A collage of the larger-than-life Nativity figures, taken in 2017. Paula E. Kirman
Last year, some of McCauley and Boyle Street’s neighbours in Norwood just over on 95A Street near 112 Avenue set up a gigantic Nativity Scene for the holidays. They will be doing it again this year, adding more lighting and animals.
Gillian Kerr, a resident of 95A Street and friend of the artist who created these figures, was instrumental in making this happen. “The Nativity of 95A Street is a perfect community project for our block,” she explains.
“When my friend Vicki Martin sold her house, she needed a new home for this larger-than-life display. I knew my little yard was too small to host a full set of 8 to 12 foot creatures, but a collective of yards could do it. Vicki, always creative, built these majestic and almost intimidating figures. Now, we (the neighbours of 95A) are going to make them part of our holiday tradition.”
The display should be set up in early December.
Updated December 12, 2018: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the display will not be up this year. Here’s looking forward to 2019!