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A Spirit Walk Celebrates 20 Years of Rebellion

Posted on Thursday September 17, 2015

Durham's longest-running play, "A Spirit Walk: Call to Rebellion", is about to kick off its 20th season this weekend. Presented by Backwoods Players, this multiple award-winning production features more than 80 actors and tells the true story of the Pickering farmers who became heroes and martyrs, as they attempted to reform a corrupt government. This is truly unique and compelling theatre.

Surround yourself in the breathtaking atmosphere of the Pickering Museum Village as you go back 178 years to a tumultuous period in Canada's history. Traverse 10 scenes taken from Pickering's past - each illuminated only by candles or firelight and meet the real people whose lives were altered forever because of their determination to create a more free and just society in our nation. You will not soon forget their courage and sacrifice.

"A Spirit Walk" has played to sold-out audiences for 19 years...don't miss out on your opportunity to experience this very special theatrical event! Performances are September 18, 19, 25, and 26. Tickets cost $20 and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop.

For more information visit pickering.ca/museum or call the museum village at 905.683.8401. Pickering Museum Village is located just off Hwy 7, 3 km east of Brock Road in the Village of Greenwood. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pickeringmuse and Twitter: https://twitter.com/pickeringmuse


As the gateway city to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. Pickering is an affluent community that is steeped in history, natural beauty and small town charm with all the amenities and services that a big city has to offer. The City of Pickering is considered a municipal leader in fiscal management, service delivery, sustainability and the environment; and offers a wealth of sports, leisure and recreation opportunities to its residents. Pickering has been recognized by Profit magazine as one of the ten best cities in Canada for growth companies and received the 2008 FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Planning Award.

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Mandy Smiles
Event & Volunteer Programmer | Culture & Recreation Department
905.420.4660 ext. 3715 | 1.866.683.2760 | TTY 905.420.1739