Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fourth of July, Eh? Gathering

Fourth of July, Eh? Gathering

Friday July 3rd at 1pm to Monday July 6th at 4pm
on The Land aka Amber Fox

Sometimes we Canucks get a bit confused. Like, most of us have no idea which weekend is supposed to be Canada Day Weekend when Canada Day falls on a Wednesday. So in honor [sic] of our American friends, the Land aka Amber Fox is pleased to present the first ever Fourth of July, Eh? Gathering!

For those who have been to a gathering on the Land aka Amber Fox before, you will know what to expect:
  • communal gourmet vegetarian meals
  • Saturday night Know Talent Show
  • bonfires
  • heart circles
  • lazy days in the sun
  • saunas
  • dressing up at the Foxy Boutique
  • magick & ritual
  • wandering a lush 75 acre faerie land
  • working in fellowship with your fae kin
  • partying in the Departure Lounge
  • meditating in the nearly-completed Meditation Saucer
  • trip to the market 
  • swimming in the nearby mighty Mississippi
  • anything the fae heart can imagine!

Remember, there are no paid staff here. Everything that manifests depends on faerie volunteer energy, and contributions to the purse:
  • washing dishes, preparing meals, planning events, chopping wood, mowing lawns, tidying and cleaning, repairs, new construction ... it's all up to us
  • but the work becomes play when shared with your fae friends!
  • the Purse relies on donations for the food we eat, fuel for the pump & lawn mowers, propane for the fridge & stove, insurance, candles, paper products, and all our other mundane needs
  • the suggested contribution is $25 per night, more if you can or less if you can't, and no one is turned away for lack of funds
  • we ask that everyone contribute some cash, even if you can only afford five or ten dollars per night
  • it is also helpful if you can make your contribution when you arrive at the gathering, so that it can be used at the next shopping trip

If this is your first faerie event, or your first visit to the Land aka Amber Fox:

The Fourth of July, Eh? Gathering on the Land aka Amber Fox is a gender and orientation inclusive event. The Land hosts gatherings for gay and queer men at other times of the year.

If you are a member of our Facebook Group, you can RSVP to the Facebook Event. Otherwise, please email to obtain directions and contact information.




Saturday, April 25, 2015

Victoria Day Gathering 2015

Victoria Day Gathering

Friday May 15th at 1pm to Monday May 18th at 4pm
on The Land aka Amber Fox

It's Vicky's birthday and the queens are celebrating!

Prince Albert PiercingWhy celebrate a dead queen's birthday you may well ask? I could talk about her influence on the Canadian identity (she gave royal assent to Confederation, plus we are all still a bit uptight because of her), or about her extensive reign, her political accomplishments, yada, yada, yada. Instead, let me just remind you that were it not for Queen V, we would not have had the Prince Albert, or so urban legend would have us believe!

The Victoria Day long weekend marks the unofficial beginning of Canadian camping season, and the first safe date for planting to avoid frost. The Land will be coming awake with greening leaves and grass, and a multitude of spring flowers. All that is missing is you.

The nights may be a bit chilly, but don't worry, the Land will keep everyone warm. The Erection is heated, bonfires will make us toasty and the sauna is always steamy. Tenting may be cool, and some will opt for snuggling in the Bunkhouse. Remember to check the weather forecast and bring warm bedding and appropriate clothes.

Each day at the gathering includes a Circle. The Circle starts with a brief organizational meeting, followed on Saturday and Sunday by a longer Heart Circle (aka group therapy session, aka bitch fest, aka story time, aka ...). All faeries are strongly encouraged to attend at least the beginning part of each Circle. This is where new faeries are introduced, plans for the rest of the gathering are made, grievances are aired, and policies are debated. It is the place where YOU get to have your say in how the gathering is shaped. You won't want to miss it!

Some activities are already scheduled:
  • Friday 7pm - Opening Circle
  • Saturday evening - Know Talent Show
    • Can you sing, dance, recite a poem or play an instrument? If so, we would love to have you join us on stage! 
    • A bit shy but want to try? Talk to the show's organizers and they will be sure to find a suitable role for you. 
    • The Foxy Boutique has been re-stocked, so come browse for that perfect costume for the show - or maybe a snazzy little frock for dinner.
    • More of a watcher than a performer? An appreciative audience is the other essential ingredient for this ever-popular event.
  • Monday 3pm - Closing Circle

The rest is up to us: fireworks, bonfires, crafts, saunas, mud wrestling, face painting, ritual & magick, drumming & meditation, anything we can imagine or desire. The activities depend entirely on what those who attend are willing and able to organize.

