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Two large figures made out of hay bales mark the turnoff to a wedding held near Vavenby on Graffunders' ranch recently. Standing between them is Cathy Burgess

Giant figures direct wedding visitors

On Saturday, Aug. 13, Candice Graffunder, daughter of Hugh and Shelley Graffunder, married Dustin Eliason

Two large figures made out of hay bales mark the turnoff to a wedding held near Vavenby on Graffunders' ranch recently. Standing between them is Cathy Burgess
Isaac Moilliet plays a role in a comedy video he produced himself as a high school project. The home-educated student recently celebrated his graduation.

Graduation party held for home-educated student

The first part of the grad party was a delicious and varied cold potluck luncheon

Isaac Moilliet plays a role in a comedy video he produced himself as a high school project. The home-educated student recently celebrated his graduation.

Contractor mapping Vavenby’s water system

The notes are to help other technicians locate the items later, such as in an emergency in the winter when snow hides their location

Grads Mercedes Flegel (l) and Hunter Chrystall pose for a photo with teacher Katie Clark.

Vavenby Primary School celebrates year-end

On the last day of school, Vavenby Primary School held a Celebration of Learning

Grads Mercedes Flegel (l) and Hunter Chrystall pose for a photo with teacher Katie Clark.

Small bush fire in Vavenby easily contained

The fire was about a half acre in size and was located on Allingham Way, close to the river

Vavenby students have year-end fun

Vavenby Primary School students went on some of their last field trips

Vavenby holds monthly potluck lunch at church

Coming to these luncheons is a good way to get out of the house and to see other people

Water forms a small lake in a Vavenby yard following a leak last week.

Water leak dampens Vavenby yard

By Friday noon water was pouring out of the leak like water out of a hose

Water forms a small lake in a Vavenby yard following a leak last week.
Women enjoying the Mothers' Day tea at Vavenby Community Hall are (l-r) Judy Tobin

Mothers’ Day tea honors Vavenby women

Miniature table set commemorates Vavenby man who passed away last year

Women enjoying the Mothers' Day tea at Vavenby Community Hall are (l-r) Judy Tobin
Sherri Madden and Ron Cederholm put in a post during a work-bee held at Vavenby Community Hall on April 29.

Work-bee replaces park fence in Vavenby

Volunteers took out the old chain link fence so that a new two-rail split cedar one can be put up

Sherri Madden and Ron Cederholm put in a post during a work-bee held at Vavenby Community Hall on April 29.
Markus Rosoman (l) holds a stop sign while Karly Christian shows a slow sign as Bruce Burkhart installs fiberoptic lines to provide higher speed Internet for Vavenby Primary School. The Telus crew was in Vavenby on Monday

Telus upgrades connection for Vavenby School

Fiberoptic lines were installed to the school so it will have high speed Internet

Markus Rosoman (l) holds a stop sign while Karly Christian shows a slow sign as Bruce Burkhart installs fiberoptic lines to provide higher speed Internet for Vavenby Primary School. The Telus crew was in Vavenby on Monday

Police search for four suspects in Vavenby

Area residents help police locate suspects after speeding vehicle is abandoned in village

(L-r) Mercy Flegel and Dayton Flegel

Vavenby youngsters enjoy Easter egg hunt

As well as the hunt, there was a colouring contest and an Easter bonnet contest

(L-r) Mercy Flegel and Dayton Flegel
Vavenby's new fire chief Gord Ellis talks about his community's fire department during a community meeting held March 14.

Vavenby meeting deals with community concerns

Gordon Ellis, new fire chief of the Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department, brought the residents up-to-date

Vavenby's new fire chief Gord Ellis talks about his community's fire department during a community meeting held March 14.

Vavenby plans for Easter and other events

Vavenby's traditional Easter egg hunt will take place at the hall on March 27, 9 – 11 a.m

Mercy Flegel feeds salmon swim-up salmon fry at Vavenby Primary School's fish tank.

Vavenby youngsters learn about salmon’s life cycle

The students are feeding the fish two to three times a day with food supplied by Simpcw First Nation's Dunn Lake Hatchery

Mercy Flegel feeds salmon swim-up salmon fry at Vavenby Primary School's fish tank.
Isaac Moilliet's expressive face takes on the looks of famous people he impersonates during a luncheon at Vavenby Christian Church on Feb. 24.

Isaac Moilliet entertains at Vavenby luncheon

Vavenby man impersonated various celebrities such as Marlon Brando

Isaac Moilliet's expressive face takes on the looks of famous people he impersonates during a luncheon at Vavenby Christian Church on Feb. 24.
Nina Douglas (r) works at the front counter while Wendy Pollard and Charlotte Cederholm (with back to camera) prepare breakfasts during Valentine's Day event at Vavenby Hall.

Vavenby residents enjoy Valentine’s breakfast

The breakfast was a great way to start the day on Sunday, Feb. 14

Nina Douglas (r) works at the front counter while Wendy Pollard and Charlotte Cederholm (with back to camera) prepare breakfasts during Valentine's Day event at Vavenby Hall.

Monthly potluck is community event in Vavenby

The next potluck community lunch at VCC will be on Wednesday, Feb. 24

Members of the Graffunder family line up youngest to oldest in front of the Vavenby railway station. Ernie Graffunder's father was station master.

Valley Voices: Ernie Graffunder lived a multi-faceted life

Although Vavenby man only got to Grade 8, he was a school trustee for 30 years and valued education highly

Members of the Graffunder family line up youngest to oldest in front of the Vavenby railway station. Ernie Graffunder's father was station master.