Here’s what happened on Hump Day [PHOTOS]

Lucie Roy Photos

Morinville – People may be winding their way towards the holiday weekend, but there was plenty happening in town on Hump Day. Here’s some of what our cameras caught.

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Bug’s Eye View
Liam Bruce laid down his butterfly net to pick some beautiful yellow flowers while on a nature walk around the cultural centre Wednesday morning. The new Bug’s Eye View Nature Program by Morinville’s Family and Community Support Services allows children aged 3 to 5 the opportunity to explore nature through outdoor activities, songs and crafts.

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Closed for renovations
The Musee Morinville Museum is closed to allow workers to install water grates and to make other minor modifications to the museum entrance. The museum will be closed until May 29.

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Hands up
Heritage Lodge residents Florence Vranas and Shirley Telfer raise their hands in response to some of the questions raised by RCMP Constable Yelena Avoine on scams.

Avoine made a presentation on Fraud Prevention to more than 25 residents
Wednesday afternoon. The most common scams were discussed, including thieves calling and posing as grandchildren in need of emergency money, roofing and paving service scams, and computer and Internet phishing schemes. The RCMP constable also touched on letters about winning prizes or trips in a contest you never entered.

In addition to speaking about scams and schemes, Avoine spoke of elder abuse, domestic violence and identity theft. Avoine said 6,000 seniors a year are victims of fraud.

The presentation was part of the 22 Annual Alberta Crime Prevention Week (May 12-18), an initiative designed to promote safety through awareness of crime prevention.

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