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Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day needs a new coordinator!

After many years of running the show, I’ve decided it’s time to step back and let some new blood take on this challenge.

It’s my heart felt and sincere intention to see Island Pagan Pride day carry on, but I just don’t have the resources to be the front person for the event any more, so here is an opportunity for someone else to shine!

Please know that in order for Island Pagan Pride 2015 to happen, we will need a new coordinator to step up.

Take this job on and I will have your back with advice and experience and will still be there to volunteer and help smile emoticon

Want to know more?

Contact Kam at: info@islandpaganpride.org

Island Pagan Pride Day 2014 Photo Gallery

Some of the best memories from Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day 2014!

Click on any thumbnail to open full size and view in a slide show.

See you this Saturday at Island Pagan Pride Day!

The workshops are all lined up, the vendors are ready, the performers are set and the concession stand is prepared and our raffle with almost 20 items is ready!

Here is the latest schedule (click to open)schedule


Island Pride Day is held at the Kinsmen Park on Departure Bay Beach, 2730 Departure Bay Rd

Opeing circle is at 11AM, please come out and spend the day with us!



2014 Performers

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The Owl & the Pussycat

Our favourite folk duo!









Doris Lavoie
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Dorris Lavoie

Doris is a gypsy spirited folk singer who started touring in 1965!






Pagan Pride Day 2013

Pagan Pride Day 2013

12:30 – 1 pm
Belly Dance with Genya & friends!








Josh Gellman
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Josh Gelman

Josh Gellman is a multi-instrumentalist, host of CHLY’s radio show: Vinyl, Live & Local, Artisan and Soapmaker who resides on Vancouver Island, BC. He is a songwriter, and plays Piano, Guitar, Bass, and a South American folk instrument called the Charango. His original music aims to create an ambient setting, express inspiration, and convey meaningful messages. This page also shows some great pics of his artesania which is displayed every summer at numerous festivals in BC, have a look!! To hear Josh’s radio show podcast, please go here:  http://dailysplice.com/383344-station/play/only-4869






Bobi Schram

1:45 to 2:30
Bobi Schram

From jazzy blues, sultry lounge, to country, and folk, and well, just the Bobbi sound.

Bobbi performs in and around Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, where she lives.

“I love to play and sing, I truly love music. It really is a universal language, and without music, I believe the world would be devoid of any true plesantries …merry making …romance …and festivities. Music is in everything we do and everything we are, it’s our greatest expression.”



Pagan Pride Day 2013

Pagan Pride Day 2013

3:30 – 4:15 pm

Bee Wolf-Ray

Joni Joan Mitchell, Björk, Buffy St Marie, Gillian Welch all wrapped up in one!

Bee Wolf Ray is a singer-songwriter from Hornby Island who often plays as a duo with Peter Cloud Panjoyah. Bee hosts ‘Songwriter Circle’, a radio show on 96.5 FM, Hornby Island’s community station. Bee’s music has a raw, sweet sound with haunting, inspiring and often stirring ideas and images; her voice has been compared to such diverse artists as Buffy St. Marie, Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin and Ricki Lee Jones.

Bee is passionate about the songwriting process and about music as a force for personal transformation and the evolution of human consciousness.



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4:15 – 4:30 pm
Belly Dance with Robin






Pagan Pride Day 2013

Pagan Pride Day 2013

4:30 – 4:45 pm
Belly Dancers  with Genya and friends











Roger Helfrick
4:45 to 5:30
Roger Helfrick

A classically trained baritone, accompanied by by nylon-strung lever harp, gut-strung medieval harp, guitar and psaltery.

“In all my years as a musician I have only heard a few such gorgeous voices. Roger’s singing is like velvet. His voice has this clear, transparent, warm, completely natural sound that truly makes you want to melt away. And he tells the song’s story so simply and beautifully.”




2014 Workshops & Rituals

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Drawing Down the Moon/Sun - Mary Malinski

It’s one thing to evoke Deity into the space of your  ritual, it’s another thing to invoke Deity into your body. For some people it is  cary, and for others it is like a fun party trick.We’ll explore some dos and don’ts of invoking, and you’ll have an opportunity to try it in a safe space.



massaltar12:15 to 1:15
Gnostic Mass Ritual Orientation – OTO

The Gnostic Mass is a participatory ritual contains many symbols and nuances. For those wanting to actively participate, this orientation will help provide a deeper understanding of the ritual and enhance their experience.


Crystals1:15 to 2:15
Crystals and Earth Medicine - Fae Starchild

Learn to heal yourself, others and the earth using shamanic crystal healing methods with Fae Starchild from Faerie Ring Earth Medicine.


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Kids Ritual

A simple, fun filled, ritual for both the young and young at heart. Come sing and dance with us as we celebrate the connections we share as friends, as family and as a community.




OTO Seal
2:30 to 3:30
Gnostic Mass – OTO

The Gnostic Mass is a beautiful ritual that celebrates the mysteries of Thelema and OTO. It is a magical rite that exemplifies the union of the individual Soul with the Absolute, culminating in a eucharistic sacrament embodying Life and Joy. The Mass is a recognition of every person’s inherent sacredness, and so glorifies the identification of the Self with the Divine.



Exploring Nordic Traditions - Heathen Freehold Society of BC

Study the many varieties of Germanic Heathenism which have arisen all over the world in the last half century, including Asatru, Odinism, Theodism, Forn Sed, and others.



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