Saturday, 22 September 2012

Where's Willy?

Where's Willy

You may have wondered why so many of the $5 bills you get at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park have been stamped with the words "Track this bill online:".

That's because we're participating in a currency tracking website called Where's Willy? (related to the US version called Where's George?) "Willy" is a reference to The Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911, who adorns the Canadian $5 bill.

Why?  Because it is fun to see just how far money travels from Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. So far, we've entered the serial number of 354 $5 bills and 43 of them have been re-entered somewhere else. A few have been entered twice and one three times. So far, the furthest distance travelled by a bill is 324km to Gatineau, Qu├ębec.

Is it illegal to mark your money? Apparently not. Read this.

So try it yourself. It's interesting. (and yes, it is also a bit geeky)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

We're on TV again!

Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park on Rogers TV

A report about Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park by Michael Donly of Rogers TV:

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Memorial Cairn

Memorial Cairn at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Most people by now have noticed the monument on the north side of Jarvis Pond that was lovingly built by Ulli, one of our members who is a very talented mason. The inspiration for the memorial cairn was the sudden and unexpected loss last year of Steve Cripps who was a very active member of the Bare Oaks community.
Steve Cripps memorial plaque at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

While we hope that all our members will live a very long life, we also recognize that we are all here temporarily. A memorial seemed like a perfect way to remember those who would always want to be here in spirit.

It is our hope that the monument will become a peaceful place to remember and reflect. Perhaps in the future, it will be further developed into a memorial garden.

If there is anyone that is connected to the park that you wish to remember, you can also commission a memorial plaque on the monument. Just contact the office for details.