Summer Solstice

The Gathering place and the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret invite you to partake in the festivities to celebrate summer and this time of renewal and bloom!

Come in costume!! Celebrate the sun with your vibrant colours!

The revelry begins at Emery Barnes park (Davie and Seymour), and moves by procession to David Lam Park at the water’s edge!

5:00 – Marimba Kumbana​
5:​3​0 – Ivana Kupala flower wreath making
​ – Iranian Tirgan ceremonial wristband making workshop
– Henna Booth
5:45 – Singing and Dancing by Tiddley Cove
6:15 – Marimba Kumbana
(at 6:30pm there will be Yoga at David Lam park presented by the Indian Consul to celebrate international day of yoga, with music and refreshments to follow)

7:00 – The Gathering Place Choir
– Free Dinner!
7:15 – Mariachi El Dorado
8:15 – Balkan Schmalkan
8:30 – procession with Giant puppets, stilters, Balkan Schmalkin and YOU to David Lam                Park at the water’s edge, where we will tip our hats to the longest day with
– placing our flower wreaths and wristbands in the ocean
– story telling by Rosemary Georgeson
– singing by Zlatna Mountain
– music by Silk Road
and more!