Helping to fight animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park. Animal lovers across the province are already registering and fundraising for the annual Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, which is being hosted in more than 20 communities in B.C. throughout September and October – and you still have plenty of time to participate in your community.
The annual walk, benefitting the BC SPCA Kamloops & District Branch, will be held at Pioneer Park (near Lorne Street), on Saturday, Sept. 9. Registration for the walk will open at 8:30a.m. with the walk kicking off around 10 a.m.
You’re invited to join us for live dog sport demonstrations, a mini-grooming competition, to speak with local certified dog training professionals, browse other community vendor booths (think: Market in the Park!) complete with food vendors, while kids can enjoy their very own kid’s corner, all thanks to our community sponsors, Oriole Road Animal Hospital, Glover’s Medicine Centre Pharmacy and The Chopped Leaf.
The event brings animal lovers and their furry friends from all walks of life together for a great time as well as a fantastic cause.
“This is the largest single event to help fight animal cruelty in British Columbia,” says Carina Stirling, BC SPCA officer of fundraising events.
“We are overwhelmed by the participation each year – it’s so great to see thousands of people come together across the province to help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals – and the great news is, this year, registration numbers are up! Our amazing supporters not only raise essential funds, the events are so much fun for two-legged and four-legged participants.”
The BC SPCA also wishes to thank generous provincial Paws sponsors: Scotiabank, PwC, TV Week and CTV.
For more information, visit spca.bc.ca/walk.