Vegreville Fire Department donates gear to Ukraine
On Tuesday, March 21 a presentation was made to the Vegreville Rotary Club by 2 firefighters from Edmonton Fire & Rescue Services. As part of a humanitarian mission they are soliciting donations of used firefighter gear and financial support for the mission. The fire departments that they visited have little or no fire gear to protect their citizens. On March 22 at their regular training night, members of the Vegreville Fire Department are pictured with Rotary Club members making a large donation of out of service fire gear. This gear, which is no longer in service with the department, will be shipped to the Ukraine on June 18, 2017 along with donations from Edmonton, Toronto and other departments in the region. The donations are going to the specific regions of Lviv, Ivano-Franivsk, Ternopil, Chernivtsi & Uzhhorod.
“Our department has been blessed with top notch firefighting gear, we take for granted some days that they’re firefighters out there that have nothing to protect themselves and still protect their communities.” Fire Chief Phil Rowe
The Vegreville Fire Department wishes the mission team good luck in their travels to the Ukraine and hope the gear will be well accepted by our Ukrainian brothers and sisters of the fire service.
VEGREVILLE CANADA 150 PASSPORT
Let us introduce you to the
The Vegreville C150 Passport initiative is a total community involvement exercise for Canada's 150th anniversary.
The Impact Vegreville committee's goal with this initiative is to enhance, encourage and enable various community activities and events that focus on celebrating Canada's sesquicentennial year.
In turn, we wish to provide an incentive for the citizens of Vegreville to attend the various C150 registered events, organized by local groups and clubs, to which they may not otherwise attend.
Do you want your event to be a registered C150 Passport Event? Here are a few easy steps to follow:
1) Your event must have an element of the National Canada 150 themes
Canada 150 themes are: Diversity and Inclusion - Reconciliation - Youth Engagement - The Environment
3) Submit your event online www.vegreville.com / events. Select category “Canada150" and your event will
appear in red.
4) Contact Rachel Farr at the Town office 780-632-2606 to arrange pick up of the passports, stamps and
Canada 150 merchandise to give out at your event.
The C150 Passport includes single pages for each of our 10 provinces and 3 territories. Citizens are invited to attend registered C150 Passport Events, throughout the year, where their Passports will be stamped to acknowledge their attendance.
To pick up your C150 Passport or to get your completed passport validated visit the following Town of Vegreville locations:
· Town of Vegreville Administration Office, 4829 – 50 St (Upper level)
· Vegreville Aquatic & Fitness Centre, 4509 – 48 St
· Vegreville Centennial Library, 4709 – 50 St
Once complete and validated you will be entered for a chance to win a “CANADA 150 EXPERIENCE VEGREVILLE PRIZE PACKAGE” value starting at $500.
Incubator Program a success for new business!
Incubator Program a success for new business!
Town of Vegreville Economic Development & Tourism, the Vegreville & Area Chamber of Commerce, and Community Futures Elk Island Region, together have many services at the Business Development Centre for business assistance. The Centre has additional office space which the group offers to new or start-up companies and entrepreneurs. They provide short term affordable lease rates for service businesses in a program designed to assist them in a simplified way to get their business off the ground. With the staggering statistic of new businesses failing in the first year due to overhead costs, combined with lack of support services; the concept behind an incubator gives new businesses a greater success rate and less risk with shared services, low overhead, and assistance in a variety of ways.
In June of 2016 Blessed Be Wellness & Beauty owned by Janane Al-Kalaany, joined the incubator program. As a new business to the community, owner Jan was concerned about making ends meet in an independent commercial space before she had a chance to build up her clientele. The incubator was a perfect solution. With a few easy steps she was able to open her doors in the incubator and take advantage of the services, assistance and resources to build up her client base, market her services throughout the community and adjust her business plan to what her clients were asking for. In just a short 6 months Blessed Be Wellness & Beauty graduated out of the incubator program into a beautifully renovated space downtown at 5129 50 st. An added bonus was the ability to keep seeing clients in the incubator office, while the renovations were being completed on the new location. This type of success is exactly the purpose of the Incubator program and gives this new business a much higher rate of success.
Notice Legislative Meeting Cancelled
The Town of Vegreville
Scheduled for TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
has been CANCELLED.
Microchip Scanner purchased
MUNICIPAL ENFORCEMENT – PET OWNERS UPDATE
The Town of Vegreville Municipal Enforcement Services department now has a microchip scanner for the Animal Shelter/Pet Haven. This is a specialized tool that Town staff and Municipal Enforcement will utilize when trying to locate the owners of the many cats and dogs that come through the animal shelter. In 2016, a total of 115 cats and 42 dogs were either captured by staff or brought in by members of the public. The animal shelter in Vegreville accepts all lost, displaced, and stray cats and dogs that are found within town limits. However, the Municipal Enforcement Services department does not set traps for stray cats. In the event that you have problems with stray cats in your neighbourhood, please contact Municipal Enforcement Services to obtain a live cat trap. The Town of Vegreville will not accept any cats or dogs found or trapped within areas outside of the Town’s corporate limits. Should you find an animal in these areas, please contact the county office of your jurisdiction.
The Town of Vegreville Municipal Enforcement Services reminds pet owners to purchase their 2017 dog tags and suggest to all cat and dog owners to consider visiting their local veterinary clinic to have their pet microchipped. This will ensure a quick and safe return should they become lost! If you have recently lost a pet, please call the Municipal Enforcement Services line at 780-632-7666. Finally, finding homes for the many orphaned pets is always a challenge. Anyone who may be willing and able to provide a loving home for an orphaned cat or dog, please contact us.