What's next for Calgary Nude Recreation after naked swim cancellation?

What's next for Calgary Nude Recreation after naked swim cancellation?
From Global News - January 12, 2018

With their naked wave pool and waterslide party planned for this Sunday now cancelled, Calgary Nude Recreation is going back to the drawing board, looking for a way to enjoy nude activities in the city.

The city cancelled the family-friendly, all-ages event, which was booked at the Southland Leisure Centre, on Thursday, citing security concerns and volatile publiccommentary.

Calgary police confirmed theyd investigated a reported threat in relation to the nude swim, but found no immediate danger.

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The event, which was posted on the groups Facebook page, sparked widespread reaction, both from supporters and opponents of the nude swim. Two petitions circulated, one calling for a stop or change to the event, and another calling for a stop to the first petition, gaining thousands of signatures within days.

This group is definitely different in that the intent was to fly, at least a little bit, over the radar, organizer Naked Jeff said in an interview with CHQR 770 on Friday.

We werent really aiming for this high over the radar, but thats where we ended up.

Jeff said he and the group were surprised by the amount of outrage the event has caused.

Nude events happen all over North Americain the United States and Canadaand I cant speak for all of them, but the majority of them are definitely family-friendly, all-ages events, he said.

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He chalked the concerns up to societal attitudes and stereotypes, adding some parents like to bring their children to events like this to encourage positive body image at a young age.

Everybodys got this fear: Oh my gosh. What happens if I get seen naked? Everybody has this fear. What if everybody just says: Who cares its a body, he said.


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