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Hwy 16 Lavoy is a peaceful hamlet located just 15 km east of Vegreville.

Located one hour and 15 minutes east of Edmonton and one hour west of Lloydminster, Innisfree is perfect for a day-trip or weekend retreat. More than 100 years strong, Innisfree is a community-driven village rich with history and pride. Innisfree was first named Delnorte, and was a bustling trading centre in the early 1900s. In 1911, the community's name was changed to Innisfree at the request of the President of the Bank of Commerce, who promised a bank branch if the community underwent the name change.

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Treat mom on Mother’s Day with a delicious pancake breakfast in Lavoy. Join them on July 1 for their big Canada Day Celebration, which offers fun for the whole family. Lavoy is located near one of the most scenic viewpoints on the Yellowhead Highway. Akasu is an historical site encompassing both Akasu Lake and Akasu Hill. The Hill was a rest stop for native tribes. Akasu is the Cree Indian word meaning "sick". It is believed the name originates from natives who got sick drinking the water from the lake and the hill was where they came to perish. Akasu (Sickman Hill) is the highest geodetic elevation on the Yellowhead Highway between Edmonton and Winnipeg, Manitoba (2500 ft. above sea level). SHOP Lavoy is a popular stop on the Go East Antique Tour - you’ll be amazed by what you will find at Lavoy Antiques & Collectibles! (See ad page 17). Stop at Skyline Greenhouse for fresh grown tomatoes, peppers and more.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Innisfree is home to the Cut Bank Penguin, Ernie. Ernie was given to the village by the Hollywood production team of the movie Cut Bank, which was filmed in Innisfree and starred Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton and John Malkovich. Come by and see the Cut Bank Sheriff Station and Steeley's Garage. For a lesson in history visit the Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum in the village (see the CREAM Museum tour on page 21). Check out some of the events during summer including the Innisfree Fishing Derby in July and Innisfree Fair on August 14, 2019.

Ranfurly, a small but quaint hamlet within Minburn County is located 20 minutes east of Vegreville on Highway 16.

ATTRACTIONS Get a feel for the area’s history when you visit the Ranfurly Museum, housed in a former classroom and filled with artifacts and treasures. Ranfurly’s famous Steak Suppers are held seasonally on the last Tuesday of the month. There are also two annual bingos to test your luck! Be sure to take the kids to the parade during the Agricultural Fair in August, celebrating 36 years in 2019.

Ranfurly 36th Anniversary

Agricultural Fair

OUTDOORS You can enjoy year-round facilities outdoors in the village including a curling rink, a natural ice skating arena, a public trout fishing pond, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and children’s playgrounds. If you are travelling between May and September, Innisfree also offers a wonderful camping experience at the Recreation Park located 2 km south on Birch Lake. An excellent place to unwind and see colourful summer sunsets. If you like the beach, then you’ll also find nearby Wapasu Lake a terrific place for leisure and water recreation. SHOP Be sure to lift your spirits with a stop at Innisfree Hotel & Liquor Store, and enjoy a visit to the Innisfree Art & Gift Gallery.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Pancake Breakfast 8 am, Parade 10 am, Kids Games, Horse Show, Gymkhana, Bench Show, Steak Supper 5 pm

** Family Rodeo Series starting in June ** For more info call Margie at 780-632-5552

Hall Steak Supper 6-7:30 pm - Feb. 26, Apr 30, June 25, Oct 29 Easter Ham Bingo April 11 • Christmas Turkey Bingo Dec. 5

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