Christmas Festival winds through final day

Country singer Lisa Hewitt and her band performed at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre as part of the final day of Light Up the Night activities.
From left: Simone Chevalier, Lil and Gilbert Boddez were three of a small but enthusiastic audience for Hewitt's show and the art show that filled the lobby and mezzanine.
Local quilters and other artists were on hand Sunday for the art show at the cultural centre. The Morinville Centennial Quilt, created with a Centennial Grant from the Town of Morinville and through the work of many volunteers, was on prominent display for all to see.

In addition to the arts and country on display, local quilters donated 14 quilts to Sturgeon Victim Services.

The main auditorium provided residents an opportunity to view the Canadian documentary If I Should Fall, a film about the effects a soldier’s death has on family and friends. The film presentation was free with donations collected for the family of Master Corporal Byron Greff who was killed in Afghanistan Oct. 29. Twenty-three residents came out to view the film. many wiping away tears throughout the presentation.

Elsewhere in Morinville, the weekly free skate had some special visitors in the persons of Santa Claus and Bonhomme Carnaval.

FESTIVAL WEEKEND RECAP

Editorial and Saturday photo gallery can be fond here
Fill-A-Bus Record Has Year

For those who missed Saturday night’s flash mob dance routine prior to the parade, here is a YouTube video of the dance courtesy of Eva Scrimshaw.

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  1. What a great weekend it was. Too bad Sunday’s Artisan display, Lisa Hewitt and screening of “If I Should Fall” had a very dismal turn out. It was over before the Grey Cup game. You missed a terrific afternoon.
    Thank you to all the terific volunteers, the entertainers, the artisans, the craft fair, the parade participants, the hockey players, the fill-a-bus participants, the Breakfast with Santa, the people of Morinville, the businesses of Morinville and of course Santa for his very busy weekend at all the venues and anyone else I may have forgotten. It was a GREAT weekend.

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