The play is shared and so is the work. There are no paid staff on the Land, so everyone needs to help out with a few chores each day to make the gathering go smoothly. Washing dishes, preparing meals, chopping wood, tidying and cleaning, repairs, new construction ... it's all up to us. But the work becomes play when shared with your fae friends!

The meals are vegetarian, communal and delicious. The Erection contains a fully appointed kitchen, and we are always looking for chefs, assistants, and learners. Whether you want to plan a whole meal, create a single dish, or help chop ingredients, we've got you covered! Chat with us on Facebook if you have any meal ideas or want to help out.

As well as help with the chores that keep the Land going, we rely on contributions to the Purse for food, fuel for the pump & lawn mowers, propane for the fridge & stove, paint, materials for repairs, paper products and all our other mundane needs.

We use an honour system with a suggested contribution of $25 per night, more if you can or less if you can't.  For example, if you are coming for the whole gathering (3 nights) we suggest a $75 contribution. No one is turned away for lack of funds, but we ask that everyone contribute some cash, even if you can only afford a few dollars per night. It is also helpful if you can make your contribution when you arrive at the gathering, so that it can be used at the next shopping trip.

If you are a member of our Facebook Group, you can RSVP to the Facebook Event. Otherwise, please email to let us know you are coming.




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Friday, March 06, 2015

Beltane Gathering 2015

Beltane Gathering

Friday May 1st at 1pm to Sunday May 3rd at 4pm
on The Land aka Amber Fox

Beltane is as old as the hills and a magical Radical Faerie tradition. It is a celebration of spring, fertility, good fortune and good harvests to come, and for those of us this far north it's also something of a victory party over our longest season by far, winter. And boy has this been a winter! Traditionally, Beltane eve is known for its bonfires and the May Pole is raised during the day.

The Beltane gathering on the Land aka Amber Fox is a gender and orientation inclusive event. The Land hosts gatherings for gay and queer men at other times of the year.

It may be a bit chilly, but don't worry, the Land will keep everyone warm. The Erection is heated, bonfires will make us toasty and the sauna is always steamy. Tenting may be cold for the hardy, and many will opt for snuggling in the Bunkhouse or the Departure Lounge. Remember to check the weather forecast and bring warm bedding and appropriate clothes.

Each day at the gathering includes a Circle. The Circle starts with a brief organizational meeting, followed on Saturday by a longer Heart Circle (aka group therapy session, aka bitch fest, aka story time, aka ...). All faeries are strongly encouraged to attend at least the beginning part of each Circle. This is where new faeries are introduced, plans for the rest of the gathering are made, grievances are aired, and policies are debated. It is the place where YOU get to have your say in how the gathering is shaped. You won't want to miss it!

Some activities are already scheduled:
  • Friday 7pm - Opening Circle
  • Friday after dinner - Bel Fyre Ritual (help plan this event)
  • Saturday evening - Know Talent Show
    • Can you sing, dance, recite a poem or play an instrument? If so, we would love to have you join us on stage! 
    • A bit shy but want to try? Talk to the show's organizers and they will be sure to find a suitable role for you. 
    • The Foxy Boutique has been re-stocked, so come browse for that perfect costume for the show - or maybe a snazzy little frock for dinner.
    • More of a watcher than a performer? An appreciative audience is the other essential ingredient for this ever-popular event.
  • Sunday 11am - May Pole Ritual (help plan this event)
  • Sunday 3pm - Closing Circle

The rest is up to us: crafts, saunas, mud wrestling, face painting, ritual & magick, drumming & meditation, anything we can imagine or desire. The activities depend entirely on what those who attend are willing and able to organize.

The play is shared and so is the work. There are no paid staff on the Land, so everyone needs to help out with a few chores each day to make the gathering go smoothly. Washing dishes, preparing meals, chopping wood, tidying and cleaning, repairs, new construction ... it's all up to us. But the work becomes play when shared with your fae friends!

