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Vancouver, British Columbia

Welcome all!

Wanna self discover?

Practice clear communication?

Fill your cuddle tank?

Simply unwind, recharge?

In a nurturing atmosphere?

British Columbia has four facilitators each providing an enthusiastic, unique experience.

Your facilitators are CP trained, offering structured 3.5 hour organized events.

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Regular Events in (easy access) Richmond

* The 3rd Sunday’s – Everyone’s Welcome (18+) – Cuddle Party

To Register - email a ‘sign me up’ RSVP to: karin.cuddleparty@gmail.com

You’ll receive a confirmation and details the day prior.


FacilitatorKarin Whittaker

What to expect? Cuddle Party is a fun and practical workshop about socializing and platonic touch (think engaging in conversation while shoulder massaging, sharing hugs, sitting-huggles and spooning). One decides with whom and how to cuddle, including to option to not cuddle at all but simply to socialize (with no cell phones) and relax. Some people are comfortable with touch, right away. Others may attend one or two events before ready for a hug or cuddle. Whatever your own reasons, Cuddle Party is a great playground for being true to yourself and connecting with other cuddly souls.

Curious? There’s more . .

In the first forty minutes, participants are led through a series of playful exercises which allow for getting acquainted, practicing clear communication and learning the Rules of Cuddling (for e.g., You must ask and receive a verbal YES before touching anyone. Or tears and laughter are both welcome). For the next couple of hours attendees may practice the skills just learned, negotiate cuddles or simply chit-chat, journal, nap. There are no cuddle or social expectations, just a willingness to self-discover.


About your Organizer:

She is an Early Childhood Educator by profession. And also, a Certified Cuddle Party facilitator with the International Cuddle Party Organization (this certification process involved 72 hours of coaching and self funding). So how did Karin get started on this Cuddle Party venture? On a six month sabbatical from teaching 3-5 year olds, her adult daughter traveling overseas, and she and her boyfriend on a break – she noticed an inner uneasiness and the ‘skip in her walk’ had diminished. Intuitively, she knew a lack of day-to-day physical closeness was the common denominator. Minus children, daughter, boyfriend was a hug-free, snuggle-free, massage-free desert. Awkwardly, while seeking out extended hug ‘n’ snuggle time with peers, her calm and bounce returned. Thinking others too, may be caught in this ‘affection void’ and needing regular tangible touch, a friend mentioned a newscast on Cuddle Party to Karin. With Vancouver CP being on hiatus at the time, she ventured, taking part in a Victoria Cuddle Party and was so elated by the experience that becoming CP certified and seeing Vancouver Cuddle Party up and running has been her mission. She hosts every 3rd Sunday to support friendship and consensual touch. Mostly, she looks forward to meeting others, a growing cuddle-community and sharing in this life-changing – Cuddle Party experience.

Questions or concerns? Also your Organizer at: karin.cuddleparty@gmail.com

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Additional Resources

For Cuddle Parties in Vancouver:

Jon Lehrer runs occasional cuddle parties in Vancouver. To be notified about upcoming events, sign up for email announcements.

For Cuddle Parties in the Kootenays/Okanagan:

Join Erica (Tika) Scott at: meetup.com/Kootenay-Okanagan-Cuddle-Party-Meetup/events

To register click: eventbrite.com/o/erica-tika-scott-8406107718

Visiting Honolulu? Tika also organizes at: meetup.com/Honolulu-Cuddle-Party-Meetup

Questions or concerns? Contact Erica (Tika) at: 1.808.683.2552

For Cuddle Parties in Victoria, see cuddleparty.com/victoria-bc

For Cuddle Parties in Seattle, see cuddleparty.com/seattle

For those seeking a more personalized experience, such as one-on-one professional cuddling, you may visit The Canadian Association of Professional Cuddlers at www.capcuddlers.org or Cuddlist at cuddlist.com. One of the Vancouver-based cuddlers (Jon) is also a CP-trained facilitator.

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