There are unconfirmed reports (i.e., I made this up) of students and parents gathering outside the Morris School. It appears parents were lined up on one side of the road singing and cheering while forming a conga line. Students of all ages were on the other side of the road sitting on the curb with their head in their hands weeping.
Does the activity in front of the school have anything to do with classes resuming after the September long weekend? The Morris School will be open on Sept. 6, for teachers. Grades K-9 will start on Sept. 7. Grades 10, 11 and 12 will start classes on Sept. 8.
With school scheduled to start the Morris Mavericks girls soccer team have been having some preseason practices preparing for the upcoming season. Practices have been taking place on the soccer field behind Southwood Drive.
Coaches Trevor Thiessen and Jenna Skoglund indicated they have 19 girls participating this year. The coaches are happy there are a mix of girls from different ages. It is of benefit to the team to have younger players developing soccer skills so they can replace older players that will graduate after this year.
On Aug. 26, the Morris Army Cadet Corps held a fund raiser at the Co-op Gas Bar and Convenience Store on First Street.
The organizers picked a great venue to host the event. Motor vehicle drivers were stopping for gas and a bite to eat. For $2 customers could purchase a hot dog hot off the barbeque and a cold drink from the cooler of ice.
The Army Cadet Corp made $202. They would like to thank the Sun Valley Co-op for taking initiative and helping them with the fundraiser. A portion of the monies raised will go towards helping some cadets travel to Vimy, France to commemorate the 100th Aniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Another portion of the money will go towards ongoing costs of running the Cadet Corp. Fundraising is one way that keeps the program running.
Gisele Poersch, manager of the Co-op was on hand to keep the propane gas flowing and sundries consumed and re-stocked. Lieutenant Roxanne Maynard was commanding the Corp activities. Kathy Whidden, a mom who came from Stuartburn, Manitoba looked after the cash box. Mrs. Whidden enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer in support of her two boys who are active members.
The Morris Army Cadet Corp will be at the Morris Multiplex on Sept. 6 to participate in Morris and Area recreation Fall registration. The Corp’s formal registration night is Sept. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Morris Legion.
Lieutenant Maynard indicated on the formal night new recruits will be fitted with a uniform if their size is available or they will be measured for the correct size and receive their uniform in two weeks. The registration is for girls and boys who want to join the other 50 members from Morris and surrounding area who enjoy putting a shine to their boots.
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Sean Conway lives in Morris, Manitoba and contributes articles to the Southeast Journal, a community newspaper serving Rural Municipalities of Morris, Montcalm, Emerson-Franklin and the Town of Morris.