Dogs, a BBQ, and a pet-friendly beer garden at BC SPCA's Paws for a Cause

Aug 10 2018, 9:50 pm

Paws for a Cause, the BC SPCA’s signature fundraising event, is returning to downtown Vancouver this September.

Taking place at David Lam Park, the fundraising walk-turned-celebration benefits local animals in the care of the BC SPCA at the Vancouver, Burnaby, West Vancouver, and Richmond Branches.

A one-kilometre walk is open to participants (both human and canine) of all ages and fills the False Creek Seawall with animal lovers alike.

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In addition to the walk, the event will feature an afternoon filled with activities for both pets and owners.

The festival site will feature vendors, activities, BC SPCA booths, and interactive games for fun-loving canines.

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A BBQ with SPCA-certified smokies will also take place, with options for vegan and vegetarian diets.

Guests will also be invited to a dog-friendly beer garden taken part from 12 to 3 pm, featuring craft beer from Yellow Dog Brewery.

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The full festival runs from 10 am to 3 pm. The one-kilometre walk begins at 11:30 am; BBQ runs from 11 am to 2 pm.

Anyone interested can sign up individually or with a group on the BC SPCA website. For those who don’t live in the Metro Vancouver area, walks are also held in the Fraser Valley, Surrey, the Tri-city area, Victoria and the Okanagan.

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The BC SPCA’s Paws for a Cause

Where: David Lam Park – 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver

When: Sunday, September 9, 2018

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Cost: $20 registration fee for adults

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