Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Stories on local artists, writers and entertainers.

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By Stephen Dafoe Sturgeon County – Bull riders from across the province and as far away as Australia and New Zealand are getting set to bear down and hang on for this weekend’s Eighth Annual Tearin’ Up The Turf, co-hosted by the Morinville and District Agricultural Society and the Sturgeon Agriplex Society.

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By Stephen Dafoe Article contains video content and photo gallery. Morinville – The third annual Best Garden Competition wrapped up this morning with judges viewing the handiwork of seven 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.

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By Stephen Dafoe Article contains video content Morinville – The middle of a jungle might seem like a strange place to find a magician, but that is precisely where approximately 50 local children met Edmonton magician Brian Lehr Tuesday afternoon. Well, figuratively at least ...

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By Étienne Thevou Sturgeon County – While the line ups in stores selling school supplies is a sure indication that summer has more days behind it than ahead of it; the next 10 days offers area families a wide range of activities to take in within Sturgeon County.

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By Jan Buterman special to Morinvillenews.com Alcomdale - If anything might be needed to prove the diversity found throughout Alberta, the Westlock Meditation Centre might be a good choice. Situated in rolling farmland near Alcomdale, a few minutes northwest of Morinville on Twp. 580 and R.R. 270, the Meditation Centre has housing and outbuildings typical to most rural Albertan farms ...

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By Stephen Dafoe Gibbons – Outside a creation museum or rerun of the Flintstones, there are just not many opportunities to see humans side by side with dinosaurs. But now that Jurassic Forest has officially opened its high wooden gates, there will be plenty of opportunities for the two life forms to intermingle, so long as the humans keep to the park’s boardwalk pathways. ARTICLE CONTAINS VIDEO FOOTAGE

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Local gardeners have less than two weeks to register for the Town of Morinville’s Annual Best Garden Competition. Once again this year, judges will be looking to reward gardeners for the design and maintenance of their gardens, but also those who are practising environmental sustainability. “I think what it does is it showcases some of the yards and what some of our residents do to beautify Morinville,” said Morinville’s Recreational and Cultural Coordinator Melonie Dziwenka.

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By Stephen Dafoe Bon Accord – The combination of rain and sun is making for some tall corn plants at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farms, the perfect situation for the popular tourist spot’s grand opening of their annual corn maze this Saturday. This year’s theme is Alice in Cornland, a motif that spreads the Lewis Carroll creations through seven acres of corn.

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By Étienne Thevou Legal – Residents of and visitors to the Town of Legal will have the opportunity to celebrate French culture this weekend as Fête au Village fills the streets and parks with activities July 23 and 24. Although the annual "village celebration" pays homage to the culture and heritage of Legal’s French pioneers, it has become an excellent opportunity for friends and family to reunite in the streets. CLICK HEADLINE to read full story.

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Spending fifteen minutes with Lee and Sandy Paley before their afternoon performance, one is left with the certainty that the couple, best-known for their long-running children’s program Ballooner Landing, truly love performing for children. The Calgary couple, who have been writing and performing children’s songs for a quarter century, gave two area performances July 14 ... CLICK HEADLINE for full article.