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John Grady: Summer faith events

With the summer months closing in on us and as we prepare for some potential holiday time there are a couple events worth noting for those looking at faith related schedules.
Badlands-Passion
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With the summer months closing in on us and as we prepare for some potential holiday time there are a couple events worth noting for those looking at faith related schedules. This is not to take away from the local churches hosting a multitude of events this summer which can be found on their church websites.

One of the major events to attend in Western Canada is the Canadian Badlands Passion Play that is taking place on weekends July 1 to 17. It is held at the Amphitheatre in Drumheller, covering six acres of space with a cast of 35 professional theatre crew, along with volunteer actors rehearsing on weekends for two months in preparation.

It is in its 27th season with the epic story of faith, hope, and love of the life of Jesus Christ in a theatrical presentation, in an amazing outdoor stage. You need to purchase your tickets beforehand, check the weather, holiday parking facilities, time, cost, but it is well worth considering.

The other event is the Peace River Gospel Jamboree to be held Friday evening July 29; day and evening on the 30th, and day on the 31st at the South Peace Centennial Museum. It is a special event hosting Gospel artists from around the Peace River area as well as some outside performers.

Even if you can’t take in the full weekend, it is well worth a day drive and is suited for the entire family. It is great to be part of the bigger family of God. If you can’t make it to this one go to Canadian Gospel Jamboree concerts on the web and perhaps you can find one you can attend. 

Travel safe and be blessed.


John Grady lives and writes in Fort St. John.

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