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Resident dusts off vintage uniform for
Remembrance Day Service at Heritage House

Ellwood Hill is almost 100 years old, but for the Remembrance Day service at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, he got decked out in the same uniform he wore during the Second World War. After 75 years it still fits. Residents and care partners honored Ellwood and other veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces at their service of remembrance on Wednesday, November 8. 

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Country harvest bus tour brightens October
for Heritage House residents

Before the snow began to fly in the area around Vegreville, a dozen residents of Points West Living Heritage House headed out by bus for a ‘three-hour tour’ of the surrounding farmland. They were going to check out how the harvest was coming along. 

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Residents defy Old Man Winter
with ice cream treats

In a defiant gesture towards the coming of Old Man Winter, the Resident and Family Council handed out a frozen Dairy Queen treat to each resident at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville on the first day of October. The resulting gathering chased off the chill for the day. 

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Red Skelton impersonator delivers memories
and laughs at PWL Heritage House

The famous comedian has been gone for 20 years, but Red Skelton’s sophisticated slapstick humour lives on. And it was as current as ever for residents and friends at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, when tribute artist Allan Greenwood brought his Reflections of Red show to the stage on September 16.

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Homemade Holubtsi and Borscht hearten
both cooks and diners at Heritage House

Residents at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville were in for a real treat when Resident Council members, along with interested residents decided to cook up some traditional Ukrainian harvest fare. On the menu were Beet Leaf Holubtsi and Vegetable Borscht, both of which rely on a bumper crop of beets. 

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Horse in the house, and lots of other critters too

The Resident Council at Points West Living Heritage House decided to celebrate the annual Vegreville Pysanka Festival by bringing in a few friendly animals for residents to enjoy. It was easy enough to get the bunnies, chickens and guinea pigs into the closed courtyard, but a horse? Well, that took a bit of doing. 

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Canada 150 Dress-Up Day at PWL Heritage House

Canada Day at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville was a red and white affair. With Canada Day Tea to dress for and prizes for doing so, most residents and guests dug out their colours and added to the festive atmosphere. Even the dessert matched. 

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Heritage House creates Sesquicentennial Quilt
to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday

Residents, care partners and volunteers at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville have worked together to create a beautiful quilt to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. The idea to do something sesquicentenary came from the Town of Vegreville, but it was Office Administrator Roxane Bordyniuk’s idea to make a group quilt. 

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Spring Tea includes a magical assortment
of prizes

The Annual Points West Living Heritage House Spring Tea is always a popular affair in Vegreville, and this year’s tea was no exception. It was held on the last Wednesday in April and served almost 300 visitors and residents. The dining room was decked in green linens with carnations on every table. Tea and coffee flowed freely, and guests enjoyed visiting over vanilla cake with strawberry and blueberry sauces. 

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Construction of new PWL residence in Vegreville
sparks interest

Residents at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville are keeping a keen eye on the construction project next door. It’s a brand new 36-unit condo building, which will expand the independent supportive living capacity of Heritage House to 54 suites. Scheduled to open this summer, the condos will provide a fresh new housing option for area seniors. 

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