By Lucie Roy
Morinville – Camilla School students Sheraton Eve Boddez and Kiera Berube placed first and second respectively for their School Grade category in the Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch (APRCW) Poster Contest for 2013. Boddez received a plaque from Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, a $65 cheque from Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch (APRCW), and $50 and a certificate from Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch (SRCW). Boddez placed first at SRCW level and first at Provincial. Winning entries at the provincial level may be used in the yearly Fish & Wildlife calendars and are published in the bulletin located on the Rural Crime Watch website.
Berube received a cheque for $45 from APRCW, $40 and a certificate from SRCW. Berube placed first at the SRCW level and second at Provincial.
There were 19 presentations made Tuesday night at the Sturgeon Rurual Crime Watch meeting with one student from Bon Accord, eight from Camilla School, one from Notre Dame Elementary, six from Legal, two from Gibbons and Steven Hoffman from Morinville Community High School.
SRCW takes part in the Annual Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association Poster Contest. The categories are Grades 1-9 and the entries must reflect the theme of Rural Crime Watch, Crime Prevention and or Report a Poacher. The posters may be in pencil, pen, crayon, paint or felt pen. The posters are judged in the category of hand drawn or computer generated.
The members of SRCW and guests who gathered at the Morinville Legion on Tuesday night also had an opportunity to listen to a presentation on Electrical Safety for Children. Presented by Jeanette Smith, Safety Education Coordinator for Fortis and the assistance of her husband Keith they spoke of volts, currents, insulator, power plants, meters, shock, electrocution, octopus plugs and used a hazard board to demonstrate some of the dangers lurking around the home and yard.