Municipal Enforcement officers lend a hand
On March 8, 2018. Municipal Enforcement Officers assisted Grade 2 students from St. Martins School at the Outdoor Rink. Officers had fun tying skates and helping the kids on the ice.
Twinning Agreement Signed
Twinning Agreement between Kolomyia District, Ukraine and The Town of Vegreville, Alberta
Recognizing the long cultural and historic connections and friendships that exist between citizens of Kolomyia District and Vegreville, recognizing the commitment shared in improving and sustaining the historic and cultural connections, Kolomyia District and The Town of Vegreville enter into this memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation to work together to:
♦ support efforts to prepare and execute a Twinning Agreement between Kolomyia District and The Town of Vegreville;
♦ support opportunities for collaboration between private sector organizations by facilitating connections and direct introductions;
♦ facilitate opportunities for collaboration in the areas of education, culture, economics and
This Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation will be for a period of five (5) years from the date of execution. Extension for any additional period will be at mutual written consent.
This Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation will be signed in both Ukrainian and English, with both versions having equal standing.
Signed in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada, this 2nd day of March 2018
Successful application to the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF)
The Town of Vegreville would like to announce the successful application to the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to partner with Employment and Social Development Canada on an accessibility project at the Aquatic & Fitness Centre. The project would include power assist door, sliding doors to improve facility access as well as a powered lift for access to the second floor viewing are and dance studio. This project will be started and completed in 2018 with the assistance of 65% of the estimated $65,000 costs being funded by the EAF grant. The Town of Vegreville is excited to partner on this initiative to improve the patron enjoyment of our facility.
Vegreville business leaders meet with the Town to discuss economic opportunities
Vegreville business leaders recently met with the Town Council to share information and perspectives on the current economic situation in our community.
The meeting held on January 17 was organized by the Town of Vegreville and included leaders from the Vegreville Chamber of Commerce and the Vegreville Economic Development and Tourism Board (VEDTAB).
“Over the last year there has been considerable media focus on Vegreville, mostly related to the Federal Government’s announcement to close Case Processing Centre (CPC)” , said Mayor Tim MacPhee. “While the fight to oppose the CPC decision will continue, we must also work together to promote the positive aspects of our community and secure new investments.”
The meeting in January was an opportunity for each group to provide an update on specific strengths of our community and potential opportunities for the future. The feedback provided by the participants will be incorporated into a comprehensive economic development strategy.
Mayor MacPhee notes that “Vegreville has submitted an application to the Government of Alberta for funding to better understand what the community has to offer potential businesses and also to identify industry sectors we can target for investment.”
“We are a community that has a lot to offer but we need to work together to make sure we are focusing our efforts in the right direction,” he adds.
Vegreville Town Council has committed to providing the community with updates about our ongoing advocacy efforts and highlight economic development plans. The Town and business leaders also want to ensure the residents have role in these efforts and have released some tips on what the community can do to support local businesses.
“Vegreville is such a great community to live and do business. Our community has faced numerous challenges in the past only to emerge stronger and more resilient, I am confident we will do so again,” said MacPhee.
Town of Vegreville has been placed on a national stage
Corporate Services Director Paul Casey presented a financial review to Town Council November 7, 2017 in regards to the Case Processing Centre advocacy costs to date.