What an amazing event!
Our 13th annual K9 Wine & Dine Fundraising Gala was a huge success. With over 200 guests and over 120 dogs attending, the event was a night to remember.
From the “champagne” carpet walk, to the amazing food, to the huge silent auction, and beyond, this year will be hard to top!
GRAND TOTAL RAISED: $20,514.14
Check out these event photos from the red carpet! Please feel free to download, and thank you so much to our amazing photographer:
ERIC POULIN: www.ericpoulinphoto.com
Photo Booth Photos from Coast Mountain Photography: CLICK HERE!
WAG wishes to recognize and express its gratitude to everyone who helped make our 13th annual K9 Wine and Dine fundraising gala a success. With over 220 human and 125 dog guests, the event was sold out! Our special thanks to:
Our partner, The Westin Resort and Spa, with a special thanks to Regine Brucks and Justine Nichol.
The See Ya Later Ranch and the Whistler Brewing Company for donating wine and beer with all proceeds going to WAG.
The sponsors who created a delicious meal for our special K9 guests, Milestones Grill and Bar, Whistler, with special thanks to Chef Bruce Worden, Riverside Café and Catering, Whistler, with special thanks to Chef Nikita Kornilov, and Sugar Momma Pastries, Whistler, with special thanks to Chef Sabrina Perfitt.
The dedicated volunteers who make the evening a possibility.
The all the generous donors who contributed to a successful silent auction.
The photographers who gave their time to create memories, Coast Mountain Photography, and Eric Poulin Photography, Whistler.
PSAV for donating their time and audiovisual equipment for the evening.
Scotiabank for their generous and continued support of WAG.
Dr. Melinda Lopez (DVM) for her dedication to the shelter.
Emily Zimmerman, pet portrait artist, for her time and fundraising initiative in support of WAG.
And thanks to all of YOU, our wonderful guests, who came out to support this incredible charitable organization.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
THANK YOU TO OUR AUCTION DONORS:
Alpine Lock & Safe
Ascent Wellness & Wear
Big Sky Golf & Country club
Bubbles Dog Spa
Canadian Wilderness Adventures
Chad Wood Construction
Coast Mountain Veterinary Services
Coastal Mountain Excavations
Danes and Divas pet apparel and accessories
Dave Petko, artist
Dr. Dobias Natural healing
Eagleview Veterinary Hospital
Emily Zimmerman, artist
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel
Fanaticko Skis and Bikes
Fathom Stone Art Gallery and Studio
First Mate Pet Foods
Food Well Said
Four seasons Resort, Whistler
Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
Jono Hair Artisits, Nancy Knapton
Kandice Keith, artist
Lodging Ovations – Evolution
The Meadows at Pemberton
Meadow Park sports Center
Milestones Grill and Bar
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont
Nesters Liquor Store
Nicklaus North Golf Course
Nita Lake, Aura Restaurant
Olives on Tap
One T Apparel
Pemberton Veterinary Hospital
RC Pet Products
Red Door Bistro
Rim Rock Cafe
Rocks and Gems
Rocky Mountain Chocloate
Ruby Tuesdays Accessories
Skiis and Biikes
Sportstop Source For Sports
Starbucks, Crystal Lodge
Tanya DeLeeuw, photographer
The Tigers Paw
The Whistler Grocery Store
Trek Dirt Series
Vanessa Stark, artist
Wall 2 Wall Carpet and Flooring
Whistler Eco Tours
Whistler Golf Club
Whistler Kitchen Works
WAG’s Charity Golf Fundraiser
WAG Celebrates Father’s Day with WAG’s first Charity Golf Fundraiser!
The weather behaved and stayed beautiful, ensuring a successful day on the green at our first Annual Charity Golf Fundraiser. Spirits were high as everyone enjoyed the challenges and rewards of the gorgeous Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf course. With two WAG puppies, Teagan and Lily, making a celebrity appearance, the day was complete with delicious food, amazing weather, and puppy cuddles to finish off the event!
After the success of our first annual Charity Golf Fundraiser, WAG would like to thank the following people and organizations that made it all possible:
Watermark Communications Inc.
The Co-operators Insurance,
Big Sky Golf,
Cutting Edge Signs,
Chad Wood Construction,
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club,
Whistler Brewing Company,
Thanks to our wonderful WAG volunteers:
and Nikki Barr.
With a special thank you to the amazing, friendly, and hard-working staff at the Fairmont Golf Club!
WAG could not exist without the support of our amazing community…
THANK YOU and see you next year!
Beaver is a very special girl, and well-loved by all who know her. A former sled-dog and 8 years old, she was very shy and nervous when she first came to the shelter. Everything was new to her, as she had never left the remote site of the sled dog company before. With love and patience, the staff helped her gradually make the adjustment to shelter life.
