The Sounds of Celebration Expo

The Sounds of Celebration Expo

The Sounds of Celebration Expo features exhibits from community groups and is located on the Kal Tire Place Concourse. The Expo will be open two hours prior to the shows starting, so you have lots of time to visit the exhibitors.

There will be something for everyone to see and enjoy. Come early, get a good parking spot, and wander through the Expo before the huge cast of the Sounds of Celebration emerges through the castle doors. Remember that the Expo is free with your show admission.

 
 

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Armstrong Regional Cooperative

Armstrong Regional Co-op is a community-focused cooperative committed to providing exceptional service and quality products for its members and communities. With a strong emphasis on cooperative principles and a vision to be a leading corporate citizen, the Co-op invests locally, engages in community initiatives, and offers lifetime membership benefits such as equity growth and cash-back opportunities. Through personalized service, convenience, and a commitment to supporting local products, Armstrong Regional Co-op stands out as a business deeply rooted in its community, striving to create a friendly and supportive environment for its members and customers alike. armstrong.coop

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The British Columbia Dragoons

The British Columbia Dragoons (BCD) constitute an Armoured reserve unit within the 39 Canadian Brigade Group. Their primary role revolves around reconnaissance. The BCD is continually seeking out intelligent, fit, and confident individuals who harbor an interest in a dynamic and challenging part-time career. Adventure serves as their training ground. bcdragoons.army

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Canadian Mental Health Association – Vernon & District

Over the past 60 years, our local Canadian Mental Health Association has built a community of support for people living with mental health challenges. From education to housing to employment, we are here for more than 2,000 people in our community. Our youngest participant is 7. Our oldest is over 75. Every day, we gather together to live our experiences and manage our struggles. We cook and share meals, we run social enterprises, we explore the beauty of nature, we educate and we learn. Every day, we strive to shine a light on mental health and come together as a caring community to empower and support those who live with mental health challenges and their families who care for them. Mental health begins where we work, live, and play. While we focus on critical support services, we also lead with a new direction to empower organizations, companies and individuals to live better lives by addressing mental health and wellness issues in the workplace, at home and in the community.  For more information please visit our website at: www.vernon.cmha.bc.ca

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Climate Action Planning & Community Services

The City of Vernon has spent two years developing a draft Climate Action Plan through extensive research and public consultation. The purpose of the Climate Action plan is to set out how our community will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. www.vernon.ca/homes-building/environment-sustainability/climate-action

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Destination Silver Star

The Silver Star Resort Association DBA Destination Silver Star is a destination marketing and management organization mandated to maintain and enhance the Silver Star experience. Founded in 2021, they are a not-for-profit, membership-based organization with approximately 1000 members representing accommodations, attractions, restaurants, retail and homeowners. Their areas of focus include community and member engagement, marketing, sales, media relations, events, research, and destination development. destinationsilverstar.com

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Invictus Games

The Invictus Games is an international multi-sport event first held in 2014, for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans. The word ‘Invictus’ is Latin for ‘unconquered’, chosen as an embodiment of the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and sick service personnel and what they can achieve, post-injury. The Invictus Games were founded by Prince Harry, as patron of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, the Ministry of Defense, and Sir Keith Mills. The inspiration came from Prince Harry’s 2013 visit to the Warrior Games in the United States, where he witnessed the ability of sport to help both psychologically and physically. www.invictusgamesfoundation.org

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Military Family Resource Centre – Mainland BC

Mainland BC Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) Military families face a unique intersection of challenges: extended separation from loved ones, frequent relocations, and elevated risk in the military member’s work. The Mainland BC MFRC is a not-for-profit organization that provides the resources and services to help families meet these challenges and thrive. www.bcmfrc.com

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Mr. Pavneet Singh

Pavneet (Happy) Singh, a dedicated local business owner, family man, and community leader. Originally arriving in Canada as an international student, Pavneet’s journey started with humble beginnings as a dishwasher as he embraced the values of dedication, hard work, and prudent financial management. Today, Pavneet, alongside his brother, spearheads a successful enterprise, overseeing multiple thriving businesses that have made a significant impact on the Okanagan’s job market creating employment opportunities for over 80 individuals. twitter.com/Pavneet4KLCC

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National Association of Federal Retirees

