DOWNTOWN VERNON FULL OF FUN FOR WINTER CARNIVAL
Downtown Vernon will be a flurry of activity during the 52nd Annual Vernon Winter Carnival!
The 4th Annual Funtastic Sports Society / Downtown Vernon Broomball Tournament will run from Monday February 6th through Wednesday February 8th with games at both 11:15am and 12:15pm each day. The action will be taking place on 31st Avenue & 31st Street (near the BC Winter Games office & Cenotaph Park). The schedule has been set and AFP Chaos (Allan Francis Pringle) is preparing to defend their championship!
â€œWe are very excited to have 14 teams participating in the tournament again this yearâ€ says Holly Schmidt, DVA Events & Marketing Manager â€œAFP Chaos has won the tournament all three years itâ€™s been running and we are very excited to watch them try to defend their championship again this year.â€
The Kiss FM / Downtown Vernon Chili Cook Off will be on Saturday February 11th and is a great way to experience various Downtown restaurants! Chili Passports are now on sale and available from the Winter Carnival Office, DVA Office and participating restaurants (KTâ€™s Heritage Restaurant, Kal Sports Bar, The Shack, Rosalindaâ€™s Filipino Kitchen, The Sprouted Fig, Natureâ€™s Fare Markets & Crush Bistro). Chili Passports are just $2 and will get you the chance to taste test each restaurants chili & pick your favourite. All proceeds from the Chili Cook Off will go the Community Dental Access Centre.
â€œThe Chili Cook Off is a great way to get out and experience some new and not so new restaurants in Downtown Vernon. Just $2 gets you a sample of chili at each participating restaurant and you get to vote on your favourite chili and Chili Team.â€ says Schmidt.
â€œWe are also very excited that the City of Vernon has approved free parking downtown during the events we have planned for the Winter Carnivalâ€. Parking will be free downtown on February 6th, 7th & 8th from 10:45am â€“ 2:45pm and on February 11th from 1:30pm â€“ 5:30pm for the Broomball Tournament and Chili Cook Off.
A reminder of the street closures Downtown for our Broomball Tournament! The following streets will be closed on February 6th, 7th & 8th between 9:30am and 2:00pm:
3000/3100 Block of 31st Street
3000 Block of 31st Avenue
Additional information on any of these events including road closures available on the DVA website (www.downtownvernon.com) or by calling the DVA office at 250.542.5851.