Pets ready to parade through Ocean Park

Animal lovers come together for community and farm sanctuary

Laura Thibeault and Deborah Cooper, realtors with HomeLife Benchmark Realty, welcome the community to the Ocean Park Pet Parade this Sunday.

Everyone loves a parade – even pets!

The Ocean Park Community Association invites you and your well-behaved furry or feathered friends to the first annual Ocean Park Pet Parade this Sunday afternoon, April 29.

“Ocean Park and neighbouring areas are filled with people who love their pets, particularly their dogs,” notes Laura Thibeault, a realtor with HomeLife Benchmark Realty and community association board member.

The regular use of area parks, beaches and trails by local residents with their pets is second to none, something organizers aim to celebrate. At the same time, they want to encourage the healthy and happy handling of local pets. “And this is what the community association is all about – community!” Thibeault says.

Fellow HomeLife realtor and co-organizer Deborah Cooper agrees.

“We want to show our friends and residents how welcoming Ocean Park is to all our neighbours – both two and four-legged.”

Raise funds for vital local sanctuary

Beyond raising awareness and community spirit, the Ocean Park Pet Parade will also raise funds for SALI Farm, where animal rescues-turned-therapists help local schoolchildren heal from trauma. The Semiahmoo Animal League Inc.’s unique farm animal sanctuary works with at-risk kids to teach empathy and teamwork by working one-on-one with them and rescued animals.

Parade with your pets

Bring your pets – all well-mannered furry friends are welcome, even stuffies! – and gather at the Ocean Park Hall at 1 p.m. to get ready for a 1:30 p.m. supervised stroll around the village, through Fun Fun Park and back to the hall. Pre-registration is a must.

Festivities continue to 3:30 p.m., including visits with animal mascots, selfie stations and photo ops with SALI Farm’s very own celebrity, Louise the Rooster, in his special wheelchair. Enjoy give-aways, prizes and raffle gift baskets chock-full of goodies from local businesses.

“Our Ocean Park businesses have really stepped up and we have three amazing gift baskets to win, which will be displayed for ticket pre-sales at Ocean Park Village Pub, TD Bank and our HomeLife office at #1, 1920 152 St.,” Thibeault says.

Residents are asked to pre-register their pets – and the first 100 participating registrants will receive a free gift on parade day!

Comments are closed

Just Posted

South Surrey students explore cultural history of Haida Gwaii

Earl Marriott Secondary students visited sacred sites, learned heritage of Haida people

Overdose crisis is ‘hitting good kids’

Organizers of White Rock event say conversation around substance use needs to change

Deltassist to host Delta’s first Take Back the Night march

The May 30 North Delta event hopes to increase awareness about sexual abuse and domestic violence

Surrey Board of Trade releases cannabis ‘support guide’ for businesses

The guide aims to ‘fill the gap’ on how to manage marijuana impairment in the workplace

UPDATE: Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Memorial Shelter to celebrate grand opening this Friday

After nearly a decade, the purpose-built shelter will officially open its doors

VIDEO: The inspiration behind a Surrey gang presentation in elementary schools

FIRST IN A SERIES: One Mountie’s tale of recognizing youth recruitment in gangs, and how Surrey RCMP are trying to stop it

Drivers could pay $8 per day to help cut gridlock under new plan

Mobility pricing report outlines two existing models to cut Metro Vancouver congestion by 20-25%

B.C. pipeline goes ahead despite scrapped Pacific Northwest LNG

NEB approves amendment for $1.4-billion natural gas North Montney Mainline Project

Update: Wildfire northwest of Kamloops jumps from 60 to 800 hectares

Ground crews and aircraft are responding to an estimated 50 hectare wildfire approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Kamloops, near the Deadman Vidette Road.

Feds limit chinook fishery to help killer whale recovery

Chinook is main food source for only 76 southern residents killer whales left

B.C. mom who died just before daughter’s wedding wanted family to be happy: twin

Ann Wittenberg was pulled into the ocean while on a surf board in Tofino last weekend

Courtenay-Alberni MP calls for lifeguards at popular surf spot near Tofino

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is defending its decision to cancel the surf guard program.

Harvey Weinstein to surrender in sex misconduct probe: officials

Would be first criminal charge against Weinstein since scores of women came forward

Fuel truck crash closes B.C. highway, sends two to hospital

The Trans-Canada Highway on Vancouver Island is expected to be closed until Thursday evening

Most Read

l -->