The National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR) has been in existence for 55 years, first known as Federal Superannuates National Association (FSNA).  The name was changed in 2014 to NAFR.  With 176,000 members from coast-to-coast, we have a solid record of strong, smart advocacy campaigns that seek to protect our members hard earned pensions & benefits as well as those of all Canadians. This year the NAFR has named 4 key priorities:  Support for Veterans & their families, prioritize Pharmacare, National Seniors Strategy & Retirement Income Security. Our Branches across Canada & their volunteers are working to make this organization a presence & to ensure that these issues are front & center on the political agenda at the fall election in Oct./2019.  Can we count on your support??? Come chat with us at the Expo to find out more about these issues & membership eligibility.  New members are always most welcome. www.federalretirees.ca

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North Okanagan / Shuswap Crime Stoppers

North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers (NOKS) is a not for profit crime fighting organization that relies on the support of the community and the generosity of supporters to continue our vital work. Crime Stoppers is a program that empowers regular people to fight back against crime. www.nokscrimestoppers.com

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Okanagan Military Museum / Kelowna Museums

Opened in 1999 to interpret the contributions of Okanagan citizens to Canada’s rich military history with emphasis on the British Columbia Dragoons and World Wars One and Two. We are located downtown in the Kelowna Memorial Arena, itself a 70 year ‘Living Memorial’ dedicated to the Fallen in World War Two. We are the primary venue for archival and library materials and artifacts documenting the diverse experiences and service of Canadian men and women, from the North Okanagan to the US border over the past century. See us online and on Facebook. We look forward to your visit.
www.kelownamuseums.ca
www.kelownamuseums.ca/museums/the-okanagan-military-museum

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Okanagan Screen Arts / Towne Theatre

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society curates, presents, and hosts multi-disciplinary arts and culture events at the historic Vernon Towne Theatre – “the Towne”, that has been in operation as an arts venue since 1929.
www.osa-vernon.org

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Tourism Vernon

Tourism Vernon is the official tourism organization for the community. We invite you to check out the Tourism Vernon website for information and photos of current activities in and around Vernon. You’ll find things like places to stay, local tours, attractions, and a list of the best restaurants Vernon has to offer.
www.tourismvernon.com

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Vernon and District Family History Society

Since its establishment in 1982, the Vernon & District Family History Society has been a cornerstone for genealogy enthusiasts in the community. Our website serves as a valuable resource hub for both members and individuals interested in genealogy in the Vernon area. With a focus on educating members in ethical genealogical practices, preserving a diverse range of genealogical materials, publishing informative content to support our mission, raising funds for our non-profit operations. www.vdfhs.com

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Vernon Community Safety Unit

The Community Safety Unit forms part of the City’s Protective Services team and includes two community safety coordinators and over 90 RCMP volunteers that work within the associated programs. We are the education and information hosts for community based policing and regulatory programs and work closely with local social service providers in the social aspects of crime prevention.
www.vernon.ca/homes-building/community-safety/community-safety-unit

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Vernon Navy and Sea Cadet Leagues

Established in 1895 to ensure adequate naval defence, the Navy League of Canada’s main objective was to promote an interest in Maritime Affairs throughout Canada, while also keeping watch over policies relevant to Canada’s waters. The two World Wars placed heavy dependence on the Navy League and its ability to support Merchant Navy and operate hostels. However, by the end of the Second World War and the closing out of its War Services operations, the Navy League was again able to turn its attention to its primary objectives: continued support of youth training and promoting a knowledge of Maritime Affairs. www.navyleague.ca

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Vernon Rotary Club

The Vernon Rotary Club embodies the Rotary motto “Service Above Self,” dedicated to youth success, environmental preservation, and community support. Through diverse initiatives like scholarships, meal programs, and fundraising events, we remain committed to our mission despite covid-19 disruptions. Recognizing contributions and fostering leadership, we stand as a cornerstone of community support in Vernon. vssrotary.org

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Vernon Winter Carnival Society

Since 1961, the mission of VWC has been to foster community spirit and promote Vernon as a Winter Destination through a 10-day Winter Festival. Vernon Winter Carnival offers a unique winter experience that is inclusive to all. They strive to bring our community together through fun events and activities that keep us connected through shared experiences. Through honoured Carnival traditions and exciting new opportunities, residents and visitors get to show their community spirit – to show the true Carnival spirit. As a non-profit society VWC rely on your continued support to help them achieve the vision to be leaders in community spirit and engagement, not only during Vernon Winter Carnival, but year round. vernonwintercarnival.com

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