Designer of world-famous Pysanka passes away

Author: Kaleb Brink Posted on: Dec 20, 2019

Vegreville and District Chamber of Commerce - It is with sincere sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Mr. Paul Sembaliuk. Of Mr. Sembaliuk’s many creative accomplishments, he is most noted for the design of our Pysanka monument, which has become a cornerstone of the Town’s visual identity and tourism industry.

Mr. Sembaliuk's creative vision and passion for Ukrainian culture resulted in a vital economic driver for our region. In 2019, a survey conducted through the Town of Vegreville’s Visitor Information Centre showed that 55% of participants came specifically to see our famous Pysanka. The Town also estimates that during the peak of the 2019 tourism season, over 25,000 individuals visited the Elks/Kinsmen Park, the home of our Pysanka.

The Vegreville Chamber of Commerce will be forever appreciative of Mr. Sembaliuk and his contribution to our Town, and we extend our condolences to his family and friends.

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For more information:

Michelle Henderson
General Manager | Vegreville & District Chamber of Commerce
P: 780-632-2771 E: [email protected]