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genghisfawn 01-29-2012 05:11 PM

Western Canada!
 
Are you from BC? Alberta? Saskatchewan? (Please say you're from Saskatchewan!)

If you're from Manitoba, are you for real? (Kidding!) ;)

I'm Fawn, I'm from Saskatoon, I'm femme and I'm still digging hard for the right (non-straight) butch.

*waves*

ruby_woo 01-29-2012 08:36 PM

Hi! I've lived in Vancouver for the past 7 years or so. There are a few of us around the forum here, but not many.

I'm femme, and not looking for anything more than someone hot to get out of the house with, lol.

There doesn't seem to be much of a b-f community here in Vancouver, which is kind of a bummer, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.

genghisfawn 01-29-2012 08:38 PM

Hi Ruby,

There's more of a butch-butch culture in Saskatoon, I'm afraid, so even though it's easy to get a job and a place to live here, it's impossible to get a date!

Good to hear from you. :)

foxyshaman 01-30-2012 05:02 PM

*waves* Albertan here. There is an okay crowd here. Lots of youngsters. I volunteer with the local lesbian organization, so I get to meet lots of us.

I am single and have no plans to find a partner right now.

I enjoy this forum, even if Canada appears to be somewhat under-represented!!

See you round the board.

chai~ 01-30-2012 05:14 PM

Originally from Saskatchewan, the rival city of S-toon!

I'm in BC now too, and I can't really find a community either.

I suppose I should wander down to Commercial Drive and see what's happening.

I only see young people too, I think us "older and more worldly" folks hang out at home with our cats!

I just posted on a thread the other day how I miss a "mad thunderstorm", only to be found in the prairies!!!!

Welcome!

foxyshaman 02-01-2012 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by chai~ (Post 516658)

I only see young people too, I think us "older and more worldly" folks hang out at home with our cats!

I just posted on a thread the other day how I miss a "mad thunderstorm", only to be found in the prairies!!!!

Welcome!

That made me laugh...its either cats or dogs. I often ponder the phenomena of "dykes and their dogs" :) When I go to the lesbian dances here, the older ones are usually coupled, and the younger ones are looking for coupling... I am just looking to dance.

I lived in Vancouver for a good number of years, right in the West End. Loved it. But I did not want to raise my kids in Van. I had no support and my marriage was ending. But... that is not the point of my story... the point was the two things I missed the most were Thunderstorms and the sound of snow crunching under my feet.

I went to a witches camp just outside of Whistler this summer and was able to fill my heart with the love of the west coast forests. I may have moved back to Alberta, but my heart will never leave the WC Forests.

Tye 02-02-2012 12:15 AM

Im in Alberta!! Its a great province,lived here now for awhile.Dont care much for the cold snaps we get in winter but other then that I like it.

Stitch 02-02-2012 02:04 AM

I am also a Vancouver boi.
I live on Commerical Dr. and everything.

chai~ 02-02-2012 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by foxyshaman (Post 517739)
That made me laugh...its either cats or dogs. I often ponder the phenomena of "dykes and their dogs" :) When I go to the lesbian dances here, the older ones are usually coupled, and the younger ones are looking for coupling... I am just looking to dance.

I lived in Vancouver for a good number of years, right in the West End. Loved it. But I did not want to raise my kids in Van. I had no support and my marriage was ending. But... that is not the point of my story... the point was the two things I missed the most were Thunderstorms and the sound of snow crunching under my feet.

I went to a witches camp just outside of Whistler this summer and was able to fill my heart with the love of the west coast forests. I may have moved back to Alberta, but my heart will never leave the WC Forests.

I lived in Regina for about 100 years, my sister currently lives there, and my dad lives in Regina Beach. I went home for a visit a few years ago, and I was just dazzled with how little traffic there was and how slow everything moves!!! I guess I had been in Vancouver for a few years and really noticed the difference!
It was fall, the wheat fields were tall and golden, the sunsets were gorgeous and the weather was hot and dry.
Perfect for a thunderstorm!!!!

I DO NOT miss the winters though!!!! I have done my share of -40, plugged in vehicle, remote car starter, and freezing breath caught in my lungs!

What was the witches camp called? Sounds interesting!
I've found on one of the islands, there is a "silent retreat", and I would love to go someday. I know you can't take a book with you to read, but I think a journal is allowed to record thoughts and ideas, but it is a retreat with meditation, etc, but NO TALKING!!!! I love that!!!! Just to "be" and listen to one's self guilt free for 3 or 4 days! Pure bliss!

Oh how I miss the prairies!!! *never thought I would ever feel that way* ;)

foxyshaman 02-02-2012 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by chai~ (Post 518237)

What was the witches camp called? Sounds interesting!
I've found on one of the islands, there is a "silent retreat", and I would love to go someday. I know you can't take a book with you to read, but I think a journal is allowed to record thoughts and ideas, but it is a retreat with meditation, etc, but NO TALKING!!!! I love that!!!! Just to "be" and listen to one's self guilt free for 3 or 4 days! Pure bliss!

