Three new fetish contests: Drummer, Drummerboy and Drummer Bootblack
(November 2 2015) Toronto, Ontario — Announced today is the launch of the Central Canada Drummer fetish weekend to be held in April 2015, presented by Steamworks Baths Toronto. The new contest weekend will feature three fetish contests open to gay men: Central Canada Drummer, Central Canada Drummerboy and Central Canada Drummer Bootblack.
The Central Canada Drummer contests are designed to better reflect the reality of gay men active today in the fetish/kink communities, and to reach beyond limitations of contests focused on one power dynamic. The Central Canada title contests are open to gay-identified, biological and trans men in the fetish/kink communities who are residents of Ontario.
Central Canada Drummer fetish weekend will take place Thursday, April 2 through Sunday, April 5, 2015, the Easter holiday long weekend. The weekend will include a half-dozen events over four days, including a fetish/kink party at Steamworks, social and contest events at Club120, bar night at Black Eagle Toronto, brunch at Churchmouse & Firkin, and Rough House BDSM/Dungeon party.
Steamworks Baths Toronto (www.SteamworksBaths.com) is the Presenting Sponsor of Central Canada Drummer fetish weekend and the official bathhouse for Central Canada Drummer. Community Partners confirmed to date include Club120 (www.Club120.ca), Churchmouse & Firkin (www.FirkinPubs.com) and Black Eagle Toronto (www.BlackEagleToronto.com).
Central Canada Drummer is organized by Brandon Matheson and Dan Falkenham. A regional production team, including weekend event producers will be installed in the months ahead. The Central Canada region is part of Drummer North America (DNA), announced October 11 during American Brotherhood Weekend at the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago.
Matheson and Falkenham are the former longtime regional producers for Eastern/Central LeatherSIR/Leatherboy and Central Canada Community Bootblack. They retired from their roles as regional producers in October on the 10th anniversary of their involvement with International LeatherSIR/Leatherboy/Community Bootblack. Matheson also resigned his position on the ILSb/ICBB board of directors. He and Master Mike Zuhl, of Pittsburgh, are the founders and owners of Drummer North America. (For more info, see the press release on DrummerNA.com.)
“Central Canada Drummer will not be limited by being a ‘leather contest.’ Central Canada Drummer is open to contestants who celebrate any of the broader range of fetish identities of gay men — from rubber and leather to skinhead, to military, sports kit, punk and uniforms, to name a few,” says Dan Falkenham. “It is not about ‘old guard’ or ‘new guard.’ It’s about creating spaces and events to have fun with the intersections of fetish and sex.”
“Central Canada Drummer is not restricted to one narrow power dynamic,” says Matheson. “The Central Canada Drummer titles are open to contestants who identify as Dom, sub, Daddy, Coach, Master, slave, Sir, boys, and others — alongside gay kinksters who are only gear-focused and perhaps not into power dynamics at all. Central Canada Drummer is designed to be a welcoming home to those comfortable exploring power dynamics at both ends of the spectrum or anywhere in between, and fetishists that migrate across a wide range of gear and play.”
Contestant registration for Central Canada 2015 contests will open on December 1. Contestant applications will be available for download at CentralCanadaDrummer.com. Winners of the contests in April will compete at the Drummer North America contest weekend in February 2016.
Though the contests are open exclusively to male contestants, Central Canada Drummer embraces and welcomes our kinky lesbian sisters to join our celebration and events and to participate in the ‘Women of Drummer,’ who will have a presence and be active at both the Central Canada and DNA contest weekends.
The inaugural DNA contest weekend will be held February 12–16, 2015 at the Flamingo Resort in St Petersburg, Florida. The holiday Monday is President’s Day in the US and a provincial holiday in most of Canada. The DNA contests will follow a regional structure, however, the inaugural Drummer, Drummerboy and Drummer Bootblack contest weekend in February will feature ‘open contests’ that will allow all qualifying contestants from across North America to directly enter the 2015 contest without a pre-qualifying regional title. DNA contests will be open to gay-identified, biological and trans men in the fetish/kink communities who are residents of Canada, United States and Mexico. Contestant registration opened November 1.
For more information about Central Canada Drummer, please contact us.
For more information about Drummer North America, visit DrummerNA.com.