Shaw Charity Classic – Kids Zone

 

 

Be sure to check out the HGS KidZone located in the HSBC Fan Experiences Area and enjoy free activities and treats for kids and families from 9 AM – 4 PM, Friday through Sunday of the tournament!

  • Go for a jump in the Shaw Bouncy Pipe

  • Swing like the pros at the snag golf station brought to you by Alberta Golf

  • Build an empire in the Habitat for Humanity BuildZone

  • Enjoy a sweet treat of cotton candy or a cold snow cone

  • Create your own Shaw Charity Classic keepsake at the arts & crafts station

  • And much more!

The HGS KidZone is Open Aug. 31 – Sept. 2!

 

 

 

 

Dog Daze of Summer Event at the Citadel Theatre

 

We’re so excited for the Dog Daze of Summer event at Citadel Theatre Wednesday, August 15th! Come join us – we’ll be there doing a doggie demo at 5 p.m. There’s going to be “Yappy” Hour drinks (cash bar), free hot dogs from Sonic 102.9’s Weenie Wagon, puppy improve with Rapid Fire Theatre (5:30 p.m.), a silent auction, and more! Half the funds raised from this event goes towards helping us do what we do!

Wednesday, August 15th

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Citadel Theatre: 9828 – 101 A Avenue, Edmonton, AB

 

 

Oxford Child Development Center Car Wash Fundraiser for DWW

Oxford Child Development Center 

Friday, July 27th 2018

Lynnwood OSC 

15451 – 84 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB 

1pm to 3pm 

All proceeds are going to Dogs with Wings!

Stop by and support DWW by “GROOMING” your car!

 

 

Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Tetra Tech Make Donation!

(Left to Right) Jasmine Williamson-Hall (Enterprise), DWW London with Kim Zahara (Dogs with Wings),
Marla Mooney and Amber Audette (Tetra Tech)

We’d like to thank our friends at Enterprise Rent-a-Car for their generous donation of $1,500 on behalf of their client, Tetra Tech.

Did you know that Tetra Tech also sponsored our Facility Dog, DWW Ringo (Ringo VSU) when he was in his training program?  Our friends at Tetra Tech, named Dogs with Wings as their charity of choice, recommending Enterprise Rent-a-Car utilize funds from their foundation to donate to Dogs with Wings! 

As a registered non-profit organization, we do not receive any sustainable government funding, and rely solely on donations and sponsorships within our community.  Our Ditch-the-List Campaign began in June of 2017; an effort to raise $1.5 million to reduce the numbers of Albertans on our waiting list for assistance dogs.

This generous donation has been directly applied to our Ditch-the-List Campaign, where our team has been working very hard to achieve our goals of matching finished dogs with clients in need.  To date, we have raised over $700,000, taking us over the half-way point of our Campaign!  We’re excited to share that as of November 1st, we have been able to re-open our waiting list to those who are in need of a Guide dog, Facility dog or a Companion dog!

Once again, thank you to Tetra Tech, for your continued support, and to Enterprise Car Rentals, for your philanthropic efforts!  Your donation will go a long way in helping us to “Ditch-our-List”!

Kids of Alberta Social Media Campaign

 

Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) is looking for Dogs with Wings Kids of Alberta who would like to share their story for their “Kids of Alberta” Social Media Campaign on how a DWW Assistance Dog has impacted their life, and their family’s lives.

 

‘Kids of Alberta’ Social Media Campaign – Accepting JULY Submissions!

As you may have seen on the @ShawClassic social media accounts over the past few weeks, several Birdies for Kids charities have been featured with their Kids of Alberta impact stories.

 

What BFK is looking for:

  • A photo of a youth, or a drawing they have done that can be shared on Facebook and Instagram. Please send high quality photos. If you wish to be anonymous, your face does not need to be in the photo. For example, one of the charities sent in a drawing that one of their youth did representing how they felt.
  • A very short story or quote (MAX 150 WORDS) written from the perspective of the child about one of the following (BFK is open to all creative suggestions!): their story or the struggles they are facing, how Dogs with Wings has helped them, why or how they got involved with DWW, a dream they may have, or a quote from them, etc.

