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Students learn to make perogies

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Lucie Roy

Morinville – With rolling pins at the ready the mission was to learn to make cheese and potato perogies. Taste of the Ukraine was alive and well at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Nov.5 as instructor Marie Hurtubise got the one-day registrants together to learn how to make perogies. The class is back by popular demand. Last year she had 22 people in the class… […]

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Polyjesters bring CHUNK to Morinville

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – They’ve played for pocket change and they’ve played for monarchs, but the Polyjesters are soon to play for Morinville. The Nov. 18 convert will be the third in the Community Cultural Centre’s (CCC) Centennial Concert Series… […]

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Local dancer making the right moves

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The music kicks in, a dubstep mixture of bass lines and drum beats arranged to be repetitive but catchy. Toes tap in the audience as those watching the performance move in their own unique way to the beat and rhythm. But for Donovan Jarvis, the movements to the music are far from mere rhythmic toe tapping. For the 16-year-old freestyle dancer performing for the crowd, the movements are both personal expression and an integral … […]

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Historical play brings Morinville’s story to the stage

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One hundred years of Morinville history was brought to the stage of the community cultural centre Oct. 28 through a one-hour performance that combined song and dance with humourous and touching vignettes about life in Morinville from its first settlers to the present day. Streets and Sidewalks by Calgary playwright Jacqueline Russell was the culmination of the Friends of the Morinville Public Library’s wanting to be a part of the… […]

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Al Simmons bringing family show to Morinville

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Étienne Thevou

Morinville – Charming silliness, truly zany and wonderful lunacy are some of the words Morinville Community Cultural Centre Manager Laurie Stalker and others are using to describe the comedic and musical stylings of Al Simmons, who opens the children’s concert component of the Centennial Concert Series this Saturday night… […]

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Art gets interactive this weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A number of local youth have been framed this week, but it’s all been in good fun. Beyond the Frame, an interactive art exhibit from the Art Gallery of St. Albert has set up shop in the Morinville Community Cultural Centre (CCC) and has already had a visit from one school group and the 1st Morinville Beavers ahead of its public opening this Friday night… […]

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Community comes together to celebrate life and art

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Étienne Thevou

Morinville – Oscar Wilde may have argued that life imitates art far more than art imitates life, but for several hours Saturday night art was put on full display to support life. The second annual Celebrating Life and Culture gala packed the lobby and mezzanine of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre with Morinville’s movers and shakers all dapperly dressed in keeping with the posh affair. A total of nineteen artists put their work into the show, giving wine-tasting socialites something to gaze at while raising funds for the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation… […]

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Library hosts two enCHANting presentations

Reading Time: 2 minutesStory and Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Author Marty Chan was in Morinville Friday night as part of the Morinville Public Library’s Centennial Author Talk Series. Chan, who grew up in Morinville, spoke about his latest book Barnabas Bigfoot: A Close Shave and signed copies of this and other works for fans both young and old… […]

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Friday night’s alright for fiddlin’

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Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s Centennial Concert Series opened Friday evening with a performance from Edmonton-based singer, songwriter and fiddler Lizzy Hoyt. Approximately 60 music lovers came out for the inaugural concert in the series that will run over the next several months with a variety of entertainment genres… […]

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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… […]