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Toronto Leather Pride Award Nominations Announced

By June 09, 2014

Canada Flag SmallThe Heart of the Flag Federation Inc. (HOTF) announced the nominees for the 2014 Toronto Leather Pride Award. The award will be presented on Saturday, August 9 during the Toronto Leather Pride Competitions.

The nominations for the 2014 Toronto Leather Pride Award are: Mistress Sydney Creighton, Toronto, Ontario; Jaco Lourens - Cape Town, South Africa; and Alex Wisniowski - Ottawa, Ontario.

Nominee bios are listed at http://TorontoLeatherPride.ca/toronto-leather-pride-award-nominees/

The Toronto Leather Pride Award is presented on an annual basis to an individual or organization in the local, national or international leather community who has contributed significantly to the development of Leather Pride and/or for Life Time Achievement. This award focuses on the people and organizations which have created and contributed to the vibrant and diverse Leather Community which exists today in Canada and throughout the world.


Past recipients include:
2013 - Cowboy Jen
2012 - Master Mike Zuhl
2011 - Rich Stadtmiller
2010 - Jack Pearce
2009 - Brendan McGovern
2008 - Brandon Matheson
2007 - Peter Kincheloe
2006 - Mama's Leather Family
2005 - Mary Elizabeth Boyd

The members of Heart of the Flag Federation will vote on a list of the community award nominations selected by the HOTFF Inc. Board of Directors. Other community award nominations, including the HOTF Volunteer of the Year award will be announced in late November. These awards will then be presented at a special presentation during the Toronto Bound Weekend, February 13-16.

The Phoenix Concert Theatre will once again host the Mr. Leatherman Toronto, Ms Leather Toronto and the Bootblack Toronto 2015 Competitions on Saturday night of the Toronto Leather Pride Weekend. In addition to the competitions, guest will have the opportunity to congratulate this year’s nominees of the Toronto Leather Pride Award and the recipient of this prestigious award.  After the TLP Contests, HOTF will host Leather Ball XX, with DJ Neill MacLeod spinning. TLP 2014 VIP Passes are now on sale online.

Toronto Leather Pride under the corporate banner of Heart of the Flag Federation Inc. is a member based, not-for-profit corporation/club that is dedicated to producing events that celebrate Leather/Kink/Fetish culture while promoting our community and our city.

HOTF is the Leather membership club and proud producer of Canada’s largest Leather fundraising events, producing Toronto Leather Pride Week, which includes Leather Ball, Mr. Leatherman Toronto, Ms Leather Toronto and Bootblack Toronto competitions mid-August. HOTF also produces Toronto Bound in mid-February and many other diverse events throughout the year. The net proceeds of events benefit the beneficiary chosen by the titleholders and the Board of Directors. The organized fundraising events and initiatives serve the greater community in Toronto.

This year our charity of choice is The Rainbow Railroad which helps LGBT people seeking safe haven from state enabled violence, murder or persecution. Founded in 2005, The Rainbow Railroad has helped LGBT refugees escape to safer countries and obtain adequate food, shelter, medical care and safety while they wait for asylum in that country or apply to the UN refugee agency.