Arts & Culture

Historical Society to pass over Canada Day organization

Murray Knight of the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society has given his last report to Council on the annual Canada Day celebrations operated by the society. Knight has been one of the key figures in organizing the event for many years, planning the festivities, requesting grant money, and being there every year to celebrate with the community.

Arts & Culture

Murray Knight presentation on Canada Day overshadowed by Canada Day mural debate

Last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting involved an agenda item that should be recognizable for residents who have followed Council over the years, the annual report from Murray Knight of the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society on the outcome of 2016’s Canada Day celebrations. The organization has been responsible for one of Morinville’s largest annual events for years, receiving funding from the Town and the Federal government to organize volunteers who disperse Canadian flags on lawns, coordinate the fireworks display, and decorate Main Street, and many other duties preparing for the event. Knight went through a full report of nearly all elements of the event, thanking Council for their support and informing them of the return of $1,725.46 of excess funds left over at the end of the festival, an annual practice for Knight. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville ready to celebrate Canada’s 149th

The flags are flying above Main Street in preparation for the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society’s annual Canada Day in the Park event running Friday from noon until 3 p.m.

Although the festivities and participation have grown, organizer Murray Knight says patriotism and a sense of community remain at its core. Once again the celebration will carry the family picnic in the park theme. […]

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Arts & Culture

Canada Day in photos

Photos by Lucie Roy

The Morinville Historical and Cultural Society hosted their annual Canada Day in the Park event Tuesday afternoon, an event that filled St. Jean Baptiste Park with approximately 500 people who came out to celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday… […]

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Arts & Culture

Canada Day in the Park ready for fourth year

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Red and white will be proudly displayed July 1 when the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society raise the flag in honour of Canada’s 147th birthday. After an absence of many years, the society took on a community Canada Day celebration in 2011 and grew the event in 2012 and 2013… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Canada Day organizers deserving of our thanks and support

Canada turned 145 years old Sunday and that anniversary was once again celebrated in a subdued fashion in Morinville. There were no fireworks, an omission some took opportunity to complain about. There were no major celebrity names performing on the big stage, but the little stage and gazebo was not devoid of local talent… […]

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Morinville Historical Society brings Canada Day to the park [PHOTOS]

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – The Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, together with local volunteers, once again put on Canada Day celebrations in St. Jean Baptiste Park. Overcast weather and a light rain did not prevent a display of true patriot love. In addition to the raising of the flag and the singing of the national anthem, the formal portion of the day’s events included a simulated 21-gun salute using pyrotechnic… […]