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WELCOME TO VERMILION Mayor’s Message

We encourage and promote economic activity within the Town of Vermilion and the surrounding region supporting existing businesses and encouraging new companies and entrepreneurs to investigate what Vermilion has to offer.

“Vermilion is a community experiencing strong steady growth.” Bruce MacDuff, Mayor

On behalf of the Town of Vermilion and our Council, I would like to welcome you to our vibrant, picturesque community! On the corner of Highway #16 and Highway #41, Vermilion is a community experiencing strong steady growth. In the last five years we have seen significant expansion in our residential, industrial and commercial sectors.

MLA’s Message

Dr. Richard Starke, MLA Vermilion-Lloydminster Constituency Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Bruce MacDuff, Mayor

Vermilion has year round activities that cater to everyone. We encourage you to take time to shop in our historic downtown and our Lakeland Mall, go for a round of golf at the Vermilion Golf & Country Club, take in a swim at the Lakeland College pool and visit our Vermilion Heritage Museum. Our Vermilion Provincial Park will provide you with a great camping experience, great walking/ski trails, spray park, mini golf, soccer fields, trout pond and playgrounds.

Greetings, It is my pleasure on behalf of the Vermilion-Lloydminster Constituency to invite you to come and explore all that Vermilion has to offer. Vermilion has a rich history, a beautiful provincial park filled with opportunities to enjoy nature and a vibrant business community. Indeed there is nothing small about Vermilion from the vast walking or cross country skiing trails to the amazing arts and cultural events held throughout the year. There certainly is something for everyone to enjoy. It is with pride the Vermilion Agricultural Society plays host each summer to one of Alberta’s oldest Agriculture Fairs.

Details on our community cultural and recreational activities happening in Vermilion are hosted on one calendar for you. Visit www.vermilion.ca and follow The Good Life Institute Logo under events on our homepage to open a variety of great events happening in and around our community. Vermilion is also host to a wide variety of accommodation options including hotels, Lakeland College’s Alumni House and camping in the Vermilion Provincial Park. So while you are here we encourage you to extend your day trip to an overnight stay! We thank you for visiting and hope you enjoy your stay in Vermilion and get an opportunity to immerse yourself in Vermilion. Vermilion - New Ideas For Living! Bruce MacDuff, Mayor

This is a true example of how a community of volunteers can put on a world class event which sees over 20,000 people attend each year. You may also want to take the time to tour through the beautiful gardens on the Lakeland College campus which is home to Canada’s only student run farm. The invitation has been extended and now it is up to you to come and enjoy everything we have to offer – so come, explore and meet new friends. Sincerely, Dr. Richard Starke MLA, Vermilion-Lloydminster Constituency Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Join us ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT We welcome your business.

The Town of Vermilion places a high priority on Economic Development – but just like you, we know that there is more to life than business. Vermilion has a quality of life that is second to none. We have the best of both worlds – big-city amenities with small-town friendliness and security. We are very excited that you are investing some of your valuable time to learn about the Town of Vermilion. Strategically located along the picturesque Vermilion River at the main intersection of Yellowhead Highway #16 and Buffalo Trail Highway #41, Vermilion is a hub within the Alberta Eastern Trade Corridor. Two hours east of Edmonton, Alberta and the Edmonton International Airport and only 30 minutes to Lloydminster, AB/ SK, Vermilion has become and is recognized as a strong and effective service centre.

Vermilion Economic Development 5021 - 49 Avenue, Vermilion, AB T9X 1X1 Phone: 780.581.2419 Fax: 780.853.4910 Email: economic@vermilion.ca @NewIdeas4Living

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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

Our local economy is based primarily on three key sectors – agriculture, the oil and gas industry and education. With new developments in Industrial, Highway Commercial and Residential, the Town of Vermilion is experiencing a large increase in business investment. Many of our existing businesses are family owned and operated with some of these businesses over one hundred years old.

In Vermilion we offer ‘New Ideas for Living’ and New Ideas for Business. Vermilion offers quality parks including the Vermilion Provincial Park, recreational and cultural facilities and programs complimented by well designed neighborhoods and crescents, along with a mix of commercial and industrial businesses.

Project Co-ordinator: Mary Lee Prior, Community Economic Development Coordinator Publisher: TNC Publishing Group Marketing Director: Erwin Jack Art Director: Anne Allen Marketing: Juliet Stroud Accounting & Administration: Nancy Salatino Town of Vermilion Magazine is published by TNC Publishing Group in conjunction with and for the Town of Vermilion. The publisher accepts no responsibility for advertising claims, the safe arrival of unsolicited manuscripts, transparencies, illustrations or other materials: however inquiries are welcome.

We also offer outstanding medical services. We like to shop locally in Vermilion where familiar faces greet customers within an array of businesses including pharmacy, clothing, furniture, hardware/lumber, agricultural dealerships, oilfield companies, boutiques and restaurants. Our residents are outstanding citizens donating their time, talents and finances to local boards, cultural groups, committees and sports teams. Vermilion is so active it is hard not to get involved. Our Economic Development office gives personal attention to make sure you get what you need to locate in Vermilion. For more information about our ideal business community, contact us today! Mary Lee Prior, Economic Development Phone: 780.581.2419 Email: economic@vermilion.ca www.vermilion.ca

For additional inquiries call 1.888.822.8112 #1, 6923 Farrell Road S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 0T3 A Division of TNC Publishing Group tncpublishing.com PRINTED IN CANADA. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without prior written permission from the publisher.

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WELCOME TO VERMILION Mayor’s Message

We encourage and promote economic activity within the Town of Vermilion and the surrounding region supporting existing businesses and encouraging new companies and entrepreneurs to investigate what Vermilion has to offer.

“Vermilion is a community experiencing strong steady growth.” Bruce MacDuff, Mayor

On behalf of the Town of Vermilion and our Council, I would like to welcome you to our vibrant, picturesque community! On the corner of Highway #16 and Highway #41, Vermilion is a community experiencing strong steady growth. In the last five years we have seen significant expansion in our residential, industrial and commercial sectors.

MLA’s Message

Dr. Richard Starke, MLA Vermilion-Lloydminster Constituency Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Bruce MacDuff, Mayor

Vermilion has year round activities that cater to everyone. We encourage you to take time to shop in our historic downtown and our Lakeland Mall, go for a round of golf at the Vermilion Golf & Country Club, take in a swim at the Lakeland College pool and visit our Vermilion Heritage Museum. Our Vermilion Provincial Park will provide you with a great camping experience, great walking/ski trails, spray park, mini golf, soccer fields, trout pond and playgrounds.

Greetings, It is my pleasure on behalf of the Vermilion-Lloydminster Constituency to invite you to come and explore all that Vermilion has to offer. Vermilion has a rich history, a beautiful provincial park filled with opportunities to enjoy nature and a vibrant business community. Indeed there is nothing small about Vermilion from the vast walking or cross country skiing trails to the amazing arts and cultural events held throughout the year. There certainly is something for everyone to enjoy. It is with pride the Vermilion Agricultural Society plays host each summer to one of Alberta’s oldest Agriculture Fairs.

Details on our community cultural and recreational activities happening in Vermilion are hosted on one calendar for you. Visit www.vermilion.ca and follow The Good Life Institute Logo under events on our homepage to open a variety of great events happening in and around our community. Vermilion is also host to a wide variety of accommodation options including hotels, Lakeland College’s Alumni House and camping in the Vermilion Provincial Park. So while you are here we encourage you to extend your day trip to an overnight stay! We thank you for visiting and hope you enjoy your stay in Vermilion and get an opportunity to immerse yourself in Vermilion. Vermilion - New Ideas For Living! Bruce MacDuff, Mayor

This is a true example of how a community of volunteers can put on a world class event which sees over 20,000 people attend each year. You may also want to take the time to tour through the beautiful gardens on the Lakeland College campus which is home to Canada’s only student run farm. The invitation has been extended and now it is up to you to come and enjoy everything we have to offer – so come, explore and meet new friends. Sincerely, Dr. Richard Starke MLA, Vermilion-Lloydminster Constituency Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Join us ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT We welcome your business.

The Town of Vermilion places a high priority on Economic Development – but just like you, we know that there is more to life than business. Vermilion has a quality of life that is second to none. We have the best of both worlds – big-city amenities with small-town friendliness and security. We are very excited that you are investing some of your valuable time to learn about the Town of Vermilion. Strategically located along the picturesque Vermilion River at the main intersection of Yellowhead Highway #16 and Buffalo Trail Highway #41, Vermilion is a hub within the Alberta Eastern Trade Corridor. Two hours east of Edmonton, Alberta and the Edmonton International Airport and only 30 minutes to Lloydminster, AB/ SK, Vermilion has become and is recognized as a strong and effective service centre.

Vermilion Economic Development 5021 - 49 Avenue, Vermilion, AB T9X 1X1 Phone: 780.581.2419 Fax: 780.853.4910 Email: economic@vermilion.ca @NewIdeas4Living

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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

Our local economy is based primarily on three key sectors – agriculture, the oil and gas industry and education. With new developments in Industrial, Highway Commercial and Residential, the Town of Vermilion is experiencing a large increase in business investment. Many of our existing businesses are family owned and operated with some of these businesses over one hundred years old.

In Vermilion we offer ‘New Ideas for Living’ and New Ideas for Business. Vermilion offers quality parks including the Vermilion Provincial Park, recreational and cultural facilities and programs complimented by well designed neighborhoods and crescents, along with a mix of commercial and industrial businesses.

Project Co-ordinator: Mary Lee Prior, Community Economic Development Coordinator Publisher: TNC Publishing Group Marketing Director: Erwin Jack Art Director: Anne Allen Marketing: Juliet Stroud Accounting & Administration: Nancy Salatino Town of Vermilion Magazine is published by TNC Publishing Group in conjunction with and for the Town of Vermilion. The publisher accepts no responsibility for advertising claims, the safe arrival of unsolicited manuscripts, transparencies, illustrations or other materials: however inquiries are welcome.

We also offer outstanding medical services. We like to shop locally in Vermilion where familiar faces greet customers within an array of businesses including pharmacy, clothing, furniture, hardware/lumber, agricultural dealerships, oilfield companies, boutiques and restaurants. Our residents are outstanding citizens donating their time, talents and finances to local boards, cultural groups, committees and sports teams. Vermilion is so active it is hard not to get involved. Our Economic Development office gives personal attention to make sure you get what you need to locate in Vermilion. For more information about our ideal business community, contact us today! Mary Lee Prior, Economic Development Phone: 780.581.2419 Email: economic@vermilion.ca www.vermilion.ca

For additional inquiries call 1.888.822.8112 #1, 6923 Farrell Road S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 0T3 A Division of TNC Publishing Group tncpublishing.com PRINTED IN CANADA. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without prior written permission from the publisher.

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LOCATION

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Vermilion, Alberta, Canada

About Us

The Town of Vermilion is strategically located on the crossroads of Yellowhead Highway #16 and Buffalo Trail Highway #41. Vermilion is a cornerstone within Alberta HUB and the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor between the high population centre of Edmonton, the City of Lloydminster and the Saskatchewan border, and the resource rich areas of Northeastern Alberta. With Highway #41 descending south to the U.S. border, Vermilion sits on two main transportation routes that host a number of vital supply chains to the region. Vermilion is a key member of Alberta HUB with Alberta HUB being a partner in the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor. The Eastern Trade Corridor is part of the Ports to Plains Alliance which is a 2300 mile highway system from the Gulf of Mexico through the United States to the Alberta HUB region.

The Vermilion and District Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1906. Founded originally as Vermilion Board of Trade to promote and maintain a proud and prosperous business community in Vermilion.

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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

The Vermilion and District Chamber of Commerce is affiliated with Alberta Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce as part of a global business association. All of these organizations are recognized throughout the world. The Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce requires the active involvement of board and members to carry out their annual events and activities.

A volunteer operational board and a manager make up the local chamber.

“Our local Chamber of Commerce is vital to our business community.” Amin Tran, President

The Chamber hosts several yearly events and activities including. • Meeting Luncheons • Farm Curl • Women’s Conference • Small Business Week • Candy Cane Countdown • Festival of Trees

The Vermilion and District Chamber of Commerce is a strong collective voice committed to fostering a prosperous, vibrant and dynamic business community and is a proud members-focused organization responding to members’ evolving needs at the local, regional and national levels. Vermilion Chamber of Commerce 4606 - 52 Street, Vermilion AB T9X 0A1 Phone: 780.853.6593 Fax: 780.853.1740 Email: office@vermilionchamber.ca

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LOCATION

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Vermilion, Alberta, Canada

About Us

The Town of Vermilion is strategically located on the crossroads of Yellowhead Highway #16 and Buffalo Trail Highway #41. Vermilion is a cornerstone within Alberta HUB and the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor between the high population centre of Edmonton, the City of Lloydminster and the Saskatchewan border, and the resource rich areas of Northeastern Alberta. With Highway #41 descending south to the U.S. border, Vermilion sits on two main transportation routes that host a number of vital supply chains to the region. Vermilion is a key member of Alberta HUB with Alberta HUB being a partner in the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor. The Eastern Trade Corridor is part of the Ports to Plains Alliance which is a 2300 mile highway system from the Gulf of Mexico through the United States to the Alberta HUB region.

The Vermilion and District Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1906. Founded originally as Vermilion Board of Trade to promote and maintain a proud and prosperous business community in Vermilion.

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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

The Vermilion and District Chamber of Commerce is affiliated with Alberta Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce as part of a global business association. All of these organizations are recognized throughout the world. The Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce requires the active involvement of board and members to carry out their annual events and activities.

A volunteer operational board and a manager make up the local chamber.

