The countdown to Vernon Winter Carnival is officially on with Wednesday night's annual Media night.
The theme of the 59th Annual event is a Pirate's Carnival and is lending itself to numerous events fun family events. Spokesperson Vicki Proulx says the deadline for entries in the parade is Friday, January 11th. Proulx says they have already received several entries using boats.
Ticket sales are also going well with 4 events sold out and several others nearing a sell out. You can buy tickets on line at vernonwintercarnival.com or at the carnival office at 3401-35th Avenue.
Carnival runs February 1-10th this year.