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The Little Dog House Small Dog Center
10 McGillivray Pl # 3, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 1N4
Food Drive in support of «The Ark Project»
Please join Cindy and Al Garlinski for the 4th annual #iRun4rescure
— Run, Walk and Feed a Recue event on Saturday, September 22nd. Between now and the event, we will be collect dry dog food to support «The Ark Project» to assist with their support of feeding stray dogs in various northern Manitoba communities during the upcoming winter months. To date, we’ve raised over 17,000 lbs of dry dog food. Our goal for 2018 is to provide 10,000 lbs of dry dog food.
We are also collecting building supplies for Shadow’s Mission. This organization builds dog houses and dog beds for rescue organizations. Please consider bringing: Paint: Water based, any colours, Plywood and/or 1-1/2 screws.
DETAILS FOR THE EVENT:
WHERE WILL THE EVENT BE HELD?
The wonderful owners of The Little Dog House Small Dog Centre have generously provided their facility to host the event. (Thanks Lee and Garth Wilcox — you guys rock!)
WHEN DOES THE EVENT START?
Start time: Saturday, September 22nd
6:00 am — Registration & Drop off booth opens
6:30 am — Million Calorie Buffet opens
7:00 am — Noon Run/walk starts
8:30-9:30 am Yoga with Elisa
10:00 — 11:00 am Small Dog Play Group Party
11:00 am Draw for best dog costume
Continue to run with Al until 11:00 am.
End time: Saturday, September 22nd at 11:00 am.
The run/walk will be a 1.3 km “out-and-back” path on the McGillivray bike trail. Note the trail has been cut short this year due to the construction for the stage 2 rapid transit corridor project.
Please «drop-in» and run, walk and donate a bag of dry dog food and enjoy the famous «1 million calorie» donut and sweets buffet.
Dog Costume Prize: Enter your dog in the contest. There will be a nominal charge to enter your dog in the event. A draw will be held for prizes that all that participate.
Note: Al will start running the day before the event to try and cover 115 Kms. This distance is the mileage covered by the Ark Project to travel to Sagkeeng Fort Alexander. The Ark Project further distance travelled is to Garden Hill First Nation at 642 km. Al will be attempting 642 push-ups over the event to match this distance.
If you want to join him to run Friday evening and into the night, please feel free to drop in.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR THE EVENT?
This is a low key, no fee, no support event. Participation is at your own risk. We only ask for a donation of dry dog food for the Ark Project or building supplies for Shadows Mission.
WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND THE EVENT. CAN I STILL DONATION?
Yes, you can contact either Al and Cindy to arrange a pick-up or drop off location of any dry dog food you would like to donate. Folks outside of Winnipeg can also donate. Simply email Al and Cindy to make arrangements, and we'll gladly purchase the food on your behalf. Last year, we had donations from multiple provinces and as far away as California.
WHAT IS THE ARK PROJECT?
We support the wonderful work of Lily Lyn from The Ark Project. They assist First Nation communities with owned/stray animals, with spay/neuter initiatives, education, transport, food/supplies, secure rescue in need and doog tagging. Please check out and «like» their Face Book page.
Al has been blessed with the gift of running and has participated in various ultra running events around the world, to support and raise awareness of the many animals that have no place to call home, and to dispel the notion that animals are disposable. Our lives are infinitely enriched by animals, but somehow their impact is often overlooked and the compassionate and humane treatment that they deserve is neglected. Animals truly enhance our lives because our relationship to them is unlike any others. We have the opportunity to love something earnestly and unconditioned on what we will be given in return, and we do not have to worry about being judged, criticized or evaluated as we do in our human relationships. All we have to do is show affection and in return animals enthusiatically lavish us with kisses, cuddles and love.
We hope to see you at the event!
#irun4rescue #drykibblefooddrive #recuedogsrock #TheArkProject