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Vegreville’s First Annual Toy Run kicks off season of giving

Vegreville Christmas Bureau with executive and its volunteers beside the Old Scool Diner. They were the lucky recipients of a massive load of toys donated by the community during the first annual Vegreville Toy Run, organized by Jean Guy Fontaine of Shear Brilliance Pet Grooming and Supplies. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier You can’t judge a motorcycle rider by their image. Vegreville Motorcycle Riders and other riders from Saskatchewan, British Columbia and across Alberta drove their kind hearts to many locations during Vegreville’s 1st Annual Toy Run on September 13, spearheaded by Jean Guy Fontaine of Shear Brilliance Pet Grooming and Supplies in downtown Vegreville. “Motorcycle riders always put their hands in their pockets to help others. It

cost these riders a lot of money in gas, food and motel rooms and they don’t ask for anything in return. They just want to help out kids through the Christmas Bureau. They also donated expensive toys for this ride.” Fontaine said. The President for the Vegreville Motorcycle Riders Club, Fontaine’s been riding for charity for 32 years by way of being in at the first mile ever made with Edmonton’s Toy Run. “I have three daughters who CONTINUED TO PAGE 10

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Cops put brakes on dangerous driver Vegreville RCMP Vegreville RCMP and Community Peace officers were kept busy over the last week by a motorist who decided that the requirement to stop for police did not apply to him. On Sunday September 6, 2015 a 37 year old man from Mundare, Alberta and his 1990 Blue Isuzu pickup truck were seen driving in the town of Mundare. The truck was very familiar to police as a salvage vehicle which could not be registered or insured, and was not safe to be on the road. When RCMP attempted to pull the truck over he refused to stop. Due to the potential risk to the public RCMP chose to not pursue the truck within the town. Later that afternoon the truck again failed to stop for another RCMP officer who was attempting to pull it over for the same reasons. Two days later the truck again failed to stop for a Community Peace Officer. The truck was then seen driving again in the evening of September 8, 2015 near Mundare. This time police followed the truck to an isolated rural area where RCMP set up a roadblock on a gravel road. Upon the truck approaching the roadblock he appeared to slow down as if to stop. Instead, he decided to drive through the ditch, then a field and went around the roadblock. RCMP followed and

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attempted to stop the truck for another 3 miles with it still refusing to stop. When the truck approached the next roadblock he turned around in the middle of the road and came back towards the following officers. When officers tried to block his escape the suspect vehicle collided with the front of an RCMP car while driving through the ditch again and evaded capture. Luckily the damage was minor and nobody was injured. The next morning on September 9 RCMP located the driver of the truck near his residence in Mundare. This time he fled on foot and RCMP gave chase. The male broke into a nearby home where a female resident was home alone at the time. Officers located the suspect in the garage of the house where he then broke the door and ran from police again. RCMP caught up to the suspect a short distance away where he turned and came towards officers in a threatening manner. Pepper spray was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody after resisting arrest. 37 year old Istvan (Steven) Bela Bartok of Mundare, Alberta is currently in police custody. Bartok is facing 27 charges pertaining to these matters and is very familiar to RCMP and Peace Officers in the area. He made his first appearance in Vegreville Provincial Court on September 14.

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Decoration Day Service began with a color party marching in a parade to the Field of Honor at Riverside Cemetery on September 13. The event honours those who served in the military and returned home to contribute after the wars, but have since passed on. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

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REA members reach out We are concerned Lakeland REA members We are writing because we are concerned with some of the information the Lakeland REA Board sent to members in August. As members of the REA, we wanted to get the facts straight, so we did our homework. It appears to us information the Board is giving out seems to be false. It concerns us that the Board is calling ATCO Electric’s purchase offer a “hostile takeover” attempt. As members, it’s up to us to let the Board know what we would like to do with the assets we own. So we’d like to make up our own mind on the future of our REA. Why did the LREA Board refuse the purchase offer from ATCO without letting other member see it first? We have a right to know all our options. The Board also claimed that ATCO did not have the ‘necessary information to formulate a fair purchase offer.’ We’d like have the opportunity to ask some questions and to make up our own mind about that, too. ATCO has stated that if there was anything missed, they would review and adjust their offer; that seems fair and reasonable to us. The Board also claimed that there are other ‘inherent values’ that were not captured in the purchase offer. Things like ‘compensation for the loss of utility right of way ownership’, the ‘value of the infrastructure’ that Lakeland REA owns, and the ‘top-notch condition’ the REA is in because of ‘diligent operations and maintenance’. So here are just some of the things we’d like answers to: What difference would it make if it was Lakeland REA staff or ATCO Electric staff to access a right of way to conduct system repairs and maintenance? In terms of infrastructure, we’d like to know exactly what the Board is referring to. Things like equipment and

september 16, 2015 office supplies? We don’t think that’s part of the offer. How can our REA be in top-notch condition when we don’t even have a standard pole maintenance program in place? The Board also tried to scare us by saying we’d be losing an office in the center of Lakeland REA. We don’t see that as being an issue when Lakeland REA has only five servicemen based in the area, and ATCO Electric has 5 servicemen in Vegreville & Two Hills, 5 in Vermilion, 3 in Smoky Lake, 5 in St. Paul and access to more than 100 service staff throughout the area. Not only that but we made some calls and asked some more questions and found out that their main hub for monitoring the entire transmission and distribution system is right in Vegreville. While we can appreciate all the hard work and dedication it took to build and run the REA and fully support the legacy of what they have built over the last 65 years, we think it’s time we look to the future. This doesn’t mean sell or not sell, it just means if we all speak up and inform ourselves and make our opinion clear then the REA will truly be moving in the direction the membership wishes to go – not the Board. We hope that you’ll take the time to do your homework, too - ask questions of the Board and hold them accountable for providing us with honest and timely information. We can choose to accept or decline ATCO Electric’s offer, but it is our right as members to make that decision. Sincerely, Laura Malcolm

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KidSport had a booth at the Fall Registration Night.This program is so essential because it was noted that one out of every three children would not have the financial means to participate in sports without it. (Far right) Derek (Chair) and Leanne Christensen,Volunteers- Joel Right and children volunteers (in no particular order) Cole, Sophie and MacKenzie. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Registration night Rosanne Fortier Organizations had an opportunity to be seen and to show what programs they offer on September 9 at Vegreville’s Fall Registration Night at Vegreville Social Centre. “People gain so much by participating in activities during the fall/winter months. They stay physically active, get to socialize, gain a sense of com-

munity and get out of the house,” Megan Soldan, Assistant Manager for Recreation, Culture and Facilities said. “We have a lot of citizens attending this night and many organizations showing what they offer.” The programs represented at registration night included Brendan Barkwell, who teaches music lessons, Drea Lee Dance, Fiddlin’ Kiddlins,

Many citizens of all ages explore Vegreville Fall Registration Night at Vegreville Social Centre on September 9. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

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Kinette Club of Vegreville’s Terry Fox Run on September 20 was one of the booths at Vegreville Fall Registration Night. There is no entry fee and particpants can walk, run, bike and wheel. (Left to right) Danielle Hanson, Cynthia Baxandall. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Georgina’s Academy of Dance, Heart’N Sew’L School of Sewing, Kids Klub (Vegreville United Church), KidSport Vegreville, Little Mozart’s School of Music, Mundare Pond Hockey, Red Jade Martial Arts, Scouts Canada, Sopilka School of Ukrainian Dance, Sugar n Spice, Trills Music Studio, Vegreville 4-H Beef Club, Vegreville 4-H Multi-Club, Vegreville 5-Pin Bowling, Vegreville & Area Parent Link Centre, Vegreville Alliance Church: AWANA and Cornerstone, Vegreville and District

Youth Curling, Vegreville Girl Guides, VegMin Learning Society, Vegreville Minor Soccer Association, Vegreville School of Ballet, Vegreville School of Ukrainian Dance-Promin Dancers, Vegreville Skating Club, Vegreville Preschool Association, Vegreville Wildlife Federation, Vegreville Youth Basketball, Vegreville Youth Ensemble, Wendy Brook Music Festival, Whitney World of Driving. Various agencies were also on hand fundraising or promoting awareness of their organization.


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90 Years Ago – September 16, 1925 Shipments of cattle from Canada to Great Britain during July, 1925, were in excess of the same month last year according to the monthly report of the Federal Department of Agriculture. The total shipments for the first seven months of the calendar year shoe an increase of over 10,000 head, when compared with the same period last year. Beef exports were increased from 11,770,000 pounds to 14,897,000 pounds; bacon and hams from 63,049,000 pounds to 73,743,000 pounds; Pork from 51,180,000 pounds to 10,811,000 pounds; and mutton and lamb from 94,100 pounds to 398,000 pounds. Straight grain farming, or wheat mining as it is called in Western Canada, is gradually but surely becoming a thing of the past in the three prairie provinces. Almost every farmer in the west today has at least a few pigs, cows or poultry, and some sort of a vegetable garden from which he secures food not only for himself and family, but also sufficient returns to look after his current expenses on a cash basis.

75 Years Ago – September 11, 1940 George Verenka, who makes his home at St. Paul is now in the Vegreville district working at the harvest and limbering up his muscles for anticipated boxing matches later on. He claims the middleweight and heavyweight championships for this part of Alberta. A glance at the thermometer at 5:30 on Monday morning of this week revealed that the mercury had slipped to 28 degrees or 4 degrees of frost. That the thermometer was reasonably correct was proved by a heavy coating of hoar frost on roofs and other surfaces to which frost clings, as well as by some ice formed in shallow pans. After all, killing frosts have kept away very well this year and the one on Monday morning did little or no damage except to tender vegetables and flowers which promptly curled up and died. Field crops cannot be damaged at this time of the year, since they are ripe and for the most part cut and in stock. Mr. Bernie Kirkland and Mr. Joe Coombs, of Ryley, left last week having joined the Montreal Survey Battalion. Mr. Schang Halbern and Mr. Martin Finseth joined the Southern Alberta regiment and are in training.

50 Years Ago - September 16, 1965 At the beginning of September David Kulmatycki took over the responsibilities of Recreation Director in Vegreville. A local boy, David has taken a keen interest in sporting activities and, of course this line of endeavor will be his major work with the department. He has completed two years training at the provincial government sponsored leadership school at Camrose. In future years he hopes to keep up his studies in recreation leadership which will lead to the offering of a broader program in Vegreville. The new Farm Credit Office in the Professional Building in Vegreville was officially opened on Saturday, September 11th, with a reception at the office for employees of the Farm Credit Corporation and their guests. The Vegreville office is one of five located in Zone 3, with Sector headquarters at Wetaskiwin. Four ladies entered the hose laying competition at Sherwood Park on Saturday, September 4th, and placed second in the competition, just 1/5 of a second off the winning time. The ladies that mastered the hose were: June Bakala, Jennie Knydyk, Joyce Dowhaniuk and Alice Field, all of Vegreville. A recent arrival in Vegreville is Fred Trofanenko and family formerly of Picture Butte, Alberta. Mr. Trofanenko has accepted the position of secretary-treasurer of the County of Minburn in the town.

