Saturday October 27th was the Kelowna Airport Fall Travel Show.
Our Society was the chosen charity for all funds raised at the show. In conjunction with Kelowna Airport Staff, we have started a Pet Ambassador Program at the Kelowna Airport. Currently, there are four of our volunteers and their dogs visiting at the Airport- Jeepster, Maude, Yuma, and Chester. There are plans to bring on many more furry volunteers over the next year. Our Society had a display booth where Airport Staff and travellers had a chance to get more acquainted with our program. We had 19 Members and their furry volunteers put in about 36 hours of volunteer time over the day. At the conclusion of the show our Society was presented a cheque for 5,696.15
Our Society’s furry volunteers spent the lunch hour with students providing some much needed pet therapy and stress relief Tuesday March 12th
Our furry volunteers will enjoy one more lunch hour with the Okanagan College Students on Tuesday April 2nd. See you there!
Join us along with the Okanagan Bernese Mountain Dog Club for a Vineyard Walk at St Hubertus Winery with your best furry friend(s).
Lunch along with Wine and Beer will be for sale . There will be lots of door prizes!
For more information https://www.facebook.com/events/604670336696436/
All proceeds to benefit Our Society so that we can continue to provide Pet Therapy. We visit Care Facilities, Kelowna Hospital, Kelowna Airport, and Okanagan College.
Our Society would like to thank everyone who came out for our June Fundraiser at for the K9s and Wine Event at St Hubertus Winery.
Final Tally for all the donations, silent auction, and raffle tickets was $4892.00.
We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to:
St Hubertus Winery and staff
Okanagan Bernese Meet Up group
Nesters Market – Lakeview Heights
Bensons Biscuits and Logan
Global Okanagan News
Claudia van Emerick
Our Society would also like to thank all the companies and all of those who made donations for our Raffle and Silent Auction. And to all the Pets and People volunteers who helped in organizing prizes, delivering posters and setting up the day of the event.
Thank you to all our Society furry volunteers who attended and helped make the day a success.
Read more about Pets and People and why this was an important event for our Society here:
K9 and Wine: Kelowna event to benefit sick patients, the elderly
Our members and their furry volunteers have enjoyed visiting the Students at Okanagan College for this 2019 fall semester.
Our member and their dogs will back to see Okanagan College Students in 2020 starting with the Puppies and Popcorn Event from January 8th from 12-2pm.
For more photos and information about our visits – visit the college facebook page https://www.facebook.com/okanagancollegeathleticsandrecreation/
Our dogs: Tizmo, Mandy, Wilson,Chester, MJ and Tobi n Elli. Today they were on hand at Okanagan College for their Mid Terms Stress Buster Event.
For 2 hours students got to visit with the dogs along with a soup and sandwich, and do a craft thanks to the Okanagan College Recreation and Athletics Department.
Our next visit with the Okanagan College Students will be March 12 from 11-1 pm.
Thanks to College staff for taking such awesome photos of our Pets and People Dogs in Action.