Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Volleyball Tournament Weekend

The Volleyball Tournament is coming together very, very well!

We have many registrations already and we hear that people are coming from far and wide to participate. It may not be the biggest naturist tournament but it certainly will be a good one for our first event.

A few highlights so far:
  • The new sand court is ready almost finished.
  • The 3 grass courts have been setup.
  • Nudles has a full food menu for the weekend and an events liquor license. (beer only)
  • 40 new 8' picnic tables have been delivered and just need to be assembled.
  • Kids events have been planned by several volunteer moms.
  • Officials referees have committed their time.
  • The Fabulous Flashback Band is playing on Saturday night.
  • Canada Day Nude Karaoke with Don & Laura on Sunday night.
  • We have lots of volunteers working to set things up. (but we could use more!)
  • A press release has been sent out. Click here to view.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Volleyball court almost ready!

As you can see, the new sand volleyball court is almost ready. Just in time for the July 1st long weekend tournament!

It's going to be great! Lots of people have reserved and we expect a great turnout for our first Greater Toronto Naturist Volleyball Tournament at Bare Oaks. In addition to the games, we will have a live band and lots of other activities.

First Annual
Greater Toronto Naturist Volleyball Tournament

June 29th – July 2nd

A, B, Novice Plus, Novice and Teen Novice Divisions

(No Co-Ed Restrictions)

Show up and find a team, everyone plays!
  • Friday 4 on 4 and Monday 3 on 3 tournaments
  • Saturday evening blind mini-sand tournament
  • Saturday and Sunday - 6 on 6 tournament, all teams guaranteed playoff spots on Monday.
  • Campfires (bring your instrument and / or your voice)
  • Children’s coordinated activities
  • Court-side music, Live Band, Indoor Karaoke and Open Mic.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

When it's hot, take it all off to cool down!

It's really hot out there but nothing beats taking it all off and going for a swim! Ah the feeling of the hot sun and cool water on bare, unencumbered skin... there nothing like it!

The salt water system was definitely worth it. The water feel so smooth and silky. I'm amazed that I am able to comfortably open my eyes in the water. In traditional pools, I have to keep my eye closed otherwise I get itchy red eyes. This feels totally normal!

The solar heater is fantastic. Within one week of opening the pool in May, it heated the water to 27 degrees Celsius (about 80F) and yesterday, it exceeded 32C (90F) We had to turn it down. 100% of the heat was generated by the sun. No fossil fuels were harmed in making this heat!

Monday, 4 June 2007

Toronto Star Articles

There are two articles about naturism in today’s Toronto Star. The main article, ‘Interest sags in nude retreats’ is about clubs in Toronto being for sale or sold. It evolved from an Associated Press press story about a week ago on the aging of the naturist population. Those who followed that story know that I disagree with the inference that naturism only appeals to old people. My point is that most clubs started in the 50’s and 60’s and it’s a natural evolution that many of those clubs are in need of renewal. It was not my intent to make Bare Oaks look good in relation to others. However, the reporter did her job and called around other clubs to get more information. Glen Echo, in particular, was very forthcoming with information. I certainly can’t complain. The article will now be read more widely because it has some controversy and conflict. But people will also read that Bare Oaks is where the renewal starts!

Interest sags in nude retreats
Jun 04, 2007 04:30 Am
Robyn Doolittle
Staff Reporter
Nestled among the rolling hills and lush forests of the Oak Ridges Moraine, 100 acres of Eden is up for sale, on the northern tip of the GTA...
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A step-by-step guide to help naturism get its mojo back

Resorts shouldn't hide their purpose, and a flush toilet is nice
Jun 04, 2007 04:30 Am
St├ęphane Deschenes, owner of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park has the following strategy on how to save the nudist movement...
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The Toronto Star has a bigger circulation than any other newspaper in Canada. Even though its circulation is concentrated in the Greater Toronto area, it still managed to beat the ‘national’ distribution newspapers. It has an average weekday circulation of 443,024 copies. Its weekday reader is 982,000. (a single copy may be read by several people)