Ottawa Canada – Mr Leather Weekend

We had the good fortune of spending time in Ottawa Canada this past August for their Gay Pride Weekend!   What a great city!  So much cultuture, beauty and lots to see and do!

Next Month, is  Mr Leather Ottawa. This year’s MLO theme is DRIVE – a mix of parties, workshops and seminars with  The Mr. Leather Ottawa competition taking  place November 14 – including a new “Full Fetish” segment.

Each year is a little different – a celebration of our core value as a community.  Diversity, respect, integrity, vision, equality.  Find out for yourself what we are all about, what we stand for, and who we are.

MLO is a “be yourself event” – everyone is welcome, from leather VIPs to hardcore fetishists to those who are curious or just want to attend a hot party.  What sets MLO appart?  Our weekend is designed to welcome all, to bring the “leather family” together, and provide opportunities for learning, meeting new friends, and getting to know people. 

St. Brigid’s Centre
November 13-15, 2009
MLO Events and Ticket information.

Other things of interest in Ottawa…

Camouflage – From the Battlefield to the Catwalk

Canadian War Museum    Now   thru  January 3, 2010

This innovative exhibition traces the colourful history of military camouflage over the last century, from the simple concealment of soldiers and objects to the use of camouflage-inspired designs in a wide range of commercial and artistic products.

The art of camouflage has evolved into a phenomenon of popular culture, now as likely to adorn children or fashion models as it is to mask soldiers or jet aircraft. The exhibition uses clothing, art, models, military equipment and other objects to tell the history of this deceptive art, which still makes soldiers disappear, but designer jeans stand out!

The War Museum is a  very cool building. It’s is an unusual structure, low-lying with jagged edges and angular, trapezoidal lines.

Fun Facts!  Every November 11, at 11 am, and only on this day and at this hour, the sun shines through the window of the Museum’s Memorial Hall and illuminates the only artifact in this space: the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier.

ALSO – The War Museum is home to a machine called an “electro-psychometer” (similar to a lie detector) was employed to determine the sexual orientation of civil servants. In this very conservative era homosexuality was a taboo and it was assumed knowledge of that fact could be used against an individual and force this person to collaborate with the enemy. The government intended to protect itself and subjected hundreds of civil servants to tests on this notoriously unreliable device, also referred to as the “fruit machine”.

Canada’s Capital and the country’s fourth largest metropolis, Ottawa is located in Eastern Ontario at the junction of three majestic waterways and just across the Ottawa River from Gatineau, Quebec. A cosmopolitan yet surprisingly intimate G8 capital, Ottawa is a place where you can immerse yourself in Canadiana and culture, embrace and enjoy the great outdoors, even in the heart of the city, join the celebration at year-round festivals and events, and shop and dine in a relaxed urban setting of distinctive neighbourhoods and districts. Whatever the season, come see for yourself!

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