Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wiggle Waggle Walkathon pre-registration begins Thursday

The Ottawa Humane Society's (OHS) 22nd annual IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon, hosted by Honorary Chair Chief Vern White of the Ottawa Police Service, takes place this Sunday, Sept. 12 at its new location on Riverside Drive, across from the RA Centre. Pre-registration and kit pick-up begins tomorrow at two convenient locations.

Save time and beat the crowds on walk day by pre-registering at one of the following sessions:

Thursday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
RA Centre, Grand Hall, 2451 Riverside Drive

Thursday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Running Room, 1581 Merivale Rd. (City View Plaza)
*please leave your animal friends at home for these pick up locations

Saturday, Sept. 11, noon – 4 p.m.
Walk site: Riverside Drive across from RA Centre

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 RA Centre.

Registration fees 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.

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