by Tigerkitti Eberdene
Weddings. They can evoke a lot of different emotions, both in real life and online as well.
On August 12th 2017, I was given the privilege of being the officiant for the wedding between Sno and Douglas McCleod.
The venue was amazing! Designed by Kamira Sirnah, I was in awe of the beautiful setting. Stone pillars, beautiful purple valances, even lovely floating flowers and a reflective floor. The work she put into the area for the occasion was exceptional to say the least.
Kamira also served as Sno's maid of honour, along with the other bridesmaids. These included Lynnestra Parker, Darlin Sweetlover, Kimmy Brandywine, and Nova Dream64. Their gowns of soft purple fit in perfectly with the brides choice of colours for the event, and they all looked so lovely.
The best man was Jackson Lombardia, who was there to support the lucky groom. The groomsmen looked dashing as they escorted the bridesmaids to their positions for the wedding. The groomsmen included Ray noob, Shawnesy Ettenmor, Kotu Saphire, Rex Espiento, and Maldurl Smith.
As everyone gathered together to bear witness to the blessed event, we all watched as Will Renfold proudly walked the beautiful bride down the asile to meet her future husband.
I myself wrote the ceremony and included some wise words, and a gift of a rose for them to remember this day. Also encouragement to plant roses wherever they live, and a reminder if they ever have times of hurt or doubt, to visit that area and remind themselves of this day, and the vows they chose to say to each other.
The vows that they wrote were beautiful, and touched the hearts of all in attendance. I am certain there were a few misty eyes in the crowd as they listened to them declare openly their love for one another.
Throughout the event, Roffellos Kisses was present to provide them with absolutely wonderful pictures of their happy day.
I was so very pleased when I was able to utter the words "by the power vested in me, I pronounce you man and wife, Douglas you may kiss your bride."
After a short gathering we moved on to the reception area.
This dance area was designed and built by Douglas himself and was a wonderful looking dance area, complete with a stocked bar, champagne as well as cake and other amenities.
As DJ, Darlin Sweetlover played very lovely tunes for us all to dance.
The feeling of the night was one of happiness and contentment in watching the newly wed couple dance and enjoy the time with thier friends and family.
I have done many weddings before on other grids, but I must say that this one will forever be remembered in my heart and mind.
The gathering of so many people to watch such long time friends unite in love and commitment was such a wonderful event.
To Sno and Douglas, I wish you love and happiness and a long life together. You are an amazing couple, who showed us all how much love can achieve. Blessings
And blessings to all who helped to make their day the most special one in their lives so far.
Grand Opening-Thursday Aug 17
Dj Shay 6-8pm Po Monkey Blues Club
DJ Shay!! I love music and my way of expressing that love is sharing it with folks as I DJ. I am mainly a blues and rock DJ, but I can toss just about anything on ya
by Marianna Monentes
A few have asked "What is there to do in the Great Canadian Grid?" There are many great builds for exploring that we have featured here at GCG SUN, I will post the links here.
GCG Drive In
Island of Sunrise
GCG Roleplay HUB
Opensimworld beacons are placed all around GCG and you can find the listings here, there are hidden gems just waiting to be explored.
Welcome to the Odyssey of the Mind. The build was created by the imaginative Timo Daehlie it is a maze that is an odyssey in of itself. Try to solve the puzzles Timo has laid out, find great gifts hidden along the way. This is a Gallery that welcomes artists to display their sculptures. Please contact Marianna Monentes to learn how you too can display your art at this incredible interactive sculpture gallery.
Saturday, Aug 12th, 2017
1200 - 1400 GCG Time
Douglas And Sno McCloud's Re-Scheduled Wedding!
The Event will happen at Kamis Haven 4,
(77, 184, 39) - Moderate @ http://login.greatcanadiangrid.ca:8002
Everyone is welcome to come and share in this Joyous Occasion
by Rik Sullivan
The Great Canadian Grid’s owner and host, Roddie Macchi, has generously placed a 2X2 Variable Region (which is the same size as 4 standard regions arranged in a square) on the grid and named it the GCG Role Play Hub. Here is where any resident can go and learn all about virtual worlds’ role play. The region is designed to be a self-guided tour showing examples of many different role play venues; from Fantasy to Science Fiction to Urban, and to be interactive with information available by clicking signs placed throughout the region.
The theme of the Hub is ‘The Place Where Role Play Begins in the Great Canadian Grid’ and features ‘the ROAD to ROLE PLAY’. The landing point for the region will put you in the courtyard of a large medieval castle. The first things you will see are signs that show existing Role Play Venues in the GCG. By clicking these, you will get an information card and a landmark. There is an information sign that explains, in detail, how to explore the Hub, a sign which, when clicked, gives you the ability to join the GCG Role Players Group and a Teleport Pad that will whisk you into the Science Fiction Role Play display. Be sure your sound is on and ambient sounds are active. It gives the tour a fun, realistic touch.
