Event Coordinator Anna Wright has put together a great day of Fun and Events. A great Trivia Game board, Beer Tent, Tacos, gifts and more!! DJ Maldrul Smith will be spinning great tunes so come down to the GCG Communications Region, July 1st. 2017 at 12 PM Noon GCG Time!
by Roddie Macchi
images by Timo Daehlie
The GCG has 21 Regions that are paid for by GCG For You to Enjoy and Use!
If you are from another grid, just simply type in your Search bar from the viewer map:
login.greatcanadiangrid.ca:8002:Name of region
And once inside our Grid...type in the words GCG from that same
Search bar in viewer map and you will get a list
of all our regions paid for by GCG for you to enjoy!
GCG Welcome Region (The Big Cabin)
For Pub and Live events, Cabin gatherings, Landmark advertising, Camping and Swimming.
GCG Freebie Mall Region
A ton of Free Stuff by Linda Kellie
GCG Stores 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Regions
These Great Mall regions have over 8 Huge Stores that support 2000 prims each
for Everyone on the hypergrid and Local GCG Creators to use and sell their merchandise.
Through Podex Currency Only.
GCG Sandbox Region
This is where most of us come to build :)
GCG Drive In Region
The Best Drive-In of all the metaverse ;)
GCG Club House Region
According to Canadian Laws.. Swinger Clubs are LEGAL!
So GCG decided it only seems fit to make one here too...:)
GCG RP HUB Region
This Region is a starting point for all Role Players wanting to join a RP Community.
Instead of being trampled by others wanting you to join their Community.
GCG made a region that allows the individual to decide on their own.
By landing on this region and going through each RP Community's tutorial,
they can choose, with their own decision without pressure from anyone.
GCG Communications Region
This is our NEWS source...anyone and everyone about news is here!
GCG Landing Region
This is where everyone who first joins lands.
And usually Cookie our Live Support worker or
Mentors are there to help you.
GCG Marketplace 1,2,3 Regions
This is our Flea Market sorta speak lol...
All creators or anyone wanting to advertise their region or stores inside GCG
are welcomed to place a vendor or booth at our located areas inside the Marketplace Mall.
GCG Gloebit Mall 1,2,3 Regions
These Great Mall regions have over 12 Huge Stores that support 2000 prims each
for Everyone on the hypergrid and Local GCG Creators to use and sell their merchandise.
Through Gloebit Currency Only.
Toaster and Sabrina Dementros will be hosting GCG residents at their Oakville Independents region to raise money for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Featuring the band RUSH you will be sure to have a great time. Drop by 1 PM Grid Time tomorrow June 25th let's help raise funds for a great cause.
By Anna Wright
The Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, when the sun warms us a little later; energizing all we do to celebrate that. In GCG we can change our sky settings and hold onto the virtual sunlight for as long as we wish. Our own beloved magazine writer, Tigerkitti Eberdene, has offered her benevolent and generous hosting skills to the grid again for another loving of the Celtic seasonal holidays for this Summer Solstice. The party started at 2pm grid time in the gazebo area of the FailteShire area of the Scottsdale region. DJ Madrul Smith kicked off the festivities and offered a fantastic set as always. The build is simply enchanting in every direction. Tig has majestic dragons flying in the sky and sweet little deer scampering through the meadows. You need to just stop and take it all in because it's very worth every minute spent looking for the details. What an amazing place for a celebration. I'll let the pictures tell the rest. Everyone radiated all that sun love in their finest and funkiest. You rock GCG, and you rock Tig!
July 1st, 2017 we turn One Year old.
Reflecting back over our last year brings back so many awesome memories. We had so many wonderful times here at GCG, many come to mind. We covered art, events, roleplay regions, and even parades.
This year we plan to do things a little bit differently. Since we now have our online magazine we think it is now time to retire our inworld edition.
We want to thank our residents for your continued support. If you have regions you would love us to cover, please drop me an email at email@example.com or simply IM inworld. If you have articles you would like to submit we welcome resident articles. We have writer positions open often so please inquire if you are interested in writing for the GCG SUN.
GCG SUN Team, thank you for your continued loyalty to our mission and our GCG, your devotion has made our magazine flourish.
You may be asking - Where are the best places to advertise at the Great Canadian Grid?
