The Western Canada Bootblack (WCBB) is a regional contest in its third year. We are not officially connected to any other contest, however, should a titleholder wish to continue on internationally, we're absolutely supportive of their wish and will assist in making that a reality.
WCBB titleholders serve as ambassadors for the history and practice of bootblacking and boot play for their region; for the broader Leather family; and, when traveling abroad, for their Canadian Leather community. Titleholders are encouraged to attend Leather, queer, and BDSM community events in the region to promote the WCBB contest and philosophy, spread kinship, and to reach out to those who are interested or curious about the Leather/fetish/bootblacking community, our history and traditions.
Unlike many community titles, the work schedule and itinerary is to a large degree self-directed by the titleholders. Your life remains your own. There is no absolute calendar of appointments and list of commitments. The work you chose to do has to fit within the realities of your life – and that’s your decision.
The WCBB contest is open to all bootblacks who are residents of Western Canada (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). A previous bootblack title is not required to run for WCBB. Bootblacking is a passion for us and those that seek to represent our community as titleholders. As the Western Canadian Bootblack, you’ll be responsible for sharing your passion,. Like many Leather titles, WCBB is an educational title, requiring you to teach 3 classes throughout your title year. Both the contest and title are about representing the passion for boots and bootblacking, and showcasing its diversity.
Our primary goal for the WCBB contest and title is to network and connect with the greater BDSM and Leather community, to help educate the broader community about bootblacking, you are a guide and mentor to those just starting to explore their interest in boots and blacking, as well as share information and your experiences with existing established bootblacks.
The Expectations of Western Canada Bootblack Title Holders are as follows for the entirety of their title year.
Complying with these expectations gives you access to a travel fund which is expected to be used to help facilitate your travel and promotion of the Title and conference during your year.
Should you no longer be able to fulfill your duties as title holder, you may step down and the runner up would be offered the title for the remainder of the year.