When you exit the castle, you follow the ‘Road to Role Play’ signs. The journey takes you along a pathway where you encounter all the different displays. The hike is seamless because there’s no ‘sim boundaries’ to cross.
Begin your ‘road trip’ by walking down the castle byway until you turn into the mountain pass. There is a far-off thunder storm reverberating on the peaks around you.
Your first display is the Dragon Lair. A female fiercely protects her eggs and her mate breathes fire as a warning. Continue down the road to the Drow Underdark. Enter the dark cave if you dare and you’ll find none other than Lolth, the Spider Queen of the Drow, perched on a boulder.
The path continues to a bridge where you cross the Brandywine River and enter the Hobbit Shire. Several inviting Hobbit Holes are there for you to explore. Don’t forget to say hello to Gandalf and SamWise Gamgee and his family standing in front of their cozy home. (All of these display buildings are open to explore. Many of them are furnished and are quite inviting.)
As you cross the meadow onto a dirt trail, you wander into a forest… it’s an ‘enchanted’ forest where you’ll encounter pixies, gnomes, faeries and unicorns. You can hear the mournful cry of enchantment among the giant fungi and hear the sobbing wails of nymphs.
You come out of the forest into a field of blue tulips and green grass. The trail takes you to a bridge where you cross into a part of the tour that is still under construction. Just stay on the trail and soon you’ll be back on the tour.
Step back onto the pave stones and you enter the Woodland Realm of the Elves. Wood Elves and Dryads watch you as you wander through the forest. In the background, you can hear Elven melodies as you near the Towers of the High Elves. You pass Elven archers and find yourself within the walls of the Elven Fortress of fountains and gardens.
The path leads you to a stairway faced by two swan sculptures. Follow the stairs up to a large waterfall tumbling down from the high crags above. As you leave the singing Elvish voices behind you walk through a cedar forest until you come into the Old West display.
Go along the old split rail fence and then veer off the trail to the right to visit the Native Camp nestled between the hills and then Boot Hill behind the town. The trail turns into a road as you round the corner into the Old West Town. The street is lined with boardwalks and you can hear the sounds of horses, chickens and groups of folks going about their chores.
At the other end of town, as you pass the privy you come to a bridge to cross. There’s a pretty waterfall to the left. As you go between the hills, you come to a tropical kind of setting. This is the Shipwrecked Castaway Display. The green and white trail marker signs lead you through the palm trees to the beach. You can see a half-sunken square-rigged ship off the coast. On the beach, you find an old barrel that has been turned into a humble shelter for the survivors of the wreck who are marooned here on this palm-tree covered place.
The green signs point the way to a trail beside a long beach. Seagulls fly about and the waves lap the shore as you continue.
The dirt path changes again to pave stones and you start up a spooky hill to the Horror Display. When you venture up the crumbling stairs into the overgrown courtyard you need to duck so the bats don’t hit you in the head. There are zombies standing ready to greet you if you care to look into the haunted castle… and if you’re really brave, you can go out to the old cemetery.
Through the ruined archway and between the mountains you stumble into an Orc and Goblin camp; probably not a good place to dwell too long. They live inside the mountain and protect their homes with great relish.
Keep walking down the hill and past the swampy forest to the modern city. This is the Urban Role Play display. Here you can wander the streets, go to the Bodega, have a pizza, wash your clothes, play games at the arcade or go out to the board walk and sit on the beach with some cotton candy. Be careful crossing the streets.
Once you have enough of city-life, take the steep stairways up to the land of the Mountain Dwarves. The guards will welcome you to tour their mine, if you don’t mind a bit of spelunking… Carefully follow the tunnels into the mine cavern where you see the stout dwarves working hard gathering ore. A little further into the tunnels you come to the foundry which roars with heat.
Leaving the Dwarf Mines, you continue up the stairs to a trail along the edge of the mountain. You can hear that thunderstorm still raging in the peaks as you walk along the pine studded pathway. Down the hill, back to sea level you come to Pirate Cove. Be ready as you enter this lusty village where those that ply the seas come to drink rum and ‘cavort’.
Now cross the covered bridge at the waterfall and continue down the dirt road. You’ll pass a Gypsy Camp on the beach side where you can get your fortune told
and your pockets picked. The road hugs the cliffs where you come around a corner and find yourself entering a Medieval Village. These are the people who serve the royalty that dwells in the castle on the mountain above. It’s a seaside village with docks and old warehouses along the shore. There is a mercantile where you can find fine hats, sweets and many other things. (You can actually click on them and receive them for free.) There’s a grand old Inn and a rustic pub as well as a dairy merchant, butcher shop and various street merchants. Click on the street minstrel with the lute and he’ll play you a song.
