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Canada Day

Canada 150 Mosaic Unveiled - Photo Marie Conboy

The mosaic was painted by 530 young and old participants from Vermilion. They each painted a 4 x 4-inch tile for the Canada 150 Mosaic. Communities from coast to coast created thousands of tile paintings for mosaics this year to connect as a nation in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Vermilion was one of 15 towns in Alberta that have participated in this project.

“The Lakeland College Alumni Hall was chosen to be the centre object and focal point of the mosaic because it is such a big part of our community and heritage. Alberta became a province in 1905. It is amazing that only three years later in 1908, that the Vermilion Board of Trade lobbied the provincial government for a demo farm and or an agricultural college. In 1911, the provincial government purchased land west of the Vermilion town site. In 1913, Vermilion School of Agriculture was the first of three Alberta Ag colleges established that year. This remarkable effort by the Town of Vermilion in 1908 through its Board of Trade has underpinned the industrious climate of Vermilion through the years,” said Chair of the Mosaic Committee, Keri Pullyplank.

Top left, Rob Pulyk flips pancakes at the Vermilion Fire Hall Pancake breakfast.

Top right, Councillor Caroline McAuley and her granddaughter Heidi enjoy the sunshine at the Canada day celebrations in Vermilion.

Bottom left, Kim Ruttan and Barb Rozka from Scotiabank stop for a photo on Canada Day.

Bottom right, The RCMP was this year’s Bucket Brigade champions. Photos Marie Conboy

From left, Dave Stewart and Ken Parks who offered carriage rides in Vermilion on June 30, with Norwegian Fjords, Sovie and Flicka. Photo Angela Mouly

Fort Building Contest participants Jae'ana Hardy (left), as well as Keyonna Zacharias, Kjell Millan, and Tayla Zacharias. Photos Angela Mouly

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