Contessa Alura is an alternative lifestyles and sexuality educator with more than fifteen years of experience, and an international diva. Currently based out of Vancouver Island, she travels regularly to Montreal, Ottawa, and New York.
Alura offers seminars, workshops, conferences and guest lectures at colleges, universities, churches, schools, youth groups, and private events all over the world. She specializes in topics such as sexual empowerment and exploration, alternative relationships (non-monogamy or Polyamory), marginal preferences or practices (BDSM or kink), sexual assault prevention, and inclusivity as it relates to gender, disability, and sexual orientation. More recently Alura has opened up a practice providing relationship counselling on romance, sexuality, communication, and wellness.
A dedicated advocate for sexual freedom, Contessa Alura founded the Alternative Lifestyles Community Centre in 2010 which has since given birth to various sister organizations providing support for alternative and marginalized communities. A few of her qualifications include a B.Ed from McGill University and Sexuality Educator certification from ASSECT.
She continues to build organizations and projects that promote freedom, acceptance, and compassion for all.
Dana Larsen is one of Canada’s most well-known and respected advocates for cannabis reform and an end to the global war on drugs. Larsen is a Vancouver cannabis activist, author, businessman and politician. He served ten years as editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine, was the co-founder of the Vancouver Seed Bank, and is the former Vice President of the Canadian Association of Cannabis Dispensaries. He currently serves as founding director of the Vancouver Dispensary Society and is also founder and director of Sensible BC, Canada’s largest grassroots cannabis reform organization.