Morinville Lions Club on a Quest

Lions Quest Canada made a presentation at the Morinville Lions Club regular club meeting Jan. 11. Speaker Darlene Fenske said the Lions Quest Canada mission is to provide leadership, knowledge and resources to develop capable young Canadians with positive character. Fenske is hoping to garner grants to hold topics on bullying and community safety.

The Lions Quest provides workshop training, classroom resources, and parental engagement. They have adopted the 40 Developmental Assets Chart of Human Development. This chart covers support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies and positive identity.

Lions Quest believes there are five things all children need: strong positive relationships with people who care about them, safe and caring places to live, learning and playing, opportunities to provide service to others, the ability to learn and try new things, healthy habits, and hope for the future.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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A petition for funds

Cheryl Pasechnik of the Morinville Public Library with the drop off box and two petitions that they put out as of last Monday for patrons to sign.

One petition is for Morinville residents and one for Sturgeon County residents.

The two petition letters are similar and request that patrons of the Morinville Public Library express their dissatisfaction with Council’s funding decision for the MPL’s 2016 Budget.

In the letter to the Sturgeon County Mayor and Council, it asks that the County increase the funding it has allocated to MPL’s 2016 budget by passing a motion at the next opportunity to amend the County’s 2016 budget and award MPL the much-needed funds it requires to stay open on Mondays.

It also requests that Sturgeon County’s Council formally discuss MPL funding with the Town of Morinville’s Council during an Inter-municipal Affairs Committee meeting, so both municipalities can work together to establish a fairer funding model.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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