Vernon, British Columbia

What is Vernon, British Columbia known for?


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accessdate 2007-03-03 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20070223055935 http: www.telusskins.com history.html archivedate 2007-02-23 then in 2008 featuring Mike Weir, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Colin Montgomerie and Camilo Villegas. A new Fred Couples Signature golf course is now open. "The Golf Club at The Rise" showcases unsurpassed views of the Okanagan Lake and of Vernon itself. One of the most popular


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* Eric Godard, professional hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins * James Green (linebacker), professional football player for the Toronto Argonauts * Sean Harvey, ex-mayor * Kevin Hill (Kevin Hill (snowboarder)) is a Canadian snowboarder. He competes primarily in snowboard cross and represented Canada in this event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Soch where he was taken out by another racer going into the Gold medal round.Winning the USA Grand Prix in 2011 and also taking home Silver at the X games in 2011 as well as just missing bronze in 2014 also at the x games.He is ranked Canadian overall Champion for the 2014 Snowboardcross season and currently hold a 6th place ranking in the world. * Aaron Hoffman better known by his stage name SonReal, hip hop and alternative artist. SonReal * Ken Holland, general manager of the Detroit Red Wings * Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite * Larry Kwong, first Chinese Canadian ice hockey player in the NHL * Frederick McCall, WW1 Air Ace. McCall Field was the originial name of the Calgary International Airport * Vasek Pospisil, tennis player * Daniel Powter, singer-songwriter of US Billboard #1 hit song from 2005 Bad Day (Bad Day (Daniel Powter song)) * TJ Schiller (Thomas James Schiller), professional skier * Ryan Smith, skateboarder * Jerred Smithson, professional hockey player for the Florida Panthers * Raymond Wladichuk, professional football player for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats * Krista and Tatiana Hogan, craniopagus conjoined twins Photo gallery File:Vernon Downtown 2.jpg View of downtown Vernon facing SE File:Vernon Alexis Park.jpg Alexis Park area of Vernon BC facing north. File:Vernon Multiplex.jpg Alexis Park area of Vernon BC facing north. File:Vernon Northeast.jpg View of Vernon BC facing NE


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into the Gold medal round.Winning the USA Grand Prix in 2011 and also taking home Silver at the X games in 2011 as well as just missing bronze in 2014 also at the x games.He is ranked Canadian overall Champion for the 2014 Snowboardcross season and currently hold a 6th place ranking in the world. * Aaron Hoffman better known by his stage name SonReal, hip hop and alternative artist. SonReal * Ken Holland, general manager of the Detroit Red Wings * Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite * Larry Kwong, first Chinese Canadian ice hockey player in the NHL * Frederick McCall, WW1 Air Ace. McCall Field was the originial name of the Calgary International Airport * Vasek Pospisil, tennis player * Daniel Powter, singer-songwriter of US Billboard #1 hit song from 2005 Bad Day (Bad Day (Daniel Powter song)) * TJ Schiller (Thomas James Schiller), professional skier * Ryan Smith, skateboarder * Jerred Smithson, professional hockey player for the Florida Panthers * Raymond Wladichuk, professional football player for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats * Krista and Tatiana Hogan, craniopagus conjoined twins Photo gallery File:Vernon Downtown 2.jpg View of downtown Vernon facing SE File:Vernon Alexis Park.jpg Alexis Park area of Vernon BC facing north. File:Vernon Multiplex.jpg Alexis Park area of Vernon BC facing north. File:Vernon Northeast.jpg View of Vernon BC facing NE. File:Vernon Mission Hill.jpg Mission Hill area of Vernon - facing South. File:Vernon Okanagan Landing.jpg Okanagan Landing area of Vernon facing SW. Sister cities Vernon has "sister city" agreements with the following cities: birth_place Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) draft undrafted DATE OF BIRTH February 4, 1979 PLACE OF BIRTH Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


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of all skill levels within the Vernon area and to offer both competitive and social programs that are not being offered currently to players. Presently the VTA operates programs 15 hours per week in "partnership" with Greater Vernon Parks, Recreation and Culture. vernontennis.com Hosting several beaches, Kalamalka Beach (Kal Beach) is amongst the most popular near Vernon. A large pier built by a local service club is used for sun


