Annual Dane-a-Thon – Sunday May 6, 2018

We are again asking Dane-a-Thon participants to get sponsorship from friends and family or simply make a donation. Your generosity helps support the many Great Danes we rescue who are desperately in need of help and makes it possible to save those who would otherwise be euthanized because of prohibitive costs to get them well. Click Here to Pledge or Donate Time and Place Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018 – Rain or shine! Start Time: 11 a.m. Location: PARIS FAIRGROUNDS                    139 SILVER STREET, PARIS, ON There is a nominal Admission fee of $10 per person (8 y-o or older) for those who do NOT have Pledge sheets. No charge for Children under 8, and/or those with Pledge Sheets of $40 (or more). Print Directions : Print Insurance Waiver Venue Venue Layout   Pledges and Donations Collect Pledges for Danes in Distress View & print Pledge Sheet Or, make your pledge Online through a credit card by clicking the button below. When processed, you will receive a Charitable Donation Receipt. The event will include: A free serving of food & drink per participant. Sales Table, Bake Sale, 50-50 Draw, Nail Clipping booth and Silent Auction will all be available throughout the event. Awards for the 3 highest pledge amounts, furthest traveled participant, Youngest and Oldest Great Dane. A Veterinarian (Dr. Ken Burgess) and St. John Ambulance will be in attendance. Toilet facilities are available. Sequence of Activities 11:00             Event Start – Registration, All Booths open and 50-50 raffle tickets available. BRB K9 Team will be available throughout the events to monitor dog behaviour and provide training tips. They will stage a mini dog show, Agility training, one-on-one training and Great Dane races with lots of awesome prizes to be won.  Please continue to check what’s happening throughout the day! 12:00 Opening Remarks 12:15 Please arrive early to participate is all the dog activities, including a walk on the property after which the dogs can cool off in an onsite pond .  The perfect opportunity to enjoy the day visiting with old friends, meeting new ones and spending time with our wonderful strong, supportive DID Team. 1:45 Prize Awards for 3 Highest Pledge amounts; Oldest & Youngest Dane present; furthest traveled group/individual. 3:00 Silent Auction Bidding closes. 3:15 Distribution of Silent Auction Items to highest bidders. 3:45 Clean up, disassembly of equipment (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help), dispersal.   For Golf enthusiasts: We will be hosting our 4th Golf tournament in the Chatham area in mid summer. Watch for our posting about this event after the Dane-a-Thon!!   To behold a Dane is to perceive a Deity in disguise. In the company of a multitude, Heaven is readily apparent….....

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Golfing Bonanza – August 12th and 20th

Last chance to sign up for both events… DANES IN DISTRESS GOLF TOURNAMENT (Chatham area) THIS EVENT IS DESIGNED TO BE FUN FOR BOTH GOLFER’S AND NON-GOLFERS, EVERYONE WILL GO HOME WITH A PRIZE! SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 2017 (1PM SHOTGUN START) AT COUNTRYVIEW GOLF COURSE $85.00/PERSON INCLUDES • 18 HOLES OF GOLF WITH CART • PRIZES FOR: LONGEST DRIVE (MEN/WOMEN), CLOSEST TO THE PIN (MEN/WOMEN), LOWEST TEAM SCORE, MOST HONEST TEAM, INDIVIDUAL PRIZES FOR ALL GOLFERS • TWO MEAT SMORGASBOARD DINNER PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CASH/CHEQUE TO LIZ PERRY. ANYONE PAYING THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY IN CASH. Contact LIZ PERRY (519)359-7676 or lperry5@cogeco.ca to register or for more information. WE STILL NEED GOLFERS!!! 8th annual ‘pink’ Tournament – Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 Come join us for 9 holes and Lunch at Turtle Creek Golf (Milton) on Sunday Aug. 20 and help us raise money for ‘Danes in Distress’ (Charitable Reg. #871085502RR001). You will be helping our rescue save more lives and have fun at the same time. It will be a Shot Gun start at 11:00AM sharp. Please arrive by 10:30, best ball scramble. Cost is $65.00 per person. This will include 9 holes, power cart and lunch as well as prizes. The number of golfers is limited, so don’t delay, book your place today. Come one come all! Please call Roger or Monica at; 1-905-319-0797 1-305-896-8252         or Contact Roger Gray on...

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Golf Tournament 2017

DANES IN DISTRESS GOLF TOURNAMENT THIS EVENT IS DESIGNED TO BE FUN FOR BOTH GOLFER’S AND NON-GOLFERS, EVERYONE WILL GO HOME WITH A PRIZE! SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th, 2017 (1 PM SHOTGUN START) AT COUNTRYVIEW GOLF COURSE $85.00/PERSON INCLUDES 18 HOLES OF GOLF WITH CART PRIZES FOR: LONGEST DRIVE (MEN/WOMEN), CLOSEST TO THE PIN (MEN/WOMEN), LOWEST TEAM SCORE, MOST HONEST TEAM, INDIVIDUAL PRIZES FOR ALL GOLFERS TWO MEAT SMORGASBOARD DINNER PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CASH/CHEQUE TO LIZ PERRY. ANYONE PAYING THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY IN CASH. Contact LIZ PERRY (519)359-7676 or lperry5@cogeco.ca to register or for more...

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Dane-a-Thon May 7, 2017 ~ Follow up!

After a week of almost non-stop rain, we lucked out by getting a 10° sunny day for our 2017 Dane-a-Thon at our new venue – the Paris Fairgrounds. We’re planning to hold our 2018 event at the same location.  Feedback we’ve been getting tells us that all 304 participants (and 127 dogs) had a great time, enjoying the dog racing, agility, fun/games and the walk which ended up at the pond. A little cool for swimming but a few brave ones ventured into the water and had fun. We thank those who attended, took time to get pledges, donated their time by volunteering and the businesses that donated food and water for the BBQ booth. As always, a big ‘thumbs up’ to the volunteers who organized the event and made it happen. Sherri Davis’ team from BRB who ran the games/agility and donated the prizes for these activities did an outstanding job and we also extend a ‘Thank You’ to them for keeping the dogs (and people) entertained.  The web page for the Award Winners will be posted shortly, as will all 559 photos of the good times in our Dane-a-Thon 2017 Gallery.  The DiD Volunteer Team   View Awards View Complete...

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2017 Dane-a-Thon ~ 1 Sleep to go…

1 Sleep to go Status = GO 1 sleep to go until our Dane-a-Thon. SUNNY but cool forecast for Sunday!! Getting excited yet? We sure are!   Tomorrow will be fun-filled and provide a perfect opportunity to enjoy the day visiting with old friends, meeting new ones and spending time with our wonderful strong, supportive DID Team. Unfortunately, Dr. Greg Hutchison (dog massages) and our nail clipping team had to cancel so these activities will not be available. We’re looking forward to seeing all the familiar faces and new ones tomorrow. We depend on the proceeds from this, our biggest annual fund-raiser, to cover a large portion of our annual vet costs, so come in a spending mood...

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2017 Dane-a-Thon ~ 2 Sleeps to go…

2 Sleeps to go Status = GO 2 sleeps to go until our Dane-a-Thon. Regardless of weather, the event will take place as planned. We will be supplying wrist bands to all participants. Participants must wear these to be eligible for food servings at the BBQ booth where regular and veggie burgers, sausages and hot-dogs will be served from noon until we run out of food or 3 pm at the latest. Free water and pop will also be available at the BBQ booth. Coffee and hot chocolate – $1. Dress warmly, attend the event and help support our...

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