From Kil-cona Park Dog Club: They are putting on a BBQ and 50/50 raffle as a fundraiser for Guide dogs in support of Fido Casting Call. More details to come when I get them as to dates and times. Please watch the video to get an idea as to what's happening.
I want to share some information about an exciting national event that
is being held in Winnipeg on August 19th, and to ask for your help in
publicizing the event to the dog community.
Winnipeg has been chosen as one of six Canadian cities to host a major
fundraiser for dog guides. The "Fido Casting Call"is being sponsored by
Fido Mobile in partnership with Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides,
and several other partners, including KPDC.
The day-long event, which promises to be a lot of fun for dogs and
people alike, will be held at Kilcona Park. Dogs will be groomed and
photographed (at no cost to their owners), and then have their pictures
posted to a website where the public can view each one and vote for
their favorite. Fido Mobile will donate $1.00 for every vote a dog
receives. The expectation is that the event will raise $200,000 for the
purchase of 10 new dog guides for disabled people. The winning dog will
star in the next set of Fido cell phone commercials.
There will be a Dog Guide and a representative at the Casting Call to
talk about Dog Guides; brand ambassadors for sponsoring companies like
Milk Bones; groomers; a food vendor (KPDC); and an events manager to
oversee the whole operation. I'm sending you a link to a YouTube video
of last October's Fido Casting Call in Toronto to give you a sense of
what the event is going to look like.