Welcome to the web site of Red Maple Grove, a community of ADF druids dwelling in the area of Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec. Red Maple Grove has been offering open, public rituals to the Pagan community since Midsummer 1999. As a member grove of Ár nDraoícht Féin, North America’s largest Druid organization, we are committed to presenting Indo-European traditional spirituality to those living in the 21st Century. Our two specific hearth cultures are Celtic and Norse, though those of other hearth cultures are very welcome. Deities willing, we will hold an in person Celtic style Bealtine ritual on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 1pm, at our Sacred Oak Tree. The ritual text is a file on our Facebook Red Maple Grove group. On April 29, 2023 there was a ritual held at the Sacred Oak Tree in Celtic style. On April 26, 2923, we placed the French language version of this text as a file on our French language Facebook group, Bosquet des Erables Rouges. Deities willing, this will be used during our ritual in Gatineau. And on April 28, 2023, we added the ritual text in Slavic style to our Red Maple Grove Facebook group. There is also a Red Maple Grove server on Discord. We held an impressive in person ritual on Sunday, February 5, 2023 with ten people attending. We also held a smaller one on Saturday, February 11th. Our Sacred Oak Tree was the site. There was also a Zoom ritual for Imbolc 2023 on Thursday Feb 4th. We held Zoom and in person rituals for the Spring Equinox. Feel free to let us know the timing and locations you feel would best enable you to attend our ritual in Gatineau and/or our Zoom rituals, including one in Slavic style. Our rituals are public. Those interested are welcome. Don’t hesitate to let us know what timing and locations work best for you for future in person rituals. Our Facebook Red Maple Grove group has an events section providing directions to our Sacred Oak Tree.
We have also been holding in person informal druid conversations. We invite people interested to let us know when and where best works for them. Touch wood, details for the next one will soon be posted here. And, we hold Zoom or other online conversations, every second Sunday at 7 pm. The next one will be April 30, 2023.
We have done various activities to benefit the wider community, have conducted public discussions on druid and pagan themes, and have run classes teaching the ADF Dedicant’s Program (introductory druid study).
We have four Facebook pages in English: our main Red Maple Grove one, one specifically for our members, one for text conversations and one for discussing health and healing. We also have our French language Facebook page, Bosquet des Erables Rouges. And we have a Discord server. If you’re interested, you are very welcome to come and check us out.
Our bylaws are here.
If you’d like to get in touch with us, check this site’s Contact page.