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Sunday December 21, 2014

LAST MINUTE LANTERN WORKSHOP

Roundhouse Community Centre - 181 Roundhouse Mews
604-713-1800
www.roundhouse.ca

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Drop in and make a simple lantern to carry in the procession that gathers in David Lam Park at 6:30pm. Lantern can be made in as short as 30 minutes. While supplies last.
$10/lantern

Gathering Place Community Centre - 609 Helmcken St.
604-665-2391
The Gatherine Place

The Gathering Place will host a day of celebrations with free food, live music, last minute lantern making and other activities. At 5:30pm there will be a short procession to Emery Barnes Park to join the big procession to David Lam Park and the Roundhouse.

PROCESSIONS 6:00pm

Cooper’s Park
Emery Barnes Park
Vancouver Aquatic Centre

These three lantern processions are led by the drums of Tege Fo Collective along the seawall as well as through historic Yaletown to converge in David Lam Park where they are welcomed by the traditional English music and dance of the Tiddley Cove Morris Dancers and a spectacular fire performance by The Vancouver Fire Collective.

I donated!

 
 
A free family event, with some ticketed venues. Suggested donation of $5/person gratefully accepted. Everyone who gives a donation or purchases a ticket to either Labyrinth of Light will receive a solstice button!
 

ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE
181 Roundhouse Mews
www.roundhouse.ca

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Once again the Roundhouse hosts a stunning array of indoor festivities! Join the Opening Welcome at 7:00pm by Master of Solstice Ceremonies Ari Lazer and get introduced to the amazing array of performers.

The Git Hayetsk Dancers are an internationally renowned West Coast First Nations mask-dancing group whose artistry of dance and regalia-making will move and inspire you.

Be entranced by the aerial dance of Kira Schaffer of Firebelly Performance Society as she soars overhead to lovely violin music by Kathleen Forrester.

Enjoy the authentic South-Serbian-style "trubachi" music of Orkestar Slivovica as they take over the stage. You may well find it impossible to sit still when Jacky Arrah Yenga and her drummers perform their enthusiastic and energetic African dance.

For those seeking quieter pursuits you can sit beneath the giant Tree of Life in the Secret Lantern Garden and enjoy a meditative sound journey created by Gandharva Loka on rare and beautiful instruments from all over the world. And of course a journey through the Labyrinth of Light created by Gregory Byrne is an essential feature of our solstice celebrations.

Participate in an on-going artwork throughout the night in the Solstice Play Room, creating your own shadow stories against a gorgeous hand-painted silk cathedral created by Carmen Rosen, or making your own solstice head-wreath from wild-harvested plants and colourful ribbons.

Roving the halls will be accordionist Allison Jenkins, violinist Clara Rose and stiltwalker Bonnie Davis.

Gorgeous lanterns created by artists Nels Holm, Joey Mallett, Naomi Singer, Glen Andersen and community members are strewn throughout the Roundhouse.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Click here to download the performance schedule.

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LABYRINTH OF LIGHT 6:00pm - 11:00pm

The labyrinth has long been used for meditation, prayer and sites of ritual in various cultures around the world. Created with over 700 pure beeswax candles, the winter solstice labyrinth invites you to warm yourself in a self-guided ceremony intended to help release old attachments and envision new possibilities as the darkest night of the year births a new season.

TIMED TICKETS
To ensure a space in the Labyrinth and to minimize wait times, it is strongly recommended that you purchase your TIMED TICKET online. Please see below for timed ticket to the Labyrinth of Light at Roundhouse Community Centre.

Please arrive at the labyrinth 15 minutes before your scheduled time slot.

ONLINE TICKET SALES - $5.50
Advance online ticket sales end Dec 20, midnight. Ticket price includes a $0.50 credit card and event processing fee. Ticket purchases are non-refundable. Children under 13 FREE. Please visit on-site box office for complimentary tickets for eligible children.

TICKETS AT THE DOOR - $5.00
Tickets are available at the door, from 5:30pm onwards. Cash only. Children under 13 FREE.

TWO LABYRINTH LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM
Be sure to purchase a timed ticket at the location you want. The labyrinth takes place at Performance Works on Granville Island AND at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown.

Roundhouse Community Centre timed tickets below. Make your timed ticket selection and click the "BUY NOW" button to be taken to the Picatic secure site to complete the purchase process. All sales are final.

I donated!

 
A free family event, with some ticketed venues. Suggested donation of $5/person gratefully accepted. Everyone who gives a donation or purchases a ticket to either Labyrinth of Light will receive a solstice button!