Kilcona Park to host Dog Fest
On Sat., June 9, the Kilcona Park Dog Club is inviting dog lovers and their furry friends to the park for the Winnipeg Dog Fest.
The free event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., features workshops, entertainment, good eats, and a professional photographer.
Plessis Veterinary Hospital will be on hand, offering affordable heartworm testing and microchipping, Winnipeg Animal Services will be licensing dogs, and SMART Dogs professional animal behaviourist Sammy Mar will be providing free consultations and putting on a demonstration.
The Gr-r-rill Pit will be providing a barbecue including JD Hoggs’ custom-smoked gluten and lactose-free sausages, Springfield Meats’ char-grilled burgers, and veggie burgers, while Happy Dog’s Bone Apetit Bistro, Winnipeg’s only "paw-pup" restaurant for dogs, will feature the same high-quality meats for four-legged creatures to enjoy.
Animal action photographer Candice Daum will be on-site doing photo shoots. Cost is $25 for a photo shoot with your dog, $15 for additional dogs. Organizers note that last year, the photo shoot was so popular that folks were turned away. To secure a spot, visitors are encouraged to stop by the studio upon arriving at Dog Fest and book an appointment time with the studio manager.
KPDC corporate sponsors JnJ Crafts and Blankets, Sprockett’s Doggy Day Camp and Walden Way Canine and Kitty Camp return this year, while the Dog Fest welcomes event sponsors Pet Valu - Kildonan Green, Baubles and Bling by Chantal, Blondie’s Car and Dog Wash and KISS 102.3 FM, who will live broadcast from the dog park.