Monday, January 24, 2011

What is Polyamory? A Panel Discussion (Part 1 of 7))

Real poly people answer the public's questions in Victoria on November 17, 2010.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Vancouver Island Polycamp 2011

Announcing: PolyCamp Too is now Polycamp Vancouver Island 2011, and if you're
planning on attending, we need your help this month!

We've got a new location and a longer camping experience planned. We're moving
camp to a new site: the group sites at Goldstream Provincial Park (Victoria,
BC). They offer many of the amenities of our former site, Living Forests, but
with more privacy, more space, and a forested, secluded setting. We'll also be
offering a full week (nine days) of poly camping: weekend camping with the great
workshops and kids' programs you've come to expect, and more laid-back mid-week
camping, with fire circle chats at night (weather willing!) The dates for camp
this year are July 29 to August 7.

Here's where YOU can help out:

In order to get such a great site, we had to pay a big deposit. A member of the
planning team has put the full base fee on her credit card, in the faith that
the lovely and generous poly community will step forward to help cover the cost
during the time her credit card bill's due and when we sell enough tickets to
cover the site cost.

We know most of you can't commit to camp this early in the year, so we're asking
for you to support us by buying Polycamp VI bonds. Here's how it works: You pay
$100 now per bond. You can buy as many as you want. When tickets go on sale,
each bond is worth $110 toward Polycamp VI tickets (see below for anticipated
ticket prices). If you don't use the whole $110, you'll get a refund at Polycamp
VI for the balance. If you end up not buying a ticket, you can just redeem your
bond after Polycamp VI for $110--or donate your bond to support next year's
Polycamp VI.

We need to sell 29 bonds by February 10 to make this work. If we don't, we'll
have to cancel the site reservation and reconsider site options. It would also
mean that bonds would be refunded--by February 28--at the original $100 price.
But that's not going to happen, because you all are going to support Polycamp
VI! Right?

To buy a bond, send $100 (Canadian funds, please!) via PayPal or Interac money
transfer to stellamom@.... You can also bring $100 in cash or personal
cheque to Eve at Vanpoly in January or February, or to Zoe at any poly event
listed here: Your bond is a personal loan to Eve
Rickert of Vancouver, BC. Polycamp Vancouver Island is not a formal
organization, so we don't have the capacity to officially channel funds as a

If you have questions about how the bonds work, or about camp fees or the site,
send a message to me or post a comment here.

Anticipated ticket prices for Polycamp Vancouver Island 2011 (to be finalized):

Weekday drop-in (not staying overnight): Free
Weekend day drop-in: $20/adult; $5/child
One night (includes 2 days programming): $40/adult; $15/child
One weekend (up to 3 consecutive nights): $75/adult; $30/child
Full week or two weekends (four or more nights): $110/adult; $40/child

Thanks for your support. We're looking forward to seeing you this summer!

Many Thanks,

Kiki Christie, Director
Polycamp Vancouver Island team

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Victoria Poly 101 monthly discussion: Time management and poly scheduling

Thursday, January 27 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm
University of Victoria, Room number Eliot 162

Time management may seem like an obvious skill needed for successful poly relationships, but, like most things poly, there are tricks, tips and emotions involved in figuring out who you spend time with, how much time you spend, and what everyone else thinks about the arrangement.

Is Google calendar the ultimate poly tool? Or do you prefer to develop your schedule more organically? Does your bed have a signup clipboard next to it? Do you and your partners flip a lot of coins?

Please bring a paper and a pen to this discussion (I have a feeling you might need it.. )! ;)