Million Paws for a Great Cause!
Forty years ago the Rolling Stones extolled the virtues of "Walking the dog" in song. These days the health benefits doing just that are being promoted all over Australia.
Every year, rain or shine, thousands of animals head to parks all over Australia and participate in the RSPCA's annual Million Paws Walk. Apart from being a vital part of the charity's fundraising, the Million Paws Walk is a great way to get healthy and have a great time doing it. This year there are 28 venues throughout Queensland and every venue will have all sorts of activities, displays and competitions, as well as food and drink for the whole family, (including the family pooch!).
So what is the Million Paws Walk? In simple terms it's the RSPCA's biggest fundraising event of the year. Last year over 41,000 animals passed through RSPCA Queensland shelters and financially, without the Million Paws Walk, the charity simply couldn't have coped.
Schools and Businesses are also encouraged to enter teams and walkers can pick up sponsorship forms before the event. And remember, just sixty minutes of moderate activity every day, can dramatically help your general health. Want any more reasons to come along? Just ask the four legged member of the family! But don't forget, even if you don't have a pet, you can still come along for the walk... and the fun!
When: Sunday 17th of May
Registrations start from 8:30am -- walk commences at 9:30am
Where: Noosa Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
The walk is sponsored by Aussie Pooch Mobile.
Pamper your pooch with a relaxing hydrobath from Aussie Pooch Mobile (all proceeds kindly donated to RSPCA Qld), give the kids a giggle and get their faces painted, be entertained with a ring event demonstration, and snack on a well deserved snag at the end of the walk!
Contact the Noosaville walk coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (07) 5449 1371.
When: Sunday 17th of May
Registrations start from 8am -- walk commences at 9am
Where: Oval 2, Maroochy Showgrounds, Nambour Connection Road, Nambour
Pamper your pooch with a relaxing hydrobath, take advantage of discount micro-chipping vouchers, expand your animal knowledge visiting information and education displays, be entertained with the sprightly antics of an agility and training demonstration, and take part in a number of competitions and raffles to win great prizes!
Contact the Nambour walk coordinator at email@example.com or on (07) 5441 3333.
.... the walk takes place at Maleny Veterinary Services, 2 Beech St at 10.00 am with registration starting from 9 am. It's sure to be a fun packed morning with heaps of food and drink, competitions and prizes. There will be a blessing of the animals, flyball demonstrations , ute jumping (!), a jumping castle and face painting.
When: Registration starts from 9.00 am - Sunday 17th May 2009
Where: C Maleny Veterinary Services, 2 Beech St, Maleny.
Enquiries 5494 3622
Other State locations are Ayr, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Collinsville, Goondiwindi, Innisfail, Kingaroy, Maryborough, Mt Isa, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Toowoomba and Townsville.
For further information visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au or contact the walk coordinator above...
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