PHOTOS: Kersley Christmas play features Canadian Rangers, singing elves and sleeping Santa

Sgt. Paul Nichols presents the 4th Canadian Rangers Patrol Group B.C. Company Quesnel Patrol to Mrs. Claus, their honorary colonel, in the Kersley Players’ Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!.” The play was part of the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party, held Dec. 21 at the Kersley Community Hall. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Sgt. Paul Nichols presents the 4th Canadian Rangers Patrol Group B.C. Company Quesnel Patrol to Mrs. Claus, their honorary colonel, in the Kersley Players’ Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!.” The play was part of the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party, held Dec. 21 at the Kersley Community Hall. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The elves sing Christmas carols during the Kersley Players’ Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!”. The play was presented as part of the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party Dec. 21 at the Kersley Community Hall. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)The elves sing Christmas carols during the Kersley Players’ Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!”. The play was presented as part of the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party Dec. 21 at the Kersley Community Hall. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Santa, the elves and Mrs. C discuss which Christmas carols the elves were singing while Santa may or may not have been napping, depending who you ask, in the Kersley Players’ Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!,” which was part of the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party Dec. 21 at the Kersley Community Hall. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Santa, the elves and Mrs. C discuss which Christmas carols the elves were singing while Santa may or may not have been napping, depending who you ask, in the Kersley Players’ Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!,” which was part of the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party Dec. 21 at the Kersley Community Hall. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Mrs. C. waits listens to Santa and the elves during the Kersley Players Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!” Dec. 21 during the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Mrs. C. waits listens to Santa and the elves during the Kersley Players Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!” Dec. 21 during the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Santa Claus rests his eyes during the Kersley Players’ Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!,” which was performed as part of the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party Dec. 21 at the Kersley Community Hall. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Santa Claus rests his eyes during the Kersley Players’ Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!,” which was performed as part of the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party Dec. 21 at the Kersley Community Hall. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Sgt. Paul Nichols explains to Mrs. C. what to do next as she gets ready to inspect her Canadian Rangers during the Kersley Players Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!,” which was presented Dec. 21 as part of the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Sgt. Paul Nichols explains to Mrs. C. what to do next as she gets ready to inspect her Canadian Rangers during the Kersley Players Christmas play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!,” which was presented Dec. 21 as part of the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

This year’s Kersley Players Christmas play did not feature a diabolical plan to ruin Christmas, but instead featured the Canadian Rangers from the new 4th Canadian Rangers Patrol Group B.C. Company Quesnel Patrol being inspected by their honorary colonel-in-chief, Mrs. C — with musical accompaniment, no less.

Singing elves, a sleeping Santa, a mechanical man who doesn’t get to be part of anything, and a Ranger with one boot were just some of the colourful characters in this year’s play, “Hark! The Herald Rangers Sing!,” which was presented Dec. 21 during the Kersley Community Annual Christmas Party at the Kersley Community Hall.

The play featured Stuart Graham as Santa; Sue Matheson as Mrs. C; Paul Nichols, a real Sergeant; Tyler Rosewood as Ajax the Mechanical Man; Canadian Rangers from the Quesnel Patrol; and Jennie Goodenough, Kristina Kennedy, Lana Johnson, Bert Koning, Grace Syvertsen and Penny Hendricks as elves.

The Christmas Party also featured a potluck dinner, Christmas carols and a visit from Santa.

READ MORE: Kersley Players putting on Strangers on a Glade this weekend



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