Monthly Archives: August 2011

Spanking surprises

   Our new workshop coordonator LilyFrancfort offered a very nice workshop on spanking and percussion play.  She introduced herself since she started out liking to be spanked for sensual feelings.  Eventually she started spanking for giving those feelings to others.  She talked about paddling and using different vanilla implements to do it.  She did a few demonstrations on her slave.  After that she let a few volunteers taste her spanking techniques.  And let others a chance to spank her sub.  A very interesting workshop.  We are looking forward to more workshops with her.
– Gilles
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RED LIGHT WALKING TOUR

٠•● RED LIGHT WALKING TOUR ●•٠


Friday September 2nd
As part of the Montreal Fetish Weekend- King and Candyass are pleased to offer the Redlight tour of Montreal once again

Sunday Sept 4th
12 noon-1:30 pm (90 min walking tour)
10 $ per person

reserve yourself a spot
optatif@gmail.com

please meet us at :
Bar le Midway
1219 Boul Saint-Laurent
Montreal, QC H2X 2S6
approx 20 mins prior to start of tour

Guides:Your cheerful hosts- Donovan King & Velma Candyass

Description:
Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles is rising from the ashes of the storied old Red Light District, but the district has not entirely disappeared! This walk looks at the infamous Red Light District and attempts to “cleanse it”, from New France to Prohibition to the 21st Century and the Cultural War being waged between artists and developers.

Online: www.optative.net & www.savethemain.com

Parade Then Bondage… Can It Get Better?

Rope gauntlet done at the amateur bondage group, silk rope

The turnout at the Amateur Bondage Group on Sunday, August 14th was pretty good, even though some of us had finished a pretty tiring couple of days with Pride! And after the Pride Parade those of us who were in it were prettttyyyy tired lol!  Heck I was still in my fetish gear 😛

It seems every month the group gets a new person popping in, which is great! That is what the group is there for! A place for those who are new or even just a tad rusty to hone up on their rope bondage skills by practicing on each other.  Thankfully J brought a whack of rope, as I didn’t have time to go home and grab mine!  He has a fabulous assortment of various types!

Even with a few of us a bit fatigued, there was quite a bit of practice going on, and I was impressed at how quickly those new caught on 🙂

So if you’ve never attended one, and are new or need some practice, come on by to the next one!  (I’ll try nudge Contessa to be there 😉 hehehe)

 

– Vanessa, Secretary

I Love a Parade!

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Yes, the ALCC was at the Pride Parade too!  On Sunday, August 13th, 2011 (or is it 3011 since that was the theme? hmmmm) we took part in the parade, marching proudly with the banner, between the CFI (Centre For Inquiry) and Monsieur Cuir.  We had quite a few join us in the parade, and we all did what we could to be festive, cheer on the crowd, and thank the crowd for coming.

It was a long parade route, starting at Guy and Rene Levesque and going all the way to Saguinet.  Not something you want to do in heels lol!  Or while wearing a full female mask with PVC outfit!  A couple of us learned a lesson or two from what we wore, but yanno… it was worth it!  Although the temperature was not as high as Saturday, we all drank a whack of water along the way.

The crowd was receptive, happy, cheering, and enjoying the parade.  Some of us were even asked to pose for photos either alone or with others!  A big thank you to the spectators again for showing up, showing support, and cheering on the parade!

“Jesus” even showed up! 😉  He marched with both us and the CFI, which made for some interesting photo ops!

After the parade, though, we simply had to find somewhere to sit, relax, and regain energy so a bunch of us from the ALCC and CFI stopped at the St Supplice for some water, beer, sangria and munchies!  The walk back to the car also turned a lot of heads too lol!

Thank you to all those who marched with the ALCC!!!!  You really made a difference and your support for both the ALCC and Pride is truly truly appreciated!

– Vanessa Cummings, Secretary

ALCC at Pride Community Day!

The ALCC was at Montreal Pride Community Day on Saturday, August 13, 2011 with a booth at the corner of Montcalm and Ste Catherine, providing information on the center and as well of course alternative lifestyles and marginalized identities.  Contessa Alura, Petal, Vanessa and Amelia volunteered to be the reps on site that day.

It was a beautiful hot and sunny day, perfect for the community day!  A little hot for perhaps Contessa Alura in her purple latex dress though! lol!  We all drank a good share of water needless to say!

Petal performed a rope harness on Vanessa (moi! 😛 )  and there was quite a bit of interest in the center, materials, and what we do.  I think we came close to running out of ALCC pamphlets!  Hope to see some that stopped by that day at the ALCC in the near future!

 

– Vanessa Cummings, Secretary

Small is still good

The Drop In Day for August 7, 2011 was pretty small, but still good.  With the hot and sunny weather people do tend to do other things in the summer, so it is something that we do expect at the ALCC 🙂  Regardless there was a small turnout, and Vanessa joined in after the meeting for the Pride parade.  Though she *did* forget to bring gloves since she didn’t think she’d make it in time lol.

Remember, our drop in days are free, and if you’ve never visited that is the PERFECT day to stop on in!  Even if you have stopped in before, or taken a workshop or attended a group, this does give you a chance to catch up 😉

 

– Vanessa Cummings, Board Secretary

Gotta Whip It… Whip It Good! :P

Wednesday night was the Flogging 101 Workshop given by Contessa Alura.  During this workshop she introduced the attendees to the art of flogging.  She showed different types of floggers and explained the different effects of all of them.  She explained the different regions of the body where you can actually use the flogger safely.  Her demo model that night got a bit more then he bargained for since she used him as a human blackboard and marked the different areas on his back.  I hope for him that the lipstick she used for that washed away easily.  And lucky she didn’t use a permanent marker…lol
   After the theory we got into the practice.  She put some tape on chairs so we could practice hitting the target before trying it out on each other.  Once we seemed to hit the targets properly we started it out between ourselves.  But then it was the end.  Some of us were not bad others would need more practice.  One hour and a half was already gone.  Thanks Contessa for a wonderful workshop.
Gilles, Translation & Mobility Coordinator

MMMM…. Pasta salad… Smoked Meat… Great Friends!

Saturday July 30th was the ALCC “Potluck In The Park”

Quite a few showed, lots of great chit chat goin on, and lotsa fab food! Smoked meat, 3 kinds of pasta salad, and some great items made by Jody that were of vegan and “carnivore” type!

A beautiful sunny day, not too hot or humid, great company, fab chit chat, what more could you ask for?  This is like a munch in the park! Forget munches in a restaurant! Come to these! Much more personal, and not as many worries about anyone nearby!

Potlucks in the park… a totaly fab idea!!!!

– Vanessa Cummings, Board Secretary