The annual Good Friday Walk with the Cross through Sylvan Lake drew a large crowd of about 170 people in weather that was favourable for participants of all ages. The group started at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church and walked north on 50th Street, east on Lakeshore Drive, south on 46th Street, east on 49th Avenue, then south on 43rd Street, before ending at Sylvan Lake Alliance Community Church where an inter-denominational service was held.
Stops were made at seven ‘stations’ along the way to offer prayers — for Christian churches in our community (Father Gabriel), for our police, civic government and those in authority (Neil Evans), for summer residents and visitors (Stan Bell), for the business community (Patrick DeJonge), for seniors and all caregivers (Dr. Stephen Fugler), for families (Annaloese Vandenakker) and for youth (Lance Huget). The cross was transferred to various people along the route, ensuring those who wanted to carry it got a chance.
A capacity crowd of about 295 attended the service at the Alliance Church.
Good Friday events were organized by Sylvan Lake Ministerial organization.