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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.



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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.




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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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Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Welcomes: The Vintage Rose Tea Leaf Readings

Sit down for a cup of tea and a look in to your future

The Vintage Rose

The 2014 Island Pagan Pride Vendors!


The Vintage Rose Tea Leaf Readings

Sit down for a cup of tea and a look in to your future

The Vintage Rose


Forest Spirit Creations

We create Lotions and Potions (Tinctures to Natural products) in small batches with Ethically Sourced, Organic and/ or Wild Crafted Ingredients.  Forest Spirit Creations is a Family oriented Healing Practice/ Business. My eight year old comes out Wildcrafting/ Foraging with us. He and my Boyfriend are a part of the creation process as well, getting in the Kitchen and helping make Plant Medicines. We also create Magical items to adorn your body such as Necklaces made with REAL leafs to Ear Cuffs.


Forest Spirit Creations

Forest Spirit Creations


Ethereal Earth Fantasy Art

Using an electronic drawing tablet, digital drawing application and her own imagination, Alison Spokes paints with pixels to create enchanting Faerie and fantasy illustrations. Her signature use of bright colours and femininity highlights a beautiful and unique relationship with nature for every character she creates.



Ethereal Earth Fantasy Art


Shill Shack

The Shill Shack carries everything strange and wonderful. So, step right up, come right in, and prepare to be amazed.


Shill Shack


Sharon’s Kitchen Crafts

Home canning, crocheting & beading!

Sharon Van Sickle


Rainbow Travellers

Sale of Self-published tarot deck – Rainbow Travellers Tarot and Tarot readings



Rainbow Travellers


EarthMatrix Arts – Card Readings & Astrology

EarthMatrix Arts is Bee Wolf Ray. She is a passionate, professional astrologer, dreamwalker and tarot / oracle card reader with a unique and insightful approach. Using several decks of beautifully crafted cards, including her own originals, she reads the images of your story in a way that is clear, accurate and easy to understand.



Earth Matrix


Garden Gate Holistics

Garden Gate Holistics is located in warm and welcoming professional studio within the beautiful Old City Quarter area of Downtown Nanaimo.  Dedicated to providing both professional and nurturing care, Julie has a distinct and holistic commitment to each of her clients.  As well, the mobile chair massage service is available and Julie travels to businesses, offices, festivals spa and goddess nights throughout Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.


Garden Gate Holistics


Lynspiration Therapies

STRESS is the major contributor to almost all illnesses. Health issues typically show up first in a person’s aura or energy field before it manifests within the physical body. Everything is energy & humans are easilyinfluencedbyall of the hectic energies around us – crystals,on the other hand, are extremely stable.Iutilize their calming, healingnatureplusReiki and hypnosis to reduce stress & encourage wellness.Lynspiration Therapiesislocated in fabulous Ladysmith, BC on 1st Avenue.


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Dragon Scale Designs

We sell handmade chainandscalemaille jewelry, engraved and intentioned pendants. Our shop used copper, aluminum and semi precious stones to create unique pieces. Engravings are available intentioned with runes or ohm. Also forsalearecoptic journals, hand sewn and covered in amazing paper from around the world.


Dragon Scale



Many colourful items from around the world! Clothing, precious stones, and many other wonderful treasures!




Cat Kalyniuk

Beaded semi-precious stone and wire work jewelry


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Sundby Art & Tile

Hand carved Relief Tile & Custom Mosaics.  100% Beeswax Candles



Sundby Art & Tile


Faerie Ring

Since 2004, Faerie Ring has acarriedwideselection of crystals and gem stones from all over the world. We carry everything from wands and pyramids to unique tumbled and raw stones from all with a focus on the magical.


Faerie Ring


Radical Spirits

Radical Spirits is a Vancouver-based artist collectivededicatedtothe creation of spaces for feminist dialogue through a supernatural lens.Co-foundersAdrianaLademann and Leah Tottenham create spaces for emerging local artists to display and celebrate works that address the relationship between the supernatural, the spiritual, and various feminist ideologies.



Radical Spirits


Mumma Magma

Mumma Magma is an arts, crafts, and literature company. Currently we offer horoscope greeting cards, fairy wings, fairy crowns,floralbarrettes and head-bands, t-shirts with artwork by Jenna Rose,andwoodcrafting products such as benches and end tables.



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Hide-away Hollow Treasures and Crafts

Wood burned kitchen ware and crafts


Hideaway Hollow