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.

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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!

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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!

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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 were voted in including:

  • Renaming the position of President to Chairman
  • Removing the following positions from the board: MOB Coordinator, Vice President

Note: MOB Coordinator becomes an appointed role as does Web Master.

Congratulations to our newly elected board!

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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 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:

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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 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.