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Featured Artist, Susan Richardson demonstrated painting with pastels at the Vermilion Art Show on April 14. Photos Angela Mouly

Angela Mouly Reporter

Thousands of vibrant art pieces were displayed at the Vermilion Regional Centre from April 13 – 14, as the Vermilion Community Art Club held their 8th Annual Art Show & Sale. A wine and cheese event on April 13, allowed hundreds of guests to enjoy viewing the large selection of varying art mediums including painting, sketching, photography, pottery, and glasswork. A range of originals, prints, cards, books, jeweller y, and magnets were available for purchase. Live classical music by the RGB Trio, and snacks donated by Cornerstone Co-op, McDonald’s Family Foods, and Lasting Impressions provided a relaxing atmosphere for guests to stay and mingle while perusing the artwork. Featured Artist, Susan Richardson displayed her oil and pastel paintings, and gave a demonstration on April 14. “A lot of people don’t really know what

pastels are. I love working with them so that I can get more vibrant colours, and I like the layering you can do to achieve the look you want. The talent that comes to the show is also incredible. The Vermilion Community Art Club is very good at keeping you motivated, and artists are able to feed off of each other. The community here is fabulous! I can’t get over the people who support the show through their sponsorship and generosity,” said Richardson. April 14, included different demonstrations and guests enjoyed watching the artists at work. Several raffle items were drawn, and the Lakeland Robotics Club, EMTs, and Lakeland Rowing Club contributed by volunteering to help set up and take down the event. “Every year it seems to get better and better. I’m so wowed and overwhelmed by the support, and would like to thank the community and the volunteers who make it possible,” said Show Chairper- Bonnie Luopa with her painting of a bison called “Apollo” travels from Amisk to participate in son, Sandra Miller. the Vermilion Community Art Club. See more photos on page 2

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continued support for these essential repairs and campuses like Lakeland College creates jobs, improves the quality of education and makes life better for everyone.” said Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education. Government will provide $6 million through the Capital Maintenance and

Renewal budget for the repairs, which are expected to take up to two years to complete and provide employment for up to 50 people. “This investment from the Government of Alber ta allows us to make needed repairs to the Trades Centre and extend the life of this important

Lakeland College will receive funding to complete major repairs to the exterior of its Trades Centre, helping students continue to train for good jobs. L o c a t e d o n L a ke l a n d ’s Ve r m i l ion campus, the Trades Centre offers educational opportunities in nine different trades. Over the years, the centre has experienced leaking and water damage on the roof and side exteriors. With this funding, students will continue to get the skills they need in the safe, comfortable, modern environment they deserve, and Lakeland College will get the upgrades it needs to go on training Albertans for careers in the trades. “Preparing Alber tans for success doesn’t just mean investing in teachers and textbooks, it also means ensuring all our schools have modern classrooms and facilities as well. After years of neglect and cuts by the previous government, I’m proud to invest in the safe, clean and world-class learning From left, Lakeland College’s Director of Facilities and Infrastructure, and Minister of spaces that our students deserve. Our Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt.

facility. The Trades Centre is home to many of our apprenticeship and pre - employment programs as well as continuing education courses. In addition, high school students from throughout the region take Career and Technology Studies courses and dual credit programs in our classrooms and labs, and participate in the Lakeland Regional Skills Competition we host. With this investment, we’ll be able to improve our facility and continue to play an important role in creating a skilled work force.” said Alice WainwrightStewart, president & CEO, Lakeland College.

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Webb’s Machinery Customer Clinic

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Gaining valuable industry information, approximately 35 area farmers attended Webb’s Machinery’s Salford and Seedhawk Clinic in Vermilion on April 12. “We do this every year as a reminder of what procedures our customers can put into the field to produce high yields in the fall. These clinics help to make farmers aware of new product updates as well as what’s to come, and to show

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customers the good quality of products that these manufactures provide to Webb’s Machinery and our customers. Customers always have a lot on the go, and it’s a helpful way to update them so that their spring can be as smooth as possible,” said Dan Webb, Sales Manager. Salford shared a PowerPoint presentation on their product line focussing on vertical tillage, and provided a demonstration on static calibrations delivered by Scott Ousdahl and Dave King. During a lunch break, Russ Nickel from Airguard, and Laython Ford from IntelligentAg delivered a presenta-

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tion on their businesses’ products, and provid ed several d oor prizes. Todd Black from Seedhawk Vaderstad provided a presentation on air car t and air drill equipment manufactured by Vaderstad. “ Fa r m i n g h a s a t e c h n o l o g i c a l future. It’s encouraging if at the end of the day, the technology you use out weighs the cost by helping you save in productivity, time, and efficiency,” said Minburn’s Scott Anderson. “ Presentations were specified to our current and potential Salford and S e e d h aw k Va d e r s t a d c u s t o m e r s . Seedhawk Vaderstad’s Todd Black delivered Thank you to our customers for show- a presentation during Webb’s Machinery’s ing suppor t for our manufacturers,” Customer Clinic in Vermilion on April 12. Photo Angela Mouly said Webb.

“Brass Tacks” CD Release

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Local artist, Phillip Willes has released a new CD called ‘Brass Tacks,” which can be checked out on digital media and purchased on iTunes and Spotify. Willes wrote the 15 original songs, and recorded them at Dreamcatcher Studios in Holden. A regular act at the Vermilion Folk Club, Willes said that he’s “old school,” and advocates strongly for supporting other local artists. Primarily folk music, Willes had the following to say about his music. “The lyrics are supposed to make you think about the human condition; depression, loss, love, and things of modern angst. A lot of times people will question these topics themselves, but seldom share it with others.” Willes added that his CD makes really good travelling music and sounds good turned up with lots of bass. “Brass Tacks” will be available for $10 at Uniquely U Styles in Vermilion, as well as songs available Local artist, Phillip Willes. Photo submitted online at Amazon, iTunes, or Spotify.

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English Language Successes!

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they learn, they are more likely to retain the information, no matter what age they are. In the Citizenship Prep class, they looked at topics including history, economics, Canadian symbols, the judicial system, Canada’s charter of rights, and Canada’s political system all of which may be asked on the Canadian Citizenship exam. MLA Richard Starke and Mayor Carolyn McCauley were invited to speak to the Citizenship students. CLASS would like to extend a big thank you for their time and for answering the questions from the students. Throughout the ten weeks the students had assignments and quizzes to practice their test taking skills. We look forward to supporting and celebrating all of our students’ successes! Coming up in May we are offering English Language Driving Terms. This class will benefit those looking to get their Learner’s License and update their terminology or gain knowledge of Alberta road rules which can differ from rules in their home countries. CLASS also has the English Language Rhyme & Read program (funded by Vermilion FCSS) which offers busing to and from the library where the program is hosted. This program helps families get out and meeting others. Rhyme & Read has many fun activities where children and parents learn songs, read stories, go on tours and learn about the community. 3” wide version We plan to continue on with ELL and

