The week in photos


Dog gone good time
Lori Goodwin, a member of the Pet Therapy of Northern Alberta Society, and her English bulldog Gus visits with Aspen House resident Barb Jackson Wednesday morning. Goodwin brings Gus to visit with residents of Aspen and Heritage Lodge in Morinville, as well as to various lodges in St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan and U of A in Edmonton. – Lucie Roy Photo

Green for green
Ecole Notre Dame Elementary School teacher Nadine Trenchard, Kingsway Toyota Marketing Manager Aaron Goetsch, Green Team student Sofia Chvojka and Principal Marlene Pelletier at the presentation of the $1120.03 Toyota Evergreen Grant made to the school on Thursday afternoon. The school will use the money to develop and build four 20-foot by 7-foot garden beds students will use for their garden projects. – Lucie Roy Photo

In the 2012-2013 school year the Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds Program funded 95 schools and daycares across Canada. Nine of those schools were in Alberta, including Notre Dame in Morinville and Lilian Schick in Bon Accord. – Lucie Roy Photo

Tiggy Taggy – Tiggy Taggy – Hoy Hoy Hoy
One of the Brabec Brothers performs a beer drinking song at Oktoberfest Friday night. This past weekend’s Morinville Food and Jam Festival carried a German theme. The weekend kicked off with an Oktoberfest event at the cultural centre. About 260 came out for food, music and dance. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

The Vinok World dancers twirl to a German dance routine. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

All that it’s carved out to be
David Schienke looks at the pumpkin he carved with a bit of assistance at the Putnam & Lawson Pumpkin Carving table at this weekend’s Morinville Food and Jam Festival. The event was one of a number of children’s activities in St. Jean Baptiste Park. – Lucie Roy photo

Kareen Tucci tied for second place with Nicole Gaudet in the corn-schucking contest Saturday, each shucking 15 cobs in two minutes The winner was Neil Korotach with 20 cobs in two minutes.

Gerry Davis and his grandma Wilma Davis leading the Volksmarch Parade from Rotary Park to St Jean Baptiste Park Saturday afternoon. The Volksmarch was the prelude to numerous activities held at the park.

Literary affair
From left: Ashley Janes, event organizer for the Morinville Community Library Writer Jam, poses with mystery author Janice MacDonald, adult and youth author Shelley Leedahl, suspense author Eva Blaskovic, fantasy author Barbara Galler-Smith, and science fiction author Candas Jane Dorsey. The authors were at the library Saturday to talk about their books, answer questions from readers, and sign some copies of their work. Also in attendance was comic book storeowner and pop culture authority Jay Bardyla.
– Lucie Roy photo