Sarah Dionne, a practicing Wiccan in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is annoyed at some local religious groups. She says they pressured the Western Development Museum, which had been planning to hold a seance and educational event on October 29, into cancelling its plans, because they were worried that the seance might conjure up "evil spirits." Ms. Dionne scoffs at the notion that using Ouija boards and attempting to contact whomever might be out there might pose a danger to the participants, or anyone else. As she told CBC News, "To suggest that contacting any sorts of spirits or otherwise unknown forces in the universe is somehow evil … just doesn't make sense."
Of course, let's be logical. If spirits survive death, and nasty people have nasty spirits, then one would expect that one might actually contact a spirit with bad intentions. The law of averages would suggest that all the spirits one contacts wouldn't necessary be nice ones. However, let's move on.
Ms. Dionne isn't proposing that the event be rescheduled, though. She says Wiccans don't necessarily associate themselves with Ouija boards, or seances. She's simply noting that they've been lumped in with "evil" and nasty practices and, dare we say, the Evil One Himself, once again. But what I don't quite understand is why she thinks Wiccans and pagans have been associated with this event at all. From the article I cannot tell that she or anyone she is associated with sponsored the event. Apart from the fact that the event was close to Hallowe'en, and Hallowe'en is generally associated with witches, and she is a Wiccan, I don't see the connection. More here in an article from the CBCNews.