Happy New Year!

As we ring in the New Year, all of us at Community Connections are wishing you the best for a 2019 filled with happiness and prosperity!

It’s the Winter Solstice!

Today (December 21st) is the Winter Solstice, which is officially the “shortest” day of the year!

While today marks the least amount of daylight we see for the year here in the Northern Hemisphere, it also means that the nighttime is the longest of the year.  Close to the North Pole, there is darkness 24 hours a day!  Here is a picture that shows how that works:  https://goo.gl/images/1paZiy

The opposite of the Winter Solstice is the Summer Solstice, which will be on June 21st.  When it is time for the Summer Solstice at the North Pole, there is daylight for 24 hours a day!

If you want to learn more about how the Winter and Summer Solstices work, you can check out this YouTube video:

A stellar sky!

The team out at the Kelowna office was in for a treat tonight with a beautiful winter sky – though the pictures don’t do it full justice!

How are the winter skies out your way?

Winter is Coming…

…and that doesn’t just mean it’s time to watch Game of Thrones on TV!

As we get ready to greet the wilds of winter, check out these winter driving safety tips courtesy of ICBC – and their special guests, Frosty and the Iceman!

Keep warm, dress in layers, wear sturdy footwear and stay safe with these Seven Steps to Cold Weather Safety on the Government of Canada website.

Need some ideas to keep active through the winter?  Check out ideas from the online community!

And, if you happen to build a snow fort, send us a picture!  Welcome, Winter!

What’s your favorite winter sport?  Let us know in the comments?