Registration open for 2022 Funtastic slo-pitch tournament, Vernon

With the goal of hosting a successful and safe event in 2022, the Funtastic Sports Society is looking forward to the Funtastic A&W Music and Slo Pitch tournament on the July long weekend.

Registration for the slo pitch tournament is filling up. Funtastic is unique in that there are multi tournaments running simultaneously with five games tournaments and four game tournaments; with all skill levels available.

Teams can register at

The live entertainment line up is being compiled and there will be an announcement in the spring. There will be three entertaining evenings with great line ups each night with tickets being available online.

For anyone wanting to be part of the largest economic draw to Vernon on the July long weekend by volunteering, registering a team, or becoming a sponsor at all levels, please contact the Funtastic office at or call 250 558 7756.

The Funtastic Sports Society gives back to the community through sport using the funds raised at its annual event. Since 1984, the Vernon and District Funtastic Sports Society has been working to help make our community a great place to live, learn, work and play. As a result of hosting the annual fundraiser – Funtastic, the Society has been able to contribute more than $1.7 million back to the community.

Updates from Funtastic Sports Society AGM

The Funtastic Sports Society recently held its Annual General Meeting at the Vernon Curling Rink with approximately 29 people in attendance.

The meeting was chaired by President Darcy Sochan who informed the members that while the 2021 event was cancelled for the second year in a row due to the Covid 19 outbreak, the Society was able to contribute almost $7000 back to local organizations from to the success of the raffle that was held. The financials were then presented by Jason Gilbert of Fundamental Consulting which had been prepared by Steve Cousins of Sladen Moore Chartered Accountants, both Funtastic alumni.

The board of directors were voted into roles for the upcoming 2021/2022 year. Jamie Austin was voted in as the new President with Ryan McGivern as 1st Vice President and Brad Steel returning as 2nd Vice President. Newcomers Karen Sochan was voted in as Treasurer and John LaPorte takes on the secretary role. Returning to the board are Tim Reardon, Corinne Buller, David Scarlatescu, Pam Condie and Peter Kaz who all welcome newcomer Craig Baker. The board wishes to thank the directors who are not returning this year, for their time and dedications towards to the Society.

Akbal Mund and Diana Williamson will continue sharing the management positions.

President Jamie Austin said: I am grateful for the opportunity to step in as president this year and are hopeful that we will succeed in hosting a successful event in 2022.

The board and management team will be attending their annual retreat to brainstorm for the upcoming year. Expect to see changes that will be implemented to keep our ball players, music enthusiasts and volunteers all safe while maintaining the spirit of what Funtastic is all about.


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