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

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