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Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society supports lesbian health and social needs as we age by ensuring safe, accessible, welcoming spaces for social interaction to build a sense of community through public education and social action.


Monday, February 11th | 11:00 a.m. FREE RETRO PINK POSTER
COFFEE TALK – ORIGINAL BLEND
James Bay United Church, Upper Reception Room, 511 Michigan St.

COFFEE TALKWhere the coffee is fresh (we make it ourselves), the tea is properly steeped (Agatha insists), and women and newcomers of all ages are always welcomed (that’s the way we jellyroll) at this lesbian-oriented chestnut.

Enjoy a coffee break with friends. Over the years, Coffee Talk has been a safe, welcoming place for lesbians new to Victoria as well as returning ex pats, and for the ‘shycomers’ newly identifying themselves as lesbian.


Friday, February 15th | 7:00-9:00 p.m. FREE POSTER
BELATED VALENTINE’S & CHINESE NEW YEAR’S SOCIAL
James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St.

2019 YEAR OF THE PIGYou are invited to celebrate a belated Valentine’s plus the Chinese New Year with friends! It’s the Year of the Pig.

If you wish, bring a heart- or PIG-related song, poem or story to share. Your Movie Team will also bring an activity and treat.

Optional: wear red, heart- or pig-related attire!
Optional: bring a finger food to share.

 


Friday, January 22nd | 7:00-9:00 p.m.
LEARN TO SALSA DANCE with Elisa Lay
James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St.

Salsa www.amazingwomen.caOur first endeavour was such a success,
We’re having a do over, so please be our guest!

Salsa cures all ails. This is Mild Salsa, suitable for all abilities.

Fancy dancing shoes not required. Be sensible!

 


Thursday, February 28th | 3:00-4:30 p.m. FREE RETRO PINK POSTER
WESTSHORE COFFEE TALK
Serious Coffee at Millstream Village

COFFEE TALKBY POPULAR DEMAND Coffee Talk comes to the Westshore. Let’s get together! Members brought enthusiasm and warmth to the very first Westshore Coffee Talk in January. Don’t be shy to join us. Look for the rainbow table flag. Newcomers and women of all ages welcome. Carolyn is your host.


March 2, 1:00-4:00 pm
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Mare Lane
Church of Truth – Community of Conscious Living, corner of Superior & St. Lawrence

Mare, you were an amazing member of VLSCS and a wonderful friend! A gifted astrologer, you now walk among the stars.

Many of you met Mare through Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society or James Bay Community Project, where she volunteered for many years. She was a member of the VLSCS Board of Directors and a Volunteer Coordinator. Always welcoming and full of cheer, Mare, you are missed by all. Friends, please come say farewell.

Mare’s coming out story was the first video added to On My Planet’s Queer Story Archive – Watch Mare’s story. 

Mare Pride 2013


Coming Saturday, April 6
GALS NIGHT OUT (aka Gala Light)
Featuring The Soul Shakers
at the Trafalgar Pro Patria Legion, Gorge Road

hold your horses t-shirtHOLD YOUR HORSES, LADIES!
Tickets go on sale at the end of February
ONLINE & SELECTED OUTLETS

 

 


Shining a light on the good stuff we’ve got up to lately and the happy chances we hope to run into again…
“When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, “Democracy in America”, Volume II. Book Four, Chapter VIII, 1840.

Friday, February 8 | 7:00 p.m. FREE POSTER
POPCORN + MOVIE : KISS ME
at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St.

KISS MEIn Kiss Me, the Swedish drama directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining, a young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother’s lesbian daughter. The film won the Breakthrough Award at the 2011 AFI Festival and was featured on Autostraddle as one of “Eight Pretty Great Lesbian Movies You Haven’t Seen Yet.”

The night of the big blizzard kept many bundled up at home. Props to the foolhardy four who ventured out on icy roads to join Diane and Susie at the movies.


Thursday 31 January | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Coffee Talk Thursday: NEW to the Westshore!
  
Serious Coffee-Millstream Village

A fun start on the Westshore! Looking forward to a great turnout in February. Members brought enthusiasm and warmth to the table. Don’t be shy to join us. Look for the rainbow table flag.


Thursday January 31 | Friday February 1
Qmunity Queer Competency Training | Seniors Social
 
at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St.

Painted HandsQmunity, the Vancouver-based queer group hosted this event duo for members of the local LGBTQ2S+ community and service providers. Queer Competency Training introduced us to the province-wide program that Qmunity is developing for educating service providers and others in queer and trans issues.

Thanks to Lynn, Clare and Claire, Joy, Elisa and Lis for representing the Amazing Women of VLSCS!

Cynthia and Lynn
Cynthia and Lynn
Clare and  Claire
Clare and Claire

Qmunity intends to return to Victoria for further events. If you are interested in occasional on call work ($25/hr honorariums) as a Qmunity LGBTQ2S+ Queer Competency Trainer in the community, send an email expressing your interest to VLSCS at advocacy@vlscs.ca or hello@amazingwomen.ca. We’ll provide some details and help you make the right connections with Qmunity.


JANUARY 27TH
Even the Board has fun
GVPL Central Branch

Directors meet in person and on the line, January 27, 2019.

Friday 25 January | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Learn Salsa Dancing with Elisa Lay 
 

at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St.

1, 2, 3, … 5, 6, 7, … 1, 2, 3, … 5, 6, 7, … 1, 2, 3, … 5, 6, 7, …

Such a great success we are making it a regular event!

Salsa www.amazingwomen.ca
Learning the steps.

Friday 18 January | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday Night Social: Games Night 
 
at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St.

Hilarious, intelligent, fast-paced, relaxed? Pick a game that fits your style.

Let us know if you want more Game Nights.

 


Monday 14 January | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  
Coffee Talk Monday: Forget the Ironing, Put Away the Wash
at James Bay United Church, Upper Reception, 511 Michigan St.

We had a very interesting discussion this time concerning the intersection of hetero, trans and lesbian worlds.


Friday 11 January | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Friday Night Movie: Concussion
at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St.

Concussion (2013), written and directed by Stacie Passon, takes a well-worn storyline and makes something unique and fresh out of it.

Concussion“It was a treat watching the film because I actually didn’t know what would happen next. How is that possible with such familiar material? The script is excellent, with some pretty sharp edges, but I credit mostly Robin Weigert, whose portrayal of Abby is one of the best performances of the year.”  – Sheila O’Malley

 

 


Friday 21 December | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Season’s Greetings Potluck Supper and Social
 
at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St.

Seasons GreetingsHappy Holidays to all you amazing women who popped down the chimney for the Seasons Greetings Potluck and Carol Sing! Absolutely fabulous.


Sunday, December 16 
Coffee Talk presents our ANNUAL HOLIDAY BRUNCH

at JJ MORGAN FAMILY RESTAURANT

Christmas comes but once a year, or we might do this twice. A deliciously merry time!


 

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