The Vernon Public Art Gallery has some great exhibitions running this Winter.

Current exhibitions running through to March 10, 2011 include: RB Wainwright: Derams, Symbols and My Art Dermagraphics: The Art of Tattoo Design UBCO Advanced Printmaking Proof Positive

Vernon Public Art Gallery
3228 31st Avenue
Vernon, BC Canada V1T 2H3   [ map ]

Phone: 250-545-3173

Topham Brown Gallery
January 6 – March 4


  R.B. Wainwright, A Hidden Agenda

 Senior Sechelt, BC-based Canadian artist Robert Barry Wainwright will present a body of paintings based on the understanding of psychosomatics and a psychoanalytical study of dreams. Wainwright uses figurative, abstract and symbolic imagery in order to construct surrealistic narratives that reflect the human condition explored through symbols, both appropriated and invented, in order to exemplify the existential nature of human experience.

Caroline Galbraith Gallery & Up-Front Gallery
January 6 – March 10


  Rob Jobe, Tiger


This exhibition will be created by seven tattoo artists all of whom are involved in developing and creating original designs intended to be executed as permanent bodily adornments. The exhibition will feature drawings and paintings that will document the processes of actual design development.

Featuring Artwork by:

Dave Allen, Sugar Shack Tattoo, Kincardine, ON
Dustin Kroetsch, Five Fathoms Tattoo, Vernon, BC
Rob Jobe, Pinz Tattoo, Salmon Arm, BC
Ryan Halter, Dutchman Tattoo, Burnaby, BC
Nick Matovich, Sanitary Electric Tattoo, Vancouver, BC
Brian Joubert, Five Fathoms Tattoo, Vernon, BC
Benny Hannya, Five Fathoms Tattoo, Vernon, BC

Community Gallery
January 6 – March 10


  Becky Parisotto, Flaud


In collaboration with the instructors in the Faculty of Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan, the Gallery will present a group exhibition of artwork created by students enrolled in the advanced printmaking studio courses.

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The 30th “Over the Hill Down Hill”

The Details

Feb. 7 to 10, 2011

Over The Hill Downhill Speed Camps:
• One-day camp: $90
• 4 day camp: $250

To register or for more information contact the Snowsport School 
at or 250-558-6065    

Feb. 11 to Feb. 13

30TH and Final Over The Hill Downhill presented by Canaccord Wealth Management

Teams should have four members and at least one female. Your total “team age” will determine what group you are in. 

Age categories: 225+, 190 -224,155-189,120-154.

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Castle on the Mountain is #1 with Trip Advisor for Vernon BC!



Castle on the Mountain, Vernon, Okanagan Valley
Traveler Reviews for Castle on the Mountain

 Castle on the Mountain

 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:5.0 of 5 stars

Based on 49 traveler reviews

 TripAdvisor Popularity Index: #1 of 14 B&Bs in Vernon

Most Recent Traveler Reviews:

  • Nov 23, 2010: “Like staying home, but with a better…”
  • Oct 15, 2010: “Perfect”
  • Sep 22, 2010: “Lovely Bed and Breakfast with Charming Innkeepers”
  • Sep 4, 2010: “coziest place I have ever stayed”
  • Aug 22, 2010: “Absolutely Marvellous”




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A few Local Attractions nearby.

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Ski Tuning at Castle on the Mountain.

Do you need your Down Hill or Cross Country skis tuned or a base repair? If you are a guest at Castle on the Mountain we can take care of it for you (and even if you are not a guest). We have great rates on Hot Waxing, Liquid Waxing, Edge sharpening and Base repairs.

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The Viennese Waltz comes to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra: Viennese Waltz

Sunday, January 23 2011 – 7:00pm
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

$47 Adult
$41 Senior
$21 Student/Child

Buy Tickets Now

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra: Viennese Waltz

The UBC Opera Ensemble, with director Nancy Hermiston, joins the Okanagan Symphony in a show that celebrates melody and romance in works by Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar and friends.

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The 2011 World Masters starts soon at Sovereign Lake.


The Competition

The Sparking Hill Masters World Cup is a World Masters Association (WMA) and FIS sanctioned race.  The masters world cup is truly unique since the only qualification required is that you be over the age of 30 and have the desire to participate. Registraton requires confirmation of membership in a national Masters Ski Association.  “Racers” range from recreational participants just seeing if they can make the distance to those who are there going for the gold. This range of ability and goals creates an atmosphere that would be hard to match at any other cross country ski event. Each participant has the opportunity to participate in up to 3 races of varying length as well as the opportunity to represent their country as part of a 4 person relay team.  The races will follow modified rules approved by the WMA.  See the WMA web site for complete competition rules.  All races are mass start by age category with 20 start lanes. 


