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(Back, from left) Sandra Miller , John Lychak, Joan Blamire, Cindi Plant, (front, from left) Monica To, Meagan Balaneski, Eraine Wegiele, Carmen Stredwick. Photos Elaina John

Elaina John Reporter

On October 17, the Vermilion Art Club presented long-time member Sandra Miller with a collaborative painting which had nine contributors from the Art Club. Sandra Miller has been involved in the Art Club since the late 70’s, and was president for almost 10 years before giving up the role just last year. Throughout the years, club members originally took turns every two years to be president; however, approximately 10 years ago, no one was willing to take on the role, leaving the responsibility to Miller. Miller moved to Vermilion in 1969, and got serious about oil painting when presented with the opportunity to teach Art 20 and 30 at J.R. Robson. She then

took some lessons in Edmonton. “Oil is my favourite medium, but I’ve been playing around with acrylics,” said Miller. The idea to collaborate on a piece of artwork came about last fall, with the original plan to present the artwork to Miller at the 10th annual Art Show, which unfor tunately was cancelled this spring due to COVID-19. Art Club member Eraine Wegiel organized the presentation at Upper Level Art gallery instead, where it will be on display after one month of being hung in Miller’s home. While Miller has retired as club president, she still plans to be involved in the Close-up of the artwork, presented to Sandra Miller contributed by Art Club members. Top Art Club. “I’m totally blown away by the club’s row: Bonnie Luopa, Meagan Balaneski, Joan Blamire. Middle Row: Monica To, Eraine Wegiele, Donna Pratt. Bottom row: Christine Smith, John Lychak, Cindi Plant. recognition,” Miller commented.




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Mental Health Educators Launch The Nest Project

Elaina John Reporter

The Nest Project, a new community of wellness educators, recently opened their business and launc hed their website, thenestproject.ca, on October 19. The Nest Project offers virtual and in-person customizable group sessions targeted towards adults and adolescents. Founders Jodi Simmonds and Kerri Lorenson, formerly of VIBE Mental Health Capacity Building, have been working in mental health promotion in local school communities for a combined 17 years. Over the past couple of years they’ve been intrigued by the idea of speaking to adults in our community and the COVID-19 pandemic was something of a wake-up call that put their ideas into motion. “This year sort of sealed the deal,”

explained Simmonds, “Business and organization leaders are telling us that many of their team members are struggling with disconnection and exhaustion. Drastic change and uncertainty, changing or increased work demands or environments, significant changes in lifestyle, and concerns about the future are affecting their staff’s well-being. These events are fuelling feelings of stress and, at times, are overwhelmed. These leaders care about their people and want to help support them but sometimes aren’t quite sure where to start.”  “Although we loved our previous mental health work in schools, we are excited to bring some of these practices, language, and programming to adults,” added Lorenson.  Thankfully, there are counsellors available in our region for individual mental health support and treatment. These

women noticed that there weren’t many opportunities for groups of adults to access information regarding positive mental health topics like mindfulness, joy, awe, self-compassion, and other prevention strategies to promote mental well-being. The Nest Project is also offering sessions that include introductions to mental health and stress management and meditation. Youth sessions include yoga and mental toughness.  “We want to share evidence-informed practices with adults that they can use right away, whether people have 30 seconds or 30 minutes,” added Simmonds. “Our goal is to empower people in an environment that builds connection and compassion.” “These practices aren’t meant to replace or substitute individual mental health diagnosis and treatment, but for many people who just need some extra

mental health promotion tools, they can be game-changers,” shared Lorenson. They can even help parents to support their children. Through Lorenson’s previous intervention work with the Family School Liaison Program where she worked one-on-one with students, she observed that progress for students was more likely when parents were involved in the conversation and given information on mental health. Simmonds and Lorenson both have formal education backgrounds in psychology and sociology, extensive mental health training, and continue to pursue advanced research-based training in mental health. The Nest Project is eager to promote positive mental health strategies to people throughout the Lakeland area, and will be able to provide services across Alberta via virtual sessions. For more information, visit thenestproject.ca.


