Upcoming Event

Bears in the Woods 2019

Where do I plug in my CPAP??

Join us from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28 for a fun weekend of camping and camaraderie at the premier nature club and resort that is Plein Bois Camping. Just one hour from Ottawa toward MontrĂ©al this resort features the best of “glamping” with some outstanding DJs spinning tunes, two swimming pools including one in a clothing optional area and a really amazing restaurant.

Reserve your trailer or camp site directly with Plein Bois Campground.

Trailers and camp sites will rent out quickly so make your reservations today!

A special group bear supper will take place at the campground’s Bistro PB Grill on Saturday, July 26 but be sure to reserve your seat by contacting our Events Coordinator as seating is limited.

Upcoming Event

Wet Bears at Cascades

Look ma! No bathing suit!

The annual water park outing to Mont Cascades has been announced for Saturday, August 10.

Get your tickets via Eventbrite and come enjoy a day of wet and wild fun on the water slides.

The cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members and the price includes park admission and all you can eat buffet lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, three side salads and your choice of pop.

We have reserved space for lunch and the day on the bottom section of the deck. Meet at Beerocracy (formerly CP) at 340 Somerset St. W, at 9:30am for car pooling. Expect to arrive around 11:00 am.

Ticket sales will end on August 3 so that we can give an accurate count to the water park so get yours now!

Upcoming Event

Annual Bear Picnic and BBQ

Where’s the cheeseburger I ordered??

Come on out for a romp in the park at our annual Teddy Bear Picnic and BBQ.

We will be in section “L” at Vincent Massey Park from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, June 8 and we will be providing soft drinks, burgers, hot dogs and salad. Bring a snack to share.

No cost to Ottawa Bears members. $10 for non-members.

Parking is available nearby for a fee.

Past Event Report

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.

Past Event Report

Bar night pays big for NLR

Left to right: Adam, Lars and Pedro.

On Saturday, March 30th the Ottawa Bears held a fundraising bar night at T’s Pub on Somerset which was very well attended by lots of furry, friendly and burly bears.

You can never say that the bears are not generous because the 50/50 draw managed to net over $400 towards Northern Lights Refuge. These funds are going to help resettle someone from the middle east who is fleeing persecution and the threat of death.

Thank you Ottawa Bears for your generosity and for your support. And a big thanks to 50/50 winner Bruce for donating back his winnings. We look forward to seeing you at future events in Ottawa.

Past Event Report

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!

MOB, Past Event Report

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!