25 Years Ago – September 11, 1990 The Vegreville Health Unit and the provincial government are taking a new initiative to AIDS education. The project is called AIDS Awareness initiative and is designed to educate Alberta’s junior and senior high school students through the use of creating AIDS exhibits. The Gordon Ziegler family was selected to be honored at Edmonton’s Klondike Days this year. The Ziegler family was honored under the Farm Family of the Year program, which is designated to recognize the value of agriculture and the farm family in northern Alberta. Vegreville schools enrolment figures have changed very little this year form last year. The Vegreville Composite High School has 180 students; A.L. Horton Junior High has 180 Students; Peter Svarich Elementary is at 168 and Queen Elizabeth School is 167. Suzanne Shulist, the kingergarten teacher at St. Martin’s school for 1990-91, is a new comer to the Vegreville area but is enthusiastic about fitting into the community. Fluently bilingual, Suzanne was born in Arvida, Quebec, and graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1987, with a B.Ed. degree majoring in early childhood education.

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Jez and Bernie Gwynne Dyer Jeremy “Jez” Corbyn and Bernie Sanders are very much alike, and so are their ambitions. Corbyn wants to lead Britain’s Labour Party into the next election and become prime minister; Sanders wants to win the Democratic Party nomination and become the next president of the United States. And then each man plans to turn his country sharply to the left. To the vast surprise of practically everybody, Corbyn has just achieved the first stage of his master plan: on Saturday, he became the leader of the Labour Party. When he entered the leadership contest, the bookmakers were quoting odds of 200to-one against him, but he ended up winning the leadership by a landslide. Senator Sanders was also seen as a complete no-hoper when he threw his hat into the ring: 74 years old (Corbyn is 66), no money and no well-honed political machine behind him (ditto), and far too left-wing to win the Democratic

Party’s presidential nomination, let alone the presidency. But something unexpected is also happening with Sanders’s campaign. Most people assumed that the nomination was Hillary Clinton’s for the asking, but then Sanders began to creep up on her, especially in the two states where the first primaries will be held, New Hampshire and Iowa. The last three polls show Sanders leading Clinton in New Hampshire by an average margin of 7.5 percent, and he is now one percent ahead in Iowa too. Sanders is not as far left as Corbyn, of course. No elected US politician is as far left as Corbyn, who promises to nationalize the railways and energy companies, bring back rent controls, raise taxes on high earners, impose an arms embargo on Israel, and get rid of Britain’s nuclear weapons. Bernie Sanders, by contrast, lives in the United States, where many people regard “democratic socialism” as akin to devil worship. He favours universal healthcare funded by taxes (supported by all parties in Britain) and publicly funded elections with strict limits on corporate donations (ditto), and he too advocates free higher education and higher taxes on the rich. That’s as far as he goes, but he’s as far left within the American political spectrum (which doesn’t extend very far in

that direction) as Corbyn is within the broader British spectrum. Could he really pull off a Corbyn-style upset and win the Democratic nomination? He could if Hillary Clinton’s current stumbles end in a big fall in her support. Last week’s opinion polls revealed that she had lost her lead over her two likeliest Republican opponents in next year’s presidential election, Jeb Bush or Ben Carson – and even Donald Trump was drawing level with her. If Clinton fades, Sanders would have a good shot at the nomination: the odds against him are already a good deal shorter than 200-to-one. Whether he could actually win the presidency is a different question. The professional pundits and pollsters in the United States say no, because he’s too far from the mainstream. Sanders just points to the despair that grips so many middle-class Americans as the rich get ever richer and their own living standards stagnate. “Don’t let anybody tell you that we’re radical, that we’re outside the mainstream. We are the mainstream.” He could be right: it’s the same despair with business as usual that has pushed Donald Trump out in front of the Republican nomination race. And that would be something, wouldn’t it? Bernie Sanders vs. Donald Trump for the presidency. At last Americans get a real choice. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Conservative Support for Small Businesses

On September 9th,flanked by supporters,Federal Conservative Candidate Shannon Stubbs opened her campaign office in Two Hills.

Shannon Stubbs Campaign Submitted During the third week of October, residents in Lakeland will once again celebrate Small Business Week. Every year, towns, villages and cities across Canada dedicate a special week to local businesses that support and benefit their communities, and also contribute to the economic prosperity for the entire country. The difference this year is the federal election and what each political party has promised to support the small business community. On October 19th, business owners and consumers will decide which party they want to steward the economy for the next four years. While we know the NDP’s position has been, and always will be, to hike taxes and red tape, the recent commentary by the Liberal leader is worrisome and makes this election issue even more pressing. Justin Trudeau blasted small business owners by not only hinting that the Liberals will increase their tax rates, but also stating “We have to know that a large percentage of small businesses are actually just ways for wealthier Canadians to save on their taxes.” This statement is shocking. We do know that Justin thinks budgets ‘balance themselves’ and that the economy should be grown from ‘the heart outwards’, and now it is clear he doesn’t support small businesses. The federal Conservatives, on the other hand, know that small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and provide jobs for ninety percent of private sector employees. Currently, Canada is a world leader in reducing the red tape burden and creating a more predictable environment for small businesses to grow and succeed. Our federal Conservative government has cut unnecessary regulatory red tape so that small businesses and entrepreneurs can spend more time serving Canadian consumers and less time on checking bureaucratic boxes. To date, we have saved Canadian businesses more than $32 million in administrative burden each year, as well as 750,000 hours in time spent dealing with red tape, all while maintaining high standards for safety and protection. A reelected Conservative

government will further cut the red tape burden by 20 percent. Working with small business groups like the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), our Conservative Government froze EI premiums until 2017. A re-elected Conservative government will lower the EI premium rate by 21 percent by 2017. Every business in Canada and every working Canadian who pays into Employment Insurance will benefit from this payroll tax cut. It is esti-

productive, our Government has also brought in the largest tax rate cut for small businesses in more than 25

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mated that the savings from this rate reduction will benefit over 16 million Canadians, including about 2.6 million Canadians who pay no federal income tax. This adds up to real help for small businesses and consumers. In addition to helping small businesses be more

years. Our low-tax plan is helping create jobs and helping grow Canada’s economy. The NDP and Liberals have both said they will increase taxes, including increases to payroll taxes. The federal Conservatives believe workers should have more take home pay and that our low tax approach helps businesses expand and provide more jobs for families, friends and neighbours. In addition to appreciating the businesses in your community during Small Business Week October 19-23, consider which party has the best plan for you, your family and your community. Vote for that plan on October 19.


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Flexible learning could cut dropout rates Cam Oulten Troy Media Back-to-school season is upon us, again. Those of us who thrived in

(or at least survived) our own educational experiences tend to wax nostalgic at this time of year. Whether you are a student, parent or a teacher, this time of year evokes feelings of excitement, hopefulness, anticipation, and perhaps, anxiety. I am no exception as I reflect on my educational journey and the gifts that it has provided me. I have been profoundly deaf since the age of three. As a deaf child, the best thing that happened to me was

being included in regular classes at Scott Robertson School in Edmonton Public in the 1960s. I was invited in, even though I learned in a different way than my classmates. I learned with the aid of technology (in 1965!) through a large hearing aid bolted to my desk with a set of headphones that may have been salvaged from a Second World War bomber. Flexible learning a 21st century reality Because I was included, I wanted to include others, so I became a special education teacher. In my opinion phasing out the ‘Opportunity Room’ - the room that iso-

lated so many children with different learning needs - is one of the best things to happen in education. I am sure that every September each student thinks, “This year is going to be different, this is going to be my year.” While I hope this is true for all students, the drop-out rate alone tells us otherwise. What can we do for 20 per cent of our young people who do not feel included and so drop out of school before graduation? The traditional image of education is still safely ensconced in the 1950s. Meanwhile, advanced digital technology and the diverse learning needs of today’s students are 21st century realities. When the two meet - that is, when most people understand that apps and tablets are as much a part of modern learning as textbooks more students will be engaged and


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feel included. More students will have the chance to be successful. As the associate superintendent at Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC), I want to help make sure that the same inclusive philosophy that I benefited from is applied to the many barriers that still exist for children in education.

But because we still leave 20 per cent of students behind, I want to encourage teachers, learners, parents - indeed all Albertans who have a stake in educational success - to recognize, value, and take advantage of our 21st century capabilities. Cam Oulton is Assistant Superintendent of Alberta Distance

Learning Centre, which serves students from grades 1-12 across the province with over 60,000 course enrollments in the current year.

What barriers? First, there are the ones of ability and prior accomplishment, both for those who would like to work ahead, and for those who need more time and support to understand. Second, there are barriers of physical distance, age and interfering work schedules for students who have already dropped out, but who still want to take another stab at completing their diplomas. And third, there may be significant barriers caused by dated parental expectations of what school ought to look like. We have a generation of students which learns easily through digital media while living with parents whose personal experience demands the sight of a student bent over a book. Digital material can be a resource to make learning more effective. For example, learners can walk through a distant battlefield after learning from a textbook what happened on it. Together, software and the wired world provide the flexibility to enhance student potential beyond what we as parents and grandparents experienced. An example is an online version of Grade 9 Science. Some students use it to catch up, while others can get done early, and apply themselves to Grade 10 Science when they are ready, rather than when the semester system says it’s time. Consider the power of an online resource developed by ADLC called CSI Macbeth. It places the immortal stories in Shakespeare’s famous play within a modern justice-system context so today’s students can connect to it more easily. No child left behind Let me be clear that ADLC is only one source of ideas and programming in this new world of adapting school to individual needs. Many school districts have wholeheartedly embraced the potential of flexible learning under an Alberta Education framework that makes it a system-wide priority. This is a collaborative rather than a competitive effort for the benefit of A lberta students.

