24 April 2020

Message to our Members

Due to the Covid-19 Virus, SRCWA meetings and events have been cancelled until further notice.

An increase in her work schedule has resulted in Bonny Attwood-Swart resignation as SRCWA President. Viviane Pezer has graciously volunteered to take over as interim President. Treasurer, Robert Chapman and Secretary, Carol Okerman have agreed to remain forming your Executive Board until such time as we can have an election.

Scott Campbell relinquished his position as Communication and Webmaster. He is assisting with the transition of our Website and E-mail.

SRCWA has sent their condolences to Commander Chris Palfy and all our RCMP members at the Morinville Detachment regarding the horrific incident that occurred in Eastern Canada. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Commander Chris Palfy was very appreciative of the public's concern for their local officers and sent his Thank You.

We encourage our members to keep vigilant and report any criminal or suspicious activity. If you see a crime in progress, Dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(Tips), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3Tips" app. 

The 2020 Poster Contest was a great success with over 196 entries. SRCWA would like to thank students, teachers and parents for participating. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 Virus we were unable to hold our annual Poster Contest Awards Night. Certificates and awards were mailed out to the winners. Wynter Skaret from Camilla School in RQB was our big winner this year, taking First Place in SRCWA Poster Contest and First Place in APRCWA Poster Contest. Many thanks go out to all our winners and to those who entered our Contest. We look forward to receiving you Posters next year.

Winners of SRCWA 2020 Poster Contest:

Grade One:      SRCWA First Place          Austin Wurz            Morinville Colony School
                           SRCWA Second Place     Jeremy Wurz           Morinville Colony School
                           SRCWA Third Place        Eric Wurz                 Morinville Colony School

 Grade Two:    SRCWA First Place          Wynter Skaret         Camilla School, RQB
                          APRCWA First Place        Wynter Skaret        Camilla School, RQB
                          SRCWA Second Place      Liam Schenk           Namao School
                          SRCWA Third Place         Ally Okerman         Namao School 

Grade Three:  SRCWA First Place          Chantel Wurz           Morinville Colony School
                          SRCWA Second Place      Leneah Wurz           Morinville Colony School
                          SRCWA Third Place         Paisley Gilmer         Bon Accord Community School

Grade Four:   SRCWA First Place           Lorelei Clark            Bon Accord Community School
                         SRCWA Second Place       Blayke Babiuk         Bon Accord Community School
                         SRCWA Third Place          Hadassah Wurz      Morinville Colony School

Grade Five:    SRCWA First Place           Amelia MacMillan  Camilla School, RQB 
                         SRCWA Second Place       Jack Lutz                  Camilla School, RQB
                         SRCWA Third Place          Sawyer Measner      Sturgeon Heights School

Grade Six:      SRCWA First Place           Charlton Crawley    Camilla School, RQB
                         SRCWA Second Place       Kale Okerman          Namao School
                         SRCWA Third Place          Zachary Brown        Camilla School, RQB

Grade Seven: SRCWA First Place           Ava Blaker                 Gibbons School
                         SRCWA Second Place      Meredith Wurz         Morinville Colony School
                         SRCWA Third Place         Kayla Smith               Gibbons School

Grade Eight:  SRCWA First Place          Shelby Hammer        Gibbons School
                         SRCWA Second Place      Teagan Lee                 Gibbons School
                         SRCWA Third Place         Abigail Power            Gibbons School

Grade Nine:   SRCWA First Place          Arabelle Love             Gibbons School
                         SRCWA Second Place     Amy Susan Wurz       Morinville Colony School
                         SRCWA Third Place        Demaris Hofer           Morinville Colony School

Carol Okerman
Secretary / Poster Contest Director



22 April 2020

Hello All Members of SRCWA

Hello Members,

Wishing you all the best during these different times.

We are asking that you continue being the eyes and the ears for our RCMP.
Remember to make sure you report ANY suspicious activity.

We continue to look for people who would be interested in volunteering for different positions in our rural crime watch association.

Please contact us if you would be interested.

Viviane Pezer
President SRCWA

26 March 2020

SRCWA Open Postitions

We have several open positions that we are seeking volunteers for:


There are also several open Zone Director positions.

If you are interested or have any questions about the duties of any of these positions please contact us at sturgeonrcwa@gmail.com

19 March 2020

Cancelled - Volunteer Appreciation/Sturgeon Proud Awards

As part of the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Sturgeon County is taking actions following the direction of Alberta Health Services.  As a result, we are cancelling all large scale events and community engagements. These events are being cancelled to minimize public transmission of the virusTherefore, the Volunteer Appreciation/Sturgeon Proud Awards event, which was scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020, has been cancelled until further notice. 

