Calgarians who already own pets and those who are looking for a new furry friend will be able to participate in a number of events for National Pet Appreciation Week.
First, the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) is hosting an adoption event for residents looking to open their homes to pets that are in need.
The group says it’s seen a big jump in the number of animals coming into the shelter, so want to provide Calgarians who are able to adopt them a chance to do so.
“In 2021, AARCS began managing adoptions for The City of Calgary as a partnering agency. Together, we have helped hundreds of animals into new loving homes,” said Deanna Thomson, executive director for AARCS in a release.
At the event, which is taking place at the Skechers location in Sunridge Mall, the shelter will receive a $20,000 grant from BOBS from Skechers and Petco Love in honour of the organization’s pet-saving efforts.
In addition to the adoption event, the City of Calgary is offering microchipping for owners who bring their cats to be licenced with the city’s animal services.
Officials say the device contains all identification information about your pet and can help staff reunite animals with families if needed.
“A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is quickly and relatively painlessly implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades,” officials said in a release.
The event takes place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Animal Services Centre, located at 2201 Portland St. S.E.
Published June 10, 2022 at 1:37 pm
For parents looking for something fun to do with their children this month, a trip to Mississauga’s Dixie Outlet Mall may be in order.
The popular outlet mall is kicking off the summer with an exciting lineup of events every weekend in June. Between arts and crafts, workshops, and exercise activities, these events are perfect for the whole family and excellent for keeping the kids entertained.
Space is limited for each event, so be sure to register soon.
Here’s what’s happening and when:
Tie Dye | Saturday, June 11
Create a groovy one-of-a-kind sharpie tie dye pouch.
Birdhouse Painting | Sunday, June 12
Paint your own birdhouse and let your imagination run wild!
Science Experiment | Saturday, June 18
Bring out your inner scientist by creating a bouncy ball, tasting astronaut food, and making slime.
DIY Slime | Sunday, June 19
Mix up a batch of transparent slime and fluffy slime to play with.
Unicorn Party | Saturday, June 25
Channel your inner magic with crafts like unicorn tear perfume, unicorn poop, and unicorn sparkle tattoos.
Family Yoga | Sunday, June 26
Take a deep breath and relax with some easy yoga for all ages.
Each activity session is one hour (except Family Yoga which is 45 minutes) and will take place at the Plan Dixie Room beside Treasure Hunt near Entrance 9.
Residents interested in any of these events should be sure to register soon, as space is limited.
All proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel, a youth centre offering programs and mentorship for Brampton and Mississauga youth.
Conveniently located at the QEW and Dixie Road, Dixie Outlet Mall is one of Mississauga’s best shopping centres for great deals (called #DixieDeals) at a wide variety of stores, as well as being a regular host for exciting events all throughout the year. Everything is here, from food to fashion to fun.