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Dear Members, Friends, Goldilocks and Kindred of Harbour City Bears,

Today I have received quite a few messages from distressed members who are now on a waiting list for the float. Unfortunately there are fewer positions available for each float this year and spots were limited. If you want to be added to the waiting list, please visit http://bit.ly/2jlE7xT

ARE YOU COMING TO ANY OF THE 12 BEAR ESSENTIALS EVENTS? Check them all out at www.bearessentials.com.au

Our ticketed events are below:
BE 21 OPENING : Our opening is only 25 Days away and this is a free event! You need to reserve your ticket NOW as many have already gone, it is on the 24th of Feb during our Friday Night and ticket holders will have priority entry.
Get your tickets at http://be21opening.eventbrite.com.au/

UNDERBEAR : The “Biggest” underwear party is on the 1st of March and is this will be $65.00 on the door so buy your tickets now and save $20 on a member ticket!
Get your tickets at http://be21underbear.eventbrite.com.au/

WET FURR : Our legendary pool party is also selling fast, this event will be $25 on the door, buying now will save you $10.00 if you are a member, and if you are a member will also get you a ticket to 3 floors for free saving you another $25.00 on the door!
Get your tickets at http://be21wetfurr.eventbrite.com.au/

3 FLOORS OF FUR : The last ticketed event of the season is just after Wet Furr on the 3rd of March. Tickets are $25 on the door, or free if you already have a Wet Furr ticket and grab your members free ticket early!
Get your tickets at http://be213floors.eventbrite.com.au/

So just to recap, buying your tickets today as a member will save you $55.00!

If you don’t buy your tickets you could pay up to $110 and not be guaranteed entry to the parties that your mates are going to, and just like the float, possibly miss out. If you are planning to come, then make sure you sort out your tickets NOW before more widespread advertising begins. Do not leave this too late, because once the tickets are gone we cannot guarantee that there will be any door sales available.

I also want to give huge thanks to your elected committee, the Bear Essentials sub committee and the volunteers that are and will be working tirelessly to bring you the most awesome Mardigras/Bear Essentials that we can. This year we have managed to bring the price down on our events at your request. This has not been easy to do so make sure you go out and grab your tickets!


January 30th, 2017|

Press Paws – Jan 17

Our Press Paws event for Jan was a hilarious night!

With the new game, “Genital Jousting” being on the cards, it was bound to be amusing.

Before we started, Pizza arrived and everyone had their fill, our bar tab door prizes were then won by Alex and Craig!

We ended up having 2 main rounds, with all players having 2 games in a row, this was then whittled down to the top 3 groups of players, which then determined our top 8!

This top 8 played on and eventually came down to a final “Joust” between top top 4.

Matias and Tito came out on top and took the main prizes home! With our supplementary prize winners being Dean, Mark and Andrew!

Thanks everyone for coming, and make sure you come to our next Press Paws on the 28th of Feb during Bear Essentials! https://harbourcitybears.com.au/event/press-paws-3/


Next month we will be playing Mario Kart 8! Make sure you are there to get involved!

January 24th, 2017|

Have you bought your tickets yet?

Don’t forget to grab your tickets for Bear Essentials 2017!

Tickets for our main ticketed events are on sale! Get in quick so you can ensure your place!

Visit our Bear Essentials page www.bearessentials.com.au for all the info on events and activities happening during the week.

Visit www.mardigras.org.au to see what else is happening also!

January 16th, 2017|

Bears at the Bank Member Draw

Our member draw at the Bank Hotel has been won!

Congratulations to Member #1926 Harley C for taking away the prize!

This means that the member draw will now reset to $50 for the next Bears @ the Bank.

Don’t forget, you have to be there to win the prize.

Hope to see you there!

January 9th, 2017|

Parade Registration!

Parade registration is now open to march with Harbour City Bears for Mardi Gras 2017!

Please note that positions are limited, and it will be a first in selection process for entries.

Please visit this link to register your interest.

January 3rd, 2017|

Press Paws Dec – Super Smash Bros!

Press Paws on the 20th of December was a hit! Super Smash Bros on Wii U was the game for this month.

Firstly the pizza arrived, which was devoured quickly, then we had the draws for the Press Paws bar tabs!

Our $50 door prize bar tabs were won by Jake P and Chris M, congratulations!

On through the competition there were lots of epic battles, but as they say, there can be only one winner.

Congratulations to David S who won the night, closely followed by Chris W, it was a tough fight and lots of fun!

As always, there is a chance for more prizes! If you do well in any round in the lead up to the final, you are automatically in the draw for one of three $20 JB Hi-Fi vouchers!

These were won by Dean P, Chris M and Daniel B! Congratulations.

The next Press Paws will be held on the 24th on Jan, where we will be playing Genital Jousting! Hope to see you there!

December 20th, 2016|

Bear Pride Skywalk

On the Saturday of Bear Pride 2016, we hosted a special event at the summit of Sydney’s tallest building for those who won tickets at our other events.

Our very own Mr Harbour City Bear was there to provide a guided tour on the outside of Sydney Tower in the leadup towards sunset that day.

For those of your with misgivings about heights, to say it was terrifying would be an understatement, thankfully it was not a terribly windy day, so swaying was kept to a minimum.

As we got strapped in and walked around the tower, it got easier, and we were provided with some wonderful views.

Ann-Marie from Sydney Star Observer was on hand to take some photos, which are provided in the gallery here.

The tour ended just as the sun was setting, providing a wonderful opportunity to get some happy snaps of the sunset.

Thanks to Sydney Tower, Mr Harbour City Bear (Chris) and Ann-Marie for the wonderful event and photos!


To experience your own Skywalk, visit the Sydney Tower Site here! https://www.sydneytowereye.com.au/explore/skywalk/

September 5th, 2016|

Bear Pride Dinner Wrap-Up!

A very big thank you and hugs to those who came to the Bear Pride Dinner last night.

It was a lovely dinner with some local, interstate and international bears!

The Porterhouse was a very friendly venue and did a great job with all the food and drinks and we will definitely be visiting again.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Skywalk tickets, Pizza vouchers and Bar Tabs on the night!

Don’t forget that the Porterhouse is one of our Bear Benefit Partners, if you show your HCB membership card there, you will receive a 10% discount off your food!
(excluding daily specials) http://porterhouse.com.au/menu/

Thanks again for coming, and hope to see you again soon!

August 26th, 2016|

Press Paws – August 16

Press Paws with Mario Kart 8 was a riot of racing and fun last night.

Congratulations to our first and second place winners, Jonathan and Chris and to Benji, Clayton and James who won in the secondary prize pool!


Our next Press Paws event will be on the 27th of September, everyone is welcome, so we hope to see you there!

August 24th, 2016|

Chunky Underbear

The party of Bear Pride 2016: Chunky Underbear is going back to the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville.

Come along and meet and dance with the bear spectrum of Sydney: beefy blokes, burly bears, cutest cubs, furry studs and hot daddies, with local DJs Bandit and Man Lie providing the tunes.

Ticket Prices:
$30+Booking Fee for Members
$35+Booking Fee for Non-Members
$32+Booking Fee for Kindred Members
$40 at the door

Buy your tickets here : https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bear-pride-chunky-underbear-tickets-26732855691


Event Page : https://harbourcitybears.com.au/event/chunky-underbear/

August 22nd, 2016|