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Vermilion River CLASS has had many changes in the last couple of years. In the summer of 2016 CEO and ELL instructor Chandra Blair moved from Vermilion and Lindsay Carton accepted this position. Last summer we took on the huge task of moving into a larger office space which is now at 5038 49 Ave. Getting to know and understand the importance of what Adult Learning Programs offer and how to best offer them in different communities is a large learning curve and challenge. With so many changes CLASS did not have English classes from September 2016 to June 2017. Starting last fall ELL classes resumed with Laryssa Speck teaching. This session became so popular with 18 students enrolled that we had to move from our classroom space in the new office to the basement of the library to be comfortable. For many of the students this is not their second language but their third or fourth hence classes now being listed as ELL (English Language Learning) and no longer ESL (English as a second language). We are a small community and unable to offer multi-level classes like in the larger centres so teaching all learning levels in one group can be challenging but Laryssa took on the challenge with great enthusiasm. We have appreciated her hard work and dedication. Through discussion many of the ELL students expressed the out of your advertising dollars interest in a Citizenship class. We made this happen with Place your ad here Laryssa again teaching and in 12345 AND province wide her element, as she is a Social with a combined circulation Studies teacher having taught of over 800,000 for only... plus GST/HST grades 7-12 for 19 plus years Value Ad Network including students at JR Robson Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association s c h o o l h er e i n Ver m i l i o n. 780-434-8746 x228 (toll free 1-800-282-6903) Laryssa loves Social and she email classifieds@awna.com makes the information exciting or stop by this community newspaper to learn. When one enjoys what

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Looking back over the last week since the tragic bus crash carrying the Humboldt Broncos and individuals affiliated with the team I am amazed by the amount of support that not only fellow Canadians have shown but also from around the world. A group of hockey parents in British Columbia who wished to honour the hockey team took to Facebook and proposed the #JerseysforHumboldt jersey day to be held on April 12. Social media sites were filled with individuals and businesses from not only here in Canada but around the world who donned their hockey jerseys. Individual families, businesses, and schools have placed hockey sticks or Humboldt Broncos strong displays outside their homes and

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Neil B. Stratton Columnist

We are still in a deep freeze as I write this, I am retired, and in all my life I have never experienced an April or spring this nasty, if I did I don’t remember it, much like I would like to forget this spring so far. If it does get nice soon, we may see a little flooding as there is still a lot of snow out there, mostly in ice drifts, which contain a lot of water content, as much as I or we want nice weather I hope it is gradual to prevent the floods. One good thing is our duck pond should refill nicely this spring, it all but almost dried up last year, as did many other sloughs and ponds, we need those ponds and sloughs that are teaming with wildlife. It is also the favorite play area for the dogs and pups; they spend much of their day exploring, swimming and cooling off in our pond, even if it may make them smell like “duck poo” they sure enjoy it. Last year when it almost dried up we had to keep our little yard fish pond full, which became a dog pond instead of goldfish. I also put a kiddy swimming pool in each of the dog’s kennels, some enjoyed and lived in the pools while some just used them as giant water bowls, either way, they used the pools a lot and will do the same this year. I already have many new ones for the new herd, the pups will be old enough to enjoy them when the time comes, I am itching to get out for more antler shed hunting, but again snow is very deep. Speaking of the new herd, that pile of fur babies is growing fast; I weighed the pups yesterday with the help of my two daughters Shawna and Nikki, whom I call my “Professional Fur Baby Socialisers,” who do a real pro job of doing just

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that. I even had my grandson Brandon there learning how to be a pup socializer; they are a huge help just playing with the pups, they get right in the pups box and play with them, they all have one cuddled in their arms the whole time. It’s a very important task to socialize pups when they are little like that; it makes for a much better personality and mannered dog when older, plus its good medicine for everyone involved with all the puppy love. They are big enough now to weigh on an electronic bathroom scale, and honestly, I was a little shocked, recently momma – Miss Oohohh hasn’t been feeding them as often as I thought she should. When I was alone playing with them as I do every day, one of the pups latched onto my finger, it was like sticking your finger into a northern pikes mouth, razor-sharp teeth with fangs. Watching them when momma came into the puppy box they were like a school of piranha; I thought they were going to eat her up, it was obvious she was getting sore from the pups eagerness to feed. At just over three weeks old it is way early to wean them, but to me, they looked ravenous and hungry, so I got a big propane burner and big 20 gal pot and proceeded to stew up a batch of puppy supplement. I bought a dozen cans of puppy supplement plus a special bag of young puppy kibble supplement from the veterinarian. The 12 small cans and a small bag of kibble cost me $80 and wasn’t going to last long, so I browned or cooked four pounds of extra lean beef hamburger and one pound of lean chicken burger. I then added the kibble until soft and then the concentrated canned food, mixed with fresh water until I got a nice thick soup, it actually smelled very good. At first, my wife Roxanne and I had to take each pup and dunk their nose into

the food to get them started to eat, now I go into the kennel house and yell “numma numma” and they come a running and eating before I can set the big pan of food down. I noticed the next day it was helping, with momma still feeding but not so often, and with the supplement, I cook up they looked “rolly polly” in fact they seem to grow before my eyes overnight. So when my “socializers” and I weighed them I shouldn’t have been shocked...but was as at just three weeks-six days old they were all near 10 lbs/5 kilo, in fact, two of the boy pups Sir Snownose and My Thunder were over 10 lbs-5 kilo. Sir Snownose weighed in at 10 lbs-6 oz while Thunder weighed in at 10 lbs 2 oz, it wasn’t hard to see who were first in line at momma come feeding time. They are going to be big pups, and I will be feeding them now for the rest of their lives, as these are two I am keeping for

our little family of fur babies. In fact, as soon as I am done writing this I will heat up another big pan full and will be yelling numma numma, we will be slowly weaning them within the next couple weeks, then we can get them outside to enjoy the remaining snow. My daughter Nikki works at the local retirement Lodge in town and once weaned we may take a couple of pups to show them off to the residents, at the rate they are growing we may only be able to handle two or three. When The Smoke Clears Missing person alert...Mother Nature, she has gone polar and surely off her medication.

