People let go of the darkness in their lives at the Hope Cancer Support Centre's annual Winter Solstice Ceremony of Light.
Held at the National Heritage Park, the event saw more than 100 people gather on the shortest day of the year to reflect on their lives and write about their worries and fears.
These notes were then placed in an open fire so that they could let go of any darkness in their lives. To mark the lengthening days and the increasing light in our lives, those in attendance were then asked to light candles, signifying the light into the darkness and the spreading of love, peace, harmony and hope.
There was also poetry and music on an evening which then saw everyone send their loved ones a blessing or a wish; this took the form of baubles and ribbons placed on the 'Tree of Light'.
The Hope Centre wished to thank everyone who participated in the evening.