REGISTER EARLY!  Registration deadline will be in the month prior to the competition  NO LATE REGISTRATIONS will be accepted.  Registration requires confirmation of membership in a National Masters Ski Association.  Since confirmation can take some time do not delay in registering with your national association. (Canadian masters can conveniently renew/join the Canadian Master Association together with registration to this event or the Canadian Masters Ski Association can be found at  There is only one fee for this event whether you chose to enter for one, two or  three races.    The entry fee is Euro 160 or equivalent in Canadian dollars.  The race fee also incudes banquet ticket, bus-shuttle services and relay entry if you are chosen to compete for your country.  The relay consists of 4 legs of 5 km – first two classic, last two free technique.  Each country may enter only one team in each age class – Country teams will be selected by the country national director in the days before the relay competition.    This is a chance to cheer for your nation if you are not selected as a participant.

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Silver Star 75 cross country ski challenge Jan 23rd 2011 at 8am


This is North America’s longest Cross Country Ski Challenge! Join your friends, family and/or colleagues to ski the 75 kms or take on 30 kms as a soloist. The 7.5 km loop allows for teams of 2, 5 or 10 skiers. The loop winds its way through the forest providing beautiful mountain vistas. It will be a great day for everyone and best of all – have fun!

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain, BC Canada    [ map ]

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Long term rental discounts at Castle on the Mountain.

Yes it’s true the longer you stay the less you pay upto 40% off of our standard rates.

Please visit our website for details on all our accommodations

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Night Skiing and Fireworks, Friday nights at Silver Star!


$5 Night Skiing$5 Night Skiing Runs from Jan. 7 to March 19, 2011

It’s the best deal you will find on a Friday and Saturday night! Silver Star’s $5 Night Skiing offers the most fun you can have on skis or a snowboard for just $5!

Lift tickets are just $5.
Regular ski and snowboard rentals are only $10, (does not include high performance rentals).

At Silver Star, come warm up around the bonfire in the centre of the Village beginning at 3:30 p.m. Then head to the Summit and Silver Queen Chairs between 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. to experience four kilometres of amazing night skiing terrain. Don’t forget to stick around for the fireworks afterward. Silver Star also features a $5 dinner special at the Town Hall!

Remember these fantastic numbers.

$5 for a lift ticket

$10 for regular ski & snowboard rentals

$5 for a dinner special in Town Hall

Must bring a credit card for rentals




Some Helpful Tips For Night Skiing

1. Arrive with plenty of time to spare. – It will take you between 15 and 30 minutes to get your rental equipment dialed up.

2. Road Conditions – Be aware that you will experience different road conditions on Silver Star Road and allow yourself time for a safe trip up and down the mountain.

3. Dress Appropriately – Do the best you can to bring winter outerwear. That means waterproof pants and jacket.

4. Dress Warmly – Be aware that the temperature usually drops in the evenings; that means the best way to stay warm is to wear layers.

5. Bring ID For rental equipment you will need a credit card and photo ID for security.

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The 51st Vernon Winter Carnival is coming!

Vernon Winter Carnival - Cooking with Carnival

The 4th to the 13th of Feburary 2011.


  • online:
  • Over the phone – 250-545-2236
  • In the office: 3401- 35th Ave, Vernon


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Great news, locals get discounts at Silver Star Mountain.

Local Adults Save

Being a grown up living in the Okanagan has its perks.

Now, when local ADULTS aged 19 through 64 show a valid *Okanagan driver’s license between Monday to Friday, they receive $10 off when they purchase a regular priced Adult single-day lift ticket at the Silver Star ticket window.

Show us your valid *Okanagan driver’s license and we’ll knock of $10** from one of the following three ticket options:

• ADULT Single Day ($61 after discount)
• ADULT Single Day/Night $66 after discount)
• ADULT Single Afternoon/Night ($61 after discount)

*Okanagan/Shuswap residents from Salmon Arm to Penticton.

**Valid Monday to Friday
Not valid on afternoon lift tickets.
Not valid with any other offer.

visit for full details

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Welcome all to the Castle on the mountain blog.

Castle on the Mountain, Vernon , BC

This is the first blog from Castle on the Mountain, we are looking forward to keeping you up todate with everything that is going on here on Silver Star Mountain.

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