BFK is hoping to share all submissions, but depending on the amount they receive, they may not be able to share all stories. Please do not send submissions longer than 150 words, as we do not have the capacity to edit all of the stories down to the 150 word maximum. Checkout BFK’s social media pages @ShawClassic, if you are looking for some inspiration!

 

Questions? Send an email to Kim Zahara at:  kim.fundraising@dogswithwings.ca

 

                

 

Dogs with Wings Fundraising Casino 2018

 It’s CASINO TIME for DWW!

 

Join us for our Casino dates on Sunday, July 22nd and Monday, July 23rd

One of our biggest fundraising drives for Dogs with Wings is operating a CASINO, where qualifying charities are approved to operate every 18 months.   This fundraiser typically nets DWW between $70,000 and $80,000!!!  This year, we will be running the:

Grand Villa Casino Edmonton

10204 – 104 Avenue NW

Edmonton, AB

Come on out to support Dogs with Wings and try your luck!

 

Interested in volunteering to work the Casino on behalf of DWW??

Positions are still available.

For information please contact Kim Zahara, Fund Development Coordinator at 780-944-8011.

 

DWW Tap Dogs at Sevenfest Saturday, July 7, 2018

 

Always wanted to pet a Service dog?? Our DWW Tap Dog Program makes that possible!

The DWW Tap Dogs will be at Sevenfest this year to collect donations!

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

 (Dogs at the event from 4 pm – 7pm)

Located in the heart of St. Albert at 13 Mission Park or better known locally as Seven Hills.

For further information on the event or to purchase tickets please click here.

 

SAIT Students Create a Working Dog Documentary

It was late December 2017, when Dogs with Wings was contacted by two eager SAIT students of the Radio, Television and Broadcast News (RTBN) Program, Heather Comeault and Skylar Kokol.  They explained they were working together on a project to create a documentary about working dogs and invited DWW to be a part of the documentary.  We were thrilled at this opportunity to work with Heather and Skylar, and agreed to participate.

The purpose of the documentary is to bring awareness to various types of working dogs such as service dogs and search and rescue dogs.  Heather and Skylar wanted to educate their audience on how these dogs help citizens in our communities and why they do what they do.

After months of preparations, interviews, editing and hard work, these students have completed their documentary entitled, “Dogs on Duty”.  Please view below:

DWW Bottle Drive

It’s Bottle Drive Time! Drop off your bottles (or cash donations) this week and support Dogs with Wings!  Plans can also be made for pick-up of bottles or extended drop off times.  Just give our office a call at 780-944-8011 to make arrangements.

The money raised from our bottle drive will run through the Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) Program, extending your donation dollars even further!  Your donation will help to put Assistance Dogs, like DWW Rugby, through their training!

Drop Off Times:         April 23rd to April 27th:    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

April 29th:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Drop Off Location:    Dogs with Wings Training Centre

11343 – 174 Street NW, Edmonton

For more information on the BFK Program, click the link below:

http://www.shawcharityclassic.com

Birdies for Kids

Thank you for supporting Dogs with Wings!

 

Alberta’s Promise Collaborates on News Article with Dogs with Wings

Alberta’s Promise helps businesses and non-profits in Alberta direct financial gifts, volunteers hours, and gifts in kind to charities that support the well being of children and families.  Dogs with Wings is a proud partner of Alberta’s Promise, who recently collaborated on a special article highlighting the Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) 2018 Program.

To view the article, click on the link below:

https://www.albertaspromise.org/theme/common/news_launch.cfm?ItemId=3221  

“While the perks of the program are undeniable, it can be difficult for newcomers to the program to grasp how to make the most of the opportunity.”

” . . . hear how the organization navigated their first year with Birdies for Kids, and what advice they would give to first-timers.”