Farmer's Day Celebration Cancelled

The Flat Beer Bandits performing at Farmer's Day celebration, 2019. Photo Angela Mouly Every year, UFA organizes Farmer’s Day celebrations in June as a way to thank farmers for all they provide. Farmer’s Day dates back to 1951. At this time, Farmer’s Day was a statutory holiday where schools were closed for the day and events were held to honour farmers in the community. Despite Farmer’s Day no longer being recognized as a statutory holiday, UFA has held Farmer’s Day events to carry on the tradition. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Vermilion UFA will not be holding any events for Farmer’s Day. However, Farmer’s Day lives on as UFA invites individuals aged 17 and under to demonstrate how the

Happy 4th Birthday, Sam Kinoti!

Sam Kinoti enjoying his birthday celebration. Photo Elaina John On May 26, United Church Minister Andrew Kinoti’s son, Sam Kinoti, celebrated his 4th birthday with a drive-by social distance celebration. Members of the church and community arrived at 6:30 p.m. to line up in a parade-like procession to drive past and wave at the birthday boy, some offering balloons and presents. Andrew notes that it was members of the church who offered to organize a drive-by celebration, and that they were more than happy to send out invitations, take pictures, and support Sam on his special day- despite being unable to celebrate traditionally. “It’s not how we would usually celebrate, but I think this is mo

Beverly Hollen, President Of Creighton Women's Institute

Senior Beverly Hollen has a rich local history, a large part of which has been her involvement in Alberta Women’s Institute. Hollen recalls attending WI meetings since childhood, as her mother Elfreida Westover often would take Hollen with her when she attended. Hollen herself became an official member in approximately 1988. Alberta Women’s Institute (AWI) is a voluntary association for women and has been active for over 100 years. The institute is made up of women who stand “for home and country” as quoted in their motto. AWI is a part of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada, which is closely associated with the Associated Country Women of the World, an international organization that

The Beaver: An Unconventional Car With A Unique Purpose

Rocky (left) and Mickey (right) with "The Beaver" car “The Beaver” is not an average vehicle. The ’98 Saturn SL-1, modified and driven by Rocky, has been a regular participant of a rally race called the Gambler 500 for three years this year. Gambler 500 originates in Oregon, started by Tate Morgan. Now, Gambler 500 events are held across North America. The main objectives of the rally are to bring the most outrageously decorated and modified “beater” vehicle, explore new areas, and be “aggressively courteous” at designated checkpoints by picking up litter. “It’s kind of just a fun way to help the environment” summarizes Mickey, a self-proclaimed “professional passenger” in the amusingly auda

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