The weekly Bear Coffee social is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and this week it was accessorized by the club banner.
If you haven’t been to one of these, why not??
It was a beautiful sunny day for this year’s Pride Day celebrations and the Ottawa Bears partied in style by dancing and marching in the parade while handing out treats to onlookers.
We also setup and manned a booth at the Pride Street Festival to help raise awareness and promote positive body image.
A great time was had by all!
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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 fantastic success!
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This month’s 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.
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.
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.
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!