No Picture
Arts & Culture

Gala to celebrate life and culture

By 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… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Legal faces some monumental decisions

By 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… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Centennial Concert Series opens with Lizzy Hoyt

By 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… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Historical vignettes being researched for St. Jean Baptiste Park

Submitted

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… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Bigfoot book launch

By 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… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Writers’ workshop coming to Morinville

By 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… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Geocaching arrives in Morinville

By 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… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Prairie Gardens and Re/Max team for MFRC fundraiser

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

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… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Centennial Concert Series begins later this month

By 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… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Treaty Day offers Alexander a chance to look back and ahead

By 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… […]