October – The Year In Review

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Nathan Holmes puts the finishing touches to his cardboard aircraft on Saturday at MPES at the Morinville Community Cardboard Challenge. The cardboard TV with antennas can be seen in the aircraft. – Lucie Roy Photo

Morinville hosts Cardboard Challenge on Global Day of Play

Morinville was one of more than 250 communities to host and promote Global Cardboard Challenge events on Global Day of Play. Held Oct. 6 in 25 countries and four continents, Morinville was one of three taking place in Alberta and one of only 12 locations in Canada. The aim was to have cardboard-themed events around the world, all celebrating the creativity and imagination of children and their families. Thirty people from Morinville and Edmonton attended the afternoon event and used reusable Makedo parts -clips and lock hinges – to connect cardboard into works of art. A similar event took place over the Christmas holiday. Creations will be on display in January at the Morinville Community Library.

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Comedian and juggler Clark Robertson performs at the Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce Awards Oct. 18. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Chamber gathers to toot its horn

About 160 local business owners and their staff attended the Chamber of Commerce Awards Night Oct. 18, an opportunity for Morinville’s business community to mix, mingle and acknowledge their many success stories. The elegantly decorated Morinville Community Cultural Centre carried a masquerade theme for this year’s event.

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Morinville arena looking at major repairs

Examination of the arena roof by AECOM showed the arena’s existing membrane roof was well past its usefulness and should be replaced. The engineer’s report showed the two areas with the worst leaks had significant depressions in the roofing material. Additionally, several roof blisters could be seen as well as considerable separation in several locations throughout the roof.

Council opted for the full repair. Funding for the project was to come from $230,000 set aside for two capital projects that have since been put on hold as well as another $70,000 from reserves if needed.

Repairs were completed by mid-November.

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Sturgeon Foundation celebrates half century of service to seniors

Heritage Lodge resident Stan Kaminski, Redwater Diamond Spring Lodge resident Joyce Roshko, Sturgeon Foundation Board of Directors Chair Paul Krauskopf and St. Albert North Ridge Lodge Resident Jean Borle cut the cake at the Sturgeon Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration, held Oct. 25 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. – Lucie Roy Photo

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BeatleManiacs bring Beatlemania to town

The Oct. 26 BeatleManiacs show knocked one out of the park for the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. After several excellent concerts with minimal attendance, BeatleManiacs hit the right nostalgic note, one that resonated with more than 200 ticket holders coming out to see the next closest thing to the Fab Four. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

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