Throwin' Bones

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Local residents and visitors to Vegreville alike are gearing up to throw some bones this weekend ...

The Vegreville Bunnock Association is set to host its 11th 'Annual Bunnock Tournament' at the Ag Society Grounds with a capacity 68 teams taking parts.

Association Member Kelly Tschirren explains what the game Bunnock is all about.

She talks about the tournament's format.

Tschirren notes that while the bone tossing action will take place all day Saturday and into Sunday, the individual Bunnock games don’t take long at all.

Bunnock is thought to have been created by Russian soldiers to pass the time while stationed in northern Siberia during the early nineteenth century.

Vegreville’s Annual Tournament seems to be growing in popularity, 68 teams is up from last year’s total of 54.

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