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The family of Murray Westman would like to offer our thanks to the many friends for their condolences, phone calls, cards, flowers, food and donations to various charities. There are no words to express our heartfelt thanks for the support for our family during this time of loss. A special thanks to Dr. Kruger, Susan Kochan, Barb Snelgrove, Crystal Swanson and the nursing staff at the Vermilion Health Center and also Candice Anderson and staff at Lakeland Funeral Home. Leslie Derek, Chelsy & Kenzi Jill & Jess And Family

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A THANK YOU MESSAGE On February 18th, 2018 an accident occurred at our farm driveway between our loader tractor and a three quarter ton truck. We wish to extend with humble hearts sincere THANK YOU(S) to the following: Thank you Mike Chase and Jack Rochford for ALL your help at the scene of the accident. A BIG thank you to the Emergency workers and R.C.M.P. whose professionalism and know- how was all that anyone could ask for. They did themselves and the community PROUD ! Thank you to the Emergency Room staff at the Vermilion Hospital. I was told that many came in on their own volition when they heard of the accident. Thank you for your training, experience and caring. Thank you to the S.T.A.R.S. helicopter which took one person and the fixed Air Ambulance which flew the other two to the U. of A. hospital so quickly. I pray we never take either one of these assets for granted. Thank you to the staff of the University of Alberta Hospital and especially the Trauma Unit. Your facility and equipment, your training and capabilities give us from the small rural centers " HOPE ". To Dr. Barker and to Dr. Mike Kim in Trauma Unit — thank you- thank you for believing our daughter Kris and performing life saving surgery when she took a turn for the worst 9 days after the accident. THANK YOU TO ALL BLOOD DONORS for giving their time and donation of blood. Kris received 9 units of blood while at the U of A hospital — 7 of them during her surgery. IT TRULY IS THE GIFT OF LIFE ! And finally, a very humble thank you to all the families, neighbours and friends who have extended their help and prayers to all people involved in the accident. All your prayers were threads going to heaven becoming a strong rope when it reached there. Glory to God and Praise Our Lord Jesus Christ for saving all three young people involved.

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Dawn Hames Columnist

Wow, it’s been a very long winter this year as La Nina plays out her part, and i t s e e m e d t h at t h e wind would blow right through my normally cozy winter coat. I am really looking forward to some warming sunshine and green grass. In the meantime here is a happy little pie. This coconut cream pie is made with real coconut milk, and it is very good. The flavour is more delicate and creamy than the flavour that is found in artificially flavoured coconut cream pies. Are you wheat or dairy intolerant or allergic? Well here is an amazing and delicious cream pie for you. When you use real coconut milk you are eliminating all the chemicals found in the boxed coconut pudding mix. If you have never purchased coconut milk before, be

J.F. Wolters Columnist

The thought has been occurring lately that the most you can do sometimes to have faith in the future, as an individual or sometimes maybe even a community or country, is to set yourselves to the task of calmly picking up the pieces after something goes wrong and continuing on. Not sure if it is a feeling of not being able to avoid going past it to get where you want to go, and simply getting it over with as soon as possible to move on, or the act itself, is therapeutic. Maybe in the act is acquiring the acceptance that the milk has been spilled or the plate has been broken and

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sure not to confuse it with coconut water, which also comes in cans. The pie shell is made with coconut, the creamy center is coconut milk and even the whipped topping can be made of rich and creamy coconut milk. For the whipped topping I recommend reading the back of the can and selecting a can that has 12 – 17 grams of fat. Coconut milk helps to stabilize blood sugar, which may be beneficial for people with diabetes, hypothyroidism, insulinresistant metabolic syndrome and obesity. The list of benefits of coconut, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut cream and coconut oil is extensive, and even though coconut fat is a saturated fat, it is a healthful medium chain fatty acid, that is known to help the body metabolize body fat and reduce inflammation. Coconut oil helps strengthen the immune system and fight against viruses and bacteria. With all the healthful benefits of coconut, you can truly

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enjoy a slice or two of this pie totally guilt free. Coconut Cream Pie Pie Shell 1 & 1/2 cups unsweetened medium coconut 1 – 2 tablespoons sugar (depending on your desired sweetness) 3 tablespoons coconut oil or butter Melt the butter ( or coconut oil). Combine the butter coconut and sugar and stir until well blended. Press into an 8” pie plate. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Coconut Cream Filling 1 can coconut milk (13.5 – 14 oz) 2 eggs 1/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Combine all the ingredients in a heavybottomed pot. Beat the ingredients together with an electric mixer or combine with a whisk. Cook over medium/low heat,

Picking Up The Pieces

each drop mopped and each shard swept is part of unveiling the reality of the loss. Certainly I was thinking that yesterday after finally being contacted from the insurance company about the truck I had stolen last year and being able to see it again for the first time 10 months later. Months of internal questions, irritation, frustration, even anger about what happened, with something that had been part of your daily life, were finally revealed even if the answers you were looking for so long depressed you. Realizing that a few unimportant things were left but some sentimental things were gone forever finally closed the door on the episode. After also spending the last week listening to the news on radio and television about what happened to Humboldt, it was hard not to feel a sense that in the depth of the

response you were seeing towards those involved was that the pieces of a whole country needed to be picked up again with that small community. The Saturday after the crash I myself was relieving picking up some pieces my family had to pick up after an early spring day back in 1983 when I had lost a sister to something similar. The feeling of that loss was and still is mentally and physically tangible, and unfortunately there are too many of us that well know the rawness of that kind of loss which I believe is why there is the response we are seeing. You can sympathize with them in that while the rawness of it will subside, the feeling of the injury never entirely goes away. It stays with you and changes your whole world. What was heartening to me though was how much sincerity there has been in how

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Thinking Of Layne Matechuk

Vermilion’s George Matechuk shared his family’s upheaval as grandson, Layne Matechuk, recovers in hospital from the catastrophic Humboldt Broncos bus accident on April 6. The morning of April 7, George and Theresa Matechuk travelled to Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital to be with Layne and his parents, Kevin and Shelley Matechuk. “You couldn’t recognize him. Seeing 12 of them in there in a coma; it was really heartbreaking. Our children haven’t slept,” said George, who is a retired RCMP officer. Originally from Saskatchewan, George was familiar with the area and noted that Layne’s family lives in Colonsay, Saskatchewan. Layne had just turned 18 years old within the past month, and four years ago

was drafted by the Medicine Hat Tigers. George went on to say that Layne was too young to play with the Medicine Hat Tigers at the time, but to stay signed to the team, he played three games per year, and was farmed out as a Midget to the Prince Albert Mentos, and last year to the Humboldt Broncos. “Since the day he knew what skates were, Layne would have played hockey 24 hours a day. Hockey was his life,” said George. George and Theresa returned to Vermilion on April 10, and plan to head back to Saskatoon for a longer visit. “The hospital care there is unbelievable! The generosity of people in the hospital was unbelievable. For example, business places were delivering food, and hotels were not charging for members of the families,” said George. Overwhelmed by the events themselves

and the staggering scope of support, George would like to thank everyone for their generosity and continued support. “I was surprised there were ten players from Alberta. I’d never even dreamt that I would be talking about something like this,” said George. An active community member, George is a Director of the Vermilion Royal Canadian Legion and has also been a Lions Club member for over 30 years; serving in Vermilion since 2002. As a result, the Vermilion Lions Club issued a $2,000 donation to the families recovering from the Humboldt Broncos during their meeting on April 10. For continued support for the families, Vermilion Scotiabank has established a Humboldt Broncos Family Fund. Many from Vermilion continue thinking of the Matechuk family and wish Layne Matechuk a continued steady recovery from his severe head trauma. Layne Matechuk. Photo submitted

The Vermilion AFSC Branch Office participated in #JerseysforHumboldt for #HumboldtStrong From left, Lynette Shirtliffe, Ashley Holowaychuk, Jennifer Warren, Rebecca Dyjur, Jan Gordon. Photo submitted

