GPCSO Event Announcements
Keeping You and Your Pyr in Touch With Your Club
GPCSO has a varied schedule of events throughout the year. This e-zine provides the latest and most current news about these events. It is our way of keeping you informed so there's no need to ever miss a GPCSO event again.
We also provide news about dog related events in the Club's territory that may be of interest to our members and visitors.
Here is your reminder of Club events occurring over the next few months.
Our next Club sponsored event is the Spring Walk on May 29. You can find all of the details below.
April 22-24th - All About Pets at the Toronto International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario (Corner of Derry Road and Airport Road). If you love pets, you will love this show. While you're there don't forget to visit the booth with the Great Pyrs and say: "Hello." We'd love to see you and our Great Pyrs will too!
April 29, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm – Peer Education At Renison (PEAR) presents:
A Great Love - with Tally Hill and Amy
Tally Hill of Taralyall (Reg.) Great Pyrenees has been loved and “owned” by Great Pyrenees dogs since 1985. Tally will share with the group her passion and some of her experiences as an owner, breeder and handler of this ancient and wonderful breed of dog.
Renison University College
240 Westmount Road N. Waterloo, Ontario
Refreshments provided. Parking is available.
Registration is required. Cost is $10 per session or three for $25.
For more information or to register, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 519-884-4404 ext 28649
May 29 - Spring Walk - The Graham Farm
Annual Spring Walk and Pot Luck
Yes it’s that time of year again and spring is in the air… time to get the dogs out and shake off the winter blues.
Again this year, Carol and Chris will host this event at the farm.
As always this is an event not to be missed. It’s a wonderful opportunity to reacquaint with old friends and enjoy the dogs in all of their glory.
As in past years, we will be providing Canine Good Neighbour testing and certification for your dog. We encourage you to participate. It’s good for you and very good for your dog.
WHERE: Carol Graham’s home #5039 4th Line, R. R. #2, Acton, Ontario (519) 853-3005
WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 2011
WHY: Just because!! It is spring and the perfect time to get outdoors, meet old friends, renew acquaintances and make new friends. Of course owners get to do this as well.
WHO: ALL GREAT PYRENEES are welcome. Their owners can come if they want. Great Pyrenees are also very hospitable and welcome any other dogs who wish to attend. So don't be shy. Come join the fun and meet folks from the GPCSO.
TIME: 12:00 P.M. (Noon)
Bring your favourite food for sharing, don your hiking boots and come out for some socialization. As it has not been a hard winter (unlike times in the past) we are hopeful that we will have gorgeous weather – not too hot or too cold, the ground will be mud free and there will be no flies or mosquitoes.
May 29 - Canine Good Neighbour Testing - The Graham Farm
Canine Good Neighbour Testing... while you attend our Annual Spring Pot Luck Lunch and Dog Walk.
Is your dog a Good Neighbour? Do you know? Well, this is your chance to find out.
The C.K.C. allows for testing of all dogs (both pure bred and non-purebred) as a good neighbour. This test is devised to assess your relationship with your dog and your ability to control him or her. IT IS NOT A COMPETITION!! Your dog is evaluated on its ability to perform basic exercises and to demonstrate good manners while out in public.
We will be holding a Canine Good Neighbour Testing for all interested parties at our Annual Walk. The test takes approximately 10 - 15 minutes per dog.
The Testing will take place starting at 10:00 a.m., prior to the luncheon. The cost is $20.00 per dog. (Cash or cheques only- payable at the time of testing) Dogs passing the test receive a Certificate from the C.K.C.
In addition, you may want to purchase a Badge of Merit ($5.00) or a Canine Good Neighbour Tag for your dog’s collar ($12.50). Both will be available for purchase after completion of testing.
June 11 and 12 – Woofstock Toronto St Lawrence Market - Woofstock is the largest outdoor festival for dogs in all of North America.
Saturday June 18, 2011 – It’s Barkham in Markham… A new community has formed in Markham. It's called Barkham and it happens every year on Main Street Markham during the Markham Village Music Festival, this year on Saturday June 18, 2011.
This years special event will be the LARGEST SIMULTANEOUS DOG STAY and we will be going for the Canadian Record in 2011 with the goal of breaking the Guinness World Record LARGEST SIMULTANEOUS DOG STAY in 2012.
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 - Dog Days of Scugog will return to the Scugog Shores Museum Village over the weekend of Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 as Durham Region's largest dog event marks its ninth anniversary. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
A fun-filled day for dogs and their whole family, the Scugog Shores Museum Village is expecting more than 2,500 dogs, their owners and interested spectators to join in the weekend-long fun that aims to promote the proper training and care of dogs and to celebrate the joy of sharing our lives with our canine friends.
Scugog Shores Museum Village, 16210 Island Road, Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1B4
That is the line-up for now. If we have missed any event, please accept our apologies and use the Contact Us Form on our web site to add your event. We will be happy to announce it.
We will send you follow-up reminders as each club sponsored event nears.
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