carnival has ended for another year.

The Vernon Winter Carnival celebrated an important milestone this year with the theme Remembers the 60s, in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

To celebrate, it showcased its iconic ice palace in front of the museum in Civic Plaza.

And 60 years after the first carnival floats passed through downtown Vernon in its inaugural parade, the festival staple was just as popular. Vernon Winter Carnival executive director Vicki Proulx said this year's parade featured 89 different entries, just four short of the 93 floats that took place in 1961.

"There are thousands of people that come out for (the parade)," Proulx said. "No matter what the weather the streets are always jam-packed, it can be snowing, it can -15 C, it could be sunny, it could be raining, people come out every year."

Activities included a snow sculpture contest, musical performances, a Lego space building party, a polar bear siwm, a snowflake ball and more.

The carnival festivities wrapped up Feb. 16 and readers shared some of their favourite activities on social media.


Family day!!!! At Paddlewheel park till 3pm today!!

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Yesterday’s polar bear dip. Fire and ice. #vernonwintercarnival #zimbabweproject

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Hey there groooovy people ?? It's finally Carnival Event day, truck on down & join us for the Farmstock Market! - It's a busy Market today! Lots of hip, happenin' people in a peace & love kinda mood ?? - We've got produce, meats & eggs, prepared foods, bagels & drinks.. need dinner & drinks for Valentine's this evening? We've got you covered! ?? - Speaking of Valentine's, there are tons of incredible gifts from our crafters & artisans. You'll be sure to find something for your special someone while feeling good about supporting local & having a one of a kind gift ?? - Crafts, games & prizes for the kiddies too! A photo booth! Pin the mop top on the Fab 4, land a potato on the moon, groovy bead bracelets, so fun! - Peace & love friends! We're open! - We'll see you soon! Inside Kal Tire Place, 3445 43rd Ave, Vernon 11am - 3pm ??

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