The week in photos

A day for dogs

Jakob D’Aoust (left) with his dog Hopi and Korien Sampson doing the Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Saturday morning at the Fish & Game Association pond trail. The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is a national fundraising walk held in more than 200 communities across Canada. It raises funds to help train Dog Guides for Canadians with visual, hearing, medical or physical disabilities.

– Lucie Roy Photo


They’re TOPs in our books

The AB2316 Morinville Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) donated 140 pounds of potatoes and other food items to the Morinville Food Bank May 27. While the 14 members of the local chapter put the pounds onto the food bank van, they’ve been taking pounds off themselves. The group has collectively lost 522 pounds through the program. The group meets Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.

– Morinville News Staff Photo


Cooking for a cause

Morinville ATB staff set up the tents and the barbecue Friday afternoon to raise funds for the Stollery. Hot dogs and donations were collected towards their goal of raising $500 for the cause. Total amount raised was not available by our press deadline.

– Morinville News Staff Photo


An olympian visits


Edmonton Olympian Neville Wright visited Morinville Public School Friday morning.
Wright pushed the four-man bobsled to fifth place in Vancouver in 2010 and he competed on the Canadain bobsleigh team at the 2011, 2012 and 2013 World Championships and at Sochi in 2014.

Wright spoke of the Olympics, his career participating in them, and the bobsligh event. The athlete demonstrated the sport for students by using chairs to show the different positions. Neville spoke of his philosophy of I Can, I Will and I Do, and encouraged students to not get down on themselves. Wright took the time to meet with the students in the gym and in their classrooms, and present them an autographed card.

– Lucie Roy Photo


Church renovations

The steps and ramps of St. Jean Baptiste Church were ripped out last week to make way for new steps and ramps. Crews began work Tuesday on the project.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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