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DOWNTOWN VERNON | Cigarette Waste   Cigarette butts make up more than one third of all collected litter! They are actually the most abundant form of plastic waste in the world, with about 4.5 trillion individual butts polluting our global environment. As someone that cleans up downtown streets I would agree with this statistic. The main goal is…

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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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Info Corner of 31 Street & 29 Avenue.  This contest will run until late Summer.  Make certain to tag us and use #DowntownVernonLove.  Follow full directions on site.

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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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