2013 Walk-a-Thon dates have been set! The Carman event will take place on Saturday, June 8th & the Morden event will be on Sunday, June 9th! We hope to have the best turn out yet! Hope to see you there!
The Steps for Pets Walkathon is the main fundraising event of the Pembina Valley Humane Society. It was started in 2009 in Morden, and was a great success with over 50 participants in it’s first year!
In 2010, the walkathon was hosted again in Morden, but also, to promote “ownership” of the shelter as a regional facility within the Pembina Valley, it was held in the neighboring community of Carman. In it’s second year, thanks in part to a advertising grants from Goldenwest Radio Eagle 93.5 FM and PVOnline, the walkathon brought out even more walkers, making the it an ever bigger success. Pledges from “Team Scotia” were matched by a $5000 grant from thier employer Scotiabank! Thanks to Mo-Sound for keeping the energy high by providing music too!
The walk is 3km and ends with a free BBQ for all participants. CLICK HERE for the current year’s pledge form and event details.
With the walkathon situated as an annual event, occurring every year on the second Saturday of June, the Step for Pets organizers hope the number of walkers, both canine and human will continue to grow. You don’t need to have a dog to be a walker! Borrow a canine from the shelter, or just come on your own! It’s a lot of fun to see the numerous dogs, of all shapes, breeds and sizes!
VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT!
If you can’t do the 3km walk, but would still like to be involved, why not offer your help as a rest station volunteer? Along the route, 2 rest stations are set up, to hand out refreshments for dogs and walkers. This is a great way to say hello to everyone as they pass by! Or, if you prefer, work at the registration table to welcome everyone as they arrive. Contact email@example.com for more info!
BECOME A SPONSOR!
The PVHS is always seeking out corporate sponsors to help boost the revenue of this fun filled community event. If you are a business owner and would like your name affiliated with the Steps for Pets Walkathon, please contact us! We have designed our sponsorship program to include 4 levels:
Platinum = $5000 or greater
Gold = $3000
Silver = $1000
Bronze = $500
Contributor = Under $500
In exchange for your sponsorship, your company name and/or logo will be depicted on the Steps for Pets advertising material and will be seen by hundreds of walkers and pledgers. Show the community you are a good corporate citizen!