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.
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!
Sunday, August 10th, 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. You are invited to an outdoor service of music, prayer, readings from Scripture and each animal will receive a personal blessing and a Blessing Certificate.
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**
All 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.
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!
Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. All proceeds to PATS!
If you can help out with the PATS table contact Sadey.
Any donations please drop off at The Victorian, 1773 Feltham Rd. Contact person for setup of the yard sale is Victoria McBride 250-477-1912.
Mark your calendars, three popular events are coming up for PATS pets..
- UVIC De-stress Event, March 28
- Camosun College De-stress Event, April 2
– St. Michael’s University College ‘Brain Awareness Week’, April 7
These students would LOVE to visit with your pets!! Check the Member’s Calendar for dates, times and location.
and… *NEW* facilities have been added to the Volunteer page. Check it out!!
The Welsh Terrier Society has notified our group that there are 20 welsh terriers (in Saskatchewan) needing homes. If you or some one you know may be interested contact Lyn Hollis email@example.com
New year = New volunteer possibilities!!