Sights and bites of Morinville

Compiled by Staff

Something positive

Nine-year-old Ethan Duncan and 12-year-old Joshua Page were November’s positive ticket recipients in Morinville. Positive Tickets are issued to youth 18 years of age and under. When an officer observes someone obeying the law, they issue that person a positive ticket which the recipient drops off at the Morinville RCMP detachment or at the town office for a chance to win a monthly draw of $100.00. The project is a partnership between the Morinville RCMP, Enforcement Services and Community Services. The Positive Ticketing Program focuses on finding and recognizing the positive things youth are doing in our community. This is a dynamic approach to crime prevention and increasing positive connections, while working with young citizens to reduce crime. – submitted Photo

Making an Impact

Impact Ministries’ Soul Café took place Dec. 16, offering Morinville youth an alternative Friday night of entertainment and safe fun.

MC Jordan Lane opens the Dec. 13 show with a musical number.
Musician Paul Smith makes a cameo appearance to provide some musical backup for singer / musician Justin Hogg.
Shawn Nickerson does a little spiritual rap for the crowd.

Vanier lends a hand

École Georges P. Vanier School Principal Marlene Pelletier shows the donations from the school to Santa Store volunteer Linda Krauskopf, St. Jean Baptiste Church’s Father Ignacy Warius and Knights of Columbus members Henry Lamoureux and Fred Carlson. Pelletier said the school collected more than 155 gift bags, each having a tag for the appropriate age and gender of the child the gift are intended for. Lamoureux and Carlson had already collected items from Georges H. Primeau School, Notre Dame Elementary school, and Camilla School in Riviere Qui Barre. Dec. 16 was the cut-off date for donations, and Knights of Columbus volunteers were be busy over the weekend putting the hampers together. Hampers will be delivered to area families Dec. 19.

The 155 gift bags for the Knights Of Columbus hamper campaign line the school’s hallway.

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