Friday, September 11, 2009

Chief Vern White to cut ribbon at Wiggle Waggle Walkathon on Sunday

IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon logo


OTTAWA, September 11, 2009 – Ottawa Police Chief Vern White will join hundreds of other animal lovers as he cuts the ribbon at the 21th annual IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon on Sept. 13 to raise money for the animals at the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS).

The Walkathon, the largest event of its kind in Eastern Ontario and the leading fundraiser for the OHS, is a fun-filled day featuring 2 km and 5 km walks and many displays, family activities, prizes and contests. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event and the goal is to raise $165,000 for the animals. All funds raised will support essential OHS programs and services, including the EAPS team, which rescues animals in distress, investigates cases of abuse and neglect, and provides emergency ambulance transportation for injured and sick stray animals in Ottawa.

The Wiggle Waggle Walkathon begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Central Experimental Farm of the Arboretum. Free parking is available on event day at the Sir John Carling Building via Prince of Wales Drive.

It’s still not too late to register! You can sign up and collect pledges online at www.ottawahumane.ca/walkathon. Pre-registration takes place at the Arboretum on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Registration fees and generous support from our sponsors mean all pledges for the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon go to fund the care and shelter of 11,000 animals that come to the OHS each year.

For more information:
Tara Jackson, Communications Manager
Ottawa Humane Society
613- 725-3166 ext. 261

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