Whip it, whip it real good (well… err… flog it!) / Whip It, fouettez il bien réel (bien … euh … flog it!)

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A whole lotta of flogging going on! Then after that…. bondage!

First was the Flogging 101 Workshop, given by Contessa Alura. People learned the basics to get started and reducing the risk. Where to hit, where not to, and some techniques to get started. Sara Jay even demonstrated to a few how to start at florentine!

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Awakening Your Authentic Self / Éveiller votre Moi authentique – 1e série

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We had the pleasure of attending a new workshop series lead by Shana, an amazingly talented Priestess. She wowed us all with her philosophical awakenings and very boisterous personality. She is full of energy, vibrant, and incredibly kind. I deeply enjoyed her presentation on awakening your authentic self. Shana used a great deal of scientific fact mixed with spiritual experiences to share her points of view and it had almost everyone in the room searching their own values and beliefs.

Many people are constantly questioning human existence, creation or evolution, and it`s important to remember that many people also KNOW in themselves their own truths.  We have to be respectful of others beliefs and ideas even if we
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Thank you everyone! – Salon de l’Amour 2016 – Grande merci a tout!!!

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January 15-17 the ALCC/CCVA was at the Salon de l’amour et de la seduction in the “Kink Corner.” We provided information, education, demonstrations, and educational stage presentations. The Vac-bed’s were unbelievably popular, as well as the violet wand! So many people were volunteering to try out different activities at our different play stations!!! All our communities were represented  (Poly, Trans*, Bi/Pansexual, Swingers, and Asexuals)! Thank you to all those who volunteered to help make this such a success and to all who stopped by!

– Vanessa

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ADDENDUM by Alura:

A LONG OVERDUE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEARS (2016) SALON DE L’AMOUR. John, Mikey, the amazing sound staff,

the wonderful set-up crew, of course our main coordinators Vanessa and Sabine, all the amazing ALCC volunteers (Martine, Empress Mystique, Sir Mad, Zeffen, Maitre Corbeau, Mermagirl, Sara-jay, Paul, Steph, Brain, Danyboy, Koneko, Dungeon Lord, Annie, Eric Cote, Josianne, Lady Arsenique, the huge number of volunteers for our Poly table that Eric Cote organized Read the rest of this entry

Polyamory support group

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The polyamory group started the year with a large meeting attended by 33 people. We touched on various topics like insecurity, jealousy, and how to bring up the fact that you are polyamorous to someone you just met. Halfway through the meeting, we split up the group in 5 small groups spread throughout the room – and even the hallway.  It was way more engaging to share in those smaller groups.

See you at the “Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction” next week. The polyamory table Read the rest of this entry

Latest Bisexuals Group Meetup

Sunday January 11th, after the English polyamory group, Prince hosted the Bisexuals Group where a dozen participants shared their opinions about the “Bi-dar”, classic dating techniques, success and failure stories, explored the subject of a possible correlation between gender-bending and bisexuality, then some nuances between romantic orientation versus sexual orientation and finished with a rich brainstorm on how to increase the visibility of the bisexuals community in Montreal by ways of initiating some movement. Prince took all ideas in note and will make some happen shortly.

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Kink Korner: Salon de l’Amour (Jan 15 – 17) Accepting volunteers / d’accepter des bénévoles

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Join us at the Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction!!! Jan 15 to the 17 the ALCC will be creating a fabulous and fun kinky area with all our awesome volunteers and ALCC reps.

Are you experienced in BDSM? Would you like the opportunity to share your knowledge and skills with folks who are new or curious? We are still accepting volunteers to help out in the kink area. Please fill out the following form SDLVolunteerSchedule2016 and send it to us at info@thealcc.org if you’d like to participate.

We ask that you be available a minimum of four hours and provide your own transportation. In exchange for your time you get to enrich the lives and experiences of others AND check out the Salon de l’Amour for FREE! Read the rest of this entry

Alternative Lifestyles, and the Gender Spectrum Day!

tgOn Sunday January 3rd we had our Alternative Lifestyles/Members Orientation workshop, followed by 2 trans related workshops, ALL well attended! Thank you to all! Read the rest of this entry

Restraint… in more fun ways than one!

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Sunday the 20th of December saw some great workshops and a group! Read the rest of this entry

Twas a Night of Mystery, Murder… and FUN!!!

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On December 18th at the ALCC, we hosted first the Holiday Murder Mystery dinner, then the party afterwards! Read the rest of this entry

Calling ALL potential Board candidates!

indexHi folks, this is a reminder that the ALCC’s Annual General Meeting is coming up on January 10th, 2016 and we have two positions available on our Board of Directors. Please click on the link to read about the requirements in becoming a part of the team: Becoming  a Board Member

IMPORTANT: Applications must be submitted by Dec 31st, 2015!

Not interested in being on the board but want to be a part of this great organization? There are many different roles you can choose from. Though many of the roles are filled, we always need more folks working together, the more the merrier!!!

Other positions available: Social Media Coordinator, Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, Sponsorship Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Committees Officer, Key Holder, Advertising & Publicity Coordinator, General Assistant, Demonstration Model, Workshop Coordinator, Group Leader, Website Author, General Volunteer, and more… Send us an email if you’re interested!