Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lending A Paw

Vancouver Opera went to the dogs this past Sunday with BCSPCA's Paw for a Cause walk at Jericho Beach.

The weather was just perfect for a walk: sunny and hot. Thousands came out to revel in this puppy heaven and help to raise funds for BCSPCA. All around us were pooches of all sizes: from Paris Hilton's purse sized chihuahua dogs to Digby the biggest dog in the world dogs.

While waiting for the 2.5 km walk to begin, one could be entertained by the agility demonstrations, or partake in the face painting and spray tattoos for both humans and dogs (!) or take a wander in the big marquee tent where there were displays from local animal rescue and welfare groups.

There were people of all ages participating in the walk. Lots of families too. Some of the VO staff even brought their kidlets and their own pets out for the event.

Here's a clip I found of Butch who filmed the walk and the events of the day. If you look closely, you can see the Vancouver Opera family in the background.

Look for us in our black VO t-shirts! (and the red wagon!)

I'll give you a hint of where you can see us:

*as Butch is introducing himself
*at the 5 to 6 minute mark (listen closely for our General Director's boisterous laugh)
*from the 9 minute to the end mark

Can you think of a better way to spend a Sunday than in the company of lots of four legged furry faced friends?

Thanks to everyone who came out in support of the walk!

~ Ling Chan

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