Stephanie Wieler's design won the contest and will be used as Morenet's official logo. (LAUREN MACGILL, Morden Times)
As the city starts rolling out Morenet to residents, the service now has its logo thanks to a logo design contest.
City of Morden marketing and communications coordinator Thomas Guenther said around 1,200 people voted for their favourite design during the week-long voting session.
The contest received 39 submissions, and a committee narrowed those down to the final four, which went to a city-wide vote.
“We wanted community involvement,” Guenther said. “We wanted the spirit of Morden and Morenet encapsulated in the logo.”
Stephanie Wieler designed the winning logo, depicting linked orange figures about the Morenet name. Her design won by between 50-70 votes, receiving over 400 votes for her design.
“I wanted to portray the community as well as the diversity within the community,” she said. “The people [in the logo] are all different shades. I wanted to show the diversity and the way [Morenet] will connect the community and give us more opportunities with the high speed.”
Both Wieler and her husband entered the contest, but ultimately her design was chosen from the original 39.
“I think it’s very descriptive of what our community is,” mayor Ken Wiebe said. “It shows unity, it shows diversity and it shows innovation. When I saw that I thought that was a good choice.”
Wiebe said Morenet installations have been moving forward. “It’s slow but it’s moving forward,” he said. “Our goal is still to have it all done by the end of summer. Everything is working as we hoped it would work.”