Wisniowski, Mr. Ontario Olympus Leather 2005, has held the previous
title of Mr. Leather Ottawa-Hull 2002. He first became involved
in the leather community in 1995 and has since helped to produce
several Mr. Leather Ottawa contests. In 2005, he organized the first
Ottawa Leather Fest, showcasing the Mr. and Ms. Ontario Olympus
title. This pansexual event is open to the entire leather community.
Alex has been involved in the GLBT community in
his city of Ottawa, Canada, since the mid-1970's. He was president
of the Association of Lesbians, Transgendered, Gays and Bisexuals
of Ottawa (ALTGBO). He has also coordinated volunteers and week's
events for Ottawa's Pride festival. He has done a lot of volunteering
and fundraising for seniors and for local AIDS-related charities.
In 2001, he started the Great North American Wolf Society (GNAWS),
a social group for people whose sexual energies peak during the
Alex has received several awards through the years.
The three major awards are (1) Canada's top volunteering award,
the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award (2002), (2) the Pantheon
of Leather President's Award (2005), and more recently (3) a Lifetime
Achievement Award from Capital Xtra, Ottawa's GLBT newspaper. Alex
has also been nominated three times for the Pantheon of Leather
Canadian Award. The Ottawa Knights, a leather and levi club, has
also made Alex an honorary member for four years in a row.
History plays a big role in Alex's life. After
his title year in 2002, he set out to film video documentaries about
people in the leather community. To date, Alex has completed four
documentaries: My Leather Jacket (2003), My Leather Jacket 2: More
Stories from the Road (2004), Knight Life: Celebrating 30 Years
with the Ottawa Knights (2005), and Sexy Leather Shorts (2005).
During his spare time, Alex enjoys SM play, as
well as giving seminars on relationships and various aspects of
SM play, especially clothespin, tit and wax play.
On September 17, 2005, Alex and his partner Paul
celebrated their 24th anniversary by getting legally married.