Wednesday, June 21, 2017

High Summer: The Land aka Amber Fox Turns 30


30th Annual
High Summer Gathering
Wednesday August 2 at 2pm to Monday August 7th at 2pm
on
The Land aka Amber Fox

There have been gatherings of gay men on the Land aka Amber Fox for over four decades, and the Faerie Purity Committee assures us that this summer marks 30 years of official High Summer Gatherings! So bring your best set of pearls, and help us celebrate with much fae fabulosity.


The land is greener than ever before
thanks be to Pan,
the wettest year since we began. Perfect.








We're planning some bigly fun
and if you haven't been for awhile,
this year is the time to come back.












Our biggest Know Talent Show ever,
an extravaganza,









Fetish Nights in the Departure Lounge,













Need an outfit, check out the Foxy Boutique in the Departure Lounge, we have all you could want. If you need time to be in your birthday suit, join some of us. Bring your drums, your musical instruments, your voice, your art, oils, pastels, water colours, crayons!

Bring alive your talents, energy and desire to live, celebrate ourselves with like-minded queer men.


High Tea,





Disco Night,











the best in gourmet Faerie
vegetarian cuisine,







making bubbles is a regular thing








re-enactment of the Erection Water Tank







Fire prep is hard work!



















A limited number of T-Shirts will be made. We currently have a Fae one creating a fitting bit of art for the t-shirt. If you want one we will need your size.  You can email Boy Ricky to order one. We're asking $7.00 donation for these, that's below cost!


The good ole days...






High Tea



Fetish night, or every night?












We have Shimmer's Magick Cake









y'all going to have a great time













This is Ontario, so summer can be cool or really hot. It can rain for days or be days and days under a hot muggy sun. Bringing rain gear and shorts maybe a good idea and remember to leave Geneva's F-ing umbrella alone!

Bring everything you need for summer camping in the woods, a tent, warm sleeping bag or blankets, pillow, flashlight, bug repellent, sunscreen, and a divine wardrobe suitable for summer weather conditions in which all clothing styles and fashion are both optional and encouraged. You may also find this post on What to Bring to a Gathering helpful.

Some indoor sleeping space is available but limited in the bunked up BunkHouse.

when boy meets Diva!






we can do it!


Trekkies are seen here
























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, 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


A Faerie circle in the river




Music is easy here..


Please note, this gathering is for gay and queer men only.


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.



Questions? Contact Boy Ricky!



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Canada's 150th Birthday Faerie Island Getaway


Canada's 150th Birthday
Faerie Island Getaway

Saturday July 1st, 10 am - midnight
on
Olympic Island, Toronto


*** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - SEE UPDATES AT END OF POST ***

Once again Canada Day is fast approaching, and once again the Faeries will be celebrating Canada's birthday with a getaway to the Toronto Islands. So join us for another fun-filled day of picnicking, rides, boating, nude beaches, and of course, fireworks!

We have secured the same picnic spot as last year on Olympic island, just a few minutes walk from the Centre Island ferry dock. The site has both a barbecue and a fire-pit, and the view of the city is amazing! It's located near all the amenities: restroom, amusement park, boat rentals, restaurants and bars. And, it's only a short walk to Hanlan's Point for afternoon skinny dipping!

Somebody will be at the picnic spot all day from 10:00 am on. There will be side trips to Hanlan's point, the amusement park, and other attractions on the islands, but there will always be someone at the site, so feel free to show up there at any time.

All the fae folk will be coming back from all parts of the islands for a potluck supper starting around 6:00 pm. Don't forget to bring a dish to share! We can use the barbecue, so remember that when choosing your dish. After dark, we're going to do a fabulous and festive bonfire with DeeDee's magic colourful fire sticks! Lastly, the fireworks will go off over the city at Harbourfront, directly across from our picnic spot. Let's hope they are as spectacular as last year!!! Afterwards, all us Faeries will take the ferry back to the city.

If you can pitch in to help with the cost of the site rental, that would be great! The suggested contribution is $10 per person (more if you can, less if you can't).

Click above to see the legend or print the map

Our picnic site (C on the map above) is
  • 1 minute walk to the washrooms (D)
  • 3 minutes to the amusement park, restaurants & bars (F)
  • 5 minutes to the Centre Island Ferry Dock (G)
  • 10 minutes to boat rentals (E)
  • 20 minutes to Ward Island (A), home to many polydactyl cats
  • 30 minutes to Hanlan's Point nude beach (I)
Please make note of the rules the City of Toronto requires us to follow when using the picnic site.