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Diner on vocals and guitar, Dean Erickson, on drums and Todd Hauck on bass. Santa Claus visited the children and adults alike and Chef Hogg’s Food Truck gave free fries to everyone who gave a donation to the Vegreville Food Bank. Dorinda Degagne giving out animal balloons she blew up and getting back smiles in the process. Dorinda, who moved to Vegreville recently from St. Paul has a mass the size of a grapefruit on her spine. Her seven year-old son, William had a stroke when he was in Dorinda’s womb but that doesn’t stop him from doing what he enjoys the most: helping others and giving back

are helping with this drive and my six-year-old grandson gave a brandnew Fisher-Price toy airplane. I feel by them participating, when they grow up, they might do the same thing.” The first location riders slammed their brakes on was the Wal-Mart parking lot where many citizens dropped off bags of new toys. The ride continued to the hospital, assisted living facilities and other locations in Vegreville. A spot that announced the gravity of the event was at Galleria Mall where the tunes of celebration could be heard from performances by Dave Cox, owner of Oldscool

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to his community. “Our goal is to help kids receive toys from the Christmas Bureau because this non-profit organization is always in need. There might be many children needing toys with the economy the way it is now.” Fontaine mentioned. “The whole town helped with the toy drive. Mayor Myron Hayduk, RCMP, Fire Department and three doctors joined us.” “I’m really pleased to be participating in this Toy Run because it will help less fortunate children. The fun activities should help the turn out because it becomes a social event that everyone enjoys.” One rider, Harvey Weleschuk, a member of










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Vegreville Motorcycle Riders Club said. Harvey’s been riding for 40 years. Anyone can join the Vegreville Motorcycle Riders which has 283 members. The club rides their motorcycles everywhere all summer; Vegreville, Viking, Wainwright and other areas. There are motorcycle groups all around Alberta that they join. Fontaine said local businesses have been a great supporter of the event in the months leading up to the big day. By allowing their business to be designated as a drop off, the amount of toys collected will go a long way towards making sure all families in Vegreville have an outstanding Christmas. “The businesses in town played a huge role in this, they deserve much credit for supporting it, talking about it and helping out in it,” Fontaine said.

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The first Vegreville Motorcycle Riders enter Wal-Mart’s parking lot on September 13 to take part in Vegreville 1st Annual Toy Run. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Santa Claus and Mayor Myron Hayduk with a bunch of Vegreville Motorcycle Riders and other riders beside Oldscool Diner. Mayor Hayduk rode in hauling Santa Claus with a pink Thunderbird car. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

With many motorcycle riders present and entertainment hitting every corner, Galleria Mall was a hotspot of charity during Vegreville 1st Annual Toy Run on September 13. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

The Vegreville Case Processing Center was busy collecting toys for the first annual Vegreville Toy Run, having gathered up this collection of Christmas loot. (Photo supplied)


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Toy Run photo highlights The tunes of celebration could be heard from performances by Dave Cox, owner of Oldscool Diner on vocals and guitar,Dean Erickson on drums,and Todd Hauck on bass.(Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Chef Hogg’s Food Truck gave free fries to everyone who gave a donation to Vegreville Food Bank, an act of charity they’ve been up to for a few weeks now to help the organization replenish their food stocks. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Grant Miller Motors gives to Toy Run

Dorinda Degagne was giving out animal balloons and getting smiles as she and son William met people at the first annual Vegreville Toy Run. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

The staff at Grant Miller Motors in Vegreville stand beside a pickup truck, the box of which they’ve been loading with Toy donations over the summer in support of the Vegreville Toy Run, which had its inaugural ride this past Sunday. (Photo Submitted)

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For Trustees, back to school feels much like it does for students Trina Boymook Board Chair, Elk Island Public Schools The first day back to school is always exciting for students—they find out what everyone did over the summer, reconnect with friends, meet new classmates, and start to build on what they learned from the year previous. For trustees, the first Board meeting of every school year has a similar feel. We get caught up on the progress of the division’s various projects—typically the capital and school-maintenance projects. This year, one of our most interesting updates was from our Facility Services department, which has had one of its busiest years ever with various renovation projects underway and the overseeing of a

replacement school, a modernization, and two new urban schools. At the meeting there was also a lot of energy and excitement in the air as trustees welcomed new and returning system leaders, teachers, central office staff, bus operators, and bus contractors—all of whom are setting the stage for another successful school year. Last year, the Board put a great deal of time into developing its 2015–2018 Three-Year Education Plan, which outlines three key priorities for EIPS: promote growth and success for all student; enhance high-quality learning and working environments; and enhance public education through effective engagement, partnerships, and communication. Throughout the 2015–2016 school year, the Board

will be putting plans in place to build on and implement these priorities. The upcoming year also promises to be an interesting one, filled with new opportunities and challenges. EIPS is preparing for a new provincial Education Act, expecting a new provincial budget this fall, anticipating some directional shifts within Alberta Education given the new government, and planning for added investments in capital projects to meet both the needs of our growing communities and our aging infrastructure. It’s an exciting time to be a school board trustee. Like our students, we are filled with optimism about the 2015–2016 school year!


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Canadian Tire’s Jody Peck cycles for Jumpstart

Michael Simpson Editor Jody Peck of Vegreville’s Canadian Tire has recently wrapped up her 500 km trek from Huntsville Ontario to Toronto which began on September 11 and ended on September 15. With a goal of $6000, Jody had a posted amount of $5,330 on her personal Jumpstart fundraiser page when she took to the road. “I’m really excited about the challenge I’m undertaking,” Peck told viewers to her web page. “The 2015 Jumpstart Pedal for Kids Cycling tour will help one in three Canadian families who are unable to enroll their children in sport or recreational activities as a result of financial barriers. Since inception in 2005, Jumpstart has helped over 900,000 kids participate in sports and recreational activities.” Shown in this photo is Jody and fellow riders Jada from the St. Paul Marks store, Michelle from the St. Mary’s Ontario Canadian Tire store, Darcy from the Comox Jumpstart Chapter, and Shannon, also from the St. Mary’s Canadian Tire store. The riders were just about to get going on their first 100 Km when this picture was snapped.

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Vortex play hard in Westlock Dellas Baxandall On Sept. 11, the Vegreville Vortex hit the road to Westlock for their annual Friday Night Lights football game. Kickoff was at 8:00 p.m. and Vegreville came out in full force, with a bleacher full of fans and a roster of determined boys. The 2015 season, it’s safe to say, is one of rebuilding for the Vortex. With just two grade twelve players on the roster- #20 Justin Curry and #36 Braiden Landsman- the rest of the 24 player team consists of ten grade 9 players. Despite a younger, newer team, the stats put up this game were still impressive. #21 Nolan Kobelsky scored a touchdown for six points, and had a total of 160 rushing yards. Quarterback #2 Nicholas Cheremshynski threw for a total of 73 yards. #5 Carson Brunet made seven catches for 62 yards and #27 Jesse Dejarlais added another 11 yards. Veteran player #36 Braiden Landsman made six tackles, followed closely by #77 Maclean Warawa for five tackles. #40 Ruben Scholtens had one sack in the game. The first half closed with an impressive scoring drive by the Vortex of 11 plays for 71

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yards and a touchdown. Final score: 45-6 for the Thunderbirds. “When faced with adversity, they didn’t shy away or quit, the team responded by working harder. The score did not reflect their effort or their heart. Everyone emptied the gas tank and left everything on the field. The team improved significantly from the week before. Aside from a few mental errors and a couple big plays, the Vortex held their own and competed for four solid quarters of football against a good football team.” replied head coach Anthony when asked about his thoughts about the game on Friday. Next up: Vegreville takes on the Wainwright Commandos on Friday September 18th, kickoff at 5:00 p.m. in Wainwright.


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Alberta Health Services ALBERTA HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM has a variety of workshops available in the Vegreville area! Weight Wise, Craving Change, Diabetes the Basics and Better Choices, Better Health. Call 1-877-314-6997 for more information and to register. All classes will take place at the Vegreville Community Health Centre (5318-50 Street) Vegreville Food Bank Is located in the Maple Street Worship Centre at 4615 Maple Street and is open Tuesday & Friday year-round from 10am – noon. Phone 780-632-6002 or email: Vegreville Rotary Peace Park Bookings please call John Sawiak 780-632-3208 Girl Guides of Canada SPARKS – Kindergarten & Grade 1 to be determined. BROWNIES – Grades 2 & 3 meet every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm GUIDES – Grades 4 to 6 meet Thursday from 6:308:00pm PATHFINDERS – Grades 7 to 9 meet every Wednesday from 7:15-8:45pm. All groups meet at St. John Lutheran Church, 4513 Maple Street, Vegreville. For more information call Pamela 780-632-7147 Oil Wives Club of Vegreville. A smile. A handclasp. A world of welcome. Are the links in our chain of friendship. This we believe. Our Association has been around or over 60 years. We are here for any woman whose partner (or she herself) is involved with in any way in the Oil & Gas Industry. We meet once a month to foster friendship. Please call Ellen @ 780-632-4922 or Shirley @ 780-632-3283 for more information. Basilian Fathers Museum (Mundare). Please visit the Basilian Fathers Museum (Mundare) this summer to see its latest exhibit, “Peter Lipinski: Large and Small Canvases,” along with an ongoing display devoted to Bp. Budka in Canada. The museum is open MondayFriday, 10am-4pm and weekends, July and August, 1-5pm. Vegreville Regional Museum. Located on the site of the internationally renowned solonetzic soils research station of Agriculture Canada (1956-1995), the Museum tells the stories of community life and development chronicling how Vegreville’s unique social fabric has contributed to the harmony of community life since the 1890’s. The Rt. Hon. Donald F. Mazankowski, P.C. Collection: 25 years of distinguished public service of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. Home of the Vegreville & District Sports Hall of Fame. Open Year Round. May-Sept Tues-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 1-5. Oct-April phone for current hours. 1 km east of Vegreville on Hwy 16A. (780)632-7650 Historical Village and Pioneer Museum at Shandro. Located on Highway 857, midway between highway 45 and 28 north of Willingdon. A proud partner of the Kalyna Country Ecomuseum, this open air museum features 14 major buildings and artifacts from 1900 – 1930. Hours: Canada Day weekend to Labour Day weekend Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission by donation, For more information call (780) 603-1198 HEADS UP for AA Meets at Vegreville Hospital every Monday at 8:00 PM 3rd floor. Alanon New Beginning Meeting Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Call 780-275-0054 for location. Rotary Club of Vegreville meets for lunch meetings every Monday at 12pm at VALID 4843-49 St., Vegreville. For more information contact Jody Nicholson at 780-632-2418.