Some of the Vermilion Hospital staff who wore Jersey’s to support during the #HumboldtStrong, #JerseysforHumboldt jersey day on April 12. Photo submitted

Owners Glynn and Angie McDonald of McDonald’s Family Foods along with several staff members wore hockey jerseys on April 12 in support of the #HumboldtStrong, #JerseysforHumboldt. Photo submitted

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St. Jerome’s students show their support for the Humboldt Broncos by wearing their jersey’s to school on April 12. Photo Lorna Hamilton

J.R. Robson students showed their support for the Humboldt Broncos by wearing their jersey’s to school on April 12 for #JerseysforHumboldt. Photo Lorna Hamilton


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VES students show their support for the Humboldt Broncos by wearing their jersey’s to school on April 12. Photo Lorna Hamilton

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Crazy Legs Indeed

Angela Mouly Reporter

Living up to his nickname “Crazy Legs,” Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys were hosted by the Vermilion Folk Club at the Vermilion Legion on April 11. The unique, sprightly performance from the band included MacKeeman incorporating vigorous feet percussion with his 50’s flair tap shoes. The Rhythm Boys just returned from a five-week tour in Australia, playing their first show back in Vermilion. When asked about their experience, the band joked, “We had a couple of close calls with a kangaroo.” From Prince Edward Island, the roots group will also perform in Red Deer, Calgary, Saskatoon, Eastend Saskatchewan, Kamsack Saskatchewan, and North Battleford during their Out West Tour. ‘Laugh, Dance & Sing’ is their current album, and they will soon be working on a

new album for next year. The band has been playing together for the past six years, but it seemed much longer with their ability to meld music. Several instrumental solos highlighted each of their many talents and members swapped instruments throughout the show sharing lively originals and a few classic covers. With their maritime flavour keeping all songs relatable, they were able to incorporate country, instrumental, Irish, and Caribbean music with a song of a bewildered sailor, and inter-mix them with MacKeeman’s highly kinetic jigs. “It was simply outstanding,” said Margaret Lonsdale. Upbeat doesn’t begin to cover it, as he even played the fiddle behind his back while tapping, and hopped atop the upright bass during their final performance. Many in the audience found it hard to sit still when they saw an incredibly high energy

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From left, Jason Burbine, Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman, Thomas Webb, and Peter Cann performed at the Vermilion Folk Club on April 11. Photo Angela Mouly

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Vermilion River Flying Club

Angela Mouly Reporter

Members of the Airport Advisory Committee hosted their first Flying Club meeting at the CYVG Vermilion Airport on April 12. The meeting was held to bring current pilots and users of the airport together with interested members. The Town of Vermilion’s Airport Advisory members Shawn Jacula, Darcy Balaneski, and Rick Bozak, along with ten additional interested members shared their background and aviation history, as well as their eagerness to have a group to network with benefiting one another, the airport, and the community. The club hopes to continue gaining more interest over the coming months. Members included pilots of all ages and ranges of experience including those looking to upgrade their training, helicopter, commercial, to some retired and looking to spend more time flying. “I think it’s important that our airport has a voice. There is a goldmine of an airport here in Vermilion with people being able to walk anywhere in town, which is an opportunity not many communities have. Elk Point’s airport is five miles out, and Lloydminster’s is two miles out, and it is an inconvenience in other places. In the past, people have flown with their grandchildren from Elk Point to Vermilion for a weekly ice cream visit. We have a nice facility to make use of here,” said Shawn Jacula regarding the airport building. Having a flying club will get members involved by going to events, and provide more ideas when preplanning future upgrades; for example, the condition of the runway. “The more ideas we have from everyone, the better,” said Darcy Balaneski. The advisory committee has installed a sign-up sheet to track guests at the Vermilion Airport and will be installing a trail camera to monitor touch and go traffic as well. Recording these movements will give the committee viability to request funding.

They want to make the club affordable and are seeking ten individuals who are Canadian Owners and Pilots Association members in order to be backed by the organization. Members are excited about the possibility of having a business and fuel at the Vermilion Airport in the near future. The club is also excited about the possibility of planning a fly-in breakfast and creating longer-term plans to enhance the Vermilion Airport. New members asked questions and gave suggestions including hosting a work bee to create tie-downs. They noted that recessed ones would be a good longterm plan and that short-term ones with tires or cement and rebar would be an option. “It’s a great reason to get together and shows that we are contributing,” said Jacula. The club hopes to create a webpage to keep people informed, encourage mentorships within the club, and possibly even add a call list where residents with free evenings could enter to fill empty seated planes. “It’s always more fun if you have someone with you,” said Larry Bingham. Members passed around name suggestions, with one being the Vermilion River Flying Club Jacula said that though there are other airstrips in the area, it is the only Airport within the County of Vermilion River, and they would like to encourage partnership with both the Town of Vermilion and The County of Vermilion River. It was noted that the airport even had a parachute club in the mid-1980’s. MedEvac air ambulance services still use the Vermilion Airport estimated on a weekly basis, and members feel lucky to have upgraded lighting. “One of the biggest things is safety. There’s great outreach within the aviation community,” said Shawn Jacula. “It’s a good airport for training or anything,” added Balaneski. They discussed the possibility coordinating with other local clubs and youth organizations when organizing future events, and

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Margaret McCormack Submitted

If you have the opportunity to visit our school in the near future, please take time to look up to the right at the two beautiful stained glass windows created by Ann McCormack. The windows depict the creation story, and they are stunning. We are so blessed to have Ann share her amazing talents with our school community. Ann plans to continue to create stainedglass masterpieces for all of us to enjoy. A very successful Kindergarten Open House and Registration night took place on Tuesday, April 10. Ms. Lewin presented the “ABC’s” of Kindergarten to the parents gathered sharing all the ins and outs of kindergarten. St. Jerome’s principal, Mr. Chase, welcomed all the parents and shared numerous positive aspects of St. Jerome’s School, information about the school in general and answered any questions parents had. The Team from Alberta

