Medicine Wheel Ceremony2023-06-18 12.00pm - 3.00pm Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
June 18, 12.00pm – 3.00pm
People from varying backgrounds and spiritual traditions are invited to gather and celebrate the beginning of the summer season at VanDusen Botanical Garden. The Medicine Wheel is a symbol of holistic teachings based on the cycles of nature. Drumming and prayers are shared at this event.
All are welcome to join elders Phil Mechuskosis L’Hirondelle and Gisele L’Hirondelle from ‘All My Relations Teachings’ to celebrate the summer equinox and to usher in the new season.
Enter through the Visitor Centre and meet at the Medicine Wheel. This is an outdoor event. (The Ceremony is free but Garden admission is required).
Registration not required.
What to bring:
- A small stone(s) to infuse prayers into
- Clothing and gear appropriate for the weather (ie. warm clothes, cool clothes, rain clothes, visor, hat, umbrella, sunscreen, water etc.).
- Bring your own chair/blanket to sit on as the ceremony is held outdoors and lasts 3 hours.
- Optional: Food to share with community at the end of the ceremony, and/or a drum if you have one
Learn more about the Medicine Wheel Ceremony and read our interview with Elder Phil L’Hirondelle here.
If you have any questions about the Medicine Wheel ceremony, please reach out to Marina Princz, Library Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-257-8668.