Vancouver Pagan Pride

Workshop Zone – VanPPD 2016


The Workshop Zone is located to the side of the event to allow for less noise so that attendees can learn from each workshop instructor.

Bring your camp chair or a blanket to sit on – and come learn something new!

See below for full schedule and descriptions of workshops planned throughout the day on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Workshop Zone Programme

1:00 – 1:30 PM Chanting with Violet

Sound is powerful, unifying and connects into some of our deepest magics. This is a “hands” on workshop (mouth on just sounds too strange), where you will get to practice toning, simple word chanting and some standard song chants (as well as learn the differences between them). Join us as we get our vibration on!

1:30 – 2:00 PM Types of Paganism
with Violet

Checking out Pagan Pride Day and/or paganism and feeling a bit confused? Come and get your questions answered! We will look at and discuss the major forms of paganism, some common terms, and roughly what you could expect from various types of paganism

2:00 – 3:00 PM Ritual Construction
with Violet

Come and learn about the many and varied points to consider when planning ritual, from individual rituals to large-scale group ones. We will discuss the basic layout to consider, as well as common problems and solutions. We will put these ideas into practice by planning the Community Ritual that will be run later in the day. (Attendance at the following ritual is not required.)

3:00 – 3:30 PM Witch Hunts in Salem
with Margaret

Learn the fascinating story of Bridget Bishop, the first woman tried and executed for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. Margaret learned of her trial and tribulations a few years ago while taking part of a recreation in Salem – where the actual transcript of her trial is kept.The re-enactment used the same mind-set from the 1600’s, and the participating folks had to either convict or set her free, leading Margaret to reconsider the question: “Were there any actual witches in Salem?”

4:00 – 5:00 PM Finding Community as a Solitary in GRVD
with Julie

It is said that approximately half of all Pagans are self-declared solitary practitioners. This is a large group of people. There is a strong possibility that, at one time or another, the solitary’s practice may become stagnant and/or the practitioner may suffer from isolation, in turn, affecting their magickal practice. Whichever the reason, it is crucial to find community/communities of other practitioners in your area of residence.

Not originally from British Columbia, Julie discusses the various options that she discovered are available to solitary practitioners in the Greater Vancouver Area.