Friday, 27 July 2007

Bare Oaks Exposure in Media Coverage

We have had a lot of exposure in recent months. The coverage has been very positive. (pardon the two puns) It's great to see that the media treats naturism as a real option. Of course, they can't resist having some fun with the expected puns. That doesn't bother me since naturism is fun and it is indeed a strange concept to the textile world. Humour is the best way we handle things that make us feel uncomfortable. It's certainly better than reacting with fear, insecurity and anger. That was the old reaction to the idea of naturism.

We have had two article in the Toronto Star on June 4th and June 30th. (those are unfortunately no longer available online) We were on the cover of the June 7th Era Banner. We had several mentions on radio stations Q107, CFNY and CFRB. On June 4th, Rogers Community Channel did a story on the park and its name change. On June 13 Global TV News did a story on the hot temperatures in Toronto and how people could cope. It featured a brief portion on Bare Oaks. On June 29 Global TV News did an excellent story on the upcoming volleyball tournament. On July 12, CITY TV did a very good piece on the p├ętanque tournament and open house during Nude Recreation Week. That particular story ran several times over the next few days. As well, MTV did a story at Bare Oaks that I missed but I am awaiting a video tape. Naked News has shot several segments and plans to shoot more in August. (they have limited outdoor options) Slice TV (formerly LIFE Network) shot a brief segment for a wedding planning show which is yet to air.

Click to view:
June 7 Era Banner
June 4 Rogers Community TV
June 13 Global TV News
June 29 Global TV News
July 12 CITY TV News

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Golf tournament - MORE INFO

Bare Oaks Golf Tournament
Saturday, July 28
Tee-off is at Noon
Shotgun Start
Entry Fee is $8
Registration starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday
(or in advance during normal office hours)

Potluck dinner and awards at 6 p.m. in the Outback.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Golf at Bare Oaks!!

Golf Tournament at Bare Oaks this weekend!

Each hole has been cleverly created and sponsored by the campsite holders.
Work your way around the park for fun and prizes!
Young and old can participate. Bring your favorite club or borrow from someone there.

As usual, we have full food services available on the weekend. Meals are served all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday Dinner Special
2 people for $25 starting at 7pm

Assorted Breads with butter

Greed salad
Caesar Salad
Mixed Greens
Assorted dressings

Meat Lovers Lasagna (with 4cheese blend)

Fettuchine Alfredo
With wild shittake and button mushrooms

Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with lemon, thyme & garlic
Served with Mango/citrus slaw

Cold smoked salmon platter with capers, scallions lemon dill puree & toasted rounds

Carrot Cake

Monday, 16 July 2007

Motorcycle Show Canceled

Motorcycle Show – Canceled

Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts and miscommunication, this event, which was originally scheduled for this Saturday July 21, has canceled for this year.

We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this late notice may have caused.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Petanque Tournament on Saturday


This Saturday!
(July 14th - Happy Bastille Day!)

$7 per player including lunch!

(Because this is also our Open House, there are no additional grounds fees.)

Sign up early by e-mailing:

Sign up: 10 a.m
Play starts at: 11 a.m.

Fun tournament on Sunday Morning!

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Volleyball Tournament a great success!!

The 1st Annual Greater Toronto Volleyball Tournament at Bare Oaks was a fantastic success! As one long time member said, he's never seen the place so busy in 17 years. All of our campsites were full. However, we could have accommodated a much larger number of players since most people came with tents and were happy to share sites.

Nine teams competed and the play was both fun for the players and entertaining for the spectators. Many families came and the children's activities included water balloon games, arts and crafts, Fill the bucket races, bead necklace building, bocce Ball, sand castle building. There were campfires with guitar and singing on most nights, a live band played on Saturday. Sunday night saw karaoke on the front deck, an impromptu Texas Hold 'em tournament in the lounge, and several billiard and dart game competitions.

We were even featured on Friday's Global TV News. You can see the clip by clicking here.

We owe a great deal of thanks to the members of London's Forest City Family Naturists who donated a tremendous amount of time, energy and enthusiasm to the tournament.

We've already started planning for next year's tournament which will be even bigger and better!