Mike Webb chats about his 49' Mercury M-47 truck with attendees and other car enthusiasts on June 25. Photo Lorna Hamilton. Vermilion does not have an official classic car club, but Thursday evenings at A&W in Vermilion is the place to be if you are a classic car/truck enthusiast.
“Our group meets at the Vermilion A&W on Thursday evenings when the weather is conducive for that and will socially distance ourselves while admiring other cars and chatting about the hobby. It’s
The Vermilion Ponderosa. Photo Submitted. The Ponderosa Restaurant was a much-adored location for Vermilion locals.
Originally built by Les Kreller in early 1964, the Ponderosa was a staple to Vermilion locals. The restaurant was the perfect hangout for all ages from teenagers to seniors, reportedly having ‘the best mushroom burgers’.
The Ponderosa switched hands only a few times; in 1969, it was sold to the Letawski family, who built and lived in living quarters above the
Brad Gallamore along with attendees held a round table meeting in the field beside the Pollinator Gardens in Vermilion on June 25. Photo Lorna Hamilton We are a collective of residents of Vermilion and the surrounding region who wish to bring light to the racial prejudice that exists here and around the world. We support peaceful and pragmatic reform of all institutions that discriminate based on race, ethnicity and culture. We acknowledge that racism is systemic, but we also
Team Dutch Blitz, first place winners of the Race of Vermilion. Photo Submitted. The day was a great success!
Being that we are making our best efforts to respect the regulations set out during the re-opening of Alberta, we limited the number of teams and ensured that we encouraged the current social distancing expectations. Advertising for the event was only done locally, so we did not have the mass amount of people that we had in the past. Even so, it was still a great opp
Van der Hoek's mask design. Photo Submitted. A unique contest hit twitter on May 11, in which Edmonton Oilers fans were asked to design a goalie mask. The winning design would be made into a real Oilers mask to be auctioned off to fundraise for COVID-19 relief in Northern Alberta.
Elk Point native and long-time Oilers fan Jennifer Van der Hoek saw the contest as an opportunity to get creative, and put her passion for art to use towards a good cause; “The premise of the conte
If you’ve been following the latest community events then you probably heard about the racism discussions in Vermilion.
Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota by a police officer during an arrest and a video of the incident going viral, many protests erupted all over the United States and the world against racism and police brutality.
In Vermilion things weren’t any different. On Facebook Brad Gallamore started a call for a “Vermilion Unites for E
Vermilion Trout Pond. Photo Elaina John Due to the varying zones and regulations throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, it may be hard to keep track of which regulations apply to a certain area.
In Alberta, there are three different zones: 1, the Eastern Slopes, 2, Parkland-Prairie, and 3, Northern Boreal. Zone 2 as described by albertaregulations.ca, “consists approximately of the southeastern quarter of the province, east of Highway 2 from the Montana border to the North Sas
Attendees wave as they pass by the Cruising Into Summer parade. Photos Elaina John The last day of school for Vermilion Elementary School (VES) students was Friday, June 19. Since VES was unable to have a conventional celebration for their students, the school organized a “Cruising Into Summer” reverse parade.
“It was just so nice for all of the staff to be able to see our students on their last day of online learning,” comments VES staff Janna McLaughlin, “It was a fun way
Organizers and attendees with signs. Photos Elaina John On Thursday, June 18 individuals gathered at the Vermilion pollinator garden to “Educate themselves and others about the racism in Vermilion and surrounding areas,” as explained by Vermilion local Brad Gallamore, organizer of the event.
The event began with a brief introduction from Gallamore and Tigra-Lee Campbell, who stated; “We are here as a call to action that systemic racism is alive and well and we need to do som
Attendees purchased pie at the United Church Fundraiser. Photos Elaina John On Wednesday, June 17 the United Church held a pie social at the outdoor oven to fundraise for their church ministry.
In previous years, the church has fundraised via a concession booth at the Vermilion Fair, but due to COVID-19, the Fair was cancelled. Attendees of the fundraiser were served pie, ice cream, coffee and tea by church volunteers wearing gloves and masks.
“It’s nice that now that some
Bill Hamblin one of the many ropers who helped with the processing. Photo Sue Chikie This family farm was started over 100 years ago and now with their 4th generation in the stirrups, they are operating as Kabe International.
They are grain and beef farmers, with red and black angus and speckle park beef breeds.
The processing of calves in the spring is a yearly job, one of many on a working farm and ranch.
This year, June 14 started with the round up of the cows and calv
Vermilion Outreach School Staff and graduates. Photo Kevin John On June 11, Vermilion Outreach School (VOS) held a small outdoor gathering for their graduates.
Graduates received gifts from VIBE and the school, light-up balloons, and awards for their investment in the community and volunteer work. VOS had five graduates this year
“I think it’s important that the graduates understand that the academics are just a vehicle for the real things. The real things are what got you