The weekend in photos

This & That … and the other thing
This & That owner owner Amanda Jepson mugs for the camera with one of the more animated Halloween items in her new store. The shop, located at in the Westmore Plaza behind Tim Hortons, had its grand opening over the weekend. See out Sept. 26 edition for a profile on this new Morinville business. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Community vision
Legal Mayor Lisa Magera was speaking to open house attendees at the Legal School Saturday afternoon. The purpose of the Community Input meeting was to obtain the vision, perspectives and suggestions on the direction the community should be moving towards in the future. The full-day workshop was under the direction of Scott Vaughn, Community Development Officer with Alberta Culture and facilitators Jennifer Beyer and Angelo Murphy. Representatives from the community included Deputy Mayor Ken Baril, Councillors Albert St Jean and Trina Jones, CAO Robert Proulx, David Frechette President of the ACFA Centralta, Jamie Primmer Vice-President of the Legal & District Ambulance Service, Legal School Principal Raymonde Roulston and Ecole Citadelle Principal Michelle Baril. – Lucie Roy Photo

Not fiddlin’ around with health
Sterling Cuthbert was one of the contestants in the fiddling contest held at the Alexander First Nation Community Centre Saturday. The talent show included fiddling, singing and jigging contests was part of the Alexander Health Services 5th Annual Harvest Fair with the theme of Promoting Healthier Lifestyles. Other events included a bubble gum blowing contest, garlic eating and pie eating contest, kubassa eating contest, a flea market, face painting and a farmers’ market. There was an opportunity to watch and learn how to make blueberry jam. The biggest vegetable and fruit contest was followed by the weirdest looking vegetable or fruit. The days entertainment was followed by a barbecue supper and Hoedown Dance Contest, limbo and twist in the centre with prizes for couples or individuals.

Marlene Arcand, Director Alexander Health Services, said it is about promoting gardening and the growing of fruits and vegetables. An increase of diabetes in the community has lead to the efforts. Since raising awareness a few years ago, there are now about 56 gardens in the community. They also have earth boxes in school and the Seniors Lodge where vegetables are grown year round. – Lucie Roy Photo

That’s a big one
Arin Arcand was one of the judges for the biggest and weirdest looking fruits and vegetables CONTEST at the Alexander Health Services 5th Annual Harvest Fair held Saturday at the Community Centre. Prizes for first, second and third place wERE $100, $50 and $25. – Lucie Roy Photo

Burger flipper
Morinville fire fighter Ben Lamer flips a couple burgers at Sobeys Saturday afternoon, all part of the department’s annual calendar sales event. Proceeds this year’s fundraising efforts are going towards the fire department’s burn camp charity and to help finance the new joint training facility between Morinville and St. Albert departments. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Guitar man
Musician and songwriter Justin Hogg performs at Higher Grounds Espresso Bar Friday night. The coffee house’s monthly Hot Dogma open mike night kicked off its fall season with a wide variety of entertainment. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

A knightly duty
Knight of Columbus Paul Krauskopf flips a few burgers at the St. Jean Baptiste Parish Picnic Sunday. The event was held in the Rotary Park behind the Ray McDonald Sports Centre. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Just for kicks
Cole Morin plays a little soccer with an over-sized soccer ball Sunday afternoon at the St. Jean Baptiste Parish Picnic. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

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