Monday, 26 March 2012

Earth Hour 2012

Turn off your lights for Earth Hour 2012 on Saturday March 31st at 8:30pm.

Join Us At Bare Oaks

Join us this Saturday (March 31st) from 8-10pm for our Candlelit Game Night for Earth Hour.
Turn off your lights and electronics at home and come join us to celebrate Earth Hour at Bare Oaks. The lower level of the clubhouse will be beautifully lit with candles as members challenge each other to a game of pool, ping pong, darts, and various board games. Snacks welcome, keeping mindful of where your ingredients come from and challenging yourself to shop locally.

About Earth Hour

Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.

More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, it’s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.

Where Earth Hour Began

In 2006, WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action in the first ever Earth Hour event. It showed that everyone, from children to CEOs and politicians, has the power to change the world they live in.

Then in March 2007 in Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

In 2008, the plan was to take Earth Hour to the rest of Australia. But then the City of Toronto, Canada, signed up (as did Bare Oaks) and it wasn’t long before 35 countries and almost 400 cities and towns were part of the event. It said something compelling to the world: that the climate challenges facing our planet are so significant that change needs to be global.

With the invitation to ‘switch off’ extended to everyone, Earth Hour quickly became an annual global event. It’s scheduled on the last Saturday of every March – closely coinciding with the equinox to ensure most cities are in darkness as it rolled out around the Earth.

In 2011, Earth Hour saw hundreds of millions of people across 135 countries switch off for an hour. But it also marked the start of something new – going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action on climate change. And with the power of social networks behind the Earth Hour message, we hope to attract even more participation so we can build a truly global community committed to creating a more sustainable planet.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Creative Nude Photography Workshop

While this is not a naturist event, Rob Davidson is a talented professional photographer who has participated in naturism and has been very supportive of the naturist movement over the years. I've never attended Rob's workshops but knowing him, I'm sure they're excellent.

New Workshop Announcement

The Creative Nude Workshop
presented by Struan
April 29

This is a really fun and informative full-day hands-on workshop of creative nude photography, taught by internationally respected fashion and fine art photographer Struan.  You'll have a chance to learn from the best, then try out what you've learned with our professional models.  This has been a very popular, and successful workshop, and students have produced some really beautiful photographs! (register early to ensure you get a spot)
Workshop Details: 
April 29, 2012    9:30- 5:30  (1 hour break for lunch in studio)

Cost:  $300 & HST (includes lunch)
Class size is limited to 12 students.

A $50 deposit is required to hold your spot.

Also, there are still spots in the Digital Printing Workshop on March 31 and April 1.

There are a couple of spots left in Nadia's Beauty Photography workshop on Saturday!
This is a full-day, intermediate level workshop where you will work with agency models and professional talents from the fields of both commercial and fashion photography.   There will be a demo during the morning and students will then be provided with an opportunity to shoot in the afternoon in small groups using different lighting setups within the studio.  The idea is to learn how to interact with a model and direct her to achieve the desired image, while exploring the effects of different lighting.

When:   March 24, 2012  from 10am - 6pm


             April 21, 2012  from 10am - 6pm

Where:  19 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3E7

Fee:       $275 & HST = $310.75

For further information or to register for this workshop, email Nadia

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Hot Day and Hot Weekend!

Yes, that was taken today – March 14th!!  Officially, it was 18 ÂșC but it felt much warmer in the sun. The weekend weather looks just as nice! We expect that many people who are feeling cabin fever will be visiting.  And we're ready.  The chairs will be out and the Bare Bistro will be open.

Unfortunately, the renovations to the upstairs shower area are taking longer than expected. We found some severe rot which required much more work than anticipated. We now expect that it will take about two weeks longer than planned. (around March 30th)

The single washroom and shower near the office are available as well as the downstairs washrooms. The hot tub and dry sauna also remain open.