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Country harvest bus tour brightens October
for Heritage House residents

November 2nd, 2017

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. 

Proud papa!

According to recreation coordinator Kathy Sawchuk, residents were excited to watch the harvest in progress. “One resident, Walter Kassian (third from front left in photo) got to see his own farming operation,” says Kathy. “His two sons now operate the farm. What a proud papa!”

Everyone got to see working combines, a grain bag being loaded, a swather doing its job, a beaver dam, a large flock of geese, and of course the fall colours of the beautiful countryside.

Sweet finish

“To end the trip, the bus stopped at the Hilltop Café and Gas Station, where Sylvia Ostopowich (resident council member and daughter of resident Margie Andruik) treated everyone to an ice cream,” says Kathy. “Another sweet treat enjoyed by all.”

Photo: PWL Heritage House residents head out on October 10 for a country harvest tour around Vegreville: In the bus: (clockwise around the bus from front left) Marcia Seniuk, Helen Stachow, Walter Kassian, Jo-Anne Fried (who is the president of the Resident & Family Council), the bus driver, Marshall Triska, Vicki Triska, care partner Dorothy Warawa seated with resident Rose Tebutt, Sylvia Ostopowich, and Anna Matwie.

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