Solstice/Supermoon Beach Party at Planet Veg & Kits Beach

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We are meeting at Planet Veg to order some foods to go and then heading to the beach to celebrate Solstice and the Supermoon.

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, with the sun rising at 5:07 am and setting at 9:22 pm. After Solstice, the days get progressively shorter. Let's mark this very special time of year!

Supermoon: This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year. It also presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The moon will not be so close again until August, 2014. Astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. May's full moon was also a supermoon. But the June full moon is even more super! In other words, the time of full moon falls even closer to the time of perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth.

 

Our group will be on the beach, on the sand, in front of the restaurant, close to the water. You will need to look for us but as we will be a large group, if you look around, you should be able to spot us easily.

 

All those registered for this event, who bring their own take out containers, will get 15% off their order at Planet Veg.

 

June solstice is the longest day of the year because the length of time between sunrise and sunset on that day is the yearly maximum. Daylight on Solstice this year will last 16 hours and 15 minutes.


We won't probably leave before 10 pm, because we want to see the moon, but you can come at any time between 6:30 and 7:30 and leave any time you want.

 

Please bring a blanket or a towel (everyone owns a towel) to sit on and candles if you have them.

 

As ever, in the off chance of rain, the event will be postponed.

 

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  • Jay

    We really lucked out, it turned out to be a delightful evening, clear skies, sunshine, nice food and conversations. Uploading some pics for people to see, including the super moon, one image taken at around 10pm and the other after midnight, when it was very bright.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I missed this. I was at the Jazz Festival and before I knew it , it was 9:30! My apologies to our amazing organizers - I should have known better when we had to move it to the weekend.

    June 23, 2013

  • Nancy

    Many fun conversations. Thanks to all who came. I was a bit disappointed that the moon wasn't very big until Jay explained that it's not the largest moon of the year, it's the brightest moon. As it got darker, the brightness of the moon became quite remarkable and I'm glad I stayed to see it.

    June 23, 2013

  • John B.

    Nicely done Nancy. Thank you. We have to bring more balloons next time.

    June 23, 2013

  • Margaretha

    I'm on my way. Hold the sun for me!

    June 22, 2013

  • Azi

    iim at boathouse ive green chair with me

    June 22, 2013

  • Heather

    We are in front of the boathouse on kits beach

    June 22, 2013

  • Lilly

    where is everyone? we r lost here....

    June 22, 2013

    • Azi

      hey lilly can i join? im lost too!!

      June 22, 2013

  • Azi

    idinno! im lost.its too busy here! im at the parking near the beach lets meet n find them together.!

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok I'll be there in 5mins

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey my bus is late. Until what time will you be at planet veg??

    June 22, 2013

    • Azi

      hi natalia , im also arriving late. im now there but i cant find the group! no one is replying?

      June 22, 2013

  • Azi

    cant find the group its so crowd.which resturant is it

    June 22, 2013

  • ESC Office M.

    I've heard recently that the owners of Planet Veg are very concerned about a bike lane going in on Cornwall. This might be a great opportunity to reassure them that the veg community would continue to frequent their shop (and that the seaside is no place for a busy highway anyway). Bike riding to a veg beach picnic is an awesome combo! Support your local veg biz in times of challenging changes.

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • John B.

      They have no idea. Please (everyone) explain to the owners that more bikes means MORE BUSINESS for places like Planet Veg! Talk to HUB (bikehub.ca), they have the stats and the evidence from the Downtown bike lanes and the good experience businesses have seen there. Mindless car driving around town is for loser's.

      1 · June 20, 2013

  • Michael

    birthday party that night, can't bi-locate

    June 20, 2013

    • Nancy

      We'll miss you.

      1 · June 20, 2013

  • Jasbir N.

    Hope sustains life,let us be hopeful.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • andrew

    There is hope.


    ........A RIDGE DRIES THINGS OUT ON SATURDAY WHEN TEMPERATURES WILL REBOUND TO A BIT ABOVE NORMAL.

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Nancy

    Weather forecast is looking questionable for Saturday--keep your fingers crossed everyone!

    June 19, 2013

  • John B.

    Meeting at Planet Veg at 7pm.

    June 18, 2013

  • andrew

    Feeling the gravitational force

    June 17, 2013

  • Wendy

    I've been out of action for a while after major surgery so I'm looking forward to it!

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Because this move puts it in conflict with the Jazz Festival that weekend I may run late! Hoping I can keep my energy up for both events!

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    l also like go Dancing at Kitz Beach at 9 pm. See you there..

    June 16, 2013

  • John B.

    I will not be at the restaurant, just straight to the beach with my food.

    June 16, 2013

  • Jasbir N.

    I love vegetarian food and vegetarian people

    June 16, 2013

  • Kevin

    I'm going to be out of town, but this is the coolest idea evahhh!! :)

    June 16, 2013

  • Thai

    I like balloons.

    May 28, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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