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Home Hardware helps students with Fathers’ Day gifts

bird1Notre Dame Kindergarten students had the opportunity to learn how to build a birdhouse from kits supplied by Home Hardware. Manager Mike Porlier (Mr. Mike to the students) instructed students on building, air circulation, cleaning and how to make claw marks inside the birdhouse so young birds can get a better grip as they learn to get out of the house. The birdhouse are a Fathers’ Day gift from the students.

Clockwise from top left: Mike Porlier demonstrates how to build the bird house. Kayden Smith hammers the pieces together. Kaidence Biggin-Gold showed off her bird house before adding the perch.

– Lucie Roy Photos

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Canadian Pride

On June 10 Notre Dame Grade 1 students received a visit from three members of the Morinville Lions Club who brought Canadian flags, certificates and colouring books for the students.

Project Pride is an annual program for Canadian Lions Club where Lions from British Columbia to Newfoundland distribute more than 40,000 flags every year. The certificate in English or French describes Canadian diversity and the pride Canadians have in being Canadian. It reads: My country is Canada. I am free to be me regardless of my colour or beliefs. The symbol of my country is the Maple Leaf. I am proud to be Canadian.

Above: Morinville Lions Club member Colleen Turner handing out Canada flags to the students in Class 1C.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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Morinville News sponsors Carnival

Morinville News owner Stephen Dafoe presented a cheque for $1000 to the Morinville Public School Parent Fundraising Association Friday afternoon, monies that will be used to sponsor medieval knights and roaming superheroes during the upcoming MPS Community Carnival during this weekend’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival. The knights and heroes will be on hand Saturday and Sunday afternoon at the arena.

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Green thumbs

Morinville Public School students Brody Sketchley and Zander Chambers refer to their identification chart to locate certain flowers and plants. MPS Grade 1 students spent a few hours at the Morinville Community Gardens Champlain site June 9. Members of the Community Garden Club were on hand to teach students about weeds, plant identification, planting grass seed, bugs, the bug hotel, and composting Students also had time for a game of sunflower tag.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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Hats off to the Class of 2015

The Morinville Community High School Class of 2015 held their rehearsal Wednesday afternoon. Students held their graduation ceremonies Saturday night in Edmonton. This year’s graduates numbered 123 students.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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Mass on the hill

Thousands gathered Thursday in St. Albert for Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools’ Mass on the Hill in recognition of 150 years of Catholic education. The Division also held a 150th Anniversary Gala in St. Albert Saturday night.

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