Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Wake Boarding @railyardwakepk

In the spring, a new business started in Mount Albert, just a few kilometres from Bare Oaks: The Rail Yard Wake Park  It features wake boarding behind a cable line. No boats or motors - just a strong, fast, smooth and quiet pull from a cable line.

Cable parks have been around since the 1960s beginning in Germany and the scene has been growing rapidly in North America over the last 10 years. Rail Yard Wake Park is the 4th straight-line cable park to open in Ontario and the first with two lines! Rail Yard drivers/operators are certified Water Ski Wakeboard Ontario (WSWO) Level I Instructors.

The owners, Ross, Christine and Ian, are good friends of Bare Oaks and have offered a special deal for Bare Oaks members and visitors:

It's the "We Have You Covered" Offer
Free rental equipment (a $10 value) that can be used all day
Just say that you are "from Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park"

You don't have to be an expert to do it. They'll show you how. But if you are experienced, there are also jumps and rails to do some tricks.

Sadly, it is a clothing-required place so you'll have to get a special (but useless) item of textile called a bathing suit. But the owners didn't seem opposed to having a special clothing-free event for us.  So perhaps we'll try to organize one if there's enough interest.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Vagina Monologues - Saturday

Due to popular demand, the original cast of the August 9th show during the Naturist Festival has agreed to a repeat performance of The Vagina Monologues this Saturday at 8pm in the Outback at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. The cast consists of 6 women aged 17 to 55. They have put a lot of work into this show (planning and rehearsals started in April) and it shows in the result. Their performance is powerful.

During the festival, seating was setup for 70 people. About 80 people attended and many were turned away. To ensure you have a seat, please contact the office and reserve.

Admission is by way of a cash donation to the York Region Abuse Program. (non-members must also pay a day fee to attend)

CAUTION: This performance contains graphic language and mature content. Attend at your discretion.

About The Vagina Monologues from the publisher, Random House:

A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery.

Celebrated as the bible for a new generation of women, The Vagina Monologues has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses. It has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement--V-Day--to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.

Based on interviews with over 200 women about their memories and experiences of sexuality, The Vagina Monologues gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. It is witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise. "At first women were reluctant to talk," Ensler writes. "They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn't stop them."

Also included in this special edition are testimonials--both joyous and heartbreaking--from young women who have performed The Vagina Monologues at their colleges for V-Day, February 14, to raise money for organizations fighting to protect women.

"I am not sure why I was chosen," Eve Ensler writes in her introduction to The Vagina Monologues. "I didn't for example, have girlhood fantasies about becoming "vagina lady" (which I am often called, sometimes loudly across a crowded shoe store.) I could not have imagined that I would one day be talking about vaginas on talk shows in places like Athens, Greece, chanting the word vagina with four thousand women in Baltimore, or having thirty-two public orgasms a night. These things were not in my plans. In this sense, I don't think I had much to do with The Vagina Monologues. It possessed me."

Monday, 12 August 2013

Bare Oaks in Google Streetview

Google Streetview tour of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

You can now tour around Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park thanks to Google's Streetview. In May of this year, we hired Ilyse Krivel,  a Trusted Photographer for Google Business Photos, to photograph a tour of our property. The resulting tour can be found through Google Maps or by clicking on the "see inside" image that shows up on the right-hand side when you search for "Bare Oaks" in Google.

You won't see any nude people in the tour. In fact, you won't see any people at all. Google's rules require the photographer to avoid people as much as possible. So we picked a cold weekday in the spring when we knew there would be fewer people on the property. But even then, we still had to ask individuals to temporarily move while we took the photos. (a big thank you to everyone who was patient and cooperative with us)

We believe that this tour will help ease people's anxiety about visiting Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park for the first time. Obviously, nudity will be the biggest challenge for most people. But if they see our beautiful, varied, and extensive park we think it will be easier to make that first visit.

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