Posts Tagged bardic

The Winter Blues have been Beaten

5 February 2012

Such a great evening of entertainment was had by all who attended the Beat the Winter Blues fundraiser last night. I do believe we doubled the number of attendees from last year and the money raised will go to a fund for travel subsidies for people who wish to attend the Gaia Gathering conference in Toronto in May of 2012.

The event hosted a cauldron brimming with talent. We had storytelling, singing, dancing, spoken word, and magic! All the artist generously donated their time and talent for this fundraiser, so we owe them a debt of thanks.

To find out more about these artists, please visit their sites, attend their events, and buy their stuff. These artist work hard for your support.

This was the second time we put on the Beat the Winter Blues event and I strongly suspect it won’t be the last!

Update: here are some of the performances that were filmed that night:

Gaia Gathering 2012 Fundraiser

9 January 2012

Atwater Library and Computer Centre
1200 Atwater Avenue, Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4
Facebook event

Cost: $10

Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Entertainment starts at 7pm.

An evening of music, story, poetry, magic, and song to raise funds for the Canadian National Pagan Conference, Gaia Gathering taking place in Toronto in May 2012.

Performers include:
Taelstrum (Hobbes & Shayne)
Kym Dominique Ferguson (Spoken Word poet)
Loran Magie Mystique (stage magic)
Laura Jane Beach (Bluegrass / Folk / Indie)
and more to come!

Beat the Winter Blues 2011: a Gaia Gathering Fundraiser

11 January 2011

The Gaia Gathering Planning Committee invites you to join us for a night of live music, fantastical tales, and witchy company!

Beat the Winter Blues 2011
Date/Time: Friday, February 4 · 8:00pm – 11:00pmClydes
286, Chemin Du Bord-du-Lac
Pointe-Claire, QC
Tickets: $7/$10 at the door
Facebook Event Page

The evening’s entertainment includes:

Kanaska Carter of Ottawa (http://kanaska.webs.com/) who blew us all away with her surprise performance during the Gaia’s Bardic event in October, so make sure you don’t miss her full performance in Montreal’s West Island!

Hobbes and Shayne Gryn of TaelStrum will also spin a few tales and music during the evening.

Loran (http://www.loranillusion.com/) will entertain us with music and magic!

You can buy tickets to this event at the following places:

Melange Magique (1928 Ste. Catherine Street)
Avalon Naturel (Dorval, Quebec): http://www.avalonnaturel.com/
Treasure Chest (60A Donegani, Pointe-Claire)

All the proceeds go to funding our national Pagan Conference, Gaia Gathering, taking place in May 2011 in Montreal.

For more information about Gaia Gathering or to sign-up for updates:
● www.gaiagathering.ca   ● info@gaiagathering.ca
● gaiagathering.blogspot.ca   ● facebook.com/Gaia.Gathering

Gaia’s Bardic a Success!

25 October 2010

This past Saturday night, Atwater Library was host to an evening of music, storytelling, and more than a few surprises! If you missed it, you really denied yourself a rare treat. You shouldn’t deny yourself such pleasures… you deserve better!

We had over 50 people in the audience that night, and thanks to their generosity and mathematical formulas that I’ve never been very good at, we raised over $600 for the Gaia Gathering conference. Amazing!

As with all pagan events, we started the evening about 15 minutes late (logistics and waiting for certain people), but once we got going, we found it difficult to stop! The evening’s entertainment included:

All the performances were amazing and the audience were very appreciative and responsive.

As for surprises, well here’s one that caught everyone by surprise. One of the performers couldn’t make it that night, so when we were approached by Kanaska offering to sing a couple of songs, we found room in the evening for her.

She. was. amazing. The beautiful passion and raw power that came from this woman and her guitar floored the room. After each song, the audience went crazy with applause and cheers. She added something to that evening that we were hoping for, but not to that degree: magic.

From that evening, we already have 4 people signed up for the conference and many more people interested in finding out more about it. It was a great kick-off event to lead into and help promote the Montreal edition of Gaia Gathering.

A few people recorded the evening with their cameras and have posted them on YouTube:

The next big event for Gaia Gathering is the Service/Product auction to take place the first weekend of December. Stay tuned for more information about it!

Support in the West Island

13 October 2010

We just wanted to thank Karen at the Treasure Chest shop in Pointe-Claire for approaching us and requesting posters and flyers to help us promote the Bardic and the Witches Ball.

You can see posters (and soon get tickets) at her shop at:

Treasure Chest – Coffre aux Tresors
60A Donegani
Pointe Claire, QC
H9R 2V4
514-630-9229
treasurechst09@gmail.com
Google Maps

Putting posters up for the Bardic and the Ball

10 October 2010

We’ve had bilingual posters made for the following events and we’re asking our supporters to put these posters up in places where they will be seen:

  • Montreal Witches Masquerade Ball (thanks be to Alex for designing the poster)
  • Gaia Bardic Fundraiser (thanks be to Crystal for designing the poster and flyers)

The posters have been brought to the two following places for you to pick up:

  • Charme & Sortilege (4933 Rue de Grand-Pré, Montréal)
  • Le Melange Magique (1928 Ste. Catherine Street West)

When putting these posters up, please do NOT put them on illegal places like mailboxes, telephone poles, parking meters, bus shelters, etc. If our posters are found in these places, we could be fined up to $1500.  For the Witches Ball: if Sala Rossa finds out that the posters have been put in illegal places, we could lose our rights to use their space for this event. So please BE CAREFUL when putting the posters up.

Keep in mind that these events are on October 23rd (the Gaia Bardic) and  on October 29th (the Witches Ball), which is not far away. The sooner we get these posters up, the better. Good places to put posters up include:

  • Universities
  • CEGEPS
  • Community centres
  • Cafes
  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies

Thanks for your support!

Hobbes
Montreal Pagan Resource Centre

Reminders: Gaia’s Bardic (Oct. 23rd) and Witches Ball (Oct 29th)

8 October 2010

Saturday, October 23rd 2010 — Gaia’s Bardic

An evening of music, song, storytelling, and magic to raise funds and awareness for the Gaia Gathering pagan conference in May 2011.

Time:   October 23 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location:    Atwater Library
1200 Atwater
Montreal, QC
Facebook Event page

Featuring: Hobbes • Alex Del Busso • Shayne Gryn • LC • Triskalia • and much more!

Tickets sold @ / Billets en vente @:
Melange Magique (1928 Ste. Catherine Street West, Montreal)
Charme et Sortilège (4933, Rue De Grand-Pre, Montreal)
$10 advanced purchase
$15 at the door

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Friday, October 29th 2010 — Montreal Witches Masquerade Ball
Sala Rossa  (4848 Blvd St. Laurent)
Facebook Event page

Samhain Ritual/rituel (free/gratuit): 7pm (18 years/ans +)
Participants are asked to bring a small stone
Celebration: 8:30pm

Wear your wildest masks! / Portez vos masque les plus fantastiques!
Prizes and raffles! / Prix a gagner
Music spun by / Musique par: DJ Marcus Aurelius
Bring your drums! / Apportez vos djembes!

Tickets sold @ / Billets en vente @:
Melange Magique (1928 Ste. Catherine Street West, Montreal)
Charme et Sortilège (4933, Rue De Grand-Pre, Montreal)
$10 advanced purchase
$15 at the door

Sponsored by / Presente par:
Montreal Pagan Resource Centre
Centre de Resource Paienne de Montreal

Tickets are now available

10 September 2010

We’re very encouraged to hear that people have been asking about tickets for the Gaia Gathering Bardic and the Montreal Witches Masquerade Ball. We apologize that we were not able to make the tickets available for purchase.

However, we just dropped the tickets for both events at Melange Magique and some of the tickets should be available at Charme & Sortilege by early next week.

  • Gaia Gathering Bardic: October 23rd 2010, $10
  • Montreal Witches Masquerade Ball: October 29th, $10

Gaia’s Bardic Fundraiser for the Gaia Gathering Pagan Conference 2011

2 September 2010

An evening of music, song, storytelling, and magic to raise funds and awareness for the Gaia Gathering pagan conference in May 2011.

Time:   October 23 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location:    Atwater Library
1200 Atwater
Montreal, QC
Facebook Event page

Featuring: Hobbes • Alex Del Busso • Shayne Gryn • LC • Triskalia • and much more!

Tickets sold @ / Billets en vente @:
Melange Magique (1928 Ste. Catherine Street West, Montreal)
Charme et Sortilège (4933, Rue De Grand-Pre, Montreal)
$10 advanced purchase
$15 at the door