Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Things to do coming up

So there's a bunch of stuff coming up that's fun to do, so I'm doing one of my posts putting some of it out there if you're interested in any of it.

A new blog has been started by an old friend of mine named Sandra - her pug Chandler is one of the oldest and biggest stars of Seaview Park in the northend of Halifax - one of the original 2 offleash parks - it appears as if it is in danger of being closed, and the regulars of Seaview have arranged a meeting with Jerry Blumenthal - to talk about the future of the park.

The meeting is going to be:

Date: Monday April 12, 2010
Time: 7 pm
Place: St Margaret Of Scotland Church Hall 3761 Robie Street, Halifax, NS, B3K4T3

If you care about off leash exercise - you should go to this meeting - there is strength in numbers - and the regulars of Seaview park need us there. I know I'll be there. Jerry Blumenthal needs to here from responsible dog owners. I know I'd like to have a few words with him, anyway!

I have such a regard for Mr. Blumenthal that he even has his own category on this blog - he has said things in the past that have made me notice that a) he doesn't like pit bull type dogs, and b) he is in favour of passing breed specific legislation - which are both things that make me pay attention to politicians if you know what I mean!

Coming up this weekend is the SPCA's Alley Cat Bowl - this is the 2nd annual bowling tournament - I went to last year's bowling tournament and it was a ton of fun.

This is the trophy that someone made for the highest earning fundraiser - isn't it cute? Last year raised $3,400 - and there were even dogs at the event - so I'm sure this year will be way more fun and do way better - if you like to bowl - you should go!

Speaking about the SPCA - their Annual General Meeting is coming up April 17th - at the Future Inns out in Bayer's Lake, from 9am to 12pm. Anyone can go - they've changed the rules in the last couple of years so that now you don't have to be a member of the Society in order to attend, so even members of the public can attend - so if you'd like to hear what the SPCA has been up to in the last year - you should go!

Sunday April 25th is the next scheduled "Boston Meet" at Shubie Park from 1pm to 2pm at the Shubie ball field. You don't actually have to be a boston terrier to join in - but you do have to be a small dog to live their kind of love. You can find out more details on their facebook group.

Here's something that I can eat to -

Every Wednesday Night Pogue Fado's Going To the Dogs (they love cats, too)

"Grab a friend and drop by the Pogue for Wet Nose Wednesday Night -- Soul Kitchen rocks the stage and all Molson products are just $2.50. The cover you pay on Wednesday goes directly to the SPCA. You'll have an awesome time! Everyone wins!

Wet Nose Wednesday's at Pogue Fado, 1581 Barrington Street, Halifax. Proof that every dog has its day."

As well - starting April 26th there is a monthly fundraiser (last Monday of each month) put on by East Coast Fundraising that raises money for SPCA at the Pogue Fado. It's $10 all you can eat wings (with a beverage purchase). This event also has its own facebook group if you want more information

This sounds interesting for those who find this kind of stuff fun -

Please join us for a special night of MasQ
* in support of *
Ssafe Haven Society for Reptiles and Amphibians

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 16, 2010 9:00pm - 2:00am
LOCATION: Club 1668, located at 1668 Lower
Water Street, Halifax, NS

On behalf of the Ssafe Haven Society for Reptiles and Amphibians, we cordially invite you to join us for an Un-Birthday Party, a special Gala evening hosted by MasQ.
Please help us celebrate with a SILENT AUCTION, a 50/50 DRAW, DRINK SPECIALS, a DJ and DANCING, an INFORMATION BOOTH, PICTURES of the wonderful PETS up FOR

There is a SUGGESTED $5.00 donation at the door. We will also be accepting donations of REPTILE SUPPLIES and FOOD. Your help and support is greatly appreciated!

Dress code is OPTIONAL for this special evening of masquerade. We encourage you to come as your favorite Alice in Wonderland character or perhaps don your loveliest faux snakeskin clothing. You are guaranteed to have an incredibly fun time or...OFF WITH YOUR HEADS!


  1. There's also a cat show at the Dartmouth Sportsplex this Saturday. Doors open to the public at 9am and it goes until about 5ish. Admission for adults is somewhere in the five dollar range.

  2. Joan;
    thanks so much for the mention! yes we need as many interested dog owners as possible at this meeting. Chandler is much too old to even consider going to another park !