February 14 marks a special occasion around our newsroom. Monday Morning News has just released its 13th issue marking more than three months of coverage in Morinville and MORINVILLENEWS.COM has been online providing Morinville and surrounding area with its daily dose of news for the past eight months.
Over that period of time we have had the unique opportunity to view all aspects of the community from its government to its ratepayers; from its volunteer groups to its leaders in commerce.
It occurred to us that there is much to take pride in here in Morinville and that perhaps we had the vehicle and roadway upon which to drive an award that would recognize the excellence that Morinville has to offer.
Not an awards ceremony like the excellent Business Awards Gala put on by the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce or a recognition of the many volunteers who are the cement that holds the bricks of the community together. Rather we envisioned a series of awards for the people of Morinville from the people of Morinville.
And what better name to give the award than that of our own community everyman – Joe Morinville? What better year to launch such a public recognition than Morinville’s centennial year?
Over the next few months, Monday Morning News will team up with MORINVILLENEWS.COM to create and coordinate a people’s choice series of awards recognizing the best and brightest Morinville has to offer.
For that to happen and for this to be truly a people’s choice award, we need your help in determining what elements of Morinville are worthy of recognition.
It’s easy to add categories for best breakfast, best pizza and best customer service, but we’d like to see the Joe Morinville award be something more than honouring our business community.
Most effective local politician, best local festival, favourite hockey team, favourite Morinvillian are but a few award possibilities.
We invite readers of both publications to come up with other categories between now and Mar. 31.