People

People

Stories about people and groups in our community.

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It has been many years since Roger Champagne was gunned down in Las Vegas by a man looking to feed his drug habit. But the Morinville man, well known for his kindness in the community, has never been forgotten by friends, family or the hundreds of Morinville Community High School (MCHS) students who were born some years after the man’s passing. Such is the legacy of Roger Champagne whose memory is honoured each year by MCHS students who take to the mountains for a bike ride that carries his name. For many of those years, the Champagne family has presented a bicycle to a student to take on the annual trip.

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Canada's 150th birthday was recognized Wednesday night at the Morinville Curling Club and Aspen House as boys and girls joined forces with the Morinville Centennial Community Gardens Society to build 150 birdhouses to be placed around town on parks, paths, and in yards.

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Above: Sharon Beaumont Life Membership. Sgt at Arms Mark Pasqualetto, Past-Pres. Gerry Morrow, Sharon Beaumont, Pres Ira Austin Deputy District 8 Commander Bob Peterson. by...

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Above: Betty Fraser, Carla Lamontagne, and Rachel Fraser stand at the counter ready to serve customers. - Stephen Dafoe Photo by Stephen Dafoe While there have...

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More than 80 Morinville and Sturgeon County residents attended the Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Night at the Rendez-Vous Centre Friday night. The event was hosted by the Morinville Lions Club and Rendez-Vous Centre. The theme for the evening was Canada 150.

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Heritage Lodge’s new Program Coordinator Liette Beaulieu has had an opportunity to get her feet wet on the job since joining the facility at the end of March. With a full month of activities under her belt, she is now looking to increase the programming and the interconnection with the broader community.

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As many as 75 to 100 motorcycle riders are expected to start and stop in Morinville June 3 for the third edition of an annual event that will support the Midstream Support Society.

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The Sturgeon Proud Awards Night Celebrating Volunteers and Pioneers was held Wednesday night at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.

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After serving two terms as town councillor covering six years from 2004 to 2010 and serving ten years as the Facility Manager Supportive Living Alberta Health Services (AHS) at Aspen House, Donna Phinney is ready for an early retirement.

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Sitting on a folding chair behind the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association (SRCWA) booth at the recent trade show, the watchdog organization's new president Bonny Swart-Attwood is an approachable and witty head to the organization dedicated to being extra eyes and ears for the Morinville RCMP Detachment.