Pysanka Coin Charity Raffle

FRIDAY: (11 AM - 3 PM): Yarmarok Marketplace


SATURDAY: (10 AM - 2 PM): Pioneer Village (weather dependent)


SUNDAY: (10 AM - 2 PM): Art Exhibition & Cultural Showcase Show

 

Provides various programs and services as a public library. Most of our fundraising efforts go towards keeping all our programs free so all can enjoy them!
Vegreville Lions Club spearheaded the funding and building of the Lions Community Playground and Spray Park, completing these phases 2010-2012 raising nearly 1 million dollars of donation, grant monies, materials,inkind and volunteer hours
We are at present finalizing the fund raising of monies to install the expansion to the Playground for the under 5`s with a Story Time House/Rescue play equipment and stand alone units, which will be up and running for mid June 2016, should we reach our fund raising target the adult exercise area will also we installed at the same time
Vegreville Lions will be celebrating 70 years of community service in 2017, with Lions International 100 year and Canada 150, what a great year to dedicate the Vegreville Lions Community Playground and Spraypark expansion
Vegreville Lions uses Lions International moto `WE SERVE``, to serve our community, in addition to the Playground/SprayPark we financially support Meals on Wheels, Wendy Brook Music Festival, Food Bank, Christmas Bureau, Sunshine Seniors Centre, St. Mary`s & VCHS Foundations with Scholarship and Awards, Vegreville Transportation Services, Kinettes Playground, Vortex, Daycare and many other organizations
We provide treatment , prevention and education for Alcohol, other drugs, gambling, tobacco and concurrent disorders (mental health and addictions). Our services are free of charge and we provide services to all ages in Vegreville and surrounding communities.
Yes we have a hockey arena, 4-H members use our building for show and sale, pond hockey, roller derby, FCSS summer program, Library Program
We have annual farmers day 2nd week in June and we are the heart of our little community and our Monthly steak supper

BREAKFAST CLUB

The Breakfast Club provides a mid morning snack, 3 times a week to over 650 children attending A. L. Horton Elementary School, St. Martin's Elementary School, Vegreville Nextstep Outreach School and the ParentLink Centre. In order that no child feels stigmatized by partaking in these programs, they are offered universally at no charge to families.

The Breakfast Club program is funded solely through donations, fundraising efforts and grants.

Vegreville Football Association:

We involve kids, male and female in Grades 9 to 12 as well as accepting underage players to learn the game of football. We provide a safe and healthy environment for youths to learn the rules and play 12 man contact football. We hope they develop into citizens that contribute to their community in a positive manner.

Since 1975, VegMin Learning Society has advocated for the learning needs of adults by providing barrier-free, flexible and affordable learning opportunities in the Town of Vegreville and the County of Minburn. Changing and responding to the needs of the residents within the service area.
During the last reporting year (2014-15) VegMin Learning provided programming for 1,325 learners (53 foundational; 39 English Language; 111 Employment Enhancement; 798 Community issues; and 62 General Interest courses). We had 11 Volunteer Tutors who worked with Foundational and English learners.
Each year VegMin receives partial funding from Alberta Advanced Education and we must fundraise in order to maintain the quality programs and services provide to the community.
Some examples of what we are offering this year are: Adult Foundational Literacy(Readers Theatre, Learning Circle); Numeracy (Everyday Math, Budget Basics); English Language Learning for Newcomers (Reading, Writing, IELTS); Foundational Life Skills (Inspiring Minds, Positive Thinking); Computers (Basic, Advanced) Community Capacity (addressing issues within the community, First Aid & CPR, Canadian Firearms Safety); Learner Support (Computer lab, Printing, Scanning); General Interest (Yoga, Art, Ukrainian, Spanish); Other services (Computer lab, Video and Web Conferencing; Exam Invigilation, Professional Development Opportunities for Businesses, Adult Tutoring). For a complete list of programs and services, visit www.vegmin.com
Our group promotes and supports visual art in Vegreville. We have organized and set up art gallery space at the a centennial Library ant at St Joseph hospital. We have offered evenings for citizens to come and experience painting. We have organized various shows and markets to share the various art forms that local artists are engaged in. We have a supportive network for all levels of artists.. Art is important in everyone's life. Many visitors come to looking for the local art created in each community. We wish to do to ie to build awareness and support for the visual arts in Vegreville.
KidSport Vegreville

