The Funtastic Sports Society is getting the ball rolling on its 35th annual sports and music festival in 2019.
Ryan McGiverin has been appointed president of the non profit group, which held its annual general meeting this week.
“I look forward to working with the board to build on the successes of last year and using the profits to donate back into the sporting community in Vernon and area,“ says McGiverin, whose father Bill is a former president of the society.
Darcy Sochan is 1st Vice President, Jamie Austin is 2nd Vice President, Greg Wutzke returns as Secretary and newcomer Nik Vischschraper takes on the Treasurer position.
Other board members are Tim Reardon, Brad Steel, Corinne Buller, Devin Drader and Bryan Quint.
Akbal Mund and Diana Williamson will continue to share the manager position that was created last year.
With the 2018 event being called a “financial success,” the board has approved the continuance of the community grant program and plans are now in motion to make that happen.
Notification will be announced within the next month.
Registration for the 35th annual slo pitch tournament on the Canada Day long weekend is picking up with slots filling up fast.
“Funtastic is unique in that there are multi tournaments running simultaneously with 5 games tournaments and 4 game tournaments; with all skill levels available,” says Williamson.
The live entertainment line up is being compiled with an announcement in the spring on the bands that will be performing.
For anyone wanting to be part of the event on the July long weekend by volunteering, registering a team, or becoming a sponsor at all levels, please contact the Funtastic office
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250 558 7756.