The first place I go to book an event is;
written by Anonymous - Entertainment Editor
Ladies, wear your best and finest! Gentleman, dress to impress, sharp as a tack. FailteShire is having their Summer Solstice Ball. You don’t want to miss this grand ball where you can dance and mingle with all of the FailteShire attendees. So, join us for a romantic evening and spend the evening dancing cheek to cheek with your significant other, but this isn’t just a couple’s affair, let FailteShire Summer Solstice Ball be your romantic entertainment for the evening. The 23rd from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Only on the Great Canadian Grid.
by Rik Sullivan
“Where it’s always a bright new day and a bright new beginning.”
If you ever read Alice In Wonderland, or saw the movies, then you have an idea of what the Land of Sunrise is set up like. No, it’s not themed for that story at all. It’s home to pixies and faeries. Its enchanting décor is a delight to visit. I found myself smiling as soon as I landed on the island’s shore.
You can almost smell the flowers as you wander through the forest along the river. Colorful fungi, strangely shaped trees, and interesting rock formations that seem to have eyes dot the landscape.
There are numerous little cottages and stumpish abodes all around, but mostly up in the tall white cliffs that surround the island. There’s a secret pad you can use to find your way to a floating island above the forest that has a small castle and dragons flying about.
There’s even a floating ‘neighborhood’ of smaller islands with cottages, running brooks and a windmill. The deep blue sea laps at the shore and just inside the little bay there’s a dock with fae boats tied up. You can even take a trip around the perimeter of Sunrise in one of them.
The island’s owner and builder, Taggster Sunrise, says this about her little paradise, “Relax, sit by a fire, dance, meet friends, have a drink, fish… do some roleplay… do what faeries do… or be a pixie… be a grand lady or gentleman… roam around to your hearts’ content… explore… who knows what? Just be kind to one another.”
Tag has also placed a vendor box of free pixie avatars at the pier if you’d like to really get into the mood. Clip on your wings and then buzz away!
Sunrise is located at the northern borders of the Role Play Continent of Alardania in our Great Canadian Grid. It’s totally surrounded by the sea giving it an isolated enchanted character. You can get a landmark when you query ‘search’ under ‘Places’.
by Tigerkitti Eberdene
Right now I am sitting here thinking about the event I had last night at my castle. I called it "Raising the Roof for Rex and Ray".
For those of you who are not familiar with those names, I must tell you about them.
Ray and Rex are an amazing couple of guys. I have known them for many years, and I consider them to be my family, brothers I never had in rl. They have been together for over 21 years in rl.
For all those they come into contact with on GCG, they become like family to them as well.
Ray is the more outgoing of this couple, with Rex being more the thinker. Either way, awesome guys who will do anything for anyone in need of help.
What led up to my event is a sad, and scary story. Years ago Rex had a kidney transplant.
He developed an infection that caused him to go into complete renal failure. That led to his stay in a hospital 4 hours away from home as they fought the infection and worked to determine what, if any damage had been done to his kidney.
Unfortunately we found out yesterday that the damage is extensive, and he has just 15% kidney function. This means dialysis, and possibly more.
The expenses surrounding medical and travel can be staggering, so this is the reason for my event.
I was so very pleased to see all who showed up. What a beautiful outpouring of compassion and caring!
Darlin was amazing, stepping in on a moment's notice to DJ the event. I had a few others volunteer as well, and for that I am thankful.
The music was great, and Ray kept us posted throughout the event about what Rex was telling him on the phone.
I do believe that Ray and Rex experienced a few tearful moments as they realized just how much we all care about them both. As of today, the amount we raised is $40,000 mc.
I am honoured to know Rex and Ray, and also to know all the other awesome people on this grid.
To see you taking time to help out a fellow member, to see us all come together as a family warms my heart.
I have left the wolf tip jar out, and it will be an ongoing fundraiser for as long as needed.
If you do wish to help, just ask me for the LM.
I know that this is the BEST GRID out there! If there had been any doubts, they were swept away by the generosity I saw last night.
I just want to let you all know that you are amazing and send out the biggest THANK YOU! I can muster.
by Tigerkitti Eberdene
This month for my column, I decided to focus on some GCG shopping sunshine!
The first place I checked out is called Run Free Fashions. For those who love shoes, well what an amazing shop! Now, I am not a shoe fashionista myself. I tend to go with fairly basic, but wow, what a lot of options to find here!
From summer to winter, your needs can be met here at reasonable prices. Very well made looking shoes and boots, both for men and women.