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, CEO of HootSuite * Larry Kwong, first Chinese Canadian ice hockey player in the NHL * Frederick McCall, WW1 Air Ace. McCall Field was the originial name of the Calgary International Airport * Vasek Pospisil, tennis player * Daniel Powter, singer-songwriter of US Billboard #1 hit song from 2005 Bad Day (Bad Day (Daniel Powter song)) * TJ Schiller (Thomas James Schiller), professional skier * Ryan Smith, skateboarder * Jerred Smithson, professional hockey


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. Children could bring an old aluminum pot or pan and receive a ticket for a free movie, the aluminum going towards the construction of war planes and other military materials so necessary for the achievement of victory over the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. The Vernon Community Arts Centre is located in Polson Park near downtown Vernon. This community centre is a studio-based facility and is operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. The VCAC offers year-round programming for youth and adults


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. International Year of the Youth (International Youth Year), involving the BCYP, the TUXIS Parliament of Alberta, and the JSA. In turn, the BCYP would send delegates to attend Pacific-Northwest Spring and Fall State. The Southern California state also added the American School in Honduras as a chapter in 2006 and the school's chapter attended the annual Congress convention. There are two active chapters in St. Kitts and St. Thomas, USVI. Puerto Rico has traditionally one or two chapters. All Caribbean chapters attend either the Northeast State or Mid-Atlantic State conventions. After 2008 Georgetown Summer School, it has been strongly rumored that a chapter will be started at the American School in Hong Kong. Born in Vernon, British Columbia, he received a law degree from the University of Victoria in 1994 and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1995. There are two free highway ferries across the Upper Arrow Lake: the Upper Arrow Lakes Ferry between Shelter Bay (Shelter Bay, British Columbia) and Galena Bay (Galena Bay, British Columbia) at the northern end of Upper Arrow Lake; and the Needles Cable Ferry further south, on BC Hwy 6 (British Columbia provincial highway 6) between Nakusp (Nakusp, British Columbia) and Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia). There is also the Arrow Park Ferry, a cable ferry connecting East Arrow Park and West Arrow Park about 28 km south of Nakusp. * Vancouver, British Columbia - CJJR (CJJR-FM), CKPK (CKPK-FM) * Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), British Columbia - CKIZ (CKIZ-FM) * Victoria, British Columbia - CJZN (CJZN-FM), CKKQ (CKKQ-FM) The judicial districts are: Cariboo; Kootenay; Nanaimo; Prince Rupert; Vancouver; Victoria; Westminster; and Yale. The Counties of Vancouver and Westminster are collectively one judicial district under the name of the "Vancouver Westminster Judicial District". British Columbia ''Supreme Court Act''. Within each county, or judicial district, justices are resident in the following locations: Chilliwack (Chilliwack, British Columbia); Cranbrook (Cranbrook, British Columbia); Kamloops; Kelowna; Nanaimo; Nelson (Nelson, British Columbia); New Westminster; Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia); Prince Rupert (Prince Rupert, British Columbia); Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia); and Vancouver. The BCSC also holds sittings in the following court locations for which there is not a resident justice: Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia); Courtenay (Courtenay, British Columbia); Dawson Creek; Duncan (Duncan, British Columbia); Fort Nelson (Fort Nelson, British Columbia); Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia); Golden (Golden, British Columbia); Penticton; Port Alberni; Powell River (Powell River, British Columbia); Quesnel (Quesnel, British Columbia); Revelstoke (Revelstoke, British Columbia), Rossland (Rossland, British Columbia); Salmon Arm (Salmon Arm, British Columbia); Smithers (Smithers, British Columbia); Terrace (Terrace, British Columbia); Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia); and Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia). demo-cd demo-csd Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), Armstrong (Armstrong, British Columbia), Coldstream (Coldstream, British Columbia), Salmon Arm, Spallumcheen (Spallumcheen, British Columbia), North Okanagan C (North Okanagan C, British Columbia), North Okanagan F (North Okanagan F, British Columbia), Columbia-Shuswap C (Columbia-Shuswap C, British Columbia), Columbia-Shuswap D (Columbia-Shuswap D, British Columbia), Thompson-Nicola P (Rivers and the Peaks) (Thompson-Nicola P (Rivers and the Peaks), British Columbia), North Okanagan–Shuswap consists of Subdivision C of Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, and the North Okanagan Regional District. This electoral district includes the towns of Salmon Arm, Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), Coldstream (Coldstream, British Columbia), Lumby (Lumby, British Columbia) and Armstrong (Armstrong, British Columbia). A key event in BCYP history was the "Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia) Conference" held in 1985. The BCYP organized and hosted this youth conference to celebrate the United Nations International Year of the Youth (International Youth Year). Members of the TUXIS Parliament of Alberta and the Junior Statesmen of America (Junior State of America) were invited to participate. This conference was a new concept for the BCYP. It provided the BCYP with the experience and inspiration to attempt new projects beyond community service projects and camps. More and larger projects, such as RYPs, were possible. demo-cd Regional District of North Okanagan demo-csd Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), Clearwater (Clearwater, British Columbia), Lumby (Lumby, British Columbia) The '''British Columbia Patriot Party''' is a minor political party in British Columbia, Canada. The party's political goal is to empower citizens to govern themselves by converting the provincial government into a republic with an upper house made up of citizen selected at random and based on merit. The party was formed in 2001 by Andrew Hokhold, a dentist and inventor living in the Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia) Armstrong (Armstrong, British Columbia) area. Hokhold was the party's only candidate in the 2001 election, coming in last place in the Okanagan-Vernon (Vernon-Monashee) riding. Two candidates, Hokhold and White Rock (White Rock, British Columbia) resident Tibor Tusnady, ran in the 2005 election, both coming in last place, in the Shuswap (Shuswap (provincial electoral district)) and Okanagan-Vernon (Vernon-Monashee) riding, respectively. While the party has only nominated three candidates over the course of three elections, it has accumulated assets worth over a million dollars. Political positions The party's goal is to empower citizens to govern themselves. birth_place Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) draft undrafted DATE OF BIRTH February 4, 1979 PLACE OF BIRTH Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