“Our local Chamber of Commerce is vital to our business community.” Amin Tran, President

The Chamber hosts several yearly events and activities including. • Meeting Luncheons • Farm Curl • Women’s Conference • Small Business Week • Candy Cane Countdown • Festival of Trees

The Vermilion and District Chamber of Commerce is a strong collective voice committed to fostering a prosperous, vibrant and dynamic business community and is a proud members-focused organization responding to members’ evolving needs at the local, regional and national levels. Vermilion Chamber of Commerce 4606 - 52 Street, Vermilion AB T9X 0A1 Phone: 780.853.6593 Fax: 780.853.1740 Email: office@vermilionchamber.ca

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TRANSPORTATION & COMMUNICATIONS

Visit us MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES Water: The Alberta Central East (ACE)

Regional Water System is connected to the Town of Vermilion’s system. This regional system includes over 350 km of pipeline that feeds potable water from a transfer station in Vegreville to Vermilion. The water is supplied from the North Saskatchewan River by EPCOR Utilities Inc.

Sewage: Sewage is collected in a me-

chanical “external aeration” plant and after treatment is allowed to flow into a backup lagoon system and then into the Vermilion River. Both plants operate under the standards of Alberta Environment.

Garbage Collection: Garbage is collect-

ed weekly in the residential areas and daily in the commercial areas. Container service is available and wastes are transported to the Regional Transfer Station. The town also operates a recycling facility.

Town of Vermilion Phone:780.853.5358 Fax:780.853.4910 5021 - 49 Ave. Vermilion, AB T9X 1X1 Website: www.vermilion.ca Facebook:/TownofVermilion Twitter: @NewIdeas4Living (Economic) Twitter: @TownofVermilion (General Info) Email: info@vermilion.ca Town Manager Phone:780.581.2403 Arena Phone: 780.853.2838 5514 College Drive Community Economic Development Phone:780.581.2419 Community Services Phone:780.581.2402

Telephone, Power and Gas: Telephone

Curling Rink Phone:780.853.5638 5510 College Drive

Policing: Vermilion is policed by the

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Phone:780.581.2413

service is provided by Telus, electrical service and natural gas are provided by Atco.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police which provides services for this rural detachment as well as highway patrol.

Fire Dept: Our community is protected by a 30 person volunteer Fire Department & enhanced with a beneficial partnership with the County of Vermilion River.

Finance & Administration Phone:780.581.2400 Fire Alarm Only 911

Fire Department (Office) Phone: 780.853.5883 5010 Railway Ave. Midtown Medical Clinic Phone: 780.853.2809 5706 - 50 Ave.

Highway

Vermilion is located at the junction of Highways 16 (Yellowhead) and 41. The Yellowhead is Canada’s Northern Trans Canada Highway and is now recording greater volumes than the Southern Trans Canada Highway #1. The Yellowhead is twinned from Lloydminster to Jasper. Highway 41 is a north-south highway linking Cold Lake to Medicine Hat.

Railway

Vermilion is a terminal point for the Canadian National Railway. The CN line is a secondary main line connecting Edmonton to the west and Saskatoon to the east. Spur trackage is available as well as CN lease land for industrial and commercial entities.

Airport

The Vermilion Municipal Airport has a runway measuring 3300’ x 75’. An Air Terminal Building is open on a 24-hour basis. The Airport is completely located within the Town, and the downtown core is within walking distance from the Airport.

The Vermilion Municipal Airport is a paved, lighted,

year round facility. Weather information is available through radio from the Lloydminster Airport. Agricultural air application, spraying and seeding are available through private contractors. Land for private hangers or for industrial use is available.

Bus

Greyhound operates daily scheduled service both east and west.

Courier Services

DHL, Purolator, Greyhound

Communications

Newspapers:

Vermilion Standard, circulation: 3,200 Vermilion Voice, circulation: 5,500 Telus Fibre Optics Network:

Infrastructure from Saskatoon to Edmonton, Alberta passes through Vermilion. Cable TV: Shaw Cable

Planning and Development Phone:780.581.2404 Public Library Phone: 780.853.4288 5001 - 49 Ave. Website: www.vplibrary.ca Email: info@vplibrary.ca Recycle Centre Phone: 780.853.1894 4018 - 52 Ave. Regional Waste Transfer Station Phone: 780.853.4572 Pare Drive (North) RCMP Phone: 780.853.4441 5115 - 50 Ave. Senior Support Program Phone: 780.581.2414 Stadium Phone: 780.853.5546 5510 College Drive Transportation & Utilities Phone: 780.581.2415

Health Services: See Pages 32 and 34

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TRANSPORTATION & COMMUNICATIONS

Visit us MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES Water: The Alberta Central East (ACE)

Regional Water System is connected to the Town of Vermilion’s system. This regional system includes over 350 km of pipeline that feeds potable water from a transfer station in Vegreville to Vermilion. The water is supplied from the North Saskatchewan River by EPCOR Utilities Inc.

Sewage: Sewage is collected in a me-

chanical “external aeration” plant and after treatment is allowed to flow into a backup lagoon system and then into the Vermilion River. Both plants operate under the standards of Alberta Environment.

Garbage Collection: Garbage is collect-

ed weekly in the residential areas and daily in the commercial areas. Container service is available and wastes are transported to the Regional Transfer Station. The town also operates a recycling facility.

Town of Vermilion Phone:780.853.5358 Fax:780.853.4910 5021 - 49 Ave. Vermilion, AB T9X 1X1 Website: www.vermilion.ca Facebook:/TownofVermilion Twitter: @NewIdeas4Living (Economic) Twitter: @TownofVermilion (General Info) Email: info@vermilion.ca Town Manager Phone:780.581.2403 Arena Phone: 780.853.2838 5514 College Drive Community Economic Development Phone:780.581.2419 Community Services Phone:780.581.2402

Telephone, Power and Gas: Telephone

Curling Rink Phone:780.853.5638 5510 College Drive

Policing: Vermilion is policed by the

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Phone:780.581.2413

service is provided by Telus, electrical service and natural gas are provided by Atco.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police which provides services for this rural detachment as well as highway patrol.

Fire Dept: Our community is protected by a 30 person volunteer Fire Department & enhanced with a beneficial partnership with the County of Vermilion River.

Finance & Administration Phone:780.581.2400 Fire Alarm Only 911

Fire Department (Office) Phone: 780.853.5883 5010 Railway Ave. Midtown Medical Clinic Phone: 780.853.2809 5706 - 50 Ave.

Highway

Vermilion is located at the junction of Highways 16 (Yellowhead) and 41. The Yellowhead is Canada’s Northern Trans Canada Highway and is now recording greater volumes than the Southern Trans Canada Highway #1. The Yellowhead is twinned from Lloydminster to Jasper. Highway 41 is a north-south highway linking Cold Lake to Medicine Hat.

Railway

Vermilion is a terminal point for the Canadian National Railway. The CN line is a secondary main line connecting Edmonton to the west and Saskatoon to the east. Spur trackage is available as well as CN lease land for industrial and commercial entities.

Airport

The Vermilion Municipal Airport has a runway measuring 3300’ x 75’. An Air Terminal Building is open on a 24-hour basis. The Airport is completely located within the Town, and the downtown core is within walking distance from the Airport.

The Vermilion Municipal Airport is a paved, lighted,

year round facility. Weather information is available through radio from the Lloydminster Airport. Agricultural air application, spraying and seeding are available through private contractors. Land for private hangers or for industrial use is available.

Bus

Greyhound operates daily scheduled service both east and west.

Courier Services

DHL, Purolator, Greyhound

Communications

Newspapers:

Vermilion Standard, circulation: 3,200 Vermilion Voice, circulation: 5,500 Telus Fibre Optics Network:

Infrastructure from Saskatoon to Edmonton, Alberta passes through Vermilion. Cable TV: Shaw Cable

Planning and Development Phone:780.581.2404 Public Library Phone: 780.853.4288 5001 - 49 Ave. Website: www.vplibrary.ca Email: info@vplibrary.ca Recycle Centre Phone: 780.853.1894 4018 - 52 Ave. Regional Waste Transfer Station Phone: 780.853.4572 Pare Drive (North) RCMP Phone: 780.853.4441 5115 - 50 Ave. Senior Support Program Phone: 780.581.2414 Stadium Phone: 780.853.5546 5510 College Drive Transportation & Utilities Phone: 780.581.2415

Health Services: See Pages 32 and 34

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BUSINESS FINANCING

Shop Locally BUSINESS RESOURCES Starting a Business Interested in starting a business? You’re not alone. A number of resources are available to help you.

Business Incentive Programs

Details on the Town of Vermilion’s Business Incentive Programs can be found on our website www.vermilion.ca under the Economic Development tab. • New Business Development Incentive Program • Style Your Business • Community Development & Infill Program

Business Advisory Services

Business ventures in Vermilion are supported by a number of local, regional and provincial resources. Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)

Phone: 780.581.2345 www.afsc.ca Provides loans to farmers, agri-businesses and other small businesses. BizPal

www.newideasforliving.ca/bizpal/ A free and innovative tool that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about permits and licences.

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Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 780.853.6593 www.vermilionchamber.ca Promotes, represents and enhances the interests of Vermilion’s business community. Vermilion Economic Development

Phone: 780.581.2419 www.vermilion.ca Business referral services, information on business licensing, zoning and statistics. Job Skills, Training and Labour Government of Alberta

Phone: 780.581.1123 www.abworkforceinfo.com Guidance, resources and information for job-seekers and employers. Vermilion Public Library

Phone: 780.853.4288 www.vermilionpubliclibrary.ca Business resources including books, research material, business workshops, databases, etc. Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development

Phone: 403.310.3276 www.agric.gov.ab.ca Services for businesses in the primary production and value-added areas of agriculture. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Phone: 1.800.713.3558 www.awebusiness.com Business advising, skills development, financing and networking opportunities.

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

BDC

Phone: 1.888.463.6232 www.bdc.ca Financing, capital and consulting services to help grow small/medium-size enterprises. Community Futures Lloydminster & Region

Business financing and professional services for the Town of Vermilion is serviced by a number of local institutions and firms to assist businesses.While there are very few government grants available to support business development, there are some government-funded alternative financing programs available. The Business Link provides a good resource to learn more about financing options.

ATB Financial

Scotiabank

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

TD Canada Trust

Advantage Insurance & Investment Advisors

Investors Group Financial Services

AFSC

MacDuff Financial Services

5125 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.2949 5039 - 49 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.581.2345

5014 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4080

4940 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5351

Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

5016 - 49 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5738

#202, 5208 - 46 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.581.7111 5008 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.1885

5037 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5386 5002 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5327 Vermilion Credit Union

5019 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.2822

Professional Business Services

A number of key business services are available in the Town of Vermilion to help you succeed in your business, including accounting, law, business advisory and real estate firms. For more information visit www.vermilion.ca under the Economic Development Tab

Phone: 1.888.875.5458 www.lloydminsterandregion.albertacf.com Business counseling, training, loans, selfemployment program, and more. Futurpreneur Canada

Phone: 1.800.464.2923 www.futurpreneur.ca Mentoring, financing and business resources for youth ages 18-34. The Business Link

Phone: 1.800.272.9675 www.canadabusiness.ab.ca Information and learning opportunities for those starting or expanding a business. Regional Business Accelerator

Phone: 780.875.8881 Ext 202 www.smallbusinessinformation.ca Fostering the start-up, growth, and retention of local businesses.

Rural Alberta Business Centre (RABC)

Phone: 1.855.594.1010 www.rabc.ca Click on Cold Lake Information, advice, business training and research services to business owners. Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

Phone: 780.853.5738 www.fcc-fac.ca Provides loans to farmers, agri-businesses and other small agri-related businesses. www.vermilion.ca

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BUSINESS FINANCING

Shop Locally BUSINESS RESOURCES Starting a Business Interested in starting a business? You’re not alone. A number of resources are available to help you.

Business Incentive Programs

Details on the Town of Vermilion’s Business Incentive Programs can be found on our website www.vermilion.ca under the Economic Development tab. • New Business Development Incentive Program • Style Your Business • Community Development & Infill Program

Business Advisory Services

Business ventures in Vermilion are supported by a number of local, regional and provincial resources. Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)

Phone: 780.581.2345 www.afsc.ca Provides loans to farmers, agri-businesses and other small businesses. BizPal

www.newideasforliving.ca/bizpal/ A free and innovative tool that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about permits and licences.

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Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 780.853.6593 www.vermilionchamber.ca Promotes, represents and enhances the interests of Vermilion’s business community. Vermilion Economic Development

Phone: 780.581.2419 www.vermilion.ca Business referral services, information on business licensing, zoning and statistics. Job Skills, Training and Labour Government of Alberta

Phone: 780.581.1123 www.abworkforceinfo.com Guidance, resources and information for job-seekers and employers. Vermilion Public Library

Phone: 780.853.4288 www.vermilionpubliclibrary.ca Business resources including books, research material, business workshops, databases, etc. Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development

Phone: 403.310.3276 www.agric.gov.ab.ca Services for businesses in the primary production and value-added areas of agriculture. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Phone: 1.800.713.3558 www.awebusiness.com Business advising, skills development, financing and networking opportunities.

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

BDC

Phone: 1.888.463.6232 www.bdc.ca Financing, capital and consulting services to help grow small/medium-size enterprises. Community Futures Lloydminster & Region

Business financing and professional services for the Town of Vermilion is serviced by a number of local institutions and firms to assist businesses.While there are very few government grants available to support business development, there are some government-funded alternative financing programs available. The Business Link provides a good resource to learn more about financing options.