Clothing for women at the shops ranges from modern chic and casual, to beautifully made formal gowns. There are also many nicely made men's outfits.
We all know that there has always been a lack of decent men's clothing in open sim so men, here is your chance to dress in style!
For those of us who have a tight budget there is an area with some very nice freebie items as well.
Feel like dressing up in a costume? The costume shop has men's and women's fashion outfits for any occasion. Witches and vampires, ghouls, winter and Christmas. Huge variety.
I got a good chuckle at the name of one store. It is called "Buy my S&?T and it has some really cool items offered there.
You can take a break from shopping at the cute coffee shop, or just wander through the quaint park area.
Here you will find Mesh Men's & Women's Clothing, Layered Clothing... Shoes, Boots, Heels & more, Jewelry, Mesh Hair, Men's & women's, costumes ,Color Changing Huds With Many Clothes to Choose From ,Gowns ,Dresses and Many More Items.
On to my next place, I decided to visit a store I found when I first joined GCG. They had some free avatars, and a few free clothes. Back then it was such a great place to start.
Well, I found out they have much more than when I first visited, and I am very impressed with it all.
As always, Tip Toe Designs, Creations by F4 Forzane has great shoes and boots, accessories and may other items. The mall is in a nice setting with lots of pretty water features.
The new additions since I was there, include Rissa's Attire, Diamond Style, Urban 4 U, Sunshine Designs.
The first thing I noticed when landing at Fairy Dreams is the lovely sound of the ocean waves. Nice waterfall effects on the beach.
The store itself is a nice build, and packed full of goodies! Lots of awesome mesh clothing, shoes and boots for men and women.
With the podex on site it is easy to have the funds at hand for everything you will want in here!
There is a lot of buzz going on in world about the new Sapphira mesh Body that Morrigan Bellic has brought into our grid.
It is fitted mesh, and comes with 15 poses for the hands, 3 heights for the feet, a multi-hud with 8 skin tones included. Built in Nail appliers and developers kit.
I purchased the demo and I must admit it is a very lovely body! I myself haven't ever worn a mesh body but I learned that you can wear even system clothing with them, when you get appliers to match it. That surely makes this a worthwhile purchase to consider.
Lala Glitter and Kristin Nightfire are the main creators at Fairy Dreams and I must say what a wonderful store they have. I look forward to seeing what they do next.
What can I say about Bad Katz? Well for starters I have found some awesome items to build with here. Gorgeous ivy and ground cover, rustic stone fountains, animals of all kinds
These animals are very realistic and I would say among the best I have seen in opensim anywhere. I just had to buy the flying dragon" It lends just the right touch to my castle area on my land. Love at first sight?
Plants, flowers and trees of all kinds can be found here, and they are wonderfully low prim!
There are lovely buildings to fit most needs. If you are looking for RP type items especially, what a great place to find it.
Cute fairies! There are many to choose from and the décor to go along with them.
The skybox textures are amazing, and there are some for all seasons and tastes.
Inside the lovely castle store, you will find many awesome building items such as great textures to add to any type of build, from rock to grasses, clothing, lovely alpha words, plants and accessories. The fantasy textures are amazing.
You can even find an amazing sailing ship with only 11 prims! The designs are well thought out, and wonderfully textured. Definitely worth the trip to have a walkabout.
John Coakes is the owner and creator at Coake's Designs. I was pleased to visit to look around and speak to him about his work.
Such a lovely sim! It is designed to look as natural as possible with forested areas and lovely log buildings. The stores are roomy and set up so you can cam easily. On the tour, I saw many items such as Furniture, Jewelry, Houses, Log Cabins, Scripts, Menu Operated Gadgets, UniGate, Teleporters, Visitor Counters. Many more items are in the works. He showed me a multi-vendor that allows for different pricing on items. Great way to save on prims in your own stores.
There are also trails to walk on through the lovely forested areas. Great care was taken in getting the land to look natural, with a mix of land, and prim mountains which are very well blending together.
There are very nice views of water and streams under the bridges. John is a welcoming host and is very informed of the workings of many scripts and such in GCG.
That was the last of my roaming for now, but with all the awesome creators we have on our great grid, I am sure we shall find much more to feature.
I really enjoyed my adventures looking at what there is to offer on our grid. I know I have many more places to explore!
Thanks to all who work so hard to bring us great products and put some more sunshine in our lives on GCG