The Town of Morinville offers convenient access to urban amenities while retaining the characteristics of a vibrant and flourishing rural community.
With a population of 9,893 (according to the 2016 census), Morinville defines itself as a healthy business and residential community. Morinville's residents are young and family-oriented and are committed to keeping the town safe and neighbourly. Some of the town's advantages include: High quality education; wide range of recreational activities; diversity of residential styles; healthy retail business core; solid industrial base; opportunities for business investment and expansion; solid infrastructure and an exciting future.
The Town of Morinville is the centre of the Municipal District of Sturgeon County. It serves as the commercial centre for the surrounding district. Its geographical position, combined with a well-developed transportation system, and its proximity to Alberta's capital, will ensure continued prosperity in the future.
Morinville is located in Sturgeon County (which has their offices in Morinville) and is poised on the doorstep of the City of St. Albert and the City of Edmonton to the south, follows the North Saskatchewan river to the east, reaches just north of the Town of Legal, and touches Sandy Lake in the west. The towns of Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal, Redwater and many others are also located in Sturgeon County, as is the Canadian Forces Edmonton Garrison.
CANADA 150 MOSAIC MURAL
The Canada 150 Mosaic project was launched in 2015 to celebrate our 150th birthday, beginning the journey to complete 150 murals illustrating Canada's cultural and geographical diversity.
The purpose of the project is to create a national mural including all provinces and territories, over 80,000 paintings and 150 individual murals that when united will form one gigantic mural mosaic. The mural, if ever connected would be over 365 meters wide (4 football fields) x 2.5 meters high (8 feet).
The mural will represent a cultural mosaic, a time capsule, a visual portrayal of history, an art masterpiece from the soul of the nation. An art piece that fifty years from now, may inspire another generation, who will in turn be able to celebrate through the mural, and maybe take it upon themselves to add to this memory.
Mural Mosaic began in 2003 and was founded by the trio of Lewis Lavoie, Paul Lavoie and Phil Alain. Led by renowned artist Lewis Lavoie, the trio is based out of St. Albert AB and have been orchestrating collaborative murals around North America involving artists and non-artists alike from all over the world.
[Information courtesy of Canada 150 Mosaic]
Morinville was settled by Father Morin, an Oblate missionary, who brought the first contingent of French settlers in 1891, followed by several German pioneers. Four sisters of the Religious order "Les Filles de Jesus" arrived in 1904. Original convent was on Main Street, where the current gazebo is, and was built about 1905. It was moved behind the new convent and became the nuns barn. The Roman Catholic Church of the St. Jean Baptiste Parish was built in 1907. The church, along with its adjacent rectory, and the Morinville Convent, were declared historical sites in 1975. In 2005, the grounds of the church were landscaped with a clock tower in celebration of Alberta's and the Convents' 100th anniversary. Even today the church represents the history, culture and pride of our community.
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