Weekend in photos

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Sugar Shack
Lucien Houle of Morinville was volunteering his services with ACFA on Friday morning as they served up the sugary maple treat to the students of Ecole Citadelle and the Chateau Sturgeon Lodge residents in Legal. The sugar shack was set up by the Chateau for the convenience of the residents. – Lucie Roy Photo

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Snowy outlook
A snowy owl perches on a light standard outside the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Saturday afternoon. – Lucie Roy Photo

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On the run
Kaylen (left) and Teagan Lutz run down 100 Avenue Saturday afternoon during the first day of Snowman Festival 2013. See our full video coverage elsewhere in today’s online edition.

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Measuring up
Morinville Fish & Game Association Information and Training Chair Jack Reader takes the measurements on a Whitetail European mount Sunday at the association headquarters in Morinville. The 7th Annual Bob Foster Kids Fun Fishing Day and Open House included a taste of smoked salmon, moose jerky and information tables. – Lucie Roy Photo

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A father and son try their hand at ice fishing Sunday afternoon. Fishing Chair Miles Allan was pleased with the attendance to this year’s Bob Foster Kids Fun Fishing Day. Allan said more than 70 children were registered on the board for the event and it was the largest turnout they have had in a few years. More than 100 people had passed through by noon. final tally was between 300 and 400 people. Though the pond is stocked every year, no fish were caught during the event. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Playing for Keeps
Author and former Morinville Mirror editor Steven Sandor reads from his new book Playing for Keeps at the Morinville Community Library Saturday. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Clowning around
Odelia the clown paints Natalia Doucet’s face during the Family Day activities at the arena Monday. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Snow much fun
The Town of Morinville had five entries in this year’s snowman contest. The Campbell family of Morinville were chosen as the winner of the Morinville News’ Editor’s Choice and received a $100 Shop in Morinville certificate. the family spent nearly a week on their entry which included several groups of snowmen engaged in family activities.

Prizes for the Town’s portion of the contest were provided by the Morinville Festival Society for first, second and third lace. Photos of the winners were not available by our press deadline.

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April and Robbie Provost pose with part of their Family Day Snowman Contest entry, which included a recreation of April’s teacher and her class from Morinville Christian Fellowship School out for a nature walk. The snowy diorama had chickens and deer to compliment the snow people. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Patriotic pastries
John Goldsmith samples one of the Canadian flag cupcakes available at the historical Celebration hosted at the Rendez-Vous Centre Monday afternoon by the The Royal Canadian Women’s League and the Morinville Lions Club. The event featured crafts, displays, prizes, games, and an opportunity for families to dress up and have their photo taken for an instant portrait. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

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A penny for your crafts
Linda Mondor with the medallion she created using pennies. This was one of the craft entries at the Historic Celebration held Monday afternoon at the Rendez-Vous Centre. The event included free family photos, timed crafts, displays, birthday coin set presentations, coloring and craft tables, door prizes and free refreshments. – Lucie Roy Photo

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A festival finale
Fireworks explode over Morinville Monday night, an explosive conclusion to the weekend’s events. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

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