Before long, Beaver made another big transition. With the help of the ever-wonderful and loving volunteers/foster parents, Sheila and Michael, Beaver made the transition into a home.
With patience and endless love, they helped Beaver adjust to life in a home with a loving family. Over the past couple months, Beaver had taken huge strides in her social progression, from taking treats from strangers to learning how to play with the other dogs at the shelter. Last month, WAG received an application from a couple for Beavers adoption and met with the potential home. This wonderful couple assured us that they understood how special and unique Beaver was, and just wanted to do everything they could to make her happy, so with a little coaching, they were told to get ready to welcome Beaver into their home.
After over 300 days at the shelter, a bittersweet day arrived for all that knew her on the day she was to take the drive to her new home. With many tears, her loving foster-family escorted Beaver in to the final chapter of her life; a wonderful home and family that will love her FOREVER.
Though Beaver may never be what one would consider a “normal” dog, she is one of the deepest, most amazing and unforgettable souls to ever grace this good earth. We are forever grateful to all that helped her find her way in this world, with a special thank you to her incredibly loving foster-parents. We are all excited to watch Beaver enjoy this next chapter of her life.
You can read more on Beaver’s Story in the Pique here!
Dog Fest: A barking good time!
WAG’s Dog Fest 2013, held during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, was a huge success! We had many visitors, both human and k9 alike, come by our booth, and the dogs enjoyed some yummy food samples from our amazing sponsor, First Mate Pet Foods. Many pups also came by to model their new ski passes and new Volcom WAG hats, and it was great to see so many former WAG dogs out and about with their new families.
Lisa Sun and the performance by the K9 Incredibles was amazing! Bam Bam the Bullet, Ruby, Titan, Helios, Fonzie, and Biff, Brutus, and Nacho all wow’ed the crowd with their incredible agility and tricks. With so many amazing supporters to help us, WAG would like to thank the following organziations and volunteers who made this am azing festival possible!
Special Thanks to:
Lisa Sun and the K9 Incredibles
Watermark Communications Inc.
WAG’s Outstanding Volunteers:
Our wonderful Starbucks Volunteers organized by the amazing Simone Elwert:
Limited Edition WAG Volcom Hats – now available!
Check out these amazing, custom designed, limited edition Volcom hats! With a wide variety of stylish deisgns, these hats will keep you looking sharp, while supporting your favorite animal shelter; WAG! They are only $20 (minimum donation), and all proceeds go to helping the dogs and cats of WAG.
Get yours today, these will not last! They are available at the shelter at 8000 Nesters Road – open daily from 1pm to 4pm – or call us at 604-935-8364 to pre-pay by phone and order yours today!
NEW WAG Membership Packages!
Annual memberships are only $60 and include so much stuff!!
Keep warm and cozy on those cool nights in an authentic WAG hoodie, your choice of size and color, winter grey or crisp navy blue. Make every month a great month with a 2013 WAG Calendar, filled with gorgeous photos and happy tails from past WAG animals. A membership also includes a personalized membership card, 1 FREE D.I.Y dog bath at the shelter and access to our collection of shampoos and grooming tools, an ‘I <3 WAG’ magnet, exclusive invites to all WAG events, regular newsletters and e-blasts, WAG’s Year in Review Magazine, and annual recognition in Whistler’s local newpapers and WAG’s magazine.
Some amazing organizations have also teamed up with WAG to offer our members some amazing perks! Enjoy a FREE trail with PetSecure Pet Insurance (up to $500) and a coupon for First Mate Pet Foods, a locally made, grain-free pet food and the one we use at the shelter. For more inforation, or to purchase your membership package, call 604-935-8364 or visit the shelter! We are open daily from 1pm to 4pm.
Vote for WAG!
Petfinder and The Animal Rescue site have teamed up to offer Canadian Petfinder members (thats WAG!) the chance to WIN one of five $1000 Grants!! But WE NEED YOUR VOTES!! Click HERE to vote, and show your love for WAG today! Don’t forget to vote tomorrow too!!
Voting ends Sunday, April 28th, 2013.
WAG Magnets for sale
WAG now has MAGNETS available! Only $3 for the small and $5 for the large – get yours today! ALL proceeds go to our AMAZING animals!
Kuranda Bed Drive!
Give the GIFT OF COMFORT to a shelter pet: DONATE A KURANDA BED!
You can make a world of difference in a homeless pet’s life by donating a Kuranda bed to WAG!
These amazing beds keep pets comfortable and dry off the hard floor!
- Easy to keep clean and odor free.
- Last for years.
- Top choice of kennels and shelters worldwide.
- 1 YEAR WARRANTY
Special donation discount. Beds ship directly to the shelter.