Thank you for all your help in promoting this worthy cause. Loved the editorial cartoon last week [in The Standard Newspaper]!
Sunday was the culmination of months of planning. The Port Perry community spirit came thru in flying colours. We had 90 registered walkers, for the First Port Perry Walk for Dog Guides, and over $8,000 raised. We had targeted $2,614. Thank you.
Drone footage and the pictures show that 200+ people actually walked. Such a great event could not have happened without the tireless efforts of all the members of the organizing committee, (Anna, John, Livia, Scott, Sue), their spouses (Kevin. Andrew, Cindy, Deborah, Pam, Steve), the volunteers, Cohen Tymon as Spot the Pet Valu mascot, Halo Tymon who did a great job stamping hands, the sponsors, the photographers (Steve, Franco and Alexander), the Dukes and the Lions. And the local press coverage. Thank you. I am so humbled.
A special thanks goes out to the Old Flame Brewery for providing such a dog friendly environment to finish the walk, Terry and Christine Vos for their generous donations, support and lunch, Tony Jansen of PP Print for the banner, Toiné Lahner and her service dog York for their inspiration, Ginger Jackson of McDonalds for the coffee, Foodland for the water, Hanks for the their famous apple fritters, the Durham Ukulele Klu, the "Dukes" for all the music, the local Pet Valu and Paulmacs for all the donations and support, and the local Port Perry Lions.
Thank you to all our sponsors for the wonderful silent auction items. Abbey Rose Florist, Anja of Sweden, Brooks Feeds, Framer’s Gallery, Oakridge Golf Club, Old Flame Brewery, Pet Valu in Port Perry, Sirtawn Systems, Paulmacs in Port Perry and Tribal Voices. Thank you CIBC, Scotiabank, Port Perry Marina, Canadian Tire Port Perry, Gus Brown and the Design Coalition.
This was a dream of mine, to do for the community, since we moved here. Never did I dream of such a success. It was hard to narrow down the pictures to 42, to put on the Facebook! It was nice to see everyone enjoying themselves. The National Walk Day is now established as an annual Port Perry tradition, for the last Sunday of May. Please mark May 26th, 2019 for next year. Hope to see everyone next year. It will be an even better walk!
Chair, 1st Port Perry Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides, May 27th, at 10:30 a.m., at Palmer Park
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