Dogs with Wings and the Calgary Flames Foundation partnered on their “Be The Reason This Season” campaign, which kicked-off on Monday, December 11, 2017, with the Bowie Family. The campaign highlights six different charities within Alberta, with the purpose of spreading kindness this holiday season. As part of this campaign, the Calgary Flames Foundation provided a donation to our Ditch-the-List campaign, enabling DWW to put the final touches on specialized training for DWW Robson, as well as Team Training for the Bowie Family, who has been on the waiting list for several years, anxiously awaiting an autism service dog for their son, David. Here is what mother, Candice Bowie had to say:
“We are still so happy and a bit in awe of how everything went!! Watching David go out of his comfort zone to play mini sticks and interact with the Calgary Flames hockey players was just amazing!! The way the players and members of the Calgary Flames Foundation interacted with David was fantastic. They were so respectful, making sure David felt included and could participate in a way that he felt safe.
We are so incredibly excited for DWW Robson to join our family and just can’t believe this dream we had for David is finally coming true! The way such a big group of people came together to surprise us and make this a reality is just amazing and something we are so thankful for! DWW Robson is the greatest Christmas gift our family could ever receive!”
Join us and the @FlamesFdn in spreading kindness this holiday season! Share acts of kindness using the hashtag #BeTheReason and help inspire others to help out in their community!