TORONTO — Producers of the Central Canada Community Bootblack (CCCB) contest today announced the appointment of Contest Coordinator and panel of judges for CCCB 2014. The CCCB Contest Coordinator will be boy Alex Dunlop, from Toronto. The three-member panel of judges will be: Paul William, International Community Bootblack 2013, from Seattle; Ron “cub” Tummon, Bootblack Toronto 2005, from Toronto; and, Eli Campanaro, Bootblack Toronto 2007, from Toronto. The Tally Master will be Iain Bennett, Eastern Canada Leatherboy 2010, from Toronto.
The CCCB contest is open to bootblacks who are residents of Ontario. Registration for contestants is now open.
CCCB 2014 will take place during the Central Canada LeatherSIR / Leatherboy 2014 contest weekend, which take place the Easter holiday weekend in April. Seven events will take place between the evening of Thursday, April 17 and the afternoon of Sunday, April 20. A complete roster of events will be posted at http://www.LeatherSirCanada.com.
An active member of the Canadian and international bootblack communities, boy Alex holds the titles of Ms Black Eagle 2002 and Bootblack Toronto 2006. Boy Alex has served on the judging panels for Bootblack Toronto in 2007, International LeatherSIR / Leatherboy and International Community Bootblack in 2008, and International Ms Bootblack in 2010. Recognized by his peers and community, boy Alex was the recipient of the Community Choice Award at ICCB 2008. Alex served as the Tally Master for the Eastern Canada LeatherSIR / Leatherboy contest in 2012 and 2013. In 2010, boy Alex was the recipient of a Community Builder Award, presented by ECLSb. In 2014, boy Alex was awarded the David Galbraith Award for his outstanding contribution to bootblacking, presented by Heart of the Flag Federation.
Paul William, from Seattle, holds the titles of International Community Bootblack 2013 and Northwest Community Bootblack 2013. In 2012 he began bootblacking at the monthly social held by the Seattle Men of Leather. He’s been active in events such as Kinkfest and Boot Weekend.
Eli Campanaro holds the title of Bootblack Toronto 2007, and went on to compete at the International Community Bootblack contest in 2007. Eli was on the panel of judges for Bootblack Toronto 2008. An educator, Eli has presented workshops at events such as Unholy Harvest. He’s a feminist, transmasculine life model and trained leatherworker and farrier.
Ron “cub” Tummon, of Toronto, holds the title of Bootblack Toronto 2005. He is the first BBT to win the Brotherhood Award at International Mr Bootblack in 2005. In 2007, cub was the recipient of the Courtlan Forsey Award, presented by the Mr Leatherman Toronto Competition, for his contributions of lasting significance to Toronto’s leather and SM community. Cub served on the panel of judges for the Eastern Canada LeatherSIR / Leatherboy 2007 contests.
In January, the former Eastern Canada LeatherSIR / Leatherboy contest region that had existed since 2003 was reorganized to create three new regions — Central Canada, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Central Canada LeatherSIR / Leatherboy and Central Canada Community Bootblack are produced by Brandon Matheson (Eastern Canada LeatherSIR 2004) and Dan Falkenham (Eastern Canada Leatherboy 2004), who have produced the Eastern Canada contest since 2005.
Via press release