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St. Jerome’s School News

Health Services then shared the role they play in the Kindergarten classroom and the services they provide. If your child is five by February 28, 2019, you can register them in kindergarten for the fall. Registration forms can be picked up at the school office, or if you have any questions, please contact the school. Students and staff had two opportunities last week to show their support for the Humboldt Broncos players and their families. On Monday, the colour green was seen throughout the hallways and classroom of St. Jerome’s. On Thursday, April 12, Hockey Jerseys were worn in support. St. Jerome’s gathered as a community to celebrate mass on Tuesday, April 10. Father Roger’s message of Easter joy that Christ died for our sins and through Him, we can receive eternal life is the Good News of our faith. Thank you to the Grade five choir and Mrs. Sanson and the Grade 12 students who helped with the celebration. The Grade 3 class were treated to a Ukrainian meal as they conclude their study

of the Ukraine. They sampled perogies, High School Zones on Thursday, April 19. cabbage rolls, borscht, kobasa, paska, and Good luck to all of our team members. corn. Those brave enough to try the beet Mark your calendar for Sunday, April soup realized how delicious it was. 29 as our Kindergarten with the help of Congratulations to our three elementary the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a winners of a bike just in time for spring. The Pancake Breakfast at the Father Cordeau winners were: Grade 2/3 - Hailey Smith, Centre. Grade 2 - Karsyn Jarvis and Grade 1 School reminders: Grade 6-12 Report Deandre Lirio. These bikes were donated to Cards - Friday, April 20, Grade 6-12 Parent/ St. Jerome’s by Denis McCormack. Teacher Interviews - Tuesday, April 24 3:30Our badminton teams will be very busy 8:30 p.m., Teacher-Look-Alike Day - Tuesin the next two weeks with tournaments, day, April 24. districts, and counties. The Grade 8 team members were in Kitscoty this past weekend. On Tuesday, April 17 our Jr. High team will travel to Marwayne or Kitscoty to participate in the Highway 16 Championship and then to Wainwright on April 25 for the ECACS Championship Tournament. St. Jerome’s and Bike winners: Hailey Smith, Karsyn Jarvis and Deandre Lirio. J.R. Robson will be hosting Photo submitted

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students also know how to create and design vinyl decals for their business, vehicle, walls, etc.; Mr. Zorniak can be reached the school at 780-853-4177 for information regarding decals and sheds. Mrs. Zelenka’s Grade 7 Leadership class went to Edmonton to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House prior to spring break. There they brightened the day by lending a hand in supply preparation, cleaning, and more. This after they spent much effort in the first semester fundraising for Ronald McDonald House

by bake sales, popcorn and candy sales, and other lunch time sales. Miss Burzynski recently hosted a Poetry Slam with her Grade 9 English classes. With theatre spotlights, candlelit tables, and snacks to set the mood and atmosphere, students experienced out-loud poetic reading and even with some theatrical accompaniment! In memory and support of the tragedy that rippled outwards from Humboldt, J. R. Robson School rested hockey sticks at the entrance of the school.

On Thursday, April 4, the majority of the school population wore jersies. Our Social Studies teacher Mr. Maier is from Humboldt; he challenged everyone to raise funds and he would match them. Grade 12 student, Kale Wilhelm, accepted the challenge and also offered to match the total. Altogether, we raised $1106.00. Don’t forget: Apr. 18: Senior Art Trip to Edmonton Apr. 19: 7B trip to Ronald McDonald House Apr. 20: VIBE Mental Health Art contest

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Tom’s Interior/ Exterior Handi Man

SNOW REMOVAL

E L E C T R I C Murray Brown

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Physiotherapist

Commercial • Residential • Farm Maintenance • Trenching

(780) 581-0852

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CELL: 306-307-2645 780-808-1957 Leave a message 780-853-2336

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CLASSIFIEDS AND CAREERS

The Vermilion Voice | April 16, 2018

AWNA BLANKET AND LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS AUCTIONS UNRESERVED AUCTION - 2 Bankruptcies & Receivership plus final equipment from large shutdown and other consignors. Tuesday, May 1, 10 AM. 75 Street & 51 Avenue, Edmonton. 2008 JCB 940 diesel & 5 more forklifts * 2014 JCB 300 skidsteer * 2014 Arnes quad dump trailer * 3 track seismic drill rigs * 10 deck & pick-up trucks * Machine shop including lathes, CNC mills, radial drills’ saws & more * Online sealing inc - complete valve onsite rebuilding company * 5- 53’ trailers of new pipe insulation * Complete new medical facility * 200 jobsite boxes * Steel work benches * 200 pipe stands * 4- 20’ sea cans * A mile of welding cable welders * Bevellers * High pressure pumps * Watch webpage for important updates. Visit www.foothillsauctions.com or call Foothills Equipment Liquidation 780-922-6090. UNRESERVED AUCTION for Darcy Schultz, Saturday, April 21st, Provost, Alberta 11am. Selling: Diesel Motorhome, Willy’s Jeep, Tractors, Cabins, Wagons, Antiques & more! 780-842-5666 www. scribnernet.com. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT? Other medical conditions that lead to restrictions in walking/ dressing? $2,500 yearly tax credit. $40,000 refund cheque/rebates. Disability Tax Credit. Expert Help. Lowest service fee nationwide. 1-844-453-5372. COMING EVENTS FIREARMS WANTED for June 23rd, 2018 live and online auction. Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns, Militaria, Auction or Purchase. Collections, Estates, individual items. Contact Paul, Switzer’s Auction. Toll-free 1-800-694-2609, info@switzersauction.com or www. switzersauction.com. 2018 DAWSON CITY INTERNATIONAL Gold

Show. The northernmost placer mining and consumer trade show. May 18th & 19th. Visit goldshow. dawsoncitychamberofcommerce.ca for information. Or call 867-993-5274. ANTIQUE SHOW - Edmonton - Western Canada’s longest running collectors show - antiques, collectibles and pop culture. 43rd Annual Wild Rose Antique Collectors Show & Sale. Sellers from across Canada. Special collectors displays. Antique evaluations by Canadian Antiques Roadshow appraiser Gale Pirie - $15 per item. Saturday, April 21, 9AM5PM. Sunday, April 22, 10AM-4PM. Edmonton Expo Centre. 780-437-9722. www.wildroseantiquecollectors.ca. FREE SESSION, soil health, techniques & threats. Soil Research Laboratory, Oyen, May 3. REGISTER BY APRIL 21 (nora.abercrombie@gmail.com or 780293-1194). Green Party sponsored.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ASPHALT PAVING COMPANY long established in Edmonton requires Salesman, Foreman & Workers for work in the city. Must have extensive experience with all aspects of paving & equipment operation. 780-466-7763. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855-7683362 to start training for your work-at-home career today! INTERESTED IN the Community Newspaper business? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: www.awna.com/resumes_add.php. FEED AND SEED HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas

for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-2505252. FOR SALE METAL ROOFING & SIDING. 37+ colours available at over 55 Distributors. 40 year warranty. 48 hour Express Service available at select supporting Distributors. Call 1-888-263-8254. LOOKING FOR a shop? Post Frame Buildings. AFAB Industries has experience, expertise, reliability and great construction practices. For a free quote, contact Ryan Smith 403-818-0797 or email: ryan. afab@gmail.com. SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $4,397. Make Money and Save Money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock, ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT; 1-800567-0404 Ext: 400OT. COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE: $0.99/each for a box of 180 ($178.20). Also full range of tree, shrub, and berry seedlings. Free shipping most of Canada. Growth guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or TreeTime.ca. HEALTH GET UP TO $50,000 from the Government of Canada. Do you or someone you know have any of these conditions? ADHD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, COPD, Depression, Diabetes, Difficulty Walking, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowels, Overweight, Trouble Dressing...and hundreds more. All ages and medical conditions qualify. Call The Benefits Program 1-800211-3550. MANUFACTURED HOMES BLANKET THE PROVINCE with a classified ad. Only $269 (based on 25 words or less). Reach over 110 weekly newspapers. Call NOW for details 1-800282-6903 ext 228; www.awna.com.

