Canadian Mayhem / Bride of Pride
A letter from Elaine Miller to Canadian Mayhem (and the leather community at large):
I’ve had the great pleasure to be part of the leather event organizing team Canadian Mayhem (oft named Bride of Pride) since we gave our little continuing series of parties a name and kicked it into being back in 2006. We worked out butts off, and together with our mighty volunteers, we put on party after party, as well as the rather memorable Mayhem 2009 weekend conference. We worked together, played together, and grieved together following the loss of our dear, dear friend Catherine White Holman in November 2009. Then we picked ourselves up, and after a while, started planning events again.
When in late 2010 I asked the group if they would mind me going on hiatus for a bit to work uninterruptedly on the beginnings of a business venture that became my brick-and-mortar leather store, East Side Re-Rides, the group responded with their typical generosity and let me off all the worky part of organizing, and I just got to come to the parties and volunteer to sit at the front door and smile at everyone coming in. Definitely the best job in the house.
Nowadays, however, Mayhem the group has shifted in membership, is working on some changes, and moving towards another conference, and I think it’s time for me to come right out and admit that I’m so dang busy being a small business owner that I’m not coming back to Mayhem. With regret, it’s time for me to cut that cord, and to leave room for others to get on with whatever great plans are in the offing.
Guys, I’ll miss almost everything but the heaving around of dungeon furniture until all hours. Thanks so much for all those shared memories, and your loving support.
go to: http://canadianmayhem.com