Sol-abrate Summer Solstice 2018: June 22, 2018
Join us to celebrate the longest day and shortest night of the year at Mount Wolfe Farm. The summer solstice is observed in different ways in every culture. Share your tribute to the solstice with us through song, poetry, dance, story-telling – all forms of expression are welcome.
This special night is an opportunity for our Mount Wolfe Farm community, neighbours and friends to gather together, outside, in awe of nature. In keeping with our shared reverence for the natural world, stripped bare of technology, no electricity will be provided at the Circle.
Date: June 22, 2018
Place: Mount Wolfe Farm, 10054 Old Church Road
Parking: We encourage roadside parking on Mount Pleasant and Old Church Road. Some limited on site for those who need it
Mosquitos & Ticks: Come prepared with spray or e-repellents, we grow ‘em big out here in the countryside. For those who don’t like mosquitos and Deet, there’s an alternative bug spray, one that actually works. Its called PiActive and its available at MEC, Home Hardware and our very own Gunter’s PharmaSave in Caledon East. Regardless, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and I’d recommend shoes. I’ve seen ticks here this year.
7-9pm: Arrive Create Eat!
Kids & adults are welcome to make flower garlands and billybug lanterns in our creative centre (materials provided). Pretend you’re going on a potluck picnic. Bring what you need to eat your food and perhaps to share with others – plates, cutlery, mugs/glasses – no disposable plastic or paper please.
BBQ and open fire provided.
9pm onward – Candle light procession to the Solstice Circle where fire, fun, & festivities will abound. BYOB
We are here because, each year, the Earth makes an elliptical journey around the Sun, while spinning and tilting on its axis to flood the entire planet with the heat, light and energy required for life. This happens without our worrying, planning, or scheduling. Everyday the sun rises, and we go about our day — all thanks to the improbable rhythm between a small planet and an average star. This is reason to celebrate.
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
— Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
Please direct questions via email or phone to:
Debbe Crandall 647 335-8897