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Vernon Silver Star Rotary Summer Solstice BBQ @ Allan Brooks

Jun 21, 2019

The Allan Brooks Nature Centre, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and our Vernon Silver Star Rotary Club are teaming up for the 1st Annual Celebration of the Summer Solstice, with food, speeches, and presentations for the longest day of the year. As this day is also Indigenous Peoples’ Day, First Nations Elder Molly Bono will speak about indigenous peoples and the summer solstice. BBQ fees will go to the Ken Barton Education Centre, recognizing Ken's work as an ABNC founder & his long membership in our VSS Rotary. Solstice burgers will be served!

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will have telescopes on site to view the sun and the moon, plus they'll lead groups down to the Analemmatic Sundial to demonstrate its use, and talk about what the summer solstice really is. Guides will also take participants along the Nature Centre trails and show them some of nature’s delights.