Winter Solstice Festival
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Winter Solstice is very special—it's the year's longest night and the shortest day. Come down to the valley and play with us into the night as we celebrate the coming solstice.
Lace up as we launch the winter season with the opening of our family-friendly outdoor skating rink, groove to some hot tunes and chill by the warm fire.
Plus, join Native Child & Family Services of Toronto in partnership with Evergreen for the Traditional Winter Round Dance.
Opening Ceremonies | Koerner Gardens
Join us in a traditional opening by Elder Cat Criger for the winter solstice and the 2012/2013 season of the Evergreen Brick Works Skating Trail, followed by a welcome from Evergreen and our presenting sponsor, Fido.
Public Skating with Live DJ | Koerner Gardens
Lace up and glide away for our first skate of the season with tunes from a live DJ! For more information on skate rentals and lessons, please visit our skating page.
Hot Drinks & Local Snacks for Sale | Young Welcome Centre
Grab a hot beverage and a snack from local food vendors. Food items priced accordingly.
Holiday Eco-Crafts | FIDO Classroom
Drop in with the kids to a fun lantern making workshop using recyclable materials. Pay What You Can. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Tipi Project: Weavings, Wisdom & Stories |
Young Welcome Center
Join us for the opening ceremony and assembling of the first tipi in our community arts project that reflects First Nations tipi teachings. Facilitated by artists Marie Gaudet and Pamela Schuller with youth helpers.
RBC Evergreen intern Award Ceremony | Young Welcome Centre
Celebrate Evergreen's dynamic team of 2012 interns and their contributions to the Green City Internship Program. Generously supported by the RBC Foundation.
Traditional Winter Round Dance | BMO Atrium
Join Native Child & Family Services of Toronto in partnership with Evergreen, in giving thanks to our community and honouring our relationships, past and present, through our Traditional Winter Round Dance. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a small gift for the giveaway at the end!
5:30pm Pipe Ceremony Begins
6pm Community Feast
7–11pm Round Dance