Every Monday 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Join us in the Mundare Drop-In Centre “Walk-Along” fitness program. Literature available to help you with your personal program. Walk at the Drop- in Centre, and also, weather permitting, we will walk in Ukainia Park. Everyone Welcome!! 12 Step RECOVERY AT ROCK GROUP meets every Tuesday at 7pm in the upper room at 5014 – 50 St, Vegreville, AB. For info call 780-632-2933. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Weighin 4:45pm. Meeting 5:30pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 4513 Maple St., Vegreville. 780-632-7433 or 780-658-2670. Every Wednesday Trapshooting Outdoor Range 7:00pm. Contact Geoff 780-6321432 341 MUNDARE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS FREE to join. Join Air Cadets for adventure that will take you from the ground up! Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:00pm through the school year. Youth 12-18 years welcome. Call 341 Squadron at 780-7642341. Visit us at or www. Friday Prayers: Weekly Jumaat prayer in Two Hills. If interested, please contact Deen 780-603-6090 or Waseem 780-603-8443 Friday Prayers: Weekly Jumaat prayer in Vegreville. If interested, please contact Hesham 780-603-6245 / 780-632-2721 or Azeem 780-885-2627 LOAVES & FISHES Lunch starting Friday September 10 – 11:30am-1:00pm every Friday except stat holidays. Good Food. Bring old friends. Make new friends. All are welcome. 4615 Maple St. (60 St.), VPC Church. No charge. How Disciples live Bible study and workshops. We meet every Friday night at The Rock 5014-50 St. at 7pm. Call for info 780-632-2933 or Bible Study at 10 am at the Vegreville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5258 – 46 Ave. Everyone Welcome. 12 Step RECOVERY AT ROCK GROUP meets every Saturday at 7pm in the upper room at 5014-50 Street Vegreville, AB. For info call 780-632-2933. www.therockmc. com Royal Purple Lodge #125 meets first Monday of every month, except July & August at Elks Hall. Contact HRL Joyce Porayko 780-6323830 or Secretary Leah Henderson 780632-6565. Vegreville Iron Runners Auto Club at 7:30 p.m. at Vegreville Regional Museum. Call 780-632-7729 or 780-632-3495 Nonviolence Study Group for anyone wanting to learn more about the principals of nonviolence and how to apply them in today’s world. If you are passionate about making a difference, or just curious to learn more, please join us from 7-8 pm. Call Kim at 780-658-2550 for location details. Vegreville Elks Lodge #143 meets first Thursday every month except July and August. Meetings are held in the Elks Hall at 7:30 pm. Contact Robert Bennett 780-6324717. Vegreville Wildlife Federation (Alberta, Fish & Game Association) Please check website Email: vegrevillewildlife@gmail. com

“Women’s Book Club” meets first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library THE RED HAT ROSES, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, an international social group for mature women, meet for fun and friendship at Leonel’s Place at 1:30pm the second Monday of every month. See www. THE CLASSY CANADIANS, a chapter of the Crown Jewels of Canada Society, a national social group for mature women meet for fun friendship and caring at Leonel’s Place the fourth Monday of every month at 1:30pm. See Vegreville Lions Club meets at Sunshine Senior Centre – 4630 - 49 Street. Meeting 7 p.m. 2ND and 4TH Tuesday except July and August. Kinsmen Club of Vegreville holds meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course. Call Mike Webb at 780-632-2666 days THE ALBERTA DRAFT HORSE CLUB meetings every 2nd Saturday of every 2nd month. 780-764-2099 Vegreville Hospitals Auxiliary Society meets third Wednesday of every month, except July and August. Meetings held in EXECUTIVE MEETING ROOM (St. Joseph’s Hospital) at 7:00 p.m. Call 780-632-6323 Royal Canadian Legion Vegreville Branch #39 General Meeting every 3rd Wednesday of September, November, February and June at 7:00pm. All members welcome to attend. The Red Hot Red Hats meet the second and fourth Friday of each month at 1:30 pm. See Contact Millie 780632-2148 Vegreville Garden Club meets the last Monday every month at the Seniors Sunshine Club, 4630 – 49 St. at 7:00 p.m. President – Marie Eliuk 780-632-2578 The New Vegreville Aquarium Club meets every last Monday at 7:00pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library “Writer’s Group” meets last Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library Legacy 4 Health Indoor Walking Program for Older Adults 10-11am at the Vegreville Centennial Library Gymnasium 4709-50 St, Contact Irvin Cowan 780-632-2977, Jim Nicholson 780-632-6437, Carol Lynn Babiuk 780-632-3331 Are you or someone you know living with a Brain Injury? We can help! The Alberta Brain Injury Initiative provides support, coordination and education for brain injury survivors and their families. For more information on our free services call 1-866645-3900 Tofield AA Meetings held Thursday at 8 p.m. Open meeting every 4th Thursday at 8 p.m. at Bardo Lutheran Church Bsmt 4737 - 57 Ave. For info call 662-3893 AWANA - a Christian club for boys and girls age 3 to grade 6. Meets Thursdays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Now meeting in the Alliance Church’s new building at 4606-55 Ave.Call 632-2261 for more information UCWLC Meetings to be held every third Thursday of each month at Holy Trinity Church Hall at 7 p.m. in Vegreville.

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Veg-Al Drug Society an Alberta Health Services, community funded agency - Room #217 Provincial Bldg., Vegreville, AB. Out patient counselling services for alcohol & other drug addictions and problem gambling. Office Hrs. – Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Phone 632-6617. The Crisis Association of Vegreville operates a HELPLINE for those who are having difficulties in their lives and need assistance. It is a toll-free, confidential service available to those in the 632-exchange. Phone 6327070. The Kinette Club of Vegreville meets every 3nd Wednesday of the month. Joining the Kinette Club is a great way to meet new friends and to get in the community. For more information, please call 632-2848. Viking AA Group meets at the Viking Hospital Multi Purpose Room 8:00 p.m. Wednesday nights. VegMin Learning Society welcomes learners who are interested in increasing their skill levels (reading, writing, math and speaking English). Learners work towards’ their personal goals in a small class or 1:1 setting. Do you have a few hours a week to help someone reach their learning goal? Volunteer Tutor Training and ongoing support are provided along with a great volunteer recognition program. Visit or call 780-632-7920 for more information. Senior Floor Curling at 1:00p.m. every Monday & Thursday. Anyone interested p lease come to the Sunshine Club. 55+. Call 780-632-2624. Vegreville Flying Club meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Terminal Building VegMin Literacy Program offers free, confidential tutoring for adults over 17 needing help with Basic reading, writing and math skills. Phone: 632-7920 for interviews. Everyone is Welcome Prayer House 572944A st. Veg. North of St. Joseph Hospital come and share your testimony and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ without compromise. Every Sunday at 10:30 AM. Also I will pray for the sick believing in God for the answer. But God commandeth his Love toward us, in that, while, we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. RO. 5:8 New hope church of God, Edmonton c. for the Nations Int.Veg. Doing God work together for yor good. J. Abelar. Ph. 632-2843 AA Meeting in Mundare Sunday’s 7PM Town Building, Conference Room 5128 50th St. Contact Robert 780-656-5829 Willingdon & District Fish & Game Assn. Regular meetings, held every last Tuesday off each month (excluding July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at the Willingdon Arena upstairs in the Club Room Everyone Welcome. New to town? Join us the 1st Wed of the month for a newcomer’s potluck lunch. 121pm. Bring a friend! Bring a dish! Call FCSS 780-632-3966 for locations & info. AA meeting at Lamont United Church every Thursday at 8:00 p.m.


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APARTMENTS 2 bedroom suite in an apartment building for rent. Spacious, Balcony, in-suite storage room. Rent includes water, heat, and powered parking stall. Close to hospital and shopping centre. Rent: $935. SD $835. For more info and viewing call 780-632-6878 Bachelor and 1 bedroom apartment suites for rent. Flexible lease term, Balcony, 3 appliances, rent includes water, heat and powered parking stall. Bachelor start from $695, 1 bedroom start from $795, SD $500. Please ask move in incentive for qualified seniors. More info and viewing call 780-632-3102

ACREAGE 3 Bdrm spacious house between Vegreville and Two Hills. Available immediately. $1500/mo, D/D same. 160 acres (80 bush/pasture, 40 alfalfa/ timothy hay) also available for rent. Phone 587280-0721


2007 Jeep Liberty. Excellent Condition. Phone 780-658-3790 Rare Super Charged 40th Anniversary Grand Prix. Loaded. $4700. Phone 780-994-3005 2010 damaged Dodge Caliber 125,000kms. Drives excellent. For parts. $1500. Phone 780-994-3005 Rare 2003 Acura Type S. Loaded. Ex. shape. $6700. Phone 780-994-3005

1978 Mercedes 280. 4dr. Like new. 145,000kms only. $3600. 780-922-5999. 2002 Honda Civic, Standard Drives Excellent Needs TLC $3200 780-922-5999 2001 KIA, 4 cyl, 4 dr, standard, $1600. PH: 780-922-5999

Hay and greenfeed for sale. Phone 780-7682426. Cell 780-208-2446 Round hay bales. Mixed Timothy/Brome/Alfalfa. No rain. Phone 780-603-4812



For lease 2,671 sq. ft. commercial space. Extremely high traffic between China Zone and Albert’s restaurants. Large parking space. Phone 780-275-0138 Commercial Rental Space Available, 4929 – 51 Avenue, Vegreville, Alberta. 800 square feet of newly renovated and 400 square feet of storage area. Total 1200 square feet. New furnace, shower, washroom. Water included in rent. Phone 780632-4430 day and 780-6327190 evenings

THRILL DAD with 100% guaranteed, delivered-to-the-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 69%, plus 4 FREE Burgers - The Favorite Gift - ONLY $49.99! ORDER Today! 1-800-4833491 or use code mbdad75 at 49377JCF

COMPUTERS VM SYSTEMS Looking for a new computer? VM SYSTEMS has all you’ll ever need in computers! Installation – Sales – Service – Internet. One call will get you in touch. Phone 780-632-2859 9am – 5pm.


2000 Windstar. Ex. engine & transmission. Body damage. For parts $750. 780-922-5999

Oats & wheat wanted. Any condition. Dry, wet or heated. On farm pickup. Immediate payment. 1866-349-2056

DIRECTV Starting at $19. 9 9 / mo. FR EE Installation. FREE 3 months of HBO, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, & Starz. FREE HD/DVR Upgrade! 2015 NFL Sunday Ticket Included (Select Packages) New Customers Only. CALL 1-800-370-1356

FEED Highland Feeders is purchasing feed barley. Please call the office at 780-768-2466.


GRAIN BINS Custom Bin Moving 14’ – 19’ Hoppers/Bins, with/ without floors. New and used bins for sale. Wayne (cell) 780-632-0455, (H) 780-658-2433 Two – 2250 bu. Butler bins w/new Westeel hoppers $5500 each. One – “Grain Max” 2000 bu. bin - $8500. Phone 780-367-2483

HEALTH & FITNESS VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 Pills + 10 FREE. SPECIAL $99.00 100% guaranteed. FREE Shipping! 24/7 CALL NOW! 1-888-223-8818 VIAGRA 100mg, CIALIS 20mg. 40 tabs +10 FREE, $99 includes FREE SHIPPING. 1-888-8360780 or Stop OVERPAYING for your prescriptions! Save up to 93%! Call our licensed Canadian & International pharmacy service to compare prices & get $15 off your first prescription & FREE Shipping. 1-800-815-6059 VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 50 Pills $99.00 FREE Shipping! 100% guaranteed. CALL NOW! 1-866-312-6061 VIAGRA & CIALIS! 50 pills for $95. 100 pills for $150 FREE shipping. NO prescriptions needed. Money back guaranteed! 1-877-743-5419

HELP WANTED REQUIRE a person to take charge of household duties meal/food prep, general housecleaning, laundry, ironing, grocery shopping, etc., for an elderly person. MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE. Starting Salary $4,000.00 per month plus room & board if required. For Information & Application Please Call 780 - 365 - 3933.

