by Lucie Roy and Stephen Dafoe
The week of May 12 to 18 was a busy one in Morinville. Here is a portion of what our cameras caught last week. Be sure to follow The Morinville News on Facebook for more photos and photo galleries of local events.
Georges H. Primeau Grade 5 student Bryden Large puts on the speed as he heads to the finish line in the 200-metre event May 15. Primeau Grade 5 and 6 students took part in a Track and Field event at Morinville Community High School. See Page 20 for more photos.
At the same event Primeau student Ty Melnyk does his first trail attempt at the long jump. The grades 7 and 8 students take tot he track Tuesday morning.
MCHS students Alyson Benson (left) placed 4th out of 15 in Graphic Design and Samantha Ringuette (right) placed 6th out of 20 in photography at SKILLS Alberta. The event took place Wednesday and Thursday. Congratulations to both.
Devon Lions Club member and Past District Governor Ian Sinclair poses with Morinville Lions members Neil McDougall and Francis Fryters as well as Tamara Deib, a young woman who donated 52 pounds of can tabs that will be used towards the maintenance, repair and purchase of scooters and wheelchairs.
Morinville Centennial Community Gardens Society President Valerie Loseth was assigning garden plots at the Champlain Park gardens May 13, part of the agenda for this year’s work bee and orientation session, which took place at both of Community Garden locations.
Sebastian Spila was one of the younger gardeners at the Morinville Centennial Community Gardens spring work bee.
Heritage Place Lodge residents received guests from the Radway Continuing Care Centre May 14. The guests and residents were entertained for an hour with songs and laughter by the St. Albert and Area Retired Teachers Association (STARTA).
Two Leo’s were reunited after many years of not knowing where the other was located. Heritage Lodge resident Leo Brochu (right) and Radway resident Leo Brisson had a reunion after many years of losing touch. The chance encounter occurred at Heritage Lodge when guests arrived for afternoon entertainment and comradeship.
Morinville Community Library staff tally up auction totals for bidders Thursday night at the conclusion of the library’s latest Silent Auction. The Silent Auction ran from May 9 to May 15 and raised $3,274, the largest amount the event has raised to date. This time around the library had in excess of 150 lots up for bid, items donated by patrons and Morinville’s business community. Funds raised through the auction will be used to support Morinville Community Library programs and services.