Midsummer's Day

June 24th

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    At Shambhala we have a long tradition of celebrating the changing of the seasons. Summer brings openness, warmth, and often a sense of relaxation and enjoyment of the simple things in life. Please join us on Sunday, June 24th for a community celebration where we can relax together and appreciate the goodness of being alive.

    This year's event will be generously hosted by Menno and Wendy Baks at their place near Peterborough (about 1 hour 40 minutes from Toronto). See address information below. We will begin with a lhasung (juniper smoke offering to purify the environment) followed by food, fun, and conviviality - everyone is welcome!

    Address Information for Menno and Wendy's:  939 Seven Oaks Drive Bailieboro K0L 1B0

    Schedule for Sunday, June 24th

    • Lhasung - 12:30 p.m.
    • Potluck Lunch - 1 p.m.
    • 2 p.m. - Enjoy games, relaxing, swimming...
    • Departure - anytime before dark


    What to bring:

    • some food to share for our potluck lunch - there is a fire pit suitable for cooking (don't forget to bring enough food for dinner if you plan to leave after that)
    • a lawn chair or blanket
    • sunscreen and sun hat
    • swimming gear if the mood strikes (Squirrel Creek Conservation Area including beach is nearby) 
    • bug spray - there are more mosquitoes than in the city
    • games, frisbees, volleyball, musical instruments, etc.


    Transportation: Can you offer a ride or do you need a ride? Please indicate on our Google doc speadsheet so we can arrange transportation.

    Please register below for planning purposes. There is no charge for this event.

    Are you interested in camping the night before? Please let us know in the "Comments" field when you register.