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Pagan Spirit Events is excited to announce the 1st Annual Southern Alberta Pagan Pride Festival!
Saturday August 19th, 2023 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Glamorgan Community Centre Calgary, AB
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut'ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
What is Pagan Pride? You have come to the right place. Below you will find everything you will need to know about Pagan Pride!
Southern Alberta Pagan Pride (SAPPF) is a community event for all Pagan's and non-Pagan's to come together to help promote community, tolerance, education and most importantly pride for our community!
Southern Alberta Pagan Pride Festival (SAPPF) is an annual event held in a variety of locations in Southern Alberta. The festivities are as varied as the communities who help to organize our special day. Pagan Pride Festival can be as simple as an open picnic or cook-out held in a local park; others times they are full-fledged festivals with rented venues, performance stages, and food facilities. There are, however, several common elements.
First and foremost is the goal of educating the public about the beliefs and practices of various Pagan and Neopagan traditions. The general public is invited and there are usually tables of reading materials, staffed by members of a range of Pagan and Neopagan denominations. Speakers or workshops may focus on dispelling common misconceptions about Neopaganism, or may seek to educate outsiders about the details of their particular beliefs and practices.
The second most common aspect is charitable work. Many Pagan Pride coordinating committees choose a local charity to support with fundraising and/or donations raised by the event. These charities might be organizations related to environmental conservation, animal rescues, food pantries, shelters for victims of domestic violence, or related causes.
Southern Alberta Pagan Pride Festival is open to the public and is welcoming to families and children. Hosting a SAPPF event requires adherence to a range of policies.
Many Pagan Pride festivals showcase local Neopagan performers, artisans, and merchants. Some events offer open mic sessions where attendees might chant, tell jokes, spin tales, drum, or read poetry.
This is an Anti-Racist and safe Pagan Space
Southern Alberta Pagan Pride Festival has a ZERO tolerance policy against racism, white supremacy and bigotry, we are a safe LGBTQ2S+ space.
Southern Alberta Pagan Pride Festival's commitment to you:
working with the Pagan community on educational pieces on Indigenous issues
exploring topics around cultural appropriation
working towards eliminating the threat of white supremacy that exists within our religion/spirituality to ensure our events are a safe, inclusive and open space for all.
Preventing "gate keeping" by ensuring each participant has equal access to all events during the festival regardless of spiritual path, lineage, etc.
Our Zero Tolerance Policy for SAPPF applies to all SAPPF related events and spaces, including online. We do not allow any harassment or shaming based on:
Position within or outside of hierarchical power structures
Gender, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
Body Size or Type
Sexual Orientation or Sexuality