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June 2022

Posted 6/5/2022

Hi Guys: Please find included your June 2022 newsletter.  Nakedly yours Fred.

1) Upcoming Events
2) General Update
     A) BNBC News
     B) Cottontail Corner 
     C) Lazy M Lodge 
     D) World Naked Bike Ride Edmonton
     E) Other Nudist Events & Places (Campino Natural, Get Naked Banff)
     F) Services / Classifieds
     G) Fred’s Info and Updates

UPCOMING EVENTS: (see the appropriate General Update section for more info on each event):
  • BNBC/Fred's open house: Sunday June 12, at Fred's place in Lamont 
  • CottonTail Corner Nude Swim (Edmonton): Saturday June 18 
  • CottonTail Corner Nude Camping: July 8-10
  • CottonTail Corner Nude Archery (Edmonton): Saturday July 9 
  • World Naked Bike Ride (Edmonton): Saturday July 23
  • Get Naked Banff - Lake Louise Day Trip: Saturday July 23
  • Lazy M Lodge: October 28-30
 
GENERAL UPDATES:

Before getting into the specific updates, a couple Facebook groups have posted about a petition to to make nonsexual public nudity legal. More information is under World Naked Bike Ride section.
Link to petition (sign by September 8): https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-3999


A) BNBC News:

  • Request from Fred - UPDATE (by Fred)

Last month's open house event was poorly attended, however for me, someone who has known me for years attended to have a talk with me.  The conversation was what I needed to lift me out of my year of depression that was caused by my eviction from the acreage. Anything legal/illegal that went on never did have anything to do with BNBC. My mental health is now fine.

  • Future Potlucks (by Eric)

My house has been under renovations for a while, it is near some level of completion. Depending on any unforeseen factors, I may have the place ready to host by September 2022. Anyone else who is interested in hosting the potlucks, please let Fred know through the BNBC email.

  • Newsletter Questions/Related (by Fred)

Several times a month, I get an email to- bucknakedboys19@gmail.com.  Most of the time it is someone asking for their email address be added to the list so they will get the monthly newsletter.  Normally when I get back to them, I emphasize that they should see the newsletter within 3 or 4 days after the first day of each month.  If you do not have it, then get back to me. Our newsletter goes to around 200 addresses each month.  We use Mailchimp, so if you receive something from Mailchip, it is not garbage that requires use of the delete key, it is your BNBC Newsletter.  Mailchimp has been working great for us. There have been several comments about members reluctance to send a copy of our newsletter to someone. I trust your judgement, send it to them!  Also, anyone that has information that you feel should be in the newsletter, please let me know.  If you have any questions, then do ask and do not be shy about sending several emails about whatever.  Also, start thinking of our newsletter as more of a group newspaper.  If you, DO NOT want the newsletter into the future, please email me and it will stop.

  • Fred’s Acreage (by Fred)

When I sit back and analyze and appreciate what I have with my acreage, I can walk around anywhere on my acreage and anyone who has a camera would find it very difficult to take a picture of any nudity without major trespassing on the acreages around me where no one lives. The house is spacious enough combined with the back deck and then the grass on the acreage, we have good air circulation and lots of space to maintain social distancing.  I am planning to have an open house day, starting at noon on a Sunday every month on my acreage until the snow comes back again.  Dates: June 12, July 10, August 14, Sept 18, Oct 2, and then maybe we can have potluck dinner parties at members’ homes in Edmonton during the winter, like we used to do for many years. (See “Fred’s Update” on directions and more information)

I want anyone planning to drive out to Lamont for the day of an open house as outlined above to call me before you leave your home, and then, I might ask you to call someone who is looking for a ride for the day.  On the other side of the question, anyone who would like to attend but is not able to drive their own car also call me in the morning so I can match you with someone planning to drive out for the day. Bring your own food and beverages for yourself.

 

D) CottonTail Corner News 

  • CottonTail Corner Beach By Devon IMPORTANT information (from CottonTail Corner Facebook, edited by Eric)

From Monday May 30:
     "We have come to an understanding with the land owner regarding passage along the trail to CottonTail Corner.  
     As a TRIAL RUN, for this summer, they will allow access to the beach along the trail provided users  do a few simple things.  

  1. And this is the most important one….please stay clothed while on the path and only disrobe once you get to the beach.  This also goes for the return trip. 
  2. Keep the path and beach clean.  If you see garbage, pick it up and pack it out. 
  3. Some people are of the belief that Crown Land goes from the shore to 100 feet into the trees.   This is incorrect. The Surveys Act and the owners property report shows their land goes right from the edge of the bed and shore of the river, uphill, both sides of the fence and all the land behind it.  Stay out of the field. They are making a HUGE concession in allowing us to access their property.  Respect their land.  
  4. Stop the vandalism of the ‘no tresspassing/private property’ signs. They have had multiple signs vandalized by people using the path while going upstream. They have the right to post those signs.
  5. If you encounter a sign on the beach that says ‘children playing’ please don’t go any further.  The landowner and extended family will be using the beach past that point. There is enough beach for us all to enjoy. 

