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2018 Break Free Gala Sponsors

posted October 16, 2018

We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors who helped make our 2018 Break Free from Domestic Violence Gala a success!

Building Lives, $2500

Access Pipeline Inc.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Redwater & Sherwood Park)

Empowerment, $1000

Cougar Drilling Solutions
Cyclops Photo Studio
Evonik Canada Inc. (Gibbons)
HIS Trucking Ltd.
HIS Tub Hub
Legendary Liquor
Morinville Dairy Queen
Morinville Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Clinic
Snap on Tools, Spruce Grove
T & A Services
Town of Gibbons
Town of Morinville

Courage, $500

Town of Bon Accord
GFL (Green for Life) Environmental Inc.
Graham Management Services
Lily Lake Village Resorts
My Strength Wellness Studio
One Great Store, Home Hardware/Bumper to Bumper Morinville
St. Albert Gazette

Hope, In-Kind Sponsorship

First Ticket Printing Ltd.
Infinite Event Services
Sobeys, Morinville
The Wheelbarrow Gardener / Florist
Transflowmation Entertainment

Construction Begins on Jessie’s House

posted October 3, 2018

Construction Begins on Jessie’s House

Safe House for Sturgeon Region and City of St. Albert expected to be complete by 2019

The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is proud to announce construction has begun on Jessie’s House, a safe house to support survivors of domestic violence in Morinville, Alberta.

“The JMMF Board, volunteers and our family have worked extremely hard to make this happen.  This is an amazing tribute to my daughter to be able to help families in need.”  said Lynne Rosychuk, President, Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation Board of Directors.

Although occupants are expected to consist primarily of female survivors and their children, the safe house will be inclusive, supporting individuals and families of all gender where able.  The safe house is the first of its kind for residents of the Sturgeon Region and the City of St. Albert.

At this time, the JMMF is still actively fundraising the remaining 40 per cent of the funds necessary to complete the build and support the first year of operations.  “This is a service that is absolutely needed in our area and we are so grateful for everyone who has come forward to work on this and support our vision, but there is still a lot of work to do.”  said Kris Porlier, Director, Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation Board of Directors.

The safe house build is the result of countless hours of fundraising, shelter tours and consultation with a multitude of experts from legal backgrounds, law enforcement, shelter employees, municipal planners, interior designers and other specialties. The build is expected to be completed within 12 months with the first clients being supported in 2020.



Kris Porlier CD, BSc, PCP
Director, JMMF Board of Directors
Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation
(780) 293-1437