Bruce Mines "Holy Walk." The idea behind the event is to tell a non-denominational version of the Christian Christmas story in an interactive way. Participants are taken on a walk from Nazareth to Jerusalem and experience the sights and sounds of the era during the walk.
The Holy Walk has been going on for almost 20 years and is put together by local volunteers. Over 150 volunteers take part in the three day performance of the event and work to make the Walk a unique experience. This year's event drew over 2,000 people and raised over $10,000.
The Walk experience was like being in the middle of a living interactive history. There were live animals, character actors, and period structures. Following the Walk I began to consider the potential of using a Walk to depict other historical journeys and events. Perhaps using a Walk to explore the settlement of early pioneers, the journey of Lewis and Clark, or wartime events.
Have you ever participated in a similar Walk?
Photo Credit: Tom Keenan, Sault Star