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Nest Project Founders Jodi Simmonds and Kerrie Lorenson. Photo submitted


October 20, 2020 | The Vermilion Voice

Vermilion Outreach Centre’s Relocation Creates Environment Geared Towards The Needs Of Students

Elaina John Reporter

Vermilion Outreach Centre completed renovations in J.R. Robson’s north wing and fully relocated on October 13. Originally named “Vermilion Outreach School” (VOS), the faculty decided to rename the school to encapsulate the environment and the possibilities of what the school can become. Historically, VOS has always prioritized creating an unconventional learning space for students to optimize productivity and give a quiet, safe place for learning, studying, and connecting with peers and teachers. VOS moved to J.R. Robson’s north wing from their small location on main street. The move was inspired by a few aspects: the building they were using was a rental and it was much more cost-effective

to move to a location owned by BTPS. Additionally, in their previous building, they were unable to access the BTPS wifi network. Along with the move, VOS could also have a bit more room to be creative and make the safe and comfortable environment they have always hoped to provide for students, as the relocation would include renovations - which VOS staff was able to give direction in. “They recognized that we had something special in the other school,” said Principal Barry Scinski, “the environment itself does not resemble a traditional classroom and the kids love it,” he added. BTPS provided the school with all new equipment including chairs, tables, desks, couches, smart boards and more. “Everything you see is brand-new,” Scinski explained.

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The Vermilion Outreach Centre consists of two work areas, two lounging areas, a kitchen, and multiple quiet rooms which students can use for writing exams and the like. The hallway stretching through the

building also has a small barstool seating area with a whiteboard wall, and lockers. “This building gives us the opportunity to grow into more than what we are now,” Scinski said.

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The Vermilion Voice | October 20, 2020

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Grain Growing In 1910

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area for two decades. It then goes through the past decade of growing of the crop statI n a n e f f o r t t o ing that in 1900, 42,582 acres produced attract new people to 783,135 bushels, while in 1906 140,432 the area of Vermilion, acres produced 3.7 million bushels. In the Vermilion Board 1909, 230,000 acres produced 5.8 million of Trade put out a bushels. special pamphlet to The pamphlet then goes on to state that highlight the many opportunities of the area. the average production per acre in Alberta This publication can give us a unique look was better than that of Minnesota, by nearly at the community over3” a century and four bushels per acre. In 1910, on apparwide ago, version today I am going to look at what it had to say ently sworn record of 44 farmers, they had about grain growing. produced an average of 46.74 bushels of Describing the grain growing country of spring wheat per acre. the area as phenomenal, it highlights spring Winter wheat was also highlighted as a wheat as a crop that has been grown in the newer crop in the region. In 1900, none of Columnist

this crop was grown, while in 1906, 83,498 acres produced 2.1 million bushels. In 1909, 104,956 acres produced 3.09 million bushels. It is then stated that the Farming Congress at Billings, Montana awarded first place to the Alberta Red winter wheat for winter grain. At the provincial seed fair in Edmonton in February 1910, a sample of winter wheat grown 12 miles north of Vermilion by Joseph Killon was awarded first prize for the whole province. The pamphlet then goes on to state that winter wheat is grown as far as 500 miles north of Vermilion, and that Vermilion is not on the fringe.



The section on wheat ends with the statement that the people of Vermilion were so confident in the growing abilities of their area that they had recently built a flour mill that had a capacity of 125 barrels per day. Other grains such as barley were said to produce 40 bushels per acre, outpacing Minnesota at 26 bushels. I put out a history magazine that highlights many aspects of Canadian history. It is free and is delivered to your inbox. E-mail me to subscribe. Support the column and my history show at www.patreon.com/canadaehx Listen to my podcast Canadian History Ehx on all podcast platforms

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The Vermilion Voice | October 20, 2020

Join Lakeland Virtually At Open House 2020


(Vermilion, Alta.) Lakeland College is preparing to open its doors – virtually – for Open House 2020. “Open House is always one of the highlights of the year at Lakeland,” says Kayleigh Schmid, L akeland ’s recruitment and enrolment supervisor. “Though we can’t welcome people to

