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Elves and reindeer and Santa in July – Oh my

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – It might be five-and-a-half months until Christmas, but Cory Christopher and the folks at First Choice Tree Nursery and Garden Centre simply aren’t waiting. They are holding a big Christmas event July 15 to 17 and have invited Mr. and Mrs. Claus to come down from the North Pole to have a picnic with children of all ages on Saturday… […]

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Morinville Skate Park gets artistic help

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With little regard for the adults hovering nearby, a gang of nearly two dozen young people swarmed the Morinville Skate Park Wednesday afternoon, making use of an equal number of cans of spray paint to cover the popular sports park in graffiti. But the bombing and tagging wasn’t a case of mayhem in Morinville. The paint was supplied by the Town and the taggers invited to participate… […]

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Alexander hosts another successful Pow-Wow

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – The sun wasn’t the only thing beating down on Alexander over the weekend. Warm weather and a positive spirit combined for an enjoyable opening day to this year’s Kipohtakaw Annual Traditional Pow-Wow. The Grand Entry took place Saturday afternoon with Chief Allen Paul and other dignitaries lead elders, the RCMP, military and plenty of dancers into the arena. Those dancers in their multi-coloured regalia spent the day dancing to the beat of a dozen drum groups and the patter of MC Douglas Bonaise. Another Grand Entry was held Saturday evening and again Sunday… […]

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Streetheart draws an enthusiastic Morinville crowd

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre rocked Saturday night with the final concert in the Art of Conversation concert series. Kenny Shields and Streetheart showed although the flowing locks and skin tight clothing of the late 1970s have been replaced with respectable jackets and slightly receding hairlines the show has not been toned down by the passing of time. Nor has their fan’s enthusiasm for the band or their music… […]

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Latest Francophone artwork completely off the wall

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – The Centralta Tourism Society unveiled its 34th Francophone work of art on St. Jean Baptiste Day, but unlike the preceding 33, this one is completely off the wall – literally. At 20 feet wide and 30 feet tall, the new work of art combines the welding and fabricating talents of Louis Forcade and his family with the painting skill of John Ellenberger to create a massive three dimensional monument depicting the history of bilingualism and the history of French settlers and their relationship with the British… […]

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Art in the Garden now in bloom

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The third annual Art in the Garden opened Thursday night with a special opening gala evening, combining art, plants, wine, music and fine food into one artistic and cultural event… […]

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Art in the Garden set to bloom

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – With flowers blooming in local gardens, creating an artistic display of colour, designer Cory Christopher is hoping Sturgeon County gardeners will think about art in the garden in a broader sense. Christopher is once against preparing for Art in the Garden, the third annual event to be held at First Choice Tree Nursery June 24 to July 10… […]

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Smith Music students set to play the weekend away

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Smith Music concert series has become a Father’s Day weekend tradition in Morinville, an opportunity for music students of all levels to share what they have learned while gathering donations for the Morinville Food bank Society. Filling the bellies of those who lack the necessities of life… […]

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Community Cultural Centre officially opens over weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After several soft openings, including the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event, the Town of Morinville’s Volunteer Appreciation Night and the Art of Conversation’s Canyon Rose Outfit concert, the Morinville Community Cultural Centre had its official opening over the weekend. A forma gala evening took place Saturday night with a formal dinner, presentations and entertainment. Sunday afternoon saw the official ribbon cutting ceremony and the doors swung wide open to the community at large… […]