Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wiggle Waggle Walkathon pre-registration begins Thursday

IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon logo

The Ottawa Humane Society’s (OHS) 21st annual IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon, hosted by Honorary Chair Chief Vern White of the Ottawa Police Service, takes place this Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum. Pre-registration and kit pick-up begins tomorrow in the east at St. Laurent mall and in the west at PetSmart on Merivale Road.Save time and beat the crowds on walk day by pre-registering at one of the following sessions:

  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
         St. Laurent Centre, Spotlight Lounge
         *please leave your animal friends at home for this pick up location

  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
         PetSmart, 1851 Merivale Rd.

  • Saturday, Sept. 12, noon – 4 p.m.
         Central Experimental Farm Arboretum

Remember to bring your completed sponsor forms and pledges when you register. The registration fee is $25 per participant or $20 for those who have adopted a companion animal from the OHS.

If you haven’t already registered, it’s not too late! You can sign up and collect pledges online at You can also download forms from the website, or pick up a registration form at the OHS or at area pet stores and veterinary clinics.

The Walkathon begins at 10 a.m. Participants can choose between 2 km and 5 km routes. Before the walk, enjoy refreshments and demonstrations, or visit the Pet Pavilion — featuring the latest in pet products and activities galore for kids in the Family Fun Zone. The day finishes off with contests and a fantastic array of prizes.

Free parking is available on event day at the Sir John Carling Building via Prince of Wales Drive.

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

For media enquiries, contact:
Tara Jackson, Communications Manager
613-725-3166 ext. 261; cell 613-277-3125

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