Weekenders is a new group formed to help show off our communities at GCG.
Region owners if you have a corner of your region that would make a great weekend getaway, and you can allow check-ins Fridays at Noon, check-outs Sunday 5 PM GCG time, FREE, then please join this group to become part of the weekender community.
Weekend Getaways benefit region owners how?
1. Show off your region
2. Bring in tourism and interest
3. Guests bring new life and ideas to your region
4. Visits are lasting, not hurried - lasting memories of your region, means return visits
5. Leave the Reservations to Marianna, free service
By opening up your region free for the weekend, you have invited guests to explore the grid in a whole new way. This gives the visitor a taste of all the grid has to offer, short stays, lifelong memories. Make your rental special, invite romance and dancing, create a TP HUD for your region destinations so your region can be easily explored. The goal is to invite, and show what we of GCG are all about.
Dank Cave Getaway by Reyn Softly
Beleriand by Finarfin Noldorin
Carnelian Cove and Abandoned by Marianna Monentes
If you would like to book one of the retreats shown, we have your suitcase packed and ready. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
check-in Noon Friday check-out 5PM Sunday
Dani & Liam's Reception To follow after Ceremony At the ballroom. You are invited to attend.
by Marianna Monentes-Softly
Ever wonder where are all those shops located? Here is the latest listings. Please check the Welcome region landmark board weekly for updates!!
Full Moon Designs
GCG Freebies Mall
Hawks Shack Shop
Hot Rod's Diner and Mall
Monentes Jewelry-Ardice Mall
Moon Dance Plaza
Mystery Creations Gloebit Only
Sunny Paradise Mall
by Marianna Monentes-Softly
GCG Communications has been updated! Reyn Softly used his "magik" and skill to create the most phenomenal Rock Amphitheatre. We now have a unique place for community events! We wanted our Communications region to be more community-oriented allowing for parades, crowds, and all sorts of events.
The transformation began by placing a platform just a few meters above the region. The platform prim was partially transparent through an exact, aerial image of the sim; enabling viewing of Communications below, allowing the layout of a new roadway constructed above the land, and then dropped down to the land below. One step to visualizing and arranging the new roadway that encircles the Rock Amphitheatre perfectly.
We needed a longer roadway, to give us more enjoyment for our parades, allowing for floats to navigate the wider curves and to be enjoyed by as many people as possible. Plus huge after-parties.
Reyn said that he "Rocked and Roaded"; when I explained how perfectly it all came out, he laughed and said, "It was an accident that collided into a plan". Yes, it was planned but it was no accident, Reyn Softly has an eye for balanced imagery, and manages to blend terraforming and features with regional function.
He sourced this great rock kit from Kitely by Skye and has been updating all our regions with rock cliffs, arches, ledges, and pillars; it was just natural GCG Communications have a Rock Amphitheatre for the community to enjoy, we envision great community events here!
by Marianna Monentes-Softly
Roddie just cracks me up. He contacted me asking if I had bleachers for his new racetrack. He later IM and says, "You have to see this". He has built the most awesome speedway with a loop.
He told me all about his drag car days at the Peterborough Speedway. It goes like this,
" I use to sponsor my own drag car at the Peterborough Speedway...I'm not even sure if its still there but I wanted to do something that reminded me of those memories.
And since I've been dying to get a race together for fun...heck, we even have tricycle racing coming lol... it's hilarious..lol
So I built a racetrack for GCG for anyone to play on. But mostly for us to party at and maybe hang around the hot rods ;)
Just like some of us use to do, like myself back in the days of our Muscle Cars parking at a Canadian Tire...showing off our custom cars and whistling at a all the girls lol."
What a great time this is going to be! Looking forward to the Grand Opening!
check it out!
by Marianna Monentes-Softly
Roddie Macchi, I want to wish you a phenomenal birthday today. I cannot tell you what a great feeling it is to wake each day and have a reliable grid to login to call home. Some of us, live virtually because of the limitations on life. You have given me not only a home, you have also given a me a position, that I can truly be proud of, thank you. Your love for this grid is boundless and everlasting and for that I am truly grateful, Happy Birthday, hugs.