ATB Financial

Scotiabank

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

TD Canada Trust

Advantage Insurance & Investment Advisors

Investors Group Financial Services

AFSC

MacDuff Financial Services

5125 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.2949 5039 - 49 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.581.2345

5014 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4080

4940 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5351

Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

5016 - 49 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5738

#202, 5208 - 46 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.581.7111 5008 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.1885

5037 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5386 5002 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5327 Vermilion Credit Union

5019 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.2822

Professional Business Services

A number of key business services are available in the Town of Vermilion to help you succeed in your business, including accounting, law, business advisory and real estate firms. For more information visit www.vermilion.ca under the Economic Development Tab

Phone: 1.888.875.5458 www.lloydminsterandregion.albertacf.com Business counseling, training, loans, selfemployment program, and more. Futurpreneur Canada

Phone: 1.800.464.2923 www.futurpreneur.ca Mentoring, financing and business resources for youth ages 18-34. The Business Link

Phone: 1.800.272.9675 www.canadabusiness.ab.ca Information and learning opportunities for those starting or expanding a business. Regional Business Accelerator

Phone: 780.875.8881 Ext 202 www.smallbusinessinformation.ca Fostering the start-up, growth, and retention of local businesses.

Rural Alberta Business Centre (RABC)

Phone: 1.855.594.1010 www.rabc.ca Click on Cold Lake Information, advice, business training and research services to business owners. Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

Phone: 780.853.5738 www.fcc-fac.ca Provides loans to farmers, agri-businesses and other small agri-related businesses. www.vermilion.ca

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ENERGY

Grow with us AGRICULTURE One of our largest industries.

Agriculture is the foundation on which the Vermilion Region was built. Since the area was first settled in the early 1900’s, agriculture has played a vital role in the development of the region. Agriculture is one of the region’s largest industries, pumping over 1 billion dollars into the economy. The industry includes grain, oil seeds, beef, hogs, specialized livestock, and dairy products. The region is host to numerous trade shows, seminars and sales related to the agriculture industry. Lakeland College’s roots in agricultural education go back more than 100 years. Students benefit from Lakeland’s most powerful learning tool, the Student Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland. The SMF serves as a large lab for students. They learn theory in the classroom and put it into practice using the college farm at the Vermilion campus. The SMF’s crop, beef (commercial and purebred), dairy and sheep units have student teams that participate in meetings, set goals, follow a budget, make marketing decisions and do some of the hands-on work all with the goal of running a profitable and sustainable agribusiness. There’s also an applied research student group that works with Lakeland’s applied research department to plan and execute research projects. Livestock and crop research activities are increasing at the college.

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For example, GrowSafe technology is being used to monitor individual feed intake of cattle and sheep and test different feed rations. On the crop side, a four-year crop input intensity trial started in 2014. The trial will examine the economic and yield benefits of crop inputs at various levels of product use and management. Just outside of the Town of Vermilion, Nilsson Bros. Vermilion offers a Direct Livestock Marketing System, access to finance programs for bred cows and feeders and complete order buying and processing. Nilsson Bros. own and operate a diverse group of agri-business ventures including meat-packing plants, food-processing facilities, auction markets, livestock feeder buying services, satellite auction sales, livestock commodity trading, livestock financing, farm & ranch insurance, and cow/calf ranches. Agland 4915-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5361 Anderson’s Northside Trailer SE4-51-6-W4 Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4406 Cargill Ltd Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6200 Crop Production Services 4409-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.3283

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

Ireland Farm Equipment Ltd. 4814-49 Street Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4013 J.S.K. Sales and Service Ltd. 5004-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4991 Nilsson Bros. Inc.,Vermilion Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5372 Rocky Mountain Equipment 4722-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6851 United Farmers of Alberta 4908-47 Ave. (Building & Farm Supplies) 4910-47 Ave. (Fuel Services) Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5323 Vermilion Seed Cleaner Co-op 4418-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5488 Vermilion Packers Ltd. 4825-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4622 Vermilion Veterinary Clinic 4401-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5904 Viterra Inc. 4430-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4711 Webb’s Crop Services Ltd. 3902-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6565 Webb’s Machinery (Vermilion) Ltd. 4704-44 Street Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5196

About Us On the crossroads of Yellowhead Highway #16 and Buffalo Trail Highway #41, Vermilion is strategically located between the oil fields in Wainwright, Lloydminster, Elk Point and Cold Lake. All areas are easily accessible from Vermilion. Located within the Alberta HUB region Vermilion benefits and has access from the Cold Lake oil sands area as well as a major part of the Athabasca oil sands - one of the largest oil and gas reserves in Alberta. Currently the Town of Vermilion is experiencing economic growth from the energy sector as multiple energy companies undertake pipeline expansions to the east and west of Vermilion and a Oil Rail Loading Facility begins development to the west.

In Vermilion, land prices are moderate and new residential developments encourage easy and affordable relocation or start up for businesses both large and small.

The Town of Vermilion is located in the hub of the Oil and Gas Sector for the Northeast Region. As such, the Town has developed three new business parks – a Highway Commercial Business Park adjacent to Highway 41 and two new Industrial Business Parks.

The two industrial parks are strategically located - Yellowhead Business Park overlooking Highway 16 and East Point Business Park adjacent to the Vermilion Airport (Page 9). Both industrial parks have easy access to Highways 16 and 41. Millions of dollars of freight passing north and south between the Athabasca Oil Sands and the United States, as well as east and west across Canada, directly move past these business parks. Vermilion is only 200 km east of Edmonton and 61 km west of Lloydminster. Virtually all of the commerce that comes through town passes the two industrial business parks. For a full listing of our businesses in the Oil & Gas Industry, visit our Business Directory on our website: www.vermilion.ca under the Economic Development tab.

www.vermilion.ca

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ENERGY

Grow with us AGRICULTURE One of our largest industries.

Agriculture is the foundation on which the Vermilion Region was built. Since the area was first settled in the early 1900’s, agriculture has played a vital role in the development of the region. Agriculture is one of the region’s largest industries, pumping over 1 billion dollars into the economy. The industry includes grain, oil seeds, beef, hogs, specialized livestock, and dairy products. The region is host to numerous trade shows, seminars and sales related to the agriculture industry. Lakeland College’s roots in agricultural education go back more than 100 years. Students benefit from Lakeland’s most powerful learning tool, the Student Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland. The SMF serves as a large lab for students. They learn theory in the classroom and put it into practice using the college farm at the Vermilion campus. The SMF’s crop, beef (commercial and purebred), dairy and sheep units have student teams that participate in meetings, set goals, follow a budget, make marketing decisions and do some of the hands-on work all with the goal of running a profitable and sustainable agribusiness. There’s also an applied research student group that works with Lakeland’s applied research department to plan and execute research projects. Livestock and crop research activities are increasing at the college.

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For example, GrowSafe technology is being used to monitor individual feed intake of cattle and sheep and test different feed rations. On the crop side, a four-year crop input intensity trial started in 2014. The trial will examine the economic and yield benefits of crop inputs at various levels of product use and management. Just outside of the Town of Vermilion, Nilsson Bros. Vermilion offers a Direct Livestock Marketing System, access to finance programs for bred cows and feeders and complete order buying and processing. Nilsson Bros. own and operate a diverse group of agri-business ventures including meat-packing plants, food-processing facilities, auction markets, livestock feeder buying services, satellite auction sales, livestock commodity trading, livestock financing, farm & ranch insurance, and cow/calf ranches. Agland 4915-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5361 Anderson’s Northside Trailer SE4-51-6-W4 Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4406 Cargill Ltd Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6200 Crop Production Services 4409-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.3283

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

Ireland Farm Equipment Ltd. 4814-49 Street Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4013 J.S.K. Sales and Service Ltd. 5004-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4991 Nilsson Bros. Inc.,Vermilion Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5372 Rocky Mountain Equipment 4722-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6851 United Farmers of Alberta 4908-47 Ave. (Building & Farm Supplies) 4910-47 Ave. (Fuel Services) Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5323 Vermilion Seed Cleaner Co-op 4418-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5488 Vermilion Packers Ltd. 4825-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4622 Vermilion Veterinary Clinic 4401-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5904 Viterra Inc. 4430-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4711 Webb’s Crop Services Ltd. 3902-47 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6565 Webb’s Machinery (Vermilion) Ltd. 4704-44 Street Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5196

About Us On the crossroads of Yellowhead Highway #16 and Buffalo Trail Highway #41, Vermilion is strategically located between the oil fields in Wainwright, Lloydminster, Elk Point and Cold Lake. All areas are easily accessible from Vermilion. Located within the Alberta HUB region Vermilion benefits and has access from the Cold Lake oil sands area as well as a major part of the Athabasca oil sands - one of the largest oil and gas reserves in Alberta. Currently the Town of Vermilion is experiencing economic growth from the energy sector as multiple energy companies undertake pipeline expansions to the east and west of Vermilion and a Oil Rail Loading Facility begins development to the west.

In Vermilion, land prices are moderate and new residential developments encourage easy and affordable relocation or start up for businesses both large and small.

The Town of Vermilion is located in the hub of the Oil and Gas Sector for the Northeast Region. As such, the Town has developed three new business parks – a Highway Commercial Business Park adjacent to Highway 41 and two new Industrial Business Parks.

The two industrial parks are strategically located - Yellowhead Business Park overlooking Highway 16 and East Point Business Park adjacent to the Vermilion Airport (Page 9). Both industrial parks have easy access to Highways 16 and 41. Millions of dollars of freight passing north and south between the Athabasca Oil Sands and the United States, as well as east and west across Canada, directly move past these business parks. Vermilion is only 200 km east of Edmonton and 61 km west of Lloydminster. Virtually all of the commerce that comes through town passes the two industrial business parks. For a full listing of our businesses in the Oil & Gas Industry, visit our Business Directory on our website: www.vermilion.ca under the Economic Development tab.

www.vermilion.ca

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EDUCATION Public Schools

Separate Schools

Other Educational Programs

Vermilion Elementary School (VES) (Grades K-6)

St. Jerome’s School (Grades K-12)

CLASS Vermilion River Adult Learning

J.R. Robson School (Grades 7-12)

For more information about our separate schools, contact us today! East Central Alberta Catholic Separate Schools Regional Division No. 16 1018 - 1st Ave., Wainwright, AB T9W 1G9 Phone:780.842.3992 Fax:780.842.5322 www.ecacs16.ab.ca

4837 - 44 Street, Vermilion, AB T9X 1G3 Phone:780.853.5444 Fax:780.853.4815 http://ves.btps.ca

5102 - 46 Street, Vermilion, AB T9X 1G5 Phone:780.853.4177 Fax:780.853.2920 http://jrrobson.btps.ca Vermilion Outreach School (Grades 10-12)

An alternative High School, Vermilion Outreach provides an educational program that gives students the opportunity to complete their high school diploma outside of the traditional school setting. 4919 - 51 Ave. Vermilion, AB T9X 1S8 Phone:780.853.2111 Fax:780.853.2005 http://vos.btps.ca For more information about our public schools, contact us today! Buffalo Trail Public Schools Central Services 1041 - 10A St., Wainwright, AB T9W 2R4 Phone:780.842.6144 Fax:780.842.3255 E-Mail: central_office@btps.ca www.btps.ca

4820 - 46 St., Vermilion, AB T9X 1G2 Phone:780.853.5251 Fax:780.853.4343 http://www.stjschool.com

Home Schooling School of Hope - Vermilion Home Schooling (Grades 1 -12)

Many students and their families choose the School of Hope for our flexible learning environment. Each student can complete his or her coursework at their own pace and has access to knowledgeable and dedicated teachers and staff to support them along the way. 5212 Railway Ave. Vermilion, AB T9X 1C2 Phone:780.853.2188 Fax:780.853.9798 Toll Free: 1.888.350.4673 https://schoolofhope.org/

CLASS offers essential skills in literacy for adults in Math, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and much more. Phone: 780.853.2000 www.classab.ca Kids Korner After School Care

An accredited program offering quality childcare for children grades 1 to 6. Phone: 780.853.4177 or Phone: 780.581.0108 Vermilion and Area Brighter Beginnings

A 4-part program consisting of home visitation (0-6yrs), centre based private preschool, community outreaches and a summer program. Phone: 780.853.6633 Vermilion Play Development Early Learning Center

An accredited program that offers preschool programming, kindercare and quality childcare. Phone: 780.581.0108 Vermilion Family Day Home

An accredited program offering quality childcare for newborn to after school age children. Phone: 780.853.6190

Live the Learning POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION Lakeland College Lakeland College offers you the opportunity to get out of the typical classroom setting and “Live the Learning.” Through modernized trades and technology facilities, innovative labs including the Student Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland, exciting field trips, and plenty of practicums, Lakeland College will bring your learning to life.

Lakeland College is also actively involved in applied research through its Centre for Sustainable Innovation. Research is conducted primarily in the areas of agricultural sciences, energy, and environmental sciences. The Renewable Energy Learning Centre, a net-zero energy classroom and office building, is the centerpiece of the college’s renewable energy research.

The options for study at Lakeland College are as diverse as the college. The Vermilion campus is the site of programs in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, fire and emergency services, human services, interior design technology, and trades pre-employment and apprenticeship technical training. The college farm includes 1,700+ acres of crop and pasture land plus a variety of facilities including a dairy barn, cattle and sheep facility, and small animal clinic.

While students are the reason that any college exists, its facilities often become a focal point for community activities. Lakeland College is proud of the diverse range of facilities and resources that are available for both our students and the broader community, including Alumni Hall Theatre, Recreation Centre, Equine Centre, Alumni House and residences.

Each year thousands of students take full-time, part-time and short term emergency services programs and courses through the college’s Emergency Training Centre. The 50-acre site in town and 27-acre remote site south of Vermilion are filled with contemporary props for hands-on learning experiences.

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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

The Vermilion campus is often the setting for wedding and family photos. The attractiveness of the Vermilion campus grounds has much to do with the foresight of William J. Elliott, the college’s principal from 1924 until 1932. “Pop” Elliott was a devoted horticulturist and he was determined to improve the college grounds.

