Around the schools: Carnivals and Cabarets

It was an entertaining day for Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools in Morinville Wednesday. École Georges H. Primeau Middle School held a French Carnival and Morinville Community High School hosted their annual Grad Fundraiser Concert.Below are some photos from the day’s activities.

Carnival

Lucie Roy Photos

Primeau Grades 5 to 8 French Immersion students hosted fellow students and staff to a winter festival with outdoor activities, including a number of outdoor activities. The Bonhomme de Neige-Snowman mascot was also on hand for the celebrations. In the afternoon Gilbert Parent and Ian Porteous, both performers with Les Bucherons, were in the gym providing a workshop on square dancing and how to play the spoons. The performers used student volunteers to enact a story of the Voyageurs, helping the students learn a little Canadian history. Teacher and event organizer Travis Hay said this is third year for the French carnival. The event is open to all students as a way of introducing them to French culture.

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Volunteer Carson Hay works the sugar shack station making tire d’erable-sugar on snow Wednesday morning.

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Les Bucherons performer Gilbert Parent tells the story of the Voyageurs with the assistance of students Gabrielle Cimon, Taylor Elliott, Nicholas Krause, Cooper Vervynck, Chelsea Hagel and Cierra Paul.

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Primeau student Shelynn Paziuk was learning how to play the spoons from Les Bucheron performer Gilbert Parent Wednesday afternoon.

Cabaret

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville Community High School pulled students and alumni together for a Grad Benefit Concert Feb. 6. Organizers Kamley Parish and Angela Proulx, members of the Morinville Jazz Band put together a two-hour live performance at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre that featured eight acts, including The Canyon Rose Outfit.

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MC Rory Turner takes a turn as performer with a number on ukulele

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Justin Hogg, who will be opening for Canadian Legend Charlie Major at the cultural centre Feb. 20, performs an original number.

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Brittney Hubley (left) and Angeline Charrois perform.

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