BEKK SURVEY

The Black Eagle Kennel Klub is conducting a very short survey.  Its primary purpose is to decide whether or not we should look into permanently switching Pup Nights from the 2nd Thursday of each month to a Saturday.

The survey is only 5 quick questions, and you can take it at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XRNFRBJ

Your input is important to us, so please take a minute or two to complete this survey.

Thanks!

EIGHT YEARS OF PUP NIGHTS!!

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15 October 2016

6:00pm to 9:00pm

What started with one pup (Argo) and one handler (Sir Dart) has now grown to one of the biggest monthly pup events in North America, and quite possibly the world. Come out and help us celebrate 8 years of Pup Nights at The Black Eagle Toronto!

There will be a large monitored pup mosh area with separate wrestling and socializing areas. There will also be a prize draw with free raffle tickets for everyone who shows up in pup gear.

This event is open to pups, handlers, and spectators of *ALL* genders, sexualities, and experience levels. There is no cover charge and no dress code (unless you wish to play with the pups, then appropriate dress or gear is required). A $2.00 garment check will be available for anyone who wants to change into pup gear or simply check their coats. All proceeds from the garment check help pay for Kennel Klub operating costs and its annual donation of a $400 travel fund for the Toronto Puppy titleholder (if the titleholder is a member in good standing of the BEKK).

Come out and see why Puppy Play has become so popular…or at least to see a bunch of mostly to fully naked people on all fours humping, sniffing, licking, and wrestling one another.

Come to think of it…perhaps THAT is why it’s so popular.

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Kinky n’ Queer Update

Photographer and Grumpy-Dog Paul Argo will be selling these photos at Kinky n’ Queer:

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Each 8″x10″ photo will be printed on high-quality photo paper and matted inside an 11″x14″ frame.

All profits from the “SIlent Auction” sale of these photos (everything above the $20 cost of printing & framing each print) will be donated to the charity.

Come out and support Pup Benny’s event and his charity of choice http://www.sketch.ca

Kinky n’ Queer – 24 September 2016

It’s back, and it’s FREE!

Toronto Puppy 2015 Pup Benny presents “Kinky n’ Queer”!

Kinky n’ Queer is a one night gallery and market for local erotic art and kinky crafts. Come have a drink, bid on some puppy art, get your boots blacked, and enjoy demos from some very skilled BDSM professionals. You may even win some sexy prizes. Kn’Q goers who come in full gear receive a free raffle ticket! Free entry, $5 drinks all evening.

598A Yonge St – 7pm – 10pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1013490535433363/#

We’ll be raffling off some great prizes from local artists and businesses this year.  Artists and craftworkers participating in Kn’Q agree to donate a percentage of their sales to Sketch, a Toronto-based outreach organization that uses artistic educational programs to better our community. And just a heads up, all donations AND profits from the sale of alcohol go directly to Sketch – it’s the best reason you’re gonna get to drink on a Saturday night!

ARTISTS:
Filthy Paws
Maxwell Lander
Paul Argo
Pup Sage
Richard Rhyme
Zakandy

BOOTBLACK:
Julio Torres

CRAFTWORKERS:
Centaur Leather
Filthy Paws
Master R’s Dungeon Equipment
Pup Sage
Zakandy

DEMOS:
Master Tony – Piercing
Shahrazad IPOL2016 – Clips, Clamps & Clothespins
Jeremy Gould – Rope & Suspension
Sir James – Flogging and tears

Read more about Sketch and what they do here: www.sketch.ca

Introducing Our New Toronto Puppy Titleholder for 2017

Last week during Toronto Leather Pride, the Toronto Puppy 2017 competition was held.  We’d like to welcome and introduce to you, our new Toronto Puppy 2017 – Pup Snuggles!!

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As the new Toronto Puppy Titleholder, the Black Eagle Kennel Klub has made Pup Snuggles an official co-host of Pup Night at the Black Eagle Toronto.  In addition, the BEKK will provide Snuggles with an additional $400.00 travel fund on top of what his official sponsors (Heart Of The Flag Federation) may provide.

Welcome to the pack Snuggles!!!

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Pup Night Schedule Change for September & October

ATTENTION PUPS & HANDLERS!!!

The next two Pup Nights at the Black Eagle Toronto will be held on SATURDAY September 17 and SATURDAY October 15 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

This is to accommodate the RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 2 viewing parties which will happen on Thursday nights for the next several weeks.

We will return to our regular 2nd Thursday 9:00pm to 11:30pm format starting in November.

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Misconceptions

Pup Night has been a monthly event at the Black Eagle Toronto for nearly 8 years.  It has always been open to everyone regardless of experience level, sexuality, or gender.

One of the Black Eagle Kennel Klub’s long-term members has been a trans-woman…Ms. Leather Toronto 2015 Luca.  We’ve had a few other trans pups attend and a few cis (straight, bi, and lesbian) females; but our pup moshes have been predominantly male.

The BEKK has made an effort to be inclusive and we’ve reached out to the trans and female communities, but with little success.  After investigating this situation, I’ve discovered there are some major misconceptions out there about our group and event.  I will attempt to address a few of them now:

MISCONCEPTION #1 – Women are unwelcome at the Black Eagle.

This is the one I’ve heard most often.  It is both unfortunate and utterly false.  Many years ago there WAS an employee of the Eagle who repeatedly told women they were not welcome in the bar…which is largely why he’s no longer employed there.  Not only is the Black Eagle Toronto open to the female & trans communities, they have been encouraged to hold their own events in the bar.   Furthermore, for several years there was even a Ms. Black Eagle title contest and the Ms. Leather Toronto contest was resurrected a few years ago (and is still going strong).

