The week in photos

Passing the bucks

Friends of the Morinville Community Library President Keith Norris received a cheque from Morinville Festival Society Chair Paul Smith in the amount of $1,689.05 just prior to the library’s Comedy Show Friday night. The monies is the Friends share of Farmers’ Market profits from the 2013 season. The Morinville Festival Society took over the market from the friends ahead of the 2013 season and committed to a 10-year profit sharing deal.

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Around the block again
A party in the neighbourhood can sometimes lead to bad blood between neighbours and a phone call to the police, but for 86 Street residents, the idea of a party was welcomed. Andre Houle and his neighbours organized their second annual block party Friday night, an opportunity to mix and mingle. While parents chatted over a beer and some burgers, kids had the chance to enjor a couple bouncy castles and each other’s company.

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Grilling for a cause
Drayden Insurance employees Hillary Pulsifer and Branch Manager Blair Shepherd took to the grill during a Fundraiser BBQ at their 100 Street office Friday afternoon. The event, sponsored by Sobeys Morinville, raised money for the Mayr family of Morinville. The Mayr’s 18-month-old daughter Blakelee was born with a rare genetic disorder that affects 1 in 10,000 to 50,000 children. The family are raising funds to attend a special conference in the United States to learn how to better understand their daughter’s disorder.

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Women helping women
Lynne Rosychuk, President of the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) accepted a cheque for $1000. from Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of Canada,St. Jean Baptiste Council President Betty McGrath June 19. Also on hand for the presentation was CWL Past-President Lil Boddez and CWL Treasurer and Chair of the event fundraiser Denise Touchette. The donation was from profits from the CWL’s year-end supper and awards night held earlier this month and attended by 100 women. Rosychuk said her organization, which provides support to women fleeing domestic violence, is currently working with five families. The money received will go directly to helping families where needed. “The support from the community has been amazing,” Rosychuk said. The JMMF also held their 2nd Annual Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation 5k run / walk during last weekend’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival. Details on how much was raised during the June 22 event were not available by our press deadline.

– Lucie Roy Photo

Rotary Pres Linda Kilian passes gavel to President Elect Brian Reed
Rotarians recognized
above: Outgoing Rotary President Linda Kilian passes the gavel to incoming President Brian Reed Wednesday night. below: Linda Kilian presents Joel Chevalier with the Rotarian of the year award for his Service above Self that went above and beyond.

Rotarian of the Year Joel Chevalier

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DARE grads
MPES Grade 5 students Kirstin Tolsma, Justin Idestrup, Paul Kirsop and Dylan Mead were four of the twenty-seven participants who received their certificates and mini DARE bears at the DARE Graduation held Thursday afternoon. After the ceremony the students presented their DARE letters they wrote to their parents.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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Their first graduation
above: Proud Dad CJ with son Kaeleb Smid at the Notre Dame Last Day of Classes and Year End Celebration held Thursday morning in the gym.below: Dextin Pomerleau poses with his graduation bounty. Four graduations were held Thursday.

– Lucie Roy

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