We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. We do this by:
•Raising funds to provide sport opportunities for kids facing financial barriers.
•Promoting the KidSport mission to other community agencies with a view to creating strategic alliances to support sport participation and physical activity opportunities for kids.
•Advocating the importance of all kids having access to sport programs and advocate the value and benefit of kids playing sport in the pursuit of lifelong health and wellness.
Our club volunteers and helps out other local clubs and organizations in the community. We volunteer and help out at weddings. We donate items for silent auctions and raffles in the community.
We provide Ukrainian dance lessons to people aged 4 & up (we have a few adult members as well). We offer an affordable extra curricular program for families. We are a Community made up of largely retired Ukrainians and are keeping up the culture and traditions of the Ukraine for those who are unable to do so themselves. We hold 2 performances per year in the community for the public as well as a chili cook off - which provides the public with a social lunch and the opportunity to see their culture come alive thru our dancers!
Kalyna Country Ecomuseum is dedicated to the preservation of the unique history, natural beauty and culture of east-central Alberta for all those who experience it.

The WHY of Kalyna Country Ecomuseum (KCE)
As an Ecommuseum , we think and act differently, we:
- promote the 300 plus years of living history in the KCE region.
- Promote that Aboriginal nations and newcomers from around the world came to this region to make a new life. Many of our current citizens share a common bond with those “newcomers” from 1-2 hundred years ago.
- To share this knowledge with partners and the traveling public.
- To celebrate the history, culture, arts and geography in our region for the world to experience.
- The way we do it is by making it easy to visit and experience the rich heritage in KCE and working with our regional partners that support our cause.
- KCE happens to be the largest ecomuseum in Canada and the second largest in the world
At Vegreville Transportation Services Society, we have a vision. We see VTSS ensuring community supported accessible and affordable transportation to the residents of Vegreville and the County of Minburn. VTSS is sustained by volunteers, community partnerships and fundraising to address and provide transportation solutions to eligible individuals. VTSS has pursed this mission by launching the taxi voucher program in 2004 and beginning Handivan service in 2005. The Handivan program is a much needed asset in our community. This service provides wheelchair accessible transportation to those who require. The residents of our area often need to travel to regional medical facilities to access specialist services. VTSS provides transportation to these facilities. Financial assistance is provided to those who utilize the taxi service through the taxi voucher program. Clients are provided with taxi vouchers to use towards their transportation costs. Thank you for your consideration!
For over 40 years, the Vegreville School of Ukrainian Dancing has been teaching, promoting, and preserving the heritage of Ukrainian Dance to children aged 4+, and adults. The VSOUD encourages and enhances the appreciation of the art of Ukrainian folk dancing and customs through the love of dance and family.
We welcome all new and experienced dancers!

