Special Park Board meeting + update Update! After hearing presentations from several speakers who go to Lord Byng and Templeton pools, the Park Board decided not to review the survival of Templeton for 10 years after the new Britannia pool is fully operational. And not to review Lord Byng for 10 years after a training …
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For too long social nudity has been a taboo. This is bad! If you agree, kindly sign the petition! Please click on the link below: Petition to make social nudity mainstream Or you can copy and paste the following link directly into your browser: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/532/669/729/make-social-nudity-mainstream/
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Many world-class cities accommodate clothing optional beach and park spaces for nude enjoyment. Natural freedom and liberation from body-shaming are just two of the benefits. Third Beach in Vancouver’s huge Stanley Park is the ideal spot. If you agree, kindly sign the petition! Please click on the link below: Petition to make Third Beach nude …
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Shy Therapy at a Nude Beach – Vancouver Play UPDATE: due to administrative changes, this is now an independent production and tickets are available ONLY at the door. 15$ Feeling shy? Okay, maybe just a little. But you know you don’t need therapy. Or do you? Ah, but maybe you’ll discover that just attending this …
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NIFTY Back at Templeton Pool — watch for future Renfrew events! After a fabulous and lively event at Renfrew Pool in early April (not counting George who was so relaxed on the lounge chair he dozed off!) we’re back at Templeton Pool on April 28 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. As at all NIFTY pool events, swimming …
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NIFTY swim April 7 at Renfrew Pool — note earlier time 6:30 – 8:30 pm! We are happy to announce another NIFTY nude optional swim event at Renfrew Pool for the first time in years! This NIFTY swim is confirmed for Renfrew Pool at 2929 E 22nd Ave, Vancouver, BC, on Saturday April 7, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. It’s very easy …
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How to come out to your parents that you want to be a nudist by E. David Hopkins, NIFTY member Introduction: You have always felt more comfortable with no clothes on, you have always seen the human body as something beautiful that shouldn’t be covered up, or you want to be able to feel the …
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Established by BC Supreme Court, 2000 June 8 (Citation: Maple Ridge v. Meyer, 2000 BCSC 902) “We had a legal opinion and its very clear she is correct. It is not a crime.” – Terry La Liberte, Vancouver Police Board “Deputy [Vancouver Police] Chief Doug LePard said he would notify the training session of the …
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Tips for organising clothes-optional swims By Greg DePaco, NIFTY secretary If the NIFTY swims are too infrequent for you – or if you live too far away from Templeton Pool to participate as often as you’d like – you may have thought about starting a clothing-optional swim of your own at a local pool. We …
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Attention: NIFTY would like to make sure you are aware that a famous microbiologist, Ekoj Loof Lirpa, has confirmed that some microscopic organisms can get caught and live in swimwear and cannot be removed by regular washing because of the structure of the fabric, combined with prolonged contact with water. These micro-organisms affect the immune …
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The name NIFTY arose because we wanted an acronym for the group’s name, and came up with NIFTY as a “temporary” moniker until we could decide on a “real” name; however, people seemed to like the name and it was decided to keep it as the group’s permanent title.
NIFTY has held many events over the years: topfree and clothing-optional parades and marches, topfree picnics and book readings, clothing-optional dances and movie nights, and more. We also usually host a clothing-optional picnic following the Vancouver portion of the annual World Naked Bike Ride. While these events are celebratory in nature, they also serve to educate the public about the harmful effects of suppressing the natural body, and to advocate for clothing-optional rights.
NIFTY’s first official meeting was held in 1993, and we began renting Vancouver’s Templeton Park Pool for monthly clothing-optional swims in 1998. Since then, our membership has grown significantly, and several thousand people have been NIFTY members at some point over the years, with about 500 up-to-date members at any given time.
Pavel Popov was born in 1966 in the city of Perm. In 1994 he entered the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, studied at historical painting workshop led by Professor Glazunov. Pavel is a Member of the Moscow Union of Artists.
