Beltane in the Park is happening this Sunday, May 2, 2010 in Assiniboine Park in the Central Picnic Area. Festivities start at noon, ritual at 2:00 with potluck, picnic, and maypole to follow. Come rain or shine (or the slight chance of snow). Dress for it. The Beltane festivities take place whatever the weather!
How to Find the Site
From Corydon Avenue, enter Assiniboine Park at the main park entrance and go straight north toward the Pavilion along Conservatory Drive. At the Pavilion, turn left until you get to the first driveway on your right, and you will find the picnic area with the sheltering roof. Beltane will use the sheltered picnic area for the potluck. The ritual takes place behind the picnic area in the grassy space through the trees. A few of us will get there before noon and will keep our eyes open for people. We'll be taking shelter in the picnic shelter. Look for us.
What to Bring
Like any other Manitoba outdoor event, dress for the weather. And since the weather is unpredictable, be prepared for change. If the weather's nice enough, there'll be time to drum, sing, dance and otherwise visit and make your own entertainment between events.
Beltane in the Park is also a picnic, where people bring their own food and share it. With that in mind, REMEMBER that people have allergies. Please know the ingredients of your food. Known allergies include, but aren't limited to, Peanuts, Seafood, Mushrooms. For the reasons of safety, good health, and just plain respect, LABEL YOUR FOOD INGREDIENTS.
Don't forget that there'll be seed swapping. (Thanks, Tim, for getting that going. And welcome back!)