UVIC Events

UVIC students lineup by the hundreds to visit with our pets! Your pets are invited to..

Puppy Playtime in the UVIC Student Union Building on Friday, October 24th, 1:00-2:30pm (Dogs of ALL ages are invited!)


UVIC Law Health & Wellness Week in the Fraser Building on Tuesday, November 4th, 3:00-4:30pm. Check the Calendar for map and parking details.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on Sunday, October 19th. This will be an extremely important meeting as we will discuss the future direction of PATS. We hope you will be able to attend and give your input.

Social time from 12:30-1:15 with refreshments provided by Tru Value. The meeting will begin at 1:30 sharp and will be moderated by Martha Cherneske. 
Gary Walmsley will give a short presentation on the PATS Paws and Tales Literacy program.
The meeting is at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, 2400 Arbutus Road, Victoria View Larger Map.  Parking is down by the Garden Park. We will meet in the Activity Centre in the Garden Park (a little brown building down by the pond, to the right of the main buildings).

 Pets are welcome!

This terrific meeting place with is kindly rented to us free of charge by VIHA Queen Alexandra Centre. A big thank you to QA and VIHA!

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Blessing of the Animals

You are cordially invited to attend the 17th annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 5th  4 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church in Cadboro Bay. The church is located at 3909 St. George’s Lane, off Maynard St. The animals are blessed during the service, a time when we gather to acknowledge the love and service they give, and recognize the need for us to advocate for the well-being of all animals. There will be a collection taken during the service, and the proceeds will be shared among local animal advocacy organizations.   There will be refreshments for the humans, and pet treats for the animals. We hope to see you there!

Mount St. Mary Hospital Blessing of the Pets

Mount St Marys Blessing of the Pets Mount St. Mary Hospital (corner Fairfield and Quadra) welcomes you to a blessing of your pets on Saturday, October 4 from 10–12.  The Blessing is a fun social event, including an opportunity to interact with experts, a silent auction, raffle prizes, goodie bags and lots of warm fuzzies! If the weather is inclement, displays without live animals will be moved into the Village Square in the hospital and the Blessing will take place under tents.

Celebration of Life: Sandy Larocque

We are saddened with the passing of Sandy Larocque on June 4th. She was a PATS member for fifteen years and had well-behaved chocolate Labs. A potluck BBQ is organized by her family to celebrate her life on Wednesday, July 2nd at 6 pm (please note the new date) at Sandy’s home (near Panama flats).  Bring your own food items to bbq and any other food items to enjoy.  We hope To see you there.

**Members check Calendar for the address**

Canada Day Parade

group photoAll PATS volunteers and their pets are invited to participate in the Sidney Canada Day Parade on Tuesday, July 1st! This year the parade starts at a new time of 11:30 a.m. Please be 15 minutes early to gather with the group along Resthaven Drive (look for the PATS colors or ask an official).  Members can check the calendar for details. Click the link for more info about Sidney Days.

Brentwood Parade

This Saturday, June7th, at 10am is the Brentwood Parade. Please arrive at 9:45 or a bit earlier to help decorate the car.  Meet by Bayside School. It is a 1.5 km flat walk through Brentwood Bay and it looks like it will be a beautiful  sunny day for a parade. We hope to see you there!