Saturday, 31 May 2014

Greyhound Picnic JULY 7th

It’s that time again – summertime - and we’re hoping that you will join us for our 6th Annual Greyhound Picnic on Saturday, June 7th (raindate is Sunday, June 8th) 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.  
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 throw cushion covers, greyhound prints, belly bands, grooming gloves and a myriad of other items.  Kasco’s Kollars will also have a vending booth set up, as will Know Thy Dog.  Toe Nail clipping by Pat Swabey for $5.00 per hound will be available.
There will be canopies put up to provide shelter from the sun and other elements, but if you have a canopy that you could bring and put up – that would be greatly appreciated.
The Bake Table - 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 Donna Garret know at before May 31, 2014 .   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.
Media Drive - 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.
Photographer - Our photographer this year is Alissa Albert Photography – you may remember Alissa from last year’s picnic and Planet Day in 2012 – so be sure to get your hound’s photo taken.
If you are interested in helping with the event, or just have a question, please let us know at
When:          Saturday, June 7th
Time:           11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where:         6382 Fourth Line Road, North Gower
Cost:            $5.00 per family
Rain Date:    Sunday June 8th, 2014
Please note that this is a greyhound-only event so we ask that other canine companions not attend and that this is a cash-only event and there are no near-by ATMs.

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