The Ecole Providence annual dinner and Christmas concert took place on the December 19.
In an appropriately decorated school gym with candle-lit tables and an abundance of seasonal fare prepared by volunteers and school staff for the event, parents, students, community members, school volunteers and staff got together to celebrate Christmas and watch the students perfrom in the school Nativity play.
Holy Family Catholic Regional Division administrator Jim Taplin, HFCRD board trustee Gary Fisher and MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley and Minister of Energy Marg McCuaig-Boyd attended the event.
Shortly after dinner, the students performed the play with a set with the nativity scene placed centre stage against the backdrop of a starry night.
The well-rehearsed and enthusiastic students delivered their lines on cue from a script written by Principal Krista Veitch while Amanda Roy and Marie Anne Jones got the kids prepared providing musical and stage direction.
The kids who played Joseph and Mary in this season’s play were Grade 4 student Ashton Jones and Grade 3 student Mya Laboucan.
Along with a number of carols incorporated as part of the play, Cashis Emard gave a rendition of “Deck the Halls” on the piano and Keira Jones sang “Jingle Bells.”
“The Christmas dinner and school play, along with being a fun, social event it is also very important to the kids,” says Krists Veitch. “While taking the whole enterprise very seriously and being proud to perform for their family and friends, the kids also have a great time. A lot of preparation goes into the event but it is first a festive occasion, so there is no stress.”