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:)
Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Emma Heitzmann Art Studio!
My name is Emma Heitzmann, I’m a potter and a sculptor and I currently live in Campbell River BC. I was born in Calgary, Alberta and moved out to Vancouver Island in late 2011.
Working in the ceramic medium is highly elemental, raw earth and water to make it malleable, fire and air to change the material to something that will last until someday it erodes back into its component parts.
I find a great deal of inspiration and interest in the natural world around me and have been learning a great deal about the flora and fungi of the area I live in since I moved from Calgary. Bringing some of the passion I have for the natural world into the work I create has become a main area of focus for a number of years now. I feel that there are nearly endless possibilities that flow from our forests and oceans into my work.
I make work that both mimics and represents several species of mushroom, that dances with bees, and that offers daily practice of prayer and noticing.
You can purchase her pottery on Pagan Pride Day at the Sooke Region Museum and you can see more of her work at https://www.instagram.com/emmaheitzmannartstudio/
Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Lane Moon and Jeanie Wilson!
Lane Moon features hand crafted wooden wands with symbols and crystals, wooden ritual boards with protection symbols burnt into them while enchanted and crafted within the circle.
Jeanie Wilson features handmade wire wrapped crystal pendants and handmade beach glass and driftwood pendants and paintings.
Visit Lane Moon and Jeanie Wilson at Pagan Pride Day in Sooke on August 11th!
Our community is very generous – we’ve seen it again and again. We have some incredibly generous prizes for this year’s raffle.
Check out all of the amazing prizes!
Deep Peace – Gift Certificate
Studio Esoterica – Handcrafted cedar wand, pocket sized stone altar God and Goddess set, and a hand rolled cedar smudge wand
Bat-Fish Studio – Tube*Bella pendant 100% up-cycled product made from the inner tube of bicycle tires & found objects
Turner Art Pottery Studio – pair of stoneware cups
Soul Gem Creations – Faerie Bottle, Dragons Vein Agate pendant, and swirl ring
Walks Within – set of guided meditation CDs
The Bandwagon Food Truck – 2 meals plus dessert
West Coast Witch Wear – 4 hours of private sewing or quilting lessons
Mystic Lotus – incense packs
Ellen Rainwalker – Bead necklace with Goddess pendant
Little Love Letter Arts – shining star necklace pendant
Grey Owl Tattoo & Fine Art – One Hour of Tattooing
Alicia Johnson Coaching – Chair Massage and Tarot Reading package 1.5 hour service
Lovewinx by Shannon – Frisky Legs Trio
Mystic Earth Creations – Himalayan Salt Lamp
Changes by Jenna – Orgonite Cell Phone Charm
The Romance Shop – Gift Certificate
SuzannArt – Crystal anklet: Labradorite, Amethyst, Garnet and Smoky quartz with silver plated chain and leaf charm
Lady Glitz – Swarovski earrings
Intuitive Suzy – handcrafted scarves + online tarot reading
Health Light Love – Set of three Inspirational Photo Notecards and a pen
Balance BodyWorx – Reflexology Gift Certificate
Epicure with Kyli – Epicure Cheesecake Bundle
Raffle tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5. You do not need to be present to win! All proceeds go to cover the costs of Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day so we can donate more to our charities, The Comox Valley Food Bank and Greenways Land Trust.
Part of the fun of Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day is all of the wonderful entertainers, and we have a fantastic line up for you again this year!
Roger Helfrick Roger has been performing professionally since 1994 after the release of his first album “The Call”. Singing since the age of 18, Roger purchased his first harp in 1993 and taught himself to play. He has performed with many ensembles including the St. F.X. Chamber Choir, the Calgary Opera Chorus and the Calgary Renaissance Singers and Players. His expansive repertoire has included ancient Greek, medieval, and renaissance as well as fold music from Japan, Germany, Norway, Iceland, the British Isles and Ireland. Roger lives on Vancouver Island and is working more with improvisation and intuition to create new works that deal with the passing of seasons, joy, love, silence and living in the present. We welcome him back this year to perform as our headliner! Visit his website at www.rogerhelfrick.ca for more information.
Amy Muloin Amy Muloin is a singer/songwriter who hails from Campbell River. She has been crafting original country folk tunes, for the past five years.she is a modest artist with a powerful voice. Last year’s Wood Stove Festival in Cumberland said “Amy Muloin will make you want to quit your job and sing songs around campfires full time. Her soaring vocals and groovy rhythm guitar take you on adventures through creativity, love, and the pursuit of passion.”
Vic and Steve Ruskin with Blaine Dunaway! Vic and Steve have been a musical duo for over 30 years. They slide comfortably from ballads to blues, celtic to contemporary, ragtime (rock/rockabilly) to reggae and even a dash of Latin to add a bit more spice. Steve is a piano player but his portable keyboards have opened up a world of instrumental opportunity allowing him to choose the most effective sounds for each song.Vivian plays guitar, mandolin and does the lead vocals, with Steve adding choice harmonies. Blaine is one of Canada’s foremost improvising violinists. Performer, teacher, composer, conductor, Blaine Dunaway plays throughout Vancouver Island with a wide variety of friends, visit his website at www.blainedunaway.com
Come and be enchanted by these fabulous performers live on Pagan Pride Day, August 12th in Courtenay!
Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Turner Art Pottery!
Sculptural and functional pottery, reflecting connectivity and symbiosis with earth and energies of positivity and balance.
You can see Turner Art Pottery at Pagan Pride Day in Lewis Park, Courtenay!
Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day welcomes Elusive Butterfly Connection!
Lori is an Empath. Her gifts include; Clairvoyant, Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and a Spiritual- Medium who gives accurate psychic readings through a range of mediums.
You can visit Elusive Butterfly Connection on Pagan Pride Day in Courtenay!
Online at Elusive Butterfly Connection
Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Feather Fusion!
Feather Fusion is a combination of colorful jewelry and hair creations, all products are handmade with love on Vancouver island. Unique styles of feather earrings, ear cuffs, hair extensions, headbands, and all kinds of feathery fun creations.
You can visit Feather Fusion on Pagan Pride Day at Lewis Park, Courtenay!
Feather Fusion on Facebook
Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes back Goddess Remembered!
Unique Goddess themed jewelry.
Visit Goddess Remembered at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day!
Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes back the Heathen Freehold Society of BC!
Heathen Freehold Society of BC, a universalist heathen organization dedicated to the study and practice of the ancient faith of the tribes of Northern Europe.
Visit the Heathen Freehold Society of BC on Pagan Pride Day!
Heathen Freehold Society of BC on Facebook