Spotlight on Seniors

Lucie Roy Photos

We live in a community where our seniors are an active and integral part of what makes our community great, citizens who give of their time and energy, often helping to remind us all of the secret to keeping that small town feeling that drew so many of us here to Morinville.

Village Noel
Cecilia Chevalier was busy putting together the miniature Christmas Village at the Musèe Morinville Museum on Thursday afternoon. The Chevaliers loan the Village to the Museum for the Christmas Holidays.

Hurry hard
Members of the regular Morinville Seniors Curling League play a game Nov. 24. The Seniors Curling League Flight 1, 2013, boasts a total of 16 teams.

Wind in their sails
Rodeo Wind perform at the second Silver Shoes Pub Night at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Nov. 24. More than 160 attended the sold-out event, tapping and dancing along to the country band.

Fraud protection
More than 20 Heritage Lodge residents gathered in the dining room to listen to an information session on fraud presented by RCMP Constable Luc Rogers Nov. 19. Many schemes and scams were discussed, including scenarios where someone calls and wants emergency money, lottery sweepstakes, winning trips by phone, receiving a cheque and having the person deposit the fraudulent cheque and wire most of it back to sender. Some seniors shared their own stories and experiences with scammers and the numerous phone calls asking for personal and bank information. Residents were encouraged to report suspicious activities to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or on-line at

Birthday bash
Heritage Lodge resident Gerard Borle poses with his slice of Birthday cake. Residents with birthdays in October and November had an opportunity to celebrate their birthdays with members of the Legal Chateau Sturgeon Lodge Nov. 18. More than 30 residents enjoyed entertainment from Bob Sych aka Bobby Austin. Heritage Lodge residents celebrating birthdays were Gerard Borle, Louise Gagne, Bev Bucko, Helen Kobar, Margaret Rousseau, Zoraida Barton-Cottle, Margaret Dalziel, and from the Lions Manor – Sabina Kinsella and Anne Chapotelle.

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