Welcome to the Alternative Lifestyles Community Centre!
The ALCC is a free and open space where like minded individuals can meet, share, learn, build and create meaningful relationships, discover, and seek information without fear, judgment, or discrimination.
The ALCC/CCVA was at the Montreal Pride festivities again, at Community Day and in the Parade. Thank you to those who helped at the table, and thank you to those who marched along with us!
Community Day was great! A chance to meet people and talk about what the ALCC/CCVA is and does and make as well a lot of connections with local groups! It was hot in the sun, but we all had a great time!
The Parade was FABULOUS! Again near the leather and rubber community, and marched behind the leather flag! Vanessa got the crowd going when they got too quiet, encouraging them to make noise! Lots of presence! Like a rock star! Needless to say I think her voice was hoarse afterwards. But she says it was most definitely worth it! And all this with a broken knee cap! I guess once a soldier always lol. She soldiered on well.
We look forward to next years Pride!
We have a very special movie night on August 17th!
Doors open at 5:30pm (remember doors close early at Belgo Building – 1800!!! so arrive before then!)
We are proud to present:
BEST OF FETISCH FILM FESTIVAL GERMANY Annual presentation of the best in erotic fetishes and BDSM on film. The event takes place in Kiel / Germany http://www.fetisch-film-festival.de Here is a Best-Of-Program:
THE CHAUFFEUR Directed by Maud Ferrari (USA) 24 minutes English language (french parts have english subtitles) An actress accidentally meets a driver who has some strange desires… Fetisch Film Festival Germany Award: Best actor in a shortfilm Johnny Kostrey Trailer: http://player.vimeo.com/video/41458639 Review: http://worldkink.tumblr.com/post/32513875759/the-chauffeur-by-maud-ferrari-27-9-2012 Official: http://www.maudferrari.com http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2391075/ https://www.facebook.com/TheChauffeurShortFilm
HOUSE FOR SALE Directed by Eisha Marjara (Canada) 18 minutes, english language A transperson in the suburbs Fetisch Film Festival Germany Award: Atif Siddiqi Best Trans-Performance Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeNsZgo9I88 http://www.houseforsalefilm.com http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1922619
JUMPCUT Directed by Saskia Quax (Netherlands) 8 minutes, no talking (english text insert at beginning) The fantasies of a woman: scary and romantic. Fetisch Film Festival Germany Award: Best shortfilm of the year Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETQRmAhWXdY Review: http://worldkink.tumblr.com/post/35994186300/jumpcut-by-saskia-quax http://saskiaquax.nl http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2258824/
MISS D Directed by Stefan Blomquist (USA) 18 minutes, english language New Year’s Eve for a Crossdresser in New York who gets a phone-call from the past Fetisch Film Festival Germany Award: Scott Speiser Best Trans-Performance http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2319945/
MY DAY WITH TARNA Directed by Chris Caliman (Germany) 40 minutes, german language with english subtitles Documentary about Dominatrix Tarna from Berlin. Fetisch Film Festival Germany Award: Best documentary film of the Year Review: http://worldkink.tumblr.com/post/34050478715/mein-tag-mit-tarna-my-day-with-tarna-by-chris-caliman
You must RSVP by at least 18h the day before at email@example.com to attend
Cost: $7 per person and volunteers FREE Info: Includes a delicious meal followed by a movie
Remember, if a member who is an actual instructor in bondage techniques approaches you about your binding methods, PLEASE listen to the person. If they say “that tie can do nerve damage” then you should put ego aside, and learn from the person.
Please be advised that the monitors will now be watching the ties more closely, and that if a monitor says something about safety, you must listen to them.
The ALCC had it’s annual general meeting on March 10th, where members were given the opportunity to not only vote on the next board, but as well run for it if they qualified for it.
We covered the year in a review, what the state of the finances were, how the workshops and groups were going, and as well welcoming input.
Sadly, Petal has had to step down from the board, although he will be still very active in the ALCC. His effort, dedication, and devotion is very well appreciated, and will never go unforgotten!
So…. the board now stands as thus:
Vanessa Cummings (Vanessa Fetish) : “President”
Gilles (glovedsub) : “VP”
Richard M: “secretary”
A motion was also passed to allow a fourth board member, a “member at large” that can help out especially when one board member needs to be absent.
We thank you, Petal, again, for your dedication, knowledge, and love of the alt lifestyles and for the ALCC!!!!
Looking for that really cool, or really kinky, or even a last minute Valentines gift?
Then roll on up for the Bizarre Bazaar this Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 1500-1900 at the ALCC!!!! 372 Sainte-Catherine Rue O, Montréal, QC, H3B 1A2 (suite #127, Edifice Belgo / Belgo Building)
We have a variety of vendors, from actual store to those in the actual community who have items to sell!
COME ON BY!!!
A great workshop on Basic Bondage was given at the ALCC by Vanessa, where she taught not only the very basics of bondage, but as well safety.
Wow, it really can be simple! A reef knot was a lot easier to learn! And the method she taught for binding two limbs together… I wish I had known this earlier! I made the mistake of trying to do the more complicated to start, and it frustrated me. She made it clear that unless you are doing things such as suspension or putting any kind of leverage upon the tie, the basic ties she showed were just fine to start. Once learned, mastered, then go the next level. Wish I had found this out before trying to learn more complicated elsewhere!
The ALCC had an Introduction to Breath Play workshop on January 27, given by Vanessa Cummings (aka Vanessa Fetish), board member.
She covered of course safety! Safety has to be the prime consideration! For instance, who could be at risk health wise when it comes to breath play, the need to know CPR and First Aid when doing this, and where not to put heavy pressure when performing strangulation play (the vagus nerve near the carotid artery, where too much can actually stop the heart).
Also covered were means of breath play, such as the aforementioned strangulation play, as well as gas masks, hand over mouth, cling wrap, and more. Always emphasizing with each the safety that is needed. Even the use of chemicals was touched upon, and how to do it safer and what not to use (such as chloroform, it’s variants, and similar anaesthetics, which can actually kill in non-medically trained hands or cause brain damage).
Overall, very well done! She obviously has a good grasp of the topic, and lots of knowledge!
Join us for our annual Holiday Brunch!
Great food and great company!
Instructors and group leaders get a special discount!
Join us for a “Q&A” for a prize! Answer questions about the ALCC and workshops and the alternative lifestyles!
More to come ASAP!!!
At 1000 Grammes (formerly Kilo)
1495 Ste-Catherine Street
On Wednesday September 5, the ALCC was proud to have Gaia give a “Tantra Practical for Everyday Life” workshop.
It was a big success, with many attending and learning not only more about Tantra, but how to also apply it to everyday life. Tantra is not solely sexual, but can be used for many purposes in life, and I myself discovered that what I practice daily to manage pain is in fact tantra! It can be applied to soooo many things, not just sexual!
We look forward to the next time she is in Montreal, and gives a workshop with us! So much to learn!
At this years Montreal Fetish Weekend, the 2012 edition, the ALCC was VERY involved!
We held workshops from Friday to Sunday at the Hotel Gouveneurs on the fourth floor, ranging from “Erotic Drumming” to “Wax Play”. We had many various workshops! Not just presented by locals but those from outside Montreal as well. The “Making and Reparation of Latex” was a huge hit as usual!
A huge thank you to all our volunteers who helped out not only with the workshops but with the table! We cannot do it without YOU – the members! Thank you thank you THANK YOU! You are all so great!
And a great big hug and thank you to Eric Paradis, for having us have such a big part in this years Fetish Weekend, and for his contributions and support of us as well! The ALCC loves you, Eric!