A deep but rewarding Sunday
Though we had a small group for all the activities today, the attendees were incredibly thougthful and full of insight. Each person contributed their own opinions to the workshops and made up for those who decided to enjoy the last bit of summer outside instead of at the ALCC.
At the Clothing Fetishes workshop, there were questions about “where to start?” when it relates to cross-dressing if you’re not particularly kinky or interested in going to a fetish or BDSM party, “when does an interest become and obsession?” (such as waist sinching in corsets), and “how do outfits or lack of style define you in the BDSM community”? Read the rest of this entry
This past Sunday, September 20, the ALCC held 2 workshops and a group, Pet Play, Anal Play, and the Bondage Practice Group. The attendance was awesome! Read the rest of this entry
Sunday’s most recent Poly Group had great attendance! This was also the first group that I had the opportunity to lead as our new English specific Poly Group facilitator. We talked about the topics of dynamics and roles of hierarchical Polyamorous relationships, and the resulting or required boundaries of partners and metamours. We also talked about the negotiations that must take place within partnerships to define the rules, and the merits of a veto privilege or lack thereof. The final quick topic of the night that was briefly discussed, was about combining existing families, and the potential challenges that might arise in such an endeavour.
The last Bisexuals Group, held at the ALCC on September 13th, saw 15 persons exchange their ideas, experiences and opinions around the subject of “Coming Out”. The facilitator, after inviting every participant to introduce themselves, brought the subject by explaining the results of his own research and experiences, and then invited the participants to share their opinions. During the initial presentations, the participants were invited to propose subjects they would like to hear about, and the facilitator tried to address every one of those subjects by integrating them in the open discussion. Read the rest of this entry
The ALCC was involved in the Montreal Fetish Weekend, coordinating and curating the workshops.
The Friday Workshops consisted of BDSM & Fetish on a Budget, Clothes Ripping, Military Interrogation Techniques and Sub Drilling, and Kinbaku Semenawa – Art and Beauty of Suffering… Read the rest of this entry
First, an enormous thank you to Russ, the leader of the Poly group for the past two years. Your dedication and commitment will not be forgotten, please don’t forget us in your adventures and know that we are truly grateful to you and all you’ve done for us. Another so long to Sophie, the founder and initial leader of the Bisexual’s group. Your sassy self is sorely missed… Read the rest of this entry
Pride was a blast again this year!!! We’re always impressed with how many folks come to watch the parade and show their support. The ALCC would like to extend it’s sincerest, heartfelt thanks to all of you who came to march with us under our banner. There was a very nice group of Poly folks that showed up, three amazing leather men that could have joined the other Leather Men but marched with us, of course to the ALCC team & members that came out, and to Vanessa and Baby Sarah for carrying our banner the whole way. Of course, we have to say a special thanks to Zeffen for his creativity in building an AMAZING chariot that no-one could miss!!! Great times everyone!
We would like to extend a sincere thanks to Mx_Prince, for your generous donation of $1200. This truly helps us in supporting our initiatives and providing an opportunity for us to do more. We don’t know what else to say except we are humbled by such a gesture. We know how much you believe in us and what we do and this truly does send the message home. We will continue to make you proud!
Quebec City Alternative Lifestyles Festival – May 15 to 18, 2015
What a huge weekend this was for the ALCC. We were very happy we had the chance to support Master Severyn in his sincere initiative to offer education and an introduction into the Quebec city alternative scene. It is very challenging to create these events in a conservative place like Quebec City. Master Severyn has been dedicated for many years now trying to bring regular events, workshops and opportunities for kinksters and alternative folk to meet and have fun. As well, he tries to encourage those curious or werry of our communities to ask questions and learn more. Read the rest of this entry