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Good sport – just not good at that sport

Chris Beaudette had to dance in a dress at Sobeys Friday afternoon. He and a number of Morinville friends are active playing Fantasy Football. Though he is a good sport, Chris is not good at playing Fantasy Football. Top – one of the notorious Hunt Brothers from Channel 8 News arrives to interview Chris.

Friends gathered across the road at The Zoo to watch Chris’ dance moves.

– Stephen Dafoe Photos

No Frills hosted a hot dog fundraiser for the schools’ lunch programs today. Representatives from Notre Dame, Georges H, Primeau, MCHS and Morinville Public were on hand with Chris and Tracey from No Frills.

There were some familiar Morinville faces among The Chance Quartet performing at the St. Albert Farmers Market on Saturday.
– Lucie Roy Photo

At bat – Skyline Ball Diamonds played home to three days of softball action with the annual Redeye Slow Pitch Tournament.
– Stephen Dafoe Photos

The Morinville Community Library wrapped up its popular Summer Reading Program Friday afternoon with a number of activities and draws for prizes.

– Submitted Photo

Vacation Bible School
Morinville Baptist Church held their Vacation Bible School last week for ages 5 to 12. Children took part in stories, singing, crafts, games and other activities. The theme for this year was Over the Moat-Drawbridge to the King.

– Lucie Roy Photo

A great double rainbow appeared over Morinville Thursday night after a light storm blew through. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Greg Boutestein captured this great shot of Monday’s eclipse.

A spider waits for some dinner.

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

A great display of Northern Lights could be seen over Morinville Tuesday night.

– Melodie Steele Photo

Fish & Game gets washroom

The existing fire pit near the old Fish & Game Club clubhouse location has been removed in preparation for the installation of washrooms for Fish & Game Club park users as well as those using the Bob Foster Skate Park, dog park and trail system.

When the washroom installation is completed, a new location will be determined for a fire pit, Town officials told Morinville News.

– Lucie Roy Photos

Champlain Park Upgrades

photos by Lucie Roy

Champlain Heights Park on 104 Street and 99 Avenue got some new elements this week.

New signage was installed Wednesday at the park located near the arena, which is home to the Morinville Centennial Community Gardens.

The new park signs were installed by summer students Marvin and Norman Warnecke and Foreman of Parks & Facilities Brody Stoddart.

The new sign is more visible and easier to read from the street as one approaches the area, as opposed to the old style sign, which have been replaced in parks around town.

On Thursday work was underway to build the new gazebo at the park. The gazebo is one of the many new projects by the Morinville Centennial Community Gardens.

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