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Metro Minute with winter solstice

The 24th annual winter solstice put on by Westwood Unitarian Congregation will be held tonight at city hall at 7:30.

The 24th annual winter solstice put on by Westwood Unitarian Congregation will be held tonight at city hall at 7:30. The free program, which first ran as a modest service in 1987, has become a winter staple for many Edmontonians with story, song and music by harpist Gordon Richie. In 2003, the celebration grew to three services. More space was needed and, in 2008, the event was held at city hall, attracting more than 350 people. From ancient times, people have celebrated winter solstice, hoping to entice the sun to return. This celebration, Sharing The Light, celebrates the turning of the season’s wheel, honouring the place of darkness and the return of longer days.

 
 
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