Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause helps animals in Vernon
Take some steps to help animals in your community!
Registration is open for the 2012 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk held each September to raise funds for abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals. This year, participants in 34 B.C. communities will walk to raise $1 million to help our province’s most vulnerable animals.
The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk in Vernon will be held at BX Ranch Park on Sunday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m. with the walk starting at 10:00 a.m. Registration is $25. Participants will be able to enjoy fantastic entertainment and activities, including: various dog demonstrations, a dog weight-pulling demo, a look-a-like competition, a doggie fashion show, Kiss 107.5 onsite, coffee and snacks, a BBQ and a Kids Corner.
Visit spca.bc.ca/walk to register and to get all the latest news and information.
This event is generously supported by our local sponsors: Creekside Animal Clinic, Central Animal Hospital, Shampooches, Royal Garden Restaurant, 1075 Kiss FM and Brenda Hala's Photography & Framing.
All youth participants 17 and under register for free and are automatically entered to win a Playstation Vita Console.
“This is the largest single event supporting animals in B.C.,” says Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. “Participants are already signing up and will be fundraising in their own communities all summer long. The creativity and passion that people show in their fundraising efforts each year is absolutely inspiring and the walks are always so much fun for both the two-legged and four-legged participants who attend.”
Participants are invited to join as an individual or as part of a team and are eligible for fabulous local and province wide prizes. Exciting prizes to be won by top fundraisers include an amazing Okanagan trip (courtesy of our sponsor, See Ya Later Ranch Winery), an Xbox Kinect bundle and a fabulous Group Gift Basket from Bosley’s Pet Food Plus valued at $1000 and for every $100 participants raise before September 8th they will get one entry for a new iPad!
Thank you to our provincial sponsors: Scotiabank, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, See Ya Later Ranch winery, Coast Hotels & Resorts, Petsecure Pet Health Insurance, PwC, Global TV, 99.3 The Fox, CKNW AM980, 24 Hours Vancouver and TVW.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.