Saturday, January 28, 2012

Winter Carnival, or How to Beat the Winter Blahs

If you're feeling a little blah, there's nothing better to perk things up than throwing a party.

Vernon throws one of the best winter parties EVER. (The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous in Whitehorse would be a close contender, maybe Carnaval de Queb├ęc - they have the ice hotel after all.)

Vernon's Winter Carnival is the BEST WINTER CARNIVAL THAT I CAN GET TO. How's that?

Following are pics from last year's carnival. Unfortunately, I missed most of it because I was over in Alberta. I intend to take in several events this year, have my tickets for both the Laugh Out Loud Festival on the 4th and the Medival Feast on the 11th. Hope to get up the mountain to the provincial snow sculpture competition at Silver Star.

Hot air balloons over Spallumcheen

Carter Classic Downhill on Silver Star

Glow - lighting up the balloons in the park

Carnival parade is very popular and well-attended

Last year's theme was Cooking with Carnival

Co-workers in the hotly contested broomball tournament, held noons on Main Street - in blue jerseys: editor Glenn Mitchell, sports writers Kevin Mitchell and Graeme Corbett

Roger Knos is our brave goalkeeper

There's even Royalty. Queen Silver Star and her princess drop the puck at the peewee tournament

Member of the Vernon Vipers hockey team trying out the speed trucks

Carnival Cops with an Arrest the Best criminal, er victim

It's going to be a great Carnival. Come on over - bet we can find something to entertain you!

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