$6,000 raised in Ponoka Lions dog guide walk

$6,000 raised in Ponoka Lions dog guide walk

The Ponoka Lions Walk for Dog Guides raised $6,000 for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

The fifth annual Ponoka Lions Walk for Dog Guides was held May 28 and brought in just over $6,000 for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, a record for the event.

There were over a dozen walkers with most of them bringing along their furry companions for the walk. The special guest this year was again Bev Irwin who suffered a brain bleed two years ago. She made it her physiotherapy goal to walk in last year’s walk.

She achieved that, came back this year, and is already planning to attend next year. Besides the walk there was fun for the whole family.

CASDDA, the Canadian Search and Disaster Dog Association, came out for their third year to demonstrate what they do to help when disaster strikes anywhere in the world. The Ponoka Fire Department not only cooked the hot dogs, donated by Bob and Company Catering, but brought along a fire truck and let the kids play water games with hoses.

Some future firefighters there for sure!

The bouncy obstacle course courtesy of Prairie Boy’s Car Wash and Randy Hammond Livestock Trucking was a big hit with everyone, plus the cow milking contest brought in not just kids but adults too who gave it a try.

The Real Country 95.5 Community Cruiser was in attendance and handing out prizes as well. Pet Valu gave out goodie bags and had their mascot in attendance, plus Old MacDonald Kennels brought an adoptable dog.

Thanks go to Bill Chorney who won the 50/50 draw prize of $73 and donated it back to the walk. Overall it was a successful day for the Dog Guide School and a fun day for everyone in attendance.

Mark Sunday May 27, 2018 on your calendar so you can come out and support the walk next year. It’s getting bigger and better each time! Many thanks to everyone who took pledges, gave donations and prizes and worked to make this year a big success. See you next year.

Lions Club