He planted trees and shrubs and created flower beds and walkways. Because of his efforts, Lakeland has a beautiful campus that students love and visitors admire. Fittingly the Vermilion campus arboretum is named the W.J. Elliott Arboretum. Lakeland College’s Lloydminster campus is home to business, energy and petroleum technology, health and wellness, and university transfer programming. A new Energy Centre will open in the fall of 2014 at the Lloydminster campus. For more information, contact: Lakeland College Toll Free: 1.800.661.6490 Email: livethelearning@lakelandcollege.ca Website: www.lakelandcollege.ca Vermilion Campus - Lakeland College Phone: 780.853.8400 5707 College Drive Vermilion AB T9X 1K5 Lloydminster Campus - Lakeland College Phone: 780.871.5700 2602 59 Avenue Lloydminster AB T9V 3N7

www.vermilion.ca

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EDUCATION Public Schools

Separate Schools

Other Educational Programs

Vermilion Elementary School (VES) (Grades K-6)

St. Jerome’s School (Grades K-12)

CLASS Vermilion River Adult Learning

J.R. Robson School (Grades 7-12)

For more information about our separate schools, contact us today! East Central Alberta Catholic Separate Schools Regional Division No. 16 1018 - 1st Ave., Wainwright, AB T9W 1G9 Phone:780.842.3992 Fax:780.842.5322 www.ecacs16.ab.ca

4837 - 44 Street, Vermilion, AB T9X 1G3 Phone:780.853.5444 Fax:780.853.4815 http://ves.btps.ca

5102 - 46 Street, Vermilion, AB T9X 1G5 Phone:780.853.4177 Fax:780.853.2920 http://jrrobson.btps.ca Vermilion Outreach School (Grades 10-12)

An alternative High School, Vermilion Outreach provides an educational program that gives students the opportunity to complete their high school diploma outside of the traditional school setting. 4919 - 51 Ave. Vermilion, AB T9X 1S8 Phone:780.853.2111 Fax:780.853.2005 http://vos.btps.ca For more information about our public schools, contact us today! Buffalo Trail Public Schools Central Services 1041 - 10A St., Wainwright, AB T9W 2R4 Phone:780.842.6144 Fax:780.842.3255 E-Mail: central_office@btps.ca www.btps.ca

4820 - 46 St., Vermilion, AB T9X 1G2 Phone:780.853.5251 Fax:780.853.4343 http://www.stjschool.com

Home Schooling School of Hope - Vermilion Home Schooling (Grades 1 -12)

Many students and their families choose the School of Hope for our flexible learning environment. Each student can complete his or her coursework at their own pace and has access to knowledgeable and dedicated teachers and staff to support them along the way. 5212 Railway Ave. Vermilion, AB T9X 1C2 Phone:780.853.2188 Fax:780.853.9798 Toll Free: 1.888.350.4673 https://schoolofhope.org/

CLASS offers essential skills in literacy for adults in Math, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and much more. Phone: 780.853.2000 www.classab.ca Kids Korner After School Care

An accredited program offering quality childcare for children grades 1 to 6. Phone: 780.853.4177 or Phone: 780.581.0108 Vermilion and Area Brighter Beginnings

A 4-part program consisting of home visitation (0-6yrs), centre based private preschool, community outreaches and a summer program. Phone: 780.853.6633 Vermilion Play Development Early Learning Center

An accredited program that offers preschool programming, kindercare and quality childcare. Phone: 780.581.0108 Vermilion Family Day Home

An accredited program offering quality childcare for newborn to after school age children. Phone: 780.853.6190

Live the Learning POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION Lakeland College Lakeland College offers you the opportunity to get out of the typical classroom setting and “Live the Learning.” Through modernized trades and technology facilities, innovative labs including the Student Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland, exciting field trips, and plenty of practicums, Lakeland College will bring your learning to life.

Lakeland College is also actively involved in applied research through its Centre for Sustainable Innovation. Research is conducted primarily in the areas of agricultural sciences, energy, and environmental sciences. The Renewable Energy Learning Centre, a net-zero energy classroom and office building, is the centerpiece of the college’s renewable energy research.

The options for study at Lakeland College are as diverse as the college. The Vermilion campus is the site of programs in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, fire and emergency services, human services, interior design technology, and trades pre-employment and apprenticeship technical training. The college farm includes 1,700+ acres of crop and pasture land plus a variety of facilities including a dairy barn, cattle and sheep facility, and small animal clinic.

While students are the reason that any college exists, its facilities often become a focal point for community activities. Lakeland College is proud of the diverse range of facilities and resources that are available for both our students and the broader community, including Alumni Hall Theatre, Recreation Centre, Equine Centre, Alumni House and residences.

Each year thousands of students take full-time, part-time and short term emergency services programs and courses through the college’s Emergency Training Centre. The 50-acre site in town and 27-acre remote site south of Vermilion are filled with contemporary props for hands-on learning experiences.

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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

The Vermilion campus is often the setting for wedding and family photos. The attractiveness of the Vermilion campus grounds has much to do with the foresight of William J. Elliott, the college’s principal from 1924 until 1932. “Pop” Elliott was a devoted horticulturist and he was determined to improve the college grounds.

He planted trees and shrubs and created flower beds and walkways. Because of his efforts, Lakeland has a beautiful campus that students love and visitors admire. Fittingly the Vermilion campus arboretum is named the W.J. Elliott Arboretum. Lakeland College’s Lloydminster campus is home to business, energy and petroleum technology, health and wellness, and university transfer programming. A new Energy Centre will open in the fall of 2014 at the Lloydminster campus. For more information, contact: Lakeland College Toll Free: 1.800.661.6490 Email: livethelearning@lakelandcollege.ca Website: www.lakelandcollege.ca Vermilion Campus - Lakeland College Phone: 780.853.8400 5707 College Drive Vermilion AB T9X 1K5 Lloydminster Campus - Lakeland College Phone: 780.871.5700 2602 59 Avenue Lloydminster AB T9V 3N7

www.vermilion.ca

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Continuous Growth RETAIL & STATISTICS Substantial Growth.

As the Retail industry continues to expand within the region, the Town of Vermilion’s Retail and Service Sector shows continual growth with the addition of several new businesses to our community. Along Highway 41 some of the retailers and service providers include Tim Hortons, A & W, Boston Pizza, Sammy’s, Shell, Coop and more. As well, the Lakeland Mall and Downtown Vermilion play host to a variety of retail stores, personal and health services, professionals, dining, entertainment and government facilities. In 2013, the Town of Vermilion began pre-selling commercial lots just north of the main intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 41. Adjacent to the east side Highway #41 - Junction Sixteen 41 will make Vermilion home to two new hotels and have Vermilion see substantial growth within the Retail and Service Sector.

Tax Assessment Summary

35% 61%

Source: 2012 Municipal Census

Population Town of Vermilion

(2012 Municipal Census)

2013

2012

Tax Assessment

509,460,730

472,882,210

450,192,000

Source: Town of Vermilion, 2012-2014

4,545

2012

2013

January

o

C

F

-1 oF

April

2.9 C

37.3 oF

July

16.5 C

61.7 oF

4.4 oC

40 oF

o

Immediate Trading Area

21,000

October

Extended Trading Area

70,000

Annual Precipitation: 415 mm (16.33 in.)

(approximate)

o

-18.4 oC

7,905

Mill Rates

Development Permit Applications by Zone To Aug 31, 2014

Climate

County of Vermilion River

(approximate)

2014

Lived in Vermilion for more than 5 Years Moved to Vermilion in the last 5 Years Born in Vermilion in the last 5 Years

4%

(2011 Municipal Census)

Tax Year

Development Permits

Length of Residence in Vermilion

o

2014

2013

2012

Municipal Residential

5.8000

5.6200

5.7800

Municipal Residential - Self Serve

4.4500

4.200

4.3100

Municipal Non-Residential - M&E

8.8000

8.6200

8.8300

Recreation

1.7530

1.8541

1.7600

Residential

$4,913,000

$6,312,000

$6,511,000

Commercial

$15,785,000

$7,080,000

$2,240,500

Library

0.4099

0.4416

0.4400

Industrial

$550,000

$2,287,000

$1,276,000

ASFF Residential

2.4197

2.6090

2.4820

3.2571

3.6005

3.4311

Institutional

$2,700

$300,000

-

ASFF Non-Residential

Community

$130,000

$260,000

$4,000

Separate School Residential

2.4197

2.6090

2.4820

Other

-

-

-

Separate School Non-Residential

3.2571

3.6005

3.4311

Source: Town of Vermilion, 2012-2014

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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

Source: Town of Vermilion, 2012-2014


Continuous Growth RETAIL & STATISTICS Substantial Growth.

As the Retail industry continues to expand within the region, the Town of Vermilion’s Retail and Service Sector shows continual growth with the addition of several new businesses to our community. Along Highway 41 some of the retailers and service providers include Tim Hortons, A & W, Boston Pizza, Sammy’s, Shell, Coop and more. As well, the Lakeland Mall and Downtown Vermilion play host to a variety of retail stores, personal and health services, professionals, dining, entertainment and government facilities. In 2013, the Town of Vermilion began pre-selling commercial lots just north of the main intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 41. Adjacent to the east side Highway #41 - Junction Sixteen 41 will make Vermilion home to two new hotels and have Vermilion see substantial growth within the Retail and Service Sector.

Tax Assessment Summary

35% 61%

Source: 2012 Municipal Census

Population Town of Vermilion

(2012 Municipal Census)

2013

2012

Tax Assessment

509,460,730

472,882,210

450,192,000

Source: Town of Vermilion, 2012-2014

4,545

2012

2013

January

o

C

F

-1 oF

April

2.9 C

37.3 oF

July

16.5 C

61.7 oF

4.4 oC

40 oF

o

Immediate Trading Area

21,000

October

Extended Trading Area

70,000

Annual Precipitation: 415 mm (16.33 in.)

(approximate)

o

-18.4 oC

7,905

Mill Rates

Development Permit Applications by Zone To Aug 31, 2014

Climate

County of Vermilion River

(approximate)

2014

Lived in Vermilion for more than 5 Years Moved to Vermilion in the last 5 Years Born in Vermilion in the last 5 Years

4%

(2011 Municipal Census)

Tax Year

Development Permits

Length of Residence in Vermilion

o

2014

2013

2012

Municipal Residential

5.8000

5.6200

5.7800

Municipal Residential - Self Serve

4.4500

4.200

4.3100

Municipal Non-Residential - M&E

8.8000

8.6200

8.8300

Recreation

1.7530

1.8541

1.7600

Residential

$4,913,000

$6,312,000

$6,511,000

Commercial

$15,785,000

$7,080,000

$2,240,500

Library

0.4099

0.4416

0.4400

Industrial

$550,000

$2,287,000

$1,276,000

ASFF Residential

2.4197

2.6090

2.4820

3.2571

3.6005

3.4311

Institutional

$2,700

$300,000

-

ASFF Non-Residential

Community

$130,000

$260,000

$4,000

Separate School Residential

2.4197

2.6090

2.4820

Other

-

-

-

Separate School Non-Residential

3.2571

3.6005

3.4311

Source: Town of Vermilion, 2012-2014

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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

Source: Town of Vermilion, 2012-2014


GOOD LIFE INSTITUTE

Family Fun TOURISM, FESTIVALS & FAIRS Tourism

Parade:

Like Alberta, the Town of Vermilion is an exceptional vacation destination you won’t soon forget, filled with unique activities, urban charms and cultural jewels. For more information, visit: www.vermilion.ca Email: economic@vermilion.ca

Agricultural Fair

The Vermilion Agricultural Fair is presented by the Vermilion Agriculture Society. Events include a parade, trade show, animal judging, pony chuckwagon and chariot races, entertainment and agricultural/horticultural displays. Each year several thousand exhibitors showcase their talents in a friendly competitive spirit.

Exhibitors come from

across the province

to compete in the shows.

The Vermilion Agricultural Society is a not for profit organization run by volunteers. Many hours of work and organization by the volunteers of the society, committee members, the exhibitors and additional volunteers bring this event to fruition. The society’s goal is to make the fair informative, educational and fun for families.

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Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Livestock Shows:

The fair’s livestock shows are always popular attracting many exhibitors and spectators alike. Besides the competitive spirit, the shows also add to the sites, sounds and smells that help to keep the Vermilion Country Fair true to rural roots. Shows include: beef, light horse, heavy horse, sheep, chicken and goat. Trade Fair and More:

The Trade Fair Exhibit runs throughout the fair, and is part of the admission to the annual Vermilion Agricultural Fair. For more information on the Vermilion Agricultural Fair, please contact: Vermilion Agriculture Society Phone: 780.853.4108 Fax: 780.853.4838 Email: vermilionagsociety@gmail.com Website: www.vermilionag.ca

Upcoming Fair Dates

Canada Day in Vermilion

Head to downtown Vermilion on June 30 for the annual Canada Day and Multiculturalism Festival.

About Us We believe that people can live fuller, happier, healthier and more productive lives through educational experiences in a pristine, natural setting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

“We feature top-notch talented instructors.” The Good Life Institute develops ongoing programming for year-round classes and events in Vermilion, Alberta. We focus on courses in art & design, hospitality, culinary arts and healthy living, as well as relevant community events.

We feature top-notch talented instructors such as: • The Royal Chef - Darren McGrady • Canadian Pickers - Sheldon Smithens • Astrophotographer - Rob Baron • ManTracker - Terry Grant • Frankies Flowers - Frankie Ferragine Discover your passion: Learn it, Live it, and Take it to the next level right here in Vermilion, Alberta. Check out our website for new and exciting courses to register for today! www.TheGoodLifeInstitute.ca Phone: 780.581.2410 Email: goodlife@vermilion.ca Facebook:/TheGoodLifeInstitute Twitter: @GoodLifeInst

Why June 30? We would like to showcase our businesses to you! Shopping all day with tons of food and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Events for the day include a pancake breakfast, children’s activities, an open stage, beef on a bun, trade show, geocaching, frisbee golf, barbecue supper, outdoor movie and live entertainment at the Vermilion Provincial Park and of course, fireworks. Canada Day in Vermilion is free for everyone who would love to spend the day enjoying the sunshine and embracing our Canadian culture. Upcoming Dates:

June 30, 2015 (Tuesday) June 30, 2016 (Thursday)

Visitor Information Center

July 23 - 25, 2015 July 28 - 30, 2016 July 27 - 29, 2017 July 26 - 28, 2018

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROFILE

4606 - 52 Street Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6593

www.vermilion.ca

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GOOD LIFE INSTITUTE

Family Fun TOURISM, FESTIVALS & FAIRS Tourism

Parade:

Like Alberta, the Town of Vermilion is an exceptional vacation destination you won’t soon forget, filled with unique activities, urban charms and cultural jewels. For more information, visit: www.vermilion.ca Email: economic@vermilion.ca

Agricultural Fair

The Vermilion Agricultural Fair is presented by the Vermilion Agriculture Society. Events include a parade, trade show, animal judging, pony chuckwagon and chariot races, entertainment and agricultural/horticultural displays. Each year several thousand exhibitors showcase their talents in a friendly competitive spirit.

