Group goes for world’s largest summer solstice

On June 21 Penticton aims to host the largest Summer solstice in the Okanagan.

On Sunday Penticton aims to host  the largest Summer solstice in the Okanagan at the Marina Way Beach on Okanagan Lake  at 3:30 p.m.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

The idea was started by Maria O’Farrell Carr.

“I thought  wouldn’t be amazing if we had a huge group of like-minded people gather together. What a dream,” she said. “We would love to create the largest Summer solstice similar to a Guinness world record.”

O’Farrell Carr said the Okanagan community has got behind her idea with over 120 RSVPs on the Facebook page and she believes there are participants coming from all along the valley, across Canada and the U.S.

“This is an opportunity to gather as one, and stand together with the people in our Okanagan valley community to celebrate the amazing energy of this sacred place, vortex and magnificence of the Okanagan Lake,” she said.

O’Farrell Carr said the Okanagan is a sacred place. So they are calling all healers, vibrational workers, drummers to join the event. No experience is required.

The event is taking place across the street from the Prague Café (250 Marina Way) on the beach. It begins at 3:30 p.m. and shortly after they will begin drumming, singing led by Ireland’s Jane Donald. O’Farrell Carr expects it will last about 45 minutes to an hour then a social will be held after.