Woofstock – A Festival for Dogs

June 13 & 14, 2009

Woofstock® kicks off summer fun with the biggest and most spectacular canine block party in North America! The historic  St. Lawrence Market Market Neighborhood June 13 & 14.  Each June, this city’s St.Lawrence district closes its streets to traffic, European boulevardier-style, east from Yonge Street to Jarvis – and 140,000 plus dogs and their owners hit the streets – for a weekend of doggie food, fashion, contests and fun.

New at Woofstock®: Yappy Hour!  with “wooftini ” evening  cocktails.  A deejay will spin tunes from 6pm – 9pm  on Saturday, June 13 in Market Lane Park .  And, for the very first time Woofstock will hold an Ugliest Dog Contest at 7:00pm.

Shopping, Contests and Pageants

More than 200 companies will be offering the latest in every conceivable doggy indulgence – pooch paraphernalia from food to toys, gadgets to unique services, turning the closed streets  into the ultimate canine shopping experience.

And a coterie of top comics, including Mark Breslin (host), Colin Mochrie, Judy Croon and Geri Hall will be judging  for Saturday’s contests line-up.  Nikki Payne (host),  Simon Fraser, Shannon Laverty and Ted Morris will be judging for Sunday’s contests line-up.

  • 12:05pm Woofstock fashion show
  • 12:30pm Dyson Next Top Animal Dog Trick Contest
  • 1:00pm  Ms & Mr. Canine Canada Pageant
  • 2:00pm Best Costume Contest
  • Woofstock® –  Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14
  • 10 am to 6pm throughout The Historic St.Lawrence Market Neighborhood. Admission is free.

For a full schedule of all events, visit www.woofstock.ca Woofstock Info line: 416.234.woof (416.234.9663)

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