Around the town

Canadian acapella group HOJA members were accompanied by Primeau teacher Matt Loiselle for a few song segments during the group’s performance at Georges H. Primeau School Feb. 3. HOJA, formed in 1998 in Saskatoon, have relocated to Calgary, recorded five CDs and performed for more than 750,000 people. Their show covers favourite songs from the 1950s to the present. Each member sings a variety of different voice parts and vocally mimics a variety of instruments, including guitars, trumpets and drum noises. – Lucie Roy Photo

Instructors and attendees of the Board Development Program Open Workshop held at the Rendez-Vous Centre Feb. 4 posed for a group photo. Hosted by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association, the all-day event had more than 40 people from Morinville and area. The organizations from Morinville included members of the Citizens on Patrol, Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch, Rendez-Vous Centre, Ladies Auxiliary and Legion. – Lucie Roy Photo

Primeau School Assistant Susan Price shows one of 24 art pieces on display at the school until the end of February. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program circulates collections of art from the Art Gallery of Alberta to schools, museums and libraries. From Feb. 6 to 29 Primeau will host the Abstract Thinking exhibition. This collection of artwork from five artists: Allen Ball, Jim Corrigan, Scott Cumberland, Nicole Galellis, and Ruby Mah explores abstraction in the visual arts. Located in the showcases and in the library Price said many students have stopped to look and examine the many pieces of art. – Lucie Roy Photo

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