Exhibitors come from

across the province

to compete in the shows.

The Vermilion Agricultural Society is a not for profit organization run by volunteers. Many hours of work and organization by the volunteers of the society, committee members, the exhibitors and additional volunteers bring this event to fruition. The society’s goal is to make the fair informative, educational and fun for families.

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Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Livestock Shows:

The fair’s livestock shows are always popular attracting many exhibitors and spectators alike. Besides the competitive spirit, the shows also add to the sites, sounds and smells that help to keep the Vermilion Country Fair true to rural roots. Shows include: beef, light horse, heavy horse, sheep, chicken and goat. Trade Fair and More:

The Trade Fair Exhibit runs throughout the fair, and is part of the admission to the annual Vermilion Agricultural Fair. For more information on the Vermilion Agricultural Fair, please contact: Vermilion Agriculture Society Phone: 780.853.4108 Fax: 780.853.4838 Email: vermilionagsociety@gmail.com Website: www.vermilionag.ca

Upcoming Fair Dates

Canada Day in Vermilion

Head to downtown Vermilion on June 30 for the annual Canada Day and Multiculturalism Festival.

About Us We believe that people can live fuller, happier, healthier and more productive lives through educational experiences in a pristine, natural setting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

“We feature top-notch talented instructors.” The Good Life Institute develops ongoing programming for year-round classes and events in Vermilion, Alberta. We focus on courses in art & design, hospitality, culinary arts and healthy living, as well as relevant community events.

We feature top-notch talented instructors such as: • The Royal Chef - Darren McGrady • Canadian Pickers - Sheldon Smithens • Astrophotographer - Rob Baron • ManTracker - Terry Grant • Frankies Flowers - Frankie Ferragine Discover your passion: Learn it, Live it, and Take it to the next level right here in Vermilion, Alberta. Check out our website for new and exciting courses to register for today! www.TheGoodLifeInstitute.ca Phone: 780.581.2410 Email: goodlife@vermilion.ca Facebook:/TheGoodLifeInstitute Twitter: @GoodLifeInst

Why June 30? We would like to showcase our businesses to you! Shopping all day with tons of food and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Events for the day include a pancake breakfast, children’s activities, an open stage, beef on a bun, trade show, geocaching, frisbee golf, barbecue supper, outdoor movie and live entertainment at the Vermilion Provincial Park and of course, fireworks. Canada Day in Vermilion is free for everyone who would love to spend the day enjoying the sunshine and embracing our Canadian culture. Upcoming Dates:

June 30, 2015 (Tuesday) June 30, 2016 (Thursday)

Visitor Information Center

July 23 - 25, 2015 July 28 - 30, 2016 July 27 - 29, 2017 July 26 - 28, 2018

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4606 - 52 Street Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6593

www.vermilion.ca

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LOCAL PRODUCE

Our backyard The Vermilion Provincial Park is our community treasure, reaching out over 14 km (750 hectares) along the south shore of the Vermilion River Valley. The park is open year round – welcome! Boasting approx 23 kilometers of hiking trails, including Wild Rose Trail, Cathedral Trail, Fescue Trail, and Lakeside Trail, you will hike to your heart’s content! There are also a number of trails for cross-country skiing and horseback riding. Five kilometers of the trails are paved paths for rollerblading and biking, and to also accommodate our guests in wheelchairs. That’s how we roll! The winter snow transforms our trails into one of Alberta’s finest cross country skiing venues. Our ski season is extended because many of the trails are located along the southern slope of the valley and protected from the sun. So, strap on those snowshoes and let’s go!

For the serious bird watcher, the Vermilion Provincial Park is home to more than 100 different species of birds. And if you’re lucky, you’ll see owls, Canada Geese, and Great Blue Herons too! For the fishing enthusiast, the park features the stocked Claude N. Brennan Memorial Trout Pond. The Vermilion Provincial Park is a popular spot for tourists who love to camp! Our campground has all amenities you’d need to enjoy overnight camping. Several additional areas are available during the day, including two shale ball diamonds, several soccer fields, children’s spray park, and a mini-golf course. A distinctive feature in the park is the fully restored CN train station, used for community and private functions.

Features: • Hiking Trails (23 km) • Cross-Country Ski Trails • Mini-Golf Course • Campground (124 sites) + 6 group use 43 power 6 with power & water, 19 with power/water/sewer • Ball Diamonds • Soccer Fields • Spray Park • Bird Watching (over 100 bird species) • CN Station • Horseback Riding • Trout Pond/Fishing • Rowing/Canoeing • Rollerblading • Biking Campsite Reservations Phone: 1.877.537.2757 reserve.albertaparks.ca Park Office Phone: 780.853.8221

Photo by Vermilion Standard

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The May long-weekend marks the opening of a majority of seasonal farmers’ markets throughout the province of Alberta. Farmers’ Markets are a opportunity for Albertans to experience farmfresh, local products and get a healthy head-start into the summer.

Over 3000 vendors now offer a variety of products at Alberta’s Farmers’ Markets.

VERMILION PROVINCIAL PARK Our community treasure.

Farmer’s Market

With the increasing trend towards healthy eating and the rising popularity of local diets, farmers’ markets are now more popular than ever. Markets include: vegetables, locally grown fruit, meat (fresh or frozen), eggs, honey, bedding plants, fresh flowers, baking, processed food products, artisan products and one-of-a-kind crafts. For more information about the Vermilion Farmer’s Market, other locations of farmers’ markets and to learn more about the producers, visit: www.sunnygirl.ca Vermilion Downtown Farmer’s Market Open March to December at the Elks Hall Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Phone: 780.853.4669 (Evelyn)

Vermilion Community Gardens The Town of Vermilion Environment Committee in partnership with Vermilion First United Church and a private landowner are proud to provide the opportunity for our community to come together through the Community Garden Program. Being a part of a community garden program provides a great opportunity to grow healthy food, enhance neighborhoods, meet new friends, enjoy the benefits of outdoor activity during the growing season, and share gardening knowledge and experience. There are currently 2 Community Garden sites within the Town of Vermilion. The First United Church Garden is located behind the church at 4918 – 52 Avenue and accommodates up to 6 gardeners. Midori’s Garden is in the west end of town behind a private residence at 6019-52 Avenue and is accessed through an entrance just off of 51 Avenue. It can accommodate 12 gardeners and we still have available plots at this site. All gardeners pay a nominal membership fee which helps cover the cost of maintaining the sites. In return, gardeners are offered a great opportunity to become a part of a “growing” urban phenomenon. If you are interested in becoming a part of our Community Garden Program, Phone Bonnie at 780.853.4973 Email: bwalsh@vermilion.ca


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Our backyard The Vermilion Provincial Park is our community treasure, reaching out over 14 km (750 hectares) along the south shore of the Vermilion River Valley. The park is open year round – welcome! Boasting approx 23 kilometers of hiking trails, including Wild Rose Trail, Cathedral Trail, Fescue Trail, and Lakeside Trail, you will hike to your heart’s content! There are also a number of trails for cross-country skiing and horseback riding. Five kilometers of the trails are paved paths for rollerblading and biking, and to also accommodate our guests in wheelchairs. That’s how we roll! The winter snow transforms our trails into one of Alberta’s finest cross country skiing venues. Our ski season is extended because many of the trails are located along the southern slope of the valley and protected from the sun. So, strap on those snowshoes and let’s go!

For the serious bird watcher, the Vermilion Provincial Park is home to more than 100 different species of birds. And if you’re lucky, you’ll see owls, Canada Geese, and Great Blue Herons too! For the fishing enthusiast, the park features the stocked Claude N. Brennan Memorial Trout Pond. The Vermilion Provincial Park is a popular spot for tourists who love to camp! Our campground has all amenities you’d need to enjoy overnight camping. Several additional areas are available during the day, including two shale ball diamonds, several soccer fields, children’s spray park, and a mini-golf course. A distinctive feature in the park is the fully restored CN train station, used for community and private functions.

Features: • Hiking Trails (23 km) • Cross-Country Ski Trails • Mini-Golf Course • Campground (124 sites) + 6 group use 43 power 6 with power & water, 19 with power/water/sewer • Ball Diamonds • Soccer Fields • Spray Park • Bird Watching (over 100 bird species) • CN Station • Horseback Riding • Trout Pond/Fishing • Rowing/Canoeing • Rollerblading • Biking Campsite Reservations Phone: 1.877.537.2757 reserve.albertaparks.ca Park Office Phone: 780.853.8221

Photo by Vermilion Standard

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The May long-weekend marks the opening of a majority of seasonal farmers’ markets throughout the province of Alberta. Farmers’ Markets are a opportunity for Albertans to experience farmfresh, local products and get a healthy head-start into the summer.

Over 3000 vendors now offer a variety of products at Alberta’s Farmers’ Markets.

VERMILION PROVINCIAL PARK Our community treasure.

Farmer’s Market

With the increasing trend towards healthy eating and the rising popularity of local diets, farmers’ markets are now more popular than ever. Markets include: vegetables, locally grown fruit, meat (fresh or frozen), eggs, honey, bedding plants, fresh flowers, baking, processed food products, artisan products and one-of-a-kind crafts. For more information about the Vermilion Farmer’s Market, other locations of farmers’ markets and to learn more about the producers, visit: www.sunnygirl.ca Vermilion Downtown Farmer’s Market Open March to December at the Elks Hall Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Phone: 780.853.4669 (Evelyn)

Vermilion Community Gardens The Town of Vermilion Environment Committee in partnership with Vermilion First United Church and a private landowner are proud to provide the opportunity for our community to come together through the Community Garden Program. Being a part of a community garden program provides a great opportunity to grow healthy food, enhance neighborhoods, meet new friends, enjoy the benefits of outdoor activity during the growing season, and share gardening knowledge and experience. There are currently 2 Community Garden sites within the Town of Vermilion. The First United Church Garden is located behind the church at 4918 – 52 Avenue and accommodates up to 6 gardeners. Midori’s Garden is in the west end of town behind a private residence at 6019-52 Avenue and is accessed through an entrance just off of 51 Avenue. It can accommodate 12 gardeners and we still have available plots at this site. All gardeners pay a nominal membership fee which helps cover the cost of maintaining the sites. In return, gardeners are offered a great opportunity to become a part of a “growing” urban phenomenon. If you are interested in becoming a part of our Community Garden Program, Phone Bonnie at 780.853.4973 Email: bwalsh@vermilion.ca


Get Active RECREATION Aquatic Centre

The Vermilion Aquatic Centre offers fitness and fun for the entire family! This full service centre has an indoor five lane pool and lots of other features, including a sauna room, whirlpool, Tarzan rope, diving board and toys – to keep the children happy! There are swim lessons and fitness classes as well, and you can even have your child’s next birthday party there! Imagine the fun! 5707 College Drive Phone: 780.853.8473 or Toll Free 1.800.661.6490 Ext 8473 Website: www.lakelandcollege.ca/resourcesfacilities/pool/ Arenas

The Town of Vermilion enthusiastically operates two indoor ice arenas: • Vermilion Stadium • Vermilion Arena Ice times are available September through March. Both facilities are host to many major hockey games and exciting figure skating events throughout the year. Come and be part of the action! The Vermilion Stadium & Arena is the proud home of the: • Jr. B Tigers • Vermilion Minor Hockey League • Vermilion Rock Senior Hockey Club • Vermilion Figure Skating Club 5510 College Drive

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Ball Diamonds

Pioneer Park and Hughes Ball Diamonds each have incomparable and modern shale diamonds. We also have a large baseball diamond at the Vermilion Stadium parking lot, as well as clay diamonds at the local schools. Ball Facilities: • Six shale ball diamonds • One full-size baseball diamond • Three clay ball diamonds Ball Programs: • Minor Softball • Minor Baseball • Mixed & Seniors Slow Pitch League Pioneer Park - North end of 44 Street Hughes Ball Diamonds - Vermilion Provincial Park Curling Rink

The Vermilion Curling Club features exciting curling action for men, ladies, youth and seniors! The five-sheet curling rink is adjacent to the ice arena facilities, and features community bonspiels. 5510 College Drive Elks Hall

This air-conditioned facility has a capacity of 350 and includes a fully equipped kitchen. 4926 - 49 Ave. To Book, Phone: 780.853.0147 (Day) 780.853.4998 (Evening) Fax: 780.853.1892

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Lakeland College, Conference Facilities

Located on the Vermilion campus, facilities available include: Alumni Hall Theatre: 443 people Vermilion Meeting and Training Facilities Arboretum: Seats 200 people Cafeteria: Seats 250 banquet style Gymnasium: Seats 400 banquet Style 5707 College Drive For more information, Phone: 780.871.5413 or Toll Free 1.800.661.6490 Ext 5413 Email: event.services@lakelandcollege.ca

Lakeland College Recreation Centre

Vermilion’s recreation centre is the place to be to keep energized throughout the year. Students, staff and community are all welcome. Individual and corporate rates are available for everything from swimming laps to walking on the treadmill, and from doing a circuit in the weight room to a noon hour squash game. 5707 College Drive For more information, visit www.lakelandcollege.ca/campus-life/ recreation/rec-in-vermilion.aspx


