Participants enroute to the 'One Rock 2013' celebrations in Cochrane

Participants enroute to the 'One Rock 2013' celebrations in Cochrane

Religious roadtrip for Kootenay faithful

A number of people from the Kootenays enroute to "One Rock 2013" festival in Alberta.

A small group gathered outside St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Castlegar the morning of Friday, July 26 before boarding a bus to the “One Rock 2013” celebrations in Cochrane, Alta.

The festival is designed to coincide with Pope Frances’ visit to the World Youth Day events taking place this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to an email from Father David John.

The event has been described as “a vibrant faith-filled Christian festival for young adults and their families; a time to come together, away from the noise of the world, to make a noise for God.”

Sixteen participants got on the bus in Castlegar. There were also participants from Trail, Grand Forks, Nelson and Cranbrook.