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The 21st Annual Tour de l’Alberta cycling event will take place Aug. 9, once again starting and finishing in Morinville. Started by Don Peddie in 1994, the Edmonton Cycling and Touring Club organized and ran the annual cycle through Alberta’s French corridor until 2014. In that year, the Town of Morinville became a major partner in the event and are taking an active role in its organization again this year.

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The Town of Morinville is holding a Sports Camp July 6 to 10 offering children aged 6 to 12 a variety of athletic activities in which they can participate. The camp will run from noon until 4 p.m. each day.

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More than 100 motorcycle riders are expected to start and stop in Morinville June 6 for a new motorcycle event that will support the Midstream Support Society. But organizers of the first Christmas in June Toy Run are hoping those without a bike will come out and support the event as well.

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Morinville Community High School and Georges H. Primeau held their Junior Track Meet Thursday, offering students the opportunity to be tested in a variety of track and field events.

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Jessica Weatherly will be competing in her last Youth Dart program in St. Catherines during the May long weekend. Typically, 10 provinces participate in the Youth National Championships each year. Weatherly is a member of the Alberta Youth Team which consists of two Senior Female, two Senior Male, two Junior Female and two Junior Male team members. Weatherly is joined by three members from Calgary, two from Edmonton, one from Redcliff, and one from Strathmore.

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Morinville Public School teachers and staff are once again in training for the MS Bike Tour taking place in June. Educational Assistant Lisa Olson is in her fourth year with the MPS MS team.

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The Town of Morinville is looking to borrow $1 million to go toward purchase of land for the new/arena recreation centre.

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The Sturgeon County Junior Roller Derby Association will have their first bout of the season in Airdrie this weekend. A black and white scrimmage in Holden later this month and a major junior invitational event in Gibbons later this summer are evidence the association is rolling strong.

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Sturgeon Hockey Club President Wayne Gatza and his board know hockey is an expensive sport. They are working to get the cost lower.

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Morinville Community High School students played against members of the Morinville and Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Detachments in a game of floor hockey Friday afternoon. A wooden replica of the Stanley Cup was the prize. The students were victors in this first match up. The fun game of students versus RCMP is scheduled to be an annual event. Opposite page: MCHS student Tyrell Brink with the cup.

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Thirteen-year-old Sturgeon County resident Brooke Froment is looking forward to a summer of basketball with Team Alberta’s U-14 team. The former Orijen Sabretooth and current MCHS Wolves team member was recently selected to represent Alberta in four competitions taking place this summer. Sixty girls tried out for twelve spots over three sessions, one in Calgary and two in Edmonton.

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Local realtor, Morinville Kings President, and Hockeyville Morinville organizer Wayne Gatza is the new president of Sturgeon Minor Hockey. Vice President Doug Nysetvold, Secretary Donna Nelson, and Treasurer Roger Cyr join Gatza in forming the backbone of the new executive.

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The Sturgeon Hockey Club held its Annual General Meeting and Awards Night Wednesday. Below are photos of this year's award winners.

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