Make $1000 Weekly! Paid in Advance! Mailing Brochures at Home. East Pleasant work. Begin Immediately. Age Unimportant. www. Village of Ryley - Public Works Lead Position - Full Time – Permanent. The Village of Ryley is looking for an energetic individual who is interested in working in our thriving community. We are looking for a selfmotivated, team player to join our team. We offer a supportive workplace setting that promotes transparency, innovation and community building. Duties and Responsibilities: Operation of various equipment and vehicles. Maintain roads and lane ways. Perform a variety of safe and efficient manual labour related duties. Maintenance and distribution of sewage systems as required. Ability to work in all types of weather. Responsible for, and/or oversight of, maintenance and repair of village equipment, machinery and buildings. Must participate in basic safety training as required. Demonstrate good customer service skills. Quali cations: High school diploma. WHMIS & First aid certi cation would be an asset but not necessary. Valid class 5 Alberta driver’s license is required. Experience in operating equipment. Ability to work flexible hours and weekends. Provide a current drivers abstract. The ability to use hand tools and lift heavy objects. For initial consideration your resume must be received at the village office by October 2, 2015. If you are interested in joining our team please forward your resume to: Janet Winsnes, Village of Ryley, Box 230 Ryley, Alberta T0B 4A0. Phone: (780) 663-3653, Fax: (780) 663 -3541, Email:

HOMES FOR RENT 3 Bdrm Townhouse, $1090/ mo. available immediately. Call Dave at 780-632-0321 or 780-932-0041

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2 bdrm mobile home. No pets. Phone 780-632-1551 Vegreville – 1 to 4 Bdrm homes, 2 to 4 appliances, N/S, N/P, References. PH: 780-658-2504


2 Bdrm home, $975/mo. DD same + utilities. No smoking, no pets. Phone 780940-4951

Due to illness must sell 4 horses. Phone 780-3653797 or text 780-603-4905

3 Bedroom Home on Acreage in Vegreville limits. $3000/mth. Call 780-6321376 Small 2 bdrm house, large yard, $900/mo., $900 dd. Available September 15th. Phone 780-632-1145 New 3 bdrm duplex Vegreville. $685/mo. Call 780-603-0692. New developments. 4 Bdrm house Vegreville. Fenced lot. N/S, N/P, $1600/mo. D/D same. Phone 780-632-4487 Advertise your rental property here for as little as $7.95 per week! STOP RENTING! Option To Buy! Rent To Own. No Money Down! No Credit Check! Call Now 1-877-395-1291 Furnished 2 bdrm home main flr. North part of Veg. $850/mo + utilities. 780603-0833. No Smokers – No Pets. House For Rent Available Oct. 1 – 3 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath, Basement Partly finished, 5 appliances, carport and garage. DD 1200.00 Rent 1200. Call 780-6329835 For appointment to view. NO PETS.


House for $850 + utilities. 2 Bedrooms. Phone 780908-4066, 780-275-0908. + Damage and Deposit; References Required.

HOMES FOR SALE House on Two Hills corner lot. Renovate for your perfect retirement retreat. Pleasant southern view. $39,500. Phone 780-456-4141 Home For Sale. Private income home for sale, Edmonton (Londonderry area), 6 bedrooms, 5 rented out. Income $3750.00 Front garage. You live in master bedroom, $717,000.00 obo. 780-455-2573. Stay home and make $3750.00 a month.

SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB alert for seniors! Bathroom falls can be fatal. Safe Step Walk-In Tub, approved by Arthritis Foundation, therapeutic jets, less than 4” step-in, wide door, anti-slip floors, A mer ic an made. Installation Included. Call 800-379-6390 for $750 off Brand new mountain bike, never been used, and paid $105 selling for $80. Never been outside, inside all of the time. Blue in colour. Phone 587-280-1493


For Sale: 1 year old free run brown laying hens, $2.00 each. Pick up October 3 & 10. Near Two Hills. Phone 780-603-9047


Must Sell, 120’x50’ serviced vacant lot in Mundare. To view drive by 5232-53 Avenue. Taking offers. Email or call 780-479-4230


For Sale: New Holland 1033 Bale Wagon. $3500 obo. Phone 780-367-2510 For Sale: 2 – 750 MF Combines. Phone 780-6031330 For Sale: 2 Massey 860’s combines, 540 motors. Field ready. Phone 780-6324609

1987 NH 7R96, 3300 hrs, c/ w Victory p/u; 1984 8100 Hesston 21 ft. swather, rebuilt header, 3400 hrs $12,500 each obo. Phone 780-363-2211 For Sale 2014 Drive Over Wheatheart 13” Auger. Hyd drive. Ranfurly. Phone 780632-9899 750 Massey combine. 2045 hrs, shedded, field ready. Phone 780-658-2253

MISC. CHILDREN’S BOOK – Looking for some wholesome reading material for your young reader? Check out Richard the Donkey and His LOUD, LOUD Voice at www.RichardTheDonkey. com Make a Connection. Real People. Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: Call 1-877-737-9447 18+ AIRLINE CAREERS. Get FAA approved maintenance training at campuses coast to coast. Job placement assistance. Financial Aid for qualifying students. Military friendly. Call AIM 888-686-1704 900 gal poly water tank w/pump on trailer. $1500 PH: 780-367-2228 AVIATION Grads work with JetBlue, Boeing, Delta and others- start here with hands on training for FAA certification. Financial aid if qualified. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-453-6204 Protect Yourself From Unsafe Banks! DON’T BANK ON IT! Free book reveals 20 modern banking dangers such as cybercriminals, money-hungry politicians & Too-Big-To-Fail bankers. 800-893-261 Make a Connection. Real People, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: 1888-909-9905 18+.


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DIRECTV $19.99 month 145+ Channels! FREE HBO Cinemax Showtime Starz! FREE HD/DVR! FREE NFL Sunday Ticket! Local Installers! 1-800-342-1458

LO - COST Furnace Installations – New homes or replacements, low rates, free estimates. Semi-tired tradesman. Ph. 780-718-0262

Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

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Want To Purchase Minerals And Other Oil/ Gas Interests. Send Details To: PO Box 13557, Denver CO 80201


Garden tomatoes for sale. Phone 780-768-2210 Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages & connect live. Try it free. Call now: 800-417-7304 Find the love you deserve! Discover the path to happiness. New members receive a FREE 3-minute love reading! Entertainment purposes only. 18 & over. 800-758-2304 ALL MALE HOT GAY HOOKUPS! Call FREE! 800450-0813 only 18 & over A Christian Website featuring an eye grabbing design & user interface makes finding the biblical content easier than ever. You can take part in Broadcasts of Bible answers, live Central Study Hour & sermons. or call 632-3746


20 White and Ringneck doves, $25/pr. Phone 780365-3797 or text 780-6034905 AKC STANDARD Poodle puppies, males & females, blacks, browns, reds & apricots, parents genetically tested, good lines, great temperaments, vaccinations current, microchipped, 2-year health guarantee, accepting deposits now, shipping available. 509-582-6027 Kennwick For Sale: 1 – 5 month old pup & 1 – 2 yr. old male dog. Border Collie/Blue Heeler cross. Out of working stock. Phone 780-688-2265


SHARED ACCOMODATIONS 2 spacious rooms for rent on acreage between Vegreville and Two Hills. If interested contact 587280-0721 Clean, quiet furnished room. Utilities included. Vegreville. $500/month. Phone 780-993-3819


Truck Rims Bud. 15 – 24.5 x 8.25 $50 each; 6 – 22.5 x 8.25 $50 each; 5 – 22.5x12” (steers) $100 each; 2 plastic tanks (calcium tank, 100 gal.) $100 each. Phone 780-6583740, George

TO GIVE AWAY 10 week old kitten. Male, black. Call 780-632-7820 15 cute, cuddly, kittens to good homes. Phone 780365-3797 or text 780-6034905


For Sale: 30’, PJ, 5th wheel flat deck trailer with 3 – 5’ foldup ramps, 2 – 10,000 lb dual axels, tool box, spare tire, very good condition. $11,700 obo. Phone 780-632-9862

TRUCKS 1993 Chev 4x4 Ext Cab. For parts. $650. 780-922-5999 2002 GMC 4x4 HD ¾ ton Service Truck 340k $3500 780-922-5999 1985 F350 Dually. Extra long flat deck, $1600. 780-922-5999


For Sale Triticale seed. Phone 780-603-8901


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The Alberta Association of Optometrists Symptoms of the common and contagious eye condition often point to bigger problems. Vegreville children are back in school, which means they are being exposed to countless germs and infections from the other students. When one child gets sick, it often spreads quickly, particularly with a highly contagious condition such as pink eye. Red, inflamed and watery eyes are all signs of pink eye (conjunctivitis), which affects the surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelid. It is a common eye condition, particularly among schoolaged children, but that doesn’t always mean that it is a simple diagnosis. “Conjunctivitis comes in many forms, and each needs to be treated differently,” says Dr. Brad Olineck, Vegreville Doctor of Optometry. “Certain types of conjunctivitis can develop into a more serious condition that may harm your eyes and affect your vision.” Dr. Olineck warns that many of the symptoms people associate with pink eye can also point to other, more serious eye health problems. One example is uveitis, a condition that causes significant inflammation in the eye and can point to a serious underlying health problem. If left untreated, uveitis can lead to permanent vision loss. “Many eye conditions present in a similar fashion, but they have different causes and treatments,” says Dr. Olineck. “Under the microscope,

optometrists can differentiate between a bacterial or viral infection, or an allergic reaction, and can prescribe the appropriate medication. Without access to this kind of instrumentation, we would essentially have to make the diagnosis in the dark.” The best way for patients to ensure they are getting the proper diagnosis and treatment, is to see their Doctor of Optometry right away. Yet, a recent survey commissioned by the Alberta Association of Optometrists found that only 26 per cent of Albertans would visit their optometrist if they had red, itchy eyes. Most people (54 per cent) said they would go to their family doctor, and according to Alberta Health, 8,232 Albertans visited emergency rooms in 2014 seeking treatment for conjunctivitis. Many Albertans don’t realize that emergency visits to an optometrist are covered by Alberta Health Care. That includes eye infections such as pink eye, eye injuries or foreign objects in the eye. A referral is not needed, and most optometrists will see patients on the same day when it’s an emergency. “If you had a toothache, you’d likely go to the dentist. So when you have a problem with your eyes, go straight to your optometrist.” says Dr. Olineck. “Why take any chances.” For more information, visit www.optometrists.

Correction: In the Vegreville News Advertiser Sept. 2, 2015 issue it was mistakenly printed that Ken Anderson was a co founder of KidSport in Vegreville. The correct name should read Ken Wilson. We apologize for the error.



