The Cariboo Adventist Academy cantata The Mystery of Simon Shepherd is on stage at the academy this Thursday at 7 p.m. In front singing with microphones are Arikia Nichols (left)

The Cariboo Adventist Academy cantata The Mystery of Simon Shepherd is on stage at the academy this Thursday at 7 p.m. In front singing with microphones are Arikia Nichols (left)

The Mystery of Simon Shepherd staged by CAA students

In the spirit of the Christmas season the musical cantata The Mystery of Simon Shepherd is being performed for the public Dec. 8

In the spirit of the Christmas season the musical cantata The Mystery of Simon Shepherd is being performed for the public this Thursday evening, Dec. 8 by the Cariboo Adventist Academy students.

“Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the Cariboo Adventist Academy’s annual Christmas cantata on Thursday, Dec. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. in the CAA gymnasium at 1405 South Lakeside,” says Pastor Cameron Johnston.

Rachel Rusk, the CAA grades 3/4 teacher is the musical facilitator for the cantata.

“It is called, The Mystery of Simon Shepherd,” Rusk says, “and our students are excited to present this special Christmas program for family, friends and community!”

To give you a clue to the plot, Rusk explains that Simon Shepherd is missing.

It is census time and Simon is nowhere to be found.

Bethlehem’s best judge Trudy Justice is the only one who can preside over such a baffling case.

Lawyers are trying to solve the mystery and there is a suspicious innkeeper who along with Caesar Augustus himself are summoned as witnesses to help solve this riddle.

Admission to the concert is free.

Williams Lake and surrounding communities have enjoyed a similar musical treat for years provided by the kindergarten to Grade 6 students and this is your invitation to take advantage of this inspiring and seasonal event, says Pastor Johnston.

“Every year our school kids provide such a holiday blessing as we see how respond to and share the story of Christmas as only kids can,” says Kevin Brucks, CAA School board chair.

After the concert the student association is having a bake sale to raise funds for the school.

ademy is a Christian school that has been serving the Williams Lake community for nearly 50 years, Pastor Johnston says. “CAA serves the total community with students from a variety of faiths as well as those with no specific religious affiliation.”

He says CAA staff is committed to providing quality education in a Christ-filled environment. Any parent, or even a grandparent, interested in sending their child to CAA is invited to call and schedule a visit to explore the excellent program, Johnson says. “This year kindergarten children and their parents are enjoying our flexible half-day kindergarten program.”

Cariboo Adventist Academy is part of the world-wide Adventist school network which includes thousands of elementary and hundreds of high schools and a number of colleges and universities in countries around the globe.

For more information call 250-392-4741.