Arts & Culture

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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Festival going to the dogs, cats … and hamsters

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Sponsors Champion Petfoods and Noah’s Ark Pets and Supplies are teaming up this year to bring a wide range of animal activities to this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival. Organizer Tammy Frieze said in addition to the Hamster Races … […]

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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… […]