The solstice celebration at Denman United Church will feature a lawn labyrinth by Tish Scott. File photo

Denman Summer Solstice festival a fundraiser for local soup kitchen

Celebrate the Elements of Creation – earth, air, fire, water and spirit – through art and performance, this weekend at the Denman Island United Church (near the graffiti fence).

There will be three separate performances; Friday, June 21 at 1 p.m.; Saturday, June 22 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m.

Admission by donation. Gate proceeds are for The Community Scoop (Denman’s winter soup kitchen).

The art installation includes contributions from Jane Fawkes, Bev Severn, Shannon Ford, Bentley Le Baron, Phillipa Joly, Jenn Gosse, Laura Pope, Nichola Clark, Celeste Wilder, Susan Marie Yoshihara, Thomas Provencal, Wendy Pope, Sudasi Gardner, and a lawn labyrinth by Tish Scott, Wendy Pope and Stacey Armstrong.

The performance includes contributions from Jennifer Lee, Peter Paul Van Kamp, deNeen Baldwin, Josey Slater, Denman United Church Choir, Cathy Stoyko, Anne Marie Scott and Lisa Hamilton (Friday/ Sunday only), Tomomi Ozaki (Saturday only), Sussan Thomson (video with photos from Gerry Ambury, Barb Mills, Noel Villard, Sandra Lloyd and music, Randy Duncan), Helen Wilson, and Kathy McKeever.

For more information, contact: Sussan at 250-897-8350 or Wendy at 250-218-3148.


Shannon Ford, whose original piece, Lions of the Sea was on display at Comox Valley Airport over the winter, is one of the artists contributing to the weekend show. Photo submitted

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