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TYMCHAK We truly appreciate the acts of kindness, love and support extended to our family during the loss of our Mom/Baba. The expressions of sympathy were truly comforting and will always be remembered. In lieu of individual “Thank you’s” donations were made to the Holden Ukrainian Catholic Church in the memory of Minnie. Sincerely, The family of the late Minnie Tymchak BOWN The family of Robert (Bob) Bown would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind thoughts, condolences, cards, flowers, donations and prayers during our time of loss. It was a comfort to know Bob touched so many lives. Your support has meant a great deal to us and has helped us through this difficult time. With sincere appreciation, we would like to thank Reverend Carolyn Woodall, Brenda Tuck, and the choir at the United Church for their guidance and assistance in making the service a celebration of Bob’s life. We would also like to thank Brian Townsend, Howard Austin, Don Lowbay, Reverend Flanagan and the Masons for the Masonic ceremony. We will miss Bob deeply, but take comfort that he is now at peace. God bless you all.

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FRASER, Chadwyck James December 15, 1975 – September 15, 2013 You are Forever in my heart Forever in my life Forever with me. Though far from my sight You are forever. Love You and Miss You 4ever. Mom, Dad, Logan, Mitchell, Brad, Laura, Kaylyn, Connor, Rylee and Ryder


BEAUDETTE, Edward 1969-1986 In loving memory of our dear son, Edward who passed away September 20, 1986. Softly the leaves of memory fall. Gently we gather and treasure them all. Unseen, unheard, you are always near. So loved, so missed, so very dear. There will always be heartache And often a silent tear, But always precious memories of days when you were here. We hold you close within our hearts; And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. When evening shades are falling And we sit quietly alone, To our hearts there comes a longing, We wish you could come home. Friends may think we have forgotten, When at times they see us smile, But little do they know the heartache Our smiles hide all the while. Today, tomorrow our whole life through, We will always love and remember you. Love Mom and Dad BEAUDETTE, Edward In loving memory of my dear brother, Edward who passed away September 20, 1986. When days are dark and friends are few, Dear brother how I think of you. Friends are friends if they are true, I lost my best friend, When I lost you. Arthur

HRUDEY, Ronald E. Forever Remembered In loving memory of our husband and father who left us September 10, 2014 In our hearts your memory lingers, Always tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear Ron That we do not think of you. You are not forgotten Nor will you ever be. No one can fill your vacant place We bless the time we had with you. Forever in our hearts Forever in our lives Your wife Debbie and your sons Ian, Ross and Matthew

MICKLICH, Annette May 18, 1936 - Sept.14, 1994 In memory of our mother and grandmother who passed away 21 years ago. You were a precious gift from God above, So much beauty, grace and love. You touched our hearts in so many ways, Your smile so bright even on the bad days. You heard God’s whisper Calling you home, You didn’t want to go and leave us alone. You loved us so much, you held on tight, Till all the strength was gone And you could no longer fight. He had called your name twice before, You knew you couldn’t make Him wait anymore. So you gave your hand to God and Slowly drifted away, Knowing that with our love we Will be together again some day. Loving and missing you Terry, Shauna, Caylib, Joshua and Zachary Micklich.


Johnson Anne Irene (Maloney) Johnson of Brooks, passed away peacefully in Brooks on August 10th, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Born in Drumheller, Alberta on June 27th, 1931, the eldest of four children, Anne was raised by her immigrant parents Mary and Peter Maloney, where her father worked in the coalmines. Ann was educated in Drumheller and then Calgary, where she attended Calgary Business College. She took employment at the EID, as a stenographer prior to her marriage to Burton Johnson in 1951. They had four children, Neil, Reid, Carol, and Donna. A nephew, Randy Cote came to join the family in the 1970’s. Anne’s farm and ranch life transitioned to Brooks, after her divorce in 1987. For sixty-odd years, Anne was a distinct presence in her community. Always seeking social contacts, she was known to many, young and old, at all manner of local venues especially those of a dance, theatrical, or performing arts nature. Up until her passing, Anne kept engaged in local daily life with her regular outings to Tim Horton’s, where countless friends and strangers alike received a free coffee courtesy of her generous and outgoing nature. Anne is survived by her four children and special nephew Randy; sister Doris Thoreson; brother John Maloney and an extended family of numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews across the country. She was predeceased by her sister Rose and her parents. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 21st at 2:00 PM from the Brooks United Church. Rev. George Scott officiated. Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Anne, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to STARS, Suite 100, 1519 – 35th Avenue East, Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton, Alberta T9E 0V6. Funeral arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, BROOKS, ALBERTA. Condolences may be forwarded through Telephone 403-362-4636 or Toll Free (866) 362-4652.

Rod Stewart, Branch Service Officer for RCL #39 announces that Decoration Day was Canada’s original day of remembrance from 1890 until after World War I. Remembrance Day is now firmly established to honor Canada’s war dead. Stewart believes it is equally fitting to have a special day to honor the more than one and a half million Canadians who survived their service and rejoined the civilian population to make a better country. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier Decoration Day was Canada’s Remembrance Day from 1890 until after World War I. In our busy lives, the Legion still takes time to acknowledge veterans who survived the war and became valuable members of our society. The sun snuck out from behind clouds as a large crowd attended the Decoration Day Service at Vegreville Riverside Cemetery on September 13. The service initiated with the color party marching in a parade to the Field of Honor. Small Canadian flags on headstones at the ceremony spoke of grave sacrifices as Rod Stewart, Branch Service Officer for Royal Canadian Legion #39, introduced the service. Stewart then thanked the town council and citizens who attended; especially the RCMP members. Acting Chaplain Dallas Siggelkow continued with scripture readings and a prayer. “We are here to pay tribute to members of our community who answered the call of service when they were needed in war and in peace. Although this service is taking place at Riverside, we are also symbolically honoring those veterans who lay in cemeteries in surrounding communities and across the country. Scattered around this cemetery are men and women who were businessmen, teachers, farmers and community leaders of all types. Many veterans came back to their community and built on the experiences they had and the skills they learned.” Stewart said. “Decoration Day was Canada’s Remembrance Day from 1890 until after World War I. Remembrance Day is now firmly established to honor Canada’s war dead, however I

believe it is equally fitting to have a special day to honor the more than one and a half million Canadians who survived their service and rejoined the civilian population and made a better country. This year is the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II. Ten percent of those veterans are still with us. We also honor the members of the Royal Canadian Police who served with distinction and are buried here.” Stewart stated. “Some veterans had to cope with physical and mental issues that affected the rest of their lives. However they lived their lives, they became a benchmark for the rest of society. All of those we honor today paid a price for peace that the rest of us will never fully understand. Rest in peace, Comrades, you earned it.” Mayor Myron Hayduk said Decoration Day is meant to honor all the people who sacrificed part of their lives to give us the country that we live in. He also wanted to acknowledge the RCMP and Emergency Service professionals who also sacrifice to keep our country the great place it is today. Deputy Reeve Carl Ogrodnick’s brief address acknowledged the Royal Canadian Legion for putting on this important service, the Royal Air Cadets, the RCMP and all the members of the colour party. “It’s important to remember all the people who serve our country; the RCMP, military people and emergency service people who protect us,” Ogrodnick said. Vegreville Legion Branch President Diane Fausak said it is their purpose to preserve the records and memory of the veterans service and to see that their service shall not be forgotten by the nation.


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New category for hay and pasture listings

Agri-News In response to numerous calls to the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) Ag-Info Centre about options for alternative use of crops, a new category has been created under hay and pasture listings on the department’s webpage. “Called Standing Annual Crop, the new category gives producers the option to list their crops for alternative uses so they can be salvaged for much needed livestock feed this year,” says Ted Nibourg, farm business management specialist. “The alternative uses can include

grazing, green-feed or silage. This year’s dry conditions in parts of the province, along with recent hail storms, have resulted in crops either failing to


make it to the bin or having such a wide range of maturity that it is virtually impossible to make grade.” The Standing Annual Crop listing can be found under the General Store heading on AF’s webpage and then clicking on Alberta Hay and Pasture Directory. “You can either list your crop using the on-line method by clicking on the Post Listing tab or calling the Ag-Info Centre at 310FARM (3276). Be sure to check our

guidelines link found on the main Hay, Straw and Pasture Listings page before submitting your post. Resource agents at the Ag-Info Centre can assist you in submitting your listing in the proper format.”


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VVA how to… Encaustic Wax (Old is new again) Dianna Sapara Encaustic is a molten wax painting medium that dates back to the fifth century used by the Greeks and Egyptians. The Greek word “Encaustic” means to burn in. Encaustic refers to the process of using a heat source to fuse wax, to which pigments are added. Molten beeswax is applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the layers of wax paint. Many ancient encaustic paintings are archived in museums around the world. This technique and art form is experiencing a rebirth in today’s art market worldwide. Encaustic is a medium that endures forever. It can be as simple as a preservative for photographs or used to create sculptural elements. If not for bees there would be no encaustic paintings. Beeswax is a valuable product that can provide a worthwhile income, in addition to honey. One kilogram of beeswax is worth more than one kilogram of honey. There are many techniques used in encaustic painting: dipping, carving, scraping, masking, dry crushing. Each of these techniques has different steps of application. The process of working with encaustics is personal and experimental. It may consist of brushing or pouring

on countless layers of wax, or scraping away or carving into the wax, inscribing text or marks, as well as painting with oil stick, pastels and India ink, drawing or transferring marks or images on top of layers. There are many tools required in the art of encaustic painting; a table covered with foil, electric frying pan, griddle, heat gun, blowtorch, electric spatulas, electric irons, electric pen, brushes, pottery, dental, engraving tools, palette knives, exact-o knives or anything sharp that can be used for etching, to create sharp and defined lines in the

painting. Birch panels or Encaustic boards coated with encaustic gesso, are used as the base for the painting. The first step in making encaustic material is to prepare a binder. The binder is a combination of beeswax and a hardener, such as a resin (tree sap) which is derived from trees found in the East Indies. Resin allows the encaustic work to harden and cure over time. Colored wax is made by adding powders or oil paints to the binder, for pigmentation. Colored wax can be purchased as well.

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The artist will add layer after layer of colored wax, always waiting for the layer to cool or “fuse” before proceeding further. Layering gives the work an appealing, ethereal quality and allows for other materials to be added, such as paper, foils, gold leaf, photos and metals on different pieces. The surface quality of encaustic paint can be left rough and matte or worked to semi-gloss or lustrous high gloss enamel-like finish. One of more layers of clear or translucent encaustic can be added


to level the surface, protect the composition and enhance shine. This process is called “Glazing’. After the artist has formed their encaustic creation, the “burning in” or final-fusing step is required. This will add durability and strength to the work to ensure that all layers are properly adhered. The painting is now set to rest to completely cool for days, after which a lustrous, brilliant final buffing with a cotton rag or soft cloth is done. Encaustic paintings are completely

safe under normal temperatures. Only direct heat or temperatures of 130 C may begin to soften the wax. Indirect sunlight is acceptable, but of course, direct sunlight is not ideal for any work of art, no matter what medium. Artists who work with encaustic materials, have been noted to remark that the wax forces them to think differently, as the medium has endless possibilities and is unpredictable. It invites the creativity to manipulate the wax and build with colors to create unique works of art.

