TheWicca.ca is dedicated to recognizing and promoting Canadian Wiccan culture.
The traditions of Wicca that came originally from England have grown into a multitude of groups, artists, musicians, poets, academics, stores, and festivals across Canada celebrating the divine nature of the world. Some of this culture remains true and largely unchanged from its British roots, while other elements have grown into distinctly Canadian expressions. The exploration of Canadian Wiccan culture is a long path as varied as the climate, geography, and people that spans Canada from coast to coast.
Check in from day to day for new content or join the Facebook Homepage to receive updates of new content as it is added. To help find what you're looking for, information is organized into the following areas:
Forums - An open forum for all vistors to discuss topics such as news and current events, sabbats, divination, mythology, history, herbalism, Canadian Wiccan organizations, culture, and more from a Canadian perspective.
Articles - Articles by Canadian Wiccan authors, or articles about Canadian Wicca. Discover traditions of Wicca that are specific to Canada and read about the philosophy and practice of Wicca in Canada.
Festivals - A listing of Wiccan related festivals across Canada. If you are interested in attending or contacting a Wiccan festival, you may search by province or view the full Canadian listing.
People - Explore the authors, academics, poets, musicians, artisans, and other individuals that have contributed to Canadian Wiccan culture.
Culture - Canadian Wiccan music, video and film, poetry, publications, websites, and ritual.
Stores - Locate Wiccan related stores across Canada.
Organizations - Find public Wiccan groups and private covens by province or across Canada.
To help promote Canadian Wiccan culture, free web-hosting is offered to Canadian organizations, covens, and individuals. If you would like to have your website hosted at www.thewicca.ca, email myself to discuss the details.
Any suggestions of content can be emailed to myself. Submissions of articles, poetry, people, groups, festivals, stores, and other contributors to Canadian Wicca are welcome.
Call For Action
The push to repeal Canada's last anti-witchcraft law has taken a step forward with the start of a new facebook group and a pre-written letter that can be copy/pasted and then emailed or mailed. Please support this initiative by joining the Facebook group and forwarding it to your friends, as well as taking the time to send a copy of the letter asking that the Federal Government of Canada repeal this antiquated and discriminatory section of Canadian law.
June 9, 2011
- Daughters Of The Ancient Moon has been added to the coven listings of St. Johns, Newfoundland.
April 13, 2011
- "Beltane Eve," a new song about Beltane by Greg Currie has been added.
March 16, 2011
- Arahu Originals, an Ontario-based designer of handcrafted jewelry from Ontario has been added to the Canadian and Ontario shop listings.
February 18, 2011
- The 2011 schedule of festivals has been updated. Check out the interesting festivals in your area and make sure to register early!
November 12, 2010
- Merry Meet: The Story of the Kaleidoscope Gathering, a documentary by Francis Perron, has been added for download or live video streaming.
- Updated links have been included for David Sloma's Toronto Pagan Pride Day 2007 and Hamilton Pagan Pride Day 2006. Video steaming now available.
June 15, 2010
- Profile for Congregationalist Wiccan Association of British Columbia added.
- Added two articles by Sam Wagar, A Short History of the Gathering for Life on Earth and Congregationalist Wiccan Association of British Columbia.
June 10, 2010
- From a Spring 2010 informal bardic evening, live-performance recordings of Candle Candle, Lord and Lady, One Day, , Wiccan Mash, and Worn and Torn by Greg Currie.
June 7, 2010
- Ubasty Coven, an Ottawa, ON coven added to Ontario listings.
- Free website hosting for Wiccan organizations and events now opening. Contact myself for more information.
- Work is underway to allow Canadian Wiccans to add their own local events to a web-based events calendar.
March 15, 2010
- Mystic Roots Conference added to the 2010 festival information.
February 22, 2010
- Pagan Fest and Wild Ginger Witchcamp added to the 2010 festival information.
- Online Canadian magazine www.theheretic.ca added to Internet resources page.
February 20, 2010
- 2010 festival information is now updated. Register for your favorite festivals early!
- Incantations and Craft: Robin Skelton's Magical Artistry by Yvonne Owens
October 30, 2009
- A blessed Samhain to all! Samhain is a great time to reflect upon the prosperity we enjoy, and our loved ones that have passed on.
- "One, Then Two" a poem by Greg Currie added.
July 13, 2009
- "Passion Flower" a poem by Greg Currie added.
July 7, 2009
- Article by Sam Wagar regarding the Pagans For Peace tradition added.
- "Drawn Down" a poem by Greg Currie added.
July 2, 2009
- Updated information for Gaia Gathering
- Wiccan Church of Canada Toronto and Hamilton Temples added.
July 1, 2009
- Happy Canada Day!
June 30, 2009:
- The Nova Scotia AEGIS festival has been added.
- "First Degree" by Parnassus - CD review added to the Culture section.
June 29, 2009:
- Biography of Angela Gallant added
June 25, 2009:
- Biography of Sam Wager added
- Two new poems added: "I am a Tree" by Angela Gallant and "Requiem" by Greg Currie
- Profiles for British Columbia stores, Dreamweaver and The Threads That Bind Us, added.
June 21, 2009:
- Happy Father's Day and Summer Solstice!
June 18, 2009:
- Six editions of Pagan's Wake have been added to the Publications section under Culture.
- Three more poems and an article by Angela Gallant have been added.
- "The Threads That Bind Us" has been added to the listing of stores in British Columbia.
June 14, 2009:
- The poetry and music of Angela Gallant has been added to the Culture section.
June 9, 2009:
- Content added to Articles section
- Ongoing wonderful correspondence from across Canada, more content to be posted shortly
June 4, 2009:
- Cleaning up of stray coding/link errors.
- Added a customized 404 error page.
June 2, 2009:
- Website recoding completed. This change will allow search engines to actually locate content properly now.
May 30, 2009:
- Massive coding revamp. Converting from frames to php include format (to go live shortly).
May 29, 2009:
- Updated graphical content in Organizations and People sections
May 22, 2009:
- Enjoyable correspondence from across Canada
- Content added to Articles section.
May 18, 2009:
- Addtions to People and Culture sections
May 10, 2009:
- Happy Mother's Day to everyone!
- More content added to the People, Organizations, and Articles sections.
April 28, 2009:
- More groups added to Organizations.
- Internet category added to Culture and populated.
April 23, 2009:
- Income taxes done, back to work, more biographies and content added.
- Initial articles added
- Initial biographies added to the People section
- More conent added to the Culture and Organizations sections
- Stores and vendors added to Shops sections
- Endless tweaks to site art files
- Forums are online
- Live news feed online
- News now sorted by date
- Organizations area added
- Culture section added
- Learned a lesson in compromise and patience in html layout limitations
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