Vegreville & Area Awards Gala 2016 Results
Residents and businesses working together and supporting each other are what creates and enhances our community. So a huge thank you to everyone; those who nominated a business or resident; the businesses and citizens who were nominate for all they do; the sponsoring businesses for your generosity and last year's winners for taking time to vote for this year's winners. Thank you on behalf of the Town of Vegreville Economic Development & Tourism Department; Vegreville & District Chamber of Commerce; and Community Futures Elk Island Region.
2016 WINNERS ARE:
Home based winner of the Year:
New Business of the Year:
Business of the Year under 10 employees:
Sharron's Frame Shop
Business of the Year over 10 employees:
Vegreville Dairy Queen
Manager of the Year:
Elaine Kucher (Vegreville & District Chamber of Commerce)
Employee of the Year:
Cherie Ziegler - Country 106.5
Spirit of Community:
Perogies & Jam
Junior Citizen of the Year:
Citizen of the Year:
Congratulations to everyone
Vegreville Stuff An Ambulance Food Drive
As everyone is aware, The Town of Vegreville Emergency Services (VES) holds a semi-annual food drive in support of the Vegreville Food Bank. This re-occurring event is always a huge success with the support of local businesses and the citizens of Vegreville and surrounding area. Through September 30 to October 2 that amazing support continued as VES canvassed patrons of the local grocery stores, WalMart, Coop and No Frills, to donate non-perishable food items. This event had an added bonus to it however. This time, for every fifth item donated, or, for every fifth dollar donated, citizens entered a draw to win four tickets to the Edmonton Oilers versus Vancouver Canucks preseason game at the newly opened Rogers Place, on October 8, 2016. These tickets were graciously donated by Vegreville Boston Pizza owner/operator, Scott Dixon. At the end of collection period, VES determined that 800 kilograms of food as well as $661.45 was donated from the generous citizens and businesses of Vegreville. For this continued support, we thank you. These donations were delivered to the Food Bank on October 4. On October 3 VES Paramedic, and committee chairman Daniel Andrew, and Station Manager/Morning Show Host for 106.5 Country FM, Jamieson Brown, announced the winner of the Oiler’s Pre-season Tickets. The winner was Tony Bodnar of Vegreville. Unfortunately, Tony informed Jamieson that he was not able to attend the game. However, Tony stated that he would like the tickets to further benefit the Food Bank in some way. Therefore, Jamieson scheduled a “Radio Auction” of the pre-season tickets, for October 5 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. After the auction, it was announced that Todd Wowk of Rocky Mountain Equipment, won the auction and the Oilers tickets, for $700. This money was forwarded to the Vegreville Food Bank as well.
Vegreville Emergency Services would like to thank everyone who supported this worthwhile cause:
Management and staff of Vegreville WalMart, Vegreville and District Coop and Vegreville NoFrills for their continued support of hosting the collection locations during the event. Without them, this event couldn’t happen.
Scott Dixon (owner/operator of Vegreville Boston Pizza) for the amazing donation of the Oilers tickets as well as the two (2) large Pizza’s he also awarded to the Radio Auction winner.
Jamieson Brown (Staion Manager/On-Air Host, Country 106.5) for his generous event support and planning of the raffle and radio auction.
Tony Bodnar for his very generous of the Oilers tickets back to the cause in order for us to raise more money for the Food Bank. Outstanding gesture.
Todd Wowk for his generous donation to win the tickets during the Radio auction. We hope you enjoyed the game with our thanks.
Members and volunteers of the Vegreville Food Bank for all the amazing work that you do for the community.
To all the citizens and business who contributed and donated to this worthwhile cause. What amazing community spirit.
Once again, Vegreville Emergency Services would like to thank all of those who donated and we look forward to seeing you all again during the Easter Season where we kick off the 2017 “Stuff an Ambulance” Food Drive campaign.
Jamieson Brown, Scott Dixon, and winner of the Oilers tickets Todd Wowk.
Members of the Vegreville Food Bank, Members of Vegreville Emergency Services, Jamieson Brown (Station Manager, Country 106.5) and Scott Dixon (Owner of Vegreville Boston Pizza)
Land Use Bylaw 02-2013 update
Town Council is keeping the Land Use Bylaw 02-2013 as a living document as promised.
The completely rewritten document was approved in 2013 knowing that the growth and changes within the Town as well as Alberta’s Economy can and will have an effect on the community.
The Town has initiated a review of the Land Use Bylaw 02-2013 to clean up some areas that need to be clarified and also to modernize and add to the uses within districts.
Vegreville visualizes itself as a progressive community that is open to the public’s views and opinions. You are more than welcome to send in your comments, opinions and/or concerns that you have with the current document. All of the submissions will be taken seriously and considered in this review.
Follow the updates on the Town’s website and social media to stay up to date on when we will be holding a Public Open House to unveil a Draft document.
The Planning & Development Department
CALLING ALL PASSIONATE YOUTH WHO ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Vegreville & District Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) & the Vegreville Rotary Club have an exceptional opportunity for youth who are interested in making a change in their community and want to learn the skills needed to make it happen!
This new program is called Youth Making A Change (YMAC) and there are only 12 spots available! We are looking for youth in grades of 10-12 who are interested in partnering with others in the community and are passionate about making a difference. Members will be required to demonstrate a combination of experience and interests with the following topics: volunteerism, leadership, community development, and community engagement.
The Vegreville Rotary Club and Vegreville &District FCSS got together to create a program that elevates youth voices, and gives them the opportunity to contribute to community programming, while providing young people with a unique opportunity to be the drivers of their own ideas from conceptualization to implementation.
So what does this program look like? There are four components. Step 1 is to take part in interactive sessions which are designed to give youth the skills and tools they need to be successful. Step 2 is when youth are matched with a non-profit board to put their skills into practice. Step 3 brings the youth back together to address a community topic that is important to them. Step 4 allows YMAC members to blog about their experiences. The time requirement, per month, is up to 5 hours and the project runs from Oct 31 to June 5, 2017.
We all are to encourage a youth whom you feel would be perfect for this new and exciting opportunity.
Julie Gottselig, Vegreville & District FCSS Manager
Town of Vegreville
Sept 28, 2016
Flags at half-mast for the passing of Former Lieutenant Governor The Honourable Norman Kwong
Government of Alberta Half-Masting Notice
Masting period: Effective immediately (September 3) until sunset on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, the day of the funeral.
Occasion: The death of the Honourable Norman L. Kwong, CM, AOE, LLD, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.
Masting location(s): All Government of Alberta buildings