North America’s most unique dog-centric festival – WOOFSTOCK – invites both ends of the leash to play, participate, learn, shop and sniff. WOOFSTOCK CEOs Teanna Lindsay and Michael DiSchiavo are proud to present this year’s programs – including sporting and education activities that are inclusive to all dogs and their families.
“It’s an opportunity for people and their dogs to join together and celebrate. There are human-only events everywhere you turn. We’re proud to say we’ve gone to the dogs,” says Michael.
“Thirteen years strong, and we’re the leader of the pack,” says Teanna. “We’re recognized in Canada and abroad. USA Today put WOOFSTOCK on their top-10 places to go with your dog. We’re welcoming high-profile celebrity dogs. And one of them – Doug The Pug – is coming to Canada for the first time. The word is out that this is the place for ‘all things canine!’”
WOOFSTOCK EVENT GUIDE
All For a Good Cause:
PC Six-legged Race (Saturday only)
K9 Rescue Me Scavenger Hunt
Meet the famous furry faces: Doug the Pug, Crusoe the dachshund, Smiley, and Iggy Joey, Pom Pom Chewy, Beanie the basset hound for photo-opportunities.
Fashion Show – See cute model canines strut their stuff in the latests fashions.
President Choice Superdogs – watch these all-stars perform all sorts of tricks.
Disc Dogs – A Frisbee sporting activity where Professionals on-hand will teach the public how to partake in the many styles of disc throwing for dogs.
Weiner Dog Races & Running of the Pugs
Dock Dogs – A must-see where dogs jump, leap and soar into a 28,000-gallon pool.
Lure Course – featuring two courses: agility where dogs jump through hoops and over obstacles and a speed track for dogs who love to run.
Scenting – Who’s a master of smell? Dogs are… in this new fun activity where your dog can participate by sniffing out hidden scents. Learn from the experts in this interactive seminar…Sniff you later.
Contests: Winners will walk away with grand prizes worth approx. $1,500 in Canines Got Talent , Mr. & Ms Canine Canada Pageant (Sunday only) and Best Costume. On Saturday, CP24 Co-Host Steve Anthony hosts the Canines Got Talent competition; Richard Ryder hosts the Mr. & Ms Canine Canada Pageant and Best Costume.
Meet Saturday’s Judges: Ben Miner, Amy Tokic and Maie Pauts
On Sunday, Richard Ryder hosts Canines Got Talent, Mr.& Ms Canine Canada Pageant (Saturday’s winners of the Mr. & Ms Canine Canada Pageant will compete with Sunday’s finalists for the grand prizes). Best Costume.
Meet Sunday’s Judges: Chris Quigley, Kate Drummond and Paul Chato
Children’s Activity Village
Children of all ages are welcomed at Children’s Activity Village for fun activities. There will be seminars on how to approach a dog you don’t know, and how to be a responsible pet caretaker.
There will be a Casting call by Talent Hounds (talenthounds.ca) for children between the ages of six and twelve and love dogs.
No Bite is Right: Dr. Clayton Green with Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund on-hand to talk about tick prevention, and a new way to keep your furry friend safe this season.
Dogs With Jobs: This seminar series will show firsthand how talented and helpful canines really are. Meet Police Dogs in training, demonstrating their discipline and skills – plus dogs that help people with disabilities.
PEDIGREE DENTASTIX Health & Wellness Area
Learn the importance of oral hygiene for your pooch or enjoy a canine massage or pick up some natural remedies from the herbalist, this area is all about a healthy lifestyle for your dog!
DINING AT WOOFSTOCK
Woofstock Licensed Lounge
Enjoy one of the many food trucks at this mini food truck festival you can enjoy with your dog!
For more event information visit: www.woofstock.ca
( Disclosure: I am the Entertainment Producer for the contest segments )