Trapping the green
Morinville schools celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Mar. 17 with a bit of trapping the green. Morinville Public School student Kale Large shows the working of his Leprechaun trap, a de- vice surrounded by what appears to be Lepre- chaun footprints.
Notre Dame Grade 4 student Cade Van Brabant demonstrates his Leprechaun trap, a fun class project to learn three simple mechanical principles: planes, levers and pulleys, and wheels and axles.
– Lucie Roy photos
Irish eyes were smiling
Local lodges recieved a visit from the Groovy Gang Mar. 17. The group (above) took part in Heritage Lodge’s Irish Pub Party. Above right:
Jeanne Forest was ready for the Aspen House St. Patrick’s Day party where the Groovy Gang also made an ap- pearance. The St Albert 50+Groovy Gang is a group of people who like to sing, travel and entertain. They had three back-to-back bookings on St. Patrick’s Day.
Penguin on patrol
Cohen Eluik, Jaxon Strand and the rest of their Grade 1 class at École Notre Dame Elementary School received a visit from one of the West Edmonton Mall’s African pen- guins, giving students an opportunity to learn about penguins and see one up close.
– Lucie Roy photo
Mayor Lisa Holmes travelled to Edmonton Tuesday night to meet troops returning from Afghanistan. Here is what she posted on her Facebook page about the expe- rience. “Tonight I had the honour of meeting Sgt. Paula Marvin from 1 Service Battalion who lives in Morinville with her husband Duncan. On behalf of the town I gave her a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Vintage Petals and a gift basket from Vintage Glam, Kelly’s Bakery, Vintage Petals, Higher Grounds and the Town of Morinville. Our gifts to welcome her home are given in honour of her service and in hon- our of all of the Morinville residents who have served over the years. We are so proud to be a military community!”
Workers hoist materials to the top of the Blue Meadows Apartments, a 37-unit pet-friendly se- niors apartment building set to open in the fall of 2014. The project, located on 102 Street in Morinville’s downtown area is one of several projects taking place in the areas of 100 Street and 100 Avenue.
Baking with the band
Jessica Bozak was busy baking up cookies in the Home Eco- nomics Room during the Georges H. Primeau Middle School Open House held Thursday night.
Principal Allan Menduk provided an overview of the school’s programming, electives, Student Services and Support, French immersion, faith formation, student engagement opportunities outside the classroomm, and offered parents and students an introduction to the new programs for the upcoming year.
Parents, students and guests were entertained by a band per- formance and were free to explore the school and to see what Primeau had to offer.
Another Open House
Sturgeon Victim Services Executive Director Donna McPherson poses with newly elected Chair Brian Hutchings, at the organization’s AGM and Open House Thursday night. McPherson said SVS handled 466 files last year, a decrease of 25 files from the previous year. The crime rate for the region also declined last year. They currently operate with seven Board members and one Chair. Those interested in volunteer- ing can call 939-4590 or visit www.sturgeonvictimservices.org.
Morinville and Area Young Naturalist Club bird house building workshop held Sunday. More than 50 parents and kids were in attendance for the event.