This is a conversation going on somewhere in that "other grid" right now...
Avatar, umm we'll call him Bob, and Avatar, Bill, just met at a Sandbox somewhere in the, well, you know where...
Bob: So, did you make it?
Bill: Make it where?
Bob: Over to the Great Canadian Grid I told you about.
Bill: that OpenSim place?
Bill: Nah, it's OpenSim "nothing really exciting happens there".
Bob: Not so my friend, not so! You just missed the social event of 2015!
Bill: Sure, sure, what, everyone gathered around the campfire and sang songs?
Bob: Well, maybe :) but no, Great Canadian Grid just set some records this weekend.
Bill: Oh, how?
Bob: Their two day event, the GCG Christmas Spectacular 2015 had about two hundred avatars in attendance in just two days.
Bill: Well, that's not really that much is it?
Bob: Oh yeah, well they had one hundred and three online today. It's a new record for them, beating their old record by fifty percent.
Bill: Okay, that's cool.
Bob: Yeah, especially when they had forty-six avatars at the event at one time.
Bill: Forty-six, wow, I'm lucky if I bump into four, let alone six, people when I'm exploring here.
Bob: And, they had eighteen performers take the stage in two days, earning a total of over $75 Canadian for their participation, and, there was over MC$4,000 in prizes too for those who attended. Jen Smith (Dreamland Group) organized the event with help from her family and the GCG staff and they had two great sponsors, Roddie Macchi, the owner of the grid gave MC$10,000 ($51cdn) and Manitou Tourism gave MC$7,500 ($39cdn) to help pay the artists and prizes.
Bill: So wait, what you are telling me is that people actually earned money, but it's OpenSim!
Bob: Yup, they are on Podex over there, which means you can make real money for performing there, plus a lot of clubs are working on getting PayPal tip jars in place so artists can get paid even faster.
Bill: That's awesome. I thought the only way people could make money for performing was to do it in, well here.
Bob: There are a lot of great venues all over the Great Canadian Grid, and they have about three thousand members now so you've got a good chance of drawing a decent crowd.
Bill: Who do they talk to?
Bob: I think the best thing to do is send your friends over to their website, let me find it here, www.greatcanadiangrid.ca and get them signed up as members. You have to join and meet everyone, it really is the friendliest grid in the Metaverse!
Bob: Here, check it out Bill, I have pictures!
Special thanks to Jen Smith, Anna Wright, Nox Darkness, Bill Gentry, Sunbeam Magic
and others for these and more photos to come this week!
Marina Bay will hold it's 1st Annual Christmas Ball this Wednesday, December 23rd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (GCG Time). The Ball will be hosted by DJTommy Seetan and his wife Daisy. The music will include Christmas music and requests. The formal dress event will be held at the Marina Bay Jazz Club (3,000 metres above the region). Everyone is invited to this beautiful venue for an evening of great music and great dancing.
GCG Christmas Spectacular!
The two day event on the Great Canadian Grid was a huge success. Attendance records were set, MC$'s were won, folks had fun and new friendships were made. As the GCG Events Coordinator I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of the folks that made this amazing and historical event possible. First of all a huge Thank you to Roddie for letting us use the Stage and for making sure we had everything we needed for success including cash for fun sploder pots. Jen Smith really did an amazing job starting with a fun idea and making it happen. Caitlin Tyler who worked behind the scenes promoting and helping in too many ways to list here. Shelby Moonlight, Banker Ibor and Chris Namaste for their help decorating the venue. Topaz Delaney, thank you for the poster we plastered all over the grid and social media and for the commemorative plaque given to all of this years participating performers. I would also like to thank Winter Silversmith for his kind and generous donation of $MC as well as his excellent coverage of the GCG's first ever Christmas Spectacular in his Corran Journal. Last and by no means least, a very big thanks to all of the amazing performers who made this the incredible success it was. I apologize if I have missed anyone who also helped in this amazing supportive community I am proud to call my virtual home.
A few pics taken from the GCG Big Stage as Jen Smith and Roddie Macchi prepare for the GCG Christmas Spectacular 2015 event.
Did you make the first Masquerade Ball in the Great Canadian Grid? The first of its kind in GCG took place on December 12 from 6-8pm. This unique event was organized and promoted by Cayia Mechlenburg-Keegan. She’s a newbie to GCG, she’s only been here since August 26th, and she’s already making an awesome contribution to the community. DJ Cale McCoy performed and several prizes were given away during the event. Guests were outfitted with masks and wigs and it was lots of fun according to local chat. “I didn’t expect more than 10 people to show up but we had 21, it was a huge success” said Cayia.
As promised here is a listing of some of the places you can post articles, photos and videos about life in the Great Canadian Grid.
Google Plus Community (submit photos and articles)
Great Canadian Gridders eh
Facebook Page (submit photos and articles)
The Great Canadian Grid
Flickr Community (we need more members!!) (submit photos)
Great Canadian Grid
Submit your photos to the Corran Journal whenever an event takes place (submit photos and articles)
YouTube (watch events)
Great Canadian Grid
Great Canadian Grid
Forums (submit photos and articles)
Great Canadian Grid
Calendar of Events (submit notecard to Nox Darkness inworld)
Angus Macleod is pleased to inform members that MC$24,031 (CDN$ 124.51) was raised for the 'hunter montgomery memorial fund'. All contributions were paid to hunter's wife, Scarlett Montgomery, in memory of hunter.
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We are a roleplay publication featuring activities in the Manitou, GCG regions and beyond.
Donations to Fundraisers 2017:
Hendrix tribute concert
Terry Fox Foundation MC$2,500 (plus MC$2,500 Manitou Tourism)
Rush tribute concert for Kidney foundation, MC$2,500 (plus MC$2,500 Manitou Tourism)
Kevin M. Klerks, Editor
(aka Winter Silversmith)