Week in photos

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Safety first
Thirty-seven children between the ages of 6 and 12 took part in the Giddyup and Go to the Bike Rodeo event held at the Ray McDonald parking lot Thursday night. Peace Officer Cody Rossing spoke to children about hand signals, traffic safety, and proper gear. Helmets were inspected before children started the bike safety obstacle course and a ride around the block. Certificates and prizes were presented to all participants. – Lucie Roy Photo

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All that jazz
Blues Berries members Jennifer Hodge, Arnt Arntzen, Tim Sar and Andrew Millar on drums held two performances at Notre Dame School Thursday. The performances were titled Jazz, Jive and Wail and featured a variety of musical styles, including soul, old time gospel, lively rhythm and blues, jazz and rock-inspired blues. The students had many opportunities to sing along, clap their hands, and try dance move, including the Twist, Monkey, Shake and Rock the World. The performance was specially created for younger students to introduce them to upbeat tempo, danceable blues and jazz styles.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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Let’s Play Ball
Play Ball with choreographer McKenzie Piper was one of the more than 30 performances that took place during Dance Connection’s Year End Showcase held at the cultural centre Saturday. Seventeen Dance Connection dancers will be travelling to Disney Land July 7-13 to take part in the Summer Dance Classic where they will take part in two parade performances.
– Lucie Roy Photo

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Educational times
Notre Dame School was filled with activities for Education (May 5-9). Left: MCHS student Leith Hutton volunteered May 5 to read two chapters from the book The Three and Many Wishes of Jason Reid by Hazel Hutchins. For the first chapter he was dressed as Quicksilver and for the second chapter as the boy named Jason, both characters from the book. Students and teachers read along quietly with Hutton. Principal Marlene Pelletier said the book is about wishes and the classrooms will each have jars for those who wish to donate money to the Make A Wish Foundation.

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Mayor Lisa Holmes came to the school on Thursday to read to students, one of many people to read during the week.

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From left: Seniors Community Information Session Committee members Loralee Elliott, Day Program Alberta Health Services, April Heppleston (Seniors Outreach Worker Rendez Vous Centre), Karin Debenham (Town Community Development Coordinator, FCSS and Community Services), Rita Hebert (Volunteer assistant Rendez-Vous Centre), Stacey Danake, (Sturgeon Foundation Housing Administrator) and Gary Pool, (volunteer assistant Rendez-Vous Centre) with Kaitlyn Ross, Program Coordinator Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT. More than 60 people attended the Session on Alzheimer’s Support held at the cultural centre May 7. Ross discussed the differences between Alzheimer Disease and dementia, provided some statistics and outlined how dementia affects the brain.

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A Mother’s Day Tea Party with entertainment by Topaz members Margaret Lumley and Karen Kerr was held at Heritage Place Lodge May 7. All dining room tables were booked with family members getting together for the occasion. Two Lodge residents, sisters Margaret Rousseau and Florence Vranas gathered with Margaret’s daughters Paulette Rousseau, Charlene Hooper and Joanne Meunier and daughter in law Vivian Rousseau.

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Stacey Buga and son Mason were at the Morinville Public Elementary School PEPS Mother’s Day Tea held Friday morning in the school library. Other classes held tea parties in the afternoon.

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Donna Garrett, Musee Morinville Museum Operations Attendant conducted a tour for Notre Dame Grade 1 students on Thursday afternoon.

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Yoga for one
Morinville Youth Worker Brian Croft demonstrates a yoga move last week during a Youth Fitness Yoga Class organized by Croft and yoga instructor Lorrie Churchill. Despite making the program available for local youth, none attended the free event, held at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Msy 5.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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