The weekend in photos


Batter up!
Six-year-old Willow Cooper makes contact during a snowball game Saturday afternoon. Using a giant candy cane for a bat and a Christmas ornament for a ball, children had the opportunity for a little festive version of baseball. The activity was one of several at First Choice Tree Nursery’s Annual Santa Picnic. – Stephen Dafoe Photo


Inking up
Artist A. D. Richardson applies her creative style to the arm of six-year-old Katelyn Strand Saturday afternoon. – Stephen Dafoe Photo


Bring it on
Champion Petfoods Director of Operations, Robin Jean, helps unload a donation of pet food Saturday afternoon for the Morinville Food Bank Society. The company also donated some gift cards to local grocery stores for the food drive initiative held at Big Al’s Custom Hauling and Landscaping Centre. – Stephen Dafoe Photo


Cool Company
Town of Morinville employee Tye McArthur enjoys a freebie freezie with Now Radio 102.3 FM crew Friday afternoon. The radio station dropped by the Spray Park over the noon hour to cool of residents with a little cool treat. – Stephen Dafoe Photo


Positively impressive

Positive ticket winners for the month of June were 9-year-old Cameron Maynard for wearing his helmet while riding his bike; 10-year-old Elias Thompson for also wearing his helmet while riding his bike and walking his bike across the road; 11-year-old Breyanna Randell for doing school patrol and 13-year-old Alexandria Olthuis for using the crosswalk. Making the presentation to the two winners were Community Peace Officer James Alaeddine and S/Sgt. Mac Richards.

Positive Tickets are issued to youth under the age of 18 years old. When an Officer observes someone obeying the law (i.e.. wearing a bicycle helmet, using the crosswalk), the Officer issues that person a “positive ticket”. The person must then drop off their positive ticket at the Morinville RCMP detachment for a chance to win a monthly draw of $50.00. – Submitted Photo

Passing the bucks

The Town of Morinville’s Community Service Department handed out several cheques Thursday night, all part of the Community Grant Program. – submitted Photos


Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club accepting their cheque for their upcoming Tour d la’Alberta event. The event brings approximately 1000-1200 riders to town.


Sour Puss Baseball Tourney fundraising event for the Children’s Stollery


Morinville Historical and Cultural Centre accepting there big cheque on behalf of their Canada Day Celebrations


Morinville Lions Club accepting their big cheque on behalf of their park beautification project


Morinville Wolves Basketball accepting their cheque for their International Tournament they participated in. Council helped cover their expenses.

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