Category Archives: Events / Événements

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

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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

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

Superheroes And Celebration!

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On Sunday the 5th of June, the ALCC held it’s drop-in day, with a “superhero” theme, and with ulterior motives as well!

See, in June there were birthdays for 4 members… so the “Black Queen” (Contessa Alura) had very carefully laid her diabolical plot! She would lure the four said members to the ALCC Drop In, and not only surprise them with a delicious sweet cake… but lure them in with defences lowered to administer a dark, sinister paddling!

The four unsuspecting “victims” were give a choice of “implement”… which was tricky since all would have given the Black Queen an advantage! Needless to say our unsuspecting citizens were astonished!  Paddles went abound! Four “tushies” were left red!  Many yelps! Many flinches in antici………

PATION!

This reporter can say that no one was actually harmed…. maybe a pride or two… and maybe there was some enjoyment on the part of the “victims” of the Black Queen, but I can say, as the “Tranz Avenger”, reporting for you, and responsible as reporter, that there were even two “thank you’s” issued after this diabolical deed!

All in all… a great drop in day! And the themes just may continue! So if you want to drop by in theme you can, and if you don’t want to be in theme… NOT a problem! Just drop on in on the next one! 😀

– Vanessa Cummings

aka “The Tranz Avenger”

Secretary

Parkin’ It!

On Saturday, May 28th, the ALCC had it’s first “Potluck in the Park” of the summer.  Threatened by rain, we thought we would have to hold it indoors again, but the rain held off! Who says you can’t beat Mother Nature at least once lol!

There was good food, good friends, good chat all around.  From smoked meat to strawberries and much in between, the potluck was simply *fab*!  Mmmmm…. pasta salad!  {insert Homer Simpsonesque drool here!}  And cookies too!

It was great to sit in the park, eat some great nosh, chat about so many different things, and just enjoy the afternoon/evening and the company. Quite a few made it!  If you haven’t attended one yet, you should! 

Looking forward to the next one! 😀

– Vanessa, ALCC Secretary

Leather and Men and Spanking, Oh My!

 Black Kocktail

 BlackKocktail Benefit event for Mr Leather Montreal 2011 : – May 13
 
$1800 was raised for Danny Godbout, Mr Leather Montreal 2011 –  What a fabulous night filled with so many great times and great people. ACCM (AIDS Community Care Montreal) was there to present the “BDSM: Safer Kinky Sex” booklet originally designed and written by ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto). This important and informative booklet will be available for free at the ALCC or you can download it online at http://actoronto.org/bdsm. This booklet teaches you how to reduce the risks of sexually transmitted infections and diseases when engaging in BDSM.

REZO (Community-based organization promoting health and well-being for gay and bisexual men in Montreal) was also there to show their support. It didn’t take us long to start building great ideas and projects for the future. After a few laughs and spanks, REZO asked the ALCC to offer BDSM workshops to their community in the coming months. Stay posted for details!

Thank you to THE Richard for coming out on behalf of the ALCC and putting his “butt” on the line for us running the spanking booth. Also, a big thank you to Gislene for organizing this event and to all the volunteers, participants, and friends who helped make it a huge success.

 
Contessa Alura
Director of Education
ALCC / CCVA

Yay for food and friends!

ALCC Potluck, April 23, 2011:

Soon, we will be having our potlucks outdoors again. But certainly not this rainy day! So indoors we discussed several Alternative Lifestyle topics and enjoyed some fresh Samosas, brought by yours truly. But variety being the spice of life, and since this is the THIRD time I’ve brought this same food…point well taken. Next time, I’ll bring something new. Thanks for the great conversation  everybody. From travel to BDSM to relationships. Potluck conversation always goes in interesting directions.

– petal

Congratulations Danny Godbout – Montreal Mr Leather 2011

Congratulations Danny Godbout – Montreal Mr Leather 2011
Congratulations to DANNY GODBOUT for winning this years Mr Leather! We are proud to announce that Danny has chosen the ALCC to be his official charitable organization
to support us in our cause.
 

– Contessa Alura

We look forward to the fun and exciting ventures to come!

Drop-in Day

We had a very quiet drop-in day this month but justifyably so… what a beautiful day we were fortunate enough to have. I think we might will have to bring our potlucks back outside in the park as I think we are FINALLY getting the warm weather going!
 
Thanks to Gilles and Abbey for keeping me company yesterday and a lovely spring day. Our conversations are always extremely entertaining!
 
Contessa Alura
Director of Education

A Tribute to Great Whip Masters!

It was a very nice turn-out for Master Andre, MsV and Domino. They all offered a marvelous and extremely educational workshop that extended from crafting whips, cracking whips, to whip techniques for players. I had my personal bull-whip hand crafted and custom made for me by Master Andre himself, so I was happy to show it off.
 
I was also impressed by Domino, a whip enthusiast from Boston who came all the way to Montreal to offer his skills. He is a great collector and a great workshop coordinator. I enjoyed listening meeting and learning from him.
 
I’m also extremely happy that a new group has been formed by MsV called Whip Connaseurs – http://fetlife.com/groups/31221. They are only on Fetlife at the moment but a great way to get into the sport of whips and single tails. Apparently there is quite a movement in the US.
 
Thank you to Vid for organizing this event and a special thank you to Conrad and Maxim for their generous offering of the beautiful Royal Penthouse space for this great seminar!
 
Contessa Alura
Director of Education