• Jerianne Bardoel

V.E.S Donates to Ice Plant

Calvin Anhorn, Principal of Vermilion Elementary School, presented a donation cheque to the Grow The Ice Plant Fund on October 20. On hand to accept the donation were former V.E.S Students Andrew McCrae and Dylan Baddock. The donation came from the V.E.S Casual Friday Fund, which the staff has the option to donate $1 every Friday into the fund and then every year that fund is donated to other local causes.

Back in February 2020, Laurence and Marion Ferbey donated 100 acres of land to the Grow The Ice Plant Fund. This fall there was approximately 5800 bushels of wheat harvested from that land! McCrae stated, “No value is set yet on the wheat, but it will be a significant amount.” McCrae added there are more squares to sell on the board for $100. The board is currently open for contributions at the Vermilion Credit Union.

The Ice Plant benefits the whole community as it provides ice for minor hockey, figure skating, the Curling Club, CanPower Skate, Public Skating, Parents and tots, and shinny puck and stick.

“We are very proud to say several former Vermilion Elementary Students are involved with this GROW THE ICE PLANT PROJECT which enhances the opportunities for many, including our former and current V.E.S students,” stated Administrative Assistant, Gerri Cameron.


From left Calvin Anhorn, Principal of V.E.S, presenting the cheque to Andrew McCrae and Dylan Baddock of Grow The Ice Plant Fundraiser and Marion and Laurence Ferbey who donated 100 acres of land for crop growth. Photo Sue Chikie

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