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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS October 6, 2006

LIFE

CIRCLE OF LIGHTS FESTIVAL The Circle of Lights festival in Gyro Park in Osoyoos celebrates the beauty of Chinese lanterns, belly dancing and spinning fire, all set to the beat of a whole crowd full of drummers.

Caitlyn Nield’s hands

are a blur (above left) as she dances for the crowd; lanterns glow behind Donnalee Davidson (above) as she spins poi; Melanie Nadeau (above right; at right) is aglow in the fire light from the streaks of her poi; Chantal Anderson (below right) belly dances in front of a pair of drumming crowd members; Richard Hoen (below) dances with a giant wearable dragon lantern; Martin Rouleau’s poi (below left) resemble comets as they spin past his face. Photos by Jeff Morrice


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