Send a sky lantern aloft during the shortest night of the year. 0nly in Lowville - it's worth the drive.

eventspink 100x100By Walt Rickli

June 21st, 2017



Are you ready for it… tonight will be the shortest night of the year.

ThinkSpot's Debra Pickfield - wild about Canada's and Burlington's economic complacency.

ThinkSpot’s Debra Pickfield

It’s the June 21, 2017 Summer Solstice and once again Debra Pickfield and her THiNKSPOT team are hosting a celebratory event. All are welcome – all ages and stages – solo or in groups. Do your best to RSVP to the email address at the bottom of this email…it really makes the planning easier.

As at previous Solstice events the cost of admission is a donation of personal effects for people experiencing homelessness (deodorant, tampons/feminine napkins, winter socks, underwear, toothbrushes) or a monetary donation to allow the purchase of items in bulk. That’s how this event got the nickname “The Sockstice”

Ready to launch

The Solstice gets celebrated in the winter and the summer – these sky lanterns were set afloat last December.

Here is the evenings schedule:

From 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm A complimentary dinner will be served while at the same time we will have a collaborative painting canvas available for people to decorate.

From 7:45 to 8:15 pm the Sky Lanterns will be distributed in the Lowville School House for people to write on what they are grateful for and what they wish to let go of. An alternative option – is a Floating Lantern for those who have experienced the loss of a loved family member, partner, friend, or pet. There are a limited number of floating lanterns available and we will be creating a silent space to honour the moment.

From 8:15 to 8:45 pm – a Light Session (hosted by Kune Hua and Brock Hewitt) will be held through ambient music to create the space for a mindful conversation/meditation to come together in community. Guests are welcome to bring blankets to sit on the grass.

From 9:00 to 9:30 pm – releasing the Sky and Floating Lanterns.

Where in Lowville?  Look for the old school house at Lowville Park Road – steps away from the parking lot.  Lowville isn’t big enough to get lost in.

Please RSVP and choose either a Sky or Water lantern:

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