Friday, 2 August 2013

August 24th - Greyhound Supporters Annual Greyhound Picnic

August 24th - Greyhound Supporters Annual Greyhound Picnic
It’s that time again – summertime - and we’re hoping that you will join us for our 5th Annual Greyhound Picnic on Saturday, August 24th (raindate is Sunday, August 25th) at 6382 Fourth Line Road in North Gower.
This year, we will be offering barbequed hot dogs and veggie dogs for sale ($2.00 each) from 11:30 to 1:00, as well as water and soft drinks ($1.00 each), chips and home baking will be available for sale on-site.  Of course, you are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy instead.
We’re updating our Greyhound Trivia contest and we’ve got some awesome prizes for the winners.  One of the most popular features is the on-site raffle.  Winning tickets will be drawn around 1:30 pm so be sure to stick around until then so you can go home with your prizes. Raffle tickets will be $2.00 each, 3 tickets for $5.00 or $20 from nose to tail. 
Don’t forget your hound’s muzzle as there is an unsupervised off leash area for the hounds to stretch their legs and socialize at anytime during the event. It is also recommended that you bring some drinking water and a bowl for your hound – there will be water bowls available, but it is good to be prepared.  
Toe Nail clipping by Pat Swabey for $5.00 per hound will be available. And, make sure you visit Kim Swan for a relaxing and theraputic treatment for you or your hound. Relax with a mini session of Reiki, BodyTalk, Aromatouch hand massage, or canine massage for $10, with half the proceeds being donated to Greyhound Supporters.
Media Drive at the Greyhound Supporters Picnic - Bring in your gently used CD’s, DVD, and Blu-rays, drop them off at the Greyhound Supporters vending table and receive a free raffle ticket for each item donated (up to 10 free tickets per household). Your old media will be used to raise funds for the Greyhound Supporters adoption program.
There is a $5 family entrance fee for the picnic.  In addition, we will gladly accept any unwanted Canadian Tire Money, which we use for a variety of items in support of adoptions. 
This year, the Greyhound Supporters will have all of their merchandise set up and available for sale.  Our merchandise includes tag collars, martingale collars, greyhound-adorned cushion cases, greyhound prints, belly bands, grooming gloves and a myriad of other items.  Kasco’s Kollars will also have a vending booth set up.  Stay tuned for news about other vendors that may be on-site.
There is not a lot of shade at the picnic site, but we will have canopies put up to provide shelter from the sun and other elements.  If you have a canopy that you could bring and put up – that would be greatly appreciated.
Greyhound Picnic Needs Your Help - The Bake Table is always a popular part of  our annual picnic, and contributions of baked goods for human or canine consumption are greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing to donate baked goods is asked to let Mel Begin know at (before August 17, 2013) .   Over the years we have found that cookies and brownies/squares sell very well.  If you have time to package your goodies into individual portions that would be great - generally two to four cookies per package or two brownies/squares, depending on size.  If not, we will have extra baggies at the event and can package them there as well as price them.  It is recommended that baked goods containing nut products be labelled as such.  We also ask that doggie treats be well-labelled to avoid confusion.
If you are interested in helping with the event, or just have a question, please let us know at
When:          Saturday, August 24th
Time:           11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where:         6382 Fourth Line Road, North Gower
Cost:            $5.00 per family
Rain Date:    Sunday August 25th, 2013
Please note that this is a greyhound-only event so we ask that other canine companions not attend.

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