Donation from Vermilion Ways of Caring

Feb. 26, 2024 Melissa

Edson, AB - February 26, 2024- The Edson & District Public Library is thrilled to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Vermilion Ways of Caring program in support of their Furniture Fundraising Drive. 

"Vermilion Energy is more than happy to help in the areas we operate in" said Wally Samson, Operations Superintendent for AB/BC with Vermilion Energy when he presented the donation to the library on February 23, 2024.

"With this generous donation from Vermilion Energy, we will be able to purchase much needed furniture for the children's and teen areas" said Robin Corser, Library Board Chair.

The library is currently fundraising to furnish the new spaces in the renovated and expanded building that will include a larger children's area, dedicated teen zone, and quiet room.  "We expect to move back to our former location at 4726 8th Avenue in June and this $10,000 donation is a large step towards our goal of raising $250,000. We are very grateful for the generosity of Vermilion Energy and their support of our library."

If anyone wants more information or would like to join Vermilion Energy on our Wall of Recognition, please contact Connie Hargreaves, Library Director at 780-723-6691 or

Vermilion Energy generously donated $10,000 towards the Edson & District Public Library furniture fundraising campaign on February 23, 2024. Pictured from left to right: Library Board Representatives; Councilor Peter Taylor, Sheila Buckle, and Robin Corser and Vermilion Energy Operations Superintendent for AB/BC Wally Samson.