     There it is…Five simple rules to follow. 
     Stay on the path, don’t go through any gates, as there will be livestock coming into the property. The dangerous sections of the path will be dealt with over the summer for safe passage. 
     This is for this summer only and the CottonTail Corner Admin Team and the land owner will reevaluate how the summer went, and if any changes will be made.  
     If people do not behave themselves, they will restrict all access with fencing.  
    We don’t believe we need to tell you what an incredible opportunity this is.  We will be putting up the necessary signs ASAP.
     - John"

From Wednesday June 1:
     "The landowner has requested that we develop a core group of people that regularly frequent CottonTail Corner to help stop any untoward activity that seems to be happening in the bushes.  
     The landowner is concerned as her family, including  young grandchildren will be on the property and don’t want them coming across any such activity.  
     However, if we can curtail such activity, there could be some extremely important benefits that could come our way…
     If you are interested, please send us a message or come talk to us at the June 18th swim.
     - John"

  • Swims (by Fred, edited by Eric)

For naked swims, we do have a connection with John at the Cottontail Corner website and facebook page as listed in “Contact Info”. Go there for current information. As of now Cottontail has the following date for nude swimming Swims: June 18, 2022, July 16, 2022, and August 20, 2022.  Naked swims in Edmonton are typically held at the Hardisty Pool from 7 to 9 pm. Cost is $15/person. Tickets are available at the door, or “purchased by sending $15/person to admin@cottontailcorner.ca along with your names and transfer password.” (From their facebook page)

  • Other Events (by Eric)

CottonTail Corner also advertises and hosts other events, posted on their Facebook page. These include:
          Nude Camping July 8-10
          Nude Archery Saturday July 9
Other, past, events (that I know of) have included Nude Scuba lessons, Nude Arcade night, and Nude Yoga. All their events are co-ed. 

  1. Nude Camping costs: I recommend checking out their facebook page (or website, or sending an email) for full pricing details and information. Basic price is $50/person, but is higher if you have an RV. The deadline to join is June 30. Uncertain how many spots remain available as of this newsletter.
  2. Nude Archery: Limit of 20 spots available. $25/person for 2 hour session, all equipment will be provided. No experience necessary. For more information check out their Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1KUWRY4Z0
 

C) Lazy M Lodge (by Fred)

At Lazy M Lodge, there is 1 date left to note for 2022: October 28-30. Google LazyMLodge for their webpage.  If you have never been there before, most guys arrive by their own vehicle sometime on Friday afternoon (I immediately get into the hot tub to relax after the drive of more than 3 hours).  The evening meal is on the table about 7 pm.  On Saturday, brunch is about 11 am and then the evening meal is the same as Friday.  On Sunday, brunch is about 11 am.  After brunch guys start to depart with everybody gone by mid-afternoon.  There is no evening meal.  The food is GREAT.  The Lodge decor is rustic.  The beds and bathrooms are excellent.  Free WIFI.  You have the option of bringing your own RV, trailer, or your own tent so you do not pay for a room rental on top of the meal charge.  Anyone interested in carpooling, do give me a call.  Into the future, I will be driving a Mercury Grand Marquis that is old enough that it is large like a limo.


D) World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) Edmonton (by Eric)
  • According to their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WNBREdmonton/), WNBR will be happening on Saturday July 23 starting at Light Horse Park. Body Paint & Meet at. 11 am, ride a leisurely 17 km starting at 1 pm, food and drinks on Whyte at 4 pm (I believe this last is clothing required). 
  • Also posted on the WNBR page is the following on the topic of the petition (mentioned at the start of this newsletter):
         "Nonsexual public nudity in Canada is punishable by up to two years in prison or a $5000 fine under the existing criminal code.
         A federal petition was created this month to repeal the criminal code (section 174) to make nonsexual public nudity legal, stating in part:
         - Nudity is not intrinsically sexual, indecent, or obscene;
         - The existing prohibition on public nudity harms society by reinforcing the notion that the human body is inherently shameful;
         - Public nudity per se was not historically an offence at common law, nor under the Criminal Code until 1954.
         If you would like to sign the petition (e-3999), please use this link before September 8th 2022. https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-3999
         Local news coverage: https://edmonton.citynews.ca/2022/05/17/public-nudity-criminal-code/ 
         CottonTail Corner Facebook Page also had this link to a Twitter post on the petition: https://mobile.twitter.com/davidakin/status/1525996046840733696?t=9jg7aDXusU9Wa6jiDvZzkg&s=19
 

E) Other Nudist Events & Places (by Eric)

The following information came across my Facebook feed. I personally have not checked them out beyond their websites listed below. Any feedback on them would be appreciated. Please email Fred at the BNBC email in the contact information, or talk to Fred or my self (Eric) if you see us at one of the events (e.g. at Fred's place or swims). 

