Vernon, British Columbia

What is Vernon, British Columbia known for?


collaborations

Responsibility in Canadian Literature, http: georgerygaaward.org ''Ryga a Journal of Provocations'', the Mackie Lecture and Reading Series, the Kalamalka Press, ''KIdsWWwrite'' (a creative writing ezine) and the KIWW Digital Archives, as well as several radio programs and newsprint collaborations such as ''The Kalamalka Chronicles''. John Lent’s participation in and authoring of the opening chapter


national event

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


art performing

Arrested Development (group)). It was started by the local music act known as Samsara and promotes family, community, world music and freedom. Being on sacred native land there is a no alcohol policy which creates a much safer and family orientated atmosphere. Vernon is also home to a state of the art performing arts centre, The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. owned


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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


summer training

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


authoring

Responsibility in Canadian Literature, http: georgerygaaward.org ''Ryga a Journal of Provocations'', the Mackie Lecture and Reading Series, the Kalamalka Press, ''KIdsWWwrite'' (a creative writing ezine) and the KIWW Digital Archives, as well as several radio programs and newsprint collaborations such as ''The Kalamalka Chronicles''. John Lent’s participation in and authoring of the opening chapter


title silver

Silver Star Mountain Resort accessdate 2007-03-23 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


gold discovery

decided to camp in Vernon, which started to develop in 1863, following a gold discovery at the Cherry Creek (Cherry Creek (British Columbia)), Monashee Mountains, Mission Creek (Mission Creek (British Columbia)) and east side of the Okanagan Lake. After the development began, numerous ranches were constructed. Centreville, the community's original central business district, was formed in 1885. That same year, a post office, hotel, general store and school house was constructed. 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


taking home

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


winning community

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

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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