People

People

Stories about people and groups in our community.

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Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association (SRCWA) held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Elections Mar. 14. The new President of the 776-member-strong organization is Zone 13/14 Director Bonny Swart-Atwood.

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Ecole Notre Dame Elementary School Parent Fundraising Association (PFA) Chair Michelle Logan, her son Nick, member-at-large Kathy Santrock and children Hannah, Paige and Ryland were at the Rotary Club of Morinville Wednesday morning to make a presentation on the school's swingset project.

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The Morinville Festival Society (MFS) have kicked off their annual fundraising drive to raise money for Morinville’s popular summertime festival. For years, the event has operated as the St. Jean Baptiste (SJB) Festival. However, this year it will simply be referred to as Festival Days.

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Disciple students from the Father’s House Church in Morinville will board a plane next week for a missions trip to Haiti.

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For the past 21 years, the St. Albert Bahá’í community has sponsored an annual celebration of United Nations International Women’s Day by recognizing the contributions women make to society.

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After more than 50 years in the business, local barber Paul Henry Casavant is trading in his scissors and clippers for garden shears. The 76-year-old Morinville man said Jan. 31 was his last shift at Paul’s Barber Shop located on 104 Street where he has owned and operated his home business since 1996. Casavant reflected that it is strange thinking it will be all over. He will miss everyone. A lot of these guys have grown up and grown old with him.

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Morinville residents gathered at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Monday and Tuesday to take part in the Canada 150 Mosaic mural, a national project celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday. Mural criteria required a landmark Morinville is well-known for, that is historical in nature, and still existing today. Artists for the project include Lead Artist Lewis Lavoie, Paul Lavoie, and, Phil Alain, all based out of St. Albert.

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The Town of Morinville, local organizations and businesses are working towards a common goal next weekend - providing two days of activities over the Family Day weekend. “Attending Morinville’s Snowman Festival is a great way to celebrate our Canadian winter," said Kathleen Ducharme, Town of Morinville Culture & Events Programmer. "We hope families will venture outside and enjoy a variety of community activities, take some photos and make special memories.”

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Above: Korien Sampson and her children are heading to Mexico Feb. 7 to join several members of the Morinville Rotary Interact Club on a...

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At the Blood Donor Clinic held on Tuesday night, Sheila Scharmann donated blood and wrote a positive message to a sick child. The card and bead will be given to a child at the Stollery Children's Hospital who needs blood or blood products.