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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

Drop in Day – Oct 3

A lovely day with familiar faces and of course, interesting conversation.

A small group this Sunday but a lively bunch nonetheless. I arrived and was immediately offered a fork and told to dig in to the community poutine. That was a nice surprise lol, and a delicious one!

Petal and Frank were there to represent the ALCC-CCVA and offer info to those who came by. We are working on expanding our materials and offering more info that people can simply take home.

Thanks to those of you who dropped by to visit us and to Petal and Frank for their hard work.

– C.A.

Our last potluck outdoors in the park – Sept 25

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What a lovely last potluck in the park. Since the weather will change and of course the days grow shorter, we will be bringing in our potluck to the ALCC room #417. We hope to maybe have a movie to follow a great potluck since lots want to linger and hang out.

There was plenty to eat for all and a great bunch of people who dropped in. A dish that was particularly enjoyed by all were the delicious Imperial Rolls made by Red Rain! We had the chance to discuss ideas for the upcoming fundraiser Candyland (details to follow) and everyone had the chance to offer their ideas.

There was yummy macaroni salad, chicken, chips, cappacino icr cream, fruti snacks, vegetables and dip, and more.

We had our biggest donation at a potluck of $24. Thank you to those who contributed.

See you INDOORS for the next Potluck!!!

– Contessa Alura

Another DID – Sept 12

Yet another suprise turn-out for drop-in-day!

We had many lovely folks come by ad spend time hanging out with us, chatting about all kinds of things. There was a great deal of conversation about the BDSM community in Montreal, more the English group dealing mostly with public events. People seemed unanimously disappointed in the events being offered and seemed to be saying they want more private underground play parties. They were saying that the public events are more just social gatherings for dress and that the play doesn’t reflect the old school or long ago nature of true BDSM play. Some said and others agreed that they felt that in a more private context people could really feel free to get in that “space”.

We had a few new people which is always wonderful. One, a lovely lady from Toronto that has just joined our community and an older gentleman who found out about us at the MFW.

There is a very special mention I would like to make and that is of the incredible generosity of someone who dropped in and donated $500 to the help support the centre! We extend a deep and heartfelt THANK YOU to the person who offered this to us! You have no idea how much your donation helped us!

Great seeing everyone, glad you all came out and see you next time.

Remember this is our last day in the Joytoyz location… we are moving to the room next door #417!

– Contessa Alura