  • Campino Natural - Adult Nudist Camping (https://campinonatural.ca/). From their website: 

         "Campino Natural is an exclusive Nude Day Retreat or Camping Experience just minutes from the City of Edmonton. If you enjoy the freedom of being Nude or would like to experience the freedom of being one with nature in a secure, non-judgemental environment, you have found the right place.  Wether you are a Seasoned Nudist or you are just wanting to give it a Try……..

         We are pleased to offer a peaceful, resort-like atmosphere at our adults only (25+) property.  This tranquil  day time experience or dry camping (no hook-ups) experience is unlike any other in the Province of Alberta.

         Campino Natural welcomes singles and couples of all orientations to our paradise, we commonly call our ‘lil’ spot.   With many years on this piece of land,  We have worked hard to build a non-discriminatory environment in order to allow all to enjoy what comes naturally.

         Be sure that  Individuals who disrupt the peace and enjoyment of others, in any way, are not tolerated at Campino Natural."

 

  • Get Naked Banff (https://www.getnakedbanff.ca/) has a Naked Day Event on Saturday July 23 (alternate date Sunday July 24) in Lake Louise. For more information check out their website. From their  website:

         "Created to reconnect Canadians with nature and inspired by Naked Hiking Day, GET NAKED BANFF! strives to bring unique and amazing opportunities to Canadians who prefer to enjoy nature the most natural way. What better place than the crown jewel of Canada's national park system?

    ‚Äč     GET NAKED BANFF! promotes nude recreation by openly hosting clothing-optional recreational activities in amazingly beautiful locations. Skinny dipping is empowering, natural, and practiced by countless Canadians every single year. It's a completely normal form of recreation, its boring to watch, and we don't believe it needs to be hidden away in undesirable swimming holes."


F) Services / Classifieds 

  • Massage Therapist (by Fred)

In the past, BNBC had a relationship with a massage therapist and then something went astray with Covid or whatever.  We are now restarting with Raulywellness, who offers draped and undraped massage at different rates which can be found on his website at raulywellness.ca. He also provides student rates for students enrolled in school.  He specializes in relaxation, therapeutic deep tissue massage and more.  Also, he now offers personal steam treatment which is separate from massage and must be booked at separate times on his website.  All bookings must be made at least 24 hours beforehand and not at the last minute.  He is licensed and has 3000 hours of training.  He is of Caribbean decent and a member of the LGBTQ community.   Clients can book appointments through his website and if they have any trouble, you can text or call him at 780 217 5603 or use email at raulywellness@gmail.com.  His address is in northeast Edmonton, a few blocks from the Commonwealth Stadium.
 
 

E) Fred’s Update / Information

  • Room no longer available (by Fred)

My spare bedroom now has a long term resident.  Bonus for me is he is very good with computers.
 

  • DIRECTIONS TO MY ACREAGE (by Fred, photo & link added by Eric)

A couple of addresses that Google Maps should respond to is my Municipal Address is 194057A TWP RD 553.  My legal land description is NW-17-55-19-4. Google does not recognize either address.  The fact that my Postal Box number is 553 has no connection to my Municipal address. Therefore, find Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.  Then, go east on Highway 15 towards Lamont.  When you are getting close to Lamont, you will see a huge Pioneer Grain Elevator to your left.  Now looking further east down the road you will see a sign for an ESSO gas station that is at the side of the highway. Now pretend that you are in position to fill up your car with gas or if you need gas then do pull in and fill up.  Look around, if you see residential houses accross the highway and the train tracks, you are looking north.  Now if you look south,  you will be looking at my house.  There are no other houses near my house.  

[By Eric] Link (should work for both Google and Apple maps): 53°45'34.7"N 112°47'39.0"W
https://goo.gl/maps/mByYdCd7PAboj4M29
Photo to help: 

GENERAL UPDATES:

Before getting into the specific updates, a couple Facebook groups have posted about a petition to to make nonsexual public nudity legal. More information is under World Naked Bike Ride section.
Link to petition (sign by September 8): https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-3999

This is also a long newsletter due to a number of important updates and information from Alberta nudist websites recently discovered. 

- Eric