Iain Bennett and Dan Madden assume leadership role in inaugural weekend
(March 5 2015) Toronto, Ontario — The Central Canada Drummer organization today announced the appointment of Iain Bennett and Dan Madden as Co-Producers for the Central Canada Drummer 2015 fetish weekend, presented by Steamworks Baths Toronto.
“Dan and Iain are two well-respected leather community leaders with a wealth of experience. I’m thrilled to entrust them with the next generation of Drummer events in our community,” says Brandon Matheson, co-owner of Drummer North America.
The inaugural Central Canada Drummer fetish weekend will take place Thursday, April 2 through Sunday, April 5, 2015 (the Easter holiday long weekend) and will feature more than half dozen events over four days. A complete roster of events will be announced soon.
One highlight of the weekend will be a contest for three regional fetish titles for gay men: Central Canada Drummer, Central Canada Drummerboy and Central Canada Drummer Bootblack. Each title is open to gay-identified, biological and trans men in the fetish/kink communities who are residents of Ontario, and who celebrate any of the broader range of fetish identities of gay men — from sports kit, rubber and military, to skinhead, leather, punk, uniforms, and more.
An active member of the Toronto’s leather and BDSM community for over 10 years, Master Chuck’s boy iain, has taught numerous seminars on both play and theory. Iain is a regular panel member of the AIDS Committee of Toronto’s groundbreaking Totally outRIGHT leadership program; a strong advocate for PrEP, stemming from his MSM outreach work with the AIDS Committee of Toronto; and, served on the Local Organizing Committee for Leather Leadership Conference XIV held in Detroit. Iain is Eastern Canada Leatherboy 2011. He was the recipient of a Community Builder Award in 2010 and the ECLSb Boy’s Spirit Award in 2012.
Dan Madden is BDSM educator who believes in and promotes fun, responsible play between consenting adults. Dan has presented workshops at Mr Leatherman Toronto and Toronto Leather Pride weekends, DARK (Detroit), Mr Leatherman Ottawa, Tribal Fire (Oklahoma City), International LeatherSIR/Leatherboy & Community Bootblack (San Francisco) and Amsterdam Kink Academy. He served on the Local Organizing Committee for Leather Leadership Conference XIV held in Detroit. Dan received an ECLSb Community Builder Award in 2009 and was nominated for Toronto Leather Pride’s Man of the Year Award in 2012.
Steamworks Baths Toronto 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, Churchmouse & Firkin and Black Eagle Toronto.
The Central Canada Drummer organization is led by Dan Falkenham and Brandon Matheson. The Central Canada region is part of Drummer North America (DNA) family of contests, which recently held its inaugural event weekend Feb 12–15 in St Petersburg, Florida. Winners of the three Central Canada titles in April will advance to compete at DNA weekend in February 2016.
For more information about Central Canada Drummer, please contact us.