I'm not a particularly religious person and while I am somewhat undecided as to whether I am an agnostic or an athiest, there is one thing I know... I appreciate the care and respect a community puts into it's houses of worship. In my travels I've come across many a fine old church which even in the poorest community is still lovingly maintained by its' parishioners.
This is one of them....
Greenwood started out as a mining community and grew much larger with the addition of a smelter. At one time there were 3000 people living here and later shrank to about 350. Today there is about 700. During WWII Greenwood was the site of one of Canada's largest internment camps for Japanese Canadians and this church may have ministered to those of the Catholic faith. The internees had a very hard life living in cramped conditions, growing their own food, and housed in shacks with thin walls against very cold winters.
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