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Gala to celebrate life and culture

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – Oct. 1 is a date to mark on the calendar for those who enjoy fine wine, fine art and a fine opportunity to support the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation. After a successful first year that raised more than $7,000 for the hospital’s emergency department, local artists and organizers are working together once again to support the hospital while bringing Morinville a cultural evening they will remember… […]

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Legal faces some monumental decisions

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Lucie Roy

Legal – The Town of Legal hosted a public meeting at the Legal School Sept 22 to discuss the community’s cultural vision and how the residents want to be represented. After the two-hour meeting, the decision is to have the residents of Legal present their viewpoint on a survey to be conducted in the next few weeks. The points in question include the location of the 20-foot wide by 30-foot tall steel monument (in or out of town), and whether murals should be installed on residential households… […]

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Centennial Concert Series opens with Lizzy Hoyt

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Étienne Thevou

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s Centennial Concert Series opens next Friday evening with a performance from Edmonton-based singer, songwriter and fiddler Lizzy Hoyt. Those unfamiliar with the entertainer’s performance can expect far more than a fiddle show… […]

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Historical vignettes being researched for St. Jean Baptiste Park

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Morinville – Musee Morinville Museum Directors Yvon Leblanc, Murray Knight and Andre Noel were busy removing the vignettes from the St. Jean Baptiste Park Wednesday morning. Some of the vignettes will be redone and the museum directors are already tasked with their choice of theme to research and compilation of information before meeting with the chosen artist… […]

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Bigfoot book launch

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Prior to Friday’s writer’s workshop at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, children’s author Marty Chan will be launching his new book, Barnabas Big Foot – A Close Shave. The Morinville appearance and signing will be the first exposure of the work, hot off the presses… […]

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Writers’ workshop coming to Morinville

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Those who feel they have a book or at least a story in them have an opportunity to take part in a writers’ workshop at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Sept. 30. The event is being sponsored by the Writers Guild of Alberta and is being hosted by the Morinville Public Library to coincide with Alberta Arts Days. Author and playwright Marty Chan, a former Morinville resident, will be teaming with Jessica Kluthe to present the two hour session for anyone who writes or has an interest in starting… […]

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Geocaching arrives in Morinville

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Hidden throughout Morinville are a number of containers and canisters, all part of a global treasure hunting pastime called geocaching. The containers (called hides) are placed in a variety of spots and the location’s GPS coordinates are put on a website devoted to the activity. People in the community and those visiting can then spend a few hours or the whole day finding the hidden caches and recording their presence in the log book… […]

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Prairie Gardens and Re/Max team for MFRC fundraiser

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Bon Accord – There will be quite a bit of hot air at Prairie Gardens this weekend, but that hot air is not being expended by a certain sharped tongued pirate known to haunt the popular tourist destination each year. The hot air will be filling the Re/Max balloon and hopefully filling the coffers of the Military Families Resource Centre (MFRC) of the Canadian Armed Forces Edmonton Garrison… […]

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Centennial Concert Series begins later this month

Reading Time: 6 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Comedy, song, dance and children’s theatre will all be making its way to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre beginning Sept. 30 with the first in a series of 10 concert performances organizers are hoping will hit Morinville’s entertainment and cultural taste buds… […]

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Corn Fest this weekend and we have passes

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Bon Accord – It’s three days of corny activities this weekend at Prairie Gardens. The popular destination for tourists and locals will be holding its Sweet Corn Fest over the Labour Day weekend – Sept. 3 – 5… […]

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Treaty Day offers Alexander a chance to look back and ahead

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – Band members line up in the powwow grounds of Alexander First Nation on a Friday morning, each member of the band having their name checked against an official list. With the name found and suitable identification provided, a $5 bill is handed to an RCMP officer in red serge to pass on to the band member along with his firm handshake. It is an annual tradition that dates back to 1876 when the Cree of Alexander or Kipohtakaw became a signatory member of the Confederacy of Treaty 6… […]

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Best Gardens Competition selects 2011 winners

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

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Morinville – The fourth annual Best Gardens Competition wrapped up Wednesday morning with judges viewing the handiwork of six local gardeners competing in four separate categories. As has been the case in previous years, there was no shortage of horticultural creativity in the front and back yards of Morinville homes despite a growing season that has seemed like more rain than sun… […]