• 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! 

  • Schedule of Events for Pagan Pride Day

    We’ve got an exciting lineup of workshops and performers for this year’s event!

  • Raffle Prizes Galore!

    Our community is very generous – we’ve seen it again and again. We have some incredibly generous prizes for this year’s raffle.

    Fundraiser-RaffleCheck 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.

  • Let Us Entertain You!

    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 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!

     

  • Not to be missed! The White Goddess Ritual at Pagan Pride Day

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    Belladonna Laveau and Dusty Dionne of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, Intl, join Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day to share the White Goddess Ritual.

    The White Goddess Ritual: The Bright Mother, the All Mother, Queen of Heaven, longs to speak with you and hold you in her arms. In her nurturing embrace, She will reminds you that life is full of challenges and victories, that you are precious to her, and by learning your lessons, and bringing that knowledge and awareness to light, you enrich the lives of all whom you might touch. By whatever name you call her, come to speak with She, whom we adore, the Great Mother, who gives you life, and blesses your path with those things that you need. You will be able to speak directly with the Goddess, as She is invoked through Her Priestess, Belladonna Laveau the Archpriestess of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church.

    Belladonna Laveau, APS
    Bella is the Archpriestess of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, Intl. and Dean of WiccanSeminary.EDU, the only formal Wiccan sponsored college. Bella’s book, Awakening Spirit, is used by our US Military to help chaplains minister to Wiccan Troops, and is part of the Freshman core curriculum in the Seminary. A Navy Veteran, Mother of three, and professional Spiritual Counselor; Bella is a full-time Wiccan Priestess. Her ministry helps professionalize Wiccan Clergy and provide resources for existing Wiccan ministers to be more effective in serving a modern congregation.

    Dusty Dionne- Dusty Dionne, HP
    Dusty is the High Summoner for the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, and High Priest of the Mother Church Congregation. Studying for 10 years at Pete Pathfinder’s knee, he has taken up Pete’s work as a civil rights champion and protector of religious rights, working with churches of all faiths all over the country, who find themselves hindered by their local law officials. Torn between stand-up comedian and a calling to serve Goddess, Dusty entertains us with humor and anecdotes, while revealing the mysteries of the path.

  • Vendor Highlight: Soul Gem Creations

    Handcrafted jewelry made of quartz and other beautiful stones. Made with love on the beautiful Vancouver Island located on the west coast of BC.19510291_1310219669075308_210773247753304918_n.jpg

    I am a mother of two who spends her spare time making jewelry out of healing crystals, gorgeous glass and rocks with optimal perfection!

    More information: here

  • Vendor Highlight: West Coast Witch

    One of a kind Ritual, Altar and Home Decor items.

    West Coast Witch is a local Valley business that specializes in handmade quilted and sewn pagan products. Truly Bewitching Stitching!

     

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    From cloaks and robes, to tarot bags and quilted altar runners, West Coast Witch has a large selection of items for spell work, divination, seasonal altar ware, ritual celebration and Pagan home decor. No two items are exactly alike. Custom orders are welcome.

    More information: here

  • Vendor Highlight: Studio Esoterica

    ​Studio Esoterica is the brainchild of Cece Pitts Henderson (Gypsy Cece) of Vancouver Island, BC.  Gypsy is a disabled army veteran faced with the challenge of constantly seeking new ways to express herself artistically within the limits set by her physical capabilities.  Studio Esoterica was created to host this journey of One and to showcase Gypsy’s craftsmanship.  However, as fate would have it, Gypsy Cece met two other artists 20292950_1755237591440345_280598947848022910_n.jpgon their own artistic quests …. and soon the One became Three.  Studio Esoterica is not your typical gallery or marketplace, it’s an umbrella for Three spiritual and creative ladies to huddle together under and share their ideas and resources with one another so that each individual woman’s creative ventures shall flourish…. That, is Studio Esoterica.
    More information at: here
  • Ritual Presenters: Belladonna Laveau and Dusty Dionne

    White Goddess

    Belladonna Laveau and Dusty Dionne of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, Intl, join Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day to share the White Goddess Ritual.

    The White Goddess Ritual: The Bright Mother, the All Mother, Queen of Heaven, longs to speak with you and hold you in her arms. In her nurturing embrace, She will reminds you that life is full of challenges and victories, that you are precious to her, and by learning your lessons, and bringing that knowledge and awareness to light, you enrich the lives of all whom you might touch. By whatever name you call her, come to speak with She, whom we adore, the Great Mother, who gives you life, and blesses your path with those things that you need. You will be able to speak directly with the Goddess, as She is invoked through Her Priestess, Belladonna Laveau the Archpriestess of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church.

    Belladonna Laveau, APS
    Bella is the Archpriestess of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, Intl. and Dean of WiccanSeminary.EDU, the only formal Wiccan sponsored college. Bella’s book, Awakening Spirit, is used by our US Military to help chaplains minister to Wiccan Troops, and is part of the Freshman core curriculum in the Seminary. A Navy Veteran, Mother of three, and professional Spiritual Counselor; Bella is a full-time Wiccan Priestess. Her ministry helps professionalize Wiccan Clergy and provide resources for existing Wiccan ministers to be more effective in serving a modern congregation.

    Dusty Dionne- Dusty Dionne, HP
    Dusty is the High Summoner for the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, and High Priest of the Mother Church Congregation. Studying for 10 years at Pete Pathfinder’s knee, he has taken up Pete’s work as a civil rights champion and protector of religious rights, working with churches of all faiths all over the country, who find themselves hindered by their local law officials. Torn between stand-up comedian and a calling to serve Goddess, Dusty entertains us with humor and anecdotes, while revealing the mysteries of the path.

  • Call for help!

    volunteer for vancouver island pagan pride dayPlans for Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day 2017 are well under way (have you marked August 12th on your calendar yet?), and we are always on the lookout for people to help out. Pagan Pride is run completely by volunteers, and many hands make light work.

    We are looking for people to help out in many areas. If you might be able to help, even if you can’t take on the entire job (for example, as part of the advertising crew, you could hand out flyers and put up posters in your local area), please let us know, either by email or on Facebook.

    Volunteer info session is on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:30 pm at Games and Grounds in Courtenay. Not in the Comox Valley? That’s ok! We can connect you via Skype – just send us an email.