On the way out of the village, you pass the public privy and continue along the coastline. Where the paving stones turn left to go up the hill, you’ll see a narrow boardwalk. Follow this out to the point under the natural arched rock. Here you’ll see the cove where mermaids and sirens and other see denizens play. You can hear the song of the siren but be careful not to follow it… Come back along the boardwalk to the paved path and continue up the hill.
On the left you’ll see great hewn stones that form a henge. At the end of the pave stones, the keepers welcome you into a Druid earth ceremony being performed in the middle of the stone henge. If you feel so inclined, you can kneel in prayer here and pay homage to the Earth Mother.
Continue on up the castle byway and enter back into the castle courtyard… here you complete your self-guided tour.
So, this is the Role Play Hub of the Great Canadian Grid. It’s truly a fun place to visit and it definitely is the ‘…place where Role Play begins in the GCG’. On your main map, type in ‘GCG Role Play Hub’ and then you can teleport to the landing point where you can begin your journey on the Road to Role Play.
by Shirah Bare - Entertainment Editor
Yes it does, as always at Wosy's Nel Sole. Wosy's relaxing songs, mellow tunes will put us all in a relaxed state after a hard week.
Her repertoire stretches form the 30's to today, so something for everyone. The utter atmosphere at her place is amazing.
If you haven't been there yet be sure to attend one of her gigs, you wont regret it! I sure attend them as often I can.
BTW, Wosy is our Boss' daughter, just saying
After Wosy, DJ Shayna will kick up with some rocking tunes to get us in the weekend state. Sure we all want that. This Alabama chick does know how to work us up. The weekend can start!!!!
Fridays Noon GCG Time
Every Monday Night 5PM GCG Time, Grid Owner, Roddie Macchi entertains the residents of the grid with Rockin' Tunes. Everyone comes out for a great time, make sure you join us every Monday at the Great Canadian Pub!
by Tigerkitti Eberdene
I know of a hidden treasure within Our Great Canadian Grid. Mystic Falls is the name of my neighbours Derick and Morgan Chaplin's land.
I have seen many of their builds over the years and each one seems to just get better.
From Star Wars to medieval, you never know what they will come up with next.
Morgan and Derick have been working together for 15 years.
Derick would describe himself as more of a hermit type. He is very creative and is more of a builder. He creates the builds.
Morgan is a designer who does the mapping and painting for most of the builds.
She is rather quiet but is very friendly and willing to show others their creations.
They do their own animations most of the time as well which are very good and well thought out.
What drew them to GCG mainly was the fact that it is Canadian, with a good price.
They feel that GCG to them offers a fair price, has a great owner, nice friendly people. They find that GCG is a fun place to be with a stable grid.
They just wanted to own a couple of regions and build. Being able to design items and improve on them without breaking the bank is a big plus.
Their vision of creating many things in GCG was the main goal. No up load cost being one of the great perks of our grid.
They feel they have been able to design and build new and interesting sims that they would never be able to do anywhere else.
One thing they would like to see is the ability to save Oar's. I quote: "If not in our hard drive at least a place where we can access them on a list by name or at least date."
With all the various builds I have seen over the years this would be an amazing thing to be able to do. It is sad to see them just disappear when they try something new.
They live day to day, but long term plans are building and creating all sorts of new things.
Right now they are working on Winter and Christmas designs. I have seen a few of the new builds and they are outstanding. I can't wait to see what they create next!
I have been working on getting them to sell their creations in world.
The castle is well built, with many surprises inside.
The new gypsy wagons, and area there is very well thought out, even with a lovely dancing gypsy and places to sit and eat by a fire.
The village shops give you a feeling like stepping back into the past. Horse and carriage, even a hearse and many people milling about just like it would have been.
Whatever they are planning next I am certain it will be epic to say the least!
Morgan and Derick, you bring a smile each time we meet, and an amazement at the unlimited imagination of two people who make a very awesome team.
I would love to be able to showcase each and every item I have seen there, but with limited space you will all need to just go see for yourself. Mystic Falls on the grid map.
I hope you all take a moment out of your busy schedules to go visit their sim, and then re-visit often. It is definitely worth the trip.
by Kid Capone
Hello good people. Me and my partner Bonnie Dean have a group called Bonova and we have land at Magna City, it is a great land and full of our creations.
We are builders and Bonnie is one of the best. Myself I make prim avatars to specification, just ask. We also have clothing shops at Heaven's Mall and Jen Smith's Hot Rod Diners Mall.
Hope to see you very soon
Hugs from us,
Kid Capone & Bonnie Dean