Candle light vigil starts weekend of activities

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Morinville – St. Jean Baptiste Park be will illuminated Friday night as residents come together to make a statement about bullying. The anti-bullying candlelight vigil is the idea of MCHS Grade 11 student Travis Loseth who started a Facebook page for the event some weeks back and has been seeking community support ever since.

Loseth said the candlelight vigil itself will take about a half an hour; however, other elements are planned for the overall event to raise awareness and create community fellowship.

Loseth feels so strongly about the power of people to fight bullying that he is asking attendees to next Friday night’s candlelight vigil to sign a pledge card indicating they believe that everyone should be able to enjoy their school equally, feel safe, secure, and accepted regardless of ethnicity, gender, popularity, athletic ability, intelligence, religion or nationality.

The anti-bullying candlelight vigil takes place Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Jean Baptiste Park. The event’s Facebook page can be accessed by clicking here.

Soul Cafe

When the vigil ends Friday night, youth are invited back to the Morinville Christian Fellowship’s Impact Ministries Soul Cafe. MCF youth will be attending the vigil and starting their evening of entertainment and fellowship immediately after. The event takes place at the former Anglican Church opposite the Shell gas station on 100 Avenue.

Big band time

Tickets are still available for Saturday night’s performance by River City Big Band who will swing you into the Christmas spirit with a Christmas concert. Tickets are $30 – $25 for seniors, and are available at the door. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Soprano Sunday

Mezzo Soprano Krista Lessard and accompanist Shalee Konojacki will present an evening of Christmas piano and vocal classics Dec. 18 at the Morinville United Church. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations will be collected for the Morinville Food Bank Society. Morinville united is located at 9610 Morinville Drive.

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