WILLINGDON

4-H Benifits Willingdon by raising young members in our community to be community leaders through public speaking .-building confidence, Projects to expand their interests and camps and workshops. -By helping out with things like Santa Days,Singing,visiting seniors lodge. Doing highway clean-up,helping with the Willingdon Fair,fish and game supper cleaning tables and washing dishes. Building friendships and connections to carry kids through life.4-H helps families grow farmers and rural leaders of tomorrow!
Sopilka Ukrainian Ensemble Society is a group of enthusiastic teenagers who are preserving Ukrainian Culture through Ukrainian dance.
Started in 1984 Sopilka has a long and deep history as Ambassadors of Vegreville. They have had the opportunity to perform both here and abroad for the likes of Queen Elizabeth, the Olympic Torch Run ceremony, Disney World Main Street, and in more recent history the North Dakota Ukrainian Festival, performance on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Alaska Cruise, and participants in Dauphin Manitoba’s Canadian National Ukrainian Festival. This year finds The Sopilka Ensemble travelling to Hungary and then on to Serbia where they will perform, then on to explore Bosnia and a final jog through Croatia where the group will perform and then participate in a festival.
Sopilka Ensemble not only loves to travel and show case their talents to the near and far, but we are supporters of the Pysanka Festival and have been asked time and again not only to entertain during the day but to also participate on the Grandstand. We love to share our talents – if you would like to contact us in regards to performance opportunities please email sopilkavegreville@gmail.com .
What would the $2500 mean to us? It would help to offset the cost of our instructor travel. We take our instructor with our group as they co-ordinate and run the performances for us. As well any hiccups or considerations that need to be tweaked to make sure that our dancers are safe. In return our instructor brings back to the club new knowledge from any workshops that we attend and skills in managing the group in new and unfamiliar settings which benefits the entire school!
We help families at Christmas time with a food hamper, food gift cards, gifts for children, a membership for all in the family to our public library and a voucher for Pot of Gold. This is a time for family to get together and we try to help make it nice for them.
The association runs the Mundare Recreation a recreational facility
Our goal is to increase curling awareness amongst our youth; encourage participation and continue to develop the skills of young curlers to ensure the long tradition of the sport of curling carries on for many years to come in Vegreville. The commitment to our Youth Program is to teach these young curlers how to enjoy the game of curling while encouraging good sportsmanship; along with some fun competition. The youth program includes instruction and development, games, school programs and a year-end funspiel.
Our association provides brooms, sliders, and grippers and asks curlers to provide clean footwear and warm comfortable clothing. The program is totally dependent on volunteers. We encourage all youth in the area to join us Thursdays after school from November to March.
The Viking Gymkhana Club is a Fun, Competitive Equestrian Sport for all ages. We provide a safe, fun environment for kids, families and horse enthusiasts to come out and ride and compete on their horses. Participants, especially children, benefit from a social environment that has many experienced riders to help them gain skills that will help them with their horses and their day to day life. These skills include participation, working with others, patience, perseverance, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and motor skills that are essential in all types of sports and activities throughout life.

Our club is not just about winning. We also award participants at the end of our season who have improved over time, and have accomplished at doing their best. I have been a member for over 3 years now and I have meet some amazing people and have developed many friendships along the way. We care about each other and help each other improve to there best ability. The Viking Gymkhana Club is more like a second family.
Host various events such as pet expo - eggcellent race - fathers day event - farm safety day - country fair

VEGREVILLE 4-H MULTI CLUB

Kids learn to do by doing - projects such as small engines, cooking, photography, small animal science, wood working, horses ...

 

 

The Warwick Hall is located 10 miles north of Vegreville.  It was built by local farmers in 1936 and has been the centre of family and community activities for all of that time.  We look forward to celebrating our 80th anniversary this Fall! There is an active local membership group that maintains and improves the Hall on a regular basis and there are a number farm meetings, weddings, birthday parties and special community events held there throughout the year. A recent effort of note was our Heritage Restoration Project.  This project sought to restore and preserve the historic canvass curtains that frame and decorate the stage. This was a great success and we encourage all of you to attend an event at the Warwick Hall and see first hand what we accomplished by working together.

We host agriculture related activities such as team roping, barrel racing,team penning and a family fun rodeo "winter series". Throughout the year we bring in instructors for clinic and we also have beginner night roping.

 

 

The Warwick Ladies Club has been in existence for over eighty years! Initially, the club was developed to provide an opportunity for neighbourhood women to gather, interact, and support their community in various ways. Currently, our group meets monthly, except thru the summer months, and this continues the opportunity for women of our area to interact, and become involved in our community. During the year we take part in various fund raising activities and host an annual spring function for our Warwick community. In the past we have given back to the community by making donations to Vegreville Food Bank, Vegreville Christmas Bureau, Loaves and Fishes, Wendy Brook Music Festival, and various other groups. We also have participated in the Vegreville Relay for Life the last two years.

