Morinville sights and bites – weekend in photos

The weekend was an extremely busy one in Morinville with a variety of activities ranging from slo-pitch to fast shopping. Here is a sampling of what passed our lenses this past weekend.

Town Wide Garage Sale brings out the shoppers

Morinville News Staff Photos

Distracted Driving Day came to Morinville as hundreds of residents and visitors drove around the streets of Morinville looking for bargains. The arena served as the central location for the day-long event.


Town of Morinville Community Program Facilitator Tyler Edworthy sets out the Town Wide Garage Sale signs Saturday morning.


William Gilbert helps his mom Jasmine pick out some jewelry from an arena vendor.


A.D. Richardson sets up her display of hand-made earrings.


His and Hearse
Cheryl Charabin of the Clyde Haunter House keeps her eye on Luther, riding high in the back of an ’85 Buick Lesabre hearse. The old bone wagon was one of many cars to show up for the Tim Hortons Kids Camp Day Show and Shine Saturday – Stephen Dafoe Photos


Red hot
A 1956 Ford Customline, owned by Gregg and Janis Pilling of Edmonton stopped a lot of people in their tracks at the show.


Dart winners
Members of the Morinville Dart League held their banquet and awards night on Saturday at the Morinville Legion Hall. The team with the first place finish in the regular season was Kyle Thorburn, Jane Morrow and Cole Guenette. Absent from photo was Jordan Pachula. They also placed first in the playoffs. Guenette also received recognition for the men’s most finished with a 76.The Morinville Dart League host their dart games at the Morinville Legion on Friday nights. – Lucie Roy Photo


Morinville Dart League team members Lucien Beaupre, Ollie Green, Steve Langston placed second in the regular season and third in the playoffs. Also qualifying for a 180 pin was Steve Langston and Dave Greening. Absent from photo was team member Dave Greening. – Lucie Roy Photo


RCMP Constable Yelena Avoine made a presentation on the RCMP Citizens Academy at the Rural Crime Watch Spring 2012 Zone 5 General meeting held at the cultural centre Saturday. Attendees were from Crime Watch organizations of Strathcona, Barrhead, Smoky Lake, Redwater, Athabasca, Boyle and Sturgeon. Three Zone 5 representatives on the Provincial Board were in attendance as well as Billy and Dolly Bolen who made a presentation on Common Sense Security and Survival. – Lucie Roy Photo


Walkin’ the dog
Bob and Lynn Bidney take their Siberian huskies (from left) Dakota, Nyla and Nikki around the Morinville Fish and Game Association pond Sunday during the 5-kilometre Purina Walk for Dog Guides, a fundraising event hosted by the Lions Club of Morinville, Vimy, Legal and Athabasca. – Stephen Dafoe Photo


Alyssa Stolson was the youngest walker on the Purina Walk for Dog Guides Sunday. – Lucie Roy Photo


Playin’ ball
At bat was a member of the St. Albert team.The St. Albert League Host weekend was Friday to Sunday and the Bantam AA event held three games in Morinville at the Meadow Diamonds on Saturday. Kelly Phelan, President of the Morinville Minor Ball Association said the competitive Bantam AA event was a league play and not a tournament. Teams included St. Albert, Barrhead, Grande Prairie and Westlock. – Lucie Roy Photo


Eagle eye
Matt from the Edmonton Eagles hits mid-swing during a softball game Sunday morning. The Eagles were one of a number of teams to take to the Skyline Diamonds for the Crank Slo-Pitch Tournament May 25 to 27. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

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