Arts & Culture

Canada 150 Mosaic unveiled

In February, Morinville residents gathered at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre to take part in the Canada 150 Mosaic mural, a national project celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday. On Canada Day, the multi-tile and multi-artist project was revealed to hundreds of attendees. […]

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

Painting for the Sesquicentennial

Morinville residents gathered at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Monday and Tuesday to take part in the Canada 150 Mosaic mural, a national project celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday.

Mural criteria required a landmark Morinville is well-known for, that is historical in nature, and still existing today. Artists for the project include Lead Artist Lewis Lavoie, Paul Lavoie, and, Phil Alain, all based out of St. Albert. […]

Arts & Culture

Canada Day in the Park a hit

This year’s Canada Day in the Park drew approximately 1000 residents and visitors to St. Jean Baptiste Park for an afternoon of family activities. As in previous years, groups of volunteers blanketed Morinville overnight with miniature Canadian flags at the end of driveways. […]

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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

Vignettes and tableaus provide artistic and historical backdrop to park

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – Visitors to this year’s festival opening ceremonies in St. Jean Baptiste Park will have the opportunity to see six of seven new pieces of art the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society have commissioned for the park.

MHCS executive member Andre Noel said between 1891 and 1899 Father Jean Baptiste Morin brought more than 620 francophone and German families to the area, settlers who settled on First Nation’s traditional land… […]

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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

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… […]

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Local News

Canada Day returns to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After an absence of several years, Canada Day returns to Morinville this year with a low key and historically-themed celebration of the nation’s 144th birthday. Hosted by the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, the event will provide Morinvillians and visitors with a blending of old and new as well as a blending of the cultures that were present when Morinville was born 100 years ago… […]

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Arts & Culture

Chamber looking for help in rediscovering former businesses

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Each year the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Trade show offers residents and visitors to Morinville an opportunity to learn about long-standing and new businesses in the area. But this year’s show is adding an extra element, a look back at Morinville’s 100 year history of commerce.

Tying into Morinville’s centennial celebrations, the Chamber has partnered with the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society […]