Get Active RECREATION Aquatic Centre

The Vermilion Aquatic Centre offers fitness and fun for the entire family! This full service centre has an indoor five lane pool and lots of other features, including a sauna room, whirlpool, Tarzan rope, diving board and toys – to keep the children happy! There are swim lessons and fitness classes as well, and you can even have your child’s next birthday party there! Imagine the fun! 5707 College Drive Phone: 780.853.8473 or Toll Free 1.800.661.6490 Ext 8473 Website: www.lakelandcollege.ca/resourcesfacilities/pool/ Arenas

The Town of Vermilion enthusiastically operates two indoor ice arenas: • Vermilion Stadium • Vermilion Arena Ice times are available September through March. Both facilities are host to many major hockey games and exciting figure skating events throughout the year. Come and be part of the action! The Vermilion Stadium & Arena is the proud home of the: • Jr. B Tigers • Vermilion Minor Hockey League • Vermilion Rock Senior Hockey Club • Vermilion Figure Skating Club 5510 College Drive

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Ball Diamonds

Pioneer Park and Hughes Ball Diamonds each have incomparable and modern shale diamonds. We also have a large baseball diamond at the Vermilion Stadium parking lot, as well as clay diamonds at the local schools. Ball Facilities: • Six shale ball diamonds • One full-size baseball diamond • Three clay ball diamonds Ball Programs: • Minor Softball • Minor Baseball • Mixed & Seniors Slow Pitch League Pioneer Park - North end of 44 Street Hughes Ball Diamonds - Vermilion Provincial Park Curling Rink

The Vermilion Curling Club features exciting curling action for men, ladies, youth and seniors! The five-sheet curling rink is adjacent to the ice arena facilities, and features community bonspiels. 5510 College Drive Elks Hall

This air-conditioned facility has a capacity of 350 and includes a fully equipped kitchen. 4926 - 49 Ave. To Book, Phone: 780.853.0147 (Day) 780.853.4998 (Evening) Fax: 780.853.1892

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Lakeland College, Conference Facilities

Located on the Vermilion campus, facilities available include: Alumni Hall Theatre: 443 people Vermilion Meeting and Training Facilities Arboretum: Seats 200 people Cafeteria: Seats 250 banquet style Gymnasium: Seats 400 banquet Style 5707 College Drive For more information, Phone: 780.871.5413 or Toll Free 1.800.661.6490 Ext 5413 Email: event.services@lakelandcollege.ca

Lakeland College Recreation Centre

Vermilion’s recreation centre is the place to be to keep energized throughout the year. Students, staff and community are all welcome. Individual and corporate rates are available for everything from swimming laps to walking on the treadmill, and from doing a circuit in the weight room to a noon hour squash game. 5707 College Drive For more information, visit www.lakelandcollege.ca/campus-life/ recreation/rec-in-vermilion.aspx


Play hard RECREATION Mini Golf

Nine holes – Open May to October – Stop at Vermilion Provincial Park Office Vermilion Provincial Park Nordic Ski Trails

Visit the Vermilion Provincial Park and our historic CN Station to take in some great Nordic Skiing. Our 23+ km of park trails are turned into an oasis for jack rabbit, junior and master Nordic skiers. Vermilion Provincial Park Contact our Vermilion Nordic Ski Club at www.vermilionnordic.com Outdoor Exercise Equipment

Installed in 2013, the Vermilion Outdoor Exercise Park features 6 strength based pieces of fitness equipment on a recycled rubber surface. East end of 50th Avenue (Main Street) Outdoor Rink

An Outdoor Rink is located between Vermilion Elementary School and St. Jerome’s School. 45 Street & 49 Avenue

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Parks & Playgrounds

The Town of Vermilion has 16 main park areas, situated within the town limits: • 11 Playgrounds • 1 Spray Park • Outdoor Fitness Park • Telus Park • Town Hall Park • Vermilion Provincial Park Skateboard & Bike Park

Concrete Surface with dirt track and jumps and metal structures. Railway Avenue & 51st Street Soccer Fields

The Town of Vermilion, the Vermilion Soccer Association and the Vermilion Provincial Park have worked together to provide one of Alberta’s finest sport facilities, six full size soccer fields located in the provincial park. With camping right next to the fields, this is one of the best places in Western Canada for major soccer tournaments! Programs available: • Minor Soccer • Adult Soccer We have full service camping facilities adjacent to our soccer fields. For more information, see Page 20. Vermilion Provincial Park For more information, visit www.vermilionsoccer.net

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Spray Park

Newly opened in May 2014, the Vermilion Spray Park is situated within the Vermilion Provincial Park. Supported by a colorful rubber surface the Spray Park has 22 unique water features. Vermilion Provincial Park Tennis Court

Three full sized Tennis Courts on an asphalt surface. 45 Street & 49 Avenue Trout Pond

The Claude N. Brennan Trout Memorial Park is located in the Vermilion Provincial Park adjacent to the campgrounds. Alberta Conservation Association’s Enhanced Fish Stocking Program releases approximately 2,000 rainbow trout in this pond between April 15 and May 31 each year to enhance angling opportunities. Restrictions:

Refer to the latest edition of Alberta Guide to Sport Fishing Regulations. Partners:

Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Vermilion Provincial Park


Play hard RECREATION Mini Golf

Nine holes – Open May to October – Stop at Vermilion Provincial Park Office Vermilion Provincial Park Nordic Ski Trails

Visit the Vermilion Provincial Park and our historic CN Station to take in some great Nordic Skiing. Our 23+ km of park trails are turned into an oasis for jack rabbit, junior and master Nordic skiers. Vermilion Provincial Park Contact our Vermilion Nordic Ski Club at www.vermilionnordic.com Outdoor Exercise Equipment

Installed in 2013, the Vermilion Outdoor Exercise Park features 6 strength based pieces of fitness equipment on a recycled rubber surface. East end of 50th Avenue (Main Street) Outdoor Rink

An Outdoor Rink is located between Vermilion Elementary School and St. Jerome’s School. 45 Street & 49 Avenue

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Parks & Playgrounds

The Town of Vermilion has 16 main park areas, situated within the town limits: • 11 Playgrounds • 1 Spray Park • Outdoor Fitness Park • Telus Park • Town Hall Park • Vermilion Provincial Park Skateboard & Bike Park

Concrete Surface with dirt track and jumps and metal structures. Railway Avenue & 51st Street Soccer Fields

The Town of Vermilion, the Vermilion Soccer Association and the Vermilion Provincial Park have worked together to provide one of Alberta’s finest sport facilities, six full size soccer fields located in the provincial park. With camping right next to the fields, this is one of the best places in Western Canada for major soccer tournaments! Programs available: • Minor Soccer • Adult Soccer We have full service camping facilities adjacent to our soccer fields. For more information, see Page 20. Vermilion Provincial Park For more information, visit www.vermilionsoccer.net

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Spray Park

Newly opened in May 2014, the Vermilion Spray Park is situated within the Vermilion Provincial Park. Supported by a colorful rubber surface the Spray Park has 22 unique water features. Vermilion Provincial Park Tennis Court

Three full sized Tennis Courts on an asphalt surface. 45 Street & 49 Avenue Trout Pond

The Claude N. Brennan Trout Memorial Park is located in the Vermilion Provincial Park adjacent to the campgrounds. Alberta Conservation Association’s Enhanced Fish Stocking Program releases approximately 2,000 rainbow trout in this pond between April 15 and May 31 each year to enhance angling opportunities. Restrictions:

Refer to the latest edition of Alberta Guide to Sport Fishing Regulations. Partners:

Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Vermilion Provincial Park


Celebrate RECREATION Vermilion Regional Centre

The Vermilion Regional Centre is a multi-use facility that provides many services for our residents and their special occasions. The main hall has a capacity of 600 people and three multi purpose rooms offer smaller meeting or recreational space. Included in Hall Rentals: • Round tables • Padded dark green patterned chairs • Dinner plates / cutlery • 2 projectors in hall ceiling • 2 wall screens on either side of stage • Kitchen and bar coolers and inventory items • Podium, cordless microphones, microphone stands (3) • Use of sound system and stage area Our kitchen is equipped with state of the art appliances. A buffet serving area is attached to the south doors of the kitchen for serving less than 300 guests. • With full hall weekend bookings, Club Meeting Room is recommended for banquets with 300 or more guests for an additional fee. • Wine glasses 5702 College Drive For bookings or more information, Phone: 780.581.2413 Email: ccoleman@vermilion.ca

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Vermilion Golf & Country Club

The Vermilion Golf & Country Club has been a part of our flourishing community since 1947. The course features 9-holes to challenge all skill levels, as well as a full driving range and practice facility. The beautifully contoured 2,920 yard par 35 course is located south of town. Southeast corner HWY 16/41 Intersection Phone:780.853.4444 Fax:780.853.4434 www.vermiliongolf.ca Walking Trails

Paved trails throughout Vermilion and the Vermilion Provincial Park provide scenic views of our downtown, Lakeland College, parks, marshes, birds and oxbow lakes within the Vermilion River valley. In the winter the trails become Nordic Ski Trails. Vermilion Provincial Park & Around Town (30+ km)

Other Facilities • • • • • •

Lt/Col. Craig Armories Reunion Hall Royal Canadian Legion School of Hope Vermilion Heritage Museum Vermilion Senior’s Centre

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Recreational Programs Leisure Brochures

The Community Services Department in partnership with the groups, clubs and organizations of Vermilion produce a Spring and a Fall Leisure Brochure annually. Brochures can be picked up at The Vermilion Town Office or viewed online www.vermilion.ca/living/parks-recreation/

Summer Fun!

Summer Fun is presented by the Town of Vermilion, FCSS, AB Health Services, the Vermilion Public Library, and in participation with the TD Summer Reading Club. The goal is to provide meaningful and exciting learning opportunities to children ages 5-11 throughout the summer months. Phone: 780.853.5358 for details Vermilion and Area KidSport

We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. Kidsport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. For more information, Phone: 780.853.5358 Email: vermilion@kidsport.ab.ca


Celebrate RECREATION Vermilion Regional Centre

The Vermilion Regional Centre is a multi-use facility that provides many services for our residents and their special occasions. The main hall has a capacity of 600 people and three multi purpose rooms offer smaller meeting or recreational space. Included in Hall Rentals: • Round tables • Padded dark green patterned chairs • Dinner plates / cutlery • 2 projectors in hall ceiling • 2 wall screens on either side of stage • Kitchen and bar coolers and inventory items • Podium, cordless microphones, microphone stands (3) • Use of sound system and stage area Our kitchen is equipped with state of the art appliances. A buffet serving area is attached to the south doors of the kitchen for serving less than 300 guests. • With full hall weekend bookings, Club Meeting Room is recommended for banquets with 300 or more guests for an additional fee. • Wine glasses 5702 College Drive For bookings or more information, Phone: 780.581.2413 Email: ccoleman@vermilion.ca

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Vermilion Golf & Country Club

The Vermilion Golf & Country Club has been a part of our flourishing community since 1947. The course features 9-holes to challenge all skill levels, as well as a full driving range and practice facility. The beautifully contoured 2,920 yard par 35 course is located south of town. Southeast corner HWY 16/41 Intersection Phone:780.853.4444 Fax:780.853.4434 www.vermiliongolf.ca Walking Trails

Paved trails throughout Vermilion and the Vermilion Provincial Park provide scenic views of our downtown, Lakeland College, parks, marshes, birds and oxbow lakes within the Vermilion River valley. In the winter the trails become Nordic Ski Trails. Vermilion Provincial Park & Around Town (30+ km)

Other Facilities • • • • • •

Lt/Col. Craig Armories Reunion Hall Royal Canadian Legion School of Hope Vermilion Heritage Museum Vermilion Senior’s Centre

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Recreational Programs Leisure Brochures

The Community Services Department in partnership with the groups, clubs and organizations of Vermilion produce a Spring and a Fall Leisure Brochure annually. Brochures can be picked up at The Vermilion Town Office or viewed online www.vermilion.ca/living/parks-recreation/

Summer Fun!

Summer Fun is presented by the Town of Vermilion, FCSS, AB Health Services, the Vermilion Public Library, and in participation with the TD Summer Reading Club. The goal is to provide meaningful and exciting learning opportunities to children ages 5-11 throughout the summer months. Phone: 780.853.5358 for details Vermilion and Area KidSport

We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. Kidsport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. For more information, Phone: 780.853.5358 Email: vermilion@kidsport.ab.ca


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A Passion VERMILION STORIES Olympian Beckie Scott Skiing in the tracks of Olympian Beckie Scott by John Korobanik

We had just finished about a 30-minute ski on the trails of the Vermilion Nordic Ski Club. I was sweating and my legs were exhausted when Jan Scott casually told me I was a nice warm-up for her real ski day. “Right now I’ll go home and take my dog out for at least a four-kilometre ski,” she said as we chatted inside the clubhouse. “Normally I do between five and ten kilometres a day.” Turns out Beckie Scott’s mother wasn’t even breathing hard. But, in my defence, it was only the third time I had cross-country skied in about 30 years. The second time had been the day before when I figured I better rent equipment and see if I could remember how to do it. Turns out I could barely. So I wasn’t totally embarrassed, especially after finding out that Jan hits these superb trails, all groomed and well maintained, virtually every day of the winter. In 1973 the Scotts – Jan and husband Walter – moved to Vermilion from the Northwest Territories where they had become avid cross-country skiers, influenced by the success of the Firth sisters who had become elite, international calibre skiers. They discovered there were no Nordic trails in Vermilion. There was a road alongside the

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Vermilion River, running through Vermilion Provincial Park, but people drove on it or kids were ripping up and down it. “We looked at this park and thought this would be a great place for trails.” Today there’s about 20 kilometres of trails track set for classic with some sections wide enough to accommodate skate skiing. Young Beckie’s backyard

This is, after all, where Beckie Scott learned to ski, where she learned how to train and where she began developing the muscles and the mental toughness that ultimately led her to 17 World Cup victories and a gold medal in the 2002 Olympic Games.

