Canada Day 2022

UPDATE! Thanks everyone that came out and made our celebration of Vernon so amazing in the park!

We're happy to announce that we're cohosting 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 come engage with Vernonites (free to join us)

-Volunteers (as much or as little time as you can!)

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

Thanks, from Mayla & Ashley!

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.

    • Square dancers, doing a series of demonstrations and lessons

    • BC Wildfire Service coming with a truck to show kids

    • 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 Riot on the Roof and any other community events.

  • Skate Competition 

    • Hosted by Okanagan Skate Co in the skatepark.

  • Sprayzone 

    • Fenced area, including water guns and kiddie pools for refilling stations.

  • Dunk Tank

    • Alongside sprayzone.

  • Fruitfest

    • 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.​

    • The Square Dancing group will take over the stage from 1 to 2.

  • Bike Parade - cancelled unless we can find a partner to host it.

Music Schedule for Canada Day

Noon

Marv Machura

A great solo artist doing covers of classic folk & more.

1:45

Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band Society

Local pipe band formed in 1984, coming to perform.

3 pm

Hot Sax

Funking and rocking with sax, stand up bass, and guitar.

5 pm

Tanner Dawson

Country singer from Chase, BC. Traditional country vocals mixed with an influence of rock, blues, funk and 90's country.

7 pm

Cat Wells

Powerhouse female singer. Her uncanny ability to mimic voices has lead her to give hair raising performances as Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks and others.

1 pm

Star Country Squares

Local square dancing organization coming to perform and do lessons every 15 mins.

2 pm

Tomy Tisdale

Singer from the Carbons, doing an acoustic set, very excited about this one!

4 pm

October Poppy

Sister duo band from Vernon, rocking indie power-pop with psychedelic keys.

6 pm

Liz Blair

Liz Blair is a Singer/Songwriter, recording artist from Armstrong British Columbia, Canada. She has a powerful soulful blues voice that is high energy.

8 pm

Andrew Allen

Vernon's own pop icon. Well known for his Christmas shows, and for being a great live performer. We're stoked he's agreed to come join us in celebrating Vernon in the park!

Canada

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

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

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