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  Downtown Vernon | Sparkle Day A fun little history fact: The Downtown Vernon Association held its very first Sparkle Day on March 29, 2000. While merchants within the BIA’s clean and maintain their property on a daily basis, Sparkle Day is a special one-day blitz where extra efforts are taken to shake off the…

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Active Transport in Downtown Vernon Safety is typically the number one debate when it comes to cycling in Vernon. While people like the idea of being able to ride their bikes from place to place, it stops when it comes to actually getting on their bike because of the perception that riding in Vernon is…

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DOWNTOWN VERNON | Kindle Kindness through volunteering   While COVID 19 has restricted gathering in large groups, volunteering is still a safe activity following protocols and staying within the Public Health Orders. As part of Earth Day celebrations, the Downtown Vernon Association is seeking volunteers to help with our downtown community clean-up taking place from…

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Downtown Vernon | Partnership with Venture Training Do you know about the Community Employment Program through the Vernon and District Association for Community Living (also known as Venture Training)? The initiative is designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to prepare, obtain, and maintain paid employment. The program aims to achieve independence and community participation…

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On March 29, 2021 new Public Health Orders affected dine-in options at restaurants across the province. Here is a list of restaurants that have patios or provide take-out options (click the name for further information): Midtown Bistro – Open 3pm-8pm with Curbside pick up & delivery through Driver Dispatch Dorian’s Greek Taverna – Open Wednesday…

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The Downtown Vernon Association is excited to announce the installation of a new temporary mural which will be located on the corner of 29th street and 30th avenue, near The Starting Block. Watch DVA social media for further information on installation date and some fun contests taking place. We look forward to seeing all of…

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Make sure you have your change handy, because free parking downtown is now over. All on-street metered parking and two-hour parking zones are now being enforced by bylaw. Vernon council originally eliminated paid metered downtown parking in April in hopes to drum up more customers for downtown businesses that were still open during the beginning of the…

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The Downtown Vernon Association held its 2020 Annual General Meeting on May 27, 2020, with members approving the 2019 Annual Report and the Audited Financial Statements and electing the 2020 Board of Directors. “The DVA is pleased to announce that Tegan Carruthers of BDO Canada and Keelan Murtagh of SQM Group have been re-elected for…

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DOWNTOWN VERNON ASSOCIATION’S NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice of Annual General Meeting Downtown Vernon Association 8:00am – Wednesday May 27, 2020 Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Downtown Vernon Association will hold its 26th Annual General Meeting via video conference through Zoom. This meeting is open to all Downtown Vernon Association members, including property…

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