Master Mike Zuhl & Nancy Irwin guest speakers at “Changing Of The Guard”

Afternoon event is official ‘Meet & Greet’ reception for CCLSb & CCCB weekend

(Toronto, Ontario, CA) — The producers of the Central Canada LeatherSIR / Leatherboy (CCLSb) and Central Canada Community Bootblack (CCCB) contest weekend today announced details of two special presentations to be featured at Changing Of The Guard, an afternoon reception on Friday, April 18. Changing Of The Guard is the official ‘Meet & Greet’ for the CCLSb & CCCB 2014 contest weekend. In addition to meeting and mingling with contestants, judges, out of town guests and local leather folk, Changing Of The Guard will feature special presentations by Nancy Irwin, of Toronto, and Master Mike Zuhl, of Pittsburgh. The event is also the official full-day judging segment for the inaugural CCCB contest. Contestants competing in CCCB will be will be busy shining boots for the public under the watchful eyes of a panel of judges.

CCLSb 2014 Contest

Changing Of The Guard will be held on the afternoon of Friday, April 18 (the Good Friday statutory holiday), from 1pm-5pm, at Club120 (120 Church St, at Richmond; second floor) in Toronto. The event will feature light snacks, cash bar, special surprises and door prizes! Admission is $10 at the door; net proceeds to travel fund.

CCLSb & CCCB 2014 weekend will feature seven events between Thursday, April 17 and Sunday, April 20 (the Easter long weekend). Presenting Sponsor of the weekend is Steamworks Baths, official bathhouse of CCLSb & CCCB. A complete roster of events will be released in the weeks ahead.

Keynote Speech ~ Nancy Irwin
Enriched by the leather/SM community over the past 20 years, Nancy Irwin (aka Naughty Nancy) is an SM activist and a switch who lives to have fun. To help find like-minded players and build community, Nancy has given various SM workshops locally and internationally, organized events, play parties and social groups and published incriminating articles in the queer and kinky press. She strives to be out outside the comfort of the leather community to make the world a safer place for all of us. She loves SM combined with messy sex and laughter and inspires naughty acts as her part of this revolution.

My History is the Past; Let’s Build Tomorrow ~ Master Mike Zuhl
“My history is the past; let’s build tomorrow” is the personal story of one leatherman’s journey. This special presentation by Master Mike Zuhl, founder of the International LeatherSIR / Leatherboy and International Community Bootblack contests, will remind us about the need to remember and honour our leather history and traditions, but also highlight the need for our community to evolve and adapt to change, so that we can build a stronger leather community for the future. Master Mike’s talk will be followed by a question and answer session. A dedicated Leatherman, Master Mike has been teaching his leather skills, mentoring contestants and rallying the leather community for more than 25 years. In addition to ILSb/ICCB, he previously produced the International Mr Drummer and Drummerboy contests and Pennsylvania Mr Drummer and Drummerboy contests. Proprietor of Leather Central Bar in Pittsburgh, Master Mike lives with Matt, his partner of 17 years, as well as his boy, Randy. Master Mike has nurtured a leather family from coast to coast. His latest venture is Master Travel and Tours, a full service travel agency catering to the LGBT community.

Steamworks Baths Toronto ( is the Presenting Sponsor of CCLSb 2014 and the official bathhouse of CCLSb. Community Partners confirmed to date include Club120 (, Spearhead Toronto (, Churchmouse & Firkin (, Black Eagle Toronto ( and CLAW (

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.

For more information about CCLSb weekend or being a contestant please contact the producers.