Monday, July 6, 2009

July Victoria Poly 101 discussion: Poly Dating

Dating as a polyamorous person in a world oriented towards couples and monogamy can be challenging and daunting. How do you know when to broach the subject? Where do you find like-minded people? What if you fall for a monogamous partner?

Join us for a discussion about poly dating (and remember to bring snacks to share and a cushion to sit on if you wish).

Thursday, July 30, 2009
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Camas Bookstore
corner of Kings and Quadra Streets
Victoria, BC

Thursday, July 2, 2009

First Kelowna Poly 101 discussion a poly-riffic success!

We had a great time meeting new faces in Kelowna on June 23rd -- over 15 people attended the meeting to connect, enjoy coffee in lovely outdoor surroundings at Brackenwoods B&B, discuss poly issues and challenges and plan for more local events!

Some of the topics we covered (and we did a LOT in two hours of talking) were:

- starting a men's poly group
- coming out to family
- communicating with groups from other alternative lifestyles
- planning and time management and poly
- poly legal issues
- the pros and cons of being poly
- building community
- discussing poly lifestyle and choices with children

A facebook group was set up and future events were planned (suggestions for dinners, poly movies and workshops were offered).

I really enjoyed the enthusiasm and diversity of this group's energy. I have a feeling poly is alive and well, and this group is going to attract more interesting people as time goes on. It was great having the opportunity to meet and learn from you all, and I hope to be back in Kelowna soon for another visit!