Morinville Sights and Bites – Friday edition

Suzie Vinnick-web

Loving the blues
The Morinville Community Cultural Centre did something a little different this Valentine’s Day – offering couples a romantic evening out with dinner and a show. Blues and roots music performer Suzie Vinnick’s concert was preceded by a dinner prepared by Chef Doug Adsit, owner of the Green Bean. Approximately 75 people came out for the dinner and show.

Vinnick, an award-winning and Juno-nominated Canadian musician with several albums to her credit, is best known for her album Mabel ‘N Me. Vinnick has recently released Live at Bluesville, an album recorded in Washington, D.C.

Canadian Legend Charlie Major is the next act set to appear at the cultural centre. The Major show will be held Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and available at Morinville Sobeys and the cultural centre.

The Morinville Igloo
A lot of effort has gone into this homemade igloo in a Morinville front yard. We’ve lost track of the number of times we’ve been stopped by someone who wanted us to know about it. Those who admire artistic works of ice will have the opportunity to see some ice sculptures in St. Jean Baptiste Park this Saturday, part of this weekend’s Snowman Festival.

Teacher Advisor of the Student Council Peggy Dugan and teacher / auctioneer Travis Hay get the box lunch bidding going Thursday afternoon.

Boxed giving

Lucie Roy Photo

A charity will have some extra funds to work with thanks to students at Georges H. Primeau School. Primeau Student Council held their Box Lunch Social Thursday, an annual event where the girls make lunches and the boys bid on them for charity. The lunches are numbered to keep the lunch maker a secret.

Student Council Teacher Advisor Peggy Dugan said this year was the largest participation in the annual Box Social. “This is the fifth year and they have 68 boxes and 294 student and staff participants,” she said. “They raised over $1,108 – their highest amount raised.”

All monies raised from the auction will be donated to the Hair Massacure charity.

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