The dogs will have their day at Nelson's Lakeside Park on Sunday for Paws for a Cause.

Nelson’s Lakeside Park welcomes dogs

It’s that time of year again, when Lakeside Park goes to the dogs.

It’s that time of year again, when Lakeside Park goes to the dogs.

This Sunday, Nelson animal lovers will get their chance to break the law for a good cause. For just one morning only, Lakeside Park will welcome dogs as part of the 2013 Scotiabank BC SPCA Paws for a Cause.

The event is the BC SPCA’s single largest fundraiser for the year and is integral in helping them continue to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves.

The SPCA is encouraging the whole family to come out for an enjoyable stroll along the waterfront, rain or shine. All money raised at the event goes directly to the Nelson branch and local animals.

Registration will be available at the event, starting at 9 a.m., or online at spca.bc.ca/walk. There will be live music from some of the area’s most talented singers, dancing from Slava Doval’s DanceFusion, and more fabulous entertainment.

Oso Negro coffee, juice, and snacks will be provided complimentary. There will also be a specifically dedicated children’s area with a variety of games and face painting available.

The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs from the Lakeside Park to the Prestige Inn and back. After the walk, dogs will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of doggy games.

There will be fun for the humans too and some fantastic prize packages will be awarded to the top fundraisers in youth, adult, team categories.

“You don’t have to have a dog to participate,” says Nelson branch manager Rob Andrew. “For a $25 donation, you still get a tax receipt, a t-shirt, and free food and drinks.”

All participants will have access to a free complimentary barbeque featuring vegetarian or local cruelty-free meat options.

In addition to everyone who comes out for the walk, the SPCA would like to thank the local businesses sponsoring the event: 103.5 The Bridge, Nelson Star, Save-On-Foods, Osprey Community Foundation, Selkirk Veterinary Hospital, Nelson Animal Hospital, ROAM, Tribute Board Shop, Remedy’sRX, Enso Hair Design, Cottonwood Falls Animal Clinic, Hall Printing and Selkirk Eyecare.

For further information, contact the Nelson SPCA at 250-352-7178 or drop in to the Adoption Center at 520-C Falls Street, off Baker and above the bowling alley.

 

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