It's summertime and everyone is probably wondering where the outside activities are. We are trying very hard to ensure our events are completely above-board and legal. Unfortunately, that complicates things A LOT. I’ll certainly accept some blame myself for the delay, as there is a really steep learning curve to this.
While we haven't had any specific rejections due to nudity, we have encountered an abundance of bureaucracy. Nude or not, it appears that getting permission for a large group of people to assemble on crown land involves a number of hoops.
We have quite a few irons in the fire, and it looks like a few of them will pan out eventually. We have been in contact with the RCMP, along with other government agencies. Most people have been really helpful and understanding of our heightened needs as a nude group in order to comply with the law. In addition to working to find a suitable location for naked hikes, we continue to keep eyes out for potential locations for a permanent beach.
Given the publicity we received in January, along with our long term goals to establish a legal nude beach, we feel we are best off working with government agencies and working within the confines of their regulatory systems. While it may appear easier to have a "renegade" nude hike (as plenty of people do), but we feel this may complicate our other goals significantly.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.