A naked swimming event set to take place at Calgary’s Southland Leisure Centre on Sunday has been cancelled over safety concerns.
The after-hours event, planned for Sunday by the group Calgary Nude Recreation was cancelled by city officials due to “concerns about safety and security arising from volatile public commentary.”
James McLaughlin, acting director of recreation services, made the announcement on Thursday.
“Safety and security are always our primary concern. Under the Terms and Conditions of facility rental agreements, The City reserves the right to cancel or amend permits should special circumstances arise. Unfortunately, recent events have created the potential to impact the safety of participants, public and staff, and required the cancellation of this booking,” James McLaughlin said in a statement.
The organization has been notified of the cancellation. No decision has been made concerning future bookings at this point.
“Calgary Recreation would like to make clear that this cancellation was not due to the nature of the activity, but due to safety concerns,” McLaughlin said.