Father Jim McHugh displayed the Stations of the Cross at OLPH on Wednesday. Good Friday

Father Jim McHugh displayed the Stations of the Cross at OLPH on Wednesday. Good Friday

Easter celebrations abound in Trail

There are plenty of activities planned in the Greater Trail area this weekend.

Whether Easter is observed as a religious holiday or as a mark of spring; there are plenty of activities planned in the Greater Trail area this weekend.

Good Friday is a statutory holiday in all Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec, where it is partially observed.

However, for Christians, since the 13th century, Good Friday signifies the day to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

That day, beginning at St. Michael’s School at 2 p.m., the Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, will led by Father Jim McHugh.

There will be 14 stops along its path to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH), accompanied by singing and prayer, each stop symbolizing a station.

The event symbolizes Christ carrying the cross to the crucifixion in the final hours before he died.

It will be followed by a reading of the Passion at OLPH in East Trail.

If it’s chocolate treats that are of interest, Trail Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt at Gyro Park that day.

Beginning at 11 a.m., kids can keep a lookout for the Easter Bunny and enjoy a hunt for chocolate goodies.

Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for purchase, with all proceeds donated to the JumpStart initiative.

The Fruitvale Fire Fighters Non-Profit Society is hosting its fourth annual Beaver Valley Easter egg hunt that day, at Haines Park in Fruitvale, beginning at 11 a.m.

Over 7,000 chocolate eggs will cover the field, and hot dogs and cocoa will be available by donation.

The hunt for Easter eggs continues on Saturday, when the Waneta Plaza hosts its annual event, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Children three years and younger are asked to meet at Bootleggers or Suzanne’s. Children aged four to six, meet outside No Frills; and seven to nine years old, meet in the upper lot.

For service times of Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday mass, see Page 10 of the e-edition

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