Friday, 31 May 2013

Invitation to participate in a performance

An interesting message we received:

From: john oswald []
Date: May 27, 2013 8:35:26 PM EDT
Subject: a special event on June 27th (one month from now)


I'm contacting various naturist communities in and near Toronto, in hopes that many of your members and participants will be especially interested in an event that will happen in downtown Toronto on the evening of Thursday June 27th.

I'm an artist (and have received some recognition as such, being a Governor General's Laureate, etc.) who on occasion puts together performances involving large groups of people.

The event shown below, at the historic Carlu event space, involved over a hundred performers, some nude, some clothed, along with life-size projections of other people:

Paul Rapoport, who many of you know (former editor of Going Natural magazine), was involved in that event, and in other art works i've created.

For the event on the 27th, i'm looking for 100 nude people (footwear optional) to take part in one 10-15 minute event scheduled near sunset, in a secluded outdoor location in downtown Toronto— the final location is still being discussed.

A participant will only be required to walk slowly a few metres from 'offstage' to 'onstage' to join the others in the group, and then to walk slowly forward towards the audience.

This will take place as part of ArtSpin, a monthly summer event in which hundreds of art lovers ride together from location to location to see and hear special works and performances.

I try to get representation from all walks of life, including age, gender, and ethnicity in my human gatherings. I am particularly encouraging families to participate (although toddlers and small children, who are not able to be self-directed won't be appropriate for this event).

I hope that participants in your group will be eager to be part of this event. There will be a very, very small honorarium for each participant.

I see the event as an opportunity for naturists to meet an interested and sympathetic group of people who attend ArtSpin. This performance will be a respectful, beautiful, and i think you will find emotional 'ritual', which we will all long remember and cherish.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

John Oswald

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Last chance for early volleyball registration bonus

Free Bare Oaks baseball cap for each player registered by June 1st. (That's this Saturday)

This year there is a $500 Cash Prize for the top 6x6 team!  And lots of other prizes for everyone else.

Bring your own team and the organizer plays free!

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Special Offer

Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park is offering a coupon for a free first-time visit until June 28.* You can get the coupon from either:

Help introduce your friends to naturism by sharing this coupon.

Those new to naturism or Bare Oaks will also find our First Visit Page useful:

*As with all offers like this, some conditions apply. See the coupon for details.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Pool open!

We were finally able to open the pool on Thursday!

We apologize for the delay. We had a number of technical problems to address over the last few weeks.

Of course, it's a bit cold this weekend but the heat is on its way.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Clothing Drive this Saturday

Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park is hosting it's second annual clothing drive Saturday, May 11th from 10am to 1pm. Visitors bringing an item of clothing for donation will save 50% on their ground fees.

We heard there was a need for various items at local shelters and, with the community spirit that is Bare Oaks, we decided to rise to the call. Items collected on Saturday will go to one of three places: Yellow Brick House, Blue Door Shelter, or to the Goodwill.

The Yellow Brick House and Blue Door Shelter are looking for new clothing, shoes, steel toe work boots, blankets, and towels. They are also seeking certain items to maintain operations such as liquid soap, diapers, and kids lunch snacks.

Yellow Brick House provides four core services for all:  emergency shelter, transitional housing, outreach services and public education. The two emergency shelters offer safes place for women and children fleeing their abusive relationships. Reta’s Place, their transitional housing facility, provides housing units to women and children transitioning from the emergency shelter to living independently.

Blue Door Shelters, located in York Region, provides safe, supportive shelter and services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They operate three, no-fee, emergency shelters for families, men and youth.

Each shelter provides: help to find permanent housing, accommodation and food, supportive counselling, referral to community services, life skills learning opportunities, and 24/7 accessibility.

The rest of the clean reusable items dropped-off at Bare Oaks will go to Goodwill. They use their revenue to fund their core mission: creating work opportunities for people facing barriers to employment, including persons with disabilities, youth at risk, the chronically unemployed, aboriginal people and newcomers to Canada.

The members of Bare Oaks are cleaning out their closets and will be donating what clothing they do have (we do have to come out for groceries every now and again!) to these community based organizations. Care to unclutter your closets and help the community at the same time? Then drop by Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park on Saturday, May 11th between 10am and 1pm. There will be volunteers ready to collect your donations at our designated tables on the front lawn.