Lancaster Park student off to Finland with Rotary

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile everyone was out enjoying the long weekend Victoria Kentfield of Lancaster was busy packing her suitcases.

Kentfield left Saturday for Oulu, Finland where she will be spending a year as part of a Rotary Club Youth Exchange Program. Oulu is the place of her host family and is a city and municipality in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia. […]


Rotary urgently looking for students to send on trips

Reading Time: 2 minutesOntario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia are the points of call for three of five Rotary adventures taking place this spring. The Adventures in Technology program takes place in Saskatoon, the Adventure in Citizenship Program takes place in Ottawa, and the Adventures in Tourism takes place in Kelowna. […]


Rotary Exchange Students arrive in Morinville

Reading Time: 3 minutesDenisa Rajska of Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, and Paula Garzo of Bolivia were invited to the Morinville Rotary Club breakfast meeting held on Wednesday at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre (MCCC) where Garzo made a presentation on Bolivia. […]

Arts & Culture

Stompin’ Tom tribute show coming to town

Reading Time: 3 minutesAfter a highly-successful, two night Johnny Cash tribute show last year, the Rotary Club of Morinville is following it up with a Stompin’ Tom tribute show at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Nov. 4. Tickets for the dinner and show are $59 per person and available at Home Hardware / Bumper-to-Bumper and online at Event Bright. […]


Boddez – an active part of community for half a century

Reading Time: 5 minutesGilbert (Gib) Boddez was born and raised in Riviere Qui Barre (RQB) in a family of six – two boys and four girls.

His parents Andre Boddez and Mathilda Belanger married In November of 1939 at St. Peter’s Church in Villeneuve. Gilbert was the first son, born in In March of 1941, and was followed by siblings Andrea, Simonne, Gordon, Lena, and Doreen. […]

Local News

Fingler reflects on year as Rotary president

Reading Time: 3 minutesRotary Club of Morinville President Sheldon Fingler has enjoyed his year of wielding the club’s gavel but says he is looking forward to getting back to being a rank-and-file member.

“I feel that when you sit up at the front, you sometimes lose touch with everything else that’s going on in the club,” Figler said, adding the Morinville club is an active one. “When you are sitting at the front you are more worried about following the rules and keeping things in line and covering all the bases. I don’t get to have as much fun as I like to.” […]

Arts & Culture

Rotary sells out Cash show, books second night

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Rotary Club of Morinville planned to host an evening of entertainment dedicated to Johnny Cash, but have sold out the show more than a month ahead of the event, prompting organizers to arrange a second show.

“We are in the enviable position of selling out the show,” said promoter Rob Shapiro, who told Morinville News a second show has been booked at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre April 22 with a dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 9 p.m. The original – ow sold out – show will take place Apr. 23 at the same time and place. […]