No matter how young students may be, to act in a nativity play or more correctly to enact the nativity, they are always mindful of the reverential nature of the theme but also experience the usual nervousness and pride in taking to the stage in front of an audience.
While there were a number of prominent roles in the Ecole Providence Christmas play, the production, under the tutelage of Garry Fisher and school Principal Krista Veitch, was a unified and collaborative offering with all students making an essential contribution.
Ecole Providence’s Christmas concert and the school’s community Christmas supper are part of the same event.
The dining area and food service are set up in an appropriately decorated and candle lit gym in front of stage, creating a festive dinner-theatre atmosphere.
The excellent turkey supper was also a collaborative affair the success of which depended in large part of the contribution of Chantal Gagne. Gilbert Dubrule, Shirley Island and Ruby Island. Maggie Gervais generously donated 100lbs of potatoes.
The supper began with Father Eucharias saying grace before approximately 200 guests comprised of parents, students and community members sat down to dine together.
Holy Family Catholic Regional Division assistance superintendent Jim Taplin, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division Board of Trustees member Gary Fisher and women from Ecole Providence Mentorship Program were present for the event.
In addition to the Christmas Play, Keira Jones performed the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and Cashis Emard played a piano solo of the hymn “Silent Night” as part of the Christmas concert.