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and marks available. For the Open House schedule and links to digital events, visit lakelandcollege.ca/openhouse. E s t a b l i s h e d i n 1913 , L a k e l a n d College is a place of possibility that serves more than 6,400 students every year at its campuses in Lloydminster and Vermilion and through online and off-site programs and courses. Lakeland offers programming in the areas of agricultural sciences, business, energy, environmental sciences, fire an d em erg en cy ser v i c es, foun d a tional learning, health and wellness, human services, interior design technology, trades and technology, university transfer and foundational learning. Lakeland’s Research Centre is also a test-bed for innovations in agriculture, energy and environmental sciences.

Vermilion RCMP Officer Alerts Residents To Fire At Townhouse

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Vermilion, Alta. – On Oct. 8, 2020 at approximately 3:30 a.m., an officer was alerted by a driver of a vehicle in the area of 51st Street in Vermilion of a fire at the back of a townhouse. The driver stated he was attempting to call 911.

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The officer rushed to the front entrance of the unit and woke up the family of four who were sleeping and proceeded with evacuation efforts before fire services arrived. Four adjacent townhouses and occupants were also evacuated. No one was injured. The fire was extinguished by Vermilion Fire services and deemed to be started by

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ion River, the City of Lloydminster, the County of Minburn, or the M.D. of Wainwright. O ver a l l, t h er e ar e 2 , 8 3 6 ac t i ve cases of COVID-19 in Alber ta, with 1,525 in the Edmonton Zone.

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Dr. David Hasinoff was born in 1912 in Belarus and later immigrated to Winnipeg with his Mother and older brother. In 1935 Dr. Hasinoff earned his medical degree and interned at Brandon General Hospital and Regina Grey Nun’s Hospital. Following a brief locum in Mortlach, Sask. Dr. Hasinoff established a practice in Marwayne until the family relocated to Mannville in 1942. In 1968 they moved to Vermilion and Dr. Hasinoff practiced in Vermilion until his retirement in 1994 where he served as Chief of Staff and President Medical Staff and had been Alberta’s longest serving coroner. Dr. Hasinoff was a lifetime member of the Alberta Medical Association. Throughout his life Dr. Hasinoff was an active member of his community where he was a long-time member of the Elks and Rotary International. He was also the Mayor of Mannville from 1964 to 1967. Dr. Hasinoff was named Vermilion Citizen of the Year and was presented with the Vermilion Rotary Club’s Integrity Award. Dr. Hasinoff had many tales as a country Doctor. The Dr. Hasinoff Bursary committee members stated that he was revered and loved by hospital staff for his dedication and commitment to the profession. He passed away in Toronto in 2002 at the age of 89. In his honour the Dr. David Hasinoff Bursary was established in 1995 after his retirement and for the last 25 years a $1000 bursary has been awarded to an eligible applicant by the Dr. Hasinoff Bursary committee. “The Dr. Hasinoff Bursary committee is currently accepting applications for this year until November 30. To be eligible to apply for the bursary the applicant must be a graduate from

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Grade 12 or a mature student who has an acceptance into a health related program,� said member of the Dr. Hasinoff committee, Arlene Felt, she added that the very first recipient in 1995 was a young lady from Dewberry who went on to become a doctor. Felt also went on to say that the applicant must have resided in either Vermilion, Mannville, Kitscoty, Dewberry, Paradise Valley, Myrnam, Marwayne or Innisfree. Interested applicants may access the Bursary Application by e-mailing doctorhasinoffbursary@gmail.com.