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The V.V.A. Gallery is located in the Vegreville Centennial Library, where this featured art form will be displayed. VVA is a group of local artists supporting and promoting the visual arts in Vegreville. All interested artists are encouraged to contact for more information. The featured artist’s work can be viewed at the Centennial Public Library. Check us out on Facebook at Vegreville Visual Artists.


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Havin’ a ball!

Bubble soccer was one of the fun activities on September 4 during Welcome Week at Vegreville Composite High School. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)`

A street hockey tournament encouraged team playing and bonding at Welcome Week on September 4 at Vegreville Composite High School. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier The target for Vegreville Composite’s Welcome Week was to encourage school spirit and bonding among the students and help the high school feel like a community. Students were welcomed back to school with activities and treats from August 31 to September 4 at VCHS. The school resembled a fall fair with a free BBQ , a performance by southern Alberta band Storm, and students playing football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, bubble soccer and a street hockey. “We decorated the school during the summer months for this event,” Jill Rogers, Cougar Council President and

Grade 12 student and event organizer, said. “On Monday, we hosted an assembly where Welcome Week was explained to the students. It’s meant to welcome back students through fun activities. It can be really intimidating coming into a school that has grades seven to 12 in it and this event helps everyone to relax. I’m really pleased with how it turned out. It was a lot of fun and nice to meet the new students. We had normal classes for most of the week except on Friday, we cut the classes short. On Wednesday, we had Cougar Pride Day where everyone wore red, blue and white and we gave out face tattoos and stamps.”



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Rockin’ up a storm

The band Storm performs on September 4 at VCHS Welcome Week. Their songs came with a message of optimism for students to enjoy, a contrast to what vocalist Brad Fleischer describes as a music scene dominated by songs about partying. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier Every person was created for the betterment of the world. At least, this is what southern Alberta rockers Storm firmly believe. The songs they write come with a message of optimism. “One of our songs is about doing the best you can. A lot of music on the radio is about going out and partying; we are in this world to do something and we like to promote that,” Brad Fleischer, Storm’s vocalist said. Storm’s music added a pleasant air to the blithesome sports at Vegreville Composite High School’s Welcome Week’s activities on September 4. Storm which is based in Airdrie is composed of two brothers-Brad and Ryan Fleischer with Brandon Alberts on the drums. They have performed at fairs, parades and bars. This is their first time in Vegreville and they were impressed with the friendly treatment they received. “My brother and I spoke about starting a band when we were just toddlers riding in the back of Dad’s van trying to sing

Bob Seger and Meatloaf songs. When we were around the age of these kids starting junior high at VCHS, we got our first instruments and started a band. I was 14 years-old when we performed at our first show,” Brad said. Brad works an IT job during the day for the City of Airdrie, Ryan is a millwright and Brandon works as a landscaper. “My brother and I have been together for seven years with the band, Storm and our drummer, Brandon has been with us for about four years. We play classic rock, country and a little bit of pop. “We’re currently working on recording an EP. We recorded an album in 2011 but we don’t sell that one anymore,” Brad said. “I love performing for audiences of all ages; especially ones who are really engaged in the music and aren’t too shy and will walk up to be a part of the performance. The best part about being a musician is being able to be 100 per cent of what I want to be. When you’re up on stage people look at you and no one judges anymore.”

The band,Storm (left to right) Brad Fleischer,Ryan Fleischer, and Brandon Alberts. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

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Vegreville Elks Lodge Country Fair raffle winners

Thursday Aug. 6 main draw winner Noah Baxandall (right) is presented a $500 cheque from Elks Exalted Lodge Ruler Bro. Paul Bosse (left)

Friday Aug. 7 main draw winner Ken Philip (right) is presented a $500 cheque from Elks Exalted Ruler Bro. Paul Bosse (left).

Saturday, August 8 Grand Prize draw winner Colleen Jerram (right) is presented a $1,000 cheque from Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Bro. Paul Bosse (left).

George Childs Submitted An annual tradition at the Vegreville Agricultural Society Country Fair is the raffle cash draw sponsored by the Vegreville Elks Lodge. Thanks to the support of those who purchased tickets, the local Elks Lodge were able to raise over $1,400 from this fundraising event. Funds from the raffle will be used to support projects within the Vegreville Community. The lucky ticket holders drawn on

Thursday, August 6 were Noah Baxandall for $500 and Liz Kuchik for $100. On Friday, August 7 the winners were Ken Philip for $500 and Norbert Bauer for $100. Colleen Jerram was the grand prize winner on Saturday August 8 for $1,000 and Nick Seniuk won the $100 consolation draw. The Vegreville Elks Lodge appreciates the support and is thankful for the ticket purchasers and lodge volunteers who make this fundraising event a success.


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Dwayne Hlady cooks up 65 years with good heart Rosanne Fortier Dwayne Hlady is the prime example that the greatest joy in life is obtained by giving to others. Dwayne is an indescribable asset to Vegreville. He jumped into the ranks of being an official senior citizen when he turned 65 on September 9. He celebrated his birthday by working at the Sunshine Club getting ready for the Alberta Floor Curling Association Provincials. Then he saw his wife, Shirley and when he said he was going out to get more food to prepare; she told him he wasn’t going anywhere on September 9. From there, the town, Dwayne’s family and friends hosted a birthday party for Dwayne with 35 people attending it at the Sunshine Club.

Dwayne Hlady is a prime example that the greatest joy in life is obtained by giving to others. As of September 9, Dwayne officially qualifies for the Seniors Discount at most stores, having turned 65. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Dwayne’s journey through 65 years of life “I had a lot of careers in my life; welding, gas fitter, chef and more. The highlight in my life was when I started working with people at WJS, this was when I did a 180 and began giving a lot more to others. This brought me so much happiness to help people who were handicapped.” Dwayne said. “I just love volunteering now. The best part is working with the young people through the intergenerational programs

Newchuk family reunion Nettie Charuk Submitted Yes, all 8 children were home on the Newchuk farm for the family reunion. On a bright and sunny, slightly breezy afternoon on August 8, 2015, the Newchuk family reunion was held at their homestead, the family farm where all 8 of them were raised. The youngest brother, Trifon, and his wife Maureen and family currently reside and farm on the land. The farm is located 11 miles south of Lavoy where their parents the late Andre and Julia Newchuk, homesteaded and farmed the land until their retirement in later years to Vegreville.

They were blessed with 8 children, namely Josie Diachuk (Surrey, BC), Phyllis Tarapacki, Pearl Kuhn, Nettie Charuk and Bill Newchuk (all of Vegreville). Also Suzanne McCall of (Kelowna, BC), Nick Newchuk (Andrew, AB) and Trifon Newchuk (Lavoy). All 8 children were present as well as most of the grandchildren and great grand children. They reside basically across Canada from Victoria BC to Summerside PEI as well as a few in parts of the USA. Technically speaking, from 2 people there are 100 descendants of which about 60 were in attendance. It all began that Friday afternoon when

put on by M.O.D.E.L Project at the Sunshine Club. I enjoy all the service clubs I am involved with too. I am able to do this and will continue as long as I can because this is my greatest joy in my life,” Dwayne mentioned. “Being a senior citizen today is different than a generation ago because back then, there were a lot of stereotypes about the senior; they were put to the back and made to be a built-in babysitter who baked cookies if they lived with you or if not, they got send to a senior citizen home.” Dwayne said. “Today, I like our way a lot better. With Alberta Council on Aging and a couple of committees in town, people are able to stay in their homes and they can stay active, be independent, work, volunteer, and belong to clubs. Our Sunshine Club has so much to offer; we have pool, cards, f loor curling, table tennis and so much stuff happening that will get people out of the house and socializing.” Jocelan Wagner, Secretary for Sunshine Club said she known Dwayne for many years. “What impresses me the most about Dwayne is he is always happy and smiling. Dwayne will do whatever job he is requested to do. If it needs to be done, he will get it done. He’s a fantastic chef and a multi-talented person. He can do anything well that he is asked to do.”

The Family of 8,from left to right (oldest to youngest); Josie Diachuk,Pearl Kuhn,Nettie Charuk, Bill Newchuk, Suzanne McCall, Nick Newchuk and Trifon Newchuk.

the campers and trailers started arriving and the tents were set up in case of rain. Consequently the weather cooperated so we didn’t need the tents but we were prepared just in case. The supper was had on Saturday afternoon but prior to the sumptuous meal, eldest sister Josie, who MC’d the event, led everyone in the Lord’s Prayer in both Ukrainian and English. They then indulged in the delicious pot luck meal supplied by each family. The feature item for the supper was the pig roast skillfully done by brother Trifon on the rotisserie which was delectable. After supper, being an instrumental

family, songs were sung and guitars were played by whoever was capable of doing so. Picture taking followed along with socializing and reminiscing as to what was and used to be. Initially the reunion was instigated by three sisters, Suzanne, Pearl and Nettie. Technically speaking we call it our home place because that’s where we all grew up. The children were basically entertained on the trampoline while the adults sat around the bonfire continuing their reminiscing. In conclusion, I will have to say that a good time was enjoyed by all that were in attendance. It was absolutely overwhelming.


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MS Society reaches out to Vegreville Rosanne Fortier More people in Canada develop Multiple Sclerosis than anywhere else in the world. However Canada is the home of the best researchers. The MS Society of Canada’s mission is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. On September 10, the MS Society’s Johanna Green, Northern Regional Director, Lacey Flichel, Lloydminster Chapter Manager and Patty Milnthorp, Coordinator of Programs and Services, presented an Open House at Vegreville Community Health Centre and Vegreville Senior Citizen Centre. Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological and autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The cause is still a mystery. Symptoms come and go and can include fatigue, depression, pain, memory changes, visual loss, double vision, unsteadiness, dizziness, weakness, shaking and loss of coordination, numbness and tingling, bladder, bowel and sexual problems, intermittent slurring of speech, cramplike spasms of the arms and legs and stiffness. Conditions that may be confused with MS are chronic fatigue syndrome, psychological problems, Lyme disease, sarcoidosis, AIDS, systemic lupus erythematosus, strokes, lymphoma and neuromyelitis optica (NMO).

