OKanagan's Largest Summer Solstice Gathering - TUESDAY June 20th, 2017
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Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had a huge group of like-minded people gather together as one. We would love to create the largest Summer Solstice gathering similar to a Guinness world record. :O) What a fun community valley event
|Date:||Jun 20, 2017|
Tuesday June 20th at 6:33pm
|Location:||Marina Way Beach near Okanagan Lake Marina|
across from the Prague Cafe
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On June 20th, 2017 we aim to create again the largest Summer Solstice our valley has seen. We invite you to join us in Penticton and to invite your friends and your groups.
In 2015 we thought wouldn’t be amazing if we had a huge group of like-minded people gather together as one. What a dream! In 2015 there was 150 people and in 2016 there was 120 to 133 people in circle as 'ONE' community. We would love to create the largest Summer Solstice again in 2017 similar to a Guinness world record.for the OKanagan :O)
Contact Maria Carr at OK In Health if your group wold like to do a song, drum, meditation or dance at this event.
Everyone is welcome. No experience is required.
Sponsered by the OK In Health eMagazine.
Tea & Coffee and cake provided by The Pargue Cafe
Cystal Gift for each person is provide by the Whitelioness Store on Main St Penticton.
So we are calling all healers, vibrational workers, those who are Seekers, just starting their own journey, to Mentors, those who have been working in the community for years.
This is an opportunity to gather as One, and stand together with the people in our Okanagan Valley community to celebrate the amazing energy of this sacred place, vortex and magnificent of the Okanagan Lake.
The Okanagan is a sacred place as it is the 18th point on the North American EarthStar Energy Wheel and Penticton connects to the Earth wheel and from there many Leylines travel out from his point. The Okanagan Lake itself is a vortex point.
Please RSVP and make your Calendar.
6:30 - We Gather in circle
6:33 - Offering to the lake guided by Maria O'Farrell Carr accompanied with drumming
An Energy connection as a group.
Community Song & Music
Closing Circle Lead
Please contact Maria if you would like your group to lead a song or music, dance or.....
VENUE: The Marina Way Beach, across from the Prague café at 250 Marina Way, Penticton BC V2A 1H4. Located on the Okanagan Lake waterfront, on Marina Way, east of the Penticton lakeshore and east of the Art Gallery.
PARKING: Please car pool when possible. Park by marina beach, along the road, by the Art Gallery and Japanese Garden or there is paid parking in the Lakeside resort parkade.
TIME: 6:33pm. Please arrive at 6:15. Estimate to be a 44 minutes event plus time to socialize afterwards.
AFTERWARDS: Tea/ Coffee/Juice. Soup and Cakes available at the Organic Prague Café. Michal will have take away so we could have a snack on the beach or at the park.
WHAT TO BRING: If it is hot please bring sun protection and water.
Drums, ratles etc are welcome.
Bring an acorn with you in your pocket or small stone or crystal to give offering to the lake afterwards.
Everyone welcome! Please RSVP (click going)
COMMUNITY GROUPS JOINING TOGETHER
This is a Valley wide community event. If you have a group and you would like to support or take part of this gathering please PM and we will add your name to the groups that are joining this community event such as:
* The OK In Health eMagazine
* Being Wellness and Healing Center
* The Prague Cafe
* White Lioness Metaphysical Store, Penticton
* Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society, Penticton
* The Okanagan Angel Empowerment Practitioners Group
* Energy Healers Exchange Group, Penticton
* Studio 3, Penticton
For more information please contact Maria O’Farrell Carr
WHY GATHER ON THE SUMMER SOLSTICE?
Well, the summer solstice or Midsummer Day has long been recognized and often celebrated by many cultures around the world. In Ireland, Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago, making it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. This portal passage tomb was built to illuminate the passage and chambers at the sunrise of the winter solstice sun. Other places are created in connection to the Summer solstice or the equinox.
The eve of the Summer Solstice is a night of celebration for the Faery Folk because they are of a lunar nature, and the Summer Solstice marks the beginning of the sun's decline in the Celtic Wheel of the Year.
The ancient Egyptians, for example, built the Great Pyramids so that the sun, when viewed from the Sphinx, sets precisely between two of the pyramids on the summer solstice. The Inca of South America celebrated the corresponding winter solstice with a ceremony called Inti Raymi. Maya city in Guatemala were designed to align with the sun during the solstices. Stonehenge in the United Kingdom has been associated with the winter and summer solstices for about 5,000 years.
Our ancestors knew the connection and importance to these special days and how it was essential to their well-being. Now-a-days we're pretty much an indoor culture at this point ... so we have less of a connection to the sky. So we don’t feel too bad about the declining significance of the solstices in modern society.
Paying attention to the solstices is a way of teaching mathematics, celestial mechanics, and astronomy, culture, and history plus it is also a pretty good time to gathering as with our community and have a good time.
Please join us on this special day and click Going on our facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/660424574105695/
This is an OK In Health eMagazine special community event