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…
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:
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.
Also a few bylaw changes were voted in including:
Note: MOB Coordinator becomes an appointed role as does Web Master.
Congratulations to our newly elected board!
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 been selected by the reigning Mr. Ottawa Bear as the designated charity to receive money raised by Ottawa Bears at its various events. Thank you to all those who helped make this possible.
Here are some photos of the event:
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 was chosen by last year’s Mr. Ottawa Bear recipient, Adam Frey.
Adam has been working directly with this organization since it’s inception.
A cheque for $500 was presented to Adam by the Ours Ottawa Bears president Lars and the current MOB title holder Chris.
The Ours Ottawa Bears committee would like to thank all those who attended MOB 2018 and who donated generously to this very worthy cause.
Congratulations to the newly crowned Mr Ottawa Bear 2018: Chris Nerpin!!
Hats off to his two co-competitors, Pedro Diaz and Shawn Green who were brave enough to put it all out there for us.
A heartfelt thank you to our three judges, David Gazzola, Tim Cloutier and Tony Gibbs, and to Jason White for a job well done as our MC as well as to Jay Blackshire as judges boy and tally master.
Our weekly bear coffee get together takes place every Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm.
Once a month event organizers will plan a group meal at a local restaurant.
Every week come and join Bears and others as they play a different game each week. For more information see this Facebook page.
Check out our events calendar for details of all upcoming events.
Congratulations to Adam who is this year’s Mr. Ottawa Bear!
With stunning performances by the Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus, Boylesque and the Bytown Kings and featuring a surprise visit from our very own local bear celebrity Drake Jensen, the 2017 edition of the Mr. Ottawa Bear competition was a rousing success.
To loud cheers of “woof!” from the audience, Gustavo and Adam strutted their stuff onstage while a silent auction raised money for our chosen charity (Family Services Ottawa).
A great time was had by all!
Click here to see pictures of the competition.
As a prelude to the Mr. Ottawa Bear 2017 competition, the official “Meet the Meat” event was held at Swizzles Bar and Grill where we were treated to some excellent “beareoke” singing and we got to meet our first contestant Adam.
Check out some photos of the event.
Here is a photo taken during the 2016 Mr. Ottawa Bear competition. It features past club president Steve Royer and past MOB title holders Steven Duguay and Wade Crombie. If anyone has additional photos of MOB 2016 they would like to share with the group, please get in contact with us.