Past Event Report

Teddy Bear Picnic

This past Saturday was the annual Teddy Bear BBQ at Vincent Massey Park and it was well attended by bears and admirers alike.

Perfect weather, great food and a fun afternoon of frisbee and conversation.

Thanks to everyone who attended and who helped make this a successful event.

Here are some pics from the event:

Upcoming Event

Bears in the Woods 2018

Get your sleeping bag out! Bears at Plein Bois is back again this summer.

Mark your calendar for the weekend of June 1-3 and be sure to book well in advance as trailers and camp sites are limited.

The weekend will feature a bear meal together at the Bistro PB Grill, a bear cocktail party, a drag show featuring Miss Conception and a whole lot of fun in the sun by the pool.

Plein Bois offers many amenities including trailer rentals, two heated pools (one is clothing optional), a very large jacuzzi spa, on-site DJ, cocktail bar, hot and happening dance hall, restaurant, snack bar and central store.

Perfect for those who want to rough it or for those who are more into “glamping” and want to be pampered.

Note: Ours Ottawa Bears is not collecting money for this event. All arrangements and payments must be made directly through the Plein Bois camping office but please let us know once you’re booked so we can keep you informed about the group’s activities.

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Beards! Bears! and Beer!

Adam Frey accepted a cheque on behalf of the Northern Lights Refuge of the proceeds of the Ours Ottawa Bears’ event “Beards! Bears! and Beer!” which was held earlier this year. This is the second year that the Northern Lights Refuge (https://www.facebook.com/northernlightsrefuge) has been selected by the reigning Mr. Ottawa Bear as the designated charity to receive money raised by Ours Ottawa Bears at its various events. Thank you to all those who helped make this possible.

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Annual General Meeting – New Commitee

The annual general meeting of the Ours Ottawa Bears took place on Sunday, April 15 at Jack Purcell Community Centre at which time a new executive board was elected to replace the interim board that was appointed last October.

Elected were:

  • Chairman: Lars Valmestad
  • Secretary: Brian Murphy
  • Treasurer: Ted Leddingham
  • Events Coordinator: Pierre Bigras

Also a few bylaw changes were voted in including:

  • Renaming the position of President to Chairman
  • Removing the following positions from the board: MOB Coordinator, Vice President

Note: MOB Coordinator becomes an appointed role as does Web Master.

Congratulations to our newly elected board!

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MOB Proceeds Donated to Charity

As most of you already know this year’s Mr. Ottawa Bear was a resounding success and helped raise some much needed funds to help rescue LGBTQ+ refugees who are being persecuted, tortured and killed in countries where being gay is against the law and sometimes punishable by death.

Northern Lights Refuge is the charity that was chosen by last year’s Mr. Ottawa Bear recipient, Adam Frey.

Adam has been working directly with this organization since it’s inception.

A cheque for $500 was presented to Adam by the Ours Ottawa Bears president Lars and the current MOB title holder Chris.

The Ours Ottawa Bears committee would like to thank all those who attended MOB 2018 and who donated generously to this very worthy cause.

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Mr Ottawa Bear 2018

Congratulations to the newly crowned Mr Ottawa Bear 2018: Chris Nerpin!!

Hats off to his two co-competitors, Pedro Diaz and Shawn Green who were brave enough to put it all out there for us.

A heartfelt thank you to our three judges, David Gazzola, Tim Cloutier and Tony Gibbs, and to Jason White for a job well done as our MC as well as to Jay Blackshire as judges boy and tally master.

And finally thank you to all the volunteers without whom we couldn’t have made this event the amazing success it was.

You can find photos on the Ours Ottawa Bears’ Flikr account.

If you took photos during the competition and would like to share them, please contact us.

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Brunch Poll

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Recurring Activities

Bear Coffee

Our weekly bear coffee get together takes place every Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm. Please check the events calendar each week for the location.

Bear Feedings

Once a month event organizers will plan a group meal at a local restaurant. Check out our events calendar for details of the next feeding and come join us for some furry fun and merriment.

Gaymer Night

Every week come and join Bears and others as they play a different game each week. For more information see this Facebook page.