Since today is Roddie's Birthday, I thought it would be fun to share salutations from the residents of the community! In doing so, I discovered it is also Jen Smith and Maximus Lear's Birthday too!! Happy Birthday Jen!! Best wishes Max!!
Maximus Lear: " Happy Birthday to an ambiguous man behind the avatar "
jen smith: Roddie wishing you a very happy birthday hugsssss Jen
Special Magic: Throwing chocolate chip cookies up in the air landing all over Roddie like a shower and yeslls, Happy Birthday Roddie!!!"
Chole Braven: Roddie another year older and .. well u make the list happy
Reyn Softly: When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that person is crazy. - Dave Barry
Thank whoever you can, we have Roddie Macchi. As he enters the second half of his first century, we celebrate his leadership and wish him many more years leading the Great Canadian Grid through the vast, virtual future, keeping it Great!
Happy 50th, Roddie!
Angel Guardian: Happy Birthday Roddie, Cheers to celebrating You! and wishing you another year of Joy and Friendship.
Sirius Moonwolf: "Happy Birthday Roddie , may this next year be awesome for you!"
colors ofblues: Happy B'day Roddie, Color
Hairy Thor: Amara and I wish you a great Birthday Roddie and DON'T PUSH THAT BUTTON after you've had a few :)
Rik Sullivan: To Roddie Macchi
Some see you as the 'owner'
Some see you as 'tech support'
Some see you as 'DJ'
Some see you as 'a friend'
Some see you as 'a saint'
But now everyone can see you as the same!
HAPPY 50th Roddie!
Trey Magnifique: So's I been thinking about the wishin', an' I'm guessing the good ones have been all done up. And I'd still like to be saying that 50 years old is a milestone earned not on the cheap. Like, ya gotta stay on some scary narrow paths sometimes ta get ta the 50, like. A celebration ain't quite a celebration iffn the path is too narrow, neither. So's ya has ta kinda does a whiskey dance, even iffn you don't touch the whiskey, cuz my Mum, she was always whackin' on Da's hand iffn he tried to touch the whiskey and it weren't no special day. But fifty years is special. So's find yer whiskey thing and dance and that's my wishin' fer that Happy Birthday wishin'.
Whisper Carfield: You think you're special because today it is you're birthday? But that's not true, you're special every day! Happy Birthday!!
Bec Jigsaw: Happy Birthday Roddie! May all your dreams and wishes come true today and every day! Steven Strikker & Bec Jigsaw
Justin Tyme: Happy Birthday Roddie! To another 50 years of being young!
Tigerkitti Eberdene: Well what to say when someone turns 50? First thing I would say is Roddie, you are now coming into the BEST part of your life. The part where you realize things you fretted over in the past were not worth your time. You start to see fruit on the trees of your own creations. You discover that being your own worst critic was not worth it and hey! You really LIKE yourself. Letting go of toxic situations or even people becomes easier. If is much easier to see who is and is not on your side. The wisdom you gained from all that experience is not only helpful, but you can pass that on to help others.
Best of all Roddie is, that all your hard work, accomplishments and trials are noticed. People see how much you care, and you are adored for that. Here's to another 50+. Happy Birthday my friend. Hugs
Cass Liverbird: Fairy Best Wishes Roddie on this momentous occasion ;) - half a century - wow - 50th - Congratulations and may the next fifty serve you with fabulous health, many blessings and be filled with joy. Hugs and celebrate like a madman - Cass xox
Lynnestra Parker: Cheers, Roddie. For all you do this beer is for you! Oops I drank it. Happy Birthday anyway. ;)
Thor Asgard: here's to many more to the founder of GCG
Mike Townsend: Roddie I have known for a little over two years, in that time he has proved to be a very patient man, trust me I have tested it :) Happy Birthday Roddie
Maldrul Smith: Roddie, I hope you enjoy your birthday just like when you were born in this world. Without clothes. ;>
Kamira Sirnah: Happy Birthday, Roddie. Remember if you haven't grown up by the time you are 50, you don't have to.
