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Vernon hits Canada Day out of the park

iNFOnews has a blast as the online sponsor of Vernon's Canada Day in Polson Park. From left; Danielle Minard, office manager, Stacy Pavlov, event coordinator, Rachel Rozen, regional account executive and Andreas Tietbohl, regional account executive.
July 03, 2018 - 4:20 PM

VERNON - Watching extreme riders flip through the air several hundred feet above the crowd left jaws dropping.

Canada Day in Vernon’s Polson Park, organized by volunteers from the North Okanagan Canada Day Society, went off without a hitch and kept the masses thoroughly entertained with extreme motocross demonstrations by Reagan Sieg, a magic show by Leif David, continuous music and dance on the band shell stage, games, bike parade, mini golf, skateboard competition, train rides, crafts and food.

“People felt it wasn’t just for children because of the variety of things to do. We stayed busy until the very end of the day with the magic show,” said Cindy Nadeau from the Canada Day Society.

Nadeau said all vendors and booths were really please with the thousands that came to enjoy the day, despite some wind and rain.

“Vendors were happy with the turnout. The Baptist Church gave away 1,500 free cotton candy," she said. was the online media sponsor for the event. Their display tent appealed with young and older with their games and balloon giveaways. 

“We must have inflated and handed out at least 500 balloons. It was fantastic to see balloons all throughout the park all day and kids so happy,” said Heather Perkull, web manager. “Kids, parents and grandparents had a blast playing the games we had for all to enjoy. It was terrific.”

Fat Franks vendor Dave Whalen said he had a tremendous day.

“We did way better than we ever expected,” said Whalen, who was a first time vendor at Vernon’s  Canada Day. “I would definitely do this again.”

The giant Canada Day birthday cake was consumed by the hundreds who stood in line for a slice of iced, vanilla deliciousness.

The day ended with Craftsman Collision sponsored fireworks at Kin Beach, set to music by Beach Radio.

Nadeau appreciates the support from Craftsman, Pinnacle Renewable Energy, the City of Vernon, Sandy Collision, Browns Social House, as well as Beach Radio and

“We definitely need and encourage more community donations and volunteers for next year; from set up, to cake serving to take down,” said Nadeau. 

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