Putnam and Lawson partner Andrew Lawson will join four friends from Calgary in cycling 300 kilometres through Guatemala as a fundraiser for Cause Canada and maternal health. The group leaves Sept. 27 and returns Thanksgiving weekend.
The first couple weeks of September are exciting ones for a Morinville father and son. Chad and Morgan Melchert head out of province on separate adventures. Chad is off to Halifax for the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards where he is up for the All-star Band Drummer of the Year Award once again. His son Chad is off to Brandon, Manitoba to play in a baseball tournament with Team Alberta’s U15 team.
Kraft Hockeyville presented Morinville for Hockeyville organizer Wayne Gatza and Mayor Lisa Holmes with a cheque for $25,000, monies the community received for finishing in the Top 10. From left: Councillor Nicole Boutestein, Paul Smith of Smith Music (Hockeyville song), Stephen Dafoe of Morinville News (Hockeyville video), Wayne Gatza Organizer of the Morinville Kraft Hockeyville, Joe Kozakewich, Sales Representative Kraft Canada Inc. and Mayor Lisa Holmes. In front young hockey players Kayla Kluss, Alyssa Palma and Owen Kluss.
The Town of Morinville is the recipient of the Providing Health Education Award.
Melonie Dziwenka, FCSS/Community Program Coordinator said she received an email Aug. 25 from Patrick MacQuarrie, Program Officer - Communities Choose Well, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA).
Legal resident, Arinn Young, and the Canadian Parapan Am Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team, captured silver at the Toronto 2015 Games on Friday after dropping the gold-medal final 80-72 to the United States. The silver-medal finish earns Young's team a berth into the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
It’s balloons and barbecues this Friday as Morinville Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic (8807 100 Street) opens their doors to clients and non-clients to celebrate their first anniversary in Morinville. The barbecue and cake events run Aug. 14 from noon until 1 p.m. and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
by Lucie Roy
Sturgeon County resident Rosa Semenchuk, alongside her teammate Vivian Oko of Westlock, won gold at the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games. The gold medal was in the Pickleball 65+ Women’s Doubles event, which qualifies the duo for the Nationals to be held in Ontario next year.
The Ray McDonald Sports Center will be the venue for an end-of-summer community celebration Aug. 29.
The Town of Morinville is planning a day-long event they are calling a "wonderful way to wrap up summer."
After several years of super success, Morinville Ladies are in "baby trouble" Two of the team have newborns and four more are expecting their own bundles of joy this side of October. Clearly, there is something special in our local water wells.
The Town of Morinville is extending the deadline for this year's Tour de l'Alberta until Aug. 5, and have been actively promoting the event in the hopes of getting more riders.
Global Edmonton’s Morning News featured an interview with Tour de l’Alberta Organizing Committee members Schaun Goodeve and Felicity Bergman July 24.