“She got a real spark when I took her to 100 Mile House for the junior nationals.” “We put her on skis when she was about three,” said Jan. “She skied with us and gradually got into skiing, especially when the Jackrabbit program began.” Beckie was a typical kid – some days she just wanted to sit in the snow and complain about why she didn’t like skiing and other days she was out there racing Mom and Dad. “She liked racing, not so much training, but she loved racing,” said Jan. “She got a real spark when I took her to

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100 Mile House for the junior nationals (in 1988). She did really well there, came in seventh. From then on she really wanted to ski, wanted the jacket and the suit.” With the guidance of Mom and Dad, who gave her a solid grounding on life, and powered by her inner spirit and determination, Beckie got that suit and many more. “It’s amazing,” said Jan, “because crosscountry skiing is hard work and when the kids had to train they were doing it in the dark and the cold because the coach wasn’t able to get out until four or five in the evening. But they’re out there, howling like the coyotes, just having a lot of good fun. But there’s very few who want to do that, it’s a hard sport.” Beckie tried other activities like dancing and skating but nothing appealed to her except skiing, out on the Vermilion trails with Mom or Dad or friends. The area is now named the Beckie Scott Nordic Centre and the club has about 70 members this year. There are about 25 to 30 kids in the Jackrabbit program. In the early ‘80s, the old CN train station, built in 1905, was moved from town to the ski site where it has become the clubhouse. The building houses a kitchen, a lounging room, washrooms and a wax room.

National Winners The Town of Vermilion has been a part of Communities in Bloom for several years, claiming the Provincial Title in 2000 and the National Title in 2010! It takes people to create pride. ‘People, plants and pride … growing together!’ is the motto of Communities in Bloom, a Canadian non-profit organization committed to nurturing community pride and environmental responsibility. The competition challenges communities to improve their overall look with floral displays, landscapes, turf maintenance, urban forestry, community involvement, heritage conservation, environmental awareness and tidiness. “We are very proud of our town! It’s important for each of us to get involved and to make a difference. In 2011, 2012 & 2013, Vermilion competed in the National Class of Champions category”, and received a 5 Blooms rating each year, including a special mention for “The Good Life Institute” in 2013. From the 2012 evaluation, volunteer judges Hugh Skinner and Diane Clasen wrote: “Lakeland College, the Town of Vermilion, the Agricultural Society and the business community in Vermilion collaborate to develop facilities that serve Vermilion residents.

Vermilion demonstrates what a difference Communities in Bloom can make when the program is embraced and used as a catalyst for community involvement and improvement. Vermilion’s changes have been dramatic and the excitement in the air is palpable. The momentum exists to advance and improve again as much or more than you have since 1999.

“We feel fortunate to live in Vermilion and we take pride in where we live.” Vermilion Communities in Bloom Committee

What a delight to visit Vermilion to see the end result of years of planning and construction redeveloping Vermilion’s downtown streetscape complete with underground utilities; roads constructed of pavers arranged in geometric patterns; year-round permanent metal ‘banners’ with a ‘V’ shape in the color vermilion; 96 sponsored reservoir hanging baskets in floral shades of vermilion; and countless other planters, landscapes, tree installations, and floral beds. To its credit, the Communities in Bloom committee has kept all of CIB’s six criteria in mind as they have improved sites throughout town. Interested in becoming a member of the local Communities in Bloom Committee? Contact us at 780.853.5358

For more information, contact: Vermilion Nordic Ski Club Phone: 780.853.1829 www.vermilion.ca

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A Passion VERMILION STORIES Olympian Beckie Scott Skiing in the tracks of Olympian Beckie Scott by John Korobanik

We had just finished about a 30-minute ski on the trails of the Vermilion Nordic Ski Club. I was sweating and my legs were exhausted when Jan Scott casually told me I was a nice warm-up for her real ski day. “Right now I’ll go home and take my dog out for at least a four-kilometre ski,” she said as we chatted inside the clubhouse. “Normally I do between five and ten kilometres a day.” Turns out Beckie Scott’s mother wasn’t even breathing hard. But, in my defence, it was only the third time I had cross-country skied in about 30 years. The second time had been the day before when I figured I better rent equipment and see if I could remember how to do it. Turns out I could barely. So I wasn’t totally embarrassed, especially after finding out that Jan hits these superb trails, all groomed and well maintained, virtually every day of the winter. In 1973 the Scotts – Jan and husband Walter – moved to Vermilion from the Northwest Territories where they had become avid cross-country skiers, influenced by the success of the Firth sisters who had become elite, international calibre skiers. They discovered there were no Nordic trails in Vermilion. There was a road alongside the

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Vermilion River, running through Vermilion Provincial Park, but people drove on it or kids were ripping up and down it. “We looked at this park and thought this would be a great place for trails.” Today there’s about 20 kilometres of trails track set for classic with some sections wide enough to accommodate skate skiing. Young Beckie’s backyard

This is, after all, where Beckie Scott learned to ski, where she learned how to train and where she began developing the muscles and the mental toughness that ultimately led her to 17 World Cup victories and a gold medal in the 2002 Olympic Games.

“She got a real spark when I took her to 100 Mile House for the junior nationals.” “We put her on skis when she was about three,” said Jan. “She skied with us and gradually got into skiing, especially when the Jackrabbit program began.” Beckie was a typical kid – some days she just wanted to sit in the snow and complain about why she didn’t like skiing and other days she was out there racing Mom and Dad. “She liked racing, not so much training, but she loved racing,” said Jan. “She got a real spark when I took her to

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100 Mile House for the junior nationals (in 1988). She did really well there, came in seventh. From then on she really wanted to ski, wanted the jacket and the suit.” With the guidance of Mom and Dad, who gave her a solid grounding on life, and powered by her inner spirit and determination, Beckie got that suit and many more. “It’s amazing,” said Jan, “because crosscountry skiing is hard work and when the kids had to train they were doing it in the dark and the cold because the coach wasn’t able to get out until four or five in the evening. But they’re out there, howling like the coyotes, just having a lot of good fun. But there’s very few who want to do that, it’s a hard sport.” Beckie tried other activities like dancing and skating but nothing appealed to her except skiing, out on the Vermilion trails with Mom or Dad or friends. The area is now named the Beckie Scott Nordic Centre and the club has about 70 members this year. There are about 25 to 30 kids in the Jackrabbit program. In the early ‘80s, the old CN train station, built in 1905, was moved from town to the ski site where it has become the clubhouse. The building houses a kitchen, a lounging room, washrooms and a wax room.

National Winners The Town of Vermilion has been a part of Communities in Bloom for several years, claiming the Provincial Title in 2000 and the National Title in 2010! It takes people to create pride. ‘People, plants and pride … growing together!’ is the motto of Communities in Bloom, a Canadian non-profit organization committed to nurturing community pride and environmental responsibility. The competition challenges communities to improve their overall look with floral displays, landscapes, turf maintenance, urban forestry, community involvement, heritage conservation, environmental awareness and tidiness. “We are very proud of our town! It’s important for each of us to get involved and to make a difference. In 2011, 2012 & 2013, Vermilion competed in the National Class of Champions category”, and received a 5 Blooms rating each year, including a special mention for “The Good Life Institute” in 2013. From the 2012 evaluation, volunteer judges Hugh Skinner and Diane Clasen wrote: “Lakeland College, the Town of Vermilion, the Agricultural Society and the business community in Vermilion collaborate to develop facilities that serve Vermilion residents.

Vermilion demonstrates what a difference Communities in Bloom can make when the program is embraced and used as a catalyst for community involvement and improvement. Vermilion’s changes have been dramatic and the excitement in the air is palpable. The momentum exists to advance and improve again as much or more than you have since 1999.

“We feel fortunate to live in Vermilion and we take pride in where we live.” Vermilion Communities in Bloom Committee

What a delight to visit Vermilion to see the end result of years of planning and construction redeveloping Vermilion’s downtown streetscape complete with underground utilities; roads constructed of pavers arranged in geometric patterns; year-round permanent metal ‘banners’ with a ‘V’ shape in the color vermilion; 96 sponsored reservoir hanging baskets in floral shades of vermilion; and countless other planters, landscapes, tree installations, and floral beds. To its credit, the Communities in Bloom committee has kept all of CIB’s six criteria in mind as they have improved sites throughout town. Interested in becoming a member of the local Communities in Bloom Committee? Contact us at 780.853.5358

For more information, contact: Vermilion Nordic Ski Club Phone: 780.853.1829 www.vermilion.ca

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Here for you HEALTH & WELLNESS The Town of Vermilion has outstanding health care facilities and programs. In order to provide quality, accessible care today and in the future we welcome inquiries from qualified personnel from all health care fields. Please contact Vermilion Economic Development if you are interested in a health career in the Town of Vermilion. Vermilion Health Care Centre

The centre provides services in emergency, acute, continuing, respite and palliative care, surgery, obstetrics, X-ray, day support and much more. There are 25 Acute Care beds, 48 long term care beds and approximately 300 people employed at the Vermilion Heath Centre.

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The Emergency Room is accessible 24 hours a day. Visiting Hours are from 11 am to 8 pm with some exceptions. The cafeteria that is open to the public. Services Provided: • 24 Hour Emergency Services • Cafeteria Services • Chronic Pain Clinic • Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention Clinics • Diagnostic Imaging • Laboratory Services • Long Term Care • Mental Health Services • Nurse Practitioner • Nutrition Counselling • Obstetrics Services • Occupational Therapy • Palliative Care • Pastoral Care Services

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Pharmacy Services Physical Therapy Respiratory Therapy STARS / Helipad Surgical Services Orthopedics Urologists Endoscopists Surgical Podiatrist Minor General Surgeon • Ultrasound • Vital Heart Response / STEMI Program Vermilion Health Care Centre 5720 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone:780.853.5305 Fax:780.853.4786 For a complete directory, visit: www.albertahealthservices.ca/facilities Vermilion Continuing Care Phone: 780.853.3216


Here for you HEALTH & WELLNESS The Town of Vermilion has outstanding health care facilities and programs. In order to provide quality, accessible care today and in the future we welcome inquiries from qualified personnel from all health care fields. Please contact Vermilion Economic Development if you are interested in a health career in the Town of Vermilion. Vermilion Health Care Centre

The centre provides services in emergency, acute, continuing, respite and palliative care, surgery, obstetrics, X-ray, day support and much more. There are 25 Acute Care beds, 48 long term care beds and approximately 300 people employed at the Vermilion Heath Centre.

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The Emergency Room is accessible 24 hours a day. Visiting Hours are from 11 am to 8 pm with some exceptions. The cafeteria that is open to the public. Services Provided: • 24 Hour Emergency Services • Cafeteria Services • Chronic Pain Clinic • Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention Clinics • Diagnostic Imaging • Laboratory Services • Long Term Care • Mental Health Services • Nurse Practitioner • Nutrition Counselling • Obstetrics Services • Occupational Therapy • Palliative Care • Pastoral Care Services

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Pharmacy Services Physical Therapy Respiratory Therapy STARS / Helipad Surgical Services Orthopedics Urologists Endoscopists Surgical Podiatrist Minor General Surgeon • Ultrasound • Vital Heart Response / STEMI Program Vermilion Health Care Centre 5720 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone:780.853.5305 Fax:780.853.4786 For a complete directory, visit: www.albertahealthservices.ca/facilities Vermilion Continuing Care Phone: 780.853.3216


HEALTH & WELLNESS Ambulance

Massage

• Prairie Emergency Medical Systems Inc. (911)

For a complete listing, please visit our Community Directory: www.vermilion.ca

Chiropractors

Mental Health

• Dr. Alex Stewart • Dr. Lloyd Esak

• Alberta Health Services Optometrist

Clinics

• Midtown Medical Clinic • My Medical Clinic

• Vermilion Eye Centre

Community Health

• Apple Drugs • Long’s Value Drug Mart

• Alberta Health Services Vermilion Dentists

• Dr. Joe DeGirolamo • Dr. John Nelson • Richardson Denture Clinic Human Services

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Alberta Block Parents Al-Anon Alcoholics Anonymous Battle River Victim Assistance Society Crisis Line & Kids Help Line East Central Alberta Child and Family Services Authority Region 5 Edge Youth Drop In Center Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) FOCUS Lloydminster Interval Home Lloydminster Sexual Assault & Information Centre Meals on Wheels Person’s with Developmental Disabilities - Central Alberta Community Board Catholic Social Services Premura Counseling Walking Through Grief Society

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Physio

• Midtown Physiotherapy Clinic Primary Care Network

Denturist

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Pharmacy

Kalyna County Primary Care Network is a joint venture which provides care to rural communities. Services are typically provided by a family physician. You may also see a Nurse Practitioner or a Pharmacist for a physical assessment and medication review. Primary Care has programs designed to improve the quality of the care your family physician provides to you while also increasing your ability to acces your physician’s services. Primary Care Network Kalyna County 206, 5208 46 Avenue, Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6966 www.kalynapcn.com Ultrasound

• Heartland Ultrasound Inc

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Vermilion Public Health

Offering services in the area of health promotion, disease protection, and health protection. Services Provided: • Addiction Services • Mental Health Services • Continuing Care Placement & Counselling • Child and Adolescent Services • Early Intervention Program • Environmental Public Health • Flouride Protection for Toddlers • Home Care • Immunization Services • Oral Health • Palliative Care • Rehab Services - Pediatric • Prenatal Education • Breastfeeding Support Services • Mother Baby Drop In Services • Public Health Nursing • Postnatal Services • Seniors Mental Health Program • Seniors Outreach Nursing • Sexual Health Education • Speech Language Services • Tuberculosis Testing For more information, please contact: Vermilion Public Health Vermilion Provincial Building 4701 52 Street Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5270

