Pysanka Pontification & Relationship Revival on the Docket as Chamber Hosts Ukrainian Delegates

The Vegreville & District Chamber of Commerce will play the role of hosts for a group of guests from abroad later today ...

After spending the day in Edmonton yesterday, Delegates from Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk Region will be in Vegreville this afternoon.

Their visit to Alberta stems from the re-signing of Memorandum of Understanding in October of 2017 between the Ivano-Frankivsk Region and the Province of Alberta to support the development of bi-lateral cooperation between the two regions.

General Manager Elaine Kucher explains what the Chamber of Commerce has in store for the guests.

Kucher says the Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to not only have the guests in town but to be given the opportunity to play the role of hosts – noting there’s a special connection between the delegates and Vegreville’s Pysanka.

In actuality, the Town of Kolomyia in Ukraine also claims the rights to being the home to the World’s Largest Pysanka, as it’s home to the Pysanka Museum, where part of the building is shaped and decorated as just that.

It’s hoped that today’s visit will help Vegreville and Kolomyia build on their connection and further develop a relationship between the two regions, specifically in the areas of Art, Culture and Business.

Jessica Littlewood, M.L.A. for Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville, has also been tasked to assist with the delegates during their visit to Alberta given the strong cultural connection between their region and the region in and around her constituency.

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