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Sunday the 15th of May saw a lot of kink, from bondage to bringing kink out of you and not needing to feel any shame. We had a Bondage 101, Conscious Kink, then the Bondage Practice group!
On 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
Sunday the 20th of December saw some great workshops and a group! Read the rest of this entry
On December 18th at the ALCC, we hosted first the Holiday Murder Mystery dinner, then the party afterwards! 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
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!
The Gender Diversity Group met on Sunday, Dec 11, and while sparsely attended (holiday season does that! lol!) the discussion was lively and interesting.
One thing that has become apparent is that those who are gender fluid need to be protected by law. It is hard enough being transsexual in a workplace, but those who are gender fluid can face some even harsher discrimination.
For some gender is binary, for example male or female, but for some it is more than that. And society does tend to ignore this, despite the fact that it is increasing.
– Vanessa, Secretary
On Saturday, December 10, the ALCC held its Annual Holiday Brunch at 1000 Grammes (formerly Kilo).
Also on display were photographs of Theresa from Sweden, in latex in public. The photos are wonderful, and the photos below don’t quite capture how good they are (you have to see them in person!)
The food was wonderful, the chat lively, fun, and interesting. It gave some a chance to catch up with friends we haven’t had a chance to catch up with in a while, and for some to make new ones!
There was even a game of trivia, the four winners received individual cards with gifts inside (yours truly won one, and just loves her card and gift!).
What a record turnout for the Polyamory Group at the ALCC…. 20 wonderful people!
Amelia spearheaded today’s topic of Time Management. Very important for everybody, for relationships, and for polyamorous relationships in particular. A variety of strategies were shared, with many personal anecdotes thrown in for good measure.
I’m always struck by how the principles polyamorous people use can be very helpful in all relationships.
– Petal, Vice President