Alberta Culture Days offers variety of events

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Alberta Culture Days in Morinville started with a Thursday night tie-in event at the Morinville Community Library before the official Paint the Town Red art gala fundraiser for the Sturgeon Hospital Foundation. Below are some photo highlights of the weekend’s activities.

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New York Times best-selling author Kelly Armstrong did an author talk and signing at the Morinville Community Library Thursday night.

Library Manager Isabelle Cramp said the opportunity to bring in the author came from something the Library Director from Lac La Biche set up.

Armstrong, the author of several supernatural novels for adults and young adults, read from her work, spoke about the writer’s life, and answered questions from fans of all ages.

The event drew approximately 50 fans, including one family from Athabasca and another from Hinton.

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Glowing tribute
The tribute to the military at Friday night’s gala concluded with a performance by the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Drum Line.

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Senatorial session

Senator Tommy Banks watches fellow jazz musician Allen Jacobson’s technique after a music workshop the two men conducted Saturday afternoon. The senator prefaced his Saturday night performance with a pair of free music workshops. About 120 came out to here Banks and his trio perform.

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Fred Penner’s Place
The Morinville Community Cultural Centre was Fred Penner’s Place Sunday morning. The well-known children’s performer drew and audience of 220 fans, adult and children alike.

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Sunday serenade
Local musician Riley Quinn and his band performed as part of the Morinville On Stage event, the community wrap up to Alberta Culture Days.

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