Vermilion & District Housing Foundation

A modern affordable Senior’s & Community Housing provider offering accommodation in Vermilion and Islay. The VDHF incorporates 74 Lodge units, 40 Supportive Housing units, 8 cottages, 4 Manors and 10 Community Housing units housing over 200 people. Vermilion & District Housing Foundation 4610 - 53 Street Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5706


HEALTH & WELLNESS Ambulance

Massage

• Prairie Emergency Medical Systems Inc. (911)

For a complete listing, please visit our Community Directory: www.vermilion.ca

Chiropractors

Mental Health

• Dr. Alex Stewart • Dr. Lloyd Esak

• Alberta Health Services Optometrist

Clinics

• Midtown Medical Clinic • My Medical Clinic

• Vermilion Eye Centre

Community Health

• Apple Drugs • Long’s Value Drug Mart

• Alberta Health Services Vermilion Dentists

• Dr. Joe DeGirolamo • Dr. John Nelson • Richardson Denture Clinic Human Services

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Alberta Block Parents Al-Anon Alcoholics Anonymous Battle River Victim Assistance Society Crisis Line & Kids Help Line East Central Alberta Child and Family Services Authority Region 5 Edge Youth Drop In Center Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) FOCUS Lloydminster Interval Home Lloydminster Sexual Assault & Information Centre Meals on Wheels Person’s with Developmental Disabilities - Central Alberta Community Board Catholic Social Services Premura Counseling Walking Through Grief Society

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Physio

• Midtown Physiotherapy Clinic Primary Care Network

Denturist

• • • • • •

Pharmacy

Kalyna County Primary Care Network is a joint venture which provides care to rural communities. Services are typically provided by a family physician. You may also see a Nurse Practitioner or a Pharmacist for a physical assessment and medication review. Primary Care has programs designed to improve the quality of the care your family physician provides to you while also increasing your ability to acces your physician’s services. Primary Care Network Kalyna County 206, 5208 46 Avenue, Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6966 www.kalynapcn.com Ultrasound

• Heartland Ultrasound Inc

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Vermilion Public Health

Offering services in the area of health promotion, disease protection, and health protection. Services Provided: • Addiction Services • Mental Health Services • Continuing Care Placement & Counselling • Child and Adolescent Services • Early Intervention Program • Environmental Public Health • Flouride Protection for Toddlers • Home Care • Immunization Services • Oral Health • Palliative Care • Rehab Services - Pediatric • Prenatal Education • Breastfeeding Support Services • Mother Baby Drop In Services • Public Health Nursing • Postnatal Services • Seniors Mental Health Program • Seniors Outreach Nursing • Sexual Health Education • Speech Language Services • Tuberculosis Testing For more information, please contact: Vermilion Public Health Vermilion Provincial Building 4701 52 Street Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5270

Vermilion & District Housing Foundation

A modern affordable Senior’s & Community Housing provider offering accommodation in Vermilion and Islay. The VDHF incorporates 74 Lodge units, 40 Supportive Housing units, 8 cottages, 4 Manors and 10 Community Housing units housing over 200 people. Vermilion & District Housing Foundation 4610 - 53 Street Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.5706


VERMILION HISTORY Vermilion, Alberta, Canada

Vermilion, AB was established as a village in 1906, and incorporated as a town later that year. The town got its name from the red clay in the river valley, and means, ‘A bright red mercuric sulphide used as a pigment.’ One early enterprise was the Vermilion Brick Factory, which operated from about 1906 to 1914, producing more than 1.5 million bricks in that time. The Imperial Block on Main Street, still in use today, is one building constructed of the local brick. Downtown Vermilion also reflects the community’s intriguing past. Many older buildings in the business core have been recently restored through a cooperative initiative of the Town, local businesses, and the Alberta Main Street Programme. Our self-guided Historic Walking Tour provides a history of these buildings - a look back in time. Get out and go for a walk! Our self-guided walking tour reveals a fascinating history of the historic buildings in our town. Plaques are displayed on the exteriors to give you a more in depth understanding of times past, and the histories of several other buildings were compiled with a vision of future restoration. From 1992-1997, Vermilion was a project community of the Alberta Main Street Programme, which facilitated the façade restorations of a number of historically significant buildings. The Vermilion Heritage Museum contains cleverly designed thematic displays which tell the tale of days gone by, and is located in a restored school which has been designated a Provincial Historic Site by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. The Historic Walking Tour Guide can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre or the Town Office.

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Vermilion Heritage Museum

The Vermilion Heritage Museum takes you through decades of times gone by, revealing Vermilion’s captivating history. Located in the former S. R. P. Cooper School, a historic site, several displays are featured. One gallery leads you through the pioneer experience from exploration and to early settlement, depicting the life and times of the early settlers of this area. Travel through time to the Indian (arrowhead) era; the native artifacts revealed will amaze you! See what an early business looked like, as well as an agricultural display and general store, and many collectibles too! The Stavelock building showcases an early settler home; in its day, this type of construction was unique to this area. Museum can be accessed outside of the regular hours for special tours by pre-booking an appointment. Open Yearly: May long weekend (Sat) to September long weekend (Mon) 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily 5310 - 50 Avenue,Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6211


VERMILION HISTORY Vermilion, Alberta, Canada

Vermilion, AB was established as a village in 1906, and incorporated as a town later that year. The town got its name from the red clay in the river valley, and means, ‘A bright red mercuric sulphide used as a pigment.’ One early enterprise was the Vermilion Brick Factory, which operated from about 1906 to 1914, producing more than 1.5 million bricks in that time. The Imperial Block on Main Street, still in use today, is one building constructed of the local brick. Downtown Vermilion also reflects the community’s intriguing past. Many older buildings in the business core have been recently restored through a cooperative initiative of the Town, local businesses, and the Alberta Main Street Programme. Our self-guided Historic Walking Tour provides a history of these buildings - a look back in time. Get out and go for a walk! Our self-guided walking tour reveals a fascinating history of the historic buildings in our town. Plaques are displayed on the exteriors to give you a more in depth understanding of times past, and the histories of several other buildings were compiled with a vision of future restoration. From 1992-1997, Vermilion was a project community of the Alberta Main Street Programme, which facilitated the façade restorations of a number of historically significant buildings. The Vermilion Heritage Museum contains cleverly designed thematic displays which tell the tale of days gone by, and is located in a restored school which has been designated a Provincial Historic Site by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. The Historic Walking Tour Guide can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre or the Town Office.

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Vermilion Heritage Museum

The Vermilion Heritage Museum takes you through decades of times gone by, revealing Vermilion’s captivating history. Located in the former S. R. P. Cooper School, a historic site, several displays are featured. One gallery leads you through the pioneer experience from exploration and to early settlement, depicting the life and times of the early settlers of this area. Travel through time to the Indian (arrowhead) era; the native artifacts revealed will amaze you! See what an early business looked like, as well as an agricultural display and general store, and many collectibles too! The Stavelock building showcases an early settler home; in its day, this type of construction was unique to this area. Museum can be accessed outside of the regular hours for special tours by pre-booking an appointment. Open Yearly: May long weekend (Sat) to September long weekend (Mon) 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily 5310 - 50 Avenue,Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6211


Community REAL ESTATE Live the Best Life! When you visit Vermilion, chances are you will want to move here. We do have New Ideas For Living in Vermilion. Residents have stated that the quality of life in Vermilion is second-to-none, thanks to great amenities and service, growth and development, established businesses, a good variety of new businesses, lots of parks and green spaces, various activities, good economy, good health care and that they feel it is a very family-oriented community.

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Vermilion is a great place to purchase or build a home – we have everything from mature neighbourhoods with majestic tree-lined boulevards, to brand new subdivisions bustling with family activity, single family dwellings, to condominiums and seniors-focused housing complexes. Our newest residential subdivision will feature housing for various markets, great builders and wonderful communities. Whether you move here to raise a family or to retire in a beautiful, safe and friendly community, you will be able to establish your dream home here in Vermilion.

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Several realtors and rental agencies area available and ready to help you make your move to Vermilion! www.newideasforliving.ca/property-search Northern Lights Realty (2000) Ltd. 5008 - 49 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6763 Re/Max Prairie Realty 5208 - 46 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.2120 Stewart Realty 5102 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4725


Community REAL ESTATE Live the Best Life! When you visit Vermilion, chances are you will want to move here. We do have New Ideas For Living in Vermilion. Residents have stated that the quality of life in Vermilion is second-to-none, thanks to great amenities and service, growth and development, established businesses, a good variety of new businesses, lots of parks and green spaces, various activities, good economy, good health care and that they feel it is a very family-oriented community.

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Vermilion is a great place to purchase or build a home – we have everything from mature neighbourhoods with majestic tree-lined boulevards, to brand new subdivisions bustling with family activity, single family dwellings, to condominiums and seniors-focused housing complexes. Our newest residential subdivision will feature housing for various markets, great builders and wonderful communities. Whether you move here to raise a family or to retire in a beautiful, safe and friendly community, you will be able to establish your dream home here in Vermilion.

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Several realtors and rental agencies area available and ready to help you make your move to Vermilion! www.newideasforliving.ca/property-search Northern Lights Realty (2000) Ltd. 5008 - 49 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.6763 Re/Max Prairie Realty 5208 - 46 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.2120 Stewart Realty 5102 - 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB Phone: 780.853.4725


Dance COMMUNITY SERVICES The Town of Vermilion has outstanding organizations that offer services to residents. For a complete listing, please visit our business directory at www.vermilion.ca

Accommodations

• Brunswick Motor Inn • Hidden Lake Ranch (Bed & Breakfast & Camping) • Lakeland College Alumni House • Vermilion Provincial Park • Super 8 • Ventura Motel * Vermilion will be home to two new hotels in 2015/2016 Cultural Organizations

• Dance Impressions by Ryan • Mannville-Vermilion Highland Dance • Vermilion & District Music Festival • Vermilion Area Garden Club • Vermilion Allied Arts Council • Vermilion Community Art Club • Vermilion Dance Association • Vermilion Folk Club • Vermilion Heritage Museum • Vermilion Pottery Guild • Vermilion Quilt Guild • Vermilion Theatre Productions • Vermilion Ukrainian Cultural Association

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Senior Services

• Senior Support Program • Vermilion & District Housing Foundation • Vermilion and Area Handivan Society • Vermilion Continuing Care Centre Volunteer Program • Vermilion Senior Citizens • Vermilion Valley Lodge Churches

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Vermilion Baptist Church Faith Lutheran Church First United Church Glad Tiding Pentecostal Assembly Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Parkview Alliance Church Reformed by Grace Baptist Church St. Olga’s Ukrainian Catholic Church St. Saviour’s Anglican Church The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Service Clubs

• Vermilion Rotary Club • Royal Purple • Elks • Knights of Columbus • Vermilion Lions Club • Masonic Lodge For additional service organizations, visit our community directory: www.vermilion.ca

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Restaurants

• A &W • Anthony’s • Aria • Boston Pizza • Co-op Cafe • Eagle’s Nest Grill • Kin’s • Legion Steak-Fry • Mau Lam • Nick’s • KFC • Sammy’s • Subway • Tim Hortons • Wendito’s • White Swan For a complete directory of community services, visit: www.vermilion.ca

Becoming a Community Builder Building Vermilion Region, One Leader at a Time

This online program is led by renowed Community Builder and Social Innovator Ian Hill, who has created this first of its kind leadership development program that will equip participants with the leadership competencies and tools needed today. For more program information, contact: Carol Coleman 780.581.2413 Email: ccoleman@vermilion.ca


Dance COMMUNITY SERVICES The Town of Vermilion has outstanding organizations that offer services to residents. For a complete listing, please visit our business directory at www.vermilion.ca

Accommodations

• Brunswick Motor Inn • Hidden Lake Ranch (Bed & Breakfast & Camping) • Lakeland College Alumni House • Vermilion Provincial Park • Super 8 • Ventura Motel * Vermilion will be home to two new hotels in 2015/2016 Cultural Organizations

• Dance Impressions by Ryan • Mannville-Vermilion Highland Dance • Vermilion & District Music Festival • Vermilion Area Garden Club • Vermilion Allied Arts Council • Vermilion Community Art Club • Vermilion Dance Association • Vermilion Folk Club • Vermilion Heritage Museum • Vermilion Pottery Guild • Vermilion Quilt Guild • Vermilion Theatre Productions • Vermilion Ukrainian Cultural Association

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Senior Services

• Senior Support Program • Vermilion & District Housing Foundation • Vermilion and Area Handivan Society • Vermilion Continuing Care Centre Volunteer Program • Vermilion Senior Citizens • Vermilion Valley Lodge Churches

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Vermilion Baptist Church Faith Lutheran Church First United Church Glad Tiding Pentecostal Assembly Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Parkview Alliance Church Reformed by Grace Baptist Church St. Olga’s Ukrainian Catholic Church St. Saviour’s Anglican Church The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Service Clubs

• Vermilion Rotary Club • Royal Purple • Elks • Knights of Columbus • Vermilion Lions Club • Masonic Lodge For additional service organizations, visit our community directory: www.vermilion.ca

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Restaurants

• A &W • Anthony’s • Aria • Boston Pizza • Co-op Cafe • Eagle’s Nest Grill • Kin’s • Legion Steak-Fry • Mau Lam • Nick’s • KFC • Sammy’s • Subway • Tim Hortons • Wendito’s • White Swan For a complete directory of community services, visit: www.vermilion.ca

Becoming a Community Builder Building Vermilion Region, One Leader at a Time

This online program is led by renowed Community Builder and Social Innovator Ian Hill, who has created this first of its kind leadership development program that will equip participants with the leadership competencies and tools needed today. For more program information, contact: Carol Coleman 780.581.2413 Email: ccoleman@vermilion.ca


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