Letter: Festival Chair pleased with festival response

With this year’s festival wrapped up, the festival committee and I need to extend a huge thank you for the amazing support we received from Town Council and Administration. An extra thank you to the public works people who worked alongside us – not only as workers but like a big family that pulled together to make an amazing festival. It was clear that everyone cared about doing what was best for the community and giving festival attendees an experience to remember.

Business sponsorship is a massive component to make this festival work and businesses came from all over town with their sleeves rolled up ready to pitch in with cash, workers and hosting events.

With a parade of well over 100 floats, Friday evening midway wrist bands selling out, and record crowds to the Town Council breakfast, I think it is clear that this festival has become a mainstay in Morinville. I believe the success of the Loverboy and Canyon Rose concerts, Force Pro Wrestling and Servus Credit Union Aerial Circus shows the residents of Morinville have the will and know how to bring a city-sized festival to a town of 8,000.

And of course, none of this would be possible without the volunteers. We cannot thank you enough for all you did.

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Paul Smith
St. Jean Baptiste Festival Chair

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  1. A first rate job was done by a first rate group of involved citizens.

    I’m proud to share a community with you all.

  2. Paul
    You are a great leader and we all thank you for keeping the tradition alive and continuing to buid on the foundation in place to create such a huge event.

    Morinville is very fortunate to have someone with your energy and drive come to our town,pick up the torch and move our community forward for all the right reasons.

    Thank you to the town staff and businesses who took the time to clean trim cut and make sure everything was in place when all the guests who arrived in our community! The extra effort di not go unnoticed!

    Planning for St. Jean Baptitse Festival 2013 officially begins today!


  3. Paul and all Committee members, Town and all volunteers, fantastic job. Kudos to everyone.Bravo to the awesome wresting event.
    A big round of applause to all the participants in the SJB Festival.
    Thank you to all who attended the festival and supported this Morinville event.This is our community, Our Heritage, Our Pride.

  4. Thank you to the Festival Committee! Everything was wonderful and you all did a fantastic job to provide Morinville with a fun weekend!

  5. Congrats to you Paul and your great committee. It was a great weekend, weather wise and event wise. You have taken it up one more level. I am proud and happy to live in Morinville. Way to go.

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