Maori Teens and Sexting in NZ

Digital Māori advocate Karaitiana Taiuru has independently analyzed Net Safe’s “Teens and sexting in New Zealand: Prevalence and attitudes\’ report to extract data about Māori teenagers to compare to non Māori teenagers data.

Secondly, Māori teens are also more likely to be sent unsolicited nude images than any other nationality. The report also highlights that a kaupapa Māori research methodology needs to be interwoven into a Māori based questionnaire on Māori teens and sexting to ascertain how vulnerable Māori …


Calgary Nude Recreation club sells out tickets for swim night, but petition wants event cancelled

Ron Schout, president of the Federation of Canadian Naturists, said groups in Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver have long held swim events at public facilities

“The suggestion that our events should be marketed as \’adult only\’ entertainment illustrates the disconnect between what people THINK social nudity is about versus what social nudity is ACTUALLY about,” it said. A spokesperson for the City of Calgary would not comment on the swim night, but said the …


The nude pool party making waves in Canada

An online petition aims to halt an all-ages nude pool party on child safety grounds.

The event has been organised by a local naturist group, Calgary Nude Recreation. It has been advertised on the organisation\’s official Facebook page as well as on social media community site Meetup. It\’s listed as sold out and more than 180 people have indicated on social media that they plan to …


Calgary’s nude family swim not a Canadian first, there are other clubs treading the trend

Although outrage spiked forcing the City of Calgary to double check the Calgary Nude Recreation\’s plans, swimming naked at public pools has been done before.

After a group calling themselves Calgary Nude Recreation caught the media spotlight in southern Alberta for their second ever nude and family-friendly swimming event to be held privately at Southland Leisure Centre, Metro took a dive into other clubs with the same mandates and practices and …


Corbella: Don’t like nudist events? Stay away

Corbella: Don\'t like nudist events? Stay away

Corbella: Don\’t like nudist events? Stay away

“It\’s crazy to associate social nudity with criminality,” added Jeff, who is in his 30s. “Nobody would care in Vancouver. They\’d try to do a news story on naked people in Vancouver and everybody would shrug and say, \’That\’s not news.\’ That\’s what Calgary should be like,” he argued. As for the fear that …

City of Calgary cancels nudist swim at public pool due to security concerns

CALGARY – An escalating debate over a nudist swim at a public swimming pool has prompted the City of Calgary to cancel the event over concerns about security. “We’ve had a review completed by Calgary Police Service and corporate security that has led to these arising concerns,” James McLaughlin, acting director of Calgary Recreation, said …

He says city facilities have hosted naturist swims for years without incident and the cancellation was not due to the nature of the activity, but solely because of security. The Calgary Nude Recreation club had sold out tickets for a swim night on Sunday at the Southland Leisure Centre. The club described …


Bombing and smashed windshields among threats against Calgary nude swimming event

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says there were threats against a nude swimming event that prompted the city to cancel it, including a bomb threat and the claim that participants\’ licence plate numbers would be collected.

\’Nothing to do with nudity\’. Nenshi said he\’s disappointed in the cancellation, but noted the city was unable to establish a proper security response to the threats in such a short time and pointed out there were other bookings and a hockey tournament going on in the building at the same time as the …


Why we need to distinguish nudity from sexuality

There has been an awful lot of misunderstanding this past week about the nude wave-pool event at a Calgary leisure centre that was cancelled. A lot of people expressed concern that the police were not taking worries seriously and that there would be children present and, therefore, pedophiles.


Gord Gillies: ‘Live and let live’ when it comes to Calgary nude swim

By popular demand, Gord Gillies\’ rant on the nude swimming event being cancelled at the Southland Leisure Centre.

As another week slips away in Calgary, so too, I thought, would slide away another eyebrow-raising story – the naked family swim night. After days of discussion, some outrage, some buff backers, a protest petition and a petition to stop the petition, it\’s a no go. The city has decided that the backlash is too …


‘This is really about mob rule:’ Nenshi wades into cancelled naked swim debate

Mayor Naheed Nenshi said he’s disappointed city administration opted to cancel a nude swimming event at a city-operated recreation centre in the wake of “crackpot threats.”Ne…

“It has nothing to do with nudity. It has nothing to do with petitions. It has everything to do with ensuring everyone is safe.” Meanwhile, Calgary Nude Recreation, the group behind the cancelled event, posted an online fundraiser Friday attempting to raise $10,000 for a legal fund for “lawyer fees, court …