Arts & Culture

Annual Lite Up the Nite Christmas Festival next weekend

Morinville’s Annual Lite Up the Nite Festival takes place November 25 through 27. Most activities during the weekend festival are free for the entire family. The highlight of the annual event is Saturday evening’s parade, the lighting of St. Jean Baptiste Park and fireworks display. […]

Arts & Culture

Concert series to feed bellies and souls

The Smith Music concert series has become a tradition in Morinville, an opportunity for music students of all levels to share what they have learned while gathering donations for the Morinville Food Bank Society. Filling the bellies of those who lack the necessities of life while filling the soul with the sound of music is a combination that will delight audiences once again as students put on five shows over five days. […]

Morinville News

Community comes through for Morinville Food Bank

With food bank use increasing in Canadian communities, and no more so than in Alberta, they can use all the help they can get in feeding the hungry. Morinville Food Bank Society member Ken Skjersven said they were seeing five new families a week since the job market started to drop. […]

Local News

Town looking to fill the bus for the food bank

With food bank use increasing in Canadian communities, and no more so than in Alberta, they can use all the help they can get in feeding the hungry.

Morinville residents will have a great opportunity to do their bit during the 2015 Fill-A-Bus campaign that kicks off the Lite Up The Nite Christmas Festival. […]

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Morinville News

Two days of collections turn Fill-A-Bus into the Full-A-Bus

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A much heavier Morinville Community Bus groaned over the weigh scales Thursday and Friday night after two consecutive days of collecting food throughout the community. Organizers of this year’s annual Fill-A-Bus were hoping to outdo last year’s total of 7,032 pounds of food and $2,610 in cash donations collected for the Morinville Food Bank Society. Those expectations and goals were not disappointed as Morinvillians of all ages rose to the occasion to support the cause. This year’s initiative collected 7,255 pounds of food and $3,131 in cash donations, as well as 2,939 pounds of pet food, the latter donated by Champion Petfoods… […]

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Morinville News

Pleasant Homes ready to help food bank once again

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Pleasant Homes is putting on their philanthropic hats once again to help the Morinville Food Bank Society. The local home builder is preparing for their annual garage sale and will once again be matching every dollar raised from the sale… […]

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Local News

The weekend in photos

Batter up!
Six-year-old Willow Cooper makes contact during a snowball game Saturday afternoon. Using a giant candy cane for a bat and a Christmas ornament for a ball, children had the opportunity for a little festive version of baseball. The activity was one of several at First Choice… […]

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Local News

Weekend drive aids food bank

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Food Bank Society has a few more groceries on their shelves thanks to the efforts of a local businessman in drumming up support from other local businesses and his customer… […]