Morrin Community Calendar
Well, it has been a productive week for the villagers of Morrin, and first up, and the highlight.. .exciting school news! I mentioned that Mrs. Norman from the Morrin School had arranged for the travelling Missoula Children’s Theatre Company to come here, and they did, and they worked and played with our kids all week, and after just 5 days of after school rehearsals, they put on a fantastic show last Friday night! Thank you so much Morrin School and School Council for making this happen, it was so good! And thanks to Christine Burfield and Shauna Murphy who provided the piano accompaniment for the musical numbers and to those who helped with accommodation and meals for the visiting actors.
So, here we had just two acting residents, Anya and Stacey who arrived in a minivan at our village school last Monday, with all the props and costumes, background atmosphere décor, sound effects, lights and scripted fun and away they went with the production of... “Treasure Island!” Arggh...you scallywag!
And next up, I attended the monthly Village Council meeting this past Wednesday evening. It began right at 7:00 p.m. with the standard policy reading to have everyone turn off electronic recording devices (cell phones) etc. The meeting started with Endeavor Chartered Accountant Monica Faupal, who delivered a concise yearly audit report on the village finances. She praised the village leadership for good, prudent money/administrative management and remarked on how year after year, the Village of Morrin gets all the good work done yet remains debt-free. Once again, all was in order. And right after that, Allison Fotheringham from “Out of the cold” gave a report about the work she does with the stray animals in the area.
And following the audit report, the accounts payable and public works ongoing maintenance was briefly discussed and the big metal bins are coming June 1 and June 2. (Please NO paint cans, chemicals, bat- teries, tires, Freon appliances, building materials, or propane tanks.) After that it was noted that the village CAO received a memorandum from the Minister of Municipal Affairs, who granted an exception in regard to holding a byelection for the council seat recently left vacant by Al Bremer. Next, it was approved for the Morrin Lions community to have their billboard moved away from the schoolyard into downtown as the school has a nice new billboard of their own. At this point, the council meeting was disrupted by Joyce Webster, publisher from the Review paper when she took a call on her cell phone that was supposed to be turned off. She was asked to leave, as she was not abiding by policy. Following the interruption, the meeting resumed. Donations to the AG Society, Celiac Foundation and Lymphoma Foundation were announced. Next it was stated that Quinn Nelson from the Rumsey area, received the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. It was noted that the FCSS Summer Fun Program will run through July and August and 2 students from Morrin School have been hired to help with this. And, there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Saturday to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Badlands Bucks and Bows Archery Range in the Morrin Arena. Mayor Sue Lacher attended the event and gave some congratulatory remarks on behalf of the community. Councillor Dave MacLeod finished the meeting by reading a heartfelt tribute he wrote about Al Bremer.
So as you see, there is lots of good stuff happening here in Morrin under a competent village council, productive community groups and strong school leadership. And those are all my Morrin musings for now.
Until next week... cheers!