Ottawa, Canada, Aug 3, 2017 / 14:12 pm America/Denver (CNA).
On July 27, an enormous spider was seen descending from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.
But rather than the stuff of horror movies, the robotic spider was part of an event for the French street theater company La Machine, which was opening their Canadian show in celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary that night. The spider’s name is Kumo.
All necessary permissions were secured from Archbishop Terrence Prendergast for the show, who saw it as an opportunity to give back to the local Ottawa community.
“This once in a lifetime event celebrates the 150th Anniversary celebration of Canada's Confederation,” the archbishop said in a statement.
“It offers an opportunity for the archdiocese, the Catholic community and Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica to cooperate with the city and the organizers to foster a positive relationship with the community at large.”