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Vegreville is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 103 km (64 mi) east of Alberta's capital city, Edmonton. The primary economic base of the town is agricultural.


The July Pysanka Festival showcases Ukrainian culture in AlbertaA large percentage of Vegreville's population is of Ukrainian Canadian descent. The world's largest pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg)[2] was created to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1974 and to celebrate Vegreville's ethnic heritage. The Pysanka will be one of four roadside attractions featured on the first series of the Canadian Roadside Attractions Series to be issued by ‎Canada Post stamps on July 6, 2009.[3]

The Town also has a close relationship with 41 Combat Engineer Regiment, a Canadian Forces Reserve unit based in Edmonton. The Regiment is the only unit of the Canadian Forces with Freedom of the Town and parades on Remembrance Day in the town.

The CN Vegreville Subdivision runs right through the center of the town and goes east to Lloydminster, west to Edmonton.

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  • Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2138 W: 54 N: 1004] (17134)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-05-24
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-06-13 20:56
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