Around the County Weekend Edition

Compiled by Étienne Thevou

Morinville and surrounding area is abuzz with activities this weekend. Friday night and Saturday offer a number of possibilities for arts, culture and sports.


Book launch and workshop
Marty Chan will release his new book Barnabas Bigfoot – A Close Shave Friday evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Following the event, Chan and Jessica Kluthe will conduct a writer’s workshop. There is no cost to participate in the workshop. Those interested in attending the session are asked to RSVP to the Writers Guild of Alberta at or call 780-422-8174.

Lizzy Hoyt concert

Lizzy Hoyt – Picture On My Heart from JayCin Creative Cinema on Vimeo.

The Lizzy Hoyt concert takes place Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the Community Cultural Centre box office or at For more info, call 780-420-1757.


Sturgeon County Bounty
Producers and chefs from around the region will assemble at Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for the third instalment of the Sturgeon County Bounty. Full story can be found here.

Hockey Day in Morinville
The Morinville Jets will host a day of hockey with two alumni games, two minor hockey games and a salute to the military during their regular season game Saturday night. Full story can be found here.

Art gala and wine tasting
Saturday night will see the second annual Celebrating Life and Art gala at the Community Cultural Centre, a fundraiser for the Sturgeon Hospital Foundation. See story here.

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