A unique mashup of stories and songs that explores the nativity with a messy but joyful hope. CHRISTMAS PRESENCE returns for its 4th year in Saskatoon. Featured artists include Wanita Bird, Tim Bratton, Wyndham ThiessenBecky Thomas, Kirsten & Stephen Waldschmidt, Geordie Cowan, Krista & Nathan Pederson, Brendan Andrews, Carol Tebay, Colin Heskin, Rob Horsley and GTNT’s Circle of Voices youth ensemble. Everyone is welcome, including kids, plus there will be hot cider and desserts! Inspired by the annual tradition of Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre.

December 8, 2018 @ 7:30pm, Studio 914, 914 20th St W

December 9, 2018 @ 7:30pm, College Park Covenant Church, 909 Acadia Dr

Admission: suggested donation of $10 and/or a new stuffie for Stephen’s Backpacks to support kids in need in Saskatoon.

Stuffed animals and dessert donations will go towards Stephen’s Backpacks, which gives backpacks with school supplies and Christmas gifts to homeless children or kids at risk of homelessness in the Saskatoon area. (See video below!) Stephen McPhee, a Calgary boy with autism and a passion to help homeless kids in his city, started the society in 2008. Admission donations will go towards the company’s future productions, including a western Canada tour of Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe, featuring Jenna-Lee Hyde.

Download a Christmas Presence poster to print & hang in your neighbourhood!

Check out these photos by Dave Stobbe from 2017:

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