VOICE CLASSIFIEDS AND CAREERS BULL SALE CHAROLAIS Be-Rich Farms Ltd. virgin 2 year old and yearling bulls, polled horned and semen tested white tan. Performance data available. Phone Richard Smith at 780-846-2643.

SERVICES

FOR RENT CLEAN AND UPDATED RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 1,2 & 3 Bedroom suites. Includes Fridge, Stove, You will like our prices! Take the time to give us a call! Washer and Dryer and 1100 sqft of living space with Lloydminster 780-875-6636, Toll Free # 1-888-858private decks. Also includes, Private parking and a safe quiet neighbourhood with Management on site! 1011. Conveniently located close to schools, mall as well as downtown. Rent from $695 to $995/month. Call or text Wanda at 780-581-5648 GIVE AWAY Do you have give aways? Until further notice The Vermilion Voice will run your ad for FREE. Call 780-8536305 or email vermilionvoice@gmail.com

WANTED Pasture for 50 Cow / Calf pairs Contact Shirley

1-780-603-0082

REAL ESTATE 320 ACRES of good Saskatchewan land in east central Saskatchewan. 10 year lease in place paying $19,800 or 4.6%. $428,000. Contact Doug @ 306716-2671 or saskfarms@shaw.ca. SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Why suffer employment/licensing loss? Travel/business opportunities? Be embarrassed? Think: Criminal Pardon. US entry waiver. Record purge. File destruction. Free consultation 1-800-347-2540; www.accesslegalmjf.com. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need money? We lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com. TRAVEL GRIZZLY BEAR TOUR Experience a one day fly and cruise westcoast adventure to Khutzeymateen, BC this summer. Calgary and Edmonton departures. 1-866-460-1415 www.classiccanadiantours.com. WANTED BUYING SHED ANTLER. Paying competitive pricing. Proper grading. All species, all conditions. Extra for trophy. Contact Herb, 780-385-0076. Alberta Antler.

FARM HELP WANTED Mid-sized mixed farm looking for an individual or a young family to work near Athabasca, Alberta. 100 head cow calf, 500 acres hay/silage and 1,500 acres of cereal and oilseed crops. Room and board can be provided or full housing for a family. • Salary negotiable with experience and accommodation • Experience preferred and training provided

Contact David dsale@mcsnet.ca 780-213-4541 (Cell) 780-675-3541 (Home)

Classifieds

Summer Student Employment Position (Step Student)

Clerical Assistant

East Central Alberta Catholic School Division #16, invites applications for the position of Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) at School of Hope in Vermilion , Alberta

Student leadership is at the heart of what we do at Lakeland College. Join a team that thrives on challenging, meaningful work. Help our students take the lead not only into the future, but today. Competition No: Painter

18-3302-001RE

There are two (2) full time positions commencing May 7, 2018 and ending on August 24, 2018. Salary is $13.60/hour for 7 hours per day.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found other individuals will be considered. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please visit the link below for the criteria to be an eligible STEP student: www.albertacanada.com/opportunity/employers/stepeligibility.aspx

Please quote the competition number and send current resume and names of three references to: Lakeland College Human Resources Email: hr@lakelandcollege.ca (MS Word format or.pdf)

Individuals with the following skills, characteristics and interests are encouraged to apply: • Ability to use a variety of computer software programs such as Microsoft Office • Focus on accuracy and data entry and management • Ability to work collaboratively with other office personnel in a busy office • Ability to work independently at times with minimal supervision Interested applicants can send their application, including a cover letter and your resume with three references (please include email addresses) including the name of your last Deputy Superintendent supervisor to: East Central Alberta Catholic Schools 1018 - 1st Avenue Wainwright, AB T9W 1G9 Fax: (780) 842-5322 Email: reception@ecacs16.ab.ca The closing date for this position is April 27, 2018. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THIS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY VISIT LAKELANDCOLLEGE.CA

Career Opportunity J. R. Robson School (Vermilion) Administrative Assistant POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS: J. R. Robson School requires a full-time Administrative Assistant. Applicants must have a minimum of a Certificate or Diploma in Office Administration from an accredited college. For more information, please check out full listing at www.btps.ca under the career tab. CLOSING DATE: Until a suitable candidate is selected. Buffalo Trail Public Schools is pleased to accept all qualified applications, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Record Check.


CAREERS

April 16, 2018 | The Vermilion Voice

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

County of Two Hills No. 21 Natural Gas Utility

StudeBaker Industries Ltd

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Is expanding and looking for Self motivated Mechanics, Apprentices or Entry Level Technicians

The County of Two Hills Natural Gas Utility has an immediate opening for a full time position:

GAS UTILITY SERVICE PERSON

Must have own transportation Own tools an asset Wage depends on experience

● Certified Gasfitter is required. ● Full time position with an on-call rotation requirement. ● Knowledge of a rural natural gas distribution system, the installation, repairs and maintenance required within the system would be an asset.

If this sounds like you, email resume to: studebakerindustries@gmail.com or call 780-581-4081 for more information

● Experience operating backhoes, trenchers and other equipment in the gas distribution setting would be beneficial. ● You must be a self-motivated individual with good verbal and written communication skills, capacity to work under a strict safety program and have the ability to work individually or as part of a team.

County of Two Hills No. 21 Natural Gas Utility 2018 Summer Temporary Employment Program

The Countyvalid of Two Hills offers a competitive benefit ● A minimum Alberta Class 5 Drivers License with a clean driver package and Local Authorities Pension Plan. abstract is required.

Resumes outlining experience, qualifications, salary expected, and two references will be received in confidence until April 30, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found. Only candidates who have been chosen for an interview will be notified. All resumes and personal information provided therein, will be handled in accordance with the Province of Alberta Freedom of Information & Privacy Legislation.

County of Two Hills is seeking a suitable candidate for the following STEP position:

Natural Gas Utility Labourer - Full Time Position (Starts May 15 - August 31)

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● This position is open to high school and post-secondary students and must be at least 16 years of age. ● Work setting may range from an outdoor work environment involving physical labour to MAJOR ANNUAL SPRING R.V. REPOSSESSED indoor office setting.

CONSIGNMENT SALE ● Applicant & must be self-motivatedAUCTION individual with good verbal and written communication skills, have capacity to work under a strict safetyquads, program and have the ability to selling RVs: motorhomes, trailers, boats, work individually or as partand of amiscellaneous team. motorcycles items

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28 , 2018

Sally Dary, CAO

Interested applicants are invited submitam their detailed resume to the undersigned on or Sale at to 10:00 prior to May 1, 2018. VIEWING: FRIDAY APRIL 27, 2018 FROM 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM All applicants are thanked for their interest; Call today Sally Dary, CAO for info on consigning your RV units however only those selected for an interview will County of Two Hills No. 21 be contacted. All resume and personal Box 490, Two Hills AB Trail T0B NW, 4K0 Edmonton • 780-440-1075 11303 Yellowhead information provided hereto, will be handled in Phone: 780-657-3358 780-657-3504 Check our Website Fax: for Photos & Listings @ www.auctions.ca accordance with the Province of Alberta Email: sdary@thcounty.ab.ca Freedom of Information & Privacy Legislation.

