World Peace Day celebrated in Stanstead
Stanstead’s Stone Circle was a busy place this weekend when people gathered there for several activities to mark the Autumn Equinox and the International Day of Peace, held on September 21st to celebrate the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of People to Peace. On Saturday afternoon, about twenty-five people took part in the Dances for Universal Peace led by Heather Webster and Munira Avinger at the site.
On Sunday, the International Day of Peace, about thirty-five people took part in a meditation at the Stone Circle led by Frederic Klein, of Montreal, joining hundreds of thousands of people across the globe who were also meditating for world peace. An earlier group meditation, led by Jasmine Beaudet, of Sherbrooke, also took place on Sunday at the Dell Rhiannon Labyrinth on the Weller Farm in Stanstead East. Both of those meditations began with Kim Prangley playing a crystal bowl to help ‘centre’ the meditators.
“We had a few Americans at the event, and someone from Montreal who was ‘told’ she had to come to Stanstead on the weekend. What better use of the Stone Circle than for a meditation for World Peace?” commented Kim Prangley, one of the organizers of the event. After the meditation, everyone there formed a human Peace sign which was photographed from the air by Helene Hamel, riding in George Weller’s plane.
On a more discouraging note, to mark the fifth anniversary of the Stone Circle, on Monday, someone stole the large metal sun, for the second time, which hung on the Stone Circle’s Welcome stone. “They had to use a ladder to take it down – that was pretty blatant! The sun was very heavy, it’s been adapted with steel to hang on the stone,” explained Ms. Prangley, hoping to get some help in finding the decorative piece. “It was due to be taken down today but when I got there, it was gone,” she said. Colorful wind spinners that grace the site in the summer are also often stolen.
A human Peace sign, created on Sunday at the Stanstead Stone Circle, was photographed by Helene Hamel riding in George Weller’s plane.