Morinville Sports Shorts

MPS educators readying to ride

by Lucie Roy

Morinville Public School teachers and staff are once again in training for the MS Bike Tour taking place in June.
Educational Assistant Lisa Olson is in her fourth year with the MPS MS team. Teacher Jenn McCoy is the team captain and 2015 marks her seventh year of participation in the event. Educational Assistant Lisa Adams is in her first year, teacher Ryan Olson his third, and Vice Principal Shawna Walter her first. Absent from the team photo was fourth year rider — teacher Monique Webb.

In the 2012 Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour Leduc to Camrose the MPES Dragon Ladies raised $1565.50. That amount jumped to $7424 in 2013, and in June 2014 the team raised $5095.05.

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Positive Playground

by Lucie Roy

Kites, baseball and sand toys were the theme for the Morinville Public School Positive Playground experience held at the noon recess May 5.

MPS Vice-Principal Shawna Walter said the Positive Playground is up and running in the primary and elementary playgrounds during noon recess and introduces students to a variety of cooperative games and sports that promote physical activity and put play back into the playground.

“It provides students with an opportunity to try out different activities such as baseball, parachute games, ball hockey, tag games, foxtails, sand toys and kite flying,” Walter said. “The program uses elementary and junior high mentors to organize and run games. It promotes cooperation, sharing, fair play and sportsmanship. Our students are extremely excited to go out for noon recess and join the daily fun.”

Above: Gregory Palmer was happy with the assistance he was receiving at bat.

Carnival time

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The Morinville Community Cultural Centre was the venue for youth between the ages of 11-17 May 4. The free event included some fun sports events, including sumo wrestling, a gladiator Joust (above), basketball shoot, and other games. The event was the first of several planned for National Youth Week.

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