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Canada Day 2023

We're happy to announce that we're co-hosting the Canada Day Events with the North Okanagan Canada Day Society! 

We're working on a great lineup of activities, music, and community features, and a schedule will be announced shortly... In the meantime, we need some help!

We're looking for 

-Any organizations that want to join us in the park

-Performers that would like to be featured

-Any ideas you have to make the day great!

So please get in touch at the bottom of the page, and let us know what you'd like to contribute. 

Thanks, from Mayla & Kyra!

Planned Events & Activities
  • Large focus on community engagement with free attendance being given to any local interest groups that want to set up and interact with Vernonites.

    • Outreach Literacy Society doing a story walk

    • Emmanuel Baptist Church with a bouncy castle/inflatable slide

    • Other organizations still in discussions on involvement

  • Community Art Activities

    • Service road in Polson Park being used as giant chalk art area for all ages interested. Evolve Beyond Education donating almost 600 pieces of chalk.

    • Large canvas at project for Vernonites to contribute to, to be later displayed at the Vernon Community Art Centre and any other community events.

  • Skate Competition 

    • Hosted by Okanagan Skate Co in the skatepark.

  • Sprayzone & Dunktank - Supported by the Vernon Legion & Scouts

    • Water guns and kiddie pools for refilling stations, alongside dunk tank.

  • Fruitfest

    • We're giving away $1000 worth of locally grown fruit, instead of serving cake.

    • A substitute idea identified by our society board to help promote nutrition and local farmers.


    • Seeking partners, local farmers and orchardists, and we will fund the giveaway of in-season, locally-grown fruit to snack on during the event.

  • Polson Artisan Night Market & Food Truck Garden

    • Running adjacent to the music and other activities, and giving local Vernonites a chance to feature and sell their wares.

  • Local Music

    • From 12 till 9:30/10, a series of local artists will take to the stage. 

    • Focus on family-friendly, Vernon-based artists.

  • Kalamalka Highland Bagpipes


Want to participate, volunteer, or have questions, please reach out!

Vendors or food trucks, please see the Polson Vendor page, thanks!


Thanks for submitting!
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