2017 Community Grant Applications

We are happy to announce that we will be accepting applications for our Community Grant starting on January 30th, 2017 at 6:00am!

If your sports club or organization is in need of capital to help fund costs for equipment or operations, we invite you to apply for this year’s grant. On January 30th, you will be able to apply online by visiting the Community Grant page on our website.

Last year, we were happy to give back to the following organizations: Cherryville Community Club, European Football Club, NONA, Okanagan Stand-Up Paddle Board, Schubert Centre Society, Silver Star Freestyle Club, Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, Spinal Cord BC, Vernon Figure Skating Club, Vernon Lawn Bowling Club, Vernon Minor Football Association, Vernon Soccer Association, and Vernon Tennis Association.

Thank You For a Great 2016 Tournament and Festival!

We at Funtastic would like to thank you to all those who participated in our 2016 Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament, and all who attended the A&W Music Festival this year. We’d also like to thank our amazing volunteers and sponsors who make this amazing event possible every year! 2016 was a huge success and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Speaking of next year…2017 registration is now open, so register now to get the best slot! We can’t wait to see you again!

2016 Lineup Released

This year’s music festival will be held on Thursday, June 30th, Friday, July 1st, and Saturday, July 2nd. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our full lineup for 2016 has been released! Headlining this year’s event are Canadian rock legends Big Sugar and Platinum Blonde, with tribute acts The Hip Show and U4. We will also have a wide range of local talent from the Young’uns, Hog Wild Band, Cosmic Brew, the Dirt, Dirt Road Kings, and the Shawn Lightfoot Band! You will not want to miss out on this year!

Tickets are now available online through Ticketfly. Be sure to get yours today!

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2016 Community Grant Applications are Now Open!

In keeping with our mission of “Building a Better Community through Sport, The Funtastic Sports Society invites qualifying community groups to submit applications, available online via our website.

Visit the Community Grant Page

Funtastic is proud to be able to support local sports organizations through grants that cover such things as equipment and capital costs for sports related activities.

This year marks the 32nd year that Funtastic has contributed back to the community through its donations and grant program which has totalled $1.7M. Applications will be accepted until Friday March 4, 2016.

The purpose of the Funtastic Community Investment Grant is to provide financial support to non-profit sport, recreation, and community organizations of a sport nature serving the Greater Vernon region. Successful applicants will benefit from the Community Grant program with an emphasis on projects that will continue to support the growth of sport and recreation in the region.

In 2015 the Funtastic Community Investment Grant program distributed $30,000 to 10 recipients in summer and winter sports encompassing sports field development, equipment purchases, sports programs and physically challenged support program development.

Our Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and the Music Festival showcases our community’s volunteer spirit and highlights Vernon’s exceptional weather, recreation areas, sports fields, and accommodations which encourages participants to return each year to the benefit of local businesses. It is the #1 economic driver of the North Okanagan for the summer months. The 2016 Funtastic Event is from June 30 hto July 3rd. With the music festival running evenings of Thurs June 30, Fri July 1, and Sat July 2.

Please contact Tony Pallas, Executive Director of Funtastic Sports Society, at (250-558-7756) or office@funtastic.org with any questions or for any further clarification.

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 tohttp://funtasticsports.ca to view bios for the bands or to our social media site on Facebook.