 

 

We are a church and help organizations and families as much as we can such as a family who had lost their house get back on their feet.
VALID has a proud history in the Vegreville community for over 60 years. VALID employees approximately 60 staff as well as employs a number of individuals with disabilities. We spend thousands of hours each year volunteering in the community with other non-profit organizations in town. We have strong partnerships with many non-profit groups in town as well as many businesses in Vegreville. VALID provides individuals with disabilities supports to help enable them to be active, productive and contributing members of their community. VALID's park at the administration office is open to use by the community, our boardrooms are available for rentals and our Pot O Gold store not only offers some great deals but is also a widely used community resource to recycle clothing and small household items. VALID is a strong supporter of the community and not only do we believe in shopping local to support our community but we also participate in many community events.

 

 

R.E.D.S. is a Volunteer organization formed in 2003,to market and promote small business and economic development in the Village of Ryley and surrounding area. We provide many benefits to our community through trade fairs,creating a community profile,a business directory,organizing volunteer appreciation day and an annual business week dinner theatre! Our big event this summer is the Main street festival,June 17th. We promote local talent and musicians as well as our local restaurants and businesses. This provides a fun packed evening for families and neighboring communities. (If you get the chance please come out and enjoy the event!) Our vision is to be a catalyst for a healthy community both socially and economically by partnering to enhance opportunity. Our Mission is to be the advocate in the community and surrounding area. This is done by marketing and advertising as well as recruitment of citizens and businesses,because we care about the growth and development of our community!
Our Mandate:
-Be a positive influence
-to meet the changing needs of the community
-promote local business
-provide local support
-develop and maintain partnerships
-maintain and up-keep information
-DO!
We are not funded by the community. We are a small group of volunteers and our budget is managed strictly by fundraising.
Vegreville Minor Soccer Association provides an opportunity for the youth of Vegreville and surrounding communities to participate in an organized soccer program. We provide affordable fee’s as well as subsidize fee’s for those who can afford, so that no child that wants to play will be denied the opportunity. We are the largest growing sport in our community, with 385 youth from U-4 to U18 playing this year.
We provide team jerseys and equipment, as well as soccer fields for all of the teams to practice and play league and exhibition games. Our organization helps with and supports the British Soccer Camp every summer as well as Coach and Referee clinics, so we are able to have experienced adults overseeing the teams and games. This year we have Jack Sarahs from Challenger Sports working with our coaches and students.
There are many great benefits in providing the children of our communities, the opportunities to participate in this sport. By providing these opportunities, these children will enjoy participating in physical activities, social interaction, sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork. By providing these learning opportunities, we are also helping our youth to learn the importance of community and volunteer involvement within our Association, and as well as in the community of Vegreville.
Vegreville Minor Soccer Association has been working with Elk Island Public School and the Community to upgrade the soccer fields with in the town of Vegreville over the last few years. This upgrade to fields has now made it possible for us to host sanctioned soccer tournaments. These tournaments would have great economic benefits for the businesses and the entire Vegreville Community. As well, this would allow us to expand our annual week long soccer camp, and the increase in participation at this and any other soccer functions will all contribute to the overall growth and prosperity of our Association and the Town of Vegreville.

The Lavoy Action Society is responsible for running the Lavoy Community Hall. In the past we have raised money to build a playground near the Hall and have future plans of other projects such as a basketball court.

 

We organize and run events at the Hall such as winter card parties, suppers, breakfasts and cutter rallies as well as rent it out for private functions. Our biggest event of the year is still to come, and we hope to see everybody out for our Canada Day Parade, kids games and steak supper.

