Monday, October 25, 2010

Montreal's Gaia's Bardic a Success!

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.

Scarlet recorded a few of the performances and posted them on her YouTube channel, so have a look. Gaia Gathering has it's own YouTube channel, so you can check that out too.

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

Monday, October 18, 2010

Announcing our E-mail Newsletter

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Call for Products and "Slaves" for our Yule Fundraiser

Montreal's Yule fundraiser will highlight the talented artists, artisans and business people in our community, and will be held the on Saturday December 4th, 2010 at the Atwater library auditorium. This is the same weekend as the Yule fair organised by Le Melange Magique. The product and slave auction is great way to buy Yule gifts while supporting Gaia Gathering.

We are looking for people to donate either a product or a service that will be auctioned off during this event.

Services that have already been offered for the live "slave" auction include: reiki sessions, massage therapy, storytelling, reflexology sessions, shamanic healing, sound healing, astrology reading, chauffeur service, etc. We are also having a silent auction on products where people can sign-up and bid on products during the Yule Fair and also during the Slave/Product Auction event. So far, these products include paintings, books, CDs, gift certificates, clothing, etc.

So... are you with us? Can you support our cause by donating a service or a product to help us raise the funds needed to hold this historic event in Montreal in May 2011? All the proceeds from these fundraisers go to making the Gaia Gathering national Canadian pagan conference a reality, not only in Montreal, but also for future incarnations of the event. This can be a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your product or service to a wider national audience as well as supporting our local community and raising Montreal's community recognition to a national level.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!