Samhain & Spiral Dance 2018

You are invited to join Vancouver Reclaiming for our 26th Annual Public Samhain Ritual and Spiral Dance.

We respectfully acknowledge that this ritual is being held on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Samhain has Gaelic origins and was first celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Learn more about Samhain.

We dance with the elements, sing for the dead, heal together, connect with the web

Location: Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4C3 (Map)

Date: Sunday, October 28th, 2018


  • 5:45pm: Doors open
  • 6:00pm: Newcomers Info Session
  • 7:00pm: Doors closed. SORRY NO LATECOMERS!
  • 10:00pm:  Ritual ends and food is shared.

Please plan to stay until the end of the ritual. If you need to leave early please connect with a volunteer at the event.

Tickets:  $15 to $25 sliding scale (children under 12 free).

  • No one turned away for lack of funds.
  • Link to purchase tickets online: coming soon!
  • Tickets are available for $15, $20 or $25 at Brown Paper Tickets or $15-$25 at the door (Cash only!)

Bring: water to drink, food to share and a blanket and pillows for sitting

Vancouver Reclaiming Rituals are drug, alcohol, and fragrance free!

Join the Facebook event here.

Newcomers Info Session


Is this your first time at a Reclaiming ritual, or Samhain? This is a great opportunity to get some brief info and have your questions answered.


We are committed to Samhain being welcoming and accessible and have invited feedback with a survey held after our 2016 and 2017 events. Please continue to provide us with feedback and watch the Facebook event for our 2018 survey.

This venue will have:

  • Multi-stall non-gendered washrooms.
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance, seating areas, and washroom.
  • Moderately padded chairs for seating for elders and people with access needs in the ritual space.
  • Reserved seating close to the ritual for those who are hard of hearing.
  • Free street parking available throughout the neighbourhood.
  • Public transit (#4 & #7 at Victoria and Powell/ #14 & #16 at Victoria and Hastings)
  • Buy your tickets in advance or bring cash to the door. There is no ATM onsite.

Scent Reduced Event

  • In order to support the attendance of those with allergies and sensitivities to chemicals, please refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes, essential oils or other scented or chemical products to the event.
  • No smoking within 10 feet of the event entrance.
  • Scent-free soap will be provided in the washrooms.
  • The venue is maintained with the use of scented and chemical cleaners
  • Learn more on how to be fragrance free

RAMP Audit


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Equinox Ritual – September 22nd, 6pm

September 22nd, 6pm. Trout Lake Picnic Shelter.

“Amidst the falling leaves, we are grateful for Gaia’s gifts that sustain us to protect our sacred Earth.” 

Reclaiming events are scent-free, alcohol and drug free environments.

To bring: Labelled food item to share with the group after ritual.

To take on a role or inquire about helping out, contact

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September Coffee Cauldron

September 16th 2018

Many celebrations of Mabon include libation offerings to TREES and honouring of ‘The Green Man’.  We’ll be talking about TREES, how amazing they are, the language of trees and how each of us relate to trees.  We will also be discussing the changing seasons, how we’re preparing for winter and the rainy season and what we will be leaving on the vine and what we will be reaping for the final harvest (literally if you have a garden and metaphorically as well).  Trees make a nice canopy for the rain 🙂

LOCATION: The Lost and Found Café,

33 W Hastings St., Vancouver – Unceded Coast Salish Territories

Time: 12:45-2:45pm

Please refrain from wearing scented products.  Reclaiming events are alcohol and drug-free.


There is no fee for attending.  You could order some delicious food or drinks, and/or make a donation to Lost and Found Cafe for the use of the space.


RSVP’s are appreciated – it helps to know how many people might be there in preparing the space. Thanks.  Please reply to Cara at


Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

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Image of the Witch

August 19th, 2018

The Image of the Witch

The word “witch” is full of historical and cultural complexity.  Come and express the many images and ideas of witchcraft.  What is the story of your craft?  How has your understanding of changed throughout your life?


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The Art of Magical Ritual Making

For more information, please visit our Classes page.

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Yule Ritual

You are invited to join
the Vancouver Reclaiming Yule Ritual
at Trout Lake Picnic Shelter (SE side of lake)
Thursday, December 21, 7:00pmSee ritual page for more information

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Samhain Feedback Survey

All feedback on 2017 Samhain Ritual and Spiral Dance most welcome here:

Your feedback helps to shape the ritual to serve the community well.

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Samhain and Spiral Dance 2017

Samhain and Spiral Dance 2017

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Doors open 5:45 PM
Newcomers Infosession 6:00 PM
Ritual 7:00PM to 10:00 PM
(Doors close at 7:00PM)

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street
Vancouver BC
Reclaiming rituals are drug-, alcohol- and fragrance-free.

Tickets Sliding scale $15-$25 at door or

Information about the ritual or to volunteer, contact

For full details see RITUALS page or our Facebook event
Learn more about Samhain, The Witches’ New Year

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Public Imbolc Ritual (Skyclad)

2017 Public Imbolc Ritual (Skyclad)

Hey! Don’t forget the Public Imbolc Ritual is coming up on February 5th, 2017. The Ritual will be in and around the hottub at Templeton Pool in Vancouver. For more information visit the Ritual Page or check out the Facebook event!


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2107 Coffee Cauldron’s start January 22!

Come chat and share a brew with Reclaiming Witches. Learn more about the Reclaiming community and  join our monthly talks on a wide range of Witch and Magick related topics. For more information about the monthly topics and contact info, please see the post on the Meet-up page.

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