WELCOME TO FUNTASTIC 2015!
June 26th to June 29th
Canada's Biggest Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival
The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Cleats On!!!
Funtastic: Canada’s largest slo-pitch tournament announces 2015 Band Line up
Vernon & District Funtastic Sports Society is ecstatic to announce their bands for the 2015 Save On Foods Funtastic slo-pitch tournament from June 26th to June 29th. The annual A & W Music Festival is an integral component of Funtastic presented each evening from June 26th to June 28th of the tournament drawing up to 6000 patrons an evening.
Headliners are: “Bif Naked” opening night Friday; “BC/DC” (AC/DC), “The Nightrain” (Guns “n’ Roses) and “Leggz (ZZ Top)” for Tribute Night Saturday, culminating on Sunday night with “Moist”. Getting everyone in the mood will be feature bands “The Goods” and C&W band "Hog Wild" starting the Friday night music. “The Dirt”, Shawn Lightfoot Band” and “The Young ‘uns”will charge up Sunday night.
A&W music festival tickets go on sale May 11th at Funtastic’s office at 3401-35th Ave. Vernon or online at http://funtasticsports.ca , or at the beverage garden ticket office near the ball diamonds during Funtastic. Tickets are available as a $25 daily pass or a $50 weekend pass for all 3 days of the music festival. No minors, please.
The A&W music festival is held on the DND (Department of National Defence) grounds off highway 97S, on the South end of Vernon, in the beverage garden starting at 7:00pm each evening. Please go to http://funtasticsports.ca to view bios for the bands or to our social media site on Facebook.
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Remember back in the early 1980's, the average NHL'er was earning just over $100k, a MacIntosh was still edible and only birds tweeted. There was the Rubik’s Cube rage, big hair bands and music hits included- Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid, Ghostbusters, or how about Careless Whisper...that was 1984. It was also that time when a group of slo-pitch players in Vernon started a slo-pitch tournament – and Funtastic was born.
It was 1984 when Okanagan Springs Brewery was born as well and coincidently, 55 teams played the first ever Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and $610 was raised for Special Olympics. Now 30 years later, the tournament sells out at capacity of 216 teams and more than $1.5 million has been raised for our communities.
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Congratulations to Dix and Chix from Vernon!
For the 2015 grand prize of an $3700 houseboat vacation courtesy of our great friends and our sponsor- Waterway Houseboats, Check out www.waterwayhouseboats.com for more information….This draw was taken from all the teams pre-registered and paid in full at Funtastic 2014.
AND THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 SAVE-ON-FOODS FUNTASTIC SLO-PITCH TOURNAMENT DIVISIONS ARE:
Acutruss Division A: Rockford Peaches
Capri Insurance Division B: Cope Sluggers
Modu-Loc Division C: Chicken Warriors
Cobbett Office Division D: Trojan Warriors
Subway Division E: Clockwork Angels
Westjet Division F: Sex Kittens
Electric Paper Company Division G: No Fear for Beer
Sunshine Autographics Division H: The Moes
Britco Division I: Team Sexy
Nor-Val Rentals Division J: The Ravens
SunFM Division K: S#!
The main festival grounds are located 2 km south of Vernon on Hwy 97.
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The A&W Funtastic Music Festival continues to get better with age, and this year the festival will celebrate its 30th birthday June 27-June 30, 2014.
The A&W Funtastic Music Festival is an open air festival for all general admission ticket holders. That means everyone at Funtastic has equal opportunity to get up to the front of the stage or just hang back to get the full festival effect.
And...our great friend and our sponsor- Waterway Houseboats, has a fabulous deal for those who want to take a houseboat vacation while in the area... Check out www.waterwayhouseboats.com for more information….
Canada's Greatest Slo-Pitch Tournament & Music Festival
Each year the Funtastic Sports Society hosts Canada's largest slo-pitch tournament and music festival. As a non-profit organization, all funds raised by Funtastic are used to support sport and recreation in the community.
Since 1984, the Vernon and District Funtastic Sports Society has been working to help make our community a great best 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 $1.5 million back to the community.
We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of residents by advocating for active lifestyles, the opportunity to enjoy all sports, partnering with and funding community initiatives and fostering athletic participation.
We don't do this alone. While we are a registered non-profit organization, we do not receive any government funding to fulfill our mission. Instead we host an annual fundraiser- Canada's largest slo-pitch tournament and music festival and we're supported by an amazing group of individuals - our 525 volunteers. Each year the Funtastic event brings approximately $4.5 million in direct economic benefit to the local business community.
We thank our many partners including 120 local business sponsors, local government agencies and local community groups who help us each year host the Funtastic Sport & Music Festival.
Vision Statement - Building a Better Community Through Sport
Value Statement- Respect, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork and Commitment
Tell us about your Funtastic Experience. Your comments go directly to the executive director of the Vernon & District Funtastic Sports Society.
The Funtastic Slo-Pitch & Music Festival application for vendors will open in January 2015. Funtastic has a limited number of vendor vacancies each year. Many of our vendors return year after year causing us to have a very low turnover rate. Please contact the office if you would like more information or questions answered on how you can become a vendor in 2015.
Volunteers... Want to volunteer? Come on board and join us in hosting the biggest sports event in the Okanagan valley.
Simply go to the Volunteer page, check out what's involved and email the office.
Funtastic Sports Society offers an amazing opportunity for sponsorship. As the largest event of its kind in Canada, we pride ourselves on the many outstanding assets in which to invest. As a not-for-profit organization, we keep your interests top-of-mind and will work with you to ensure your goals are achieved.
With annual support of 120 partners, the Funtastic Sports Society is able to present the finest in experiences for our visitors. We value and appreciate the support these sponsors provide for our tournament and special events.