Canada’s 150th birthday was celebrated a little bit differently in Morinville.
The Morinville Youth Program was selected as the charity of choice in Morinville for the ‘Canada Screams for Ice Cream’ campaign and ‘Kids Paying-it-Forward’ program.
“The funds raised through the generosity of our community will directly impact youth through different programs,” said Erin Debusschere, a youth outreach worker.
Morinville youth will be receiving $771.50 worth of gift cards from Sobeys, with the bulk of the funds being directed towards Morinville Youth’s Iron Chef Program.
"It's going to a good cause, some of it's going to be used for their Wednesday cooking nights for them to teach the youths how to cook and prepare meals for their own," said Shaun Thompson, Morinville Sobeys owner and operator.
In a second donation, the Morinville Food Bank received a $500 gift certificate from Sobeys for the Kids Pay-it-Forward donation (from the Morinville Youth Program).
"We saw the need for food in our own community and thought we could help out," said Ana Bochar, a youth group member.
Earlier this summer, the Morinville Sobeys held Canada Screams for Ice Cream, where customers purchased ice cream treats with proceeds going to a good cause.