2019 Vancouver Reclaiming Samhain & Spiral Dance

You are invited to join Vancouver Reclaiming for our 27th Annual Public Samhain Ritual and Spiral Dance!

We respectfully acknowledge that this ritual is being held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 5:45 PM – 11 PM

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 1K3


  • 5:45pm Doors open
  • 6:00pm Newcomers Info Session
  • 7:00pm Doors closed. SORRY NO LATECOMERS!
  • 10:00pm Ritual ends and food is shared.

Please plan to stay until the end of the ritual. If you need to leave early please connect with a volunteer at the event.

Tickets will be available to purchase in person at the event in cash only. No ATM is available onsite.
We are reviewing the cost and ticket prices for this event and will provide an update soon that includes the cost of attendance.

If you are interested in going, please RSVP on Facebook:

Additional Details:

We are trying something new! If you are interested in volunteering or taking on a ritual role please fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JTZ2HNV


Samhain has Gaelic origins and was first celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man: http://vancouverreclaiming.org/samhain-the-witches-new-year

Samhain 2019 intention: Coming Soon!


Newcomers Info Session
Is this your first time at a Reclaiming ritual, or Samhain? This is a great opportunity to get some brief info and have your questions answered.


Bring water to drink, food to share and a blanket and pillows for sitting

Vancouver Reclaiming Rituals are drug, alcohol, and fragrance-free! What we mean by that is we will not be selling alcohol at the event, and we ask you not to partake in the recreational use of alcohol or other substances before or during the event for the purpose of enhancing your experience, etc. We ask you to come to the event having taken the medications/substances you need to manage your wellness.

Information about Vancouver Reclaiming and Samhain http://vancouverreclaiming.org/



We are committed to Samhain being welcoming and accessible. Please let us know if you have any access needs you would like more information about or support with that are not mentioned here.

This venue will have:
Multi-stall non-gendered washrooms.
Wheelchair accessible entrance, seating areas, and washroom.
Moderately padded chairs for seating for elders and people with access needs in the ritual space.
Reserved seating close to the ritual for those who are hard of hearing.
Free street parking available throughout the neighbourhood.
Public transit (#4 & #7 at Victoria and Powell/ #14 & #16 at Victoria and Hastings)
Buy your tickets in advance or bring cash to the door. There is no ATM onsite.

Scent Reduced Event

In order to support the attendance of those with allergies and sensitivities to chemicals, please refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes, essential oils or other scented or chemical products to the event.
If you use scented laundering supplies, please wash the clothing you will be wearing to ritual with scent-free soap at least one time before the ritual. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets are some of the worst offenders for people who have chemical sensitivities. If you come heavily scented to this event, it may mean another person will become ill for days afterwards or will have to leave the event. If you do arrive heavily scented and are impacting the health and wellness of attendees, we may have to ask you to leave.
No smoking within 10 feet of the event entrance.
Scent-free soap will be provided in the washrooms.
The venue is maintained with the use of scented and chemical cleaners

For more information on how to be fragrance free for an event:

RAMP Audit

This audit of the Maritime Labour Centre was originally performed by the Radical Access Mapping Project in August 2011. For questions please contact rampvancouver@gmail.com.