Winter Solstice celebrations with Vancouver Folk Players

Yesterday, I met Betty Armstrong of the Vancouver Folk Players, at the St. James Community Square.  They just completed a wonderful Christmas celebration complete with pantomine plays.  Betty was very enthusiastice and told me about how pantomines incorporate archetypal figures.

Betty told me that there are a whole series of English pagan traditions that are perpetuated in Vancouver by the Folk Players.

She told me about the special Dec 21st Winter Solstice celebration on Granville Island that will involved the Vancouver Folk Players and the Vancouver Morris Men.

“I know the Morris Men, ” I said… “I saw them at Coal Harbour on Canada Day.  They do folk dances and folk songs… and one of the fellows plays accordion.”

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