Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Stories on local artists, writers and entertainers.

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By Stephen Dafoe Sturgeon County – A local businessman is in the process of turning his gardening centre into a living art gallery. Cory Cherdarchuk of First Choice Tree Nursery and Garden Centre, located just outside of Morinville, is hosting Art in the Garden, an annual celebration of outdoor art that begins tomorrow and runs for the next three weeks.

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]By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Alexander First Nation will be holding its annual traditional Pow Wow July 2 – 4, an event that has traditionally drawn aboriginal dancers and drummers from all over to take part in the three-day event. This year’s Pow Wow will see Douglas Bonaise as MC, Albert Dequaine as stickman and Kipohtakaw as host drum.

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – It was a music lover’s feast at Smith Music over the Father’s Day weekend. The school held its annual concert series – five shows over three days with the only price of admission being a donation to the local food bank. Approximately 80 students and instructors performed for approximately ten hours, singing and playing their hearts out with tunes, many of which were composed before the students were born.

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By Étienne Thevou There's plenty to do right here at home over the Father's Day weekend and well into next week. Dads eat free The Morinville Lions Club will be holding a Father’s Day Breakfast at the Morinville Legion June 20 from 9 a.m. until noon. Fathers, of course, will get to eat for free. Isn’t it great being a dad?

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By Étienne Thevou Sturgeon County – If you enjoy an opportunity to get out and enjoy the summer and all that Cardiff Park has to offer, then July 18 is a date to mark on your calendars. Sturgeon County will be hosting a day of family fun from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. with something for the whole family.

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By Stephen Dafoe Gibbons – Five Sturgeon Composite students took to the stage for an important show at NAIT last Friday night, but they really won’t know just well it all went until the voting is tallied June 18. Tyrant, a Gibbons-based metal band made up of Marshal Dexter on lead guitar, Mitchell Phin on rhythm guitar, Chase Stevenson on bass, Cody Nesbett on drums and singer Graham Beckett have been working their way through the rounds of Supernova’s Battle of the Bands competition in Edmonton.