Oh how I miss the prairies!!! *never thought I would ever feel that way* ;)

It is simply called the BC Witches camp. I had heard such good things about it from friends of mine who had gone. I thought it was great. It is in line with the Reclaiming Tradition and is led by some long time wonderful witches. Very different from the way I practice and teach. I enjoy stretching my mind to embrace other beliefs, traditions and ways of doing things. It is in Alice Lake country. The forest is protected and quite well preserved. Lots of animals and birds. And the trees... sigh of beauty.

I have done silent retreats, they are very intense. You wouldn't think that, but we are such a 'dialed in' society we have a very hard time NOT occupying our minds with something, anything, outside of ourselves. Silence is one of the most difficult things for us to do. Internal silence...yikes!!!

This summer I am rough camping in the Queen Charolettes, solely for the silent retreat aspect.

foxyshaman 02-02-2012 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A's-prince (Post 518192)
Im in Alberta!! Its a great province,lived here now for awhile.Dont care much for the cold snaps we get in winter but other then that I like it.

Hail and Hello to a fellow Albertan!!

chai~ 02-02-2012 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxyshaman (Post 518354)
It is simply called the BC Witches camp. I had heard such good things about it from friends of mine who had gone. I thought it was great. It is in line with the Reclaiming Tradition and is led by some long time wonderful witches. Very different from the way I practice and teach. I enjoy stretching my mind to embrace other beliefs, traditions and ways of doing things. It is in Alice Lake country. The forest is protected and quite well preserved. Lots of animals and birds. And the trees... sigh of beauty.

I have done silent retreats, they are very intense. You wouldn't think that, but we are such a 'dialed in' society we have a very hard time NOT occupying our minds with something, anything, outside of ourselves. Silence is one of the most difficult things for us to do. Internal silence...yikes!!!

This summer I am rough camping in the Queen Charolettes, solely for the silent retreat aspect.

Where did you do the silent retreats?
I have absolutely no problem going for days without talking, but without music, family members making demands, and just "life" being a distraction, I would welcome the inner journey.

I can only imagine the intensity, and would welcome it! I'm not as dialed in as most, I don't even have a cell phone!

I am reading a book on women's spirituality, and how it used to be a "woman's world". There is a lot written about witches also.

Roughing it in the Queen Charlottes sounds divine!!!!!

Britt 02-08-2012 12:44 AM

O hai thar, Saskatoon here!

Sparx1_1 02-08-2012 12:56 AM

My wife and I live right near commercial drive. Not much on the way of butch femme anything here. The younger ones think buch is a dirty word and the older ones like me just stay home lol.
The witches retreat sounds amazing

Sparx1_1 02-08-2012 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by genghisfawn (Post 515971)
Are you from BC? Alberta? Saskatchewan? (Please say you're from Saskatchewan!)

If you're from Manitoba, are you for real? (Kidding!) ;)

I'm Fawn, I'm from Saskatoon, I'm femme and I'm still digging hard for the right (non-straight) butch.

*waves*

Winnipeg haa a small but active butch femme community

foxyshaman 02-08-2012 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chai~ (Post 518479)
Where did you do the silent retreats?
I have absolutely no problem going for days without talking, but without music, family members making demands, and just "life" being a distraction, I would welcome the inner journey.

I can only imagine the intensity, and would welcome it! I'm not as dialed in as most, I don't even have a cell phone!

I am reading a book on women's spirituality, and how it used to be a "woman's world". There is a lot written about witches also.

Roughing it in the Queen Charlottes sounds divine!!!!!

Believe it or not a small Alberta town Villenueve. There is a very active Buddist community in Edmonton, as I am sure there are many everywhere, that hold it. I have done it twice. I have not done one in probably 10 years. But well worth going and doing.

What is the book you are reading? I read quite a bit, primarily non-fiction. The remains of former societies do point to matriarchal structures.

I am really looking forward to my camping trip this summer.

StrongButch 02-08-2012 10:38 PM

Western Canada
 
I am in Seattle you ladies can come visit us Im rather fond of canadian women myself

chai~ 02-08-2012 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxyshaman (Post 522918)
Believe it or not a small Alberta town Villenueve. There is a very active Buddist community in Edmonton, as I am sure there are many everywhere, that hold it. I have done it twice. I have not done one in probably 10 years. But well worth going and doing.

What is the book you are reading? I read quite a bit, primarily non-fiction. The remains of former societies do point to matriarchal structures.

I am really looking forward to my camping trip this summer.

The book I am reading is just one of those silly ones,_____ for dummies, so, It's Women Spirituality for dummies.

It has a log of info, and is an easy and quick read.

I am going to look into doing a retreat this year, I have never done one before!

chai~ 02-08-2012 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sparx1_1 (Post 522787)
Winnipeg haa a small but active butch femme community


Hello to you, and yay for Canada and being "allowed" to marry!

chai~ 02-09-2012 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StrongButch (Post 523305)
I am in Seattle you ladies can come visit us Im rather fond of canadian women myself

"Fond of Canadian women?"!!!
We are just so damn polite! ;)


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