Here are three suggested plans for your day. They all start from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal (B) at Queens Quay, Toronto:

1. The Beaver Plan
  • Take the ferry to the Centre Island Ferry Dock (G)
  • Walk 5 minutes to our picnic site (C) - just keep left to reach it
  • Visit the amusement park, rent a boat, or just enjoy the day relaxing on the grass
  • Have delicious food
  • Enjoy the bonfire & watch the fireworks!!
So many toes!!!
2. The Polydactyl Kitty Plan
  • Take the ferry to Ward Island (A)
  • Walk 5 minutes to the local beach
  • Play with the polydactyl kitties!!!
  • Walk 20 minutes to our picnic site (C)
  • Have delicious food
  • Enjoy the bonfire & watch the fireworks!!
3. The Polar Bear Plan
  • Take the ferry to the Hanlan's Point Ferry Dock (H)
  • Walk 15 minutes to the clothing optional beach (I)
  • Bask bare on the beautiful beach with bodacious bears
  • Walk 30 minutes to our picnic site (C)
  • Have delicious food
  • Enjoy the bonfire & watch the fireworks!!
However you decide to spend your faerie island getaway day, we look forward to seeing you for the festive and fun feast and fireworks!!

If you are a member of our Facebook Group, you can join in the planning on the Facebook Event page. Otherwise, please email Ryan or DeeDee if you need more information.




UPDATE: May 16, 2017


As you may have heard, much of Toronto island is underwater because of spring flooding, and they've delayed opening the park. Currently they say the park is closed until June 30th, which means it should be open JUST IN TIME for our picnic on July 1st!!! More details hereI will keep you posted when I hear any more updates.  DeeDee



UPDATE: May 28, 2017


Things aren't looking good! But we still have not received official notice that the park is closed beyond June 30th. So if anybody is feeling especially full of faerie magic, or knows any lake-drying spells ...

More details hereMyself, I will be chanting "rain rain go away" until I hear further news! ;)  DeeDee


UPDATE: JUNE 1, 2017


Sadly, the flooding continues, and they have officially cancelled our permit, so we must cancel our plans for the Canada Day picnic on Toronto Island. :( More details here. Well, there's always next year ...  DeeDee




*** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED ***





Thursday, April 06, 2017

Victoria Day Gathering 2017

Victoria Day Gathering

on
the Land aka Amber Fox
May 19th - 22nd, 2017


This is our 30th year of faerie purity committee approved official gatherings on The Land, AKA AmberFox. Victoria Day weekend coming up!  Are we ready to welcome spring to the Land?

The Land is wide awake and as each day goes by we see more life leaping forward. The snow is gone, trees are are coming back to life, the grass is greening up and the flowers will soon poke their heads above ground.

The Victoria Day weekend will be the first Gathering of the year and it looks to be a great year on the land. A big garden will be planted, the erection awaits to host the Know Talent Show. The meals are prepared and enjoyed communally, and it is always the best of vegetarian cuisine on the Fae gathering circuit. And we raise a spectacular May Pole, (we may raise quite a few).

There will be a ritual opening of thanks around a fabulous fire to cleanse the land and our spirits.  A procession to the Maple Bush to remember those that left us.  A Know Talent Show, and some finishing touches made to the Meditation lookout gazebo.

Expect a few fabulous fires after last year's fire ban, we just gotta burn this year! The capacity of the bunkhouse has increased to take on more fae ones, the departure lounge is prepared to take on another year of excitement, the Foxy Boutique has been restocked with the latest fashion from the Opportunity Store. The sauna has never been more inviting.

And don't get me started on those infamous parties in the Departure Lounge. Got some fetish gear, bring it on! Naturism your thing, that works too! Furries, drag queens, cowboys and aliens - All are welcome at the Departure Lounge!

If you're coming we would love to plan some meals and activities. If you have some ideas let us know. You can post them here or you can email Boy Ricky.

We ask that you contribute $20 per day, (more if you can, less if you can't) towards the funding of the gathering. Nobody gets turned away for lack of funds.

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.





Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Beltane Potluck 2017: It's Wonderland!


Celebrate the long (long, long....) awaited arrival of Springtime, in time-honoured Faerie tradition. Join us at the Glo'Tel in Toronto to ring in Beltane this April!

The theme is once again "Through The Looking-Glass." Dress up as a favourite Alice in Wonderland character, bring your favourite poem from the Wonderland books, or just come as your wonderful self. There will be colourful Beltane ribbons, in place of a full-swing Maypole. Mingle with friends old and new. Catch a pixie in the garden.


We will be having a potluck in the backyard around 6 pm, so bring something eatable for sharing. BYOB. Vegetarian items preferred, allergy warnings appreciated (especially nuts.)

DATE and PLACE:
Saturday, April 29, 2-8 pm,
The Glo'Tel (Bloor and Gladstone, contact claro for exact location)
Toronto

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



See you there!

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six 
impossible things before breakfast!"



Monday, February 27, 2017

Updated Events List for 2017


Greetings fae ones!

I have updated the Events List with the dates for 2017. The fun starts next month, with the March Maple Gatherette at Blue Heron Farm in upstate New York, March 17th - 20th.

And after that, it's potlucks, gatherings, picnics ... oh my! Check the list for dates and details.

You can always find our current list of Radical Faerie events in and around Ontario at: