TRURO – The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is holding its second annual Silent Vigil on Friday, which is the longest night of the year.
This event brings people together at a time when grief and loneliness can be the most intense.
“The longest night of the year is the perfect time to come together with others who are experiencing sadness in their lives,” said Cathrine Yuill, hospice society executive director, in a news release. “The darkness can be symbolically of how people feel. It is also the winter solstice and a time to celebrate the coming of warmer times.
“Whether you are grieving a personal loss, have been impacted by recent tragic events in the media, or simply find yourself lonely at this time of year this event is for you.”
All those interested in attending can meet at the hospice society office in the Truro Centre on Esplanade Street by 7 p.m. Candles will be provided. Participants will walk in silence to the Victoria Park band shell in Truro. The silence will be broken with music and hot chocolate.
Anyone not able to walk is welcome to meet at the band shell. For more information contact the hospice society at 893-3265.