• Vendor Highlight: Bowls by Greybeard

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Bowls by Greybeard!

    Maker of beautiful wood turned and segmented bowls,  Greybeard brings his unique style to all he creates. Orders taken for specialty items.

    Visit Bowls by Greybeard at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

     

  • Vendor Highlight: Moon Walker Magick

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Moon Walker Magick!

    Sea Salt & Spoons. We use sustainably harvested sea water from the south coast of Vancouver Island. As a family business, we make sure we harvest ethically and responsibly. We do all the distillation in Circle in our home. The spoons are gathered from the driftwood on the beach where the water is collected.

    Soul Salt (black salt) has ceremonial ashes mixed in to make for more potent magick. It is only made twice a year, at Beltane and Yule.

    Visit Moon Walker Magick at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

     

     

  • Performer Highlight: Anne Schaefer

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Anne Schaefer!

    Anne is a musician, facilitator, mystic and seeker based in Victoria, BC on Canada’s beautiful West Coast.

    Born into a family of musicians in Saskatchewan, music has been Anne’s first and most natural language from the beginning. She has studied and explored many instruments, genres of music, combinations of players and is always astonished at the never ending gifts and beauty that music in all its’ forms, offers us. Anne’s experience of the world is that all things are energy, energy is vibration, vibration is frequency, frequency is sound and sound is Music. Everything is Music!!!

    Since Music is that which we are, we are always empowered, healed, connected and enlivened by it, whether as a listener, creator, facilitator or performer. Anne has had the honour of facilitating and performing on three continents and is grateful beyond words for the infinite blessings of Music in her life. She is also grateful beyond words for the deep privilege of living and working in beautiful Victoria, B.C. on territories of the Songhees and Lekwungen speaking first peoples.

  • Performer Highlight: Steve and Vivian Ruskin

    Steve and Vivian Ruskin

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Steve and Vivian Ruskin!

    Steve and Vivian RuskinSteve and Vivian Ruskin, in their over 35 years as a duo, have been influenced by many musicians and genres. They slide comfortably from ballads to blues, celtic to contemporary, rockabilly to reggae, folk to jazz, originals to kid friendly and a dash of Latin added to the song mix. They have a love for music that reflects the mystical and magick in our world. Their music is entertaining for all age groups and their set lists are adjusted for their audience and the occasion. Though Steve is an acoustic piano player at heart, the more portable keyboards have opened up a world of multi-instrumental opportunity, allowing the most effective sounds for each song. Vivian adds guitar to the mix and her strong and versatile lead vocals are complimented by Steve’s tasteful vocal harmonies. He also plays a mean harmonica~! They live in the Comox Valley and enjoy performing there as well as other venues – big and small – on Vancouver Island.

    See and hear Steve and Vivian Ruskin perform at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day August 17th!

  • Performer Highlight: High Quadra Ramblers

    high quadra ramblers

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Hight Quadra Ramblers!

    high quadra ramblersThe High Quadra Ramblers are a duo creating their own interpretation of traditional music – fusing appalachian oldtime with classical, celtic, bluegrass and original compositions.

    The High Quadra Ramblers are Mack Shields on fiddle and vocals and Kaitlin Chamberlin on banjo, vocals and stepdancing: a powerhouse duo keeping the magic of traditional music alive. They are doing ambitious things with appalachian oldtime, translating traditional celtic into clawhammer banjo rhythms and taking inspiration from cajun, métis and classical to create original music. Their compositions range from high energy instrumentals to beautiful lyrical folk songs. Hailing from the East and the West, the influence of both coasts can be heard in the driving rhythm and intricate melodies of their music.

    Periodically, you will see them accompanied by their bass player, Keith Rodger.

    Since appearing on the West Coast music scene a year ago, they have been very active – they’ve completed 3 tours, played in Canada and the US, released their debut album and 2 EPs with another album on the way, and have had their music commissioned for a film soundtrack (www.risenshinethemovie.com). The short film has since won 7 awards including Best Sound Design at the Independent Shorts Awards in LA.

    See and hear High Quadra Ramblers perform at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day August 17th!

    Visit High Quadra Ramblers online

  • Performer Highlight: Hekate’s Torch

    Hekate's Torch

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Hekate’s Torch!

    Hekate's TorchCanadian Pagan Rock band formed by Femi Heqet aka Mohana – vocals, melody and synth, Robert Johnson – guitar and lyrics and Ebony Heqet Johnson, mascot. May Her Torch Be With You!

    Robert Johnson and Femi Heqet are Hekate’s Torch, Robert is a poet and a songwriter who plays guitar and saxophone. He enjoys mixing and recording original music.

    Femi Heqet, aka Mohana is a Brazilian singer/songwriter who started singing and acting at the age of 5. Wrote her first poems at the age of 16. Soprano for the Amazon Choir conducted by Dirson Costa from 1998 to 2001. Started singing professionally and composing her first songs in English in 1999 in Alternative Rock style. Awarded for the play “Reflexiones de la Naturaleza” in Tena – Ecuador, 1st prize at the Drama and Music Festival/2010, as writer and producer. Awarded for the Best play soundtrack in the 5th Amazon Drama Festival together with Mikelane de Almeida and Douglas Rodrigues. Many shows performed live in Brazil, Venezuela and Ecuador.

    See and hear Hekate’s Torch perform at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day August 17th!

    Visit Hekate’s Torch online

  • Info Booth Highlight: Circle of the Sacred Muse

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes back Circle of the Sacred Muse and the Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Canada!

    Circle of the Sacred MuseThe Circle of the Sacred Muse is an open Wiccan community serving Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and the surrounding communities on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We celebrate the Sabbats and Full Moons – our rituals are open to the public to attend. We also have informal “coffee cauldrons,” where we can meet, share experiences, and have fun.

    Our circle is accepting of all, regardless of race, gender or orientation. Whether you are an experienced covener, new to the craft or just curious, you are welcome here. As we are told in the Charge of the Goddess, we bring “mirth and reverence” to our rituals.

    Circle of the Sacred Muse is an affiliate of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Canada. Visit them online, and then come visit them at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day!

  • Vendor Highlight: Adventures in Writing

    Marie Maccagno

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Adventures in Writing!

    Marie MaccagnoAs the author of the creative memoir, The Chocolate Pilgrim, Marie is passionate about writers and writing. She supports each person to find and develop their unique voice, whether it’s in a one-to-one coaching program, a writing workshop, or longer retreat.  At Pagan Pride, she’ll be writing Haiku by request. Come and stop by for your personalized poem. Be prepared to be amazed by the powerful words that emerge.

    Visit Adventures in Writing at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th!

    Online at Adventures in Writing

  • Vendor Highlight: Emma Heitzmann Art Studio

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Emma Heitzmann Art Studio!

    Emma makes pottery that both mimics and represents several species of mushroom, that dances with bees, and that offers daily practice of prayer and noticing.

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

    Online at Emma Heitzmann Art Studio

  • Vendor Highlight: Walks Within

    Walks Within

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride welcomes Walks Within!

    Walks WithinMary is a professional Life Coach and Reiki Master Teacher. She has been leading sacred circle since 2000, and writing guided meditations since 2001. She has been reading tarot as a hobby since 1995, and professionally since 2014. Her mission is to help you uncover the Divine within yourself, to reconnect to your Soul’s wisdom, and to help you find the path that is right for YOU.

    Mary will be offering tarot readings and guided meditation CDS. Her husband, David, will be accompanying her with his hand painted miniatures – including miniature Gods and Goddesses! – and custom chess sets.

    Visit Walks Within at Vancouver Island Pagan Pride on August 17th

    Online at Walks Within