Talk of the Town

Thanksgiving giving

On Thursday Notre Dame Grade 2 students were getting ready to help Ken Skjersven of the Morinville Food Bank to load the many boxes of food items they collected at the school.
Students collected for the food bank to remind themselves how precious the gift of food is and how they can share through kindness.

– Lucie Roy Photo


Taliyah Hann is excited snowman season has begun. The first snow is perfect for snow creations.

– Submitted Photo


Don Boutilier sent us this great photo of deer in the snow that he took over the weekend.

– Submitted Photo


Awesome Meeting

The Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce Luncheon meeting held Wednesday included guest speaker Gord Sheppard. A professional facilitator and consultant, Sheppard spoke on the topic of how to create awesome meetings.


ATB Financial Morinville announced the 4th winner of their annual Trip Giveaway. Brendan and Phyllis Duffy won 1-week accommodations at Marble Canyon in Fairmont Hot Springs, BC and $800 spending cash.

Visit the Morinville ATB Financial and any of our upcoming town events to enter next years’ draw

Left to Right: Jordan Vander Maaten – Customer Relationship Specialist, Darlene Lafond – Agent, Brendan Duffy – Winner, and Phyllis Duffy – Winner.



Sturgeon Foundation Silent Auction is still on until Thursday. You can find the details and bid here.

– Lucie Roy Photo


Good news for Community Gardens from AGLC was shared at the Morinville Lions Club meeting held Monday night. President Deborah Robillard and Secretary Tina Gougeon passed on the changes that AGLC has implemented.

In a recent letter, dated 22 Sept sent to all active Charitable Organizations AGLC made a notification that they had made a policy amendment to the Charitable Gaming Policies Handbook in July 2016 to allow community gardens to participate in charitable gaming.

Before the change Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC) allowed gaming licensing and proceeds to go towards programs as food to shelters and food banks.
With the change, under the policy Aid of the Distressed, Section 3.2 it was expanded to include community gardens that grow vegetables and fruits for food sustainability for families and individuals or to aid the distressed.

Agenda topics also included meat draws, red vests, mints, Blood Donor Clinic, Breakfast with Santa, Canada 150 year celebration, 50/50 draw, clubhouse and the Lions Western Canadian Challenge Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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