Saturday Workshops

Location: Arts Count Theatre (2 Daly Ave)

Pet play is a form of BDSM role-play in which individuals typically take on the role of an animal or petsona, such as dogs/puppies, cats and horses, while the other partner (optional) takes on the role of handler or owner. In this workshop (with a focus on puppy play), we will explore the different types of dynamics and social structures, learn about the puppy headspace and go over the basic (but totally optional) gear and toys that can help you get started. We’ll also do a quick puppy training demonstration to show a few of the infinite ways you can express yourself through puppy play.

Presenter: Ruki

Pup RukiRuki has been actively part of the kink community for just a little over two years now, but he has been practicing BDSM for many years before that. He has been a strong advocate for body positivity and self-trust through his social media presence and content— He has a knack for expressing his thoughts, experiences and opinion in a creative and engaging way. Until about a year ago, he was exclusively on the submissive side of the spectrum and has since been focusing on developing his Dominant side. As an experienced fetishist and kinkster in both roles, he’s been on a mission to share his knowledge and expertise with the local and international communities and most importantly advocate for the importance of safe and sane play where consent is informed and absolute. For all of you curious minds, you can follow his progress and watch most of his scenes on his Twitter account: @MasutaRuki.

Rope Bondage for Beginners

Location: Bruce House (402 – 251 Bank St. at Lisgar)

Jean TailleferThis workshop will cover mostly rope bondage. Some basic knots and tying techniques will be shown. Some length of rope will be available on loan in order to practice what will be learned.

Presenter: Jean Taillefer

Jean has been involved with the Leather/BDSM community for over 35 years. He is a past President of the Ottawa Knights and is currently an Honorary Member. Jean is also a member of Delta Brotherhood International, and holds the Title of Mr. Central Canada Olympus Leather 2012 & 2013.

Bruce Head ShotJoin Bruce at Level One for some fun board games.

A $6 cover charge is payable to the bar at the door.

Level One offers full menu including bar service so feel free to make this event part of your lunch.

Location: Bruce House (402 – 251 Bank St. at Lisgar)

Mike LaframboiseThis is a hands-on workshop.  Bring a boot brush, old tooth brush, a kiwi cloth, a spray bottle of water and polish. There will be a brief history of Bootblacks.  We will then cover what a bootblack kit is and talk about cleaning all leathers, suede and other footwear and garments. Pertinent documents will be provided along with links to bootblack sites.

Presenter: Mike Laframboise

Mike Laframboise, is a full member of the Ottawa Knights and currently the club President. He holds the current Bootblack Ottawa title. Mike is pleased and honoured to be involved with this fundraiser.

Martine Chu

Presenter: Martine Chu

Martine (Badschoolgirl) has been in the kink/leather community for over 20 years. She and her husband were the first married couple to win Ms. and Mr. Central Canada Olympus leather. In 2011 she competed at International Olympus contest 2012 in LA. In 2014 she was the first woman to become a full member of the Ottawa Knights and the same year she competed for Ottawa Bootblack contest. She has spoken at various panels at CLAW, UPRISE and The Divide Leath

er Sisterhood and Healing.

Location: Bruce House (402 – 251 Bank St. at Lisgar)

Jean TailleferShocking details will be revealed about devices such as TENS and EMS units, and how to play safely with them.   A demonstration of the Violet Wand will also be given.

Presenter: Jean Taillefer

Jean has been involved with the Leather/BDSM community for over 35 years. He is a past President of the Ottawa Knights and is currently an Honorary Member. Jean is also a member of Delta Brotherhood International, and holds the Title of Mr. Central Canada Olympus Leather 2012 & 2013.

Sunday Workshops

Location: Arts Count Theatre (2 Daly Ave)

How to Massage Your Bear: A Couple’s Guide to Home Massage

In this workshop you will learn how to set the ambiance and use what you have at home to give your partner, special someone, or perfect date a soothing relaxing massage. Help relieve their stiff neck or back, relax and de-stress them, or even entice a little excitement and foreplay. We will work with what you have at home, so no need to rush out to buy a table, expensive oils and equipment.

You will learn some basic Swedish Massage techniques and how to administer them safely, as well as how to give the massage with proper ergonomics, and body positioning to make it a comfortable experience. All Swedish Massage techniques will be demonstrated in person and participants will have the opportunity to try out these techniques on the volunteer if they’d like.

Topics include Lighting & Music, Equipment, Oils and Aromatherapy, Massage Techniques, Sanitization & Cleanup, and Consent.

Presenter: Steven Duguay

Steven Head ShotI’m Steven Duguay and I’ve been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2012, currently working in my home-based practice in Kingston Ontario. I was Mr. Ottawa Bear 2014 and had the special pleasure of meeting many wonderful friends and clients from the Bear community. I’ve worked with many body types, promoting a healthy body image in a safe and judgment-free environment. Human touch is so important, especially now, with the pandemic lessening physical contact.

I love what I do! I’m a Reiki Master and energy worker so I intuitively use this throughout my massages to promote a unique experience.

I love reading, doing puzzles, playing video games, swimming, travelling and getting to know people. I am partnered to a wonderful and sexy otter, David. We have our own small business selling a wide variety of health and wellness products and we make homemade oil blends and beard oils under the name of Cub & Otter.

Location: Bruce House (402 – 251 Bank St. at Lisgar)

Jean Plamondon

This hands-on workshop will cover how to use a cane safely to enhance and arouse the experience of the person being caned.

Presenter: Jean Plamondon

Jean has been involved in the leather, kink and BDSM communities since 1986 in Montreal where he had the good fortune of meeting many Leather men who taught him many things. He moved to Ottawa in 1998, and has been a member of our local community since. In 2011, he and his wife Tina (AKA: Badshoolgirl (Martine) became the first married couple to hold concurrently a regional leather title and to compete internationally as well as the only married couple of the Ottawa Knights. Since 2013 he has been a proud member of the Ottawa knights. Jean was also Bootblack Ottawa 2016.

Location: Arts Count Theatre (2 Daly Ave)

The world of BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism) is a vast and exciting one, but at first glance, it can quite intimidating. In this BDSM 101 workshop, we’ll go over some basic terminology about the different types of dynamics, discuss the basics of negotiation and the importance of valid and informed consent and explore some of the most popular kinks and fetishes out there. We’ll also have some props and equipment to demonstrate a few things you can do to get you started in your kink adventure.

Presenter: Ruki

Pup RukiRuki has been actively part of the kink community for just a little over two years now, but he has been practicing BDSM for many years before that. He has been a strong advocate for body positivity and self-trust through his social media presence and content— He has a knack for expressing his thoughts, experiences and opinion in a creative and engaging way. Until about a year ago, he was exclusively on the submissive side of the spectrum and has since been focusing on developing his Dominant side. As an experienced fetishist and kinkster in both roles, he’s been on a mission to share his knowledge and expertise with the local and international communities and most importantly advocate for the importance of safe and sane play where consent is informed and absolute. For all of you curious minds, you can follow his progress and watch most of his scenes on his Twitter account: @MasutaRuki.