The week in photos

From left: Melissa Currie (holding Hudson) and Kevin Currie from Tyrone Steel pose with Donna McPherson, Coordinator Sturgeon Victim Services. – Lori Unger Photo

Passing the bucks
Tyrone Steel Ltd. has hosted an annual golf tournament for more than 10 years. This year’s tournament was held at Goose Hummock and drew 45 golfers this year. Every year a charity is selected and money from the silent auction and the purchase of Mulligans is donated to the selected charity. This year’s recipient was Sturgeon Victim’s Services who received $1,000.


Eyes on kindergarten
Christine Atkinson, Director of Marketing for Morinville Vision Care, said children should get their eyes examined before starting Kindergarten Tuesday night. She was promoting the Eye See, Eye Learn vision awareness program and one of many presenters at the Kindergarten and Preschool Expo held Tuesday at the Morinville Community High School. – Lucie Roy Photo


Ready to run
Vanier physical education teacher Roger DeRoche explains the steps for the
relay race at the Vanier gym Wednesday morning. Student Thomas Virtue was the first one up to run with the baton. Eighteen boys and girls and alternates had to qualify three runs. Students practice their running techniques three times a week leading up to the Journal Games event Feb. 22 at the Butterdome in Edmonton – Lucie Roy Photo


Coins for change
Georges P. Vanier Elementary School student Sheylynn Paziuk adds a little money to the Coins for Change in Nicaragua jar on Wednesday morning. The initiative is in support of the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional School Division Service Project – Roots of Change Foundation. From Jan. 30 until Feb. 8 students took part by bringing in a twoonie, loonie or other spare change to fill a jar for Nicaragua. Their support will allow the Nicaraguan people to focus on improving their quality of education. –Lucie Roy Photo


Sign of the times
Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES) Principal Wayne Rufiange stands beside the new school sign erected Wednesday morning outside the school. Principle Rufiange said the first thing to be advertised on it will be the school’s open house that will take place Feb.16. – Lucie Roy Photo


Mardi Gras time
Morinville Community High School teacher Neil Korotash and three students pose for a photo op during the Mardi Gras Dance held Feb. 8, a fundraiser for the school’s mission trip to New Orleans this spring. Students will spend a week helping in areas still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. – Stephen Dafoe Photo


What a spiel

The 2012 Sturgeon County Senior’s Funspiel started Thursday morning at the Morinville Curling Club. On sheet 4 at the end of the 2nd the Kotchon team placed one rock right on the button. They were playing versus Fenton. Pauline Kiriak, event organizer, said 16 teams registered with 64 players aged 50+ plus. Players are guaranteed four games of six ends each over the two days.

Sturgeon County provided the seniors with lunch Thursday and a banquet is planned for Friday when the two-day tournament wraps up. – Lucie Roy Photo

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