Arts & Culture

SJB Festival ready to kick off summer

It’s another weekend of something for everyone June 24 to 26 as the seventh annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival kicks off summer in Morinville.

Organizers of this year’s volunteer-run community festival are pretty confident this will be the best one yet, despite a variety of changes. […]

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SJB Festival taking the axe to annual fireworks show

Those looking up to the sound of cracks and bangs during this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival may be surprised to see they are the sounds of wood chipping and not the sound of fireworks exploding over head. The SJB Festival Committee recently voted in favour of shifting the $5000 usually allotted for a fireworks display to part of the prize package for an international lumberjack competition the group believes will draw spectators out to the normally soft Sunday time slots. […]

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Show and Shine a big part of this year’s event

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – One of the highlights of the annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival is the Home Hardware / Bumper-to-Bumper Show and Shine, an automotive event that organizers say will take up roughly four square blocks to showcase all the cars, trucks and shiny vehicles that come to town for the one-day event. … […]

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Champion donates $32,000 to local groups

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two community groups were the recipients of $32,000 in sponsorship monies from Champion Petfoods Monday. The local manufacturer donated $20,000 to the Morinville Festival Society and $12,000 to the Orijen Sabretooths, a basketball club formerly known as the Morinville Road Runners. The donations are part of Champions’ ongoing commitment to support local initiatives… […]

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St. Jean Baptiste Festival ready to rock the weekend

By The Morinville News Staff

Morinville – It’s another weekend of something for everyone this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The third annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival kicks off Friday afternoon in and around the Ray McDonald Sports Centre (arena). Organizers of this year’s volunteer-run community festival are pretty confident this will be the best one yet… […]