Community briefs

Hurry Hard and learn to curl

The Morinville Curling Club will be giving residents a chance to learn a bit about curling this weekend. The club will hold an open house Saturday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at the rink.

All that is needed is a pair of clean running shoes and the desire to give it a try.

4 the Love of the Game

Twenty-four years after Novice hockey player Dennis Blair Borduzak passed away, his memory is kept alive through a memorial tournament now in its 16th year. The annual 4 the Love of the Game Tournament was to kick off in Morinville and Legal Thursday and continues through until Sunday. Thursday’s games were cancelled due to weather. The event will commence Friday, bringing together 18 teams for a full weekend of hockey action. Final tournament games will be played Mar. 24.

“This tournament is highly anticipated by our local players, and ends the hockey season on a special note for all who participate,” said organizer Lara Thompson. “The kids who are hosting this tournament are proud to show off their town to the visiting teams, and they’re excited to have their family and friends watch them play hockey. The sense of community they develop from participating in an event like this will stay with them for years to come.”

The memorial tournament is a fundraising opportunity for the association and is also a great way to showcase Morinville and Legal.
Admission to the four days of Novice hockey action is free; however, attendees will be able to contribute through a raffle table, 50/50 draws and Plinko games. “Our raffle table boasts over 50 prizes donated by local businesses, with more coming in every day,” said Tournament Raffle Coordinator Angela Langley.” There’s something for everyone – including a hockey stick from the Edmonton Oilers, signed by the entire team.”

Thursday’s cancelled games will not be replayed. Those games will be registered as tie games.

Enbridge award

In early February 2013, Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines launched the “Leading Spirits” Youth Achievement Award.

“Leading Spirits” is a pilot initiative to support and celebrate youth from grades 7 – 12 who are working towards grade 12 completion, and who excel in areas including but not limited to, culture, sport, academics and most importantly – attitude or spirit. The “Leading Spirits” nomination committee will select 50 award recipients who will receive an iPad and letter of recognition.

Applications for these awards are due April 30, 2013.

If you would like a copy of the application form click here.

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