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, the Victoria Poly Group Dating Group and most recently Nanaimo Poly 101 . Van Isle Poly began as a yahoogroup 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. 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.
It begins with one person who embraces a philosophy of unlimited love and dares to stand up to greet 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.
We, 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.