Light Up the Night Festival off to great start

Country singer Gord Bamford opened Morinville's Light Up the Night Christmas Festival Friday night with a packed house of fans who came out to hear the Alberta singer bring a little country to Christmas and a lot of class to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.
Opening for Bamford and later performing with him were the Notre Dame Elementary School Choir. The children performed two Christmas songs to start the show and were enthusiastically applauded by the audience.
Up the road from the cultural centre, soul/rock group Rend performed at Higher Grounds. Carol-Lynne Quinn and Charis Logan (drums) were two of the four members who put on a high-energy show that blew Morinville away. The community is quickly developing a Friday night music scene that exists outside the traditional bar setting.

Saturday is Santa’s day

Saturday is a day full of activities as the festival kicks into high gear. Tomorrow night’s parade has two special surprises. One at 5 p.m. sharp as the parade begins (DO NOT MISS IT) and the appearance of Bonhomme Carnival during the parade. He will also be at the arena on Sunday on skates from 2-3 p.m.

Below is a chart of this weekend’s activities.

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  1. Gord Bamford put on a great show. The Notre Dame choirs was a great addition and nice touch. Full house, that is what I am talking about.

    Kudos to Higher Grounds for providing the extra Friday night venue. My teenagers like going there.

    Thanks to Santa for helping to Fill-the-Bus.

    What a great community Morinville is.

  2. Well said Mr. Krauskopf!

    The concert was Excellent (looking forward to doing it again next year), it’s so great of Higher Grounds to put on such a venue for our kids, and it’s wonderful to hear about all those filled buses (vehicles).

    Combine all that with this weekend’s festivities and we have the perfect way for our great community to get into the Christmas spirit! What a perfect start to the wonderful Christmas season.

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