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The Vermilion Voice | October 20, 2020

OCTOBER 18 TO 24, 2020

Is A Pandemic The Right Time To Start Your Own Business? (NC) We’re all re-evaluating what work will look like in a post-pandemic world. Some major companies are eliminating office spaces and embracing working from home permanently, while savvy entrepreneurs are seeing opportunities for innovation and exciting new business ideas. While COVID -19 may be disrupting your current job, the new normal may also provide you with the push you need to reflect on your career goals. For example, now’s the perfect time to think about what you really want from your job, such as the f lexibilit y to work from home during hours that work for you and the ability to be your own boss. In fact, this type of independent work will be a major trend this year, as 45 per cent of Canada’s labour force will be generating self-employment income in

2020. Millennials are key drivers of this shift, as almost nine in 10 prefer to work when and where th ey c h o o s e, as o p p o s e d to a corporate 9-5 job. One way to test out your entrepreneurial acumen before diving headfirst into a business venture is becoming a direct selling consultant. Direct selling can provide you with the opportunity to gain business management abilities, build your confidence and hone your entrepreneurial skills. For those hoping to start their own business, it can provide a great training ground, where you can build the skills to become your best boss. Learn more about direct selling Photo submitted at dsa.ca.

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What Small Businesses Need To Know As Cybercrime Continues To Rise (NC) Cybercriminals don’t just target large corporations and organizations to gain access to their systems, obtain sensitive information and demand ransoms – small businesses have become equal if not bigger targets for hackers. In fact, 40 per cent of small to medium businesses surveyed in 2018 experienced a cyberattack in the last 12 months, according to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. Small businesses are more vulnerable to cyberattacks because they often lack the security resources and training that larger businesses have to protect against these crimes. Hackers can take control of a business’s network and demand a ransom payment to release it, which can pose a major risk to owners. Hackers know they can extort money from small businesses more easily because of the disproportionate impact that cybercrime has on them. As a small business owner, cyberattack s c an also be dangerous to your bottom line. CIRA reported that 45 per cent of Canadians say they would stop shopping on a website that had previously been the victim of a major cyberattack. Revenue losses aside, cleaning up after a data breach – which can involve determining customer impact, notifying

customers and other stakeholders, and hiring outside experts – can also negatively impact your budget. Costs can add up quickly, so consider exploring your insurance options. Cyber insurance can typically protect you from common c yber risk s such as ransom attacks, data theft, personal data breaches and more. Most major insurers such as Aviva Canada offer a variety of cyber security products either as a complete package, or you can pick and choose individual coverages to meet your needs. However, the best way to protect your business is to avoid an attack in the first place. Make sure you regularly update your security sof tware and hardware, including your operating system, firewall and online payment platform. Other recommendations from Aviva include: • Not allowing employees to connect their personal devices into your network. • Investing in security software to protect against viruses, phishing, spyware and data loss. • Restricting software installation rights and network administration rights to a few select employees. • Using filters to prevent unauthorized access to your network.

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OCTOBER 18 TO 24, 2020

3 Things To Look For When Starting Your Own Business (NC) Whether it’s a flower shop, an ice cream parlour or a hardware store, many of us dream of star ting our own small business. But there are many important things to consider before you dive in. Here are our top three: 1. Finances. You’ll need money to start your business, so it’s important to think about how much of it you’ll need and where it might come from. This can take a long time, so don’t wait to think about it, even if you’ve only just had your idea. 2. Customers. It’s understandable to be excited about the product or service your business will provide, but never lose sight of the customer. Who are they and why are they your customer? What problem is your business solving for them? Being their solution, more than any nifty item or idea, will bring customers to your door. 3. Location. It’s important to consider where you should grow your busi-

ness early on in the process since it can play a major role in determining your success. You want to be sure the local residents can af ford your handmade jewelr y o r that there aren’t four other competing cat cafés nearby. Reaching helpful conclusions on these points is easier when you do your research. Tr y using Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census Prof ile tool to get a snapshot of an area. With the simple search tool, you can see the average age, family size, marital status, official languages and median income of the area broken down in detail. It can help you offer the right products or ser vices for a specific community, give you clues for advertising and sales techniques and indicate how much financing you might need to open in a given area. Find more information at statcan. gc.ca/census. Photo submitted


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Pink Peony Celebrates Its First Anniversary

its first year anniversary in business. sales. Giveaway prizes were gift cards candles. Home decor, plants, and pots Throughout the day, Pink Peony held from local businesses, bath bombs, and were all on sale. On October 17, Pink Peony celebrated draws and giveaways, as well as various