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Digital art appeared about 15 years ago and is very popular today among both beginners and professional photographers. Vladimir creates amazing images full of beauty, and mystery. Most striking in his work that it is not clear where is the photo, and where is the drawing. The artist takes into account everything – color, shade, and the texture of the object. You could say – this is magical realism in photography.
NIFTY recognises the fundamental decency, beauty, and non-obscenity of the natural human body. Further, NIFTY affirms the spiritual, psychological and physical health benefits of nudity and body acceptance for the individual and for society. A major part of our mandate is to educate the public about these benefits, and about the harmful effects of our cultures censure of natural nudity. NIFTY is an egalitarian group which always promotes equality of all humans, without regard to sex, race, colour, creed, age, national origin, sexual orientation or any other attribute.
(NIFTY Constutution, Paragraph 4)
NIFTY also maintains the NIFTY library, a collection of over 600 magazines, books and videos related to the fight for clothing-optional rights.
Tips for organising clothes-optional swims
By Greg DePaco, NIFTY secretary
If the NIFTY swims are too infrequent for you – or if you live too far away from Templeton Pool to participate as often as you’d like – you may have thought about starting a clothing-optional swim of your own at a local pool. We here at NIFTY strongly encourage you to do so, and would like to help if we can! Here are some suggestions if you take the plunge:
1. Contact the pool and make an appointment with the programmer to discuss rentals. (This is their title in Vancouver Park Board sites, it may be different in your area.) Arrange an in-person appointment. There’s no need to mention at this point that you intend to have a clothing-optional event, but if they ask you if this is the case you should certainly (of course) say so, just as you would answer any initial questions they might have about your rental.
2. You will likely have to buy insurance. In BC, you should contact Sport BC insurance to discuss rates and terms. This would be a good thing to have looked into before your meeting with the pool programmer. If you know another group that rents the same pool, they might be willing to share their policy with you. Talk to them and to Sport BC.
3. It’s best to bring two people to your meeting with the pool programmer, a male and a female. (Sex shouldn’t matter, of course, but given societal stereotypes about people who like to do things naked, it helps to present your group as one whose membership represents a wider cross-section of your community.) Sorry (but needless) to say, you should really wear clothes for the meeting.
4. Use your judgment as the meeting unfolds, but you should probably explain your intention to have clothing-optional events early on during the meeting, as one of the parameters of your rentals. Most programmers will probably be at least willing to consider the idea, though they may say they have to check with their superiors first. At this point, be sure to mention all the other groups (like NIFTY) that have sucessfully run clothing-optional swims and events for years without any significant problems and with wide community support. Offer to meet with their superiors yourselves if needed.
5. If the meeting ends without a firm yes or no, give them a week or so to get back to you before calling to follow up. If you do so, start the call by thanking them for having met with you to consider renting their facility to your group. (Also do this when they call with their answer, if they do.)
If you need any help with the process, just call us here at NIFTY – we’ll do what we can. Good Luck! And let us know about the responses you get.
For a NIFTY meeting to be valid, reasonable attempts to notify the membership of that meeting, well in advance of said meeting, must he made. At least three members shall constitute a quorum.
NIFTY meetings shall be non-smoking and clothing-optional if possible.
Notwithstanding (7) above, to amend the NIFTY constitution, a two-thirds majority vote at a legitimate NIFTY meeting shall he required. Notwithstanding (7) above, to amend these bylaws, a simple majority vote at a legitimate NIFTY meeting shall be required.
NIFTY is an organization of people who oppose the legal ban on public nudity in Canada, and who are interested in organizing politically towards the abolishment of that ban.
(NIFTY Constutution, Paragraph 1)
Your first NIFTY swim is only $1. Please click on the image below, print, photograph or save the discount coupon on your smartphone or camera and present it at the next NIFTY swim. We accept the coupons on paper, digital cameras and smartphones.