The weekend in photos

Hot dog!
Joel Chevalier of Investors Group prepares hot dogs and smokies outside his office Friday afternoon. Chavalier and Erik Soderstrom of JDR Insurance held a customer appreciation barbecue with all proceeds going to the Morinville Food Bank Society. A total of $200 was raised through customer donations, an amount matched by the two businesses, bringing the Friday total to $400. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Ride on
A vintage-looking motorcycle and sidecar departs from a downtown parking space Friday. The Russian ride was actually built in 2007. – Stephen Dafoe Photos

Hunting party
This pair of Vespula consobrina (black jackets) wanders over a leaf on the shore of the pond looking for something to eat. The species, measuring 10 to 15 mm in length prefer forested areas and live prey.

Two birds with one lens
A willet skims the water of the fish pond over the weekend, casting a reflection in the waters. The long-legged and long-necked shore bird moves inland during breeding season.

Let’s play ball
Morinville softball players gathered at the Skyline Diamonds over the weekend for the annual league tournament finale. This year’s wrap-up featured 32 teams. Final tournament winners were not available by our press deadline. – Stephen Dafoe Photos

Stuart Trenchard tees off on the first hole of the Annual Lions Club Golf Tournament Saturday morning. This year’s event, a fundraiser for Camp He Ho Ha, drew about 55 golfers to the event. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

From left: Anthony Banks, Abe Giffin, Brent Clark and Lawrence Giffin received the Best Scorekeeper trophies at the Morinville Lions Club’s 6th Annual Golf Tournament Aug. 18 at the Cardiff Golf and Country Club. – Lucie Roy Photo

Stromner completes marathon
Sturgeon county resident and avid runner Cali Stromner completed her first full marathon Sunday as a participant in the Edmonton Marathon. The Cardiff resident began running two years ago with a goal of running a full marathon before her 40th birthday Aug. 21. Sunday’s full marathon was an opportunity to achieve that goal set two years ago and to add another successful completion to her roster of races. Stromner completed the 42.2 kilometre run in just over six hours and said she was appreciative of the many volunteers who supported the runners as well as her husband and children who came out to cheer her on.

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