County of Two Hills No. 21 Box 490, Two Hills AB T0B 4K0 Phone: 780-657-3358

GARY HANNA AUCTIONS LTD.

Fax: 780-657-3504 Email: sdary@thcounty.ab.ca

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VIEWING: FRIDAY APRIL 27, 2018 FROM 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM Call today for info on consigning your RV units

GARY HANNA AUCTIONS LTD.

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BEAUTIFUL SPRUCE TREES

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Don't let emotional upset force you into the poorhouse. Any capricious behavior will confuse loved ones and your mood swings will result in loneliness. Travel will result in new romantic attractions.

SAGITTARIUS

Your reputation may be at stake if you partake in gossip. Don't be angry, but be on your guard. Joining organizations will provide you with stimulating romantic contacts.

CAPRICORN

CANCER

You can surprise members of your family, which in turn will bring you a pat on the back. Watch your weight gain due to water retention. Travel should be on your agenda.

LEO

Health problems may prevail if you haven't been getting enough rest. Your intuition will be right on. Follow your feelings in matters pertaining to financial investments. Put your time and energy into home improvement.

Your emotional state could leave you vulnerable and confused. Deceit around you is evident. Take a look at yourself and prepare to make those changes you've been contemplating. Control your temper by getting immersed in your work. Deal with the needs of children. Do your job and then spend some time with family; you'll be glad you did.

VIRGO

Property deals look good. You need activity. Opportunities to upgrade your living standards will come through your lover or through joint financial investments.

AQUARIUS

PISCES

You need to do something energetic and different. You need to make your environment a better place, with more comforts and a better entertainment center. You may be sensitive to a point of absurdity.

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LOCAL NEWS

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Italy Trip

Monica To Submitted

The Vermilion Voice | April 16, 2018

Twenty wonderful people,12 whirlwind days, one beautiful country rich in culture, history, art, architecture, and gastronomic flavours. Previously I’ve planned group trips to France, Greece, Italy, New York City and Boston. Last year one of my high school art students, Danielle Fedirko, joked in class saying, “We should go to Italy together.” And that’s how it began. This group was a mosaic of local community members: current and former students of mine, parents, and good friends. Our group’s travel experiences ranged between those who had never before left the Canadian prairies and had never been on a plane to those who were well-traveled.   We arrived in Venice and began our tour there, heading southbound. In just a

few days we saw before our eyes the Adriatic Sea, Michelangelo’s “David,” crossed the famous Ponte Vecchio in Florence, and marveled at the famous all-marble bell tower in Pisa as well as its cathedral and perfectly acoustic baptistery where Shaelynn Tabish and Ali L’Heureux sang a duet. We also stopped in Assisi where we had the best pizza EVER and saw Giotto’s Fresco paintings in St. Francis Basilica, Pompeii to see the ancient civilization that was overtaken by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius some 2000 years ago, and toured by ferry the Mediterranean coastline cliffs along the posh Island of Capri. In Rome, we explored the largest underground catacomb, marvelled at the Pantheon and Colosseum, and threw coins into the Trevi Fountain. We also toured the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, and looked up in awe

of the stories told by Michelangelo’s paintings in the Sistine Chapel as well as his “Pieta.” After 12 jam-packed days, we’re back, smiling, exhausted from miles of cobblestone walking, full from Italian gelato and pasta, have expanded views, appreciate “home” on a different level, and made friends while on tour. Our cameras and shoes are worn out and likely so are our bodies from the time change and lack of

sleep, but we’ll likely do it again. Experienced travelers like former students Brandon Mytrunec and Kelli Barlow (who joined me on two or more previous trips) will be back for more, and first-timers new to the abroad adventures also caught the travel bug. John Lychak said the day after coming home, “I would do it again in a heartbeat” while Jesse Snow and Carter Usenik asked, “where are we going next?” Japan 2020, here we come! 

MANNVILLE SCHOOL IS NOW ACCEPTING

Kindergarten Registrations

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UPCOMING AUCTIONS

CHILD CENTERED LEARNING, SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION, LARGE SPACE, HOT LUNCH / MILK PROGRAM, FIELD TRIPS/SWIMMING LESSONS, EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMMING, BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 A.M.

STEWART HILLTOP FARMS LTD.

For all children 5 years of age by March 1, 2019 Parent Information & Open House Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7 PM - Bring Birth Certificate Due to possible larger enrollment, early registration is recommended to plan for fall programming.

Call Mannville School at 780-763-3615 for more info.

Sale Location: From the Vermilion Overpass, 3 Miles East to Range Road 62 on Hwy 16, 2¾ Miles South. (501064 Rge Road 62).

Sat June 2 Thurs June 7 Sat June 9 Sat June 16 Sat June 23 Sat June 30

Estate of Neil Copeland Alvin & Grace Meger Sharon & the Late Ralph Stredwick Estate of Katherine Carey Estate of Shamus Martin Merle Tenney List is subject to additions and deletions.This listing is only a guide and in no way a guarantee of size, description or year.

Vermilion Heinsburg Vermilion Islay Clandonald Lloydminster

STEWART REALTY & AUCTIONS VERMILION

Ph: 780-853-4725 or 1-800-269-8580 www.stewartauctions.com realestate@stewartauctions.com

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DEER RIVER RANCHING Black Angus Bull Sale Saturday, April 28 - 1 pm

At Bow Slope Shipping Assoc. Brooks, AB

VERMILION VERMILION

Featuring: 100 2 Year Old Black Angus Bulls & 50 Yearling Bulls

Low Maintenance * Performance Genetics Maternal * Longevity * Calving Ease

SITE UPGRADES AND MAINTENANCE SITE UPGRADES AND MAINTENANCE TEMPORARY CARDLOCK CLOSURE TEMPORARY CARDLOCK CLOSURE st th April 21 -27 AGENCY WILL BE OPEN DURING REGULAR BUSINESS AGENCY WILL BE OPEN REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. BULK FUELDURING SERVICES AVAILABLE. HOURS. BULK FUEL SERVICES AVAILABLE. WE’RE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. WE’RE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL

Semen Tested, Guaranteed & Built to Last View Bulls at the Youngstown ranch location Self contained herd, introducing new genetics with A.I.

