Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Canada Day Gathering 2013

Canada Day Gathering

June 28 at 1:00pm until July 1 at 3:00pm
on The Land aka Amber Fox

Eau Canada!
How roam a neigh tough land?
Troop ate rot love-in
awl thigh suns come hand.
With glow ingots
We seethe here eyes
That rue north Strachan unfree,
Frum Faron why d'eau Canada
Wheeze tendon guard 'fore thee.
God key power land
Gloria's unfree!
Eau Canada, 
Wheeze tendon guard 'fore thee.
Eau Canada, 
Wheeze tendon guard 'fore thee.

(Mark M. Orkin, "Canajan Eh?")

Canada Day, often referred to as "Canada's birthday", marks the joining of the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada (Ontario & Quebec) into the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. Originally called Dominion Day, the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act superseded the British North America Act as the country's constitution.

There is no standard formula for Canada Day celebrations. In various communities across the country, the day is observed with parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, bonfires, air & maritime shows, fireworks, free musical concerts, as well as citizenship ceremonies for new citizens. 

How will the Fae ones celebrate Canada's birthday this year? Come join us and help decide!
Many activities are scheduled and more will be planned when we are all on the Land.  Crafts, outings, rituals … the only limits are imposed by our imaginations.  The gathering begins and ends in Circle, with brief organizational followed by longer Heart Circles on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The Meditation Hut is half-built, and with enough carpentry-Faeries it can be finished this weekend. Late night fires and saunas will heat things up.

The Land is beautiful at this time of year, and provides many awesome places to be alone or together on its 75 acres of glorious wilderness. The weather will be perfect for tenting, and should be warm enough for swimming trips to the mighty Mississippi nearby. Don't forget your sun and bug protection!

Saturday night we will enjoy the many talents the Fae folk bring to the Know Talent Show.  Can you sing, dance, recite a poem or play an instrument? Or do you have a flair for performance art? 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. More of a watcher than a performer? An appreciative audience is the other essential ingredient for this ever-popular event!

As well as supplying costumes for the show, the Foxy Boutique is available for all your dress-up needs. The Fae certainly enjoy a good outfit, so bring your gayest apparel! Boy drag, girl drag, animal drag, tree drag, baby drag, alien drag, even alien baby drag! Or in the naturist tradition, un-costuming can often be the best. It's your call.

Our communally-prepared vegetarian meals are quickly earning us a reputation as the Gourmet Gathering. Cooks, bring your favourite veggie recipes. Not up to preparing a full dish? Don't worry, there's always lots of chopping and prepping you can help with while you learn from the kitchen divas! And dish washers are always appreciated!

We do not charge a fee to attend the Gathering; instead we rely on voluntary donations of cash and labour. Suggested contribution for the Purse is $45 to $105 for the weekend (average $75 based on $25 per night, more if you can, less if you can't), or $35 for a single night. 

Equally important is your willingness to contribute in other ways: building, cleaning, shopping, cooking, etc.  If you don't know what to do to help out, just ask. One of the most enjoyable aspects of our created community is working on projects with your fellow Faeries.

So join us for Canada's best birthday party ever!

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