Bark in the Park, a highly anticipated fundraising event organized by the Kiwanis Club of Airdrie Foothills, will take place for the very first time this Saturday.
The Kiwanis Club of Airdrie Foothills is determined in their efforts to organize community initiatives that promote the well-being of children, as stated on their website.
The upcoming event will raise funds for Jake, the Airdrie and District Victim Assistance Society’s trauma support dog. Jake has been instrumental in helping numerous victims and survivors of crime in Airdrie cope with traumatic experiences.
“Jake also goes to court and helps with children who have to go in court so that they're not so stressed out while dealing with that kind of situation,” said Vanessa Logan, event organizer.
With the popular black lab’s needs taken care of, including food, vet bills, and other essentials, this event promises to significantly impact his continued support for the Airdrie community.
Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Nose Creek Regional Park, Bark in the Park is expected to attract dog enthusiasts from all corners of the city.
The event will showcase a variety of competitive dog agility activities that will put these canine athletes to the test.
“It's kind of like a dog Olympics, there's going to be fashion, a talent show, fitness day, long jump, frisbee toss. There are about seven different activities that we're going to have,” Logan said.
The event will feature both athletic and non-athletic sporting activities, ensuring there's something for every dog and their human companions.
For dogs who may prefer a more leisurely pace, there will also be activities like the most prolonged stay, providing a blend of entertainment and friendly competition.
One of the highlights of Bark in the Park is that it is free to attend, allowing Airdrie families and dog lovers to come together and witness the displays of canine abilities. However, registration will be required for those who wish to enter their own furry companions into the various events, and there’s a fee of $25 per dog.
“There's going to be prizes for each activity. There will be a gold, silver and a bronze medal that can be won,” Logan said.
In addition to the dog activities on display, attendees can explore a wide range of vendors offering an assortment of pet-related products and services.
From trendy accessories and delicious treats to professional training services, Logan ensured there will be something to cater to every dog's needs.
By participating in this fundraiser, not only will attendees have a fantastic day filled with entertainment and activities, but they will also contribute to the ongoing support of Jake the trauma dog, and his important work in helping children in need.
People interested in registering or looking to obtain further information can visit abarkinthepark.ca.