The meals are vegetarian, communal and delicious. The Erection contains a fully appointed kitchen, and we are always looking for chefs, assistants, and learners. Whether you want to plan a whole meal, create a single dish, or help chop ingredients, we've got you covered! Chat with us on Facebook if you have any meal ideas or want to help out.

As well as help with the chores that keep the Land going, we rely on contributions to the Purse for food, fuel for the pump & lawn mowers, propane for the fridge & stove, paint, materials for repairs, paper products and all our other mundane needs.

We use an honour system with a suggested contribution of $25 per night, more if you can or less if you can't.  For example, if you are coming for the whole gathering (2 nights) we suggest a $50 contribution. No one is turned away for lack of funds, but we ask that everyone contribute some cash, even if you can only afford a few dollars per night. It is also helpful if you can make your contribution when you arrive at the gathering, so that it can be used at the next shopping trip.

If you are a member of our Facebook Group, you can RSVP to the Facebook Event. Otherwise, please email to let us know that you are coming.




Sunday, February 01, 2015

F7 Potluck at the Alien Embassy ('cuz it's way too cold on the Land)


It's way too cold
on the Land aka Amber Fox
for us to gather there.

The 2015
F7 Gatherette 
is officially cancelled.

:(




But for those Fae who can make it to Toronto,
we are holding an
 F7 Potluck
at the Alien Embassy.

Join us on Saturday February 14th, from 4 - 9 pm,
for conversation, music, merriment and dinner. 

Don your Faerie garb and brave the cold.
Bring a vegetarian dish of your choice and BYOB.



If you are a member of our Facebook Group, you can RSVP to the Facebook Event. Otherwise, please email to get directions.




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Very Faerie Solstice Party, Too

A Very Faerie Solstice Party, Too!

Saturday, December 20, 2014
8:00 pm to 1:00 am
in Toronto, Ontario



It's cold and it's dark.
It's the longest night of the year.

But for the Fae in Toronto the fun is just beginning!

Enjoy time with friends while celebrating the solstice
over dessert, snacks, and treats.

Wear festive faerie fabulosity,
naughty naked nudity,
or anything in between.

Be you, and most importantly, be there!

Desserts and canap├ęs will be provided. 
BYOB.




Featuring
the song stylings of
Herr Doktor 
Chip von ChipLandia






Also featuring
Departure
Lounge
West








Missed it last year?
Check out our first 


gender-inclusive event 
with
All Sentient Species 
Welcome.


For an evening of 
glitz, garlands & glamour
join your hosts:

Claro,
Ricky
&
DeeDee


If you are a member of our Facebook Group, you can RSVP to the Facebook Event. Otherwise, please email to get directions. If you live outside of Toronto, contact us well in advance, and we may be able to arrange overnight accommodations.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2015 Event Schedule

The Land aka Amber Fox

Events in 2015



February 14, 2015


Beltane Gathering (all gender)
May 1 - 3, 2015


May 15 - 18, 2015


Fourth of July, Eh? Gathering (all gender)
July 3 - 6, 2015


28th Annual High Summer Gathering
July 27 - August 3, 2015


Blue Heron Gathering (New York, all gender)
The week leading up to Labour Day weekend,
we join our fae friends at Blue Heron Farm
in upstate New York.


Thanksgiving Gathering
October 9 - 12, 2015


LumBearJack Work Weekend
November 5 - 8, 2015


A Very Faerie Solstice Party
(Toronto, all gender)
December 19, 2015


Note: Events labelled as "all gender" are open to all those of fae heart and the fae-curious, regardless of gender or orientation. Other events are for those who identify as gay or queer men.

About us:
  • We are an established and growing circle of gay and queer men centred on the Land aka Amber Fox, in eastern Ontario, Canada.
  • We gather to explore gay spirit, nature, ritual, sexuality, to work in fellowship, and to party, in the Radical Faerie tradition.
  • We enjoy the unexpected things when we bring together our energy, creativity, talents, and magick.
  • Join us in celebrating and giving to the Land that sustains and nurtures our spirits and our lives.