Pink Peony storefront in Lakeland Mall. Photos Elaina John

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Lillian Wilson - 2020 Amaryllis Campaign For The Huntington Society

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

Vermilion local Lillian Wilson has been selling the signature Amaryllis flower in support of the Huntington Society for about 40 years. “I knew a few people back in the ‘70s who were suffering from Huntington’s, or at least I knew their family, and I knew what they were going through. I had worked at the hospital and had a patient or two, it was just one of those causes that nobody would step up and do, but I never dreamt that 40 years later I would still be selling them,” giggled Wilson. This year she didn’t think she would be selling the Amaryllis kits because she didn’t know they were going ahead with the

campaign, but once contacted by the Society she agreed to do so. “I started selling the flowers in 1978 and I used to have a huge number of cases come, but over the years I had to cut back and now I sell three dozen a year,” stated Wilson. This year Wilson will be selling her Amaryllis supply on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the Vermilion Voice alongside Betty Thomas from Hearts and Hands who is distributing clothing for free to the community. “I thought by being at the Voice while Betty is there would complement both of us,” stated Wilson. Wilson also went on to say that many of the people who purchase her Amaryllis bulbs buy multiple and give them as Christ-

mas gifts. According to https://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/amaryllis-campaign the Amaryllis is the signature flower of the Huntington Society of Canada and the volunteers across the country (such as Lillian Wilson) who sell bulb kits help raise funds for programs in research, services and education. With each Amaryllis bulb that blooms coast to coast, it inspires hope for a world free of Huntington disease. Since 1985, HSC’s (Huntington Society of Canada) dedicated volunteers have raised over $5 million in support of Huntington Disease. Wilson said the kits are priced at $15 and include the high-quality Orange Souvereign bulb, growing instructions, soil, a planting pot and stake.

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Lillian Wilson with some of the Amaryllis kits she has for sale for the 2020 campaign. Photo Sue Chikie

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Vermilion Marauders Football A Go

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

While COVID has changed the face of many things and will continue to change many sporting events the Vermilion Marauders are still going through with the football season. The season began on Sept 1. â&#x20AC;?There are 20 players registered which is really good for 6 man football, and about half are first-year players so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s promising for the future. There are no games this fall, possibly in the spring if things improve and ASAA and Buffalo Trail Public Schools allow games and travel,â&#x20AC;? said Marauders Coach Lorne Maier. Maier went on to say that they are practicing Mondays and Wednesdays, teaching the new players basic skills, almost like a spring camp type practice, but the colder temperatures could affect how

many kids show up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now that the temperature is getting cold we are getting fewer kids to show up to practice as there are no games for an incentive to come out when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cold,â&#x20AC;? explained Maier. For COVID regulations, the players have to ensure they sanitize/wash hands before practice and selfassess themselves for any symptoms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ask them if they are feeling any symptoms before we start practice. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to wear masks at practice and after practice I sanitize all of the footballs and shared equipment (ie: tackling bags) for the next practice,â&#x20AC;? said Maier. The season ends November 30 but there is no deadline for students to register. Maier states, that â&#x20AC;&#x153;A player can register and be insured to play for the year until the end of the 2021 school year.â&#x20AC;?




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Photo from a 2019 Vermilion Marauders game, Ryland Fougere looks upfield while returning a kick during the Marauders season opener in Provost. Photo credit Cathy Wolters

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The Vermilion Voice | October 20, 2020

SCHOOL NEWS Raynette Schroeder Submitted

Congratulations to J.R. Robson staff who were given long service awards at the last staff meeting. Teachers Mr. Maier and Mrs. Polishuk received their 20 year award, caretaker Jeannie Sorochan

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received her 25 year award and EA Mrs. Koppang received her 5 year award. Pat Calyniuk, MHCB Manager (VIBE) who has worked out of J.R. for many years, also received her 20 year service award. Parent Teacher Interview dates have been set for Thursday October 29 and Wednesday November 4, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. They will all be done over

the phone and parents can book online through our school website. Awards will take place during the school day this year and will be streamed and recorded so parents, friends and family can view virtually from home. Students who have won awards will be receiving a letter soon. The date will be decided shortly but will likely occur sometime in

Sr. Girls Volleyball game. Photos submitted

the middle of November. Important dates: Oct. 23 – no classes – School Learning Day, Oct. 29 – PT Interviews, Nov. 4 – PT Interviews, Nov. 4 – Take Your Kid to Work Day (Gr. 9), Nov. 9-13 – no classes - November Break, Nov. 16 & 17 – Grad Photo Day, Nov. 17 – Picture Retake Day, Dec. 19-Jan. 3 – Christmas Break.

Taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather to practice photography outside.

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5B took time to write Post Cards of Peace to Forces M e m b er s at CFB Wa i nwr i g ht t h i s week. The students thanked the Forces Members for keeping Canada safe and told them how they would be remembering Remembrance Day. VES had a Drive Away Hunger drive just before Thanksgiving weekend. As a school we collected loonies and toonies for a total of $290. This will be given to our local food bank. Thanks for the support. VES received a donation from Dr. Moneo, from the Vermilion Eye Centre, in the amount of $500. He requested that it go towards one of our Food programs. As such, we have directed it towards our breakfast program. Please join us for our Vermilion Elementary School Council AGM. This will be done by Google Meet on October 19 at 7:00 p.m. A link will be sent out closer to the date. Our school’s virtual Scholastic Book Fair has its very own shopping site and will be open from October 19-30. Experience the joy of a book fair online. Make your favourite snacks, and come

together as a family to view the fun, exciting and inspiring titles by clicking this link: https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5149085 Please share this link with extended family as well. All purchases benefit our school and earn rewards that can be redeemed for books and education resources for our school’s classrooms and library. On October 21 and 28 only, if you place orders between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., you will receive free shipping. We have our VES Fit Family Challenge going on until the end of October. Get active with your family, snap a photo and send it to sharleen.moses@btps.ca One lucky family will win a Fit Family Basket of Fun. In previous years, some parents have chosen to send a shared snack on their child’s birthday or during celebrations such as Halloween, Christmas, etc. This year with Covid restrictions we are unable to share food in the same way we would have in the past. We all appreciate the homemade goodies, but at this time, we are asking that all snacks be individually store packaged. We understand this may not be what we are used to, but in order to keep everyone safe, it is what we need to do at this time.

In the BTPS/VES re-entry plan, microwaves were taken out of the classroom for the month of September. The BTPS re-entry committee has met and has left this decision up to individual schools. We are continuing to evaluate the use of microwaves at VES, but at this time, we have not made any changes to the microwave section of the re-entry plan. Parent Teacher Interviews will be

coming up on November 4 and 5. We will not be having interviews in the typical format where families come into the school to meet with teachers. Instead the interviews will be done over the phone. Dates to Remember: Oct. 19 – Virtual School Council AGM; Oct.19-30 - Scholastic Virtual Book Fair; Oct. 23 – No School; Nov. 9-13 – No School

Grade 5B students wrote Postcards for Peace. Photo submitted




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October 20, 2020 | The Vermilion Voice

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And their off.........Hockey is underway for the U18 Tigers with a tough road game with a tough opponent in the St. Paul Canadienne’s. New team, new coach, new look and new line mates everywhere. Although the result was a 4-2 loss the game was a win in the eyes of the coach...... We did a lot of good things, our goal tender Jace Poliakiwski (Polly)


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was outstanding for us and was named player of the game by Coach Macnab. I don’t think anyone could be blamed of not putting in a super effort. As I expected there was some nerves and butterflies that disappeared as the game progressed. Overall I was pleased with our effort as a team. The Tigers wasted no time jumping out to a 1-Zip lead after only 17 seconds had gone by. After some “Interesting” calls and a

couple of goals by St. Paul the Tigers were down 2-1 but kept clawing along. And then the worst.....A disallowed goal on an interesting call that lead me to believe the officials may have had their COVID masks on a little high! None the less the Cats kept stalking and working hard. But St. Paul managed to sneak two more to go up 4-1 in the third. With 6:49 left in the third the Cats got 1 more to claw back to 4-2 but that’s where

it ended. Overall very entertaining match, some good plays, big hits, nice goals, great saves!! The Cats will be back!!! Goal scores for the Cats were, in order 19:43 1st period Ethan Jubinville from Kyden Molsberry and then at 6:49 of the third Landon (Garden Gnome) Geall from Kyden Molsberry. Unofficially Jace Polikiwski made 40 plus saves.

