Solstice Celebration At Standstead Stone Circle
Comeand celebrate the beauty and sacredness of the solstice season and a new beginning for Mother Earth and all Her inhabitants at this exciting and pivotal time on Earth on Saturday, December 22nd. This threefold, bilingual event begins at 3:30 pm. with a procession from the parking lot to the Stanstead Stone Circle (Notre Dame Blvd, Stanstead, QC.) where a short ceremony with bonfire, shamanic drumming and ritual, singing and seasonal activities will follow. Here we will say goodbye to the old….
The second phase of the celebration, a Sacred Circle Dance celebrating the theme of NEW BEGINNINGS, takes place from 5:00 -7:30 pm at the Village Hall in Beebe (72 rue Principale, Stanstead, Qc.) featuring dance facilitators from Quebec, Ontario, and New England each taking turns teaching and sharing the dances they›ve specifically chosen to honour the solstice and/or the theme. No experience is necessary as all dances are simple to learn and are taught on the spot. The music for the evening will also reflect many different cultures from around the world, including a local rendition of the Abbot Bromley’s Horn Dance, a celebratory ritual dance using elk antlers done in rural England for nearly a thousand years. Other special activities are also planned.
The third phase of the evening will be a potluck type of communal meal held
in the same hall from 7:30-9:30. People are asked to bring simple finger food ( that requires no cooking) to share with the group, their own dish, drinking glass and cutlery!
People are highly encouraged to dress warmly for the event at the stone circle and to bring their drums, flashlights and candles. Comfortable a single, vibrant,
colour of your choice (imagine a row of prayer flags blowing in the wind!) is encouraged for the Circle Dance.
Admission is $20 for this not-for-profit event. Monies raised (after expenses) will be donated to AVAAZ.org, a world-wide, webbased organization that empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, Un très grand merci, à vous tous, grands et petits, qui avez participé de près ou de loin au spectacle de Noël en église ce 15 décembre dernier. Je vous suis très reconnaissant pour tout ce que vous avez fait et ce, avec si grande générosité. Aussi, grand merci au public venu si nombreux. I want to thank all of you people, young and old, that have participated in the making of the “Spectacle de Noël en Église 2012” held on December 15th. I am grateful for all you have done with such great generosity. And to the many people of the audience; thank you.
Christian J. Ruf from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change.
For directions to the circle consult www. stansteadstonecircle.org or call Kim Prangley 819 876 7462, Sylvie Guylaine 450 532 5928 or Anne Catherine 450-441-5831 for more information. More info: 819 876 7462
Phase 1 of the Winter Solstice celebration will take place at the Stanstead Stone Circle.