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by the Regional District of the North Okanagan and operated by the Vernon and District Performing Arts Society. The society presents three series of entertainment including dance, theatre and child oriented. The performing arts centre also hosts hundreds of touring musical acts, local talent and community based events on a yearly basis. The city also hosts The Powerhouse Theatrical Society,this award winning Community theatre group has entertained audiences in Vernon and area for over 50 years


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by the Regional District of the North Okanagan and operated by the Vernon and District Performing Arts Society. The society presents three series of entertainment including dance, theatre and child oriented. The performing arts centre also hosts hundreds of touring musical acts, local talent and community based events on a yearly basis. The city also hosts The Powerhouse Theatrical Society,this award winning Community theatre group has entertained audiences in Vernon and area for over 50 years there season runs from November until May each year. Vernon also boasts one of the most successful film societies in Canada. Films are presented every second Monday at Vernon's Towne Cinema. The Vernon Film Society also produces two film festivals per year. One is a festival dedicated to the presentation of documentary films from around the world. The Second film festiva is also an international film festival dedicated to the presentation of mainstream movies that fall into the "Arts" genre. Vernon's Towne Cinema is the home of The Vernon Film Society and is a classic example of a 1930's Art Deco style theatre. Built in 1929-30, the Towne Cinema began its life as The National Ball Room, presenting live entertainment on stage, hosting banquets and stage plays. It was the main venue in Vernon for entertaining the troops during the Second World War and was heavily involved in selling war bonds and the collection of aluminum from its customers for the war effort. Children could bring an old aluminum pot or pan and receive a ticket for a free movie, the aluminum going towards the construction of war planes and other military materials so necessary for the achievement of victory over the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. The Vernon Community Arts Centre is located in Polson Park near downtown Vernon. This community centre is a studio-based facility and is operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. The VCAC offers year-round programming for youth and adults such as art classes and workshops, an artist in residence program and independent study sessions. Vernon also hosts the Creative Chaos art fair. Many artisans come and sell: jewellery, chocolates and candies, unique clothing, and other household items and or decorations. The fair usually lasts three days and many of the citizens of Vernon partake. One of the main draws of the fair is the food fair. The food fair is held in the ice-less ice rink in the middle of the Rec Centre. A number of vendors are there selling many different cultural foods. The Creative Chaos art fair is a highlight in Vernon. Vernon's downtown core is home to a large public art display in the form of its mural project. This artwork depicts interpretations of period photographs from Vernon's early history. The collection of most of the approximate 26 murals vernonmurals.ca was created under the direction of lead artist Michelle Loughery. The mural project is in a continual state of growth, with new pieces of art being added at regular intervals. One of the most notable murals is a depiction of Sveva Caetani, daughter of Italian noble Leone Caetani. She was an Italian immigrant who survived captivity by her mother to become a famed artist and local art instructor. http: memorybc.ca sveva-caetani-fonds;rad''In 1973, she obtained a teaching job at Charles Bloom School in Lumby, where she continued to teach until her retirement in 1984. During her years in Lumby, Sveva began to paint again. Her most important project, a series of 54 paintings which she called Recapitulation, was begun while she was teaching. '' Sports and recreation thumb The Kal Tire Place (Image:Vernon Multiplex.JPG) (formerly the Vernon Multiplex), completed in 2001, is home to the Vernon Vipers Vernon is known for its lakes and beaches in the summer, and skiing and hockey in the winter. It is therefore a year-round tourist destination and weekend get-away for people from Vancouver and Calgary. During the summer Vernon hosts a large SloPitch tournament (Funtastic). funtastic.org The Vernon area is home to several golf courses. birth_place Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) draft undrafted DATE OF BIRTH February 4, 1979 PLACE OF BIRTH Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