Vermilion U18 Tigers - Sunday Game

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After the Cats got scratched up a bit in the first fight they headed back to the den to recharge and regroup. On Sunday afternoon they had a rematch with St. Paul. A high spirited hard hitting affair ensued. The Cats weren’t happy with the outcome of the first match and came out ready to battle. The Cat in the cage (Blake Usenik) wasn’t allowing any visitors as he was nothing but spectacular guarding the den. St. Paul took a 2-0 lead despite the Cats efforts. But in true fashion playing with mad Cats ain’t usually that much fun or a good idea…. The Cats battled back to tie up the battle. Shortly thereafter taking the lead 3-2 only to have St. Paul sneak one into the den to tie it up. Once again there were some “Unusual” calls and missed calls but that seems to be the new norm!! “We had some calls and lapses today that were both untimely and unwanted but we’re learning and we’re working hard so I was happy with the overall outcome of course.” said Coach Macnab. With the game tied and the battle raging and only 5:20 left to play Skylar

Dary (The Milk Man) jumped on a loose biscuit and buried it to give the Cats the go ahead marker they were looking for. “After we took the lead we changed our plan a little and shut down the St. Paul group and ran the clock out to secure the win. We continue to get better as we go, which is exactly what we expected from

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our group. I’m proud of the boys and their effort level in both games,” commented Coach Macnab. “Blake was outstanding for us in net today and gave us a chance to win and we did. Our goaltending tandem has been extremely strong in both games,” commented Coach Macnab.

Goal scorers today: At 5:25 of the second period - Kyden Molsberry from Landon Geall. Then at 0.41 seconds left in the second Colt Jackson from Kyden Molsberry. At 11:15 of the third Kyden Molsberry from Ethan Jubinville. The game winner at 5:20 of the third went to Skylar Dary unassisted.

FACEBOOK SOCIAL MEDIA MYTHS Yes it's cheap and easy and can be effective, however, using Facebook alone is like one person telling a group of people a joke in a loud football stadium packed with 50,000 fans and expecting everyone in the building to laugh at the punch line. Advertising in the newspaper, that gets into residents hands, is like telling that same joke on the stadium's PA system. It is unreasonable to assume that each person in our region will take the time once every week to scan over one or two hundred individual Facebook and Web pages (businesses, community groups, municipalities). However, it is not unreasonable to expect each person to scan one newspaper once per week.

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The Vermilion Voice | October 20, 2020

TD Donates To Local Children’s Clubs

On October 16, TD donated to the Vermilion Ukrainian Dance Association, Mannville Skating Club, and the Vermilion Soccer Association. The donations were part of TD’s annual “TD Plays” program, in which each branch is given a sum of money, and the branch

decides which local children’s program or club to donate the money to. $200 went to both the Vermilion Ukranian Dance Association and the Vermilion Soccer Association, and $300 went to the Mannville Skating Club. The funds were distributed based on the need for donations and publicity each club receives.

(From left) Christina Frankiw with the Vermilion Ukranian Dance Association, TD manager Marlene Beattie, and Danielle Eriksen with the Vermilion Soccer Association. Photos Elaina John

TD Manager Marlene Beattie and Gabby Larson with the Mannville Skating Club.

The view of Vermilion Locals Keith and Lorraine Galloway’s farm, overlooking harvest hills with Vermilion in the distance. Photo credit: Neil Galloway

Lions Sand Bagging Lions first sand bagging of the year. Lions bag the sand and sell bags to local service station for money raiser. Lions then donate the money to local sports and other causes. Plus the old Lions get a bit of exercise! Photo Cliff Rolheiser

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