CanadaHelps is running The Great Canadian Giving Challenge in the month of June. Every dollar in donations made to us in June is one entry for us to win a prize of $10,000.00. Additional details may be found at: http://www.givingchallenge.ca . You can donate at our donation page at CanadaHelps by clicking: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/dogs-with-wings-assistance-dog-society/ .
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DWW is growing! New to the team this month is Cathy Cross, who has joined our organization as Fund Development Manager. Cathy brings 15 years’ experience to Dogs with Wings having been with The Lung Association, Telus World of Science, Bissell Centre, and the Canadian Cancer Society where she helped each organization to meet its financial goals. One of the many obligations we have to our clients is to remain financially healthy and a professional of Cathy’s caliber will help us meet that challenge. Next time you are in the office, drop by and say hello.
We’re also pleased to announce that Dawn MacDonald has joined DWW as a member of our training staff. Dawn is currently on staff at the Edmonton Humane Society and a Kennel Assistant with us. She will take over Level 1 assessments and skills upgrading from Lise Benoit, who is relocating to Gagetown, NB with her family. A la prochaine, Lise, and welcome, Dawn!
We have been working quietly in the background soliciting some large initial donations to our Capital Campaign and we can now report that we are 25% of the way to our goal of 1 million dollars! You can take part in this legacy project. Contact John Wheelwright at the office to learn how you can change a life for the better.
The annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic and Annual General Meeting is Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Dogs with Wings’ Edmonton location. All are invited to attend this event. The grill is open at 5:00 with the AGM beginning at 6:00 pm. Volunteers, clients’ family, and friends are welcome!
In preparation for our AGM, Dogs with Wings is seeking community leaders to sit as members of our Board of Directors. The Board sets policy and provides strategic direction for the organization. We are particularly interested in hearing from people living in Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Edmonton. For more details, please contact John at 780.944.8011.