Puppy Cake Smash

This year has remained to be unpredictable through the pandemic with Covid-19 affecting us all. Our Team has pivoted yet again, to host our Puppy Cake Smash event virtually, ensuring DWW's strong commitment to maintaining our social responsibility for the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff.

We hope you enjoy this video of how the puppies celebrated!  As we continue to look for ways to have all of us celebrate this incredible milestone together, please know your commitment and dedication to Dogs with Wings allows us to continue fulfilling our mission and transform lives!

Shaw Birdies for Kids 2021

Did you know that all donations made through Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink will be matched up to 50% making your donation go even further?

Dogs with Wings is one of the more than 200 charity partners for the Shaw Charity Classic Birdies for Kids initiative presented by AltaLink. This program is designed to help raise new funds for local charities, engage the community in the tournament, and provide matching funds for each charity involved. Donations are matched up to 50% and all administrative costs are covered by the tournament, meaning DWW receives 100% of all donations donated through the program. 

On top of the donation matching program, Shaw and their partners have also introduced #ChipinforKids, a text to donate initiative.  

Dogs with Wings and Shaw invite you to Chip in for Kids by texting KIDS091 to 30333 to donate $10! To make your generous contribution go further, Shaw will match your donation and the matched donation amount will then be matched again by the Shaw Charity Classic, up to an additional 50. Your $10 donation can grow into a donation of $30 to Dogs with Wings! You can text up to 10 times per billing cycle for your cell phone, and your donation will be added to your mobile phone bill. Please note tax receipts will be issued by Mobile Giving Foundation Canada, rather than Dogs with Wings. This initiative runs until August 15th.  

If you have any questions or require further information, please phone us at (780) 944-8011, or email us at info@dogswithwings.ca 

Thank you for your generous support of Dogs with Wings as we continue to enact our mission to foster integration and independence for individuals with disabilities by providing them with highly trained Assistance Dogs and aftercare.  

Welcome to DWW’s new CEO, Miranda!

Dogs with Wings is delighted to announce that Miranda Jordan-Smith will be joining our team as Chief Executive Officer.

Building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and creating a culture of compassion and philanthropy in the community is Miranda’s passion. This philosophy was exemplified in her previous roles as CEO of the Edmonton Humane Society and President & CEO of the Glenrose Foundation. Miranda has an extensive background in communications and business operations management that spans two decades. Her credentials include a public relations diploma from MacEwan University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of Liverpool. She also holds a post-graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard University, and post-graduate certificates in Strategy and Finance from Queen’s University. Transforming the social sector and enhancing the lives of vulnerable populations is at the core of Miranda’s vision. She has a proven track record of driving results in both private and public sectors. Her ability to transform organizations and advance social causes led to her being named Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 (class of 2015) and led to two honourable mentions in Distinctive Women magazine for Women for Humane Canada, the national leadership philanthropy group Miranda co-founded in 2016. Last year, Miranda also received a national animal welfare Leadership and Innovation award for the establishment of the same.

Join us in welcoming Miranda to the Dogs with Wings team!

Bridge Light Up Contest Winners

Thank you for joining us yesterday to celebrate Knut’s Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure and our Bridge Light up Contest. Our volunteers, sponsors, donors, Board of Directors, staff, clients, and supporters walked or drove across the High-Level Bridge and snapped photos of their experience.

The winners of last night’s contest are DWW Chico (Tai & Chris) and DWW Woody (Kelsey & Sam), check out their photo below! #DWW25 

Stay tuned for another fun contest DWW Knut will share with you next week!

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DWW Knut’s Anniversary Day Adventure – Sunset

This wraps up DWW Knut’s Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure. Thank you for being a part of DWW Knut’s Adventure and for your support along the way. Dogs with Wings is grateful to all the volunteers, sponsors, donorsBoard of Directorsstaff, clients, and supporters, both past and present. Together we are changing lives by placing Assistance Dogs to foster integration and independence for individuals living with disabilities... one dog at a time. 

Stay tuned to Dogs with Wings’ website and social media channels throughout the year for more adventures with DWW Knut as we continue celebrating our 25th Anniversary. 

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DWW Knut’s Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure – Venues

DWW Knut is reminiscing about our two signature event locations. First up is our Annual Graduation Ceremonies, at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre, where we have hosted five graduation ceremonies. Next up is Knut at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, where we hosted our most successful Annual Gala to date. The Raise our Wings Gala in 2019 raised $225,000 for DWW. We look forward to returning to in-person events in the future to continue our mission of fostering independence and integration for individuals living with disabilities.  

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DWW Knut’s Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure – Rogers Place

As DWW Knut continues his adventures to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, he made a special stop at Rogers Place. Knut and his friend DWW Booster are sending special CONGRATULATIONS to our friends the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. Way to go, Connor McDavid on his impressive record of 100 goals in 53 games this weekend!

Continue to follow DWW Knut as he continues on his Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure for our DWW 25th Anniversary today! #DWW25

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