Jethro Baudin: Happy birthday and many more, Roddie!
Finarfin Noldorin: Earwen says Happy Birthday to our favorite Canadian!! lol I say: Happy birthday my friend..may you have many more wonderful days ahead with all of us here in our home, the GREAT Canadian Grid )
dani gallager: Roddie ..liam and I would like to wish you happy 50th birthday!! we had so much fun at the beach celebrating with you ..ty for everything you do for all of us here on GCG ...hope your birthday was awesome and many more to come ..
by Marianna and Finarfin Noldorin
Many of you have come to know Finarfin and his lovely wife Earwen, having seen them around at the events. What you probably don't realize is they have been creating a Tolkien themed region that is a pleasure to explore.
Earwen is currently creating Aman, Blessed Realm an Enchanting castle, dedicated to JRR Tolkien's Silmarillion. Many hours have gone into creating this region; we are so fortunate it is being built here at the Great Canadian Grid for us to all enjoy.
I wanted to know more what inspired them and what brought them to the Great Canadian Grid, so I had a visit with Finarfin, and this is what he shared with me.
"My wife and I had been involved with Second Life Grid for some time but had become disenchanted with the main role play group in which we had been involved for many years. We had become active with a second role play group in Inworldz, which recently was lost.
In addition, we had also become dissatisfied with the social environment and the prohibited cost of owning land and "grid living" which dampened our creativity as we had no place to build.
We had heard very good things about GCG from our dear friend Valla Bonetto, On her suggestion I came to check out the Grid and subsequently brought my wife, who was impressed with what she found here.
Much to our delight we found that a dear friend (Rik Sullivan) and leader of another RP group in SL that we belonged to, had many sims here. We also found several of our other friends here. When Rik found out we were here, he invited us to his group (Alardania) and gave us land and RP and building opportunities.
We also found new friends and a wonderful welcoming and helpful environment. Even though at this point there are not many creators in GCG, my wife saw many future opportunities for her creative outlets.
All of the above and the fact that land is vastly less expensive and the cost of design and creation (downloading of textures and mesh/sculpts at a price of $0), has made us want to stay and make our home here. "
by Marianna Monentes-Softly
*No Child Avatars*
Update!! We got Roddie ontop of his birthday cake!!! Come join us!!
When I asked Roddie Macchi if it would be against company policy if the publisher of the GCG Sun had a Nude Beach, I could imagine him trying to keep a straight face and say, "Ummm no."
I had to ask, because I respect our grid and my position, yet the natural way of life is more appealing to me than the arbitrary constraints REAL clothing puts on people. Roddie reminded me that this IS Canada, and the g-string laws are just a tad more "welcoming".
With Reyn's help, we created a beautiful, nude beach. Roddie just informed me that it should be our next Monday Night Party! How fun is that? I know, I know, "natural" is not for everyone, yet we have free maple leaves you can wear, to feel more comfortable. And, there's free "menswear" too (Reyn says "edit as you need"). Clothes are optional!
What do you say? Join us, be your natural-self, Monday night, 4PM GCG Time. We look forward to seeing you @ Carnelian Shores Nude Beach! Rockin' Roddie will be spinning the tunes, it will be a Great Time!
**Update Roddie IM and said he wants the party to start at 2PM GCG Time, with Sirius Moonwolf as our first DJ, then he will come on at 4PM and rock us till we close!
***Update*** We had over 60 Visitors come by!! Thank you It was a BLAST!!
Roddie's birthday is September 13th, so let's get his week off to a GREAT start!
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 5:00pm GCG, 8:00pm EDT
Where: Gathering Circle, Welcome region.
by Jen Smith
STARTING Tuesday Sept 11 @ Gators at 5pm grid time The amazing singer Terry Laidback
Terry Laidback is an airbrush artist and musician from Nova Scotia, Canada who has over 30 years RL musical experience. He plays guitar, keyboards, and bass. From starting out playing in bands to recording and producing his own CD, he brings a wealth of experience to every performance. Terry plays guitar, keyboards, and bass. Country, blues, and older 80s rock!