September, 30th, 2012
For immediate release:
(Toronto, ON CA) – HOTF Volunteer of the Year Nominations Announced.
The Board of Directors of Heart of the Flag Federation Inc. (HOTF) is pleased to announce the nominations for the 2012 HOTF Volunteer of the Year Award.
Every community needs to recognize the achievements of its members. HOTF is proud to present annual awards recognizing outstanding contributions of leatherfolk to the Leather/Fetish/Kink Community and the greater sexual minorities’ community.
The HOTF Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual volunteer of HOTF who has made meaningful contributions to our club and events and will be named this year’s “Volunteer of the Year”.
Past recipients include:
- 2011 Robert Jeyes
- 2010 Robert Pierre Tomas
- 2009 Dan Falkenham
- 2008 Cheryl Fulcher
- 2007 Peter Rex
- 2006 Wayne Mitchell
- 2005 Chris Ramsay
- 2004 John Brodhagen
- 2003 Gerry Geroux
- 2002 Tom Polarbear
The nominees for the 2012 HOTF Volunteer of the Year Award are:
- Kirsten Bland
- Matt Gibson
- Patty McKibbon
- Sarah Pie
- Dwight Skeates
Congratulations to all our nominees!
The HOTF Community Awards including the HOTF Volunteer of the Year Award, Man and Women of the Year and the David Galbraith Award will be handed out during a special ceremony during the Toronto Bound Weekend – November 23 – 25, 2012.
Heart of the Flag Federation Inc. (HOTF) is a member based, not-for-profit Corporation dedicated to producing events that celebrate Leather/Kink/Fetish culture while promoting the sexual minorities’ community and our city.
All of our fundraising serves the community at large and Toronto’s sexual minorities’ community in particular. Each year the net proceeds of our events go to a beneficiary chosen by our titleholders.
Our charity of choice for 2011 – 2012 was The 519 Church Street Community Centre.
HOTF is the proud producer of some of Canada’s largest leather events. We produce: Toronto Leather Pride, Toronto Bound, Leather Ball and the Mr. Leatherman Toronto, Mr. Rubber Toronto, Ms Leather Toronto, Bootblack Toronto and the Toronto Puppy Contest and many diverse events throughout the year.
In addition, HOTF hosts scores of fundraisers, bar nights and educational workshops throughout the community, including many where we welcome out-of-town community groups.
Our event weekends attract men, women and Trans people from all over North America, Europe and beyond.