Around the community – weekend edition

With the nice weather in full swing, it was another busy weekend in and around Morinville. Here is some of what our lenses caught this past weekend.

Canned entertainment
Morinville Farmer’s Market Manager Korien Sampson takes part in a little carnival game action on the market’s opening day Friday, The ball toss game was part of the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation’s awareness booth, set up to provide information on container recycling. The Farmer’s Market is open Fridays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall parking lot. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Planting a colourful crop
Isabelle Skjersven assists with the planting in front of Hunters Print and Copy in downtown Morinville Friday afternoon. The local shop always puts out a colourful display of annuals each spring. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Reel good bargains
Jaiken Ralph was looking over some of the fishing reels that could be had for a good price at the Cardiff Community Garage Sale Saturday morning. The event was held Friday and Saturday. – Lucie Roy Photo

Tea time
Volunteer Nancy Lalonde serves up a cup during the Strawberry Tea held Saturday at the Rendez-Vous Centre. The event combined a light repast of sandwiches,strawberry shortcake and choice of beverage, enjoyed while listening to entertainment provided by the Morinville Jazz Band and singer/songwriter Justin Hogg.-Lucie Roy Photo

Members of the Morinville Jazz Band: Angela Proulx, Kamley Parish, Daniel Watson, Olivia Imbrongo and on piano Rory Turner, performed at the Strawberry Tea held Saturday at the Rendez-Vous Centre. – Lucie Roy Photo

Groom ball
Morinville was one stop on a multi-town and city adventure Saturday afternoon. Groom Mike Nyman of Edmonton and some of his buddies held a unique bachelor party, an Amazing-Race style road trip through the Capital Region with each stop focused on a different manly activity. Morinville’s stop required an impromptu game of street hockey involving the Scotia Bank parking lot and a couple borrowed shopping carts to serve as nets.

Impressed with the unique marital send off, the two teams were treated with iced beverages from Doug Adsit of the Green Bean. The groom, Mike Nyman, is in the pink shirt. – Stephen Dafoe Photos

Ready to run
Judy and Laurie Hawn were getting ready to do the Loops for Troops Fun Run and Walk. The 5-kilometre, 5-km team, timed 10-km, and half marathon event was held Sunday at Garrison Edmonton in conjunction with Canadian Forces Day. The Lecture Training Facility was the location for the race registration, a Canadian Forces Vehicle display, and military-style brunch. – Lucie Roy Photo

Tanks to the military
A member of Lord Strathcona’s Horse Royal Canadian Ldsh(RC) stands beside a Leopard C2, one of the tanks displayed Sunday at the Lecture Training Facility. – Lucie Roy Photo

In a past issue of our publication we ran a photo of what we thought was a baby great blue heron. We have been informed the birds are actually black-capped night herons, a species that stand still at the edge of a body of water where they wait to ambush prey.

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