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dj_rogueMay. 23rd, 2011 11:55 pm New guy on the block

Good day all, not sure if this is the right way or place to post this but am interested in hooking up with a like minded group of people for some get togethers, hope to hear from you all. 

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vanisle_zoeFeb. 20th, 2011 05:44 pm Update: Poly events in Victoria & court case

Thursday Feb 24th - Victoria Poly 101 - 6:30pm University of Victoria, Clearihue A202
Special Guest Cole Brown from Vancouver will speak about AVEN (Asexual Visibility and Education Network)

Thursday March 3rd - Menage Ensemble Play Party
6:00 -ish pm -Private Home by RSVP only - chimera414@yahoo.com

Friday March 4th - VanIsle-Poly Meet & Greet
7:00 pm - Wings Restaurant (90 Gorge Road West, Victoria).

Sunday March 6th - Poly Women's Group
2:00 pm - Vernon Road Clubhouse - email vanisle_poly@yahoo.com for directions

Thursday March 17 - Victoria Poly Dating Group
St. Paddy's Day - Karaoke Night at the Tudor House Pub, 7:00pm - Dress in green and look for the parrot on the table.

Canadian Polygamy Law - BC Supreme Court Reference Case
Follow the continuing summary of evidence presented at
Dear Polly Amorie's Blog http://dearpollyamorie.blogspot.com/
also tweeting at polychickbc

View related information at
Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association's website www.polyadvocacy.ca
or follow tweets at CanPolyAdvocacy

Current Mood: accomplished

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vanisle_zoeJan. 28th, 2010 05:03 pm Polyamorists Announce Court Application


VANCOUVER -- January 28, 2010 -- Members of Canada's polyamory community have applied to become an intervener in the B.C. government's challenge of section 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada -- Canada's anti-polygamy law. The application, filed in BC Supreme Court yesterday, is on behalf of the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA).


Polyamory, sometimes referred to as responsible or ethical non-monogamy, is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the consent of everyone involved. Section 293 forbids both polygamy and any kind of conjugal union with more than one person at the same time and as such infringes on people's ability to practice polyamory if the relationships involve cohabitation.


"We believe that people should be free to practice polyamory free of any criminal liability, and that the Charter of Rights gives Canadians such freedom," said CPAA legal counsel, John Ince.


"It is not appropriate for a law which prohibits loving, committed, consensual relationships to remain on the books, even if it is not presently being enforced," Ince continued.


Newsweek Magazine recently reported that polyamory is a thriving phenomenon in the United States, with over half a million families openly living in relationships that are between multiple consenting partners.1 Polyamory is also a thriving phenomenon in Canada.


The CPAA, whose purpose is to promote legal, social, government, and institutional acceptance and support of polyamory in Canada, has called for people who practice a polyamorous lifestyle to step forward as potential witnesses, particularly if they are cohabiting with multiple partners.


"Trudeau once famously said 'there is no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation'. Similarly, we believe that there is no place for the state in the kitchens and the front rooms of the nation," said Zoe Duff, CPAA spokesperson.


"Adult women and men should be able to choose what form of intimate relationship they enter into and with whom they want to share their lives, even if it is more than one person," Duff continued.


Polyamory contrasts with "patriarchal polygamy" practiced in religious communities such as Bountiful, B.C. where men have the right to marry or live with several women, but women have no right to marry or live with several men. Polyamory, on the other hand, is grounded in gender equality, self-determination, and free choice for all involved.


If the issues at communities such as Bountiful are alleged abuse (for example: the abuse of minors, abuse of authority, and marriages that are under age), the abuses should be prosecuted using existing laws that address such abuses.


The CPAA anticipates that his matter may go to the Supreme Court of Canada.


For more information, contact:   info@polyadvocacy.ca



1. http://www.newsweek.com/id/209164

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vanisle_zoeNov. 17th, 2009 10:02 pm Meeting Schedule changes for November & December

VanIsle-Poly Meet & Greet - Nov 27 cancelled.
VanIsle- Poly Meet & Greet 1st Friday at Alzu's as of Dec 4th **NOTE THIS IS

Nanaimo Meet & Greet 2nd Thursday at Sushi Eh - Nov 12, Dec 10
Victoria Poly Dating - 20th of each month at Alzu's Fri Nov 20th (Dec 20th meet
is Yule party)

Victoria Poly 101 - 4th Thursday at Camas Book store Nov 26th, Dec 24th

Sunday Dec 20th - Poly Peeps Yule Party - open to all poly groups and newbies -
Archie Browning/Esquimalt Rec


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vanisle_zoeSep. 4th, 2008 03:27 pm THE SPA - Weekly meets beginning Sept 9th

Take a trip to THE SPA…(Sex Positive Alternatives)

Conversations, Refreshments and Friendly company.
Drop in and learn about what's happening on Vancouver Island.

If you run a sex positive group or business, drop in with business cards, flyers and tickets for your events and promotions.

