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That's a wrap on carnival

The 59th edition of Vernon Winter Carnival drew to a close on Sunday, wrapping up 10 days of mid-winter fun activities.

Here's a photographic recap of some of the final weekend's action.

More than 110 runners braved -14 C temperatures to take part in the Kal Rats 10K run on Sunday morning.

Sherman "Tank" Doucette left the stage and got up close with his fans at the 10th Annual Winter Carnival Blues Festival.

The fire pit was one of the only warm places in Polson Park on Saturday for Family Fun Day festivities. Guests were treated to s'mores, hot chocolate, smokies, bouncy castles , broomball, and a display from the Allan Brookes Centre. 

Vernon Winter Carnival executive director Vicki Proulx fills her martini glass at the Parka Party at Predator Ridge Golf Club on Saturday evening.

More than 50 hearty souls braved chilly temperatures to take part in the annual Polar Bear Swim at Kal Beach on Sunday morning. Because the lake had frozen over, a channel had to be cut to permit the bathers to brave the icy waters.

Princess Nina Lester paints a rainbow on the cheek of one of the many tiny princesses at the Mother Daughter Princess Tea on Sunday afternoon.

Young princesses play a game of Simon Says during the event.

– Wayne Emde



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