Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Stories on local artists, writers and entertainers.

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The Mar. 5 Bob Cates: Comedy in Motion show drew an audience of approximately 200 out for the afternoon matinee and all of them to their feet at the conclusion of the 90-minute show.

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Here's what our cameras caught this week.

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Following a brief presentation recapping their previous year of shows and programming, Morinville’s Community Services Department, which operates programming at the Community Cultural Centre and elsewhere in town, gave a presentation to Council that lead to smiles from Administration, and those on Council. The presentation was lead by Ryan Telfer, Interim Events and Culture Coordinator and Kathleen Ducharme, Culture and Events Programmer.

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Blue, white and pink flags are now flying over municipalities in Alberta as communities began raising the Franco-Albertan flag in honour of Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), running Mar. 2 to 22. Morinville gathered Students from multiple schools to witness the hoisting of the Franco-Albertan flag in St. Jean Baptiste Park Thursday at noon.

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have launched a contest for children. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the RCMP are looking for young Canadians to help name 14 foals born recently at the RCMP breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario.

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Just over a month after packing Smith Plaza for Dinner Time in the Maritimes, an evening of East Coast food and music, the Champion Regional Series is laying down their next event - Eat, Drink and Be Irish, an evening of Irish food, beer, and food.

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Last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting involved an agenda item that should be recognizable for residents who have followed Council over the years, the annual report from Murray Knight of the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society on the outcome of 2016’s Canada Day celebrations. The organization has been responsible for one of Morinville’s largest annual events for years, receiving funding from the Town and the Federal government to organize volunteers who disperse Canadian flags on lawns, coordinate the fireworks display, and decorate Main Street, and many other duties preparing for the event. Knight went through a full report of nearly all elements of the event, thanking Council for their support and informing them of the return of $1,725.46 of excess funds left over at the end of the festival, an annual practice for Knight.

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For the past 21 years, the St. Albert Bahá’í community has sponsored an annual celebration of United Nations International Women’s Day by recognizing the contributions women make to society.

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Champion Petfoods presented $37,000 to six community groups and initiatives FebChampion Petfoods presented $37,000 to six community groups and initiatives Feb. 23, part of its annual efforts to fund a variety of community activities.

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Blue, white and pink flags will soon be flying over municipalities in Alberta as communities raise the Franco-Albertan flag in honour of Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), running Mar. 2 to 22. Morinville is set to hoist their flag Mar. 2 at noon to kick off a day of activities.