Provide child care within the community, have children involved in activities within the community
Offering outdoor related programs for youth and adults.
Our club develops the sport of figure skating in Vegreville. Many children love any opportunity to skate and have lots of fun! The club has been around for over 50 years and plans to be around for another 50! The club also assists with the development of hockey skating skills through our can-skate and power-skating programs. Annually the club entertains the community with a Carnival which is a hit for all the skaters. It gives them a chance to show off their skills to the community and to their family members.
Provide healthy living with loads of fresh air, exercise, comradery and friendship. Offering non golfers with the desire to golf free golf with the Manager including clubs and instructions on the basics of golf. 9 holes. Let's keep the youth off the streets and on the course for healthier living. Call 780-632-3140 for appointments.
Our library serves as a gathering place in the community for all age groups. We insure that residents will have the resources they need to explore topics of personal interest and continue to learn throughout their lives. The library provided residents with access to high speed so everyone can take advantage of the ever growing resources and services available through the Internet. The library provides a central source for information about the wide variety of programs, services and activities provided by community agencies and organizations. We provide children from birth to five with programs and services designed to ensure that they will enter school ready to learn, write and listen. The library offers a safe and welcoming place to meet and interact with others or sit quietly and will have open and accessible virtual spaces that support networking.
Our Mission: To make a positive difference in children’s lives by responding to the needs of families and fostering an environment for life-long learning.
The Community Association for Lasting Success, CALS, offers programs and services that support families and enhances the development and well being of children.
We offer a Head Start early education program; family literacy programs and summer programs to parents with children from birth to six years.
Also, through our program, the Breakfast Club, a nutritional snack is offered three times per week to Vegreville’s school-aged children, approximately 650, with parental consent. Program operates from October to June and the snacks are offered prior to mid-morning recess. There is no cost to families to participate in this program. This program is supported by donations and grants
The Vegreville & District Child Development Coalition (VDCDC) aims to strengthen our community's ability to make positive child development a reality for every child between the ages of 0-6 years. Their primary purposes are to gather and engage the community in promoting the healthy development of children, facilitating child development education and learning opportunities, promote and create awareness of child development programs and services, create networking opportunities and respond to gaps and address needs in our community.
We help people and animals in need when they need it the most.
The Lloydminster and District SPCA is a registered charity that provides provides food, shelter and veterinary care to over 1100 stray and homeless animals from the City of Lloydminster and the surrounding communities, including Vegreville.

The MIH Auxiliary is proud of its 45 years of volunteering in the Mary Immaculate Hospital (now Care Centre). Originally, Auxilians worked with the patients and raised funds for medical equipment and supplies. With the change to a Care Centre, the Auxilians now spend their countless volunteer hours with the residents - hosting weekly bingos, celebrating birthdays, helping with recreation programs, aiding on resident outings, visiting with the residents, assisting with resident special events - whatever is needed.

The Auxiliary's annual Bake Sale, Strawberry Tea and Light-a-Lites fundraisers raise money to provide resident comforts such as: entertainment, birthday gifts, TV's, CD stereo, over bed tables, Christmas presents, movie night treats and so on. The Auxiliary is especially pleased to have been able to donate towards a new, specially equipped van which will be used transport residents to various appointments.


The Auxiliary is a proud member of the Alberta Healthcare Auxiliaries Association and home to the AHAA's Provincial President. The AHAA is a provincial organization which oversees member Auxiliaries across the province. As a member, MIH is encouraged to help enhance all types of health services within its community. Besides working within the Care Centre, MIH Auxiliary donates time and funds to the Father Filas Manor (lodge) in Mundare and donates time and/or funds to various health related causes including the Fort Mcmurray fire relief effort. As a long time community group, the Auxiliary is attuned to the needs of community and can be counted on to help out families in crises.
The Mary Immaculate Hospital Auxiliary is proud to volunteer along side many other worthy community groups. Together, we make a difference!

FILS focus on the following:
Volunteering:
In the library— helping with VIL programming, shelving books & providing light janitorial duties.
In the community— raising money for the library—holding garage sales, hosting events such as Holiday in the Hallway, Wine & Cheese Night, volunteering in the kitchen for Courage Canada, Innisfree Fish & Game & Innisfree Fair Day Suppers for donations to FILS.
Promoting - assisting the VIL in the planning, delivering & promoting educational programs.
Supporting -attending VIL functions either as a participant or as a volunteer, helping out where ever the need arises; providing books, equipment & other educational aids for VIL programs.
Fundraising– all money raised is targeted to enhance the programs & services of the VIL.
Making a difference in our Community. . . one book at a time!

 

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