Morrin Community Calendar
Good day to everyone and a bright sunny one it is! We had a lovely weekend in Three Hills taking in 5 shows of our daughter’s ballet production of “Thumbelina”... a beautiful story with wonderful music and strong dancing...enjoyed it immensely! And the weather was gorgeous until a chilly storm blew in late Saturday night. Anyway, the sun is shining bright today and looks like it is supposed to be a warm balmy week. Soon, we shall see the fieldwork activity begin again.
And as things warm up and dry up, it is time to clean up ha-ha. Community teams have been and will continue to be out and about removing the debris of winter. If you see any crews out in the ditches, slow down and give them a wave or a honk of appreciation.
And with cleanup in full swing, the big metal bins will be coming to town June 1 and 2 and will be set up across from the Village Office, and as usual, one for metal and one for other items. These bins fill up quickly and are available for Morrin residents only. Please note the landfill will NOT accept chemicals, paint cans, batteries, tires, Freon appliances, building materials, or propane tanks. If you have any questions you may contact Annette at the Village Office 403-7723870. Also note THURO will be coming to town a few days later on June 5 to flush all the underground lines. This flushing procedure may at times cause a bit of backup pressure and folks are advised to keep toilet lids closed when not in use on that day.
So, the big, really exciting news today...wait for it... “Badlands Bucks and Bows” Grand Opening is coming soon...hip-hip-hooray! It has been inspiring to follow the group as they planned out the club and then started the big job of renovating the old curling rink in the Morrin Arena Sportsplex to transform it into a pretty cool indoor archery range. The people involved have shown a lot of good productive teamwork and camaraderie to make this happen... well done! Thank you to whoever started it and to all the helpers along the way. It is a really good thing for our community and members have been meeting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. to go after the targets. And no surprise, the Morrin Lions have stepped up once again in practical aid. This time around they have made a generous donation to help get the club on their feet and the money has been used to purchase a number of youth size bows. Anyway, this is going to be a happy party to celebrate all the effort and success! So, this Saturday, May 13 from 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. come and see! This Saturday, they will waive the drop-in fee that day if you just want to come and hang out and try your hand at this interesting, challenging sport. They will also have an ongoing silent auction throughout the day, and they plan to provide a nice lunch and even cake, how about that! The Morrin Lions members will be there for a photo op so make sure you are looking your best ha-ha. It is going to be a great community event so if you’re in town, then come on down...everyone is welcome!
And lastly, this Sunday, May 14, we also get to enjoy a very worthwhile, timehonored tradition...Mother’s Day. A delicious Mother’s Day brunch will be served up once again at the Hall from 9:00 – noon by the Morrin Community Hall Association members. This holiday is a special day that has been set-aside for over a hundred years and according to a written description, it is... “a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as the motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society”...a pretty grand day for a long time in Canadian culture and in many places around the world. So, God bless all you mothers out there and all of you who in some cases love and are loved like mothers...cheers!