|Sat, Dec 7, 6:30pm
Location: 222 The Esplanade, Party Room
Yule Auction & Annual General Meeting
We are pleased to announce the 2013 General Meeting/Steering Committee Election (for the Toronto temple) and the annual Yule Auction, which will take place on Saturday, December 7 2013 at the Party Room at 222 The Esplanade (Near Jarvis St. and Front St.), Toronto.
We really need donations to the auction - please contact any member of the steering committee and we will be happy to accept the donation or just bring to the auction. The key to a successful auction is the donations. A large number of our members are artists and handmade items are always in demand. Whether you make bath salts or paint portraits, make athames or write poetry, anything you can donate will be appreciated. If you cannot make something, but have some interesting item that you no longer use, we can sell it. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and its success depends on you!
This is a great event & We always have a lot of fun! There will be snacks provided and drinks available. Viewing of the items will be from 6:30pm onward (from the start of the General Meeting), so that you can see up close all those items which you might wish to bid on.
We will also be holding our election for the new Steering Committee & The format of the elections will be the same as last year and we will be directly electing nominated candidates to the three main positions of the committee (Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary). Serving on the Steering Committee takes commitment, but it's a lot of fun and a great way to get involved.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a SC member.
|Sun, Dec 22, 4pm
Location: to be announced
Yule Family Circle
Family Circles, designed for parents and children, are held for each sabbat, usually at 4pm on the day that the main public sabbat ritual is being held. Location is generally the same as for the regular Sunday circles (indoors or out, depending on the season and weather). There are games, crafts and other activities for the kids, followed by a ritual (short enough to accommodate a child's attention span) and feast. Please bring kid-friendly feast foods!
Classes are currently held every Thursday night at 8pm throughout the year, at the Bavia Arts Centre (898b St Clair Ave West), unless otherwise specified below. Please note that this is a recent change from our previous schedule of holding classes on Tuesdays.
The classes follow a year-long cycle that starts at Samhain each year, but students can start at any point during the year and attend as many or as few classes as they wish. They are offered on a drop-in basis, with no advance registration required.
Our classes are open to the public, and are all welcome to attend, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience (or lack thereof), though minors require the permission of a parent or guardian. Admission is free, but donations are gladly welcomed.
|Thu, Nov 7, 2013||Degrees, Dress & Robes|
|Thu, Nov 14, 2013||Comparative Symbolism|
|Thu, Nov 21, 2013||Altar Setup|
|Thu, Nov 28, 2013||Laws & Ethics|
|Thu, Dec 5, 2013||Ritual Construction|
|Thu, Dec 12, 2013||Song & Chant|
|Thu, Dec 19, 2013||Sabbat class — Yule|
|Thu, Dec 26, 2013||Pagan Calendars|
Circles are held every Sunday night throughout the year. During the warmer months (from Beltaine to the summer before Harvesttide), they take place at Serena Gundy Park at 8pm, except in case of rain when they are held indoors at Bavia Arts. During the colder months (from Harvesttide until the Sunday before Beltaine), they are held at the Bavia Arts Centre (898b St Clair Ave West), at 7pm.
Our Sunday rituals are open to the public, and are all welcome to attend, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience (or lack thereof), though minors require the permission of a parent or guardian. Admission is free, but donations are gladly welcomed.
|Sun, Nov 3, 2013, 7pm||Sabbat — Samhain. Please bring feast foods.|
|Sun, Nov 10, 2013, 7pm|
|Sun, Nov 17, 2013, 7pm|
|Sun, Nov 24, 2013, 7pm|
|Sun, Dec 1, 2013, 7pm|
|Sun, Dec 8, 2013, 7pm|
|Sun, Dec 15, 2013, 7pm|
|Sun, Dec 22, 2013, 7pm||Sabbat — Yule. Please bring feast foods.|
|Sun, Dec 29, 2013, 7pm|
About Feast Foods
When "feast foods" are requested for a sabbat or other special occasion, this means that people should bring some sort of food or drink to share in a potluck dinner after the ritual. Bringing feast foods for these events isn't required, but it is encouraged.
Because the sabbats are seasonally based, it is preferable to bring food that is seasonally appropriate and/or traditional to that sabbat. The class prior to each sabbat will usually contain a section on what foods are associated with that day, and there are a number of excellent resources on the web for seasonal foods in the southern Ontario area, including the following:
Also, please note that since the new location does not have a kitchen or coffee counter like our old temple did, please bring your own plate, cutlery, etc. for sabbat feasts. We would prefer to avoid the use of disposables, for environmental reasons. Also, since there's no place to wash dishes at the site, you'll want to make sure you have a bag to put your used dishes into for the trip home, so they don't get other things you may be carrying dirty.
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