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Speedway brings stock cars, including a NASCAR Canadian Tire Series national event, to their facility north of Vernon. Cougar Canyon is near Vernon, with both a popular rock climbing site and an ecological preserve. Another place for cliff jumpers and campers is Ellison Provincial Park, located about 15–20 minutes out of South Vernon. The city is home to the Atlantis Waterslides. Vernon has also seen success in junior hockey. The Vernon Vipers (former the Vernon Lakers) are one of the most decorated junior teams in Canadian history having won the Royal Bank Cup (formerly the Centennial Cup) 6 times, four coming in the 1990s. They won while hosting the tournament in 1990, repeated in 1991, again in 1996, in 1999 and most recently won back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010; giving arguably the most dominant performance of any franchise in a single decade since the introduction of the Centennial Cup in 1971. To date, the Vernon Vipers have won 4 Royal Bank Cups, 2 Centennial Cups, 4 Abbott Cups, 5 Doyle Cups, 8 Mowat Cups and 9 League Titles. class "wikitable" - ! scope "col" Club ! scope "col" League ! scope "col" Sport ! scope "col" Established ! scope "col" Venue - Vernon Vipers BCHL Ice hockey 1961 Kal Tire Place The Vernon Tigers Junior B Lacrosse Club was established in 2000, coinciding with the inception of the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League. Since that time, they have won three league titles and two provincial silver medals. class "wikitable" - ! scope "col" Club ! scope "col" League ! scope "col" Sport ! scope "col" Established ! scope "col" Venue - Vernon Tigers (Vernon Tigers Junior Lacrosse Club) TOJLL (Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League) Lacrosse 2000 Kal Tire Place Notable people * Andrew Allen (Andrew Allen (singer)), singer-songwriter * Alice Barrett Parke, diarist and pioneer * Eric Brewer (Eric Brewer (ice hockey)), ice hockey player for the Tampa Bay Lightning * Josh Dueck Won both Silver and Gold medals at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia as well as a silver medal at the 2010 games in Vancouver. As an ace sit-skier, Dueck has also won gold in Mono Skier X at the 2011 X Games, bronze at the 2012 X Games and has won multiple IPC World Cup podiums and is the 2009 world downhill champion. To top it all off in February 2012, Dueck shot to international acclaim when he went upside-down and became the first sit-skier to complete a backflip on snow – earning him world-wide notoriety and an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He is a vocal advocate for workplace safety and accessibility in sport, and in 2013 gave a TED Talk about his experiences. birth_place Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) draft undrafted DATE OF BIRTH February 4, 1979 PLACE OF BIRTH Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH

Vernon, British Columbia

'''Vernon''' is a city in the Okanagan region of the Southern Interior (British Columbia Interior) of British Columbia, Canada. Named after Forbes George Vernon, a former MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) of British Columbia who helped found the famed Coldstream Ranch in nearby Coldstream (Coldstream, British Columbia), the City of Vernon was incorporated on December 30, 1892. The City of Vernon has a population of 40,000 (2013), while its metropolitan region, Greater Vernon, has a population of 58,584 as of the Canada 2011 Census. With this population, Vernon is the largest city in the North Okanagan Regional District (Regional District of North Okanagan). A resident of Vernon is called a "Vernonite".

In 2005, on an episode of ''The Early Show'', Vernon was ranked as one of the top six most desirable communities to retire to in North America by ''Consumer Reports''.

thumb left Greater Vernon (File:Vernon's welcome sign.JPG)'s welcome sign

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