Welcome Competitor Blue

Competitor Blue

Please welcome Blue to our competitor lineup for Mr Ottawa Bear 2020! Blue is a 56 year old, pocket bear originally from Toronto who now makes Ottawa his home. He transitioned five years ago into being the man that he is today and was delighted to discover he was a bear and a bear lover! […]

Welcome Judge Eric

Mr Ottawa Bear Judge Eric

Please join us in welcoming Eric from Bears in Excess Toronto to our Mr Ottawa Bear team as one of our three judges for this year’s competition! Eric is 49 years old. Originally from Montreal, he lives with Christian, his husbear of 16 years, in Toronto. When not teaching English as a Second Language, he […]

Mr Ottawa Bear 2020

The Mr Ottawa Bear 2020 weekend has been announced and it promises to be the best one yet! Featuring bear events all over the city and an action-packed competition with some amazing live entertainment from local artists, silent auctions and a cash bar with all profits going to an amazing charity: Capital Rainbow Refuge.

Social Bears

Ottawa Bears at Bear Coffee

Ottawa Bears enjoy drinks and friendship at T’s Pub every Sunday at 3:30pm.

Pride 2019

The bears made their presence known this Ottawa Pride day by celebrating their furriness on a specially decorated float.

Bears in the Woods 2019 a success!

Bears in the Woods 2019

The bears enjoyed a wonderful weekend of fun and frolic in the woods at Plein Bois Camping. From the popular pizza party to long evenings on the deck enjoying summer drinks to splashing in the pool to some fun summer tunes, it seems everyone had a great time!

Perfect Day for a Picnic

You couldn’t have asked for better weather nor better company at this year’s well attended Teddy Bear Picnic at Vincent Massey Park. From juicy burgers and sausages to tasty snacks and desserts, there was something for everyone. The bears enjoyed some fun games of croquet and frisbee and some stimulating conversation. All in all, a […]

Great turnout for bear feast

The May Bear Feeding at Tucker’s Marketplace was well attended with a few new bears to welcome. Good eats and good conversation is what makes these events so much fun. You should join us sometime.

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 […]

Bar night pays big for NLR

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 […]

Bears + Coffee = Furry Fun

In case you haven’t been to bear coffee in a while (or ever), you should know how enjoyable it is to spend an afternoon with some furry and friendly people. If you’re lucky you’ll get to spend time with a Mr Ottawa Bear recipient. If you’re real lucky you’ll find three at once!

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.

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 […]

Bear Splash 2018

A hot day at Mont Cascades was the scene for some furry fun on the water slides. The park offered us a BBQ with all the fixins and everyone had a great time! Here are some pics…

Teddy Bear Picnic 2018

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:

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 […]

Beards, Bears and Beers!

The first annual Beards, Bears and Beers competition and bar night was held at Swizzles on March 31 and was a smashing success! Adam (Mr Ottawa Bear 2017) accepted a cheque on behalf of the Northern Lights Refuge of the proceeds from this event. This is the second year that the Northern Lights Refuge has […]

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 […]

Mr Ottawa Bear 2018

Chris MOB 2018

Congratulations to the newly crowned Mr Ottawa Bear 2018: Chris!! Hats off to his two co-competitors, Pedro and Shawn who were brave enough to put it all out there for us. A heartfelt thank you to our three judges, David, Tim and Tony, and to Jason for a job well done as our MC as […]