The week in photos – so far

Blossoms for the Cure
Town employee Brody Stoddart hangs a floral basket on a light standard Monday afternoon. One dollar from each of the baskets the Town purchased this year will be donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation where 100 per cent of the funds will be directed towards cancer prevention, research and treatment throughout the province. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Soccer time
Jaxon Yaceyko moves for the goal as Sarah Buchner attempts an intercept during a U6 soccer game Tuesday night. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

SAMBA in Morinville
A Giant crosses home base during a game against the Dodgers at Skyview Diamonds Tuesday night. Both St. Albert Minor Ball Association clubs were in town for a game. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

bitch slap-web
It’s out of there
Kelly Gosse of Bitch Slap watches where her ball went during a game against Bohica Tuesday night. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Planting time
Notre Dame Green Team students Hailey Van Brabant and Gracie Arcand were two of 16 students assisting with planting flowers and herbs in more than 30 cement planters June 4. The planters will be placed mainly along 100 Avenue.

The students planted flowers and incredible edible herbs, which included Rosemary, garlic chives and a curry plant.

St. Jean Baptiste Park is the only location where only traditional annual flowers have been planted. The cement planters being put downtown in other locations will have a mixture of vegetables, herbs and edible flowering plants.

The idea is for staff and residents to be able to sample some fresh produce as it matures. Signs and labels will be going in with the plants describing them and mentioning which parts are edible.

Planters at the north and the east entrance of town have vegetables and herbs as well as tomato plants in front of the Maintenance Shop and Town offices. South Glens trail has Saskatoon bushes. – Lucie Roy Photo

A barrell of fun
Evan Cogswell was one of the little Picasso’s painting a rainbow on the rain barrel on Tuesday morning. The program inspires children’s imagination and self-expression with hands-on art activities. The barrel will be going to the Community Gardens once completed. – Lucie Roy Photo

Cadets get their review

Photo by Lucie Roy

Family members and guests gathered at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 4 for the 14 Annual Ceremonial Review of the Morinville 3061 1 Combat
Engineer Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp.

Cadet Warrant Officer Paige Brenneis was promoted to Master Warrant Officer, received the Most Outstanding Cadet award and was awarded the Lord Strathcona Medal and Certificate of Merit, the highest award that can be bestowed upon a Royal
Canadian Army Cadet in recognition of exceptional performance in physical and military training.

MCpl Simonneau was a graduate of the Silver Star program, promoted to Sgt and awarded the trophy for Best Silver Star. Sapper Nakken was a graduate of the Green Star program, promoted to Cpl, and was the recipient of the Most Improved Cadet award in recognition of her work and the pursue of excellence in training. MCpl Brink was a graduate of the Silver Star program, promoted to Sgt, and received the Best NCM Award with a $300 scholarship from the Lions Club and the recipient of the Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence.

Sgt Allard was the recipient of the Best Gold Star trophy. Sapper McNaughton was a graduate of the Green Star program, was promoted to Cpl and presented with the Best Green Star trophy.

Cpl Hurlbert was a graduate of the Red Star program, promoted to MCpl and the recipient of the Best Red Star trophy.

Trophies, medals and promotions were presented by Mayor Paul Krauskopf, Commanding Officer Capt. Ed Bishop, League rep Ted Code, Legion representative Marilynne Kuchta, Reviewing Officer Mayor Ryan Southwood, I CER MWO Cotter, Don Summers, Lawrence Giffin, and Major Perry Area Cadet Instructor Cadre Officer from the Cadet Detachment at Garrison Edmonton.

Two individuals received special recognition; The Canadian Forces Decoration clasp of CD2 for 35 years of service to the Canadian Forces was presented to Capt. Ed Bishop and the clasp for Canadian Forces Decoration CD1 for 25 years of service was presented to Captain Rob Faulds.

On behalf of the Rotary Club Doris Jolicoeur presented a cheque for $1,000 to Captain Ed Bishop for Unit activities.

Other graduates of the Green Star program were Cadet Bozak who was promoted to Sapper, Sapper Hartmann who was promoted to Cpl, Cadet Martel promoted to Sapper, Sapper Oliver promoted to Cpl, Sapper Toole promoted to Cpl, Sapper Williams promoted to Cpl and Sapper Pasuta promoted to Cpl.

Other graduates of the Red Star were Cpl Flett and Cpl McKay, who were both promoted to MCpl, and Silver Star graduate MCpl Luomala was promoted to Sgt.

The cadets had numerous items on display for the guests and provided demonstration on some of the equipment.

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