Gold Star Town of Vegreville, Alberta

Pysanka (Easter Egg)

Easter Egg © 1999 David YanciwEaster Egg © May 2004
Designer: Ronald Resch (Univeristy of Utah)

When Built: 1975

Height: 31 Feet (9.4 Metres)
Length: 23.0 Feet (7 Metres)
Width: 18.0 Feet (5.5 Metres)
Weight: 5,004 Pounds (2,270 Kilograms)
Base weight: 27,000 Pounds (12,247 Kilograms)

Construction Materials:

North side of Highway 16A, in Elk's Park.

Reason for Building:

1975 was the Centennial of the RCMP in Alberta.

Additional Information:

Constructed from over 3500 pieces of aluminum. The highly complex design features 524 star patterns, 1,108 equilateral triangles, 3,512 visible facets, 6,978 nuts and bolts and 177 internal struts. The pysanka leans at a 30º angle and turns in the wind like a weather vane (as shown in the two photos above, each taken from the same side).

Check out William Chow's detailed Vegreville Egg tribute page: .

That is Ann Petrinic under the egg in the first picture.

Yet another photo of the egg, this time a winter picture from Vlatka Tustonic:
Easter Egg - Vlatka Tustonic

There is another statue in this park, that of an Elk. It can be seen in this picture:
Elk © May 2004 David Yanciw

Information Source: Here and There

Pictures Sources: DMY and Vlatka Tustonic


Created By DMY on October 1, 1998
Last Updated: July 20, 2004