Plenty to see and do at the 63rd annual Vernon Winter Carnival

Carnival fun continues

The 63rd annual Vernon Winter Carnival is well underway with a bevvy of activities planned for the next week.

The carnival officially kicked off Friday with the hot air balloon glow at Polson Park. The popular parade drew thousands of people to the downtown core Saturday.

Kris Fuller, carnival executive director, said there is “tons going on” today as well.

“If you get a chance to head up to SilverStar, we have our snow sculptures wrapping up,” Fuller said. “The teams have been working hard over the weekend. Judging, the People's Choice Award and an award ceremony are happening at 12:30.”

Sno-golf tees off today as well.

“For families with kids, if you are looking for something to do there is a free skate and a free swim. Bring the kids and have some fun,” Fuller said.

On Monday the Downtown Vernon Association Gold Rush continues and area school students will be hitting the ice for Jam Can Curling.

Four-litre milk jugs are filled with water and then frozen to act as 'rocks' for the fun event. Jam Can Curling was a staple at carnival for many years before taking a hiatus, but it returned a couple years ago.

“And don't forget, on Monday it's the Server Olympics,” Fuller said of the event where teams navigate an obstacle course while carrying trays of drinks and food. “That will be a lot of fun.”

The Server Olympics will be held at Kelly O'Bryans.

For a full list of times, places and events, visit the carnival website, or pick up a brochure.

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