Pysanka celebrates 40th Anniversary
Celebrated the 40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PYSANKA AUGUST 28 & 29 - 2015
PHOTO: Local R.C.M.P. in 1975 with the newly constructed Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg), built to commemorate their 100th anniversary in Western Canada 1874 - 1974. The Pysanka combines the ancient traditions of one of Alberta's largest ethnic groups with cutting edge architectural developments, thus linking heritage and progress. It symbolizes the harmony, vitality and culture of the community. It measures 25.7 feel long 18 feet wide, stands 31 feet high and weighs 5000 lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS Chief Lemko
2015 Lifetime Achievement Award© / 2015 Le Prix d’Excellence©
For a sixth year the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association conducted a national search to name one of Canada’s best volunteer firefighters based upon a prescribed criteria. The award is known as the, “CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award”©. The program is administered and managed by the CVFSA and the nomination process was open for a three month period.
A committee of five volunteers from five different regions of Canada reviewed the nominations and selected Fire Chief Jerrold J. Lemko, EMR from Vegreville, Alberta. This marks the first time this award has gone to an Alberta fire officer. It was noted that Chief Lemko has been in a leadership role his whole life in various roles such as coaching, sitting on community associations or his role in a management position as a fire chief or director with the regional fire training group. Chief Lemko will officially be presented his award in Ottawa on September 12 at the annual general meeting of the CVFSA. A more in depth announcement will follow with the accomplishments of this very special individual from Vegreville, Alberta.
Vegreville Mural Mosaic was revealed today!
Vegreville unveiled on the ATB Financial branch exterior wall, the 1st of 150 murals across Canada to celebrate our 150th b-day in 2017.
Lewis Lavoie and his partners Phil Alain and Paul Lavoie began the Mural Mosaic journey to bring communities together using their murals as examples of "Unity through Diversity". This is represented by bringing the uniqueness of individual creative styles together on numerous panels to create one united image. The most unique aspect of this artistic process is that artists are given an individual panel with the freedom to paint what they want within the "theme" of the mural subject, however, the final image created by Lavoie is kept secret until mural unveiling. Well today in Vegreville was the 1st Mural Mosiac reveiling. #Vegreville.