On Friday, it will be 20 years since women won the right to be topfree. On December 9th, 1996, the Ontario Appeal Court reversed the 1991 conviction of Gwen Jacob for indecency making it legal for all women in Ontario to be topfree. Jacob, at the time a university student, had walked bare-breasted through the streets of Guelph in July 1991 in order to protest the inequality of current law. http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onca/doc/1996/1996canlii1119/1996canlii1119.html On July 19, 1991, Gwen Jacob took off her shirt and walked home from the University of Guelph. She was charged with committing an indecent act. (Section 173 of the Criminal Code of Canada)Read More →

On Friday, it will be 20 years since women won the right to be topfree. On December 9th, 1996, the Ontario Appeal Court reversed the 1991 conviction of Gwen Jacob for indecency making it legal for all women in Ontario to be topfree. Jacob, at the time a university student, had walked bare-breasted through the streets of Guelph in July 1991 in order to protest the inequality of current law. http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onca/doc/1996/1996canlii1119/1996canlii1119.html On July 19, 1991, Gwen Jacob took off her shirt and walked home from the University of Guelph. She was charged with committing an indecent act. (Section 173 of the Criminal Code of Canada)Read More →

This picture looks like a typical naturist activity – but it’s not. This is a booth promoting naturism this weekend at the Fête de l’Humanité. It roughly translates to Festival of Humanity and it attracts over half a million people to a 415 hectare (1025 acres) park north of Paris. Started in 1930, it has become a massive cultural expo and concert. Over the years, it has featured many acts including big names like Pink Floyd, The Who, Joan Baez, and Avril Lavigne. According to a report on the France Bleu website, it all started with the poster for the festival that featured a nudeRead More →

One of the artists that participated in Naked State has lost drives containing 2 years of her work. Gone are both the originals and backups. She is devastated because they are irreplaceable. Please help her if you can! Reward for missing Electronics Offering a reward for electronics that went missing the afternoon of Monday August 15th, in the field (where the tents are) just east of the Outback. Reward is for two drives, if returned with all the data intact. They are a black external hard drive with with silver G on it, and a silver Lacie drive with an orange case. These had YEARS ofRead More →

The Naked State Art Residency is off to a great start! See some of the artists at work: http://nakedstate.ca/in-progress-2016/ There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet the artists, get involved in their work, and experience their art. Tue 9th, 2-5pm: No Object durational performance artwork without any objects, costume or clothing No Object is a multi-generational group of artists that produce performances in empty spaces without any objects, costume or any clothing. Working from this minimalist aesthetics, the group is continuing to challenge itself with a focus on the potential of the body. Sympathy, empathy, trust, gaining strength and energy from the group are important componentsRead More →

This weekend is the beginning of Naked State, an arts residency organized by Arts Unfold. Thirteen artists from Australia, Finland, England, and across Canada and the USA will be creating artworks that explore the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. For the duration of the residency, the artists and residency facilitator will live as naturists within the Bare Oaks naturist community to create works that explore questions such as: What is nudity? Does stripping away clothing rid us of class, gender, and personal expression?; Do the connections between our bodies and the land change when nude? Is nudity always sexual? What isRead More →

RIB DINNER Ribs, Chicken (pre order), Potato, Corn, Salad and Dessert JULY 30 @ 6 PM Eco Prize draw for everyone who brings a reusable table setting. BECKETT CIRCLE FIRE PIT  Cost $20 per person, $10 twelve and under, $50 per family EVERYONE WELCOME Tickets available at Office and Rainy and Greg’s site 227Read More →

We need people to participate as background for a music video being filmed at Bare Oaks on Friday. If you are interested, please send an email to casting@BareOaks.ca. We want some diversity in the people so please include in your email: – age – gender – the visible minority you identify with if any Brendan Canning (founding member of Broken Social Scene) will release his third solo album Home Wrecking Years on August 12 – his first since 2013’s You Gots 2 Chill. The album features fellow Broken Social Scene members Justin Peroff and Sam Goldberg, as well as Liam O’Neil (Kings Of Leon, The Stills). The first song onRead More →

We need people to participate as background for a music video being filmed at Bare Oaks on Friday. If you are interested, please send an email to casting@BareOaks.ca. We want some diversity in the people so please include in your email: – age – gender – the visible minority you identify with if any Brendan Canning (founding member of Broken Social Scene) will release his third solo album Home Wrecking Years on August 12 – his first since 2013’s You Gots 2 Chill. The album features fellow Broken Social Scene members Justin Peroff and Sam Goldberg, as well as Liam O’Neil (Kings Of Leon, The Stills). The first song onRead More →

Nikki is back for the Summer with Yoga classes for any level yogi. Weather permitting, it will take place on the front lawn under a slice of shade. Yoga is a beautiful way to connect with yourself. The classes offer a balance of moments to challenge yourself and deep relaxation. When: Saturdays at 11am-noon, no class Aug 20th Commencing: July 16 Ending: September 3 Class price: $10 Mat Rental: $2 Please contact the office before attending to confirm availability as well as the time and date. Non-members must also register in the office before attending. Disclaimer: The yoga classes are provided by an independent individual.Read More →