• 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

  • Vendor Highlight: Windtalker

    Mur Windtalker, Reiki Teacher & Psychic

    Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day welcomes Windtalker!

    Mur Windtalker, Reiki Teacher & PsychicMur is a tarot reader and a Reiki Master based in Victoria, BC. His style in tarot focuses on current issues in the individual’s life, tending to causative factors and solutions.

    Mur started studying the Tarot in late 2003, right around the same time he started studying Reiki and other healing arts. He now lives in Victoria, Canada where he operates as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a psychic, a yoga teacher and leads classes and workshops on several topics including Meditation, Wicca, Energetic Healing, and Self-Development, both in his community and internationally.

    Testimonials
    “The reading was easy going and easy to understand. He hits the point with honesty regardless if its good news or otherwise. Mur helped me to know the weaknesses that I have and how to solve them. Trust me, even the examples (most of the time) that he uses to help better understand the situation are pulled and reflect your actual life. I loved it” – Oree

    “Thank you Mur. Your reading was quite helpful for me and you really gave me the tools and positive energy I needed. I agree with every word you said. Thanks again, lots of love.” – Wafaa’

    “Thank you very much dear Mur. A very enlightening session. You have a talent and lovely vibrations. Looking forward to getting my Weyrd products from you and breaking out of the glass box. Thank you Thank you Thank you.” – Suzi

    You can visit Windtalker on Pagan Pride Day!

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  • 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

    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.

  • 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