Despite its relatively small population of 5,708 people, Vegreville, Alberta, has a long-standing reputation as a place where people from many cultures live and work together. In the mid-1900s there were more than 30 ethnic groups living in the area, the four largest being English, French, German and Ukrainian.
Vegreville is positioned at one of the southern points of what is known as the largest Ukrainian bloc settlement in Alberta. Today, the municipality's famous weather vane Easter egg—the Pysanka—reflects the colourful Ukrainian tradition of egg decorating. The caption beneath the egg cites how so many people came together in harmony to build this vibrant, warm and friendly community and call it home.