We would like to express our thanks to the community for the support of our 2nd Walk for Dog Guides. We have significantly surpassed last year’s number but it is too early to give final numbers as donations are still coming in. Donations are accepted until the end of June.
This could not have been done without the support of our sponsors, like: Vos, The Old Flame Brewery, PP Print, Anja of Sweden, Framers Gallery, Brocks, Port Perry Marina. McDonalds, Perfect Scoop, and Budget Blinds to name a few. Jack from the Old Flame Brewery has confirmed, next year the Old Flame will be applying for a road closure permit, due to the growth of the event.
The golden retrievers this year decided to switch from Vos hot dogs to the Perfect Scoop Gelato. And some walkers really enjoyed the treat bags, handed out, so much they took two.
Thank you to the fabulous organizing committee of Sue Brain, Scott Riley. Pam Riley. John Eden, Anna Fava, Livia Tymon and Robyn Hulowski, to their spouses, and to all who gave tirelessly of their time.
We could not have asked for better support than what we received from Scott Riley of Pet Valu, Pam Riley of Paulmacs and their team, and the Port Perry Lions, under the new leadership of Karen Thompson.
Thank you Mayor Drew for attending and Councillor Angus Ross for walking. Thank you to our print media for their support, coverage and constant updates. Thank you especially to the Port Perry BIA for their support and hospitality on the day of the walk, and to the Chamber and the Town for their social postings.
Thank you to Paula Crebbin, Toiné Lahner and York for sharing their stories with dog guides. Thank you Cheerio Crebbin for bringing the Puppies in training
Jonathan Van Bilsen put his own unique spin on the MC and then also walked. Thank you to Mike Slade, Alexander Sivilla, Steve Brain and Kelly, for the professional photographs, and Jonathan Van Bilsen for the finishing touches and his wisdom.
All the pictures will be posted by Wednesday, at http://tiny.cc/05t86y thanks to Kelly Lea Photography
A big thank you to the army of volunteers and all the walkers and donors. We could not have done it without you.
We look forward to working together for an even better walk next year.
Co-Chair, 2nd Port Perry Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides May 26 at 10:00 at Palmer Park
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