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...
http://www.thestar.com/article/221188
(NOTE: This link will only work for 14 days)

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
Stéphane Deschenes, owner of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park has the following strategy on how to save the nudist movement...
http://www.thestar.com/article/221187
(NOTE: This link will only work for 14 days)

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)