It has been our joy to serve the town of Morinville for the last eight years: six as Higher Grounds and two as New Beginnings. By spending and giving money here, you have enabled us to donate thousands of dollars to local charities such as JMMF, Victims Services, The Food Bank, Midstream Support, and The Boy Scouts—to mention just a few. In addition, we were able to give monetary gifts to individuals, families, and communities in emergency need.
As we head into the holiday season, most families will celebrate and enjoy Christmas but there are individuals and families in the Morinville area that are struggling to make ends meet. Just one layoff or injury is all it takes to cause a family despair at this time of year.
The Knights of Columbus St. Anne Council, on behalf of St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Parish and the Morinville Food Bank, are pleased to announce that they will be coordinating the Christmas Hamper Project for Morinville and District once again this year. Las year 109 hampers containing food and numerous children’s toys and gifts were distributed to needy families in the community as well as the Mearns and RQB areas. The success of this project relies on the generosity and co-operation of the churches, service groups, businesses, and countless individuals in our communities.
Just under two years ago, on a cold December evening, I found myself at a small town Christmas concert in southern Alberta speaking with a despondent constituent. With tears in her eyes, she told me that she had just sent a $20 donation to the ex-leader of the Official Opposition, Danielle Smith. I know for some, it doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but I got the sense that it meant a great deal to her. It was a sacrifice for a cause and principles she believed in.
While significant scrutiny goes with the territory for elected officials, and rightfully so because public officials are deemed “public property” in some sense, public support may also accompany scrutiny. Enter the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.
H&R Block held their B.Y.O.BOX Annual Shred Day on Saturday, Sept. 24.
This event allowed our clients as well as the community to come to H&R Block’s open house and attend a brief Privacy Session that allowed them to be able to shred personal and sensitive ...