The Vermilion Curling Club’s Grow The Ice Plant Fund Committee began seeding the land previously donated by the Ferbey family on May 14.
The 100 acre donation was followed by several other community donations including Syngenta for the seed, Webb’s Machinery for the seeding equipment, and Co-op and UFA for the fuel. The first pass of chemical was donated by Bayer and FMC, and was applied by Agland. Richardson Pioneer donated the fertilizer at the time of seeding.
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The Town of Vermilion’s Facility Enhancement Committee hosted a ‘Think Ice Plant’ meeting at the Vermilion Regional Centre on August 28.
The current one has been in place since 1962, and the new one is expected to come with a $2 million price tag. The Town has committed $500,000 towards the project, and the committee has raised an additional $64,000. Committee chair, Kevin Martin, noted that the County of Vermilion River contributed $50,000 of those through a grant.