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Family Day Fun-a-thon

Left: from left, Aubree, Lori, Kaymin, and Denver Nelson enjoyed snowshoeing at the Vermilion Provincial Park on February 19.

Middle: from left, Twins Jonathan and Caleb Jones enjoyed painting snow in Vermilion on Family Day.

Right: Aaliyah April-Randhawa tobogganing in Vermilion on February 19.Photos Angela Mouly

Over 100 people gathered to experience a multitude of outdoor winter activities during the Vermilion Wellness Coalition’s Family Day Fun-a-thon at the Vermilion Provincial Park on February 19.

People travelled from as far as Edmonton to visit family in Vermilion and take part in snowshoeing and a scavenger hunt, Frisbee golf, snow painting, and tobogganing. Participants also enjoyed making bannock over a bonfire, as well as a warm cup of apple cider or hot chocolate.

It was fun and a really nice atmosphere," said participant, Cherie Jones.

The Vermilion Wellness Coalition partnered with Be Fit For Life, VIBE, and the Town of Vermilion to host the event. Alberta Parks supplied the building and firewood, while Alberta Health Services sponsored prizes, and the Early Childhood Coalition sponsored the snow painting and a preschool package.

“This event provides an opportunity for people to get out and have fun on Family Day. The weather turned out beautiful, and we are thankful to everyone for the support,” said coordinator Pat Calyniuk.

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