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Journey to Bethlehem cancelled this year

Organizers vow to bring event back in 2021
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One of the families representing Joseph and Mary and the Baby Jesus in the manger scene at the 2018 Journey to Bethlehem; Jonathan and Amy Ellens and their infant son Caleb, who was sleeping soundly at the time.
Fort Assiniboine - For the past 21 years the Fort Assiniboine and Friends Christian Community have staged an outdoor pageant, Journey to Bethlehem, the story of the first Christmas more than 2,000 years ago when Jesus was born in a little stable in Bethlehem.

Many of those involved in organizing, setting up, and taking part in the pageant in various roles have faithfully returned year after year.

And many of the hundreds who have come out to Fort Assiniboine each November have also returned year after year to enjoy the live nativity scene, and the interaction with the performers.

Unfortunately, this year the event has been cancelled, just like so many others since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it has placed on gatherings.

Although it has been cancelled this year, Judy Bradley, one of the organizers, tells us, “Plans are already in the making for the 2021 production where, if required, will incorporate the COVID-19 restrictions.”

She adds, “This unique camaraderie that we have enjoyed the past 21 years will be greatly missed and all the more look forward to next year.”

Those interested in becoming part of the cast and/or support personnel for the 2021 production are encouraged to phone the cast director, Margaret Attrill at 780-674-4403.

Les Dunford,

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