​Also note, in response to the increased health measures surrounding the spread of COVID-19, all Sturgeon County Buildings have been closed to the public at this time as well.  Family & Community Support Service’s staff are working from home and can be reached by email or telephone through regular contact numbers. 
We will be reaching out to all our nominees in the near future to make arrangements for the distribution of the volunteer awards and how that will occur going forward.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

All SRCWA events cancelled

Due to Provincial guidelines we have suspended all SRCWA events until further notice.
The AGM and Poster Contest Awards Night have been cancelled. Winners will be notified and awards will be mailed out. A list of winners and their school will be published upon notification to parents.

17 March 2020

Country Living Expo cancelled

Due to recent events regarding Covid 19, we will be cancelling the Country Living Expo. We do hope to host the event next year and welcome your involvement at that time

5 March 2020

March SRCWA meeting

Our March meeting will be held on Tuesday March 10 @ 7:00PM at the Morinville Provincial building

Everyone is welcome to attend, members and non-members.

Hope to see you there.

24 February 2020

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Current Town of Morinville Volunteer Opportunities:

French Heritage Celebration
Ticket Taker/Manning Emergency Exits
Scan guests tickets with easy to use hand held device. Sit and man emergency exits during dinner and show. Honourarium provided to group, dinner included.
Location:                   MCCC
Date:                          Friday, March 6
Commitment time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.  (Event is 6 -8 p.m.)
Volunteers:              Group of 4-6  volunteers 18+
Contact:                    kathleen.ducahrme@morinville.ca

Easter Egg Hunt
Egg Runners – Run and take bins of plastic Easter eggs outside to scatter for the kids to hunt them and help set up and cleanup of eggs. Event is snow, rain or shine so dress accordingly. Honourarium provided to group.
Location:                   MCCC
Date:                          Saturday, April 11
Commitment time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Event is 10 to 11 a.m.)
Volunteers:              Group of 8-10 volunteers ages 13+ with a minimum of 1 parent supervisor
Contact:                    kathleen.ducahrme@morinville.ca

Handing Out Chocolate Treats
Hand out chocolate treats  to egg hunters and help set up and take down. Volunteers will sit at tables and hand out chocolates to egg hunters when they hand in 10 eggs.  Honourarium provided to group.
Location:                   MCCC
Date:                          Saturday, April 11
Commitment time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Event is 10 to 11 a.m.)
Volunteers:              Group of 8-10 volunteers ages 13+ with a minimum of 1 parent supervisor
Contact:                    kathleen.ducahrme@morinville.ca

Other Local Volunteer Opportunities Available:

Sturgeon Victim Services 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament Volunteers
Sturgeon Victim Services is hosting a charity golf tournament and is in need of many volunteers for various duties.
Location:                   Cardiff Golf and Country Club
Date:                          Monday, June 22
Commitment time: Various
Volunteers:              Various
Contact:                    Kristine - Sturgeon Victim Services 780-939-4590 sturgeonvictimservices@shaw.ca

6 February 2020

February SRCWA Meeting

Our February meeting will be held on Tuesday February 11 @ 7:00PM at the Morinville Provincial building

Everyone is welcome to attend, members and non-members.

Hope to see you there.

14 January 2020

January Meeting CANCELLED

Our monthly meeting scheduled for tonight (January 14, 2020) has been CANCELLED due to the extreme cold weather.

7 January 2020

Athabasca - Assault on Police Officer

December 23, 2019
Athabasca RCMP - Assault on Police Officer

Athabasca, Alta - On December 21, 2019 shortly after Midnight, two Athabasca RCMP members were on patrol on the Jean Baptiste Gambler No. 183 reserve near Calling Lake, Alberta. Police spotted a male and female walking on Park Drive. Both parties were known to be wanted on outstanding warrants. Police stopped the car and advised the suspects that they were under arrest. The suspects fled across the roadway. Police pursued the male on foot towards the tree line. As police closed the distance to tackle the suspect, the male suspect turned and swung the machete at the police officer. The officer was able to avoid getting struck by the machete, and pushed the suspect to the ground. The other officer followed the suspect to the ground, and a fight ensued.  The officer successfully removed the machete from the hands of the suspect before effecting the arrest without further incident. 
Joel Houle-Auger 28 yrs old from Calling Lake, Alta was taken before a justice of the peace and charged with the following offenses:
  • Assault on Police Officer
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order X 2
  • Possess break-in tools
  • Resist/Obstruct Police Officer
Joel Houle-Auger was released from custody on a Release Order with conditions to appear in Athabasca Provincial Court on January 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.