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Coquitlam youngster wins Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause T-shirt contest

 July 12, 2011

July 12, 2011 update

Nine-year-old Violet Beech has been making art since she was a toddler. The other equally important passion for the Coquitlam girl is animals, and Violet combines her two loves in her drawings and paintings. Violet’s own animals, feline friend Butterfly and pooch Lola, were the inspiration for Violet’s winning entry in the 2011 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause T-shirt contest. Violet’s artwork will appear on all 10,000 of this year’s shirts.

“Violet has a great deal of talent and her love of animals comes through very clearly in her art,” says Rosemary Conder, BC SPCA chief development officer. "We are looking forward to seeing her sketch on all the T-shirts people will be wearing in this year’s walk on September 11 and wish Violet warm congratulations.” Violet’s design garnered 600 online votes, raising a total of $600.

Photo caption: Violet Beech, winner of the 2011 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause T-shirt contest with her furry friends, Butterfly and Lola.

Violet, who is participating for the second consecutive year in the society’s signature event and fundraiser, gives her reasons for taking part in the contest: “I drew this picture because I care a lot about my pets and because I wish the best for the animals at the SPCA.” Her drawing will be used on the front of the event’s official T-shirts, which will be worn by animal lovers all over the province. Contest honourable mentions were awarded to Kaelen Pedersen Saunders of Nanaimo and Sara Joli of Victoria.

The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause will be held in September in 37 communities across B.C., including urban centers as well as far afield — west to Haida Gwaii and north to Fort Nelson. During July there will be a daily prize giveaway for all registrants with a grand prize of a $250 Bosley’s gift certificate awarded on July 31. You can follow the Paws for a Cause event team on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates. To register or learn more, visit spca.bc.ca/walk.

The event is generously sponsored by Scotiabank, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, Petsecure Pet Health Insurance, PwC, See Ya Later Ranch Winery, Coast Hotels & Resorts, Global TV, TV Week Magazine, CKNW AM980 and 99.3 The Fox.

 

June 8, 2011 update

With the deadline less than three weeks away, the BC SPCA urges all young “Pablo Petcassos” to get their creative juices fired up to help animals across the province.

Young artists up to 13 years of age have until midnight June 26 to submit original artwork for the 2011 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Kid’s T-shirt Contest. The winner’s artwork will be featured on the front of all 10,000-plus  Paws for a Cause   participant T-shirts this year, not just on youth shirts, as in previous years.

“Everyone who participates in  Paws for a Cause   all across the province will be wearing these T-shirts,” says Denise Meade, the BC SPCA’s director, development.

“Alone, that’s pretty special, but the winning young artist of this contest will also be helping homeless and abandoned animals.”

Contestants are invited to submit their original artwork online, then customize a fundraising page with details about why their artwork should win. The artist will then be guided through a step-by-step process emailing friends and family members and asking them to vote for their masterpiece. One dollar will equal one vote. The artist who collects the most online donations wins, with the winner being announced June 27.

This contest is open to all youth in B.C. up to 13 years of age; each participant who raises a minimum of $15 also qualifies for a free one-year BC SPCA Kids Club membership.

In addition to the grand prize, honourable mentions will be given to two other outstanding artists, who will receive a goodie bag with a selection of official BC SPCA gear. Last year’s winner was Jayden DePlonty of Winfield, B.C.


Visit spca.bc.ca/walk for all contest rules and regulations.

Paws for a Cause will be held Sept. 11 in 37 communities across the province and is generously sponsored provincially by Scotiabank, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, Global BC TV Week Magazine, Seeya Later Ranch, Coast Hotels and Resorts, PetSecure, Price Waterhouse Cooper, The Fox 99.3 and CKNW AM 980.

Register today and join us!

Photo caption: Jaden DePlonty with her 2010 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Kid’s T-shirt Contest winning design.

 

May 6, 2011

The BC SPCA is looking for the next Pablo Petcasso!

Now till midnight June 26, kids up to 13 years of age are invited to submit their original artwork in the 2011 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Kid’s T-shirt Contest.

The winning artwork will be featured on the front of all 10,000 or more Paws for a Cause participant t-shirts this year, not just youth shirts, in response to public enthusiasm about last year’s youth tees with artwork designed by Jayden DePlonty of Winfield, B.C.

“Everyone who participates in  Paws for a Cause all across the province will be wearing these T-shirts,” says Denise Meade, the BC SPCA’s director, development. “Alone, that’s pretty special, but the winning young artist of this contest will also be helping homeless and abandoned animals.”

Contestants are invited to submit their original artwork online, then customize a fundraising page with details about why their artwork should win. The artist will then be guided through a step-by-step process emailing friends and family members and asking them to vote for their masterpiece. One dollar will equal one vote. The artist who collects the most online donations wins, with the winner being announced June 27.

This contest is open to all youth in B.C. up to 13 years of age; each entry that raises a minimum of $15 also qualifies for a free one-year BC SPCA Kids Club membership.

In addition to the grand prize, honourable mentions will be given to two other outstanding artists, who will receive a goodie bag with a selection of official BC SPCA gear.

Visit spca.bc.ca/walk for all contest rules and regulations.

Paws for a Cause will be held September 11 in 36 communities across the province and is generously sponsored provincially by Scotiabank, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, Global BC TV Week Magazine, Seeya Later Ranch, Coast Hotels and Resorts, PetSecure, Price Waterhouse Cooper, The Fox 99.3 and CKNW AM 980.

Early bird registration is now open for all adult and youth participants. Register today and join us!

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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