Animal Events, Craft Fairs and Local Events We Support

Local Events in the Victoria / Vancouver Island / BC Area

“Cowichan Cares”- Animal Abuse Awareness Event

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

United For A Paws Presents – “Cowichan Cares” United For A Paws is inviting concerned citizens to participate in the March 25th “Cowichan Cares” event. This advocacy event will bring awareness to the cause of animal welfare, rallying supporters behind the most effective approach to make changes so desperately needed.

Our goal is to bring people together as a united front and ask our Government to be partners with us to address these issues. We have decided that the best way to focus our energy and momentum is by not participating in the peaceful protest at the courthouse on April 3rd. Instead, in its place we are going to hold a community event that will be a great opportunity to join residents and leaders in our community with Municipal, First Nations and other organizations that champion these issues.

Cops for Cancer

– This event is the Canadian Cancer Society’s second-highest revenue-generating fundraising initiative in Canada, and for good reason. The funds raised are used on Vancouver Island to help children with cancer. On the Island we have a yearly bike event called the Tour de Rock and during the event there is a head shaving campaign that is enthusiastically promoted through out the region. Check out my brave wife and her sister Linda as they offer up their beautiful hair for the cause. The hair from this event is turned into wigs for cancer patients, so nothing goes to waste.

In the past we joined the local craft fairs (usually the school hosted ones) and raised what support we could to help the local SPCA and related organizations. The women of the family did a fantastic job, raising awareness and helping to fund operations for very sick dogs. They even has a news crew interview Carleigh about her goals and desire to help animals in need. Here is the information for some of the events we participated in:

Oaklands Elementary School Craft Fair
Location: 2827 Belmont Avenue, Victoria, BC
Contact: (250) 595-2444

Pearkes Arena Rec Center Craft Fair
Location: 3100 Tillicum Rd, Victoria
Contact: (250) 475-5400

Lansdowne Middle School Craft Fair
Location: 1765 Lansdowne Road, Victoria, BC
Contact: (250) 598-3336

We participated in these craft fairs over a number of years, I would like to thank everyone for their generous support and to recommend visiting these fairs when they are running, not only do you have a lot of fun and get to meet some great people, but you never know what treasures you may find. If you are lucky you might even get interviewed like we did. Thanks again to the people that came out to see us, we loved talking with you 🙂

If you know of an event on Vancouver Island that people should know about, contact me, and I’ll be happy to help get the word out.