780-853-5512 780-853-5512 Please visit an alternate UFA location

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Achievement Day Approaches For Vermilions Newest 4-H Project Kaylie Krys Submitted

Mark the calendar for April 17th, 2018 for the first 4-H Achievement Day of its kind in the Vermilion River 4-H District. The Beef Production Project is a creative options 4-H project that focuses on expanding the members’ knowledge of the beef industry, how the industry’s advances affect them, and how they can apply these new technologies to their own herd to benefit the family farm. Members of the Vermilion 4-H Sheep Club, Vermilion 4-H Beef Club, and the Vermilion River Outdoors 4-H Club that have shown interest joined the new project this past October. The monthly project workshops have covered the topics of beef herd nutrition, beef mineral label reading, emergency animal handling, and the benefits of genetic testing. As well as having hands on workshops on feed sampling techniques, Delta Genomics Invigor HX testing, Cowbytes, and a tour of the County of Vermilion River’s livestock emergency response unit. The members are very grateful for all of our presenters : Lonnie Wolgein and Kurt Wolgein of JSK Sales and Services, Geoff Brown of Lakeland College, Darin Becket of County of Vermilion River, Sean McGrath of Round Rock Ranch, and Michelle Miller of Delta Genomics through this startup year and thankful for our amazing project leaders! We would also like to thank the following for hosting sessions: Lakeland College, Vermilion Ag. Society, Soft Creek Farm (Peter and Deanna Krys), Chatsworth Farms (Wasylik Family). We already look forward to next year with new and exciting workshop ideas such as pasture health assessments, farm mapping, tag traceability and much more. The opportunities are endless with a 4-H Creative Options Project. Our Achievement Day will be April 17th help at Lakeland College Vermilion Campus, Mead Building rooms 129 and 123. Starting at 7pm our project members will give a power point presentation on the workshops they have attended through the year and what

they have learned from the presenters. This will be followed by the come and go visit of the table top presentations that each member has created based on what they learned and an explanation of how they plan to apply the new skills or knowledge to their own operation or their future operation. Everyone is invited to come out for a coffee and see what these young future farmers will be contributing to the agricultural industry in the coming years. If you are interested in the project please contact kaylie.krys@gmail.com. Hope to see you out!

Members of the Beef Production Project touring the County of Vermilion River livestock emergency response trailer (Left to right): Shae Wasyliw, Delainey Selte, Derian Selte, Megan Krys, Destinee McGrath, Billy McGrath, Deyton Selte, Kaylie Krys, Darin Beckett (presenter). Missing from photo Nick Wasylik, Alex Wasylik, Deanna Krys (leader) and Sean McGrath (leader). Photo submitted

VERMILION QUILTERS

21ST ANNUAL QUILT SHOW MAY 5 & 6 Vermilion Regional Centre (across from Lakeland College)

Saturday 10 - 5 pm Sunday 10 - 4 pm Lunch Available Live Entertainment Feature Quilter: Pat Carey Admission: Adults - $5 Children 12 & under - Free Co-sponsored By VERMILION VOICE TOWN CLEAN-UP WEEK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $35,/ TO 0$<, 201 AND COMMUNITY BARBEQUE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MAY , 201

Join Us for a Community Conversation Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Vermilion Regional Centre (5702 College Drive) Choice of Sessions: 1:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:00 p.m. OR 7:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m.

Learn about the future of Cannabis in Alberta and participate in a community conversation about the topic. RSVP by Tuesday, April 17 at 4:30 pm using online Picatic link https://www.picatic.com/CannabisLetsTalkVermilion

No fee to attend, registrations are limited. Or register with Carol Coleman at 780.581.2413, email fcss@vermilion.ca

Hosted by: Town of Vermilion Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) and community partners

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The Vermilion Voice | April 16, 2018

Bull Market Sheep Shearing Clinic

Mike & Hazel Chase & Family Purebred Black Angus Cattle

A GOOD SELECTION OF TWO YEAR OLD AND YEARLING BULLS Waveny Angus Farm RR#4 Vermilion, AB T9X 1Y9 780-853-2275 Cell: 780-853-3384 waveny@mcsnet.ca

Staff, students, and area volunteers contributed as Lakeland College Vermilion held a Sheep Shearing Clinic on April 13. The Student Managed Farm plans to sell the wool packed in 180lb bags to the Canadian Wool Growers Cooperative. “With shearing, technique was a huge thing,” said student Ron Eggenberger. Pictured above, Erica Moore practiced her sheep shearing skills. Photos Angela Mouly

PRE-SORT INTERNET CALF AND YEARLING SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGHOUT THE FALL STARTING AT 9:30 AM. PRE-SORT CATTLE NEED TO BE IN BY 4:30PM THE DAY BEFORE REGULAR SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY BUTCHER COWS AND BULLS FOLLOW THE PRE-SORT

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Feeders will sell at 10 AM Approx. 500 feeder steers & heifers, Vee Tee Angus Bull sell at 1PM with approx. 1000 open replacement heifers to follow – For bull information call Don Davies 780-808-5607, Ted Davies 780-808-9627 For feeder cattle and replacement heifers call Les Mitchell 780-871-1054 or Jim Pulyk 780-853-0626

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April 16, 2018 | The Vermilion Voice

North Central Livestock – Customer Appreciation Sale

Angela Mouly Reporter

Approximately 1,600 head were sold at North Central Livestock in Vermilion during their Customer Appreciation Sale on April 14. The open heifer sale included some replacement cows and purebred bulls. “We would like to thank the farmers, ranchers, and feedlots for bringing their cattle to North Central Livestock, and all the buyers for their support. We also would like to acknowledge the local businesses for their donation of doorprizes, and a special thanks to management Jim Pulyk and Roland Owner, Len Hreahorets, gave a speech prior Goertz,” said Owner, Len Hreahorets. to the Customer Appreciation Sale at North Hreahorets went on to thank the Central Livestock in Vermilion on April 14. k i t c h e n s t a f f f o r t h e b a r b e q u e d Photo Angela Mouly h a m b u r g e r s , a n d r e c o g n i ze d t h e pioneers of the cattle industr y past and present for passing the trade on through the generations. Prior to the sale organizers and guests paused for a moment of silence honouring the Humboldt Broncos hockey players and • PORTABLE DRY AND WET their families. As the sale continued, people were BLASTING AND WELDING REPAIRS thrilled to visit, enjoy refreshments, and • GRAVEL TRUCKS AND take part in the sale.

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Stock Dog Clinic

Local residents hosted a Dale Montgomery Stock Dog Clinic at Lakeland College in Vermilion on April 14 - 15. Eleven people and their dogs participated, with a few different breeds at varying levels. Participants worked on different stock with handlers learning to be in the right position to help their dogs and give them correction if needed. From left, Dale Montgomery and Christine Henderson. Photos Angela Mouly

The Vermilion Voice | April 16, 2018

From left, Tayah Hines with her dog Skye from Marwayne, with Bri Ross and her dog Leesi from Lloydminster at the Stock Dog Clinic in Vermilion on April 14.

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New Tank for Crop Production Services On April 13, CPS placed a third Anhydrous Ammonia tank at their site south of Vermilion in preparation for the spring fertilizing season. This new version of the storage vessel has added safety features. Photo Sue Chikie

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