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Career week poster contest offers youth an opportunity to win

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Local students have an opportunity to show their creative talents while promoting Canada Career Week and earning a chance at some prizes. Career Employment and Counselling Services (CECS) are sponsoring the contest; open to Morinville, Gibbons, Bon Accord and Legal students from Grades 6 to 12. Entry deadline is Dec. 8… […]

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Library to host handmade craft show this weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – This weekend’s Light up the Night Christmas Festival will have an old fashioned flavour to it. But carols in the park are just part of that feeling. The Morinville Public Library will be taking over the Morinville Community High School gymnasium to host their annual Christmas Craft Sale, this year exclusive to vendors who sell handmade products… […]

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Fantasy and science fiction author visits Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Award winning fantasy and science fiction author Jo Walton was in Morinville Thursday night for the third instalment of the Morinville Public Library’s author talks. The Montreal-based author has racked up an impressive list of awards for her writing. Nine years ago Walton received the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer and followed that with the World Fantasy award two years later for the novel Tooth and Claw[…]

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Award winning fantasy and sci fi author coming to Morinville

By Robert Jump

Morinville – The third instalment of the Morinville Public Library’s Centennial Author Series takes place Thursday night at the Community Cultural Centre with an appearance and reading from award-winning fantasy and science fiction author Jo Walton. The Welsh-Canadian author of nine novels is the highest profile author to make an appearance in Morinville since the series began this past summer… […]

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Students learn to make perogies

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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… […]