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Morinville Legion hold Awards Night

The Royal Canadian Legion Morinville Branch 176 held its awards night on 01 May with more than 50 in attendance.

The Pin Awards for Years of Service included Comrade Leo Brochu, a WWIII veteran and charter member of the Branch, who was unable to attend to receive his 70-year pin. The pin will be presented to him at Aspen […]

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Army Cadet Corps holds change of command ceremony

by Lucie Roy

A Change of Command Ceremony for the 3061 1 CER RCACC (Combat Engineer Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps) took place May 27 at the Morinville Curling Club with incoming Commanding Officer Captain Doug Marietta taking over for outgoing Commanding Officer Captain Ed Bishop…. […]

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Organ and tissue donation helps many

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Morinville resident Sylvia Flannigan’s teenage son Lee Flannigan-McMaster lost his life on Apr. 27 2009 at the age of 17. Flannigan and her husband Andy McMaster decided to have his tissues donated. The day before her son would have been 20 years of age, Flannigan bravely spoke of the experience at the Royal Canadian Legion AB-NWT Command District 8 Rally in Norwood… […]

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Arts & Culture

Student artwork advances to nationals

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Morinville Community High School (MCHS) student Colette Bachand is a great artist. Once more she has placed in the top end with submissions of her art work to various contests. Bachand placed first at the Alberta Provincial Level in the Royal Canadian Legion Senior Colour Poster Contest… […]

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Local Legion members attend rally

By Lucie Roy

Onoway – Legionnaires from around the region gathered in Onoway over the weekend for a rally. The Morinville Legion had 13 Branch and one Ladies Auxiliary member in attendance. The annual Rally includes Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members from the Branches in Whitecourt… […]

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Legion buzz raises more than $6,000 for cancer research

By Lucie Roy

Morinville-Legion and community members gathered to have their heads shaved for cancer at the Morinville Legion on Friday night. At the end of the evening the money raised for the Canadian Cancer Society Fundraise for Life event was more than $6,000 with a few more donations still coming in. Money collected came from participant sponsor sheets, a 50/50 draw, quilt raffle, food served that evening, and additional donations… […]

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Spooktacular day for seniors

Morinvillle – The Seniors Halloween event held at the Morinville Legion Oct. had approx 60 people in attendance. For those in costume the judging was made by their peers and the amount of noise they made as they cheered them on. Best Dressed Halloween costumes… […]

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Morinville Legion recognizes excellence

Photos and copy by Lucie Roy

Morinville Royal Canadian Legion member Lucien Beaupre was presented the Legionnaire of the Year Award by Morinville RCL President Emmanuel Allard. Beaupre is the first recipient of this award at the Morinville Branch.

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