• Info Booth Highlight: Garry Oak Protogrove

    Vancouver Island Druids Garry Oak Protogrove

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Garry Oak Protogrove!

    Vancouver Island Druids Garry Oak ProtogroveVancouver Island Druids is a group for people who currently identify as Druid or for people just interested in finding out what that Druidy-thing is all about! The Garry Oak Protogrove is a grove of ADF (Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship) members, although everyone is welcome to join in our rituals. We are committed to providing public rituals with trained clergy for the holy days as much as is possible.

    Visit Garry Oak Protogrove at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

    Online at Garry Oak Protogrove

  • Vendor Highlight: Our Dark Room

    our dark room

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Our Dark Room!

    our dark roomOur Dark Room is a husband and wife duo located in Victoria BC. They specialize in Dark Arts such as ethically sourced home oddities and custom made jewelry! All of their products were either hand sourced or found by friends/family naturally. Absolutely no animals were harmed or hunted for the purpose of our art! They respect the circle of life and follow mother natures guidance in finding and preserving these beautiful artifacts.

    Visit Our Dark Room at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

    Online at Our Dark Room

  • Vendor Highlight: Mystic Mountain Lodge

    David Zunker

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes back Mystic Mountain Lodge!   promo photo - David Z

    David Zunker has 40 years of experience Reading Tarot. He conducts personal Psychic Tarot, Palms, and may do some mediumship. As an experienced Reader, he endeavors to provide his clients with a practical look into their future.

    Dallas is a Three Cord Witch of the 13th House School.

    David and Dallas will be holding sacred space at their booth. David offers Palm and Tarot Readings. David has been an Astrologer and Tarot Reader for 40+ years. And, they may have a few crafts to sell. They are there for you to chat about human life on Earth, all things Witchy and Pagan. Together they hold over 45 years of experience as practitioners of Magic and Pagan practice. Please check out David’s workshop.

    Visit David and Dallas at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

    Online at Mystic Mountain Lodge  

  • Vendor Highlight: GIFTS

    GIFTS - Global Initiatives Fair Trade Store

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes GIFTS (Global Initiatives Fair Trade Store)!

    GIFTS - Global Initiatives Fair Trade StorePart of the Fair Trade network, G.I.F.T.S. sells goods from producers around the world guaranteeing them a fair share of the value of their work.

    GIFTS Fair Trade is a small business that brings fair trade products from the developing world and offers them for sale at markets on Vancouver Island.  In doing so, we help artisans find an audience for their wares and ensure they get a fair price for their products.

    Diane and Nick Cacciato, the owners of GIFTS – Global Initiatives Fair Trade Store, have traveled extensively, and as long-time educators, are both committed to the principles of social justice.  They have been involved with GIFTS for several years and when the opportunity to buy the business came up, they jumped at the chance to keep GIFTS alive and well in the Cowichan Valley.

    Visit GIFTS at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

    Online at GIFTS

  • Vendor Highlight: Catch a Star Studio

    Catch a Star Studio

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Catch a Star Studio!Catch a Star Studio

    Silver jewellery, rose gold jewellery, elk horn goddesses, polished stones, elemental wands, stone pendulums, smudge kits, Dragon ware jewellery, Dragon eye potions and more.

    Visit Catch a Star Studio at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

     

     

  • Vendor Highlight: Soaring Scavengers

    Soaring Scavengers

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Soaring Scavengers!

    Soaring ScavengersNestled between old growth trees and the Pacific Ocean, Soaring Scavengers officially began in 2015.  Inspired by life and death on Vancouver Island Soaring Scavengers creates high quality, handcrafted leather goods that are rugged enough for everyday use and outdoor adventures.  Though most items are crafted using new, high quality leather, makers Nat and Riley will use natural and recycled materials they have scavenged along the way for specific designs and accents.

    Where did the name Soaring Scavengers come from?  Inspired by the resident turkey vultures living on Vancouver Island, Nat and Riley resonated with these incredible birds and appreciated their ability to scavenge what they need to survive and their community focused approach to life.

    Often misjudged, the turkey vulture is actually a very necessary bird found all around the world. Seen often soaring together in kettles these birds are considered a bird of prey, though they rarely kill for a meal, rather spending their days cleaning up the dead, thus removing harmful bacteria and disease from their environment.  As community birds you’ll often see more than one, flying, eating and sleeping together.

    Visit Soaring Scavengers at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

    Online at Soaring Scavengers

  • Vendor Highlight: Kettle and Hive

    Kettle and Hive

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Kettle and Hive!

    Kettle and HiveKettle and Hive Citron Tea concentrate is a unique mixture of fresh lemons and honey.  No hidden ingredients, just deliciousness in every cup!  Just add a spoonful to a mug of hot water – it’s a convenient and modern take on a traditional recipe!

    Trish Francis has been working in food production for over 20 years. A trained baker and an self proclaimed foodie, she has a passion for creating innovative recipes and flavour combinations. Her interest in herbs and wild foods from a young age has provided inspiration for her many creations.

    After watching a friend struggle to make a cup of fresh lemon and honey tea on her break from work the idea for Kettle and Hive was born.   She found that Lemon and honey concoctions are used in many cultures worldwide, each one having its own recipe and method passed down through the generations. This is  a modern version of those traditional recipes.

    Citron Tea concentrate is a unique mixture of fresh lemons and honey; its distinctive texture creates a soothing beverage when added to water it nourishes more than just your body. Simple, Natural, Good.

    Visit Kettle and Hive at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

    Online at Kettle and Hive

  • Vendor Highlight: Shill Shack

    Shill Shack

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Shill Shack!

    Shill ShackShill Shack carries so much cool sh!t: corsets and accessories, Jewelry and clothing, geek merch and cool supplies, custom leather and costume work. Remember, don’t let age make you beige!

    Visit Shill Shack at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

    Online at Shill Shack

  • VIPPD says thank you thank you to each and everyone of you!

    We’d like to thank everyone of who attended our 14th Annual Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day – you are the reason we had such an incredible day! We’d also like to thank (and please please message us if we’ve overlooked anyone!):

    Our wonderful community support:

    Extra special thanks to the Circle of the Sacred Muse: Mary, David, Alex, Ranan, Dawne, Cece and Kerri and Michele for our magical main ritual and to everyone who participated in the ritual – yay! your energy stabilized the high pressure zone above us and stopped the showers😊

    Our fabulous performers:

    Our amazing workshop presenters:

     

    Our superstar volunteers:

    • Tori, Jim, Holly, Katie, Khris, Angus, Albert, Lianne, Del, Neahla, Ian, Kelly, Darryl
    • Michele, aka Our Most Exalted Chopped Liver – you did a fabulous job with the magical threshold to prosperity!
    • And the Immensely Malinski clan for pitching in throughout the day

    Our marvellous Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day Vendors, Readers and Information Tables – thank you for all your fantastic donations to the raffle table as well!

    We’ll see you next year for the 15th Annual Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day! and yes, photos from the day are on their way:)

     

  • New this year! Pagan Families at the HedgeWitch Shire booth

    For all of us pagan parents – there will be plenty to do at the Shire! Bring your family — bring yourself!

    PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT a drop zone. Any children left unattended will be fed to the dragons and/or a general page will be made that a child has been found and should be returned to a parent asap. Thank you!