Events, Information & Resources: Victoria, BC and Vancouver Island!
Our area has one of the most active community of people who embrace the philosophy of polyamory in North America!
Van Isle Poly formed in 2000 to be followed in recent years by Victoria Poly 101, the Poly Women's Group, Poly 101 on Campus, and most recently Nanaimo Poly 101 and Poly Blend.
Van Isle Poly began as a yahoo group that advertised in the local arts
paper (Monday Magazine) and met once or twice a month in a restaurant
or someone's home with sporadic meetings in both Nanaimo and
Courtney. It continues to support an organized family friendly
camping weekend currently called Poly All Ages Camp BC and retreat weekends for the camping challenged.
We now have discussion meetings, support meetings, social meetings,
advocacy meetings, planning meetings, potlucks, pub nights, bowling
nights, movies nights, beach visits, road trips, workshops, craft
groups, writing groups, camping and so much more happening in our
community. Most of these groups are now on Facebook - just search
"poly" to find them.
begins with one person who embraces a philosophy of unlimited love and
dares to stand up to meet with those who would share that philosophy,
often sitting alone in coffee shops waiting for the curious to become
the brave. It depends on that one person having a circle of
support to feed their enthusiasm and overcome the weirdness of being
more and more public as he/she greets people and becomes known as one
of the community leadership faces. It blossoms as those few
voices are joined by others forming a choir that speak out for the
right to love whom we please as adults and be happy.
the founders of Van Isle Poly, are proud to have been party to the
wonderful beginnings of a community of terrific people. Catch an
event of any of the groups and be assured that you will find yourself
in friendly company and very welcome.
Whether you are new to the idea of polyamory or an old pro at the etiquette of poly dating, we are sure that you'll find something of interest here amongst the articles and information that we will post as we expand this website. Bookmark us and come back periodically to check on our progress.