Pagan Pride Festival Hits Departure Bay Beach

August 13, 2009

Author: Krista Bryce

Source: Nanaimo Daily News

There will be no sacrifices, disembowelling of chickens of goats or the casting of spells to turn someone into a toad.

But don't be shocked if you run into your neighbour at the Pagan Pride Day celebration at Departure Bay Beach on Saturday.

Two spokespeople for the Pagan church estimate there are more than 500 people in Nanaimo who practice the earth-based religion.

The main objective of Pagan Pride Day, hosted by Nanaimo's Temple of the Green Leaf Cauldron Church, is to eliminate religious intolerance through education, debunk myths that give people a distorted view of paganism and to give back to the community.