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Bears Elect a New Committee

The Ottawa Bears held their annual general meeting on Sunday, April 14th and a new board was elected to help guide the group over the coming year.

Returning committee members are: Brian as Secretary, Ted as Treasurer and Lars as President.

Joel will be replacing Pierre as Events Coordinator and we look forward to seeing what fun things he has in store for us in the coming year.

A big thank you to Pierre for all his hard work over the past year and for all the fun times he helped facilitate. Be sure to give him a big hug the next time you see him at a bear event!

Got any suggestions for activities that the bears can participate in over the next year? Want to organize something yourself? Contact us with your suggestions.

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MOB Donates to NLR!

Left to Right: Pedro, Lars, Chris, Chad, Dino and Adam.

This year’s Mr Ottawa Bear competition was a smashing success, raising funds for Northern Lights Refuge, an LGBTQ refugee organization.

A grand total of $2,000 was raised and donated to this worthy charity.

Congratulation on a job well done to everyone who helped organize and to those who came out in record numbers and donated of their money and time.

Want to get involved with the Ottawa Bears? Become a member and come on out to this year’s Annual General Meeting on April 14th and help guide this great club in the coming year.

Note: We’re already looking for competitors for next year’s Mr Ottawa Bear competition. You should consider tossing your name in the hat!

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Winterlude Bear Pride

The Ottawa Bears were out in full force to celebrate Winterlude and Capital Pride. From ice sculptures, skating and a chilly but heartwarming pride parade to good food with furry friends from away, the bears enjoyed a fun and frolicsome weekend of camaraderie and good times.


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New Mr Ottawa Bear Crowned

Congratulations to our new Mr Ottawa Bear, Pedro, on a spectacular performance during a fun-filled evening of music, dance and performances by local talent.

Pedro will now join the Ottawa Bears committee in helping promote positive body image and camaraderie in the local, national and international bear community. Expect to see him from time to time at bear events near you!

Thank you to runners-up Bruce, Sam and Tom for putting it all out there to entertain us. It takes a lot of courage to step onto that stage and these three definitely have lots of courage.

Many thanks also to Arts Court Theatre and the expert sound and lighting of technician Joel, to Capital Kings for their amazing dance routines, to DJ Dez for spinning some excellent tunes during intermissions, to the Ottawa Bears committee members who worked tirelessly to put this event together and to all the volunteers who helped make it a success.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t thank last year’s Mr Ottawa Bear, Chris, for his contributions to the Ottawa bear community over the past year as well as for his hilarious comedy appearance during this year’s show.

Most of all we want to thank you, the bears of Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal for coming out in droves and buying up every last ticket to see this amazing show and donating so generously to a very worthy cause, the Northern Light Refuge.

If you have photos and/or video footage of the event you would like to share, get in touch with us.

Good luck, Pedro, on your upcoming year as the new Mr Ottawa Bear!


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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
  • Secretary: Brian
  • Treasurer: Ted
  • Events Coordinator: Pierre

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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Brunch Poll