Elements don’t deter marking of winter solstice on Thetis Island

Elements don’t deter marking of winter solstice on Thetis Island

Power comes back just in time to mark a special occasion

Never underestimate the power of A Thetis Island Solstice.

With power outages and heavy snow in the time leading up to the event hosted by Kelly Bannister, the lights came back on just in the nick of time for several Thetis Islanders to gather for some celebratory Winter Solstice fun Dec. 20 at Forbes Hall.

The highlights were a playful percussion circle and story co-creation process facilitated by Joël Delaquis and Tatiana Ishwari Nemchin and some exploratory percussion jamming led by the young ones.

The lights coming back accentuated the Solstice magic and it was a cherished evening to be remembered, according to Bannister.

Dressing up in sparkly, winged or other light-hearted attire with the intention of bringing a bit of joy to others was optional, but encouraged, and extra wings were made available at the door.