MISCONCEPTION #2 – Female pups will get hurt among all the rough-housing.

Over the years, we have seen how some pups do indeed like to rough-house, but many more simply want to play and socialize.  Because of this reality, years ago we began having separate areas in our mosh…one with wrestling mats and one with thinner rubber mats…and we ALWAYS have play monitors.  Rough play is only permitted on the wrestling mats.  When two pups square off, the monitors make sure they stay in the designated area.  Any pups who get too rough in the socializing area are quickly addressed by the monitors.

MISCONCEPTION #3 – Pup Nights are very (male on male) sexual.

Full nudity is indeed allowed (and purely optional) in our pup mosh; but actual sexual play is not permitted nor is non-consensual contact.  Any male pups who want more sexual interaction must leave the pup mosh and go upstairs to the Dark Room.  Females are not allowed in the Dark Room except during special events exclusively for females.  Again, all play is closely monitored and no non-consensual interactions are permitted.  If any pup or spectator isn’t minding their manners they get only ONE warning from the monitors.  Failure to heed that warning will result in the offending individual being expelled from the event and quite possibly banned from the bar.

The Black Eagle Kennel Klub’s #1 Rule has always been “If you can’t play nice, then you can’t play at all.”  I think the fact our group and event have been consistently growing for almost 8 years is a testament to that philosophy.

I hope members of the trans, female, bi, straight, queer, genderqueer, and other communities who are interested in Puppy Play will stop listening to gossip and rumours and instead drop in to one of our events to see for themselves and to get information from the source…us.

We’d love for you all to join in the fun.

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PACK Weekend Wrap-Up

I’m exhausted, but there’s a big smile on my face, because the first-ever PACK Weekend went off far better than I’d hoped. We sold more weekend VIP Packages than we first expected. We were 7 away from selling out completely!! We had many out-of-town pups attending including pups from Cleveland and Seattle and a carload of pups from Ottawa.

The weekend events all went off without a hitch. The brunch was great. We had 6 pups in the “Best In Show” contest. We brought shoppers and customers into the village. We picked up new sponsors; and we had an opportunity to let new people see how amazing the Toronto community is.

None of this could have happened without a great team. Many thanks to Pup Ego and Jordan Timbehr for helping put the weekend together. Many thanks to our volunteers Ryo Wilpup, Jeremy Feist, Growler, Vlad, John Helps, Xavier Thrace, and Brandon Wallans. Special thanks to Mandom for helping out with the Pup Mosh on Friday.

The Black Eagle Kennel Klub could not exist without The Black Eagle Toronto. They have been our home bar for almost 8 years, and their support has been unwavering and incredible. Many thanks to Carlos, Mike Edward Eagle, Brendon Hyde, Tomo Magami, Frank Mancino, Joe Black, Dominic, and the rest of the staff.

Northbound Leather has also been there right from the beginning and is still our major sponsor. Thank you George Giaouris & Enza Silano for being there for us.

Thank you to Jimmy at O’Grady’s and all his staff for hosting dozens of hungry puppies every month for more than 4 years, for Saturday’s amazing brunch and for sponsoring our contest.

Thanks to Christopher Hudspeth and his staff at Pegasus for opening his doors to the Pup community for the past 3 years and for making special arrangements for us this weekend.

Thanks to Francis and Steve at The Men’s Room for their generous sponsorship of our weekend. We look forward to working together in the future.

Thanks also to Sam and everyone else at Baskin Robbins on Church. Puppies LOVE ice cream, and we plan on some mass feedings there in the coming weeks.

SUPPORT THE BUSINESSES WHO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY!!! We have no business asking them for support if we don’t return the gesture. Without our local businesses we won’t have the resources to keep our community so active & vibrant.

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated this weekend (including our Best In Show judges Marco Pea Van, Shahrazad Alchemical-Domina, and Jeremy Feist and our contest winner Pup Doodles). We created this weekend for you, so we’re glad you took advantage of the opportunity to meet some new friends and to have some fun.

Please send me/us your comments and suggestions about the event. Next year, we’re hoping to make it even better!

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The Men’s Room Adds Prizes for PACK Weekend!!

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We are VERY happy to announce that The Men’s Room has donated additional prizes to the PACK Weekend “Best In Show” Contest.  In addition to the prizes already announced, there is a $100 Men’s Room gift card for “Best In Show” and a $50 gift card each for First & Second Runner Up.

This brings the prize packages up to the following:

Best In Show:  A blue leather “Best In Show” ribbon & $200 gift certificate provided by Northbound Leather + a $100 gift card provided by The Men’s Room + a $50 O’Grady’s gift certificate + a $30 gift card from Baskin Robbins + a Black Eagle Toronto T-shirt

First Runner-up:  A red leather ribbon & $100 Northbound Leather gift certificate + a $50 gift card from The Men’s Room + a $20 gift card from Baskin Robbins  + a Black Eagle Toronto T-shirt

Second Runner-up:  A white leather ribbon & $50 Northbound Leather gift certificate + a $50 gift card from The Men’s Room + a $10 gift card from Baskin Robbins  + a Black Eagle Toronto T-shirt

All 8 contest entrants will each receive a free Black Eagle Toronto T-shirt.

Remember – a chance to enter the “Best In Show” contest and a ballot to help select the winner is included in your PACK Weekend VIP Package, now available for purchase at  http://northbound.com/pack2016.html

MANY thanks to Francis & Steve at The Men’s Room, and to all of our sponsors & supporters!!