This year’s Ours Ottawa Bears BBQ will be held on Saturday July 7th at Vincent Massey Park Section O. It is free of charge for members, non members of the Bears are welcome to attend for a charge of $10.00. Parking available close by for a fee. Hope to see many of you there.
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.
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/
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.
- 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!
The first annual Beards, Bears and Beers competition and bar night was held at Swizzles on March 31 and was a smashing success!
Check out our Flikr account for more photos here.
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.
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.
Our weekly bear coffee get together takes place every Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm. Please check the events calendar each week for the location.
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.
Every week come and join Bears and others as they play a different game each week. For more information see this Facebook page.
Congratulations to Adam who is this year’s Mr. Ottawa Bear!
With stunning performances by the Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus, Boylesque and the Bytown Kings and featuring a surprise visit from our very own local bear celebrity Drake Jensen, the 2017 edition of the Mr. Ottawa Bear competition was a rousing success.
To loud cheers of “woof!” from the audience, Gustavo and Adam strutted their stuff onstage while a silent auction raised money for our chosen charity (Family Services Ottawa).
A great time was had by all!
Click here to see pictures of the competition.