Photos By Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – Saturday was a day for families as the Morinville Festival Society launched the first of what is to be a festival for every season in 2013. The winter carnival event, anchored by sponsor Champion Petfoods and Servus Credit Union, combined a street hockey skills competition, igloo making, snowshoe races, a free hot dog lunch, a firefighter demonstration, and a number of children’s activities. The committee partnered with the Friends of the Morinville Public Library’s Farmers’ Market and the Will Stroet concert, the latter sponsored by Servus Credit Union and the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, to make a full package of events in one location.
Approximately 200 adults and children came out to participate in the free activities. About 100 of those stayed for the Will Stroet show.
“This was an awesome festival,” said Festival Chair Paul Smith at the end of the event. “We had great community participation, the volunteers worked hard, and it was all possible because of our many sponsors. There were lots of prizes, lots of Farmers’ Market vendors, and it was a huge success.”
The committee will next partner with the Town of Morinville for a three-day festival over the Family Day weekend.
Below are some highlights of the day’s activities.