Tuesday Sept 9th

Alzu's (Bay and Blanshard), Victoria

Enter and go to the left.

Look for the SPA sign.

Seeking members of all sex positive groups in the area for steering committee members to assist in fulfilling the dream of a sex positive community centre on Vancouver Island.

Seeking contacts to keep our information current and accurate about your group's events.


The SPA Team.



Current Location: SPA Team HQ
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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vanisle_zoeFeb. 13th, 2008 08:01 pm THIS SATURDAY - POLY EVENT - Victoria

Saturday Feb 16th - 6:30 - 10:30 pm - Valentine's Box Social and Musician's Jam
Each person brings "dinner for one" wrapped in a box or other similar
container. The boxes are auctioned off (Poly Bucks provided) and the
winner eats his/her dinner with the maker of the package AND the
winner of the package they themselves prepared.
Entertainment provided by those among us so inclined.
Bring your instruments & there will be Karaoke as well.

Community of Christ Church - basement banquet room
Big blue building, corner of Jutland and Burnside,
across the street from car dealership.
Parking free.
No alcohol on premises.
No smoking inside building.

The dinner for one that you prepare should include dessert and a beverage but silverware is available and there is a full kitchen including a microwave to prepare your delicacies.

Coffee, tea, and some kind of juice will be available.


Current Location: home
Current Mood: bouncybouncy

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vanisle_zoeNov. 3rd, 2007 09:35 pm Workshop - Victoria - Nov 30, Dec 1, Dec 2

Polyamory is Communication, Communication, Communication

Worshop Weekend – Nov 30, Dec 1, Dec 2

Victoria – various venues

Friday Nov 30 – 7:30 pm (COST: Your Restaurant Tab)
Communicating Community – Meet & Greet – Alzu's Restaurant
Birthday Cake Celebrating Seven Years of VanIsle-Poly

Saturday Dec 1 – Workshop Sessions (COST: $40 per person plus brown
bag lunch & potluck item) – Private Home
9 am – Communicating with your Body (Demonstrations – private sessions
can be arranged) - Chair Massage (Peter), Therapeutic Touch /
Shamanic Healing (Zoe)

10 am – Communicating your Truth with Song (Phoenix)

12 noon – Brown Bag Lunch Discussion – Communicating & Balancing Needs
in a Poly Relationship

2:30 pm – Dreamwalking / Body Communication & Touch (Phoenix)

5:30 pm – Potluck Dinner Discussion – Coming out Poly – Communicating
with friends, family & significant others

Saturday Dec 1 – Evening Event (COST: $10 plus snacks) – Private Home

7:30 pm – Movies & Cuddles – adults only Cuddle party – bring
blankets, pillows & snacks

Sunday Dec 2 – Closing Event (COST: Your Restaurant Tab) – (looking
for best brunch buffet value in town – Suggestions?)
10 am - Brunch & Discussion – Communicating & Advocating Poly

Whole Weekend package Deal: $40 per person in advance only, $50 on or
after Nov 30.
Sponsor Member Discount : $10 off whole weekend package.

Paypal : libc2@yahoo.com
Other prepayment email vanisle_poly@yahoo.com for options.


Current Location: home, with a cuppa
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: none

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vanisle_zoeOct. 8th, 2007 03:37 pm POLYAMORY is....Communication, Communication, Communication (Workshop Weekend)

Workshop Weekend
Various venues in and around Victoria.
Nov 30, Dec 1, 2

Go here for details as they unfold

We've tried to keep the cost down by making the segments of the weekend a buffet and not going away to a resort.  Billeting MAY be available for out of town attendees.  Contact me regarding this.

Cost -
All workshop sessions and Movies & Cuddle Party
$40/$50 per person plus your restaurant tabs and brown bag lunch
$40 at the door (plus tabs) for sponsor members

Venues will be confirmed and posted as well as any updates on topics being presented so watch the webpage.


Current Location: home
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

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vanisle_zoeJul. 12th, 2007 08:21 pm Annual Beach Bonfire & BBQ - Victoria, BC

Every year we meet on the beach at Esquimalt Lagoon.
We light a big fire and roast or toast our supper and hang out.
The sunset is beautiful and the conversation grand.

Saturday July 14th
from 5:30 pm

Bring your own thing to sit on, eat, roast, drink and wrap up in to keep warm.

If you need directions....email vanisle_poly@yahoo.com


Current Location: home
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Beach boys tunes, of course.

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vanisle_zoeApr. 13th, 2007 11:09 pm Poly movie night

Reminder from:   VanIsle-poly Yahoo! Group
Title:   Movie Night
Date:   Saturday April 14, 2007
Time:   7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location:   876 Lampson Street
Notes:   Private Home. Viewing of "When Two Won't Do" a Documentary on Polyamory, written and filmed by two Canadian filmmakers who are in a poly relationship. Excellent film. Discussion to follow.
Bring your own snacks. Free event. Call 419-1348 if you get lost.

Current Location: home
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

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