“There is quite a bit of evidence to support that vitamin D deficiency can lead to MS so people with the disease are sometimes given a fair amount of this vitamin to manage the disease.” Flichel explained. “There are 10 current disease modified therapies for people with remitted MS. Progressive MS affects more than half of people. But they are starting to introduce stem cell treatments that animal studies have showed that they can help address inflammation in MS and promote nerve repair. The MS Society is helping to fund this research.” Green stated. Support services the MS Society offers Milnthorp said she loves the people she deals with who have MS. With her passion for helping them, she explained that everyone can access support services by contacting the MS Society. There are handi-van and taxi transportation as well as quality of life grants. The MS Society also offers information and “newly diagnosed” kits, advocacy and support groups including MS Young People’s Group for anyone under 65 years-old, MS MoveS Fitness Programs, free adapted yoga and aqua- life water exercises. The MS GPS Advocacy and System Navigation assists the financial, medical, housing, transportation, employment and caregiver support. It was explained that it is a big issue for people with MS to find and retain suitable employment because a

Read and Rhyme a valuable time

Rosanne Fortier It’s beneficial for children to have many learning experiences when they are young. The repetition from rhyming helps kids retain what they learn. On July 7, Vegreville Centennial Library hosted their first session of Read and Rhyme for toddlers. From which, seven children from two and three years-old attended with their caregivers. The theme for the week was pets and the youngsters described the pet they owned. Many giggles could be heard when Sonora Bohaychuk read the kids stories which were followed by songs. “The kids really enjoyed the singing part and the stories. This helps their oral literacy skills and hearing the stories read to them develops their general literacy skills.” Sonora, explained. Read and Rhyme is a six-week program with sessions on Tuesday mornings.

(left to right) Patty Minthorp, Coordinator for Program and Services of the MS Society’s Lloydminster Chapter, Johanna Green, Regional Director of the MS Society of Canada and Lacey Flichel, Lloydminster Chapter Manager were the professionals who presented an information open house for the MS Society on September 10. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

lot of people with MS really want to work and employers have to be flexible and adapt to the schedules people are affected by from the disabilities they face with MS. The MS Society also provides MS Kids’ Kamp for children with a loved one with MS. This is a fun and educational program that helps children understand MS. For information or to obtain the support services, you can go to or phone 1-800-268-7582 or e-mail lacey. f or patty.

Being an MS advocate Anyone can get involved in the programs that raise funds for the MS Society of Canada. These are the Lloydminster’s Jayman-Built MS Walk, MS Carnation Campaign, MS Awareness Month, A&W Cruisin’ to End MS Day, Bobcats MS Awareness Game Night and Lakeland MS Poker Rally. To obtain a membership, phone 1-800-268-7582 to get a registration form and find out how you can make a difference financially for people living with MS.

Teen Burgers used to fundraise for MS at A&W

Sherilynn Mazepa purchased eight burgers for all the staff at Vegreville Dental Centre because the teen burgers are awesome and $1 from each burger went to a good cause, the MS Society of Canada. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier It was announced that Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. MS is most commonly diagnosed in young adults aged 1540. A&W wanted to offer a better taste to the future of individuals affected

by MS. On August 27, $1 from every Teen Burger purchased went to MS Society of Canada. The citizens who bought the burgers commented that they really wanted to support the MS Society because they had a nephew, sister, relative and friend who has MS or had MS and passed away from the disease. Plus, Teen Burgers are tasty.


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Elks support local events

Vegreville Elks Lodge No 143 Exalted Ruler Bro. Paul Bosse presented Colleen Pidzarko – Armitage, Chairwoman for the High on Life Conference with a cheque for $1,000 to assist in the 2015 High on Life Conference for teens held annually in Vegreville. The TELUS Community Action Team allocates TELUS annual grants to charitable organizations in Northern Alberta. Ryan Baldwin, representing TELUS, recently presented Heather Giebelhaus with a cheque for $2500 for The Breakfast Club program. (The Community Association for Lasting Success/Submitted)

Vegreville Elks Lodge No 143 Exalted Ruler Bro.Paul Bosse presentedWilliam Smolak,Chairman for the Knights of Columbus with a cheque for $1,000 to assist in the costs for the 2015 Canada Day fireworks display.

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Local Juniors Bring Home Championships

Gabrielle holding her calf, NCX MISS CLARITY 35C and her cow, NCX MISS ALEXIS 2A, after winning Supreme Champion Female. (Photo supplied)

Jennifer Cheremshynski It was a long journey to travel all the way to Fredericton, New Brunswick but the trip was a huge success. With the help of their grandparents, Dennis and Andrea Babiuk of NCX Polled Herefords of Brosseau, Nicholas, Gabrielle, and Jeanathan Cheremshynski made the 52-hour trip across Canada with their 9 head of polled Herefords to attend the yearly Junior National Hereford Show, Bonanza 2015. 6 other juniors from Alberta also f lew in for the show but the Cheremshynski children were the only ones to bring cattle from Alberta. There were about 85 junior members from across Canada with about 125 head of cattle being shown. The 5 day event involves more than just showing cattle; public speaking, judging, showmanship, grooming, photography, poems, and story writing were also part of the individual events. Team events included things like team marketing, little league grooming, great griller, team show basics, advertising, and team judging. As a whole, the Alberta team was very successful in winning the team marketing, advertising, team judging, and stall display. All 3 of the children had a great show, learning a lot, making new friendships, and reuniting with old ones. Jeanathan

was very pleased to place 3rd in peewee public speaking and was excited to show both his bred heifer and heifer calf. Jeanathan says “Little league grooming was fun and he was happy that I was able to get help from a pee wee from another province…you need a team of 2 peewees and I was the only peewee from Alberta.” For Nicholas the highlight of the trip was when the judge slapped his steer, Bruno, as Grand Champion. “This was a steer that was from my own herd. I used him this year in 4-H and he won Champion at the Vegreville 4-H Club Achievement Day. Keith Hayduk of Quest Disposals bought him but I am very grateful that he allowed me to continue to show him. Just so you know, Bruno is a 3 time Champion as he also won at the Alberta Junior Hereford show in June.” Gabrielle smirked from ear to ear as she reported “Yah, it was a really great show.” Not only did Gabrielle do well winning the Junior Aggregate Award by accumulating the most points over the 5 days, her 2 year old cow and calf pair won Supreme Champion Female. This yearly show travels to a different province every year. The Cheremshynski children are very excited as the show will be hosted in Olds, Alberta in 2016.

Nicholas with his Grand Champion Steer, Bruno, now owned by Keith Hayduk of Quest Disposals. (Photo supplied)

Jeanathan poses for a picture with his bred heifer, NCX BE MY VALENTINE 10B. (Photo supplied)

ATB Teddy for a toonie winner

A last bit of sunshine

Roberta Feddema’s sunflowers were in full bloom all summer long, and we were luck to receive a little bit of extra summer sunshine as the season winds down. (Photo Submitted)

This year’s teddy for a toonie winner of the patio set was Tammy Zyak from Two Hills. The 2nd prize winner of an art piece and some ATB gear was Deanna Humeniuk from Vegreville. ATB extends their gratitude to community supporters who bought a ticket and for supporting Alberta Children’s Hospitals.The contest could not have been a success without prizes graciously donated by Real Home furnishings (patio set) and Sharon’s Frame Shop (art work). We hope to see you all again next year! (Roxanne Woloshniuk/Submitted)



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Vegreville Garden Club holds 34th Horticulture Show

Grand Aggregate Winner – Non Garden Club Member, Colleen Albert

Diana Bibkewich, Show Chair Submitted The Vegreville Garden Club held their 34th annual horticulture show in conjunction with the Vegreville Fair on August 6-8 in the Exhibit Building at the fairgrounds. Upon entering the exhibit hall, visitors were greeted by the beauty of the f lowers, fruits and vegetables as well as the grains and grasses. This year the total number of entries was 351 in the following categories: Cut f lowers: 111 Vegetables: 154 Potted plants: 33 Fruits: 27 Arrangements: 26 Of these entries 46 exhibits were in the Junior Section and 305 exhibits were in the adult section. The grand aggregate winners for the most points are: Olga Jamison – Garden Club mem-

ber Colleen Albert – Non Garden Club member Karly Zwarich – Junior Section Best in Show award, donated by Orest and Fran Lazarowich, was won by Olga Jamison for her beautiful potted begonia. For the third year we had Allie Oneschuk help with the judging of the f lowers in the Junior section as a Judge in Training. Great job, Allie. This year we decorated the skirting of our exhibit tables and also had a red arrangement category in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Pysanka and the 140th anniversary of the RCMP. Congratulations to all of our winners as well as everyone who took the time to enter their exhibits so we can have a successful show once again.

Grand Aggregate Winner – Junior Section, Karly Zwarich

Garden Club Member, Olga Jamison (pictured with grandson Benjamin)

Summer bible school

Provincial Floor Curling Tournament gives seniors a winning shot

Holly Cependa delivers the ideology that God will provide people throughout their lives at Vegreville United Church’s Vacation Bible School which was held from July 13-16.(Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Citizens from British Columbia and across Alberta throw the rocks to a full life at the Provincial Floor Curling Tournament held at Vegreville Seniors Sunshine Club on September 10, 11 and 12. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier Senior years are meant to be lived to the fullest. On September 10 - 12, Vegreville Seniors Sunshine Club hit this idea on the button when they held the Provincial Floor Curling Tournament for the Alberta Floor Curling Association. Citizens from out of the province were invited to participate; five players were from British Columbia and others were from every curling club across Alberta. There were 24 teams with four curlers on each team. “The same rules apply to floor curling as ice-curling except we don’t sweep the ice; we throw the rocks. This tournament is a wind-up for the year-end of the curling season which ends in September and will began again in October with a new season. This gives everyone an opportunity to play their final game and see how they do. The goal is also to get the membership in the clubs to grow,” Marrien Chudyk, Director for Alberta Floor Curling Association in Area 7 said. “The tournament went awesome. Everything turned out as planned. The Chef, Dwayne Hlady and all the volunteers from Sunshine Club did an incredible job.”

Rosanne Fortier Some say God guides us as we climb the mountain of life. He is a friend who is never too tired to provide, listen and help us. God gives us what we need. This message was delivered with through interactive activities to children from the ages of four to 16 at Vegreville United Church’s Vacation Bible School from July 13-16. The theme was Everest-conquering challenges with God’s might and power. The Bible school had with skits, dancing, singing, films, Bible stories, crafts, snacks and games. The children, with their leader’s assistance, created volcanoes made out of common household ingredients which can include vinegar and baking soda. In the biblical sense, this symbolized the times of Elijah, one of the prophets in the bible who worked in northern Israel. The story of Elijah can be found in the bible in the Book of Kings. Starting October 6th will be the first meeting of the Kids Klub at United Church. Rev. Carolyn Woodall can be contacted for more details at (780) 632 2338.

Vegreville News Advertiser - September 16, 2015  

Vegreville News Advertiser Volume 68, Issue 37 - September 16, 2015

Vegreville News Advertiser - September 16, 2015  

Vegreville News Advertiser Volume 68, Issue 37 - September 16, 2015