On July 23, the Vermilion Lions Club were in the spirit of the Vermilion Fair parade and choose to enter with the Roaring 20’s theme as was planned for the 2020 fair. From left, Vermilion Lions member Pat Calyniuk and Marion Smyth. Photo Sue Chikie #VermilionParade #LionsClub
Due to COVID-19, the Vermilion Agricultural Society (VAS) had to cancel the 114th Annual Fair. On July 25, VAS put on fireworks for the town, firing them “extra high” so that Vermilion residents could view them from home. Photos Elaina John #Fireworks #VermilionAgSociety #VermilionAgriculturalSociety #COVID19 #114thAnnualFair #Fairseason
Ireland Farm renovation progress. Photo Elaina John Ireland Farm Equipment is renovating and expanding the business.
Last year, the Town of Vermilion requested proposals to purchase the past Webb’s building on Railroad Avenue with the condition that the buildings must be renovated or replaced within 3 years.
Ireland Farm Equipment jumped at this opportunity, as they needed the space and economically it made the most sense. They had been renting it from the town previous to
Taynton Bay Distillery tasting. Photo Elaina John On July 24 and 25, Co-op Liquor Store held a liquor tasting.
Taynton Bay Distillery and Lakeland Brewery were at the store from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Taynton Bay Distillery was pitched on Dragons Den 8 months ago, and obtained a deal with Arleen Dickinson on the show, offering unique tea-infused cocktails with all natural ingredients.
Co-op Liqour Store also held tastings for Ribstone Brewery, Kolonist Winery, West of
Rhonda Berg, truck draw winner. Photo submitted On July 22, the Lea Park truck draw was held.
This year would have been the 66th Rodeo, but due to COVID-19, the rodeo was cancelled this year. Tickets for the draw were sold in a 50- mile radius, with proceeds of the truck draw going towards the upkeep of the facilities at Lea Park.
“We feel gratified that the surrounding community supports us so well,” stated Rick Hozack, treasurer of the Marwayne Agricultural Society.
Western participants at the horse show. Photo Elaina John On July 26, the Light Horse Show committee hosted a schooling horse show at the Vermilion Agricultural Grounds.
Schooling shows are strictly for participants to obtain feedback from a Clinician on how to improve their horsemanship skills and to gain experience in showing.
“We decided we’d like to have something on the fair weekend,” explained Light Horse Committee member Irene Smith, after discussing the cancellatio
Cruther’s Berry Farm is located west of Lakeland College. Photos Elaina John Cruthers Berry Farm is ready for an abundant season this year, and the strawberries are ready for picking!
The Elliotts’ added the strawberry patches after buying the farm, there is a two-acre spot which totals to approximately 5000 individual strawberry plants. The strawberry variety is an Everbearing Seascape strawberry, which means the plant is particularly resilient and grows for longer than the
Reflections Funeral and Cremation Services Staff. Back row from left: Joe Bucharski, Colleen Berg, Gerald Martin, Alison Bete, and Rob Pulyk. Front row from left: Bill Poliakiwski, Michelle Feist, Bethany Jacula, Candice Anderson, Jim Storch, and John Lawrence. Missing from the photo is Sherry Martin. Photo Elaina John Reflections Funeral and Cremation Services will begin to offer funeral services on August 1, but due to renovations, will not be opening its doors until approx
Songshan Flint with Flint Farms selling honey products. Photo Elaina John The Farmer’s Market reopened on July 14 with new management, new guidelines, and new hours.
The Farmer’s Market was originally run by Evelyn Throndson and Betty Selte, however, the two decided to retire from the role of management, and may come back as vendors at a later time. Soon after the announcement that Throndson and Selte were stepping down, the Elks Lodge offered to take up the role of manageme
Dancer at the Dance Impressions Power Program. Photo Elaina John Dance Impressions by Ryan has been holding numerous programs through the summer at varying levels of intensity and for all age groups.
Dance Impressions currently is running the Power Program for competitive dancers who would like to keep up with their skills and learn more throughout the summer. The Power Program occurs twice a week, and participators are sent home with challenges relating to cardio, core stre
As of July 20, we are witnessing a slow, steady increase of local cases.
There is now one active case in the County of Vermilion River, three active cases in the Municipal District of Wainwright, one active case in the Municipal District of Bonnyville, four active cases in the County of Two Hills, two active cases in the County of Minburn, three active cases in Flagstaff County, eight active cases in Camrose, and four active cases in Viking.
On July 16, Chief Medical Office