École on the run

École Notre Dame Elementary School held a track and field event at Morinville Community High School June 7 for Grades 4 to 6. In this 60-metre boys and girls heat, five Grade 4 students make their way across the finish line in close order. Calandra Maskoske came in first with 10.74 seconds, followed by Emily Hill (10.99), Brielle Windsor (11.14), Tori Hosack (11.18), and Emily Chiasson (11.87).

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Passing the bucks

A $5000 cheque was presented to Rotary member Brian Reed from Dave Ellery of Pembina Pipeline June 8. The cheque is part of the Pembina Community Investment Program of which Rotary was proud to be included.

The Community Investment Funding Priorities include Safety and Environment, Education, Community Building and Health and Recreation. Pembina gives back to the communities where they live, work and play and focus on organizations that help create community space, provide access to education,encourage recreation and healthy living and protect or preserve the environment. The cheque was in turn presented from Brian Reed, on behalf of the Rotary, to Namao School Principal Paul Harnish and Namao School Fundraising Association (NSFA) Chair Monica Schendel. The money will go towards the K-3 playground.

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Busy as a bee

A bee works its magic on a daisy.

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We be jammin’

Morinville Community High School’s Urban Agriculture Class got together at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 7 to make jam. The program received a Toyota Evergreen Grant a couple of years ago and planted a variety of berries and rhubarb around the school.

“Two years later we now have full bushes of haskap and rhubarb plants,” said teacher Neil Korotash, adding the class worked on learning to make jam from the fruits they grew.

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From left: Graham Glaubitz, Quaid Courseaux, ad Liam Hunt look at the recipe for making Jam during their Urban Agiculture